Power Conservation Patents (Class 455/574)
  • Patent number: 10680857
    Abstract: A receiver for data recovery from a channel signal of a communications channel. The receiver includes a quantization circuit to generate a quantized code corresponding to the channel signal. A first decision circuit recovers, in a first signal processing mode, digital data for the channel signal based on the quantized representation of the channel signal. A second decision circuit recovers, in a second signal processing mode, the digital data for the channel signal based on the quantized representation of the channel signal. A controller selects between the first signal processing mode and the second signal processing mode based on a parameter indicative of a signal quality of the channel signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: eTopus Technology Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Keung Chan, Danfeng Xu, Yu Kou
  • Patent number: 10681517
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a first local area communication part configured to perform a first local area communication, a second local area communication part configured to perform a second local area communication at a lower power than the first local area communication part, and a control part configured to connect the first local area communication to other electronic devices by using the second local area communication part, wherein the second local area communication part may be configured to try a second local area communication with the other electronic devices after the connected first local area communication is disconnected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ji-Seon Hong, Veerabhadrappa Chilakanti, Jun-Sik Kwon, Joo-Hyung Lee, Eui-Bum Han
  • Patent number: 10674492
    Abstract: A device and method controlling working state change of a small cell and a base station including the device. The device includes: an information acquiring unit that acquires interference between a small cell to be controlled and an adjacent small cell and/or load of the small cell to be controlled; and a state change determination unit that determines working state change to be performed by the small cell to be controlled according to the acquired interference and/or load. The working state includes multiple sleep levels from low to high. A sleep degree of the small cell to be controlled in a low sleep level is less than a sleep degree of the small cell to be controlled in a high sleep level, the working state change being performed among multiple sleep levels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Qimei Cui, Ningyu Chen, Jiahui Liu, Yingni Zhang, Liang Zeng, Zhongbin Qin
  • Patent number: 10671404
    Abstract: Dynamic power management of integrated devices can be accomplished using game theory. In an example, power demands for individual devices (e.g., CPU, GPU, communications, etc.) can be controlled by governors. An engine can determine a system condition (e.g., docked or undocked) and use a reward and/or penalty matrix to determine power settings to provide to governors. Periodically, the engine can reevaluate the system condition and power settings for the governors. For example, device components can be modeled as players in a game. In the case of idle power management scenarios, the players can deploy cooperative gaming strategy to allow the system to be in a low power state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Rajeev D. Muralidhar, Harinarayanan Seshadri
  • Patent number: 10674457
    Abstract: Logic may comprise hardware and/or code to coordinate communications of wireless communications devices to reduce power consumption by stations. Logic may coordinate communications in an access point. Logic may generate and transmit a wake frame from the access point to the station to wake the receive circuitry of the station. Logic of the station may wake the receive circuitry from an idle mode, which may be a less linear and less sensitive mode, to a receiver (RX) active state, which is a high linear and high sensitivity mode. Once the receiver circuitry enters the RX active state, the station is ready to receive a transmission. Logic may implement the wake frame as a medium access control frame or as a null data packet, physical layer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minyoung Park, Thomas J. Kenney
  • Patent number: 10667211
    Abstract: A method of discontinuous reception (DRX) in a wireless transmit receive unit (WTRU) includes the WTRU receiving DRX setting information over a radio resource control (RRC) signal, and the WTRU receiving DRX activation information over medium access control (MAC) signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Mohammed Sammour, Arty Chandra, Jin Wang, Shankar Somasundaram
  • Patent number: 10667260
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and device in user equipment and a base station for wireless communication. The user equipment receives first information first, then monitors a first sequence in target air interface resources, and then receives a first radio signal if the first sequence is detected; wherein the target air interface resources are one of M candidate air interface resources, the first sequence is repeatedly transmitted Q times in the time-domain resources included in the target air interface resources, the M is related to the Q, the first information is used to determine the time-domain resources included in the target air interface resources, and the M and the Q are positive integers, respectively. The method in the present disclosure can reduce the signaling header overhead and simplify the implementation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Zheng Liu
  • Patent number: 10660040
    Abstract: Techniques are disclosed relating to wireless transmission energy budgets. In some embodiments, an apparatus is configured to determine wireless transmission energy budget for a plurality of time periods. In some embodiments, the apparatus determines budget differently depending on whether it is in a thermal mode or a peak power mode. In some embodiments, the apparatus blanks scheduled wireless transmissions that intersect with the battery signal. In some embodiments, for a time interval subsequent to assertion of the battery signal, the apparatus operates in the peak power mode and determines energy budget for periods based on an amount of energy used for wireless transmissions in a most recent period in which transmissions were blanked in response to the battery signal. In some embodiments, in the thermal mode, the energy budget is based on thermal information for the apparatus, but may also allow carryover of unused budget from previous periods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Li Su
  • Patent number: 10659306
    Abstract: An information processing device includes a communication unit, a storage unit, and a processor. The communication unit is connected to a network. The storage unit stores environment setting information indicating the environment of the device. The information is set according to the type of the network and the presence or absence of a virtual network created through the network. The processor sets the environment of the device based on the environment setting information in at least one of the following cases: when the network is switched to another network and when the presence or absence of the virtual network is changed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ryuichi Okamoto, Masaki Mukai
  • Patent number: 10645693
    Abstract: Wireless terminals and base stations support multiple modes of dedicated control channel operation wherein wireless terminals are allocated different amounts of dedicated uplink resources for reporting control information. A set of dedicated control channel segments is utilized by a wireless terminal to communicate uplink control information reports to its serving base station attachment point. Full tone and split-tone modes of dedicated control channel operation are supported. In full tone mode, a single wireless terminal is allocated each of the dedicated control channel segments associated with a single logical tone. In split tone mode, dedicated control channel segments associated with a single logical tone are allocated between different wireless terminals, with each of the multiple wireless terminals receiving a different non-overlapping subset of the dedicated control channel segments. Logical dedicated control channel tones can be dynamically reallocated for full-tone mode use or split tone mode use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vladimir Parizhsky, Rajiv Laroia, Junyi Li, Sathyadev Venkata Uppala, Arnab Das
  • Patent number: 10645646
    Abstract: A communication system and method for operating or evaluating the communication system includes powering a plurality of base stations each operating in at least a sleep mode and an active mode, wherein the base station operates in the sleep mode with less power consumption than in the active mode; analyzing an overall power consumption for powering the plurality of base stations with respect to a grade of service of the communication system; and switching at least one of the plurality of base stations to operate between the sleep mode and the active mode based on a result associated with the overall power consumption and/or the grade of service. Each of the plurality of base stations in sleep mode is further arranged to pass a service request to a nearby base station in the plurality of base stations such that the service request is handled by the respective nearby base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: CITY UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
    Inventors: Jingjin Timothy Wu, Wing Ming Eric Wong, Moshe Zukerman, Jun Guo
  • Patent number: 10645639
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for exchanging network connection access technology information amongst nodes in a communication network. An access point device such as a router can include an indication of the access technology used for its network connection in a local network advertisement message. A network device can connect to the router using one type of access technology, but use the router's network access technology type to determine its operating information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Suresh Krishnan, David Rahmer
  • Patent number: 10640064
    Abstract: A power management method for a vehicle is provided, and includes: upon a power switch of the vehicle being switched from a conductive state to a non-conductive state, controlling an electrical system of the vehicle to temporarily supply a wireless communication module of the vehicle with electric power and activating a timer; determining whether an elapsed time has reached a predetermined duration according to the timer; when the determination is affirmative, controlling the electrical system to stop supplying electric power; and when the determination is negative, controlling the timer to stop timing upon the power switch being switched from the non-conductive state to the activated state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: KWANG YANG MOTOR CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chen-Sheng Lin, Yi-Yang Tsai, Chi-Hui Hsu, Nai-Kun Yeh, Te-Chuan Liu, Li-Hui Chen, Ping-Chen Su
  • Patent number: 10645480
    Abstract: An electronic device and method for operating the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jae-Hyun Jo, Jungsu Kim, Byoung-Chul Lee, Seunguk Jang, Donghoon Hyun, Ilsung Hong, Donghyoun Son, Sang-Hyeok Sim, Gwangho Hwang, Kyukang Lee
  • Patent number: 10628337
    Abstract: A method, executed by one or more processors, includes monitoring a plurality of ambient condition sensors configured to sense a plurality of ambient conditions that are relevant to a plurality of communication modes provided by at least one user I/O device, deactivating a first communication mode of the plurality of communication modes and activating a second communication mode of the plurality of communication modes in response to determining, via the plurality of ambient condition sensors, that one or more of the plurality of ambient conditions are not conducive to the first communication mode and that the plurality of ambient conditions are collectively more conducive to the second communication mode than the first communication mode. A corresponding apparatus and computer program product are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Judith O. Uchidiuno, Xiying Wang, Justin D. Weisz
  • Patent number: 10631167
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided which automatically adjusts settings based on the environment of the electronic device. The settings of the electronic device which are adjusted may be security settings, filter settings, or status for instant messaging in dependence on the determined location of the electronic device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Ahmed E. Hassan, Denny Chiu, John Ferguson Wilson
  • Patent number: 10609700
    Abstract: A downlink control information (DCI), such as a blanking DCI (bDCI) message may be transmitted by a base station (e.g., eNB) and received by a mobile device (e.g., UE). The bDCI may indicate that the eNB will not transmit a subsequent DCI to the UE for a duration of time. The UE may be in continuous reception mode or connected discontinuous reception (C-DRX) mode. The UE may therefore determine to enter a sleep state or take other action. The bDCI may specify an explicit blanking duration, or an index indicating a blanking duration from a lookup table, and/or the blanking duration (and/or a blanking duration offset value) may be determined in advance, e.g., semi-statically. When the UE is in C-DRX mode, the UE may be configured such that either the sleep/wake period of the C-DRX mode or the blanking period of the bDCI may take precedence over the other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Johnson O. Sebeni, Yang Li, Zhu Ji, Yuchul Kim, Wei Zeng, Dawei Zhang, Haijing Hu, Xiangying Yang, Li Su
  • Patent number: 10607520
    Abstract: The exemplary embodiments herein provide a method for environmental adaptation of electronic display characteristics, comprising the steps of determining the sunset and sunrise times for the day and determining whether the present time is between sunrise and sunset or between sunset and sunrise. An exemplary method would then proceed by selecting a gamma for the display based on whether the present time is between sunrise and sunset or between sunset and sunrise, and driving the display at the selected gamma. The gamma can further be selected based on Artificial Ambient Light Sensor (AAS) data, which can be calculated during sunrise and sunset transition times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: Manufacturing Resources International, Inc.
    Inventors: John Schuch, William Dunn, Rick De Laet, Dan Safstrom, Harry Presley, Jerry Wasinger
  • Patent number: 10596417
    Abstract: Apparatus, systems, and methods for monitoring the performance of an individual during a fitness activity are disclosed. A method of monitoring the performance of a participant engaged in a fitness activity includes receiving a GPS signal during the fitness activity at a portable fitness device used by the participant; determining participant performance data based on the received GPS signal; at a stationary position beacon, transmitting location data associated with the location of the stationary position beacon; at a mobile participant receiver supported by the participant, receiving the location data from the stationary position beacon; and modifying the participant performance data based on the data received from the stationary position beacon.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: adidas AG
    Inventors: Jon Harald Werner, Christian Dibenedetto, Stephen John Black
  • Patent number: 10602459
    Abstract: A system is disclosed, comprising: a solar panel; an electric power supply source; a wireless fronthaul access point coupled to a radio mast and in communication with a remote baseband unit, the wireless fronthaul access point further comprising a first millimeter wave wireless interface; a self-organizing network module in communication with a coordinating server; and an antenna-integrated radio for providing access to user equipments (UEs), mounted within line of sight on the radio mast with the wireless fronthaul access point, the antenna-integrated radio further comprising: a second millimeter wave wireless interface configured to receive the digital I and Q signaling information from the remote baseband unit wirelessly via the wireless fronthaul access point, wherein the wireless fronthaul access point thereby wirelessly couples the remote baseband unit and the antenna-integrated radio. Synchronization is used to pack used resource blocks to reduce the duty cycle of the PAs, thereby reducing power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 24, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Steven Paul Papa, Prashanth Rao, Yang Cao, Rajesh Kumar Mishra
  • Patent number: 10595163
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are provided herein for updating directions to a container. In one embodiment an apparatus for updating directions to a container comprises a container housing, a movement sensor attached to the container housing, a wireless transceiver; and a control circuit coupled to the movement sensor and the wireless transceiver. The control circuit being configured to: detect a relocation of the container housing via the movement sensor, determine an estimated new location of the container, and send, via the wireless transceiver, the estimated new location to a computing device to initiate an update of a direction to the container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 17, 2020
    Assignee: Walmart Apollo, LLC
    Inventor: Bruce W. Wilkinson
  • Patent number: 10588072
    Abstract: The wireless apparatus and network node disclosed herein facilitate the selection and use of one of multiple RATs for communications between the wireless apparatus and the network node. The selected RAT provides a lower energy consumption at the wireless apparatus for the communications with the network node. To that end, the wireless apparatus selects between at least two RATs, e.g., first and second RATs, where the first and second RATs are both coordinated by a network node in communication with the wireless apparatus, and where a system bandwidth of the second RAT and a system bandwidth of the first RAT are both comprised within a third system bandwidth of a third RAT coordinated by the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Joakim Axmon, Muhammad Kazmi, Santhan Thangarasa
  • Patent number: 10588087
    Abstract: A communications system and method provide power-saving while maintaining required protocol timing resolution. In a communication system that requires a high-frequency, high-precision, but high-power, clock source to meet timing requirements, selective disablement and re-enablement of the high-frequency clock provides for both timing precision and power reduction in the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: Arm Limited
    Inventors: Edgar H. Callaway, Jr., Vasan Venkataraman
  • Patent number: 10582450
    Abstract: A system of controlling one or more building automation devices. The system may incorporate communicating over a first network with one or more network connected devices. An access point for the first network may be utilized to facilitate communication among the network connected devices. One or more of the network connected devices may be a low power device that has a first mode and a second mode. The low power device may expend less energy in one of the first mode and the second than in the other of the first mode and the second mode. The system may allow network devices connected to the first network to receive details about the low power device while the low power device is operating with the first mode and the second mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 3, 2020
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Santosh Mallikarjuna Mandiganal, Robert D. Juntunen, Soumitri Kolavennu, Gabriel A. Bergman
  • Patent number: 10575340
    Abstract: A radio communication apparatus performing radio communication based on either role, a master or a slave, includes a role change receiver receiving a role change request from a slave to a master when the radio communication apparatus has a role of slave and has established connection to another radio communication apparatus operating as a master, and a receiver awaiting identification information transmitted by the other radio communication apparatus by receiving multiple channels including a given channel in a given pattern when the role change receiver receives the change request. The receiver receives the multiple channels in the given pattern such that the time or number of times of awaiting the identification information on the given channel is longer or higher than a given comparison criterion for when the role change receiver does not receive the change request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Tsutomu Terazaki, Toshihiro Takahashi, Ryo Okumura, Takahiro Tomida
  • Patent number: 10575133
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to computer-implemented systems and methods for transmitting and receiving audio and video data. A method may include determining, by a device including one or more processors and a plurality of antennas, that the device is in an active state. The method may also include determining, via the plurality of antennas in response to a location request, location information associated with the device. Furthermore, the method may include receiving, from at least one sensor component included in the device, sensor information associated with the device. Additionally, the method may include determining, based at least in part on the location information and the sensor information, a scan rate adjustment event. The method may further include adjusting a current scan rate of the first antenna to a second scan rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Wey-Yi W. Guy, Chai-Hung S. Kuo
  • Patent number: 10575142
    Abstract: A first radio has duplex communication with a second radio, without using a base station by using a multiple-access protocol system. The first radio is configured to perform as a slave radio and then switch to be a master radio based on a master flag. A master radio provides timing synchronization and/or assigns transmission slots for radios in the multiple-access protocol system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: Dominant Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald H. Fraser
  • Patent number: 10575254
    Abstract: A wireless signal transceiver device including an RF transceiver, a microcontroller, and a wake-up module is disclosed. Wherein, the microcontroller is electrically connected to the RF transceiver, and the wake-up module is electrically connected to the microcontroller. The power-saving control method for the wireless signal transceiver device includes making the RF transceiver to operate in the first sleeping mode, waiting to receive an RF wires signal, and determining whether there is a triggering signal included in the RF wireless signal or not; if not, returning to step B, and if yes, sending out a wake-up signal to the microcontroller according to the triggering signal so as to enable the microcontroller to control the RF transceiver to change from the first sleeping mode to the first operation mode. Whereby, it is favorable to prevent the RF transceiver from consuming electric power continuously so as to save power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: GRAND MATE CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Chung-Chin Huang, Chin-Ying Huang, Hsin-Ming Huang, Hsing-Hsiung Huang, Yen-Jen Yeh, Chiang-Wen Lai
  • Patent number: 10568149
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) can determine that a thermal condition or a battery condition is satisfied with regard to the UE, wherein the UE is associated with a 4G/Long Term Evolution (4G/LTE) connection and a 5G/New Radio (5G/NR) connection; determine whether the 5G/NR connection is to be activated or deactivated based on the thermal condition or the battery condition; transmit a tracking area update request based on determining that the thermal condition or the battery condition is satisfied; transmit capability information, wherein, when the 5G/NR connection is to be activated, the capability information indicates a 5G/NR capability of the UE, and wherein, when the 5G/NR connection is to be deactivated, the capability information does not indicate the 5G/NR capability of the UE; and deactivate or activate a 5G/NR modem of the UE based on determining that the thermal condition or the battery condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent And Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Andrew E. Youtz, Lily Zhu, Xin Wang, Balaji L. Raghavachari
  • Patent number: 10560322
    Abstract: A narrow-band wireless data network includes a central provisioning server that is configured for providing command and control data to the network, to retain the mesh-tree structure of the network, and to manage and retain all sensor data and new connection requests. A gateway device is connected to the central provisioning server for communicating with the network through a first and a second radio receiver/transmitter that is configured to send and receive data on at least one frequency channel. Multiple device nodes that control and communicate with associated sensor devices for collecting sensor data. The device nodes interpret and execute commands transmitted from the gateway device or other device nodes on the network addressed to individual device nodes. The commands are executed with no acknowledgment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Synap Technologies Ltd.
    Inventor: Thomas Kwan
  • Patent number: 10551920
    Abstract: Provided are a wearable device and a method of operating the same. The wearable device includes: a display configured to display content; a user input unit configured to receive a command of a wearer; and a controller configured to: when the content is reproduced in a state in which the wearable device is worn, output, through the display and based on content reproduction related information of the wearable device, information informing the wearer that stopping reproduction of the content is requestable, and control to stop the reproduction of the content in response to a reproduction stop request for the content, received through the user input unit in response to the output information, wherein the content reproduction related information corresponds to information influential on a health of the wearer when the content is reproduced in the state in which the wearable device is worn.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Ga-hyun Joo
  • Patent number: 10554251
    Abstract: A first wireless device determines, while a first and second wireless transceiver are powered off, start of a service period. The first wireless transceiver is turned on in response to the determination to enable the first wireless device to establish communication via a LP wireless channel while the second wireless transceiver is off. The first wireless device receives a request frame from a second wireless device and a time of a timing function is updated based on the request frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Liwen Chu, Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou
  • Patent number: 10542489
    Abstract: A terminal wakeup method and an apparatus are disclosed. The method includes: if an access point fails to send a data frame to a station, and the access point fails to send a data frame to the station after channel switching, sending, by the access point, a wakeup signal to the station to wake up the station. According to the method, a data frame loss caused by channel switching can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Mingming Zhang, Keming Zhao
  • Patent number: 10536935
    Abstract: Disclosed are reporting and controlling methods for DRX (Discontinuous Reception) parameter and terminal moving velocity and devices thereof, which are used to decrease the network resource wasting and reduce the terminal power consumption. The reporting and controlling method for DRX parameter includes the following steps: the network side sends indication information which indicates whether the terminal is permitted to report DRX reference parameter or DRX parameter configuration advice to the terminal, and the indication information is used to indicate the terminal to report DRX reference parameter or DRX parameter configuration advice when it receives the indication for permitting reporting reference parameter or DRX parameter configuration advice, and not report DRX reference parameter or DRX configuration advice when it receives the indication for not permitting reporting reference parameter or DRX configuration advice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Youjun Gao, Nan Hu, Chunfeng Cui
  • Patent number: 10516965
    Abstract: An HVAC control system, wherein a building temperature is controlled to a comfort temperature set point when users are inside the geofence and is allowed to deviate from the comfort temperature set point when all users are outside of the geofence. The amount that the building temperature is allowed to deviate from the comfort temperature set point may be in accordance with how long the users have remained outside of the geofence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 24, 2019
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Soumitri Kolavennu, Kevin L. Weirich
  • Patent number: 10510042
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining an inventory. The methods comprise: placing an RFID tag in a first operational mode in which at least one communication operation or device of the RFID tag is disabled or bypassed; performing first operations by the RFID tag to determine when it is time to begin communications in accordance with the time slotted communications scheme; transitioning an operational mode of the RFID tag from the first operational mode to a second operational mode in which the communication operation(s) or device of the RFID tag is enabled or no longer bypassed, in response to a determination that it is time for the RFID tag to begin communications; and transitioning the operational mode of the RFID tag back into the first operational mode when the RFID tag's communications with a remote tag reader for inventory determination purposes are complete or a time slot has expired.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: Sensormatic Electronics, LLC
    Inventors: Craig E. Trivelpiece, Steve E. Trivelpiece
  • Patent number: 10499241
    Abstract: A user device is provided. The user device comprises a transceiver configured to: receive a first Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI), wherein the first RNTI is valid for a first set of network nodes of a radio communication network; receive at least one second RNTI, wherein the second RNTI is valid for a second set of network nodes of the radio communication network, and wherein the first set of network nodes and the second set of network nodes are different sets of network nodes; transmit data to the radio communication network, or receive data from the radio communication network, using the first RNTI or the second RNTI. Furthermore, a network node and corresponding methods, a computer program, and a computer program product are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Petteri Kela, Henrik Lundqvist, Henrik Olofsson
  • Patent number: 10499334
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies provided herein can provide power efficient radio receiver control for user equipment that can connect to a wireless network. A user equipment executing instructions via a processor can confirm that a battery charge state of the user equipment indicates charged or charging, and can check a user interface state of the user equipment. The user equipment can have at least one radio receiver that is initially active to support communicative coupling with the access point via a primary component carrier radio link. Based on the user interface state and/or the battery charge state that indicates charged or charging, the user equipment can activate additional radio receivers that are available to support the primary component carrier radio link until an active receiver capacity for supporting the primary component carrier radio link is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignees: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P., AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Arthur Richard Brisebois, Haywood Peitzer, Jianchun Zhou
  • Patent number: 10495764
    Abstract: An inventory tracking system includes a tracking device coupled to a transport structure that is designed to carry items. The tracking device includes a processor as well as several modules operatively connected to the processor for determining the location of the transport structure. The tracking device determines location using a short-range communication module when the tracking device is within a storage facility. When outside of the storage facility, the tracking device determines a location of the transport structure using a satellite navigation module. A mobile communication module is used to determine the location of the transport structure if neither the short-range communication module nor the satellite navigation module is successful.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Bastian Solutions, LLC
    Inventors: William A. Bastian, II, Carlos Lemus, Logan Wendholt
  • Patent number: 10496148
    Abstract: Technologies for managing power consumption include a power management device that determines a context associated with a user of computing devices located within a building and in communication with the power management device. The power management device compares the context associated with the user to a power management policy. The power management policy includes power management rules that define power consumption levels for the computing devices based on the context associated with the user. The power management device communicates with the computing devices to adjust the power consumption levels in response to the context associated with the user satisfying a power management rule.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Tomer Rider, Rachel Cohen
  • Patent number: 10499379
    Abstract: Embodiments of systems and methods for wireless communication in a wireless network include generation of a bandwidth query report poll (BQRP) frame by an access point and transmission of the BQRP frame to multiple wireless stations. The BQRP frame includes a bandwidth query for each station. Each wireless station receives the BQRP frame and generates a bandwidth query report. The bandwidth query report includes channel availability information at a corresponding wireless station. The access point allocates channel resources to each wireless station according to the channel availability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Avago Technologies International Sales Pte. Limited
    Inventors: Zhou Lan, Matthew J. Fischer
  • Patent number: 10492144
    Abstract: A communication system includes: a communication terminal, configured to be ready to communicate within a predetermined time interval; a management entity, coupled with the communication terminal, wherein the predetermined time interval is stored in the management entity; and a communication entity, coupled with the management entity, wherein the communication entity is configured to transmit a connection request for requesting establishment of a communication link to the communication terminal to the management entity at a first time. The management entity is configured to check, responsive to the connection request, whether the first time falls within the predetermined time interval, and if the first time does not fall within the predetermined time interval, to transmit information about a communication time to the communication entity at which communication time the communication terminal is ready to communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Andreas Neubacher
  • Patent number: 10492105
    Abstract: An example method includes receiving, from a high bitrate communication device, a first request to communicate via a high bitrate communication protocol; responding to the first request from the high bitrate communication device by establishing a high bitrate communication session; sending, after the high bitrate communication session is established, a second request to the high bitrate communication device to communicate via a low bitrate communication protocol; receiving, from the high bitrate communication device, a response associated with the second request; and establishing a low bitrate communication session using the low bitrate communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jun Yuan, Xin Wang, Nanjun Qian
  • Patent number: 10491610
    Abstract: A software signature transceiver includes a signature receiver configured to couple to a programmable electronic device and sense a signature signal generated by the programmable electronic device, wherein the signature signal varies according to computer program codes executed by the programmable electronic device, and a signature transmitter operably connected to the signature receiver, the signature transmitter configured to transmit a signature transmission signal corresponding to the signature signal. A corresponding method to use the software signature transceiver and a software monitoring device to determine whether unknown software is executing on a programmable electronic device is also disclosed herein. A corresponding system comprising the programmable electronic device, the software signature transceiver, and a software monitoring device is also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Keith A. Jenkins, Raphael P. Robertazzi, Alberto Valdes Garcia
  • Patent number: 10492142
    Abstract: Described herein are various wake-up procedures for user equipments (UEs). A UE may include a low power wake-up radio (LP-WUR) separate from a front end module (FEM). The LP-WUR may remain awake continuously (or at high-frequency intervals) and monitor for a wakeup signal, allowing the FEM to remain powered down in the absence of downlink data. When the LP-WUR detects a wakeup signal configured for the LP-WUR, the LP-WUR may be configured to wake up the FEM to receive incoming downlink data. Various network components may be configured to ensure UEs with LP-WURs receive corresponding wake-up signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Maruti Gupta Hyde, Minyoung Park, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Vallabhajosyula S. Somayazulu
  • Patent number: 10481666
    Abstract: Embodiments herein disclose a method and system for optimizing communication in a heterogeneous network. The method includes forming, by a non-constrained device, an association between the non-constrained device and a constrained device, wherein the association is formed by the non-constrained device in response to receiving an association request broadcasted by the constrained device. Further, the method includes sending, by the non-constrained device, sleep information to the constrained device, wherein the sleep information for the constrained device is computed at the non-constrained device based on at least one parameter associated with the heterogeneous network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Bharat Kumar Prathipati, Chethan K Puttanna, Jun-Hyung Kim
  • Patent number: 10477472
    Abstract: A method is provided for optimizing energy efficiency over an energy-harvesting Long Term Evolution cellular network. The method includes assigning (a) resource blocks, (b) transmission modes, and (c) bit loadings on the resource blocks to a set of users such that (i) the assigned resource blocks satisfy a system of linear ascending inequality constraints, and (ii) respective sums of the bit loadings for each of the users do not exceed respective queue sizes pertaining to the each of the users. The method further includes incorporating a resource block and transmission mode assignment for a user into downlink scheduler of a base station to cause the downlink scheduler to perform downlink scheduling in accordance with the resource block and transmission mode assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Narayan Prasad, Sampath Rangarajan, Hajar Mahdavi-Doost
  • Patent number: 10470151
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention relate to a method and device for controlling detachment of a mobile terminal. The method comprises: upon deactivation, a mobile terminal starts a first timer, and sends to a network apparatus deactivation indication information used to indicate that the mobile terminal is deactivated, such that the network apparatus starts a second timer to time synchronously with the first timer; and upon expiration of the first timer, the mobile terminal performs detachment operation if the mobile terminal is not reactivated. The method and device for controlling detachment of a mobile terminal in the embodiments of the present invention can effectively reduce signaling costs of ATTACH/DETACH processes, especially for services involving frequent ATTACH/DETACH operations, such as V2X, and improve system efficiency, thus reducing delay of a first-time access of a mobile terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 5, 2019
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 10459511
    Abstract: Provided is a display device. The display device includes a wireless communication unit configured to transmit/receive a packet according to a wireless communication manner, a storage unit configured to store information of at least one wake-up registration device, and a controller configured to allow the wireless communication unit to operate in a wake-up mode when power of the display device is turned off. The wireless communication unit outputs a first packet including information of the display device as operating in the wake-up mode, receives a second packet corresponding to a response of the outputted first packet, and turns on the power of the display device on the basis of the received second packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sangrok Lee, Sunho Hwang, Kwangseob Jeong, Sijin Kim, Eunjung Lee
  • Patent number: 10454506
    Abstract: Described herein are front-end architectures and wireless devices that support uplink carrier aggregation and simultaneous MIMO operations in a plurality of band combinations. The front-end architectures include a combination of low-band, mid-band, high-band, MIMO, and uplink carrier aggregation modules to provide the described functionality. The architectures include an antenna switch module coupled to a first antenna and to a second antenna. The second antenna is coupled to the antenna switch module through a diplexer that combines high- and mid-band signals with low-band signals received from a low-band module, the low-band signals coupled to the diplexer without passing through the antenna switch module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: SKYWORKS SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Richard King, David Richard Pehlke, John Chi-Shuen Leung