Multiple Base Stations Patents (Class 455/524)
  • Patent number: 10779247
    Abstract: There are provided a base station, a terminal, and a communication system in a wireless communication system in which a base station and a terminal communicate with each other, in which the base station and the terminal can efficiently perform communication. The communication system includes a higher layer processing unit 605 configured to configure, at the base station, for each terminal, a first reference signal configuration for configuring a measurement target for channel state reporting, configured to configure, at the base station, for each terminal, a second reference signal configuration specifying a resource element to be excluded from the target of data demodulation in a case where the terminal demodulates data, and configured to configure, at the base station, for each terminal, a third reference signal configuration for configuring a measurement target for which a reference signal received power is to be measured by the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kimihiko Imamura, Wataru Ouchi, Yosuke Akimoto, Toshizo Nogami, Daiichiro Nakashima, Kazuyuki Shimezawa, Shoichi Suzuki, Yasuyuki Kato, Katsunari Uemura
  • Patent number: 10735942
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for performing a terminal trace in a wireless communication system is disclosed. A control method for a femto base station according to an embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: after a terminal is handed over to the femto base station, receiving terminal trace activation information from a serving base station; and transmitting a message including the received terminal trace activation information to a femto gateway (HeNB gateway) so as to allow the femto gateway to trace the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Chungkeun Lee, Hwajin Cha
  • Patent number: 10680682
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may determine, based at least in part on a set of channel state information reference signals (CSI-RSs), a plurality of hypotheses associated with a plurality of transmission/reception points (TRPs), wherein the UE is configured to receive non-coherent transmissions across the plurality of TRPs according to at least one of a transparent transmit diversity scheme, a non-transparent transmit diversity scheme, or a closed-loop block diagonal precoder scheme, and wherein a coherent precoder is configured within each of the plurality of TRPs. In some aspects, the UE may determine, based at least in part on the plurality of hypotheses, channel state information (CSI) feedback associated with the plurality of TRPs. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Xiaoxia Zhang, Srinivas Yerramalli, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Jing Sun
  • Patent number: 10602527
    Abstract: Techniques for channel selection and related operations in a shared spectrum environment are disclosed. In one example, a channel selector or the like may be used to select one of a number of available channels as an operating channel based on a comparison of cost functions for each of the available channels, with the cost functions being based on separate utility and penalty metrics. In another example, a channel scanner or the like may be used to trigger a channel scan in response to a channel quality metric indicating poor service for a threshold number or proportion of access terminals. In another example, an operating mode controller may be used to trigger a Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) mode on an operating channel in response to a utilization metric being above a threshold. The TDM mode may cycle operation between activated and deactivated periods in accordance with a TDM communication pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ping Xia, Ahmed Kamel Sadek, Nachiappan Valliappan
  • Patent number: 10575343
    Abstract: The present embodiments disclose a communication method and apparatus, and pertain to the field of communication technologies. The method includes receiving, by a first base station, a second base station identity sent by a first mobility management entity MME, and establishing a transmission channel between the first base station and a second base station corresponding to the second base station identity. The method also includes receiving, by the first base station, data that a first terminal sends to a second terminal and sending, by the first base station, the data to the second base station over the transmission channel, so that the second base station sends the data to the second terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jing Liu, Qinghai Zeng
  • Patent number: 10506455
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for obtaining additional supported bands of neighbor cell(s) are provided. One method includes reading, by a user equipment, a frequency band list broadcast by at least one neighbor cell, and reporting the frequency band list to a cell serving the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Woonhee Hwang, Eric Drury
  • Patent number: 10368382
    Abstract: A UE may receive, via a first communication link that uses a first radio access technology (RAT), information that identifies a threshold associated with a second communication link that uses a second RAT. The UE may monitor one or more communications on the second communication link. The UE may determine whether a parameter associated with the second communication link satisfies the threshold based at least in part on monitoring the one or more communications on the second communication link. The UE may provide a message via the first communication link when the parameter associated with the second communication link satisfies the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hoon Ki Lee, Aziz Gholmieh, Sivaramakrishna Veerepalli, Arnaud Meylan, Deepak Dhamdhere, Mahesh Kumar Kalikot Veetil, Umang Sureshbhai Patel
  • Patent number: 10355751
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed that can help to select an enhancement mode for uplink coordinated multipoint (CoMP). An exemplary method involves: 9a) determining, from a plurality of possible communication types, a communication type of a communication associated with a first user equipment (UE), wherein the first UE is capable of uplink CoMP communication via an access network; (b) based at least in part on the determined communication type, selecting either a battery-saving mode or a throughput-enhancement mode as an uplink CoMP enhancement mode for the first UE; and (c) providing uplink CoMP service to the first UE according to the selected mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth S. Oroskar, Jasinder P. Singh
  • Patent number: 10237886
    Abstract: There is provided a communication relay device including at least one memory, and at least one processor coupled to the at least one memory, respectively, and the at least one processor configured to relay messages exchanged between a first wireless-base-station and a first wireless-network-side-device, or between a second wireless-base-station and a second wireless-network-side-device, acquire, from the messages, first and second statistic-information related to call processing between first and second wireless-base-stations and first and second wireless-network-side-devices, respectively, determine, in accordance with a number of first and second terminal-devices coupled to the first and second wireless-base-stations, respectively, included in first second statistic-information, respectively, an order of establishment of first and second communication sessions between the first and second wireless-base-stations and the first and second wireless-network-side-devices, respectively, and establish, when switchi
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Shotaro Sukegawa, Yusuke Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 10222985
    Abstract: Methods for dynamically optimizing platform resource allocation of a logically-partitioned data processing system. Processor and memory resources are allocated to logical partitions of the data processing system. After allocating the processor and memory resources to the plurality of logical partitions, local and non-local memory accesses are monitored for the logical partitions. Based at least in part on the local and non-local memory accesses, a determination is made whether to reallocate the processor and memory resources of the logical partitions. Responsive to determining to reallocate the processor and memory resources, the processor and memory resources are dynamically reallocated to the logical partitions of the data processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Anjan Kumar Guttahalli Krishna, Edward C. Prosser
  • Patent number: 10171139
    Abstract: A communication system utilizing reconfigurable antenna systems is described where beam steering and null forming techniques are incorporated to limit the region or volume available for communication with client devices. The communication system described restricts communication to defined or desired area and degrades signal strength coverage outside of a prescribed region. An algorithm is used to control the antenna system to monitor and control antenna system performance across the service area. This antenna system technique is applicable for use in communication systems such as a Local Area Network (LAN), cellular communication network, and Machine to Machine (M2M).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Ethertronics, Inc.
    Inventors: Laurent Desclos, Olivier Pajona
  • Patent number: 10136337
    Abstract: A method for transmitting channel state information by a terminal comprises the step of: receiving relation information on a CSI-RS and a physical antenna from a base station by the terminal, the relation information including information on a first CSI-RS and a first physical antenna transmitting the first CSI-RS and information on a second CSI-RS and a second physical antenna transmitting the second CSI-RS; and transmitting first channel state information and second channel state information to the base station on the basis of the relation information by the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sungho Park, Jaehoon Chung, Sunam Kim, Soocheol Kyeong, Jinmin Kim, Kitae Kim, Kyunghaeng Lee, Hyunsoo Ko, Jiwon Kang
  • Patent number: 10091753
    Abstract: A method of transmitting a signal by adaptively controlling windowing or filtering by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, includes the steps of receiving a message including a timing advance (TA) value from a base station, determining a windowing type or a filtering type corresponding to the TA value, and transmitting an uplink signal to which the determined windowing type is applied. In this case, the windowing type is distinguished according to a length of a valid symbol and the filtering type can be distinguished according to a filter coefficient value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangrim Lee, Kwangseok Noh, Dongkyu Kim, Hojae Lee, Myeongjin Kim
  • Patent number: 10044461
    Abstract: Method for generating reference signal sequence using grouping is explained. In this method, base sequences are grouped such that each group contains at least one base sequence of each length, so UE(s) can use various length sequences as a reference signal. And in this method, inter cell interference caused by using various length sequence as a reference signal sequence can be minimized by grouping sequences having the high cross correlation relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Min Seok Noh, Seung Hee Han, Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Hyun Woo Lee, Dong Cheol Kim, Jin Sam Kwak
  • Patent number: 10045383
    Abstract: Provided is a method and an apparatus for uplink and downlink separated connections, wherein a terminal may establish a downlink cell association with a downlink base station, receive an identifier of an uplink base station providing an uplink from the downlink base station to the terminal through an established downlink, and establish an uplink cell association with the uplink base station using the identifier of the uplink base station, and the downlink base station may select the uplink base station from among base stations in a network based on an uplink reference signal and a bias factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO., LTD
    Inventors: Hyung Yeol Lee, Kwang Soon Kim
  • Patent number: 10038978
    Abstract: Techniques for mobile network geolocation are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for mobile network geolocation. The system may comprise one or more processors communicatively coupled to a mobile communications network. The one or more processors may be configured to determine that a mobile device is on a travel path. The one or more processors may also be configured to determine one or more candidate locations of the mobile device based on data associated with the travel path. The one or more processors may further be configured to determine at least one candidate route associated with the mobile device along the travel path comprised from one or more candidate locations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Viavi Solutions UK Limited
    Inventors: Christopher Michael Murphy, Michael Flanagan, Walter Featherstone, Philip Geoffery Claridge, Gareth James Smith, John Joseph Holden
  • Patent number: 10009821
    Abstract: The present invention is a radio communication system in which a radio station and a radio terminal communicate with each other. The radio communication system has a control means with which at least one of the radio stations controls a plurality of types of cells by using one radio access technology, a recognition means with which the radio terminal recognizes the types of the cells, and a measurement report means with which the radio terminal performs a report of measurement results based on measurement report criteria according to the types of the cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 4, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 9980120
    Abstract: A method and a user equipment (UE) are provided for steering traffic within a visitor public land mobile network (VPLMN) in a wireless communication system. The UE transmits to a network, access network discovery and selection function (ANDSF)-related information comprising information on at least one of a home ANDSF (H-ANDSF) configured by a home public land mobile network (HPLMN) or a visitor ANDSF (V-ANDSF) configured by the VPLMN. The UE receives, from the network, traffic steering information which is generated by the network based on the ANDSF-related information, and steers traffic based on the received traffic steering information. The ANDSF-related information indicates whether the H-ANDSF or the V-ANDSF is an enhanced ANDSF. When the ANDSF-related information indicates that the H-ANDSF or the V-ANDSF is the enhanced ANDSF, the traffic steering information comprises a radio access network (RAN) rule parameter corresponding to a RAN rule configured by the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jaewook Lee, Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 9949133
    Abstract: A system provides a connection between a core network and at least one user device responsive to an application or service being used by the at least one user device. The system includes a dynamically configurable network including a plurality of control layers for connecting the core network and the at least one user device. At least one server implements the dynamically configurable network. The at least one server is configured to select a first slice portion of the plurality of control layers of the dynamically configurable network to support operation of a first application or service and to select a second slice portion of the plurality of control layers of the configurable network to support operation of a second application or service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: NXGEN PARTNERS IP, LLC
    Inventor: Solyman Ashrafi
  • Patent number: 9903937
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and apparatuses are described for using known geographical information in directional wireless communication systems. In some aspects, an estimated position of a receiver relative to a transmitter may be determined based at least in part on known geographical information, and a desired beam direction for wireless communication from the transmitter to the receiver may be searched for based at least in part on the estimated position of the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Zhenliang Zhang, Sundar Subramanian, Ashwin Sampath, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 9860812
    Abstract: Intelligent radio access technology sensing and selection are applied in a dynamic traffic steering network. Network characteristics and network policies are determined. A server sends network characteristics and network policies to user equipment devices. User equipment devices can determine a radio access technology to connect to based on network policies and network characteristics. Further, it can be determined how to select user equipment devices for connection to a radio access network via a radio access technology. User equipment devices can dynamically select a radio access network for connection based on real-time or near real-time radio access network conditions. A self-organizing network can monitor and determine radio access network conditions and the radio access network conditions can be sent to user equipment devices in given cellular broadcast area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignees: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P., AT&T MOBILITY II LLC
    Inventors: Rick Tipton, Mark Austin, Zhi Cui, Alain Ohana
  • Patent number: 9848362
    Abstract: Antenna nodes are controlled to maintain a respective radio cell, each cell having one and the same physical cell identity. The antenna nodes are further controlled to maintain the respective radio cell in a single direction substantially along a path such that each wireless communication device, during movement in a movement direction along the path, can connect either to consecutive antenna nodes towards which the wireless communication device is moving or connect to consecutive antenna nodes away from which the wireless communication device is moving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 19, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Joakim Axmon, Peter Alriksson, Christopher Callender, Maomao Chen, Torgny Palenius
  • Patent number: 9844063
    Abstract: A method, system, and medium are provided for dynamically enabling and disabling cyclic prefix within a long-term evolution (LTE) channel. A base station receives channel quality indication (CQI) reports indicating levels of ISI within the LTE channel. The base station determines whether the levels of ISI within the LTE channel are greater than, equal to, or less than a predetermined threshold level of ISI for the LTE channel. Based on the determination, the base station either enables or disables cyclic prefix within the LTE channel. In addition to levels of ISI, numbers of roaming users or cell edge users utilizing the LTE channel may affect whether cyclic prefix is enabled or disabled within the LTE channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 12, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran, Nicholas David Caola Kullman, Andrew Mark Wurtenberger
  • Patent number: 9800364
    Abstract: Method for generating reference signal sequence using grouping is explained. In this method, base sequences are grouped such that each group contains at least one base sequence of each length, so UE(s) can use various length sequences as a reference signal. And in this method, inter cell interference caused by using various length sequence as a reference signal sequence can be minimized by grouping sequences having the high cross correlation relation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 24, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Min Seok Noh, Seung Hee Han, Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Hyun Woo Lee, Dong Cheol Kim, Jin Sam Kwak
  • Patent number: 9794900
    Abstract: A method of handling an uplink (UL) timing of a timing advance (TA) group for a mobile device in a wireless communication system is disclosed. The method comprises maintaining the UL timing of the TA group, if a time alignment timer of the TA group does not expire; and stopping maintaining the UL timing of the TA group, when at least one secondary cell in the TA group is deactivated and the time alignment timer of the TA group does not expire, wherein the at least one secondary cell is configured to the mobile device by a network of the wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: HTC Corporation
    Inventor: Chih-Hsiang Wu
  • Patent number: 9788302
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, providing a content stream to a media processor over a first network where the content stream comprises first media content, evaluating a quality of the first media content according to a quality threshold, and responsive to a determination that the quality of the first media content does not satisfy the quality threshold, providing to a cellular device second media content over a multicast-broadcast single-frequency network channel of a cellular network. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Christopher Baldwin
  • Patent number: 9769853
    Abstract: It is left to a communication terminal side to judge whether to switch communication, and appropriate switching is not performed if a communication terminal does not have a function to switch communication based on the quality of communication. A communication apparatus comprises: a data signal transmitting unit that transmits a data signal to a communication terminal; a control signal transmitting unit that transmits a control signal for establishing communication with the communication terminal; and an area control unit that restricts, to a partial area within a communication possible area that a radio wave including the data signal can reach, a communication establishment possible area that a radio wave including the control signal can reach.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: SoftBank Corp.
    Inventors: Takenori Kobayashi, Shuzo Tarumi, Toshiyuki Hijikata, Ryuji Hosoda, Koichiro Kase, Kou Ikeda, Keita Kamiji, Yusuke Iwadate, Zhiwen Wu
  • Patent number: 9762729
    Abstract: Implementations of the present application relate to caller previews for video calls. In some implementations, a method includes sending, by a caller device, a call request to a callee device and determining an identifier associated with the callee device. The method determines whether the identifier is associated with an address book of the caller device, and/or is in an outgoing call record of the caller device. An acknowledgment is received from callee device, and, upon receipt of the acknowledgment, a connection is established with the callee device. Based on determining that the identifier is associated with the address book and/or in the outgoing call record, at least a portion of a caller video is transmitted over the connection with the callee device. The caller video is transmitted prior to receipt of an acceptance of the call request from the callee device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Google Inc.
    Inventors: Heidi Rafael Sales, Rebecca Michael, Koa Metter, Jason Cornwell, Alan Lee Rogers, Richard Yuan-Ching Lo, Anna Maria Jansson, Matthew Thomas Austin, Tyler Bahl, Minjae Lee, Justin Uberti, Amit Fulay
  • Patent number: 9762306
    Abstract: Machine-readable media, methods, apparatus and system for electrical downtilt adjustment in a multiple input multiple output system are disclosed. In some embodiments, an apparatus may comprise an electrical downtilt module to determine an electrical downtilt angle for an antenna port selected from a number of antenna ports based on information from an user equipment (UE); and a codebook module to select a codeword corresponding to the antenna port from a codebook and calculate a weight of an antenna array of the eNB through inputting the electronic downtilt angle into the codeword, wherein the codebook has a first number of codewords, each of the codewords having a second number of elements to represent the weight of the antenna array, and wherein each of the codewords corresponds to each of the antenna ports and each of the elements corresponds to each antenna of the antenna array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaogang Chen, Yuan Zhu, Feng Xue, Hooman Shirani-Mehr, Qinghua Li
  • Patent number: 9681474
    Abstract: Provided is a method and an apparatus for uplink and downlink separated connections, wherein a terminal may establish a downlink cell association with a downlink base station, receive an identifier of an uplink base station providing an uplink from the downlink base station to the terminal through an established downlink, and establish an uplink cell association with the uplink base station using the identifier of the uplink base station, and the downlink base station may select the uplink base station from among base stations in a network based on an uplink reference signal and a bias factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyung Yeol Lee, Kwang Soon Kim
  • Patent number: 9674713
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method in a reporting communications node (12, 14) for detecting usage of a resource within a radio access network. The reporting communication node (12, 14) is comprised within a radio communications network (1), in which radio communications network (1) a user equipment (12) is served. The reporting communications node monitors a performance measurement per user equipment of the user equipment (12), which performance measurement indicates usage of resources within a radio access network. The reporting communication node detects when the performance measurement per user equipment of the user equipment (12) goes beyond a threshold value over a preset period of time. In addition, the reporting communication node reports to a different communication node (14, 15) or within the communication node (12, 14), the performance measurement per user equipment when the performance measurement per user equipment goes beyond the threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2009
    Date of Patent: June 6, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON
    Inventors: Claes Andersson, HÃ¥kan Persson, Mattias Wahlqvist
  • Patent number: 9641299
    Abstract: The present application discloses a method for enabling a terminal to report channel status information in a base station cooperative wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Dongyoun Seo, Byounghoon Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Kijun Kim, Hyungtae Kim
  • Patent number: 9635691
    Abstract: A method of providing connection source recommendations using a database of historic data on connectivity starts with a processor receiving location and connection information from each mobile device. Location information may identify a location of each mobile device, respectively. Connection information may identify one of the connection sources as a preferred connection source used to identify the location of each mobile device, respectively. The connection source may be Global Position Satellite (GPS), cell tower, or WiFi access point. Processor may then store, in database, location and connection information. Database may include a plurality of location information and a history of connection information for each location information. Other embodiments are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 25, 2017
    Assignee: LIFE360, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander Haro, Christopher Hulls, Michael Borsuk, Michael Hood
  • Patent number: 9585110
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting an uplink signal in a wireless communication system. The method includes the steps of: transmitting an uplink signal in a first uplink transmitting timing period determined on the basis of a first timing advance command received from a first serving cell; and, when a specific condition is satisfied, transmitting an uplink signal in a second uplink transmitting timing period determined on the basis of a second timing advance command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Yunjung Yi, Kijun Kim, Byounghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 9585029
    Abstract: In this invention we disclose methods of automatically configuring a wireless node when it initially powers on and seeks to integrate into an existing wireless network. The wireless node could be part of an ad hoc, software defined network. One such network could be LTE network. The auto-configuration methods disclosed herein can be executed on wireless nodes throughout their operation. In alternate embodiments, the methods disclosed could be used to create a new configuration based on changed environmental conditions, location or node capability change. These embodiments allow wireless nodes to migrate to better quality connections if they become available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaitki Agarwal, Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Sumit Garg, Pratik Mehta
  • Patent number: 9538401
    Abstract: A device may receive an initial set of network parameter values, associated with cells of a cellular network, that are measured or calculated based on communications associated with the cells of the cellular network. The device may determine a set of feature values, associated with the cells of the cellular network, using the initial set of network parameter values. The device may cluster the cells of the cellular network into a first group of clusters using a first clustering technique, and may cluster the cells of the cellular network into a second group of clusters using a second clustering technique. The device may cluster the cells of the cellular network into a final group of clusters based on the first group of clusters and the second group of clusters, and may output information associated with the final group of clusters of the cells of the cellular network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2017
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ouyang, Carol Becht, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Lily Zhu
  • Patent number: 9497740
    Abstract: Embodiments describe systems, methods, and apparatuses for identifying, based at least in part on an access network discovery and selection function (ANDSF) quality of service (QoS) policy, a preferred access point (AP) of a wireless local area network (WLAN). In some embodiments, the ANDSF QoS policy may be compared to one or more of an air-interface congestion parameter of the AP, and/or a backhaul congestion parameter of the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 15, 2016
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Vivek Gupta
  • Patent number: 9445261
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reporting measurement results in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment receives a measurement configuration from a base station and logs a measurement result based on the measurement configuration. The user equipment determines whether a consent for reporting privacy information is revoked while logging the measurement result. If the consent is revoked, the user equipment stops logging the measurement result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2016
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seung June Yi, Sung Duck Chun, Sung Hoon Jung, Young Dae Lee, Sung Jun Park
  • Patent number: 9392584
    Abstract: In a Long Term Evolution (LTE) communication system, a User Equipment (UE) receives Mobility Management Entity (MME) selection data. The UE processes the MME selection data to select one of multiple MMEs. The UE wirelessly transfers an LTE attachment request to an LTE access point. The LTE attachment request indicates the selected MME. The UE wirelessly receives an attachment acceptance from the selected MME through the LTE access point in response to selecting and indicating the MME in the LTE attachment request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Maneesh Gauba, Stephen R. Bales, Dwight Edward Patton
  • Patent number: 9392633
    Abstract: Provided is a method and an apparatus for uplink and downlink separated connections, wherein a terminal may establish a downlink cell association with a downlink base station, receive an identifier of an uplink base station providing an uplink from the downlink base station to the terminal through an established downlink, and establish an uplink cell association with the uplink base station using the identifier of the uplink base station, and the downlink base station may select the uplink base station from among base stations in a network based on an uplink reference signal and a bias factor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 12, 2016
    Assignee: INTELLECTUAL DISCOVERY CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hyung Yeol Lee, Kwang Soon Kim
  • Patent number: 9326192
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method for processing handover failure, and user equipment (UE). The method comprises: UE failing in handing over from a first cell to a second cell; the UE failing in performing radio resource control (RRC) re-establishment in the first cell, the second cell or a third cell, and succeeding in performing RRC establishment in a fourth cell; a network element to which the user equipment in a connected state is connected sending a physical identifier of the second cell to a network element to which the first cell belongs. The disclosure can ensure that the network element to which the first cell belongs carries out accurate judgment of handover situations according to the physical identifier, which can ensure the optimization of handover parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Lifeng Han, Yin Gao
  • Patent number: 9319990
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus receives control information from a first cell, generates an uplink transmission to a second cell based in part on the received control information from the first cell, receives a transmission power setting based on the uplink transmission to the second cell, and transmits in uplink using the transmission power to the second cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Juan Montojo, Hao Xu
  • Patent number: 9252926
    Abstract: A method for a communications system, with a sender, which transmits data as packets to a receiver. The receiver transmits quality values to the sender representing the reception quality of packets received with errors. The receiver stores information regarding a number of received data packets, and there is a relay transceiver between the sender and the receiver. Both the relay transceiver and the sender can encode data packets into composite packets, M and to transmit composite packets to the receiver. Said stored information in the receiver comprises the data in correctly received packets and information regarding the reception quality of packets received with errors and the data of those packets, and the stored information is used by the receiver to decode composite packets, thereby extracting the data in the packets of the composite packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2016
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventor: Peter Larsson
  • Patent number: 9184787
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a programmable vector processor performs preamble detection in a wireless communication network. Implementation of preamble detection in the vector processor is made possible by a set of vector instructions that include (i) a circular load instruction for loading vectors of received data, (ii) a correlation instruction for correlating the vectors of received data with vectors of the scrambling code to concurrently generate a plurality of complex correlations, (iii) a partial-transpose instruction for arranging vectors of the complex correlations for use by a Fast Hadamard Transform (FHT) processor, and (iv) an FHT instruction for performing FHT processing on a vector of complex correlations. Implementing preamble detection in the vector processor allows more of the received data to be processed concurrently. As a result, preamble detectors of the disclosure may detect preambles using fewer clock cycles than that of comparable preamble detectors implemented using hardware accelerators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Meng-Lin Yu, Jian-Guo Chen, Alexander Alexandrovich Petyushko, Ivan Leonidovich Mazurenko
  • Patent number: 9148648
    Abstract: A mobile communication system for displaying a three-dimensional (3D) image is provided. The mobile communication system includes an image providing apparatus to generate a first two-dimensional (2D) image Transport Stream (TS), and a second 2D image TS by capturing the same target in different directions, a Multicast Broadcast Service (MBS) server to control at least two base stations included in an MBS area to individually transmit the first 2D image TS and the second 2D image TS, and a portable display apparatus to receive the first 2D image TS and the second 2D image TS, to divide the first 2D image TS and the second 2D image TS into first 2D image data and second 2D image data, respectively, and to display a 2D image or a 3D image based on an image quality of each of the first 2D image data and the second 2D image data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventor: Young Il Kim
  • Patent number: 9144071
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for effectively allocating resource partitioning information (RPI) in a wireless communication network are provided. For certain aspects, a method for wireless communications generally includes receiving, at a first base station, such as a pico enhanced Node B (eNB), resource partitioning information (RPI) from at least one second base station, such as a macro eNB; determining one or more resources indicated in the RPI actually usable by the first base station; and sending, from the first base station to the at least one second base station, an indication of the actually usable resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ajay Gupta, Osok Song, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Alan Barbieri, Rajat Prakash
  • Patent number: 9071225
    Abstract: An electronic circuit includes a plurality of duplexers that are coupled to an antenna terminal and have a pass band different from each other and a plurality of acoustic wave filters that are respectively coupled between the antenna terminal and the plurality of the duplexers, wherein filter characteristics of a first acoustic wave filter of the plurality of the acoustic wave filters are set so as to allow passage of a signal in both a pass band for transmitting and a pass band for receiving of a first duplexer of the plurality of the duplexers that is coupled to the first acoustic wave filter and suppress passage of a signal in both a pass band for transmitting and a pass band for receiving of a second duplexer of the plurality of the duplexers that is different from the first duplexer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: TAIYO YUDEN CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tokihiro Nishihara, Shinji Taniguchi, Tsuyoshi Yokoyama, Masanori Ueda
  • Patent number: 9037178
    Abstract: Systems and methods for increasing a combined data rate for communication links between a plurality of radio systems and a plurality of base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Thales Avionics, Inc.
    Inventors: Krzysztof Ronald Grochla, Yair Bourlas, Maciej Zenon Borzecki, Bartlomiej Piotr Swiercz, Jaroslaw Piotr Dzierzega, Krzysztof Waclaw Jaskiewicz, Aleksander Karol Seman
  • Patent number: 9037155
    Abstract: Techniques for determining time of arrivals (TOAs) of signals in a wireless communication network are described. Each cell may transmit (i) synchronization signals on a set of contiguous subcarriers in the center portion of the system bandwidth and (ii) reference signals on different sets of non-contiguous subcarriers distributed across the system bandwidth. A UE may determine TOA for a cell based on multiple signals transmitted on different sets of subcarriers. The UE may perform correlation for a first signal (e.g., a synchronization signal) from the cell to obtain first correlation results for different time offsets. The UE may perform correlation for a second signal (e.g., a reference signal) from the cell to obtain second correlation results for different time offsets. The UE may combine the first and second correlation results and may determine the TOA for the cell based on the combined correlation results.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Inventors: Sven Fischer, Muhammad Awais Amin, Douglas Neal Rowitch, Avneesh Agrawal, Raja S. Bachu, Ashwin Sampath
  • Patent number: 9037179
    Abstract: Network node (120) and method in the network node (120) for allocating a radio resource in a first radio coverage area (115-1) when establishing a wireless communication with a mobile station (130-1), which radio resource is not assigned exclusively for the first radio coverage area (115-1) but may be shared between multiple radio coverage areas within a local radio environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2015
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Richard Johansson, Anders Christensson, Benny Lennartson, Joakim Riedel