US Pat. No. 10,182,431

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRIGGERING APERIODIC FEEDBACK IN COORDINATED MULTIPOINT TRANSMISSION

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1. An eNB, configured to trigger a User Equipment (UE) to aperiodically feed back channel state information, the eNB comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit to the UE which is configured in Coordinated Multipoint Transmission (CoMP) mode, downlink control information and feedback sets corresponding to the downlink control information preconfigured via Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling, so that the UE aperiodically feeds back corresponding channel state information according to the downlink control information and the feedback sets corresponding to the downlink control information;
wherein the feedback sets corresponding to the downlink control information preconfigured via RRC signaling are classified according to channel state information configuration,
wherein 1 bit information or 2 bit information is used in a channel state information request field in the downlink control information for uplink transmission;
when the channel state information request field is 1 bit information, the feedback sets is one feedback set;
when the channel state information request field is 2 bit information, the feedback sets are three feedback sets,
wherein each of the feedback sets is configured to indicate a channel state information set needing to be triggered, and wherein the downlink control information reuses 1 bit information or 2 bit information in a channel state information request field in a format0 or format4
when the downlink control information is 1 bit information, the feedback sets is one feedback set corresponding to downlink control information 1; and
when the downlink control information is 2 bit information, the feedback sets are three feedback sets corresponding respectively to downlink control information 01, 10 and 11.

US Pat. No. 10,206,243

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, WIRELESS STATION, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS METHOD

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1. A wireless communications system comprising:a base station; and
a wireless station, wherein
the base station transmits to the wireless station, after receiving a first signal of Radio Resource Control (RRC) protocol from the wireless station, a second signal of RRC protocol including information related to a timing of transition to a first state of RRC protocol, and
the wireless station transitions to the first state according to the information related to the timing and included in the second signal, and upon transition from the first state to a second state other than the first state, stores a parameter related to wireless communication and used in the first state.

US Pat. No. 10,182,455

DEVICE TO-DEVICE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

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1. Hardware configured to execute operations to cause a wireless device in a wireless communication network system to perform operations for device-to-device communication, the operations comprising:obtaining a first packet at a first wireless device from a second wireless device in a wireless communication network, wherein the second wireless device is one of a plurality of neighboring wireless devices of the first wireless device;
transmitting a second packet from the first wireless device to a third wireless device that is one of the plurality of neighboring wireless devices, wherein the second packet includes a request for information regarding neighbors of the third wireless device;
obtaining a third packet at the first wireless device from the third wireless device in response to transmitting the second packet to the third wireless device, wherein the third packet includes information regarding neighbors of the third wireless device as a response to the request included in the second packet; and
obtaining a fourth packet at the first wireless device from the third wireless device in response to the third wireless device receiving a fifth packet from a fourth wireless device that is not one of the plurality of neighboring wireless devices of the first wireless device, wherein the fourth packet indicates reserved radio resources for future packet transmissions from the first wireless device to the third wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,212,749

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD

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1. A wireless communication system comprising:a mobile station; and
a base station, wherein
the mobile station and the base station communicate with each other;
the mobile station includes:
a first communicator that performs multiple communications with the base station by using a first logical processing subject and a second logical processing subject that operates in association with the first logical processing subject; and
a transmitter that notifies the base station of data amount or data reception state information in accordance with information for a configuring cycle which the mobile station receives from the base station, and
the base station includes:
a second communicator that transmits data; and
a controller that receives the data amount or data reception state information from the transmitter and controls an amount of data transmitted by the second communicator.

US Pat. No. 10,212,573

COVERAGE-DEFICIENT TERMINAL CONNECTION PROCEDURES

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1. A method comprising:detecting a synchronization signal from a base station;
determining a synchronization detection probability based on the detection of the synchronization signal;
estimating a coverage deficit range based on the synchronization detection probability;
transmitting coverage deficit signaling configured to indicate the coverage deficit range estimated based on the synchronization detection probability in which a power boost is applied to transmission of the coverage deficit signaling;
receiving and decoding a system information block (SIB) indicating a repetition signaling pattern that is selected based on the coverage deficit range and an amount of the power boost that is applied to transmission of the coverage deficit signaling; and
transmitting an initial random access request via the repetition signaling pattern indicated by the SIB and associated with the coverage deficit range.

US Pat. No. 10,201,027

APPARATUS FOR REPORTING CONNECTION SETUP REQUEST

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1. A method for reporting a connection setup request, the method comprising:determining, according to pre-obtained configuration information, that the connection setup request for device-to-device communication is allowed to be transmitted to a network side and the connection setup request for device-to-device communication has been reported, but the connection setup request for device-to-device communication that has been reported is different from the connection setup request for device-to-device communication to he reported currently:
transmitting the connection setup request for device-to-device communication to a network side,
wherein the configuration information comprises information on whether the network side supports a user equipment (UE) to report a connection setup request for device-to-device communication, a time interval of reporting a connection setup request for device-to-device communication and a maximal number of times of reporting the connection setup request for device-to-device communication within the time intervals;
determining whether the number of times of reporting the connection setup request for device-to-device communication within the time, interval exceeds the predetermined maximal number of times when it is determined according to the configuration information that the network side supports the UE to report a connection setup request for device-to-device communication; and
determining that the connection setup request for device-to-device communication is allowed to be transmitted to the network side when the determination result is that the maximal number of times is not exceeded.

US Pat. No. 10,187,829

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CELL HANDOVER AND RECONFIGURATION

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1. User equipment (UE), comprising:a measuring unit configured to perform cell measurement according to a cell measurement request and report a cell measurement result;
a processing unit configured to detach, when receiving a handover command transmitted by a macro eNB or a serving eNB of the UE, from the serving eNB and reserve an uplink time adjustment parameter NTA of the serving eNB; and
a configuring unit configured to perform cell handover and reconfiguration according to the handover command,
wherein the UE further comprises:
a determining unit configured to determine uplink transmission time according to the uplink time adjustment parameter and uplink time advance information of the target eNB if receiving the handover command including the uplink time advance information of the target eNB,
wherein the determining unit:
takes a sampling point advanced by NTA_new as the uplink transmission time with reference to downlink timing information of the target eNB; or
takes the sampling point advanced by NTA_new as the u link transmission time with reference to downlink timing information of the serving eNB if receiving a first time advance command, and takes the sampling point advanced by NTA_new as the uplink transmission time with reference to downlink timing information of the target eNB if receiving other time advance commands than the first time advance command; or
takes a sampling point advanced by NTA_new+?t as the uplink transmission time with reference to downlink timing information of the target eNB according to a downlink timing difference ?t obtained through measurement if receiving a first time advance command, and takes the sampling point advanced by NTA_new as the uplink transmission time if receiving other time advance commands than the first time advance command;
wherein the uplink transmission time NTA_new=NTA_old+TA; where, NTA_old is the NTA value of the serving eNB reserved by the UE, and TA is a received TA value of the target eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,182,422

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, MOBILE STATION, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

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1. A wireless communications system comprising:a base station; and
a mobile station, wherein
the base station determines an interval of a second interval, which is different from a first interval,
the base station transmits a second control signal used for configuring the first interval and the second interval, and
the mobile station monitors a first control signal with a control information format, wherein the number of the control information formats during the second interval is fewer than the number of the control information formats during the first interval,
wherein the base station and the mobile station, when the first control signal is transmitted during the second interval, advance a start time of the first interval immediately after the second interval during which the first control signal is transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,219,284

MULTI-BAND RESOURCE SCHEDULING FOR WIRELESS DEVICE TETHERING

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1. A method of scheduling wireless communications, the method comprising:determining a first link indicator associated with a first link between a first wireless device and a wireless communications supervisor of a wireless network;
determining a second link indicator associated with a second link between a second wireless device and the wireless communications supervisor;
comparing the first link indicator with the second link indicator to determine a difference between the first link indicator and the second link indicator;
determining that the difference between the first link indicator and the second link indicator is within a link indicator threshold that is based on data rates associated with wireless communication links;
in response to determining that the difference between the first link indicator and the second link indicator is within the link indicator threshold:
configuring the first wireless device to operate as a first hotspot device, the first hotspot device being configured to operate as the first hotspot device by being configured to relay information between one or more first slave wireless devices and the wireless communications supervisor; and
configuring the second wireless device to operate as a second hotspot device, the second hotspot device being configured to operate as the second hotspot device by being configured to relay information between one or more second slave wireless devices and the wireless communications supervisor;
assigning a first band of a wireless communications standard for wireless communications between the wireless communications supervisor and the first and second hotspot devices based on the first and second hotspot devices operating as hotspot devices;
assigning a second band of the wireless communications standard for wireless communications between the first hotspot device and the one or more first slave wireless devices; and
determining a power adjustment for communications by the first and second hotspot devices based on a congestion of one or more channels within one or more of the first band and the second band.

US Pat. No. 10,257,726

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, AND WIRELESS TERMINAL

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1. A wireless terminal, comprising:a first transceiver configured to transmit a first type of wireless signal, to a base station; and
a second transceiver configured to transmit a second type of wireless signal to another communication device; and
a controller to detect interference among at least one of the first type of wireless signal and the second type of wireless signal and to prepare information configured to show whether the first type of wireless signal is interfered with, whether the second type of wireless signal is interfered with, and whether both the first and second type of wireless signals are interfered with;
wherein the first transceiver is configured to transmit, to the base station, an indication showing that the controller detects the interference, the indication including the prepared information; and
the first transceiver is further configured to receive, from the base station, interference control information, the interference control information corresponding to an interference control operation executed by the wireless terminal to mitigate the detected interference, wherein the interference control information from the base station is based on the information configured to show whether the first type of wireless signal is interfered with, whether the second type of wireless signal is interfered with, and whether both the first and second type of wireless signals are interfered with.

US Pat. No. 10,209,916

DEVICE AND METHOD TO DIVIDE AND DOWNLOAD CONTENT DATA

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1. A terminal device comprising:a memory that stores a data write control program and data; and
a processor that executes the data write control program,
wherein the processor:
divides data to be downloaded into pieces of divided data;
downloads the pieces of divided data;
stores the pieces of divided data in the memory;
when a file system of a storage that is a storage destination to store the data to be downloaded is a file system other than a file allocation table (FAT) system, performs a first write process of writing the pieces of divided data into the storage in an order in which the pieces of divided data are downloaded; and
when the file system is the file allocation table (FAT) system, performs a second write process of writing all of the pieces of divided data into the storage at once after all of the pieces of divided data are downloaded.

US Pat. No. 10,205,883

DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

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1. A display control method executed by a processor included in a terminal device that includes a display and a camera disposed at a display surface side of the display, the display control method comprising:acquiring a first image taken by the camera, the first image including a second image of a face;
calculating a proportion of a region of the second image to a region of the first image;
determining whether the proportion is equal to or higher than a threshold;
displaying the first image on the display when it is determined that the proportion is equal to or higher than the threshold; and
restraining the first image from being displayed on the display when it is determined that the proportion is not equal to or higher than the threshold,
wherein
the acquiring includes acquiring a plurality of the first images by taking the first images of a subject a plurality of times,
the displaying includes displaying one of the taken first images on the display surface when each of a plurality of the proportions of a corresponding one of a plurality of the second images is equal to or higher than the threshold, the proportions being respectively calculated for the plurality of acquired first images, and
the restraining includes restraining the display from displaying the taken first image on the display surface while at least one of the proportions of the respective second images is lower than the threshold, the proportions being respectively calculated for the plurality of acquired first images.

US Pat. No. 10,248,310

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION INPUT

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1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
detect a direction of an operation of a first stage in which a contact position on an operation surface moves from a peripheral region of the operation surface to a center region thereof, and a direction of an operation of a second stage in which the contact position moves from the center region to the peripheral region, wherein the operation of the second stage continues from the operation of the first stage;
display an input item group on the peripheral region of the operation surface when the operation of the first stage is performed;
specify a target item from among an input item group based on the direction of the operation of the first stage, wherein the target item includes a plurality of input candidates;
display the plurality of input candidates corresponding to the target item on the peripheral region of the operation surface instead of the input item group; and
specify an input candidate corresponding to the direction of the operation of the second stage from among the plurality of input candidates included in the specified target item.

US Pat. No. 10,244,371

MTC EVENT DETECTION AND SIGNALING

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1. A method for event detection at a node, the method comprising:receiving an initial uplink sequence from an MTC device in which the initial uplink sequence includes an MTC identifier associated with the MTC device and includes a request for communication resources;
in response to the request for communication resources, allocating a scheduled communication window for scheduled reports by the MTC device;
in response to the request for communication resources, allocating an event communication window for reporting unscheduled events by the MTC device;
sending information regarding the scheduled communication window and the event communication window to the MTC device;
receiving an event message from the MTC device via a resource on a communication network during a specific event window, wherein the event message includes an MTC device identifier associated with the MTC device and is associated with an unscheduled event;
determining whether the MTC device identifier is associated with the specific event window based the information regarding the determined event communication window; and
in the event the MTC device identifier is associated with the specific event window, outputting an event report related to the unscheduled event; or
in the event the MTC device identifier is not associated with the specific event window, not outputting the event report.

US Pat. No. 10,284,352

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING CHANNEL QUALITY INDICATOR AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING MODULATION AND CODING SCHEME

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1. A method for configuring a User Equipment (UE) with a Channel Quality Indicator (CQI) index table, the method comprising:calculating a Precoding Matrix Indicator (PMI) and Rank Indication (RI) according to a channel estimated result;
determining a configured CQI index table according to received CQI index table indication information transmitted by a base station, the base station configuring the CQI index table by selecting the CQI index table from at least two CQI index tables; and
calculating a CQI index according to the calculated PMI and the RI using the configured CQI index table,
wherein one of the at least two CQI index tables includes one or more CQI indices corresponding to a modulation of higher order that is not supported by the other CQI index tables.

US Pat. No. 10,285,138

MOBILE STATION-CONTROLLED WAKE-UP OF A SMALL CELL BASE STATION FROM A SLEEP MODE

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1. A method of waking up a small cell base station from a sleep mode, controlled by a mobile station involved in a random access procedure in which the mobile station is to transmit a standard access signal to a serving macrocell base station in whose coverage area the small cell base station is located, the method comprising:by the mobile station:
determining, based on stored location information indicating a location of the small cell base station and on a monitored current location of the mobile station, that the mobile station is in a coverage area of the small cell base station,
determining, from serving cell information and a neighbour cell list, that the small cell base station is in the sleep mode,
determining, based on system information received from the serving macrocell base station, a transmission format of the standard access signal that is expected by the serving base station,
changing a transmission characteristic of the standard access signal so as to increase its transmission energy, in response to the determining, wherein changing the transmission characteristic of the standard access signal comprises changing the transmission format of the standard access signal to a transmission format that is not expected by the serving base station, and wherein changing the transmission format of the standard access signal comprises increasing a transmission duration of the standard access signal, and
transmitting the changed access signal; and
by the small cell base station:
harvesting energy from the changed access signal that is transmitted by the mobile station, using a passive energy harvesting sensor, the harvested energy triggering a wake-up procedure in the small cell base station.

US Pat. No. 10,270,683

COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STREAMING

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1. A communication method that is implemented by a communication device, the communication method comprising:conducting streaming reproduction of data, the data including acquired data from a network and data not yet acquired from the network;
when the streaming reproduction is at a reproduction position of the data involving the data not yet acquired from the network, dividing acquiring of the data not yet acquired into a plurality of tasks, each of the plurality of tasks acquiring a portion of the data not yet acquired that is smaller than a size of the data not yet acquired;
issuing each of the plurality of tasks for execution by a processor;
setting a level of priority for executing each of the plurality of tasks such that a higher level of priority is set for a task in the plurality of tasks that acquires the data not yet acquired that is located closer to the reproduction position; and
executing the plurality of tasks in descending order of the level of priority for each of the plurality of tasks.

US Pat. No. 10,264,443

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, COMMUNICATIONS METHOD, COMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS, AND MOBILE TERMINAL

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1. A communications system comprising:a first mobile terminal;
a second mobile terminal that includes one or more mobile terminals in a state of being unable to directly communicate with the first mobile terminal and that transmits to a network, via a base station, service information indicating communications services that the second mobile terminal is able to provide in inter-terminal communication; and
a communications apparatus that is provided on the network and that transmits to the first mobile terminal, a list indicating a communications service that the first mobile terminal is able to use, among the communications services indicated by the service information transmitted by the second mobile terminal, wherein the list includes information indicating a type of connection path that is usable when the first mobile terminal uses the communications service in the list.

US Pat. No. 10,263,440

SHORT-CIRCUIT DETERMINATION METHOD AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

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1. A short-circuit determination method in an electronic device including a connector for connection to an external device, comprising:in a state where a charging device is connected to the connector, monitoring a voltage change with regard to each of a pair of signal terminals that receives a differential signal among a plurality of terminals included in the connector, the pair of signal terminals being arranged between a charging terminal that receives power supplied from the charging device and a ground terminal; and
determining whether a short-circuit between the charging terminal and the pair of signal terminals has occurred using a change of a rising timing of a voltage at each of the pair of signal terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,264,613

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, WIRELESS DEVICE, METHOD OF COMMUNICATIONS BY WIRELESS DEVICE, WIRELESS BASE STATION, AND METHOD OF COMMUNICATIONS BY WIRELESS BASE STATION

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1. A wireless communication system comprising:a wireless base station; and
a plurality of wireless devices,
wherein one of the plurality of wireless devices sends a first signal to the wireless base station in accordance with a quality of a communication between the plurality of wireless devices communicating via a first wireless resource through a second wireless resource associated with the first wireless resource, wherein the one of the plurality of wireless devices sends a signal corresponding to ON in an on-off modulation as the first signal sent through the second wireless resource when the quality of the communication with one of the plurality of wireless devices is lower than a certain level of quality.