With Indication (e.g., Visual Or Voice Signalling, Etc.) Patents (Class 455/67.7)
  • Patent number: 10206091
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and apparatus for monitoring User Equipment (UE) reachability in a wireless communication system. More specifically, a method for monitoring UE reachability in a wireless communication system comprises receiving, by a Mobile Management Entity (MME), a message for monitoring the UE reachability including UE reachability related indication from a Home Subscriber Server (HSS); and allocating, by the MME, an Active Time to a UE, wherein the UE reachability related indication is used for setting the Active Time of the UE and wherein the UE reachability indication is used for the UE to stay reachable so that downlink data that a server wants to transmit to the UE can be transmitted to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim
  • Patent number: 10097401
    Abstract: A technique of providing performance management (PM) data by a network element of a wireless network to an Operations and Maintenance, OAM, system to which the network element is connected. A method embodiment of the providing PM data to the OAM system to which the network element is connected, the PM data being related to one or more objects associated with the network element, includes determining, by the network element, whether at least one of the one or more objects is an unmirrored object, the unmirrored object being invisible to the OAM system. If at least one of the one or more objects is an unmirrored object, the method accumulates, by the network element, PM data of the at least one unmirrored object with PM data of further objects associated with the network element; and provides, by the network element, the accumulated PM data to the OAM system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Stefan Engström, Tobias Ahlström
  • Patent number: 10091387
    Abstract: Provided is an operating method of an image forming apparatus, the operating method including broadcasting a plurality of packets comprising identification information of the image forming apparatus; receiving a connection request comprising the identification information of the image forming apparatus from a mobile terminal which received some packets from among the plurality of broadcasted packets; and connecting to the mobile terminal, based on the connection request, wherein the connection request is transmitted from the mobile terminal when received signal strengths of the some packets received by the mobile terminal are equal to or greater than a first threshold value. In this regard, the first threshold value may indicate a received signal strength greater than a minimum received signal strength at which communication with the mobile terminal is available.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: S-Printing Solution Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hyun-wook Park, Naveen Maheshwari, Mok-hwa Lim, Kang-yub Kim, Byoung-yue Kim, Eun-young Jung
  • Patent number: 10084673
    Abstract: A network test system, a method of performing site acceptance testing for a communications network site, and a computer program product for testing a communications network site are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, the network test system includes: (1) a mobile testing device configured to collect RF data from the communications network site and device location data corresponding to the RF data, and (2) a shakedown server configured to receive the RF data and device location data from the mobile testing device, derive depth data and spread data of each sector based on the RF data and device location data, and automatically determine a MIMO issue at the communications network site based on a comparison of the depth and spread data to pre-defined scenarios.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Verveba Telecom LLC
    Inventors: Gayatri Sirure, Manik Arora
  • Patent number: 10084849
    Abstract: A system and method in which a remote control application executes on a mobile computing device having a processor, a communication device, and an accelerometer and/or a gyroscope. The mobile computing device interfaces with the content provided on a display device that is separate and remote from the mobile computing device. First information is generated that represents a respective location within the display device and usable to provide a graphical representation on the display device with the content at the respective location. Movement is detected and second information representing a different respective position within the display device is generated. The second information is usable to provide the graphical representation on the display device with the content substantially at the different respective position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: TOUCHCAST LLC
    Inventor: Edo Segal
  • Patent number: 10080143
    Abstract: An antenna of a network asset may be placed at a location determined based on a signal quality analysis carried out using a clutter object data set characterizing the influences of real world objects present in an area on signal propagation. The clutter object data set may be generated based on a set of clutter object data files each of which corresponds to a respective type of real world object. Clutter object data files may be generated based on an image of the area and each includes data representing the positions of pixels having a spectral characteristic indicative of the corresponding object type. The object clutter data set may include information derived from the object data files according to a relative hierarchical order of object types.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: ClearSky Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Alberto E. Rubio
  • Patent number: 9838884
    Abstract: A radio wave status indicating apparatus is provided, the radio wave status indicating apparatus comprising: a radio wave intensity receiving unit that receives, from a communication apparatus, incoming radio wave intensity of the communication apparatus; a positional information acquiring unit that acquires positional information indicating a position of the communication apparatus; an expected value acquiring unit that acquires an expected value of incoming radio wave intensity at a position indicated by the positional information; a radio wave intensity comparing unit that compares the incoming radio wave intensity received by the radio wave intensity receiving unit with the expected value acquired by the expected value acquiring unit; and an indication information transmitting unit that transmits indication information based on a result of comparison by the radio wave intensity comparing unit to at least one of the communication apparatus and a communication terminal pre-registered in the communication ap
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: SoftBank Corp.
    Inventor: Masayuki Kamimura
  • Patent number: 9596165
    Abstract: A testing device comprises a storage unit (17), a display unit (11) and a control unit (12). The storage unit (17) is embodied to store messages of at least one test performed on at least one device under test. The control unit (12) is embodied to read in and display on the display unit (11) at least a part of the messages. The control unit (12) provides a view-generating device (14), which is embodied simultaneously to generate and display by means of the display unit (11) at least two views in each case with at least a part of the messages to be displayed. In this context, the views are displayed in a synchronized manner.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 14, 2017
    Assignee: ROHDE & SCHWARZ GMBH & CO. KG
    Inventors: Thomas Moosburger, Guido Lauerburg
  • Patent number: 9380470
    Abstract: A radio communication device including a receiver configured to receive radio signals, a measurement circuit configured to measure the receiving quality of received radio signals, and a controller configured to control the measurement circuit such that a first measurement is carried out using a first frequency bandwidth, thereby determining a first receiving quality, and if the determined first receiving quality fulfills a first receiving quality criterion, a second measurement is carried out using a second frequency bandwidth, wherein the second frequency bandwidth is larger than the first frequency bandwidth, thereby determining a second receiving quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 28, 2016
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Maik Bienas, Michael Eckert, Hyung-Nam Choi, Manfred Zimmermann
  • Patent number: 9258048
    Abstract: The present invention discloses method and terminal for feeding back channel state information. The method comprises: UE determining channel state information comprising first-type PMI and/or second-type PMI according to indication information, wherein first-type PMI is used for indicating index of one first precoding matrix in first precoding codebook, each first precoding matrix is used for mapping channel information of one wideband and/or long-term channel; second-type PMI is used for indicating index of one second precoding matrix in second precoding codebook, each second precoding matrix is used for mapping channel information of one subband and/or short-term channel; UE feeding back first-type PMI in PUCCH periodically and feeding back second-type PMI in PUSCH periodically or non-periodically, or, feeding back first-type PMI and second-type PMI in PUCCH.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2016
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Ruyue Li, Jun Xu, Yijian Chen, Bo Dai, Junfeng Zhang
  • Patent number: 9148841
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for correcting error events associated with identity provisioning. In one embodiment, repeated requests for access control clients are responded to with the execution of a provisioning feedback mechanism which is intended to prevent the unintentional (or even intentional) over-consumption or waste of network resources via the delivery of an excessive amount of access control clients. These provisioning feedback mechanisms include rate-limiting algorithms and/or methodologies which place a cost on the user. Apparatus for implementing the aforementioned provisioning feedback mechanisms are also disclosed and include specialized user equipment and/or network side equipment such as a subscriber identity module provisioning server (SPS).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2015
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Li, Stephan V. Schell
  • Patent number: 9042823
    Abstract: Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments enable devices to disconnect a communication connection. In an example embodiment, a method includes measuring, by an apparatus, a power level of one or more wireless communication messages received from a selected wireless device over a wireless communication connection, after an interval following an establishment of the wireless communication connection; and disconnecting, by the apparatus, the wireless communication connection with the selected wireless device, if the one or more wireless communication messages received over the wireless communication connection, has a measured power level greater than a threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Arto Palin, Vesa Luukkala
  • Patent number: 9042839
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a test system for displaying log information about the communication of a plurality of pseudo-base stations such that each pseudo-base station can be identified. A mobile communication terminal test system includes a display device which is connected to a plurality of pseudo-base station apparatuses through a network, receives a packet transmitted from each of the plurality of pseudo-base station apparatuses, and displays a communication log between layers on a display unit on the basis of log data included in the packet. The display device includes an information storage unit that stores information associated with the address of each of the plurality of pseudo-base station apparatuses in advance and a log data storage unit that stores the log data such that the pseudo-base station apparatus which has performed the communication can be identified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: ANRITSU CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hayato Takahashi
  • Patent number: 9020443
    Abstract: A measure of signal strength is determined based on a signal received within a communication network. For example, a communication device, such as a mobile telephone, may determine the measure of signal strength within the communication network. A reception status is determined based on the measure of signal strength. A color of a skin of a communication device is caused to change from a first color to a second color, based on the reception status.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 28, 2015
    Inventor: Jonathan A. Tyler
  • Patent number: 9014650
    Abstract: A method and device may be used to produce a received interference value in wireless communications. The device may include one or more components to measure a received power of a channel and measure an average noise plus interference power of the channel. The device may include a processor configured to calculate a received signal to noise indicator (RSNI) value. The RSNI may be based on the measured received power and the measured average noise plus interference power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 21, 2015
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Joseph A. Kwak
  • Publication number: 20150105026
    Abstract: A method for showing an instant notice on another device is disclosed. The method includes the steps of: a) installing a first application and a second application to a mobile device and a personal computer, respectively; b) operably connecting the mobile device to the computer; c) executing the first application to monitor if an incoming event occurs in the mobile device; d) the first application sending a message about the incoming event to the second application; and e) the second application showing a notice window on a display screen of the computer.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Publication date: April 16, 2015
    Applicant: I/O INTERCONNECT INC.
    Inventor: Gary Kung
  • Patent number: 8963736
    Abstract: A system and method for portable instrumentation is proposed, comprising a server computer and a portable instrument that is wirelessly connectable to the server computer. The portable instrument comprises sensors for performing respective physical or electrochemical measurements, and a hand-held computer that is operably connectable to the sensors. The hand-held computer is configured to record and transmit the measurements to the server computer. The hand-held computer evaluates a real-time wireless connection quality between the portable instrument and the server computer. When the wireless connection quality shows a declining trend, the hand-held computer determines a spatial boundary where the portable instrument reaches a dead zone with wireless connection quality below a predetermined threshold. The hand-held computer then requests pre-recorded data from the server computer to be forwarded to the portable instrument before the portable instrument reaches the spatial boundary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 24, 2015
    Assignee: ODM Technology Inc.
    Inventor: Ord Millar
  • Patent number: 8948744
    Abstract: A spatio-temporal random voting scheme is provided that incorporates location distribution, spatial randomness, and temporal randomness in the collection of information from a plurality of sensing devices within the cognitive network. The region is divided into a plurality of sectors, where each sector is a portion of the region. A subset of sectors is selected from the plurality of sectors in the region to provide spatial randomness. A device is randomly selected from each sector in the subset of sectors to provide additional spatial randomness to the information collection process. Temporal randomness may be introduced by randomly selecting a timeslot within a sensing window period in which devices are to scan a frequency spectrum band to determine if a signal energy above a threshold is detected. Sensing reports are then collected from the selected sensing devices and used to determine whether the frequency spectrum band is available or in use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 3, 2015
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yong Jin Kim, Lakshminath Reddy Dondeti, Stephen Jay Shellhammer, Wenyi Zhang
  • Patent number: 8938201
    Abstract: The present invention relates to simulation on a lab workbench of conditions that would be encountered by a mobile device during a so-called drive test, which involves transporting the mobile device along a course so that it encounters fading and changing wireless access points used normally to connect the mobile device to a wireless network but in this case used to locate the device. The instrument and method also support parametric testing of transceivers used for WiFi positioning and, optionally, GNSS positioning by the same mobile device used for WiFi positioning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 20, 2015
    Assignee: Spirent Communications, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter George Boulton
  • Patent number: 8928759
    Abstract: A cognitive radio band device uses information gleaned from a database inquiry based on geo-location information in combination with spectrum sensing to determine if cognitive radio channels are available for unlicensed use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 6, 2015
    Assignee: Aurora Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Lingjie Li, Jung Yee
  • Publication number: 20140370820
    Abstract: A method includes identifying an amount of time that a wireless device has or does not have redundant connectivity in a wireless network during a specified time period. The method also includes identifying a redundant wireless connection availability of the wireless device during the specified time period. Identifying the amount of time that the wireless device has or does not have redundant connectivity could include identifying connection events associated with the wireless device. The connection events can include events in which a wireless connection with the wireless device is formed and events in which a wireless connection with the wireless device is dropped. Time periods during which multiple wireless connections with the wireless device exist or do not exist can be identified. Identifying the redundant wireless connection availability could include identifying a percentage of the specified time period during which multiple wireless connections with the wireless device exist.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Publication date: December 18, 2014
    Applicant: Honeywell International, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Pulini, Norman R. Swanson
  • Patent number: 8892055
    Abstract: What is disclosed is a wireless push button device. The wireless push button device includes a user interface configured to receive user input to control a process of a machine system. The wireless push button device also includes a first transceiver coupled to the user interface and configured to wirelessly receive input power from a second transceiver, provide user power to the user interface, and wirelessly transfer communications related to the user input to the second transceiver. The wireless push button device also includes a processing system configured to determine when a power transfer problem exists between the second transceiver and the first transceiver, and transfer an alert in response to the power transfer problem.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 18, 2014
    Assignee: Rockwell Automation Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael L. Gasperi, David D. Brandt
  • Publication number: 20140329471
    Abstract: A device is provided that analyzes one or more signal metrics to generate a signal measurement. The signal measurement is utilized to indicate whether or not a particular location of the device is suitable for receiving streamed content. A communication module of the device may receive one or more signals from an identified network device. At least one signal metric may be used to generate a signal measurement that may be indicated on an interface component. A recommendation to move the device to a different location may be generated based on the signal measurement. Subsequent to moving the device, a second signal measurement may be determined and indicated on the interface component.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 20, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Inventor: Scott Bartlett
  • Publication number: 20140329470
    Abstract: A method is adapted for controlling an antenna system that includes multiple antenna groups, each including multiple antenna units. The method includes: controlling each of the antenna units of each of the antenna groups to receive one and the same test signal; generating, for each antenna unit, a quality indicator, which is associated with a signal quality of the test signal, with reference to the test signal received thereat; and selecting, for each antenna group, one of the antenna units, the quality indicator corresponding to which indicates an optimum signal quality from among the antenna units of the respective antenna group, to be a working antenna unit of the respective antenna group for performing subsequent data transmission.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Wistron NeWeb Corporation
    Inventor: Yung Jinn Chen
  • Publication number: 20140329469
    Abstract: There is provided a network test apparatus that determines a geographic location, determines one or more carriers operating within one or more frequency bands for the determined geographic location, and displays, in response to the determined geographic location, each carrier operating at one or more frequency bands at the determined geographic location.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 3, 2013
    Publication date: November 6, 2014
    Applicant: Fluke Corporation
    Inventors: Miles Wu, Richard S. Au, Rajeswari Sethuraman, Rajesh Andusumilli, Yuyan Wang
  • Publication number: 20140323055
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and devices enable spectrum management by identifying, classifying, and cataloging signals of interest based on radio frequency measurements. In an embodiment, signals and the parameters of the signals may be identified and indications of available frequencies may be presented to a user. In another embodiment, the protocols of signals may also be identified. In a further embodiment, the modulation of signals, data types carried by the signals, and estimated signal origins may be identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 7, 2014
    Publication date: October 30, 2014
    Applicant: DGS GLOBAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Gabriel R. Garcia, Daniel Carbajal
  • Patent number: 8874056
    Abstract: A method and apparatus to identify channels in a communications network are described. The method may comprise receiving communications on a plurality of communication channels including at least a first communication channel and a second communication channel. The method identifies when a channel change occurs from the first communication channel to the second communication channel. An audio identifier associated with the second communication channel is then included in an audio stream communicated via the second communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2008
    Date of Patent: October 28, 2014
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Mitul Sen, Steven L. Christenson, Shreya G. Reddy, Shmuel Shaffer
  • Patent number: 8868002
    Abstract: A method for surveying a site for installation of wireless access points is provided. A map of the site under survey is displayed. User input relating to the position of a first wireless device at the site is received. User input relating to the position of a second wireless device at the site is also received. Wireless signals broadcast by the second wireless device are measured using the first wireless device to obtain signal strength values corresponding to the strength of the wireless signals. Attenuation values based on the signal strength values are calculated and assigned to features on the map of the site under survey.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: October 21, 2014
    Assignee: Xirrus, Inc.
    Inventors: Jack Michael Horner, Dirk Ion Gates, Kurt Karl Sauter, Bruce Anthony Miller, Alexander Chernyakhovsky
  • Patent number: 8855575
    Abstract: A device-vehicle interoperability verification method is disclosed herein. Vehicle information is obtained by a mobile communications device, and this vehicle information pertains to a vehicle within which the device is being used or is going to be used. The vehicle information and device identification information is transmitted from the device to a server. The transmission occurs in response to a command generated by an application resident on the device, which includes computer readable code, embedded on a tangible, non-transitory computer readable medium, for performing the transmission. A data aggregator at the server queries a database to obtain data pertaining to an interoperability between the device and the vehicle, and a communications module at the server sends a message to the device that includes at least the data pertaining to the interoperability between the device and the vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 7, 2014
    Assignee: General Motors LLC
    Inventors: Richard F. Heines, Christopher L. Oesterling
  • Patent number: 8849218
    Abstract: A radio base station controls an antenna by adjusting a radio parameter value of the radio base station, and notifies another radio base station of the adjustment of the radio parameter value. The radio base station receives information from the other radio base station. The information relates to an influence on a radio characteristic of a cell formed by the other radio base station. The radio characteristic is influenced by the adjustment of the radio parameter of the radio base station. The radio base station readjusts the radio parameter value of the radio base station based on the information. The information relates to the influence on the radio characteristic of the cell formed by the other radio base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 30, 2014
    Assignee: Fujitsu Limited
    Inventor: Teppei Oyama
  • Publication number: 20140287789
    Abstract: A radio terminal apparatus is operable in a discontinuous communication mode in which at least one of transmission and reception for communicating with a radio base station is performed periodically and discontinuously. The radio terminal apparatus includes a measurement unit configured to measure time from when download of data via the radio base station is completed to when download of the next data is requested in response to a user operation, a transmitting unit configured to transmit time information on the time measured by the measurement unit to the radio base station, and a radio control unit configured to acquire, from the radio base station, a parameter indicating at least one of a transmission period and a reception period that is determined on the basis of the time information, and control the discontinuous communication mode.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 8, 2014
    Publication date: September 25, 2014
    Applicant: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Hideki MATSUOKA
  • Patent number: 8838046
    Abstract: A hybrid FDM/TDM solution for in-device coexistence interference avoidance is proposed. A user equipment (UE) comprises a first radio transceiver and a second co-located radio transceiver. The UE detects coexistence interference between the two radios based on radio signal measurement. The UE sends an IDC interference indicator to its serving base station (eNB). The UE also reports IDC information including recommendation for FDM and TDM configurations to the eNB. The eNB receives the IDC interference indicator and evaluates whether to trigger FDM-based solution to mitigate the coexistence interference. The eNB also evaluates whether to trigger TDM-based solution to mitigate coexistence interference. The evaluation is based on the recommended FDM and TDM configurations. The eNB may trigger FDM-based solution, TDM-based solution, or FDM and TDM solution based on the evaluation results of the feasibility and effectiveness of each solution.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 16, 2014
    Assignee: Mediatek Inc.
    Inventors: I-Kang Fu, Chieh-Chao Liu
  • Patent number: 8831531
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for measuring a signal quality between an entertainment device and a remote control. The entertainment device, for example, may include, but is not limited to, a signal receiver, a memory configured to store a predetermined data sequence, and a controller coupled to the signal receiver and the memory. The controller may be configured to receive a data sequence from the signal receiver, compare the received data sequence to the predetermined data sequence, and generate signal quality data on the received data sequence based upon the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2011
    Date of Patent: September 9, 2014
    Assignee: EchoStar Technologies L.L.C.
    Inventors: Paul Anthony Langer, Pujitha Davuluri
  • Patent number: 8824532
    Abstract: A method of generating a noisy receive signal for testing the performance of a mobile wireless communication device is described. A signal generator unit generates a transmit signal that frequency hops among a set of carrier frequency channels in a cyclic pattern having a time duration T. A wireless channel emulator unit generates a receive signal by modifying the transmit signal and also generates an interference signal by modifying the receive signal. The wireless channel emulator unit delays the interference signal relative to the receive signal by an integer multiple of the time duration T. The receive signal and the interference signal are combined by a combiner unit to generate the noisy receive signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 2, 2014
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Jonathan Cook
  • Publication number: 20140220903
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for point-to-point or point-to-multipoint transmission/communication of high bandwidth signals. High bandwidth signals may be efficiently transmitted by a radio device having a pair of reflectors separated by an isolation choke boundary. The two reflectors may be connected or formed of a single housing, and may be mounted to a wall, pole, etc. using a quick-connect. The devices may be configured to operate in any appropriate band (e.g., a 5 GHz band, a 24 GHz band, etc.) and may be configured for accurate and easy alignment with one or more remote radio devices. Alignment may be assisted by displaying both local and remote transmission information during alignment.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 31, 2014
    Publication date: August 7, 2014
    Inventors: Gary D. SCHULZ, Paul ODLYZKO, John R. SANFORD, Jude LEE
  • Publication number: 20140187169
    Abstract: Methods of and systems for estimating the probability of movement of access points in a WLAN-based positioning system are provided. Disclosed are methods to quantify the probability that a particular location estimate of a mobile device made by a Wi-Fi based positioning system is correct to within an arbitrary accuracy. Implementations use observed access point cluster size, age information for access point location determination, and/or the probability that one or more access points detected by the mobile device have relocated based on historic information about the movement of a collection of access points to make the probability determinations.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 31, 2013
    Publication date: July 3, 2014
    Applicant: SKYHOOK WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventors: Farshid ALIZADEH-SHABDIZ, Oleksiy IGNATYEV
  • Publication number: 20140162563
    Abstract: A system to monitor communications integrity is disclosed. The system includes a portable medical device with a medical device transmitter to establish a medical device link. The medical device link defined to periodically transmit data from the portable medical device to a remote system with a receiver to receive the medical device link. The remote system further including a remote system transmitter defined to establish a mobile device link. The mobile device link defined to periodically report status of the medical device link to the mobile system, the mobile system further having a plurality of alarm triggers associated with the integrity of the medical device link and the mobile device link.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 12, 2012
    Publication date: June 12, 2014
    Applicant: Medtronic MiniMed, Inc.
    Inventor: John J. Mastrototaro
  • Patent number: 8750887
    Abstract: This invention includes signaling schemes for communicating the PDSCH muting configuration from the eNodeB to its UEs so that they can measure inter-cell CSI if configured. The base station transmits to each served user equipment a number signal indicating a number of allowed muting configurations, parameters for each allowed muting configuration and an enable/disable signal. Each served user equipment mutes or does not mute a physical downlink shared channel according to one of the allowed muting configurations and the state of a corresponding bit of the enable/disable signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 10, 2014
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Vikram Chandrasekhar, Runhua Chen
  • Patent number: 8737930
    Abstract: A method includes receiving wireless signals from a wireless network at a handheld device located at a specified site. The wireless signals are associated with a network connection at the specified site. The method also includes determining one or more metrics related to a reliability of the network connection at the specified site. In addition, the method includes determining that a class of application or device is supported by the network connection using the one or more metrics. The one or more metrics could include signal strength, bandwidth, latency, average number of channels available, number of routing elements visible, and/or average latency. Determining that the class of application or device is supported by the network connection could include determining that each of the one or more metrics is suitable for the class of application or device based on a criticality of the class of application or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2009
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Honeywell International Inc.
    Inventor: Rajat Sadana
  • Patent number: 8724501
    Abstract: To provide a mobile communication terminal test device and a mobile communication terminal test method capable of displaying the theoretical value of a packet transmission rate. A mobile communication terminal test device 1 includes a pseudo base station device 10 that is connected between a mobile communication terminal 5, which is a test target, and a virtual connection device 20, a table storage device 30 that stores various tables, a parameter input unit 50 that inputs information about TM, MCS, and NRB, a TBS acquiring unit 41 that acquires TBS on the basis of the input information and various tables stored in the table storage device 30, a packet transmission rate calculating unit 43 that calculates the theoretical value of the packet transmission rate from TBS, and a display unit 93 that displays the theoretical value of the packet transmission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 13, 2014
    Assignee: Anritsu Corporation
    Inventors: Junya Tanaka, Yasuyuki Matsuyama, Takuma Goto
  • Publication number: 20140128003
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a test system for displaying log information about the communication of a plurality of pseudo-base stations such that each pseudo-base station can be identified. A mobile communication terminal test system includes a display device which is connected to a plurality of pseudo-base station apparatuses through a network, receives a packet transmitted from each of the plurality of pseudo-base station apparatuses, and displays a communication log between layers on a display unit on the basis of log data included in the packet. The display device includes an information storage unit that stores information associated with the address of each of the plurality of pseudo-base station apparatuses in advance and a log data storage unit that stores the log data such that the pseudo-base station apparatus which has performed the communication can be identified.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 15, 2013
    Publication date: May 8, 2014
    Applicant: Anritsu Corporation
    Inventor: Hayato Takahashi
  • Publication number: 20140120842
    Abstract: A system on a vehicle is provided operable to notify a user if and when they are approaching a low digital radio signal area. The vehicle includes both the capability to receive digital and analog radio signals. The system further includes a processor and a data storage unit. If the digital signal drops below a certain predetermined threshold, the system will record the location of the low signal and will notify the user of the low signal next time the user is approaching the same area recorded by the GPS.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 1, 2012
    Publication date: May 1, 2014
    Applicant: Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc.
    Inventors: Sean Lee Helm, Mark Jotanovic
  • Patent number: 8676130
    Abstract: The described embodiments relate generally to methods, systems and computing devices, including at least a mobile device, for ordering a discovered device list according to a Received Signal Strength Indication (RSSI) of each device in the discovered device list. Thus, the discovered device list has at the top of the list the device that has the highest RSSI, with the remaining devices in the discovered device list presented in descending order of RSSI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 18, 2014
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Sean Elliott Wilson, Christopher Pattenden
  • Patent number: 8666344
    Abstract: A satellite signal reception device has a reception unit that receives a satellite signal transmitted from a positioning information satellite, a reception state display device for displaying the satellite signal reception state, a reception state evaluation unit that determines the reception condition of the satellite signal received by the reception unit, and a display controller that controls the reception state display device to display the reception condition determined by the reception state evaluation unit. The reception state evaluation unit determines the level of the reception condition based on the number of positioning information satellites from which satellite signals are received and the signal level of each received signal, and the display controller controls the mechanical drive unit based on the reception level determining by the reception state evaluation unit to display the reception level using the time display device that displays the time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 4, 2014
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Norimitsu Baba
  • Patent number: 8655265
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the invention, a method comprises an exchange of messages between an access point and a wireless network switch. One message, a PROXY IGMP JOIN message, is transmitted to the access point for propagation to a multicast router. This is performed so that multicast data associated with the multicast group identified by the PROXY IGMP JOIN message is routed to the access point without any unnecessary involvement by the wireless network switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2014
    Assignee: Aruba Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Partha Narasimhan, Merwyn Andrade
  • Publication number: 20140045434
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring an antenna performance includes obtaining a voice signal received or transmitted through an antenna and corresponding to an original voice signal, quantifying the antenna performance to generate a quantification result by performing a predetermined quantification method based on the original voice signal and the obtained voice signal, and displaying the quantification result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Inventors: Gyubok PARK, Kyungkyun KANG, Jaehee KIM, Joonho BYUN
  • Publication number: 20140045435
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measuring an antenna performance includes obtaining a voice signal received or transmitted through an antenna and corresponding to an original voice signal, quantifying the antenna performance to generate a quantification result by performing a quantification method based on the original voice signal and the obtained voice signal, and displaying the quantification result.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2013
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Gyubok PARK, Kyungkyun KANG, Jaehee KIM, Joonho BYUN
  • Patent number: 8639281
    Abstract: There is provided a method for determining an acceptable transmission power for a second communication service making secondary usage of a spectrum assigned to a first communication service, comprising the step of determining the acceptable transmission power based on quality of a radio signal required in the first communication service, an interference level or a noise level in the first communication service, and a path loss on a communication path about one or more secondary usage node that transmits a radio signal of the second communication service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 28, 2014
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Ryo Sawai, Ryota Kimura
  • Publication number: 20140024402
    Abstract: Systems and methods for a self-optimizing distributed antenna system are provided. In certain embodiments, a distributed antenna system comprises a host unit configured to control the operation of the distributed antenna system; and a plurality of remote units coupled to the host unit. In at least one embodiment, a remote unit in the plurality of remote antenna units comprises a scanning receiver configured to receive signals in a plurality of frequency bands; at least one transceiver configured to transmit and receive signals in a frequency band in the plurality of frequency bands; and a remote unit controller configured to control an uplink gain level of the at least one transceiver and tune the scanning receiver to a frequency band in the plurality of frequency bands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 20, 2012
    Publication date: January 23, 2014
    Applicant: ADC TELECOMMUNICATIONS, INC.
    Inventor: Baljit Singh
  • Patent number: 8634776
    Abstract: A communication terminal includes a request unit, an illuminating unit, a detecting unit, a capturing unit, an analyzing unit, and a pairing unit. The request unit is used for generating a pairing signal when communication pairing function is enabled. The illuminating unit is used for generating predetermined light when communication pairing function is enabled. The detecting unit detects whether the pairing signal from another terminal has been received, and if it has, generates a signal to the capturing unit. The capturing unit is used for capturing an image of the light generated by the illuminating unit of the other terminal. The analyzing unit is used for analyzing the captured image. The pairing unit is used for completing the communication pairing with the other terminal when the captured image of the light includes a predetermined characteristic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 21, 2014
    Assignees: Fu Tai Hua Industry (Shenzhen) Co. Ltd., Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Peng Wang