Switching Unit Detail (e.g., Mobile Telephone Switching Office (mtso), Base Station Controller (bsc), Etc.) Patents (Class 455/560)
  • Patent number: 10813039
    Abstract: A method and a device for transmitting system information, a UE and a network device are provided. The method includes: acquiring scheduling information transmitted from a network device; determining a transmission subframe scheduled by the network device for the system information in accordance with the scheduling information, the system information including first system information and/or second system information, the first system information being system information of a first type, the second system information being system information of a second type; and receiving the system information transmitted from the network device within the transmission subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Baicells Technologies Co. Ltd.
    Inventor: Mingyu Zhou
  • Patent number: 10812987
    Abstract: In particular, systems and methods according to present principles configure physical eNodeB to have multiple virtual eNodeBs, where each virtual eNodeBs corresponds to a particular PLMN. Thus, each PLMN has its own virtual eNodeB which is hosted on a common shared physical eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Kalle Ahmavaara, Hithesh Nama
  • Patent number: 10763988
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a processor configured to: select a first channel from among a plurality of channels in a network, and generate a first message assigning a first grant corresponding to the first channel; a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the first message; and a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive a second message on the first channel and in response to the first message. A method comprises: selecting a first channel from among a plurality of channels in a network; generating a first message assigning a first grant corresponding to the first channel; transmitting the first message; and receiving a second message on the first channel in response to the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuming Wu, Yuanqiu Luo, Jianhe Gao
  • Patent number: 10763994
    Abstract: Methods, a Base Station (BS), and a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system for transmitting and receiving control information are provided. The method for transmitting control information by a BS in a wireless communication system includes receiving information related to a signal transmitted by a second BS that the second BS which is a neighboring BS of the first BS, determining whether a second UE using an identical resource to that used by a first UE included in a cell of the first BS exists within a cell of the second BS based on the received information, when the second UE exists, generating control information for controlling a signal transmitted to the second UE by the second BS based on the received information, and transmitting the generated control information to the first UE through a control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Ju Kim, Chae-Man Lim, Min-Goo Kim, Jong-Han Lim, Hyuk-Joon Kwon, Jung-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10735054
    Abstract: According to various embodiments, an electronic device comprises a short range communication circuit; and a processor, wherein the processor is configured to: establish a communication channel with a first external electronic device by using a designated communication scheme, through the short range communication circuit; transmit information related to the communication channel to a second external electronic device through the short range communication circuit; receive a request to transfer communication rights with the first external device to the second external device; and transfer communication rights with the first external device from the electronic device to the second external electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Byoung-Chul Lee, Hyeonggeun Kim, Donghyoun Son, Jae-Hyun Jo, Sang-Hyeok Sim, Donghoon Hyun, Ilsung Hong, Seung-Nyun Kim, Yong Sang Yun
  • Patent number: 10728819
    Abstract: A scenario may arise in which a circuit switched (CS) bearer reservation is successful but a voice media switching from packet switched (PS) to CS performed by a mobile switching center (MSC) server fails. Certain embodiments provides systems, apparatuses, and methods for recovery from such a scenario. A method, for example, can include determining whether session transfer of a user equipment is possible in response to a request from a network element to initiate session transfer of the user equipment and reporting to the requesting network element either a generic or specific indication that the transfer is not possible, when it is determined that the session transfer is not possible.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Curt Wong, Peter Leis, Jiadong Shen, Juergen Mayer
  • Patent number: 10701211
    Abstract: A method of managing communications between communication devices within a digital intercom system includes providing input and output tables for each communication device. The tables for each device are made up of cells formed from linear arrays corresponding to communication channels and the other devices. When two devices communicate on a given channel, a cell in the appropriate input and output table is identified based on the channel and the devices communicating. The cells provide volume control information which can be relied upon to determine if or to what degree audio signals should be transferred between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: David Clark Company Incorporated
    Inventors: Natan Keddem, Nicholas Cannata
  • Patent number: 10701212
    Abstract: A method of managing communications between communication devices within a digital intercom system includes providing input and output tables for each communication device. The tables for each device are made up of cells formed from linear arrays corresponding to communication channels and the other devices. When two devices communicate on a given channel, a cell in the appropriate input and output table is identified based on the channel and the devices communicating. The cells provide volume control information which can be relied upon to determine if or to what degree audio signals should be transferred between the devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: David Clark Company Incorporated
    Inventors: Natan Keddem, Nicholas Cannata
  • Patent number: 10686498
    Abstract: A method for improved efficiency for massive MIMO adaptation. In an embodiment, method for operating a network component in a massive MIMO network includes obtaining, by the network component, one or more network parameters; determining, by the network component, a number of active antennas in a massive MIMO AP to use for transmitting in one time frame according to the one or more network parameters, the number of active antennas selected being less than a total number of antennas available in the massive MIMO AP; and serving one or more UEs using the determined number of active antennas. Other embodiments reduce the number of beamformers utilized according to network parameters. In still other embodiments, a number of data streams to transmit and a corresponding number of users to be served in a time frame by a massive MIMO AP is reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Canada Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kien Trung Truong, Robert Wendell Heath, Jr., Hosein Nikopour
  • Patent number: 10638328
    Abstract: In particular, systems and methods according to present principles configure physical eNodeB to have multiple virtual eNodeBs, where each virtual eNodeBs corresponds to a particular PLMN. Thus, each PLMN has its own virtual eNodeB which is hosted on a common shared physical eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2020
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Kalle Ahmavaara, Hithesh Nama
  • Patent number: 10624127
    Abstract: A method includes a base station in a distributed antenna system having a set of antennas. For each antenna, the base station stores state information indicating that the antenna is either in a transmit state or a do_not_transmit state. For each antenna indicated by the state information for the antenna as being in the transmit state, the base station determines whether the antenna has been given a clear channel indication (CCI) for a next transmission time interval (TTI). At the next TTI, the base station transmits data to a UE, wherein the base station transmits the data to the UE using antennas included in said set of antennas that i) are indicated by the state information for the antenna as being in the transmit state and ii) have been given the CCI. The base station adjusts the state information in accordance with a transmit status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mikael Jonsson, Carola Faronius, Magnus Finne, Ola Persson
  • Patent number: 10616930
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a communication data processing method, an apparatus, and a system. A communication data processing method includes: acquiring, by a processing apparatus, a data distribution policy, where the data distribution policy includes storage information of a storage apparatus, where the storage apparatus is configured to store context information of a user equipment UE; and saving, by the processing apparatus, context information of a UE into the storage apparatus according to the data distribution policy, or acquiring context information of a UE from the storage apparatus according to the data distribution policy. In this case, a service of the UE may be resumed according to the acquired context information, and uninterrupted service processing is achieved even if the processing network element is faulty or the processing node is faulty, thereby improving security and reliability of processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Jiang, Yang Shen, Wenfu Wu
  • Patent number: 10608776
    Abstract: An apparatus comprises: a processor configured to: select a first channel from among a plurality of channels in a network, and generate a first message assigning a first grant corresponding to the first channel; a transmitter coupled to the processor and configured to transmit the first message; and a receiver coupled to the processor and configured to receive a second message on the first channel and in response to the first message. A method comprises: selecting a first channel from among a plurality of channels in a network; generating a first message assigning a first grant corresponding to the first channel; transmitting the first message; and receiving a second message on the first channel in response to the first message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Xuming Wu, Yuanqiu Luo, Jianhe Gao
  • Patent number: 10602210
    Abstract: Methods and systems for message notification are described. A video message is received from a source access device. A selection of a target user may be received for the video message. A message notification of availability of the video message for a target access device associated with the target user may be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Bernard Ku, Arshad Khan, Niral Sheth
  • Patent number: 10587033
    Abstract: A data communications apparatus is disclosed for providing a data communications network. The apparatus includes a portable carrying case. A power supply is securable inside the case. A router device is securable inside the case, the router device including at least one cellular gateway for wide area network communication and configured to enable at least one wireless network for local area network communication. An antenna array is in electrical communication with the router device, the antenna array including at least a first pair of cellular antennas, at least two wireless networking antennas, and a satellite antenna. The first pair of cellular antennas are configured to support multiple input multiple output applications for the at least one cellular gateway, and the at least two wireless networking antennas are configured to support multiple input multiple output applications for the at least one wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Plum Laboratories LLC
    Inventor: Dawson Lee Williams
  • Patent number: 10582061
    Abstract: For an incoming session intended for a user element, a domain selection function (DSF) is provided in a multimedia subsystem (MS) to select a circuit-switched subsystem (CS) or MS domain to use when routing the incoming session to the user element. Regardless of the domain in which incoming sessions are originated, the incoming sessions intended for the user element are routed to an S-CSCF in the MS. The S-CSCF directly or indirectly employs the DSF to determine whether to use the MS or the CS for terminating the incoming session. Based on available domain selection criteria, the DSF will select an appropriate domain, such as the MS or CS, to use for routing the incoming session to the user element. The domain selection decision of the DSF is provided to the S-SCSF, which will proceed by routing the incoming session to the user element via the selected domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: GENBAND US LLC
    Inventors: Kaniz Mahdi, Michael Leeder, Joan Smith
  • Patent number: 10548150
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments include systems, methods, and a radio resource controller that may receive a request for radio resources from a user device. Disclosed embodiments may also determine a value ascribed to the requested radio resources. The ascribed value may reflect at least a qualitative or quantitative importance of the requested radio resources to a user of the user device. Additionally, disclosed embodiments may schedule radio resources based on the ascribed value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2020
    Assignee: Federated Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Mitola, III, Kurt Schaubach
  • Patent number: 10455402
    Abstract: A telecommunications system is provided, comprising a plurality of different cellular telecommunications networks, an identity module registrable on the plurality of different networks and containing multiple unique identifiers, each unique identifier being associated with a respective network; and, a device, operative in accordance with the identity module, to communicate with the networks when the identity module is registered on that network. The identity module comprises a common security key associated with at least two of the unique identifiers such that the identity module is registrable on each one of the plurality of networks when a unique identifier of the identity module and its associated security key are authenticated for that network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Vodafone IP Licensing Limited
    Inventors: Yakeen Prabdial, Richard Gumbrell, Najib Koraichi
  • Patent number: 10448258
    Abstract: In particular, systems and methods according to present principles configure physical eNodeB to have multiple virtual eNodeBs, where each virtual eNodeBs corresponds to a particular PLMN. Thus, each PLMN has its own virtual eNodeB which is hosted on a common shared physical eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Kalle Ahmavaara, Hithesh Nama
  • Patent number: 10383038
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides methods and apparatus for a wireless communications network in which system information can be provided on an efficient basis to mobile devices in the network. The system information is split into two parts, with the second part being transmitted to mobile devices in response to receipt of one or more request signals from those mobile devices. The second system information part may additionally be broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pål Frenger, Erik Eriksson, Martin Hessler, Simon Sörman
  • Patent number: 10244547
    Abstract: A radio communication terminal comprises a data classification part, a data value unit price determination part, a transmission value unit price determination part, a transmission order control part, a resource allocation part and a transmission part. The data classification part acquires transmission data from a data supply source, classifies the transmission data by priority class based on a communication quality request, which is determined by types of the transmission data, and stores the transmission data in a priority buffer in correspondence to the priority class. The data value unit price determination part determines a data value unit price of the transmission data. The transmission value unit price determination part determines a transmission data value unit price based on the data value unit price. The transmission order control part assigns a transmission order to the transmission data having the transmission data value unit price higher than a predetermined transmission threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Toru Nagura, Tsuneo Nakata
  • Patent number: 10244548
    Abstract: A radio station (1) includes a first part (1A) and at least one second part (1B). The second part (1B) can be arranged so as to be physically separated from the first part (1A) and is connected to the first part (1A) via a transmission line (40) so as to be able to communicate with the first part (1A). The first part (1A) includes a bearer termination unit (10) capable of terminating at least one bearer between an upper network and the radio station (1). The second part (1B) includes a physical layer signal processing unit (12) that performs physical layer signal processing. The physical layer signal processing includes channel coding and decoding for user data pertaining to a first mobile station connected to the second part (1B) among a plurality of mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Aminaka, Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 10168542
    Abstract: Polarized pixelated filter sub-array is reconfigured to reduce sensitivity to misalignment. The condition number increases more slowly than the standard polarized pixelated filter sub-array as the misalignment increases. In different embodiments, the filter sub-array is configured such that the condition number has a finite bound at ½ pixel misalignment. The angular values of the polarizer filter array are determined to minimize the sensitivity of the condition number of the data reduction matrix to misalignment. This can be achieved by selecting angular values that minimize the expected value of the condition number E(CN) over the range of misalignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Eric C. Fest, Jon E. Leigh
  • Patent number: 10154508
    Abstract: A radio station (1) includes a first part (1A) and at least one second part (1B). The second part (1B) can be arranged so as to be physically separated from the first part (1A) and is connected to the first part (1A) via a transmission line (40) so as to be able to communicate with the first part (1A). The first part (1A) includes a bearer termination unit (10) capable of terminating at least one bearer between an upper network and the radio station (1). The second part (1B) includes a physical layer signal processing unit (12) that performs physical layer signal processing. The physical layer signal processing includes channel coding and decoding for user data pertaining to a first mobile station connected to the second part (1B) among a plurality of mobile stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hiroaki Aminaka, Kojiro Hamabe
  • Patent number: 10149342
    Abstract: A method for reestablishing and recovering a LTE-based trunking communication system is described. The method includes: monitoring first resource configuration information of a serving cell and second resource configuration information of a neighbor cell, configuring the user terminal according to the first resource configuration information to allow access of the user terminal serving as a trunking listening user, and storing the second resource configuration information; the user terminal establishing an RRC link and a service bearer with the network side; when detecting abnormality of a radio link, the user terminal determining a target cell in the service cell and the neighbor cell, and sending a reestablishment request to the target cell, such that the target cell initiates a reestablishment process to recover a common service or both a common service and a trunking speaking user service, and recover a trunking listening user service according to the second resource configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: XI'AN ZHONGXING NEW SOFTWARE CO., LTD
    Inventor: Bo Li
  • Patent number: 10142916
    Abstract: A network node (600), a wireless device (602) and methods therein, for enabling access to a radio network. System signatures are associated with corresponding system information configurations that can be used for accessing the radio network in a first area. The system signatures are reused in a second area as associated with system information configurations which are different than in the first area. The network node (600) indicates (6:3) that at least one system information configuration stored in the wireless device (602) is invalid and should not be used. The wireless device (602) then makes (6:4) the at least one invalid system information configuration unusable in the wireless device, e.g. by deleting it from the wireless device (602). Thereby, the risk of using an incorrect system information configuration based on a reused system signature can be reduced or eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON
    Inventors: Icaro L. J. da Silva, Gunnar Mildh, Jose Luis Pradas, Johan Rune
  • Patent number: 10129795
    Abstract: A mobile communications system including a network with a source network node and a target network node that supports a handover procedure, and a mobile terminal that is allowed to access the source network node and access the target network node according to the handover procedure, in which information related to a reception status of user data is delivered between at least two among a group including the mobile terminal, the source network node, and the target network node such that the target network node may receive status information from the source network node and the target network node may receive a status report from the mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sung-Duck Chun, Young-Dae Lee, Myung-Cheul Jung, Sung-Jun Park
  • Patent number: 10098004
    Abstract: In particular, systems and methods according to present principles configure physical eNodeB to have multiple virtual eNodeBs, where each virtual eNodeBs corresponds to a particular PLMN. Thus, each PLMN has its own virtual eNodeB which is hosted on a common shared physical eNodeB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SpiderCloud Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Kalle Ahmavaara, Hithesh Nama
  • Patent number: 10039078
    Abstract: Managing a tracking area list in a wireless communication system is provided. An operation of a Mobile Station (MS) includes transmitting a request for tracking area update for a 1st tracking area, receiving a tracking area list to which the 1st tracking area and a 2nd tracking area are added, and updating a stored tracking area list by the tracking area list to which the 1st tracking area and the 2nd tracking area are added.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jeong-Jae Won, Roy Abhishek, Dae-Joong Kim, Han-Seok Kim, Hwa-Jin Cha, Jung-Min Choi
  • Patent number: 9992734
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for analyzing radio frequency (RF) data. RF data is received from one or more RF sensors, wherein the RF data is collected over a particular frequency range and resolution bandwidth. One or more frequencies not in use are determined based on the RF data and a signal level threshold. One or more recommended frequencies for use are calculated based on the one or more open frequencies and an intermodulation function, wherein each of the one or more recommended frequencies reduces a potential for intermodulation distortion than other frequencies in the frequency range.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: RF Venue, Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher John Regan
  • Patent number: 9936478
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium having instructions to receive tune away data from a multimode mobile device and to adjust network processes based on the tune away data including downlink scheduling, uplink scheduling, and handover procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignees: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc., Cellco Partnership
    Inventors: Lily Zhu, Andrew E. Youtz, Christopher M. Schmidt, Jignesh S. Panchal
  • Patent number: 9871568
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein for fast and efficient discovery of small cells by user equipment (“UE”) in a wireless telecommunications network. The small cells may operate at a high frequency band (“HFB”), which may correspond to higher frequencies than other cells (e.g., base stations, such as evolved Node Bs (“eNBs”)) of the network. The UE may receive assistance information, which may include polling channel configurations, beamforming weights, carrier frequencies, cell identifiers of small cells, and/or other information. The UE may use the assistance information when outputting (either omnidirectionally, pseudo-omnidirectionally, or directionally) a polling sequence, in order to detect the small cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Hyejung Jung, Qinghua Li, Pingping Zong
  • Patent number: 9866333
    Abstract: There is provided a Through the Earth Emergency Radio (TER) method and apparatus for creating a communications link that can penetrate the earth or other thick, solid barriers. The communication link is used to connect mobile radios or other conventional wireless devices located below ground and on the surface. The through the earth communication link uses a multi-carrier modulation method that minimizes the impact of AC power line noise by locating each carrier between the harmonic frequencies of the AC power line noise.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: VITAL ALERT COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventors: Michael James Roper, Peter Kwasniok, Vladimir Puzakov
  • Patent number: 9788314
    Abstract: A base transceiver station (BTS) includes dedicated memories to store uplink real-time (RT) data received by way of an antenna of the BTS and downlink RT data generated by processors of the BTS. The dedicated memories serve a dedicated number of processors, which prevents over-run and under-run of antenna buffers and provides deterministic data flow necessary to stream time-critical uplink and downlink RT data. Thus, a high and dedicated bandwidth for the uplink and downlink RT data is ensured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: NXP USA, INC.
    Inventors: Girraj K. Agrawal, Somvir Dahiya, Rajan Kapoor, Arvind Kaushik, Vincent Martinez
  • Patent number: 9749982
    Abstract: A method for updating a tracking area in a wireless communication system is provided. The method may be performed between a mobile relay node and a user equipment. The mobile relay node transmits a tracking area change message to a user equipment (UE) on the mobile relay node, receives a tracking area change response message from the UE as a response to the tracking area change message, transmits a tracking area update (TAU) request message to a donor evolved NodeB (DeNB), receives a TAU accept message from a mobility management entity (MME), and transmits a TAU complete message to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 29, 2017
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Gene Beck Hahn, Jian Xu
  • Patent number: 9736109
    Abstract: Method and system for processing a request associated with a user from a requesting node to an answering node in a telecommunications network. A repository is associated with the answering node, the repository including a data structure including a plurality of user profiles associated with a plurality of users. In the answering node a user profile of the plurality of user profiles is associated with the user. The method comprising the steps of assigning a unique user index to each user profile in the data structure, wherein the user index is representative of the location of the user profile within the data structure, communicating at least one user index to the requesting node, incorporating the user index in the request by the requesting node, transmitting the request from the requesting node to the answering node, and retrieving the user profile associated with the user associated with the request by the answering node on the basis of the user index.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Rogier August Caspar Joseph Noldus, Jos Den Hartog
  • Patent number: 9692903
    Abstract: For an incoming session intended for a user element, a domain selection function (DSF) is provided in a multimedia subsystem (MS) to select a circuit-switched subsystem (CS) or MS domain to use when routing the incoming session to the user element. Regardless of the domain in which incoming sessions are originated, the incoming sessions intended for the user element are routed to an S-CSCF in the MS. The S-CSCF directly or indirectly employs the DSF to determine whether to use the MS or the CS for terminating the incoming session. Based on available domain selection criteria, the DSF will select an appropriate domain, such as the MS or CS, to use for routing the incoming session to the user element. The domain selection decision of the DSF is provided to the S-CSCF, which will proceed by routing the incoming session to the user element via the selected domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: GENBAND US LLC
    Inventors: Kaniz Mahdi, Michael Leeder, Joan Smith
  • Patent number: 9642065
    Abstract: The present disclosure proposes a method for managing a tracking area identity (TAI) list to be used by a user equipment (UE), a user equipment using the same, and a communication system using the same. The present disclosure would include a UE which stores a forbidden TAI list. A mobility management entity (MME) would transmit a first message which includes a TAI List to the UE. The UE would then determine whether the TAI list and the forbidden TAI list contain a first tracking area which is on both the TAI list and the forbidden tracking area list. If that is the case, the UE may either remove the first tracking area from the TAI list or the UE may remove the first track area from the forbidden tracking area list. After the revision of the TAI list is complete, the UE may synchronize the TAI with the MME.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 2, 2017
    Assignee: Acer Incorporated
    Inventor: Sathiyakeerthi Madasamy
  • Patent number: 9629196
    Abstract: The invention proposes in particular a method of managing the connectivity of a terminal connectable to a cellular communication network characterized in that it comprises the following steps carried out in the terminal: if the terminal is already connected to the network: on completion of the dispatching of messages or after a predetermined duration following the dispatching of messages, determining whether conditions of configurations required in order to maintain a connection of the terminal to the network are all satisfied, maintaining the connection of the terminal to the network and authorizing the dispatching of the messages only if the conditions of configurations required to establish a connection of the terminal to the network are all satisfied, otherwise interrupting the connection of the terminal to the network, receiving from a management module remote from the terminal a signalling message ordering a disconnection of the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 18, 2017
    Assignee: Buzzinbees
    Inventors: Marc Lamberton, Michel Anslot, Gilles Coppe, Philippe Bouckaert
  • Patent number: 9584272
    Abstract: A first radio network node (110) and a method therein for measuring interference as well as a second radio network node (120) and a method therein for enabling the first radio network node to measure interference are disclosed. The first radio network node (110) obtains (201) configuration information for indicating a designated subframe in which a reference signal for measurement of the interference is to be transmitted by the second radio network node (120). The second radio network node (120) obtains (202) configuration information for configuring a designed subframe for transmission of a reference signal. The first radio network node (110) receives (205), in the designated subframe indicated by the configuration information, the reference signal transmitted by the second radio network node (120). The first radio network node (110) determines (206) a value of the interference based on the reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 28, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Shaohua Li, Zhiheng Guo, Jinhua Liu, Xinghua Song, Zhan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9578554
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques for improving a circuit-switched fallback (CSFB) user experience. In aspects, methods and systems for autonomously returning a user equipment (UE) from a 2G (2nd generation)/3G (3rd generation) network to an LTE (Long Term Evolution) network are provided. The UE may store a flag to note whether a current circuit switched (CS) call in the 2G/3G network is a result of a CSFB. The UE, in response to detecting a termination of the current CS call in the 2G/3G network and determining that the terminated call was a CSFB call (e.g., from the status of the flag), may trigger a mobility mechanism to autonomously return the UE to the LTE network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Bhupesh Manoharlal Umatt, Krishna Rao Mandadapu, Srinivasa Prasad Vangaru, Sathish Krishnamoorthy, Supratik Bhattacharjee, Joe Thomas, Thomas Klingenbrunn, Shyamal Ramachandran
  • Patent number: 9572198
    Abstract: A method and system is disclosed for inter-technology diversity. A transmitting device may concurrently transmit a communication unit, such as a data packet, on two or more different air interfaces to a receiving device. The receiving device may concurrently receive the two or more transmissions on two or more corresponding air interfaces, and may then apply forward error correction to the two or more received communication unit in order to recover an error-free version of the communication unit. The transmitting device could be a multi-modal base station (or other access element) of a wireless communication system, and the receiving device could be a multi-modal access terminal (AT) or other user equipment (UE). Additionally or alternatively, the transmitting device could be an AT or UE, and the receiving device could be a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Maulik Shah, Jason Sigg, Jasinder Singh, Kurt M. Landuyt
  • Patent number: 9572133
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments of the invention provide at least a method and apparatus to perform operations including transmitting an indication of a default configuration for a sub-frame having a downlink transmission portion and an uplink transmission portion; transmitting an indication of a preferred configuration for said sub-frame; and scheduling at least one of transmissions to and transmissions from a communication device according to said preferred sub-frame configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Jie Zhen Lin, Peter Skov, Jiang Chang, Chunli Wu, Chun Hai Yao
  • Patent number: 9571464
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and techniques for network-enabled device provisioning are disclosed herein. In some embodiments, a network-enabled device may include: a storage device; listening logic to wirelessly receive a plurality of key fragments from a corresponding plurality of peer devices, to cause storage of the plurality of key fragments in the storage device, and to receive an encrypted provisioning message from a management device; key generation logic to generate a decryption key based on the plurality of key fragments stored in the storage device to decrypt the encrypted provisioning message, and to decrypt the encrypted provisioning message using the decryption key; and control logic to provision the network-enabled device in accordance with instructions included in the decrypted provisioning message. Other embodiments may be disclosed and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Oleg Pogorelik, Efrat Levy, Alex Nayshtut
  • Patent number: 9565272
    Abstract: A content capability clearing house that can act as a trusted and neutral mediator among network providers to manage rich content capabilities among multiple networks is provided. Content capabilities that can be brokered include, but are not limited to, quality of service and content screening. In an embodiment, a content capability clearing house includes a receiver that receives content capability request messages and other messages from network providers. A content capability request message includes a quality of service request and/or a subscriber profile request for use with content screening and subscriber specific advertisements. The present invention includes a series of methods for determining content capabilities for data transmission over a transaction between a content provider and a subscriber in which a content capability clearing house is used to efficiently broker and manage the capability among multiple network providers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignees: Amdocs Development Limited, Amdocs Canadian Managed Services Inc.
    Inventors: Parham Momtahan, Mark Jones
  • Patent number: 9521700
    Abstract: Control of transitions between radio resource control, RRC, states for a wireless terminal in a radio access network is described. The radio resource control states comprise a first state and a second state. A calculation (702) is made of a prediction of an inter-arrival time, ITB, between data bursts to be handled. A detection (704) that a data burst is to be handled is done and then it is decided (706) whether to make a transition from the first state to the second state essentially immediately and upon termination of handling of the detected data burst if the prediction of the ITB is greater than a current ITB threshold. The current ITB threshold is a time interval that is depending on a function of RRC state transition costs and the fractional distribution of true predictions and false predictions of a plurality of predicted ITB values in relation to recorded ITB values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 22, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2016
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON
    Inventors: Hans Hannu, Jan Christoffersson
  • Patent number: 9503910
    Abstract: A relaying device is provided, which can mediate by using communications of a wireless apparatus without clipping off the beginning of verbal communication. The relaying device includes: a network interface that receives an audio signal as a group of packet trains via a network; a wireless apparatus interface to which a wireless apparatus is connected; a voice buffer that temporarily stores the audio signal; and a control unit that starts temporarily storing the audio signal in the voice buffer and requests the wireless apparatus to reserve a channel, when a leading packet of the group of packet trains is received, and that reads the temporarily stored audio signal from the voice buffer and transfers the audio signal to the wireless apparatus, after receiving from the wireless apparatus a reply indicating that a channel has been reserved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2016
    Assignee: Icom Incorporated
    Inventor: Hisaaki Matsushima
  • Patent number: 9485720
    Abstract: A method for controlling identification of a cell in a communication system may be proposed. The method may include: setting a cell by using a first cell index in user equipment (UE); receiving, by the UE, a control signal indicating that a cell index is changed from the first cell index to a second cell index; and setting the cell by using the second cell index without releasing the cell by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2016
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Sungjun Park, Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 9473220
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include devices, systems and/or methods of controlling wireless communication based on an orientation-related attribute of a wireless communication device. For example, a wireless communication device may include a controller to receive from a sensor orientation-related information indicating an orientation-related attribute of the wireless communication device, and to control an antenna scheme of one or more antennas of the wireless communication device based on said orientation-related information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Nati Dinur, Yaron Alpert, Menashe Sofer
  • Patent number: 9474067
    Abstract: Techniques for improving uplink throughput of UE uplink transmissions are disclosed. The UE may communicate with an eNB over an LTE wireless link using a first radio, and with a WLAN access point over a WLAN wireless link using a second radio. The UE may schedule a first portion of uplink data from an aggregating layer of the UE for transmission over the WLAN wireless link during a scheduling window, the scheduling based on an availability of access to the LTE wireless link. The UE may transmit the first portion of the uplink data over the WLAN wireless link during the scheduling window. The aggregation of the LTE wireless link with the WLAN wireless link may allow the UE to transmit uplink data from the aggregating layer of the UE over both the LTE wireless link or the WLAN wireless link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 18, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jelena Damnjanovic, Yongbin Wei, Fang Chen