US Pat. No. 9,444,679

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK BEARER MANAGEMENT

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1. A method of configuring a service at a base station of a wireless communication network, the method comprising:
receiving at the base station from a network node, a service identifier that identifies a service to be provided via a plurality
of bearers to a user equipment; and

configuring at the base station the plurality of bearers according to a service configuration associated with the service
identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,450,909

METHOD OF AND A PROCESSING DEVICE HANDLING A PROTOCOL ADDRESS IN A NETWORK

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1. A method of handling one or more protocol addresses in a network; wherein the network comprises a number of servers K,
each server being uniquely identified in the network by a server identifier and comprising a maximum number of a plurality
of processing units L; wherein each of the plurality of processing units comprises: a) one hardware address to connect to
the network, b) a unit identifier that uniquely identifies the processing unit in the server, and c) a maximum number of hosts
M, each host comprising a local host identifier uniquely identifying the host on the processing unit; wherein the method comprises:
generating, by a processing unit of the plurality of processing units, a protocol address for a host on the processing unit
based on:

the local host identifier of the host;
the unit identifier of the processing unit; and
the server identifier associated with the processing unit;
configuring the processing unit to transmit outgoing messages and receive incoming messages for the host over the network
using the protocol address;

transmitting the outgoing messages and receiving the incoming messages for the host over the network using the protocol address.

US Pat. No. 9,482,705

MEASUREMENT OF VOLTAGE STANDING WAVE RATIO OF ANTENNA SYSTEM

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1. A method implemented in a wireless transmitter of measuring a voltage standing wave ratio (VSWR) of an antenna system,
said method comprising:
generating time-domain measurement signals corresponding respectively to a forward signal and a reflected signal in a transmission
line of the antenna system;

converting the time-domain measurement signals to a frequency domain;
computing reflection coefficients for a plurality of frequency bins based on said frequency-domain measurement signals;
detecting interference in one or more of said frequency bins based on the reflection coefficients;
discarding reflection coefficients for one or more frequency bins in which interference has been detected;
computing the VSWR based on the reflection coefficients for the remaining frequency bins; and
controlling, based on the computed VSWR, transmission of a signal on the transmission line, wherein the controlling comprises
refraining from transmitting the transmission signal on the transmission line.

US Pat. No. 9,294,889

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OFFLINE VOICEMAIL DEPOSIT

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1. A method for offline message recording, performed by a network voicemail server for a user terminal configured to perform
an offline recording of a message for later transmission, the method comprising the steps of:
establishing a session between the voicemail server and a first user terminal in response to detecting an unavailability of
a second user terminal;

transmitting an instruction to perform an offline recording to the first user terminal;
terminating the session between the voicemail server and the first user terminal;
receiving an offline recorded message from the first user terminal in response to the instruction to perform the offline recording;
and

transmitting a notification to the second user terminal of receipt of the offline recorded message.

US Pat. No. 9,307,469

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A MOBILE SYSTEM

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1. A method for bi-casting real time data packets in a mobile system that includes a first Node-B and a second Node-B for
communication with a user equipment, wherein the user equipment is capable of switching receipt of real time data packets
from the first Node-B to the second Node-B, the method comprising:
associating a first sequence number with a first real time data packet when sending the first real time data packet to the
first Node-B;

transmitting the first real time data packet associated with the first sequence number to the first Node-B;
associating a second sequence number with a second real time data packet when sending the first real time data packet to the
second Node-B, wherein the second sequence number is different from the first sequence number; and

transmitting the first real time data packet associated with the second sequence number to the second Node-B.

US Pat. No. 9,253,078

NETWORKS HAVING MULTIPLE PATHS BETWEEN NODES AND NODES FOR SUCH A NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A network comprising a plurality of nodes, the plurality of nodes comprising a first node and a second node, the first
and second nodes being connected through the network of nodes via a first path and a second path, the first and second paths
being different, in which the network has first and second modes of operation, a first mode in which traffic between the first
and second nodes is transmitted over the first path and not the second path, and a second mode where the traffic is transmitted
over the first and second paths, wherein the network comprises a mode selector arranged to select the mode of operation dependent
upon a rate at which data to be transmitted to a destination node is received.

US Pat. No. 9,307,566

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR REDIRECTION OF TERMINAL

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1. A method in a first network node for handling shortcomings when a wireless user terminal using a first connection is redirected
to a second connection in a release-with-redirect process, the method comprising:
sending a first redirect message to the terminal with an instruction to attach to the second connection;
receiving a message from the terminal with a failure indication;
identifying a cause for a failed attempt made by the terminal to attach to the second connection, by using said failure indication;
and

performing at least one of:
sending a second modified redirect message to the terminal based on the identified cause, wherein the second redirect message
is revised from the first redirect message based on the identified cause; and

providing the identified cause to a network management function, to enable adaptation of said release-with-redirect process.

US Pat. No. 9,307,570

CONTROLLING USER EQUIPMENT NODES FOR ENHANCED UPLINK AND USER EQUIPMENT NODES CONFIGURED FOR ENHANCED UPLINK

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1. A method by a user equipment node for controlling uplink transmission of data to a network node of a communication system,
the method comprising, the method comprising: determining, while the user equipment node is operating in CELL_FACH (Forward
Access Channel) state, whether an E-DCH (Enhanced Uplink Dedicated Channel) Radio Network Temporary Identifier, or E-RNTI,
is available to the user equipment node, and setting a variable READY_FOR_COMMON_EDCH in the user equipment node to a value
indicating FALSE responsive to determining that the E-RNTI is not available to the user equipment node, wherein the user equipment
node is configured to transmit uplink data in the CELL_FACH state on the E-DCH when the variable READY FOR COMMON EDCH is
true and the E-RNTI is available to the user equipment node; while the user equipment node is in CELL_FACH state, receiving
parameters to configure enhanced uplink CELL_FACH state; determining whether the user equipment node is able to communicate
on the E-DCH, in CELL_FACH state in response to receiving the parameters to configure enhanced uplink; and in response to
determining that the user equipment node is not able to communicate on the E-DCH in CELL_FACH state, performing a cell update
operation to obtain an E-RNTI for the user equipment node for use in communicating on an E-DCH in CELL FACH state.

US Pat. No. 9,414,424

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR ADJUSTING SIGNAL-TO-INTERFERENCE-PLUS-NOISE-RATIO IN A DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

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1. A method in a first wireless device for adjusting a Signal-to-Interference-plus-Noise-Ratio, SINR, target and a transmit
rate, which the first wireless device is configured to transmit data to a second wireless device over a Device-to-Device,
D2D, link, the method comprising:
receiving a report on a control channel from the second wireless device, which report comprises a measurement of SINR on said
control channel and/or a data channel transmitted by the first device,

adjusting a transmit power for the control channel and/or the data channel based on the reported measurement of the SINR on
said control channel and/or data channel transmitted by the first device,

adjusting the SINR target and the transmit rate based on the adjusted transmit power, which the SINR target and the transmit
rate are to be used when transmitting on the data channel over the D2D link to the second wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,060,372

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

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1. A method, implemented on a mobile terminal operative in a communications network in which a plurality of accesses are available
to the mobile terminal for accessing a network resource, comprising:
determining, by the mobile terminal, a set of active rules, each rule specifying respective preferences, at least relatively,
for at least some of the plurality of accesses, the rules of the set being potentially in conflict between each other concerning
which access is most preferred, and each rule being assigned a rule-based priority value;

deriving, by the mobile terminal, from the set of active rules a new rule specifying respective preferences, at least relatively,
for at least some of the plurality of accesses by selecting, as the new rule, the active rule having the most preferred rule-based
priority value; and

selecting an access of the plurality of accesses for use by the mobile terminal based on the new rule.

US Pat. No. 9,407,567

ENABLING EXTERNAL ACCESS TO MULTIPLE SERVICES ON A LOCAL SERVER

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1. An apparatus for operating as a server node within a private IP network to host or aggregate a plurality of resources,
the apparatus comprising:
an address controller configured to (i) obtain a private IP network IP address, (ii) allocate a server node port number to
said resources, and (iii) cause the server node to listen on that server node port;

a resource configurator configured to (i) determine, for each of said resources, a resource private Uniform Resource Identifier,
URI, or URI path together with resource metadata, and (ii) send to a gateway, interconnecting the private IP network with
a public IP network, an advertisement containing said private URI or URI path and respective resource metadata; and

a resource request receiver configured to (i) receive requests, at said server node port, for identifying private URIs or
URI paths included within the requests, and (ii) deliver resources corresponding to said URI or URI paths.

US Pat. No. 9,184,978

OPERATING AND SUPPORTING DUAL MODE USER EQUIPMENT

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1. A method for handling an incoming call to a user equipment by a control node of a cellular telecommunication access network,
said method comprising the following steps:
receiving in the control node an indication of an incoming call to the user equipment, wherein the user equipment is connected
to the cellular telecommunication access network,

receiving in the control node an indication communicated wirelessly by the user equipment to the cellular telecommunication
access network, wherein the indication indicates that the user equipment is connected by a further access network to a device
operating according to a session initiation protocol, and wherein the cellular telecommunication access network rather than
the further access network initially receives the indication of the incoming call to the user equipment,

initiating in the control node the linking in on a route towards the device operating according to a session initiation protocol,
of a device that transforms messages sent according to a call control signaling protocol used in the cellular telecommunications
access network into messages according to the session initiation protocol,

initiating in the control node the linking in on a route towards the device operating according to a session initiation protocol,
of a device that transforms user plane transmitted according to a protocol used in the cellular telecommunications access
network into user plane transmitted according to an internet protocol and vice versa; and

wherein the control node by performing the first initiating step and the second initiating step provides the incoming call
to the user equipment using the device operating according to the session initiation protocol rather than using a wireless
radio connection.

US Pat. No. 9,167,478

METHOD FOR EFFICIENT UTILISATION OF THE THROUGHPUT CAPACITY OF AN ENB BY USING A CACHE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in an Evolved Node B (eNB) in a communication system, for enabling optimization of a utilization of throughput
capacity of a first interface and a second interface of the eNB, the method comprising:
receiving, by the eNB, data over the first interface, where the first interface and the second interface alternate in having
a lowest throughput capacity, which limits a combined data throughput over the first interface and the second interface,

caching, by the eNB, the received data in one of a plurality of layers of an Internet Protocol stack, and
controlling, by the eNB, an output of the cached data over the second interface, based on an available throughput capacity
of said second interface, thereby levelling out an alternating limiting throughput effect of the first interface and the second
interface.

US Pat. No. 9,071,980

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL QUALITY DETERMINATION IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

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1. A method of operation in a wireless communication device configured for operation in a communication network comprising:
determining a signal quality of a downlink carrier of a cell in the communication network according to a first type of signal
quality determination that includes obtaining multiple signal quality measurements from first and second frequency regions
of the downlink carrier, and determining the signal quality of the downlink carrier as a function of the multiple signal quality
measurements; and

performing at least one radio operation task using the determined signal quality.

US Pat. No. 9,661,640

TECHNIQUE FOR PROCESSING SPECTRAL EMISSION INFORMATION IN A COMMUNICATION DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE RADIO INTERFACES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of processing a spectral emission mask in a mobile communication device including a transmitter, a microprocessor,
a first radio interface, and a second radio interface, the method comprising the following steps performed for the first radio
interface:
the microprocessor performing a transmission via the transmitter of the first radio interface;
the microprocessor receiving, from the second radio interface, a measurement report for the transmission;
the microprocessor adapting an initial spectral emission mask based on the measurement report, wherein the spectral emission
mask is indicative of an emission level associated with the first radio interface and as measurable at the second radio interface;

the microprocessor receiving a signal indicative of an upcoming or on-going reception via the second radio interface;
the microprocessor analyzing an on-going or scheduled transmission via the first radio interface with respect to the spectral
emission mask; and

the microprocessor interrupting or delaying the transmission depending on a result of the analysis,
wherein the transmission is interrupted or delayed in case spectral properties of the transmission as defined by the spectral
emission mask would exceed a tolerance limit associated with the second radio interface.

US Pat. No. 9,077,632

INTERWORKING BETWEEN ETHERNET AND MPLS

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1. A source node for addressing target nodes in a communication system, the source node configured to be part of an Ethernet
domain and the target nodes configured to be part of a Multiple Protocol Label Switching (MPLS) domain that is connected to
the Ethernet domain via an interworking node, the source node comprising processing circuits configured to execute the stored
processing instructions to:
generate a message comprising
an identifier of the source node,
an identifier of the interworking node, and
an identifier of a certain target node of the target nodes, said identifier of the certain target node comprises an MPLS address;
send the message to the certain target node via the interworking node, and
receive from the certain target node via the interworking node a reply to the message.

US Pat. No. 9,148,338

BASE STATION AND METHOD FOR REMOTE MANAGEMENT IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK

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1. A base station for a cellular communication network, the base station comprising:
a first interface configured to communicate with a core network, including Operation and Maintenance, OaM, communication;
and

a second interface configured for OaM communication, wherein the second interface is arranged to communicate wirelessly with
the core network via another base station;

wherein the base station is arranged to download configuration parameters via the second interface for setting up OaM communication
via the first interface.

US Pat. No. 9,118,730

EFFICIENT DATA DELIVERY METHOD AND APPARATUS

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1. A method of delivering user-requested content data to user terminals connected to an Internet Protocol Connectivity Access
Network, IP-CAN, in response to data requests made by user terminals for accessing the content data, wherein the IP-CAN implements
a Policy and Charging Control, PCC, architecture, the method comprising:
performing Deep Packet Inspection (DPI) on certain traffic flows through the IP-CAN;
reporting the DPI results to a Policy and Charging Rules Function, PCRF, of the PCC architecture;
caching a copy of the user-requested content data within an IP-CAN cache server upon a decision made by the PCRF, of the PCC
architecture;

identifying the cached copy of the user-requested content data to a Policy and Charging Enforcement Function, PCEF, of the
PCC architecture;

at the PCEF, monitoring the data requests made by user terminals and determining if a request relates to a cached copy of
user-requested content data; and

if a request does relate to a cached copy of user-requested content data, then delivering that cached copy of user-requested
content data from the IP-CAN cache server to the requesting user terminal,

wherein the user-requested content data is not user specific because the user-requested content data is content data requestable
by multiple different user terminals,

wherein the PCRF makes the decision to cache a copy of user-requested content data in the IP-CAN cache server on the basis
of said DPI results, and

wherein said step of identifying the cached copy of user-requested content data to the PCEF includes sending the identification
of the cached copy of user-requested content data from the PCRF to the PCEF.

US Pat. No. 9,083,717

DATA FLOW IN PEER-TO-PEER NETWORKS

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1. A client node apparatus for use in a network, comprising:
a transmitter for requesting data from the network;
a processor operatively connected to the transmitter and having access to an operating system and an application in the client
node apparatus; and,

a receiver operatively connected to the processor for receiving data from the network; wherein:
the application is configured to request content data from the network by opening a transport socket to the operating system;
the operating system is configured to establish contact with a master peer server in the network, receive a list of sources
of the content data from the master peer server through transport socket signalling, and establish contact with multiple sources
from the list of sources; and,

the application is configured to receive the content data from the multiple sources, through the transport socket, without
being aware that the content is delivered by multiple sources from a list of sources, and is further configured to allow a
server to redirect the client node apparatus to multiple peers without being aware of the redirection, and

the list of sources includes nodes in a peer-to-peer network.

US Pat. No. 9,054,744

CONTROL OF A DIGITAL RADIO FREQUENCY INTERFACE

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10. A communication device comprising:
a control entity for communicating in accordance with a Digital Radio Frequency interface using a sequence of layers, including
a physical layer, a protocol layer, and a programming model layer, the control entity comprising:

an interface control circuit configured to implement an interface control sub layer of the programming model layer, to control
the protocol layer and the physical layer; and

a configuration interface communicatively coupled to the interface control circuit and configured to enable a human operator
to configure a timing of control commands, the timing of the control commands comprising time stamps, each time stamp indicative
of a time at which a corresponding control command is to be executed, wherein at least some of the control commands control
the control entity; and

a further control entity communicatively coupled to the control entity, wherein the control entity is a base band integrated
circuit and the further control entity is a radio frequency integrated circuit.

US Pat. No. 9,301,227

AGGREGATION OF CARRIERS OF A CELLULAR RADIO NETWORK WITH CARRIERS OF AN AUXILIARY NETWORK

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1. A method of selecting between a primary network and an auxiliary network at a base station comprising a primary radio subsystem
and an auxiliary radio subsystem, the method comprising:
selecting one of a primary radio network carrier and an auxiliary radio network carrier to carry at least one data flow from
the base station to a user equipment;

transmitting, to a user equipment, a control signal to cause the user equipment to select one of a primary radio subsystem
of the user equipment and an auxiliary radio subsystem of the user equipment to receive the selected carrier; and

transmitting, to the user equipment, the at least one data flow on the selected carrier.

US Pat. No. 9,253,796

OPTIMIZED SYSTEM ACCESS PROCEDURES

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1. A base station subsystem (BSS) configured to interact with a plurality of mobile stations and perform a procedure to increase
an Access Grant Channel (AGCH) capacity by minimizing an amount of mobile station specific information carried within an immediate
assignment message, the BSS comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions where the processor interfaces with the memory and executes the processor-executable
instructions to enable the following operations:

broadcast system information (SI) to the plurality of mobile stations, where the SI comprises at least an indicator which
indicates to the plurality of mobile stations that the BSS is configured to perform the procedure;

in response to broadcasting the SI, receive at least one access request from at least one of the plurality of mobile stations,
where the at least one mobile station is requesting to establish an uplink Temporary Block Flow (TBF) to transmit a small
data transmission (SDT) or an instant message transmission (IMT);

in response to the received at least one access request, send an immediate assignment message on the AGCH for the at least
one mobile station, where the immediate assignment message comprises at least a portion of static radio parameters and at
least a portion of dynamic radio parameters which are to be used by the at least one mobile station when establishing the
uplink TBF to transmit the SDT or IMT; and

send a remaining portion of the dynamic radio parameters in a message on a Packet Associated Control Channel (PACCH) to the
at least one mobile station addressed by the immediate assignment message, where the remaining portion of the dynamic radio
parameters are to be used by the at least one mobile station along with the at least a portion of static radio parameters
and the at least a portion of dynamic radio parameters included in the immediate assignment message when establishing the
uplink TBF to transmit the SDT or IMT.

US Pat. No. 9,210,191

SYSTEM, ARRANGEMENTS AND METHODS RELATING TO ACCESS HANDLING

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1. A core network access edge node configured to interact with a core network access packet data node and a policy node, the
core network access edge node comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions where the processor interfaces with the memory and executes the processor-executable
instructions to enable following operations:

receive a create Packet Data Protocol (PDP) context request from the core network access packet data node, wherein the create
PDP context request comprises access priority related information relating to a subscriber requesting a network resource;

utilize at least the access priority related information to make a preliminary access decision relating to a grant or rejection
of the network resource request from the subscriber;

if the preliminary access decision is yes, then send a policy request to the policy node;
receive a policy response from the policy node, wherein the policy response comprises a service priority parameter which is
based at least on a service importance;

make a final access decision relating to the grant or rejection of the network resource request based on the service priority
parameter; and

if the final access decision is yes, then send a create PDP context response to the core network access packet data node,
wherein the create PDP context response comprises the service priority parameter.

US Pat. No. 9,408,113

METHODS OF AND NODES FOR SELECTING A TARGET CORE NETWORK FOR HANDING OVER A VOICE SESSION OF A TERMINAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in an eNodeB (eNB) for selecting a target Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) of a communication network for a Single
Radio Voice Call Continuity (SRVCC) handover to a target radio access network (RAN), wherein the target RAN supports SRVCC
handover, the method comprising:
receiving a Handover Restriction List from an Mobility Management Entity (MME), the Handover Restriction List comprising information
indicating PLMNs preferred for SRVCC handover; and

selecting the target PLMN based on the Handover Restriction List.

US Pat. No. 9,094,906

MULTI-STAGE TIMING AND FREQUENCY SYNCHRONIZATION

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1. A method of synchronizing a receiving device with a transmitting device in a wireless communication network, said method
comprising:
receiving one or more reference signals transmitted by the transmitting device to the receiving device, wherein, as each of
the one or more reference signals travels from the transmitting device to the receiving device, each of the one or more reference
signals experiences a time offset and a frequency offset;

reducing a search space for timing and frequency offsets by performing timing offset estimation based on a first set of reference
symbols selected from said one or more reference signals, or by performing frequency offset estimation based on a second set
of reference symbols selected from said one or more reference signals, or by performing both the timing offset estimation
and the frequency offset estimation, wherein the first set of reference symbols and the second set of reference symbols are
different; and

performing joint timing and frequency offset estimation over said reduced search space using a third set of reference symbols
selected from said one or more reference signals to obtain estimates of said timing and frequency offsets, wherein the third
set of reference symbols is a union of the first and second sets of reference symbols.

US Pat. No. 9,420,717

PLUG-IN UNIT PROTECTION

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9. A plug-in unit configured for stacking in an electronic equipment unit, comprising:
at least one fender on at least one side of the plug-in unit, the at least one fender having a generally planar bottom surface
for securing to the plug-in unit, an elevated upper surface, and first and second ends;

wherein the upper surface is at least partially curved or chamfered between the first and second ends, such that the upper
surface is non-planar when viewed as a cross section of the at least one fender in a direction that is perpendicular to a
direction generally coinciding with a direction of insertion of the plug-in unit; and

wherein the at least one fender is rigidly affixed to the plug-in unit, such that the upper surface of the at least one fender
is configured so as not to move relative to the plug-in unit.

US Pat. No. 9,313,823

METHOD OF CONTROLLING OPERATION OF A COMMUNICATION DEVICE, TRANSCEIVER OPERATING ACCORDINGLY, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM

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1. A method of controlling operation of a communication device arranged to operate in a cellular communication network that
employs a paging signal to allow discontinuous reception for communication devices, wherein the communication device is arranged
for three main communication states, a detached state where the communication device is not registered to the cellular communication
network, an idle state where the communication device is registered to the cellular communication network and receives paging
signals through discontinuous reception, and an active state where the communication device is registered to the cellular
communication network and performs communication with the cellular communication network essentially continuously, the method
comprising:
connecting to the cellular communication network such that a transition from the detached state to either idle state or active
state is made;

performing scheduled operations in the active state or idle state;
determining, when a transition from the active state to the idle state occurs, a time instant for next operation in the active
state;

disconnecting from the cellular communication network such that a transition to the detached state is made; and,
when the time for next operation in the active state is approaching, repeating said connecting, performing, determining, and
disconnecting operations.

US Pat. No. 9,295,104

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING SMS MESSAGES BETWEEN TERMINALS AND INTELLIGENT NETWORK SERVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. An Intelligent Network Control Node connectable to a Mobile Network Switching Node via a control interface and connectable
to at least one Intelligent Network application module via an application interface, wherein said Intelligent Network Control
Node comprises
a data interface towards said Mobile Network Switching Node for exchanging Short Message Service messages, and
a Transport Layer Controller adapted for sending and receiving Short Message Service (SMS) message via said data interface,
said Transport Layer Controller further adapted for correlating said exchange of said SMS messages through said data interface
with destination control data exchanged through said control interface, wherein the Transport Layer Controller is further
adapted for correlating these SMS messages with a control of SMS message destinations via the control interfaces, and wherein
a Correlation Identifier Table holding Correlation Identifiers is used by said Transport Layer Controller for correlating
sending and receiving the SMS messages via the data interfaces with the control of SMS message destinations via the control
interfaces.

US Pat. No. 9,137,828

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

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1. A method of enabling a user equipment to perform random access in a telecommunications system comprising a radio base station
to which are assigned a first set of non-dedicated random access preambles and a second set of dedicated random access preambles,
the method comprising:
receiving, from a radio base station, a message containing a random access preamble identifier;
determining whether the random access preamble identifier received in the message comprises a predetermined identifier associated
with non-dedicated random access preambles;

if the random access preamble identifier received in the message comprises the predetermined identifier associated with non-dedicated
random access preambles, randomly selecting a non-dedicated random access preamble and performing a contention-based random
access procedure using the randomly-selected non-dedicated random access preamble; and

if the random access preamble identifier received in the message does not comprise the predetermined identifier associated
with non-dedicated random access preambles, performing a contention-free random access procedure using a dedicated preamble
identified by the random access preamble identifier received in the message.

US Pat. No. 9,118,480

FRAME QUALITY ESTIMATION DURING VITERBI DECODING

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1. A method of estimating a soft quality associated with a received data frame by computing a burst quality of a data burst
in the received data frame in a receiver including a decoder, said method comprising:
demodulating the received data frame to generate a sequence of soft bits;
decoding the sequence of soft bits in the decoder to generate a most-likely sequence of bits and a count of non-ideal branches
in a path selected by the decoder to generate the most-likely sequence; and

estimating the soft quality associated with the received data frame by:
determining whether, on the selected path, each branch associated with the data burst is ideal or non-ideal;
generating a total number of non-ideal branches associated with the data burst; and
computing the burst quality for the data burst by applying a scaling factor to the generated total number of non-ideal branches.

US Pat. No. 9,077,591

DIAS-DYNAMIC IMPU ASSIGNMENT SERVICE

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1. A method of providing access to multimedia services for communication devices connected to a private network, by means
of a multimedia gateway connected to a multimedia service network, comprising the following steps:
receiving, using a processor, a request from a device in the private network for a public identity associated with the multimedia
gateway,

selecting and allocating, using the processor, to said device at least one associated public identity from a pool of public
identities associated with the multimedia gateway which have been predefined as valid in the multimedia service network, wherein
the multimedia service network is an IMS network, the at least one associated public identity comprises an IP Multimedia Public
Identity (IMPU), and allocating the at least one associated public identity comprises assigning at least one temporary IMPU
from the pool to the device, and

registering, using the processor, the device by activating the allocated associated public identity in the multimedia service
network, thereby enabling the multimedia gateway to establish a multimedia session on behalf of said device, using said allocated
associated public identity.

US Pat. No. 9,408,109

CONGESTION CONTROL IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

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12. A network node for operation in a communication network utilizing a distributed queue system for transmission of data
units, wherein said network node has a priority queue (PQ) for protocol data units (PDUs) in accordance with a retransmission
protocol, and further comprises a control unit configured to:
detect a condition indicative of a congestion; and
in response thereto, manipulate a PDU in the PQ, wherein the retransmission protocol is a persistent retransmission protocol
and wherein said manipulating of the PDU comprises manipulating the content of the PDU, said manipulating the content of the
PDU comprising altering one or more bits of a service data unit (SDU) payload of the PDU while leaving a header of the persistent
retransmission protocol included in the PDU intact.

US Pat. No. 9,363,168

TECHNIQUE FOR OPERATING A NETWORK NODE

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1. A method of operating a network node of a multicast communication network comprising a plurality of network nodes that
are interconnected with each other by communication links, wherein the network node is associated with a common source network
node, the method comprising:
determining a first path that connects the network node to the common source network node along a primary network tree, and
determining a second path that connects the network node to the common source network node along a secondary network tree,
wherein the primary network tree and the secondary network tree are realized as maximally redundant trees and wherein the
first path and the second path show redundancy with respect to each other;

receiving, at the network node, multicast data from the common source network node via the first path;
triggering, by the network node, reception of multicast data from the common source network node via the second path in response
to the network node detecting a failure of the first path, by sending a message to the common source network node to cause
the multicast data to be sent via the second path.

US Pat. No. 9,107,082

ARRAY ANTENNA ARRANGEMENT

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1. A wireless communication system, comprising:
at least one base station in a communication cell, the base station being equipped with at least one array antenna comprising
at least four antenna ports, wherein the at least four ports are connected to respective at least four corresponding antenna
elements arranged in at least two rows and at least two columns, wherein the array antenna is arranged for communication via
at least two antenna radiation lobes, each antenna radiation lobe communicating an information stream to at least one user
equipment (UE) in the cell, thus communicating by means of Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO), wherein each antenna radiation
lobe is individually controllable both in azimuth and elevation whereby the communication of the information streams is optimized,
and wherein a total information stream is fed into the communication system, and independent of how many antenna radiation
lobes are used all information from said total information stream is always radiated by the at least four antenna elements.

US Pat. No. 9,320,064

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING PDP CONTEXT ACTIVATION LATENCY

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1. A radio network controller, comprising:
one or more processors; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium further including computer-readable instructions that, when executed by
the one or more processors, are configured to:

receive a request to activate a packet data protocol (PDP) context for a wireless device operating in a forward access channel
state;

send the request to activate the PDP context to a core network node;
receive a request to assign a radio access bearer from the core network node;
send the request to assign the radio access bearer to the wireless device via the base station;
receive a response to the request to assign the radio access bearer from the wireless device via the base station;
send the response to the request to assign the radio access bearer to the core network node;
initiate a timer after sending the response to the request to assign the radio access bearer to the core network node;
determine whether an accept message is received from the core network node before expiration of the timer, the accept message
corresponding to the request to activate the PDP context;

upon determining that the accept message has not been received from the core network node before the expiration of the timer,
send the wireless device a request to reconfigure the radio bearer, the request to reconfigure the radio bearer sent to the
wireless device via a base station.

US Pat. No. 9,195,467

PARALLEL PROCESSOR WITH SINGLE INSTRUCTION MULTIPLE DATA (SIMD) CONTROLLERS

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1. A parallel for processing a plurality of different processing instruction streams in parallel, the parallel processor comprising:
a plurality of data processing units, wherein the plurality of data processing units are coupled together sequentially in
a string formation;

a plurality of SIMD (Single Instruction Multiple Data) controllers,
wherein each SIMD controller is configured for handling an individual processing task with a subgroup of actively connected
data processing units selected from the plurality of data processing units, and each SIMD controller comprises:

a SIMD instruction fetch unit configured for fetching instructions from a memory external to the processor, and
a SIMD decode unit configured for:
decoding the instructions fetched by the SIMD instruction fetch unit,
enabling data processing units selected from the plurality of data processing units in accordance with the instructions such
that a size of a subgroup of data processing units to which each SIMD controller is actively connected can be varied dynamically
under control of the instructions, thereby permitting each SIMD controller to be actively connected to a different number
of data processing units for processing tasks, and

forwarding micro-orders generated from the instructions to enable the selected processing units, and
the instructions of the instructions streams define the sizes of the subgroups of data processing units and the order in which
the subgroups of data processing units are to be configured from one end of the string formation of the plurality of processing
units to an opposite end of the string formation;

a plurality of data movement controllers, each data movement controller of the plurality of data movement controllers being
connectable to a corresponding selected subgroup of actively connected data processing units, under control of the processing
instruction streams; and

wherein the processing units to be used for a given task are defined in a fetch map, which indicates which of all the available
data processing units are to be active in the current task to be executed, and each one of the plurality of SIMD controllers
further comprises a fetch map store for storing a corresponding fetch map.

US Pat. No. 9,402,171

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE OVER A PACKET-SWITCHED DOMAIN

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a user equipment (UE) for registering the UE with a network node of a communication network for short message
service (SMS) messages over at least one of a circuit-switched (CS) domain and a packet-switched (PS) domain, the method comprising:
determining whether the network node has an interface between the CS domain and the PS domain;
sending, to the network node, a first registration request that is for the CS domain and the PS domain if the network node
has the interface, or is for the PS domain only if the network node does not have the interface, and an SMS indication; and

sending a second registration request for registering the UE with the CS domain, to the network node, if the first registration
request has been for the PS domain only, and a notification that the network node does not provides an SMS over PS domain
capability has been received.

US Pat. No. 9,313,797

MOBILE-ACCESS INFORMATION BASED ADAPTATION OF NETWORK ADDRESS LOOKUP FOR DIFFERENTIATED HANDLING OF DATA TRAFFIC

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1. A method, in a lookup adaptation device, for enabling differentiated handling of mobile network data traffic between a
user equipment and a network resource, said data traffic being preceded by a lookup procedure for obtaining a network address
of the network resource, the method comprising:
obtaining mobile access information used in a mobile network for establishing, controlling, or maintaining a connection of
the user equipment to the mobile network, or for a combination of said establishing, controlling, and maintaining; and

on the basis of the mobile access information, processing a message of the lookup procedure for adapting the lookup procedure
to return a network address of a replacement network resource capable of handling the data traffic by operating as a proxy
node for the network resource;

wherein the network address of the replacement network resource matches a packet filter for directing the data traffic to
a bearer established between the user equipment and the mobile network.

US Pat. No. 9,232,557

3GPP BASED CONTROL AND MANAGEMENT ARCHITECTURE FOR SMALL CELL BACKHAUL SOLUTIONS

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1. A small cell backhaul network configured to interact with a 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) core and further
configured to enable mobile broadband services to be provided by the 3GPP core to a plurality of 3GPP mobile terminals, the
small cell backhaul network comprising:
a plurality of small cell radio base stations, each small cell radio base station is linked to at least a portion of the plurality
of 3GPP mobile terminals;

a small cell hub which provides at least one wireless link to the plurality of small cell radio base stations;
a small cell backhaul controller which controls the at least one wireless link between the small cell hub and the plurality
of small cell radio base stations, where the small cell backhaul controller interacts with both the small cell hub and the
3GPP core;

a small cell backhaul storage unit, coupled to the small cell backhaul controller, where the small cell backhaul storage unit
maintains data pertaining to the at least one wireless link between the small cell hub and the plurality of small cell radio
base stations, where the at least one wireless link is emulated as 3GPP radio bearers as seen from the 3GPP core irrespective
of a radio technology actually used to implement the at least one wireless link; and

wherein the small cell backhaul network further comprises:
a first Mobile Backhaul (MBH) connection between the 3GPP core and the small cell backhaul controller;
a second Mobile Backhaul (MBH) connection between the small cell backhaul controller and the small cell radio base stations;
emulated 3GPP bearers between the small cell backhaul controller and the small cell radio base stations; and,
emulated 3GPP radio bearers between the small cell hub and the small cell radio base stations.

US Pat. No. 9,112,791

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROTECTING A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

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1. A method of providing path protection in a communications network having a plurality of nodes including a plurality of
access nodes, the method comprising:
setting up a connection-oriented worker path between a first distribution node and each one of the plurality of access nodes,
where at least one of the connection-oriented worker paths includes an intermediate communication node between the first distribution
node and the respective one of the plurality of access nodes;

switching, at the first distribution node, traffic received from a first upstream node, via a first connection, to the worker
path;

setting up a connection-oriented protection path between a second distribution node and each one of the plurality of access
nodes, where at least one of the connection-oriented protection paths includes an intermediate communication node different
from the intermediate communication node of a respective connection-oriented worker path, wherein the second distribution
node is configured to receive traffic from a second connection that is different from the first connection;

setting up a connection-oriented interface path between the first and second distribution nodes;
in response to detection of a fault in the worker path, switching, at the first distribution node, traffic received from the
first upstream node, via the first connection, to the interface path and the second distribution node; and

switching, at the second distribution node, traffic received from the first distribution node, via the interface path, to
the protection path, such that the first distribution node switches traffic from the first upstream node for both the working
path and the protection paths.

US Pat. No. 9,094,437

SYSTEM, POLICY NODES, AND METHODS TO PERFORM POLICY PROVISIONING OF TRAFFIC OFFLOADED AT A FIXED BROADBAND NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for establishing a policy session for a user equipment between a first policy node which is associated with a
fixed broadband access network and a second policy node which is associated with an evolved packet core network, the method
in a system comprising:
establishing the policy session between the first policy node and the second policy node, wherein the policy session is with
respect to traffic of the user equipment connected to the fixed broadband access network where said traffic is to be offloaded
by the fixed broadband access network without being routed through the evolved packet core network, wherein the policy session
is established over an interface between the first policy node and the second policy node only if the user equipment is authorized
from a node of the evolved packet core network to perform traffic offload in the fixed broadband access network, and wherein
the user equipment has been authenticated and assigned a local Internet Protocol address by the fixed broadband access network.

US Pat. No. 9,198,011

HANDLING OF SEGMENTATION OF ETWS MESSAGES

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1. A method implemented by a user terminal of receiving warning messages, the method comprising:
detecting a warning event while monitoring a paging channel while in idle mode;
starting a timer responsive to detection of a new warning message segment;
receiving two or more warning message segments on the paging channel, each warning message segment including a message identifier
field to discriminate warning message segments belonging to different warning messages;

detecting whether a warning message is new based on the value of the message identifier field;
restarting the timer responsive to detection of a new warning message;
aborting reception of a current warning message segment and returning to the idle mode, when the timer expires and if reception
of all prior warning message segments having the same value in the message identifier field is incomplete; and

reassembling the warning message from the received warning message segments having the same value in the message identifier
field.

US Pat. No. 9,107,048

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MOBILE IP ROUTE OPTIMIZATION

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1. A method for route optimization that does not require a return routability procedure, the method comprising the steps of:
(a) receiving, at a home agent, a first update message transmitted from a mobile node, the first update message comprising
a care-of-address (CoA) associated with the mobile node, wherein, in response to receiving the first update message, the home
agent binds the CoA associated with the mobile node with a home address assigned to the mobile node; and

(b) after receiving the first update message, transmitting a second update message from the home agent to a correspondent
node, the second update message comprising the CoA associated with the mobile node and the home address assigned to the mobile
node;

wherein step (b) is not performed until the home agent determines there is a trusted relationship between the mobile node
and the correspondent node, and wherein the trusted relationship exists if the home agent determines there is an end-to-end
cryptographic relationship between the mobile node and the correspondent node, and wherein the correspondent node is a node
with which the mobile node is communicating;

wherein the correspondent node is a mobile node and the correspondent node has the same home agent as the mobile node, and
the method further comprises:

(c) receiving, at the home agent, a third update message transmitted from the correspondent node, the third update message
comprising a CoA associated with the correspondent node, wherein, in response to receiving the third update message, the home
agent binds the CoA associated with the correspondent node with a home address assigned to the correspondent node, wherein

step (b) is not performed until after the home agent receives the third update message.

US Pat. No. 9,083,552

MOBILITY PLANE ARCHITECTURE FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

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1. A method of operating a telecommunications system comprising a transport network arranged between a wireless access network
and a backbone network, the method comprises:
providing an overlay mobile network through the transport network, the overlay mobile network comprising a point-to-multipoint
tunnel having tunnel segments formed in a tree topology, the point-to multipoint tunnel connecting mobility aware routers,
the mobility aware routers being located in the transport network between the backbone network and one or more access points
of the wireless access network;

using the mobility aware routers of the transport network as nodes of the tree topology; and,
selecting at least one of the mobility aware routers as a first ingress mobility aware router to direct traffic to a mobile
node based on updated network topology information distributed to the mobility aware routers by routing protocols, wherein
a first ingress mobility aware router is configured to install a route to the mobile node and to instruct a second ingress
mobility aware router to redirect traffic, received by the second ingress mobility aware router but directed to the mobile
node, to the first ingress mobility aware router, and wherein the first and second ingress mobility aware routers are connected
to the backbone network and cooperate with one another to direct traffic to the mobile node.

US Pat. No. 9,173,120

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING RECEIVED DATA IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

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1. A method for communicating data within a wireless network, the method comprising:
receiving, at a base station, an indication of a measurement type from a wireless communication device;
receiving, at the base station, a first wireless transmission pertaining to a first measurement performed by the wireless
communication device;

in response to the received transmission, obtaining a value of a second measurement of the measurement type, wherein the second
measurement is performed by a sensor associated with the base station; and

determining a value of the first measurement based on the received transmission and the value of the second measurement performed
by the sensor associated with the base station;

wherein determining a value of the first measurement based on the received transmission and the second measurement comprises:
deciding based on the received transmission and the value of the second measurement whether to request a second wireless transmission
pertaining to the first measurement;

requesting the second wireless transmission from the wireless communication device; and
determining the value of the first measurement based on the second wireless transmission; and
wherein deciding based on the received transmission and the second measurement whether to request the second wireless transmission
comprises:

decoding the received transmission to generate a first estimate of the first measurement;
comparing the first estimate of the first measurement with a value of the second measurement; and
deciding based on the comparison whether to request the second wireless transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,092,319

STATE MEMORY MANAGEMENT, WHEREIN STATE MEMORY IS MANAGED BY DIVIDING STATE MEMORY INTO PORTIONS EACH PORTION ASSIGNED FOR STORING STATE INFORMATION ASSOCIATED WITH A SPECIFIC MESSAGE CLASS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of managing a state memory adapted for storing state information applicable in a message communication between
first and second communications units in a communications system, the method comprising the steps of:
defining at least two message classes of the messages communicated between said first and second communications units; and
dividing said state memory into at least two memory portions, each memory portion being assigned for storing state information
associated with a specific message class;

analysing a message communicated between said first and second communications units and determining to which message class
the message belongs based on the message name;

wherein said state memory is arranged in the first communication unit and is allocated for storing state information used
in message communication with the second communications unit;

and wherein the method further comprises said second communications unit requesting said first communications unit to allocate
state memory space utilized for storing said state information used in said message communication with said second communications
unit;

wherein the defining step comprises defining said at least two message classes based on at least one of:
a priority type of said communications messages between the first and second communications units;
an application protocol used when generating said communications messages between the first and second communications units;
and

a session type associated with communications messages between the first and second communications units.

US Pat. No. 9,414,365

CHANNEL QUALITY REPORTING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

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1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless telecommunication system, the UE being configured in multiple
input multiple output (MIMO) mode with four transmit antennas, the method comprising:
transmitting a type A channel status report, CSR, to a network node in a radio access network of the wireless telecommunication
system, wherein the type A CSR identifies a first rank selected from a first set of ranks; and

transmitting a type B CSR to the network node, wherein the type B CSR identifies a second rank, wherein the second rank is
selected from a second set of ranks, said second set of ranks having fewer ranks than the first set of ranks, wherein

the method further comprises:
A) prior to transmitting the type A CSR:
Ai) selecting a first rank from said first set of ranks based on a first estimated channel condition;
Aii) calculating a first channel quality indicator, CQI, value based on, at least in part, the selected first rank; and
Aiii) including the first CQI value in the type A CSR; and
B) prior to transmitting the type B CSR, determining whether a predetermined number of type A CSRs have been transmitted since
the last type B CSR was transmitted and, as a result of determining that the predetermined number of type A CSRs have been
transmitted since the last type B CSR was transmitted, performing the following steps:

Bi) selecting a second rank from said second set of ranks based on a second estimated channel condition;
Bii) calculating a second CQI value based on, at least in part the selected second rank; and
Biii) including the second CQI value in the type B CSR.

US Pat. No. 9,210,267

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ACCESSING A CONFERENCE SYSTEM

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1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:
at least one processor;
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium, coupled to the at least one processor, the non-transitory computer-readable
storage medium further includes computer-readable instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, are configured
to:

receive a meeting notification from a calendar application, wherein the meeting notification describes a meeting hosted on
a conference system,

determine if the UE is set to a silent mode,
responsive to a determination that the UE is set to the silent mode, display a user interface prompt for a silent input in
response to the meeting notification,

receive a first silent input indicating to the UE to join a meeting on the conference system,
responsive to the first silent input, automatically supply at least one conference access code to the conference system in
order to join the meeting,

responsive to a determination that the UE is not set to the silent mode, present a prompt for voice input in response to the
meeting notification,

receive a first voice input indicating to the UE to join the meeting on the conference system,
responsive to the first voice input, automatically supply the at least one conference access code to the conference system
in order to join the meeting, and

connect to the meeting on the conference system.

US Pat. No. 9,480,099

MOBILITY ANCHOR RELOCATION

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1. A method for relocating the mobility anchor for a Mobile Terminal in a wireless communication system,
which method performed in a Serving Node comprises the steps of:
receiving from a Mobility Node a request for redirecting a first bearer for the Mobile Terminal between the Serving Node and
a first mobility anchor so as to create a new second bearer between the Serving Node and a second mobility anchor;

transmitting to the first mobility anchor a request for deleting the first bearer; and
transmitting to the second mobility anchor a request for establishing the second bearer;
wherein the request for establishing the second bearer comprises an IP address for the mobile terminal for binding to the
second bearer;

wherein additional steps performed in the Mobility Node comprises:
constraining an allowable Mobile Terminal relocation frequency depending on a number of Mobile Terminal relocations managed
by the Mobility Node over a defined time period.

US Pat. No. 9,414,178

INTER-CARRIER DIFFERENTIATION USING ALLOCATION AND RETENTION PRIORITY IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

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1. A method of allocating services to a first subscriber of a first home service provider of a first home network when the
first subscriber is visiting a network associated with a visited service provider, the method comprising:
receiving, by a node of the visited network, a request from the visiting first subscriber to receive a first service from
the visited network;

determining, in response to the request, whether there are sufficient available resources of a first set of resources to provide
the requested first service; and

when the available resources of the first set of resources are insufficient to provide the requested first service, then:
preempting at least one pre-existing service supported by a second set of resources so that sufficient resources from the
second set of resources are made available to provide the requested first service to the first subscriber, the preempting
being based at least in part on a determination that a set of visiting second subscribers associated with a second home service
provider of a second home network different from the first home service provider of the first home network are receiving services
that exceed the second set of resources; and

providing the requested first service to the visiting first subscriber.

US Pat. No. 9,510,358

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR ACKNOWLEDGED MODE QOS

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1. A method for use in a controlling node of a cell in a cellular system, the method comprising a use of Radio Link Control
Acknowledged Mode, RLC AM, the method also comprising scheduling transmissions in downlink and uplink directions to/from User
Equipments, UEs, in the cell, said scheduling comprising taking into account a priority which a UE has for its downlink and
uplink transmissions, the method also comprising counting a number of scheduled transmissions for the UE in a first of said
downlink and uplink direction to/from the UE since its latest scheduled transmission in other of said downlink and uplink
direction to/from the UE, and if the count of the number of scheduled transmissions for the UE in the first of said downlink
and uplink direction to/from the UE has reached a predetermined value, increasing the priority of the UE in the other of said
downlink and uplink direction to/from the UE, and when the UE has been scheduled for a transmission in the other of said downlink
and uplink direction to/from the UE, restarting the counting in the first of said downlink and uplink direction to/from the
UE from an initial value.

US Pat. No. 9,166,840

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING DATA SAMPLES WITH REDUCED BANDWIDTH

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1. A method for decompressing a compressed predistorted signal received from a processing node, said method comprising:
receiving a compressed signal including samples of a high-dynamic range signal having a first sample rate and samples of a
low-dynamic range signal having a second sample rate;

matching the sample rate of the high-dynamic range signal with the sample rate of the low-dynamic range signal; and
combining samples of the high-dynamic range signal with corresponding samples of the low-dynamic range signal to obtain a
decompressed predistorted signal.

US Pat. No. 9,510,361

NODE AND METHOD FOR DOWNLINK SCHEDULING AND HYBRID AUTOMATIC REPEAT REQUEST TIMING

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1. A method, in a base station, for determining a control timing configuration, the control timing configuration providing
a subframe timing setting for configuring Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) and uplink Hybrid Automatic Retransmission
Request Acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK) control timing for a cell serving a user equipment in a multiple cell communications network,
the user equipment being served by a Time Division Duplex (TDD) based cell, and a Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) based cell,
the method comprising:
determining a control timing configuration for a secondary cell, the secondary cell being one of the TDD based cell and the
FDD based cell, based on a type of a scheduling cell, the type of the scheduling cell being one of the FDD based cell and
the TDD based cell;

implementing the control timing configuration for PUSCH and uplink HARQ-ACK control timing for a cell serving the user equipment;
and

if the cell serving the user equipment is a TDD based cell, the determining further comprises determining the control timing
configuration for the PUSCH to be equivalent to a TDD configuration of the TDD based cell.

US Pat. No. 9,281,892

OTDR TRACE ANALYSIS IN PON SYSTEMS

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1. A method of performing fault analysis, performed by an arrangement in a Passive Optical Network (PON), comprising at least
one Optical Network Terminal (ONT), by using Optical Time Domain Reflectometry (OTDR), said method comprising:
triggering a new OTDR measurement, wherein a previous reference measurement has been made indicating an original state of
said PON;

inserting an OTDR measurement signal into a multistage splitter before a last splitter stage of said multistage splitter,
and wherein said last splitter stage is of ratio 2:Nroot, so that the last splitter stage is connected to a plurality of drop
links, and wherein at least one of the plurality of drop links being connected to said multistage splitter comprises at least
one sub-splitter, wherein said at least one sub-splitter is of a ratio 1:Nbranch so that the at least one sub-splitter has one or more branches and one input port connected to the multistage splitter;

determining at least one new event location based on the OTDR measurement signal by analyzing OTDR measurement data, in a
predefined sequence, relating to said at least one sub-splitter connected to said last splitter stage starting based on the
drop links for which an upstream optical signal needs to travel through the largest number of sub-splitters in order to reach
the last splitter stage; and

calculating a fault magnitude at a given location by subtracting an event magnitude obtained from the new OTDR measurement
from said reference OTDR measurement and taking into account the number of drop links connected to the last splitter stage
and to the at least one sub-splitter in the reference measurement and the new measurement, thereby enabling determination
of position and severity of said fault locations.

US Pat. No. 9,351,328

METHOD FOR TRANSFERRING A COMMUNICATION SESSION BETWEEN DEVICES

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1. A method for transferring a communication session between a source user device and a target user device in a communication
network, wherein the communication session is established between the source user device and a server, the method comprising
the steps of:
determining an identifier of the target user device, wherein determining the identifier comprises reading a barcode, a low-voltage
circuit, a Near Field Communication (NFC) device, or an NFC tag;

sending a session modification request from the source user device to the server, said request comprising the identifier of
the target user device, wherein determining the identifier comprises determining the identifier of the target user device
before sending the session modification request, and wherein sending the session modification request comprises sending the
session modification request comprising the identifier of the target user device from the source user device to the server,
in response to reading the barcode, the low-voltage circuit, the NFC device, or the NFC tag;

checking a capability of the target user device to handle the communication session; and
establishing a further communication session between the server and the target user device responsive to said target user
device being capable of handling the communication session.

US Pat. No. 9,078,172

SESSION TRANSFER IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of transferring a session from a packet switched access network to a circuit switched access network, the method
comprising:
at a Mobility Management Entity, receiving from a gateway node a service type indicator, the service type indicator indicating
a type of service for the session, the service type indicator being associated with bearers used for the session;

at the Mobility Management Entity, receiving from an eNodeB an indication that the session is to be transferred from the packet
switched network to the circuit switched access network;

at the Mobility Management Entity, determining the bearers associated with the session using the service type indicator, and
initiating transfer of the session using those bearers.

US Pat. No. 9,439,166

TECHNIQUE FOR ADAPTING AN RF RECEIVER CONFIGURATION

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1. A radio network node having at least one Radio Frequency (RF) receiver for receiving signals according to a wireless communication
standard, the radio network node comprising:
a transmitter interface configured to transmit to a network node a report message comprising report information, wherein the
report information pertains to a current RF receiver configuration with one or more current RF characteristics or possible
RF receiver configurations with a range of one or more possible RF characteristics;

a receiver interface configured to receive from the network node, and responsive to the report message, a control message
comprising control information, wherein the control information pertains to a control of the current RF receiver configuration;
and

a configuration controller configured to interactively adapt the RF receiver configuration based on the control information
received from the network node.

US Pat. No. 9,288,129

HOST-ROUTER VIRTUAL TUNNELLING AND MULTIPLE TUNNEL MANAGEMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A host associated with a plurality of next hop routers, the host comprising:
an input interface;
an output interface;
a storage device;
a tunnel management device arranged to:
send a first integrity check which has a hop limit set to “H” which is indicative of a number of hops so that only the next
hop router which has an active host-router link would be able to successfully process the first integrity check, where the
next hop router which has the active host-router link and is able to successfully process the first integrity check is an
active router;

receive a first successful integrity check indication from the active router if the active router has the active host-router
link and was able to successfully process the first integrity check;

maintain, in the storage device, a table which indicates a result of the first integrity check and in particular which one
of the plurality of next hop routers if any is the active router;

send a second integrity check which has a hop limit set to “H+1” which is indicative of a number of hops so that all of the
next hop routers which have a host-router link would be able to successfully process the second integrity check;

receive a second successful integrity check indication from each of the next hop routers which have the host-router link and
were able to successfully process the second integrity check;

maintain, in the storage device, the table which indicates the result of the first integrity check and in particular which
one of the plurality of next hop routers if any is the active router, and a result of the second integrity check and in particular
which of the plurality of next hop routers have the host-router link and were able to successfully process the second integrity
check; and,

wherein the input interface, the output interface, the storage device, and the tunnel management device are components of
the host.

US Pat. No. 9,282,095

SECURITY AND PRIVACY ENHANCEMENTS FOR SECURITY DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) device for use in a mobile terminal, comprising:
a non-transitory storage memory configured to store user credentials including at least a security key;
a hardware or computer-implemented Authentication and Key Agreement (AKA) module configured to perform AKA processing with
the security key;

an external hardware communications interface configured to receive AKA processing commands from the mobile terminal and to
return processing results performed in the SIM device in response to the AKA processing commands;

a hardware or computer-implemented security and/or privacy enhancing application configured to cooperate with the AKA module
and to perform (i) enhanced security pre-processing of an AKA input parameter associated with an AKA processing command received
via the external hardware communications interface and/or (ii) enhanced security post-processing of an AKA output parameter
associated with the AKA processing received from the AKA module to generate a further AKA input and/or output parameter which
has an enhanced security as compared to the received AKA input and/or output parameter; and

an application interface internal to the SIM device between the AKA module and the security and/or privacy enhancing application,
wherein the SIM device is configured to:
perform all the AKA processing and steps related to security enhancing in the SIM device,
register or detect information representative of security conditions in relation to the SIM device, wherein security conditions
include at least one of: an environment in which the SIM device is operated, an interface over which a request for AKA processing
comes, and a network used by the mobile terminal for network communications, and

perform security policy processing based on the information.

US Pat. No. 9,055,492

METHOD AND A NETWORK NODE FOR SHARING INFORMATION OVER AN INTERFACE IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a first radio base station for identifying a second radio base station in a telecommunications system, the
method comprising:
including in a first message an information element, IE, comprising a name identifying the first radio base station, wherein
the name is associated with an assigned criticality that is different from an assigned criticality associated with a global
identifier of the first base station;

transmitting, over an X2 interface between the first radio base station and the second radio base station, the first message
including the IE, to the second radio base station; and

receiving from the second radio base station, over the X2 interface, a response message comprising an IE including a name
of the second radio base station.

US Pat. No. 9,420,601

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR SCHEDULING TRANSMISSION RESOURCES WITH VARIABLE GUARD INTERVALS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for scheduling transmission resources in a wireless communication network, wherein a first node is arranged to
communicate over a communication channel with at least one user equipment within a cell, by using a frame comprising uplink
resources and downlink resources with a switching point between the downlink resources and the uplink resources, wherein truncation
of pilots/reference symbols takes place, resulting in loss or removal of some pilots/reference symbols, to create a guard
period situated in association with the switching point, the method comprising:
obtaining a parameter referring to an expected transmission quality of the communication and/or expected coherence properties
of the communication channel, and;

scheduling a transmission on an uplink or downlink resource, located on a time distance from the switching point, which time
distance is based on the obtained parameter and on how the truncation of pilots/reference symbols impacts the performance
loss of the transmission,

wherein scheduling resources to the at least one user equipment is performed such that the at least one user equipment with
transmission quality of the communication channel and/or coherence properties of the communication channel below at least
one predetermined threshold value is not scheduled in resources where truncation take place.

US Pat. No. 9,271,198

HANDOVER FROM CIRCUIT SWITCHED DOMAIN TO CIRCUIT SWITCHED SERVICE OVER PACKET SWITCHED DOMAIN

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a radio network controller for initiating a handover of a mobile station, the method comprising:
upon deciding, by the radio network controller, to perform the handover of a circuit switched service using a circuit switched
bearer of the mobile station from a circuit switched domain to a packet switched domain in a mobile communications network,
starting a circuit switched handover process by transmitting from the radio network controller to a mobile station controller
a first relocation required message, wherein said first relocation required message comprises an Internet Protocol (IP) address
and an access port allocated to the mobile station; and

wherein the mobile communications network comprises a radio network and a core network, the core network comprises the mobile
station controller, and the radio network comprises the radio network controller.

US Pat. No. 9,088,212

SYNCHRONOUS NON-ISOLATED PUSH-PULL CONVERTER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A push-pull converter configured to convert an input voltage to an output voltage according to a transfer ratio, wherein
the push-pull converter comprises:
a transformer comprising a first set of transformer windings and a second set of transformer windings, wherein the first and
second sets of transformer windings are arranged with opposite polarity with respect to each other;

a first switch transistor arranged to operatively provide the input voltage to the first set of transformer windings such
that the transfer ratio is obtainable;

a second switch transistor arranged to operatively provide the input voltage to the second set of transformer windings such
that the transfer ratio is obtainable;

a first rectification transistor arranged to operatively receive a first part of the output voltage from the first set of
transformer windings such that the transfer ratio is obtainable;

a second rectification transistor arranged to operatively receive a second part of the output voltage from the second set
of transformer windings such that the transfer ratio is obtainable;

wherein the push-pull converter is configured to:
synchronously operate the first switch transistor and the first rectification transistor;
synchronously operate the second switch transistor and the second rectification transistor; and
operate the first and second switch transistors 180 degrees out of phase with respect to each other,
wherein the set of transformer windings is connected in series between the first switch transistor and the first rectification
transistor, and the second set of transformer windings is connected in series between the second switch transistor and the
second rectification transistor.

US Pat. No. 9,554,313

ENHANCED MOBILITY TO HOME BASE STATION CELLS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a home base station operating a closed subscriber group (CSG), for performing a handover of a mobile terminal
from a macro wireless network to the home base station, the method comprising:
receiving a request for handover of the mobile terminal from a radio network controller of the macro wireless network;
sending, to a core network node associated with the macro wireless network, a closed subscriber group (CSG) identifier for
the home base station and a cell access mode for the home base station, for use by the core network node in membership verification
or access control for the mobile terminal; and

receiving a CSG membership status for the mobile terminal from the core network node, responsive to sending the CSG identifier
and the cell access mode to the core network node.

US Pat. No. 9,532,368

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for processing scheduling information in a cellular communication system, the method comprising:
receiving, at a user equipment (UE), a scheduling message indicating an allocation of transmission resources for an uplink
or downlink transmission associated with a first Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) process of the UE; and

if the scheduling message is addressed to an identifier that is associated with dynamic scheduling for the UE and a most recent
previous transmission for the first HARQ process occurred on a semi-persistent scheduled resource:

interpreting, by a processor, the scheduling message as scheduling a new data transmission regardless of a value of a new
data indicator (NDI) flag in the scheduling message; and

receiving or transmitting a new data transmission for the first HARQ process in accordance with the scheduling message.

US Pat. No. 9,445,339

METHODS AND NODES SUPPORTING CELL CHANGE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a radio network node of a wireless communication network deploying at least two frequency layers, wherein the
radio network node serves a user equipment in a cell of a first of the at least two frequency layers, the user equipment configured
to perform measurements on cells of the first frequency layer, and to exclude measurements on cells of a second of the at
least two frequency layers, the method for supporting cell change between frequency layers and comprising:
receiving information from the user equipment related to a coverage of a target cell of the second frequency layer, wherein
the radio network node serves the user equipment in the cell of the first frequency layer, and the user equipment is configured
to:

perform measurements on cells of the first frequency layer,
exclude measurements on cells of a second frequency layer, and
determine the information related to the coverage of the target cell of the second frequency layer using the measurements
on the cells of the first frequency layer and a coverage map of the first frequency layer and the second frequency layer,
and

determining whether to change to the target cell of the second frequency layer based on the received information.

US Pat. No. 9,288,106

ADDING DEVICE-WIDE CAPABILITIES AND PARAMETERS TO SPLIT-ARCHITECTURE DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method implemented in a network element for determining and configuring of capabilities of network element components,
the network element components including a set of control elements where the set of control elements determines capabilities
of each of a set of forwarding elements, the method comprising the steps of:
initiating communication with a forwarding element in the set of forwarding elements by a control element in the set of control
elements;

requesting, by the control element, the forwarding element to provide a set of logical function block identifiers of supported
logical function blocks for the forwarding element;

receiving the set of logical function block identifiers from the forwarding element in response to the request;
matching the set of logical function block identifiers with known forwarding element capabilities to determine capabilities
of the forwarding element; and

updating a forwarding element capability model with the capabilities of the forwarding element.

US Pat. No. 9,538,517

USER EQUIPMENT SUPPORTING COMMUNICATION IN A MULTICARRIER RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A METHOD THEREIN FOR RECEIVING INFORMATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a User Equipment, UE, supporting communication in a multicarrier radio communication system for receiving information
from a Radio Base Station, RBS, the method comprising:
determining a bandwidth by which the UE will receive information, the bandwidth comprising a plurality of subcarriers,
adjusting a bandwidth of the UE to correspond to the determined bandwidth by which the UE will receive information, and
fine tuning a local oscillator of the UE such that a centre frequency of the local oscillator does not coincide with a predetermined
subcarrier transmitted from the RBS, wherein if the centre frequency of the local oscillator coincides with the predetermined
subcarrier, then the method comprises selecting at least one filter parameter to expand the bandwidth of the UE to include
at least a portion of at least one additional subcarrier and tuning the local oscillator to shift the centre frequency of
the local oscillator towards an edge of the bandwidth of the UE in order for the centre frequency of the local oscillator
to not coincide with the predetermined subcarrier.

US Pat. No. 9,572,099

METHOD FOR HANDLING THE OPERATION MODE OF A BASE STATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a first network node for handling operation mode of a base station in a communications network, which communications
network comprises a transport network, the method comprising:
activating a Remote Unit-Main Unit, RU-MU, operation mode in the base station when data traffic load in the transport network
is below a first threshold; and

activating a regular operation mode in the base station when the data traffic load in the transport network is above a second
threshold,

wherein the RU-MU operation mode is activated when LU base station and the base station together, T is an entity whose data traffic load is to be considered, t1 is the first threshold, CT is a full capacity of T, K is a scaling factor representing an increase of a load pertaining to the base station when the
RU-MU operation mode is activated, and LB is a load on T pertaining to the base station.

US Pat. No. 9,275,004

HYBRID FIREWALL FOR DATA CENTER SECURITY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for managing firewall requirements related to a
virtualized application by a cloud management entity having a processing engine, comprising:
responsive to determining, by the processing engine, that a virtualized application, associated with a first plurality of
application virtual machines and a second plurality of firewall virtual machines, requires an increased number of application
virtual machines in the first plurality, instantiating an application virtual machine;

comparing a bandwidth capacity of the required increased number of application virtual machines in the first plurality to
a bandwidth capacity of the firewall virtual machines in the second plurality to determine whether a firewall ratio is exceeded
by the increased number of application virtual machines; and

responsive to determining, by the processing engine, that the firewall ratio is exceeded, instantiating a firewall virtual
machine.

US Pat. No. 9,247,540

EXTENDED USF ADDRESSING SPACE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a radio access network of notifying a communication device of an uplink transmission time period scheduled
for the communication device, the method comprising:
sending, to the communication device, an uplink state flag (USF) value assigned to the communication device; and
sending, to the communication device, an extended USF (eUSF) value assigned to the communication device;
whereby the communication device is notified that it has been granted uplink transmission opportunity in a subsequent time
period;

wherein the radio access network is a GERAN and wherein the eUSF value is represented with an orthogonal training sequence
code (TSC).

US Pat. No. 9,585,190

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DORMANCY TIMER VALUE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for determining a dormancy timer value in a wireless network, comprising:
obtaining historical traffic information for at least one radio link in the wireless network;
determining a dormancy timer value for the at least one radio link based on the obtained historical traffic information; and
adjusting the dormancy timer value according to a number of active radio links on which there is traffic currently.

US Pat. No. 9,538,546

PROCESSING-TIME DEPENDENT CONTROL OF DATA BLOCK TRANSMISSION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of controlling transmission of data blocks between a mobile network and at least one terminal device, the method
comprising:
a scheduling node of the mobile network determining, from a plurality of supported processing times, a processing time required
by the terminal device for at least one of:

decoding signals for transmission from a transmitting node of a first one of the data blocks from the mobile network to the
terminal device;

encoding signals for transmission from a transmitting node of a first one of the data blocks from the terminal device to the
mobile network;

the scheduling node scheduling the transmission from the transmitting node of a second one of the data blocks based on the
determined processing time, wherein the second of the data blocks is scheduled to be transmitted from the transmitting node
after the first one of the data blocks is transmitted from the transmitting node.

US Pat. No. 9,554,307

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND MOBILITY METHOD FOR MOBILE RELAY OF BACKHAUL LINKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A communication apparatus for use as a relay node (RN) between base stations (BSs) and a user equipment (UE) comprising:
a first antenna and a second antenna separated with a distance; and
a digital device connected to the first and second antennas and configured to support at least one backhaul context with the
first antenna and at least another backhaul context with the second antenna at the same time, wherein the digital device causes
the RN to perform operations to:

measure signal strengths heard by the second antenna from a source donor cell and a target donor cell, wherein the UE is being
served by the communication apparatus with a first backhaul RN context communicated by the first antenna with the source donor
cell;

determine that a handover trigger event occurs based on signal strength measurements;
create, for the target donor cell, a second backhaul RN context communicated by the second antenna with the target donor cell;
send a backhaul RN context change request to the source donor cell and to receive a backhaul RN context change response from
the target donor cell; and

change, for the UE, the first backhaul RN context to the second backhaul RN context, after the backhaul RN context change
response is received.

US Pat. No. 9,179,363

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETERMINING A COUPLING CHARACTERISTIC IN A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for use in determining a coupling characteristic in a radio communications network comprising a plurality of cells,
including a plurality of radio network nodes associated with the cells, the method comprising:
a network node processor determining a cell load coupling characteristic between a first and second of the plurality of cells,
the determining being based on one or more reports received over the radio communications network, the one or more reports
including a cell load contribution that is dependent on:

a measurement of a signal received by a wireless communication device of the first cell from a transmitting radio network
node of the first cell;

a measurement of a signal received by the wireless communication device of the first cell from a transmitting radio network
node of the second cell; and

a measurement of traffic between the wireless communication device and the transmitting radio network node of the first cell,
wherein the measurement of traffic comprises a product of the total number of resource units and bandwidth per resource unit
of the first cell divided by the traffic demand for the first cell.

US Pat. No. 9,538,506

METHOD TO TAKE MOBILE STATION PREFERENCE FOR CHANNEL TYPE INTO CONSIDERATION WHEN PERFORMING CODEC NEGOTIATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for controlling the establishment of a connection between an originating subscriber connected via an originating
radio network to a communication network and a terminating subscriber connected via a terminating radio network to the communication
network, the method comprising:
establishing, in an originating control node, a list of supported coding schemes from supported coding schemes of the originating
subscriber, supported coding schemes of the originating radio network and supported coding schemes of an originating payload
node,

determining, by the originating control node, a radio channel property of the originating subscriber, oRCP, that indicates
a channel rate that is preferred or required by the originating subscriber,

relaying, by one or more intermediate control nodes, the list of supported coding schemes and the oRCP a terminating control
node and removing, by the one or more intermediate control nodes, non-supported coding schemes from the list of supported
coding schemes to provide a list of remaining supported coding schemes, and

determining, by the terminating control node, a common coding scheme for the connection by selecting one of the coding schemes
from the list of remaining supported coding schemes based on the radio channel property of the originating subscriber, oRCP
and based on a radio channel property of the terminating subscriber, tRCP, that indicates a channel rate that is preferred
or required by the terminating subscriber,

wherein the communication network comprises control nodes through which control signals are routed and payload nodes through
which payload data is routed,

wherein the connection is to be established between the originating payload node and a terminating payload node, and
wherein the originating payload node and the terminating payload node are adapted to employ the common coding scheme.

US Pat. No. 9,119,221

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR PROVIDING INFORMATION ON MULTIMEDIA OPTIONS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of providing updated information on the availability of multimedia options to terminal users, said method comprising:
wherein a first terminal having a display screen is initially engaged in a voice call connection with a second terminal by
using a first radio access wherein

said first radio access supporting simultaneous multimedia communication for said first terminal, and
at least one multimedia option supported by said simultaneous multimedia communication, said at least one multimedia option
supported by said simultaneous multimedia communication is available when using said first radio access, is indicated on the
display screen based on capabilities of the first and second terminals,

detecting, by said first terminal, a connection change from the first radio access to a second radio access for providing
said voice call connection,

detecting, by said first terminal, that said second radio access cannot support at least one multimedia option,
sending, from said first terminal to said second terminal, a multimedia disabling notification over the second radio access
to the second terminal in response to said detecting step, wherein the display screen of said first terminal indicates that
said at least one multimedia option is no longer available from said second radio access, wherein the multimedia disabling
notification is generated by the first terminal so that when received by the second terminal it instructs a display screen
of said second terminal to indicate that said at least one multimedia option is no longer available from said second radio
access.

US Pat. No. 9,402,206

LOAD BALANCING OF DATA

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node for controlling a balance of transmission resources in a cell of a cellular communication network,
the network node being arranged in the cellular communication network to control communication of Packet Switched (PS) data
between a first User Equipment (UE) and a base station, and to control communication of Circuit Switched (CS) data between
a second UE and the base station, the first UE, the second UE, and the base station being associated to the cellular communication
network and located in the cell, the method comprising:
identifying a risk of congested communication of data, wherein the identifying relates to PS data communicated with the first
UE and comprises one or more of monitoring retransmissions of packets for the first UE, monitoring buffering delays for the
first UE, and monitoring queue lengths for the first UE;

requesting the second UE to change one or more communication settings for the communication of CS data;
monitoring that the second UE has changed communication settings in accordance with the request; and
reallocating transmission resources from the second UE to the first UE.

US Pat. No. 9,596,714

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR USE IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a base station for supporting release of common radio resources in a radio communication network,
said method comprising the steps of:
receiving an indication of a value of a timer for implicit release of common radio resources from a radio network controller,
wherein said indication is included in a “Common E-DCH Implicit Release Timer” information element (IE) received in a PHYSICAL
SHARED CHANNEL RECONFIGURATION REQUEST message, and wherein the “Common E-DCH Implicit Release Timer” IE is defined to be
of ENUMERATED type with values zero or more than zero; and

determining whether to release the common radio resources based on said indication of the value of said timer for implicit
release of common radio resources.

US Pat. No. 9,554,379

METHOD AND NETWORK NODE FOR LINK ADAPTATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a network node for selecting a downlink modulation and coding scheme in a wireless communication network, which
wireless communication network comprises the network node, a first cell, a second cell and a terminal, the method comprising:
obtaining information comprising a first uplink signal strength of a transmission from the terminal in the first cell, which
first uplink signal strength of the transmission from the terminal is measured by an access node serving the first cell;

obtaining information comprising a second uplink signal strength of a transmission from the terminal in the second cell, which
second uplink signal strength of the transmission from the terminal is measured by an access node serving the second cell;

obtaining scheduled downlink transmission information for the respective first cell and second cell; and
selecting a downlink modulation and coding scheme for transmission from one or more of the access point serving the first
cell and the access point serving the second cell to the terminal, based on the obtained information comprising the first
uplink signal strength, the obtained information comprising the second uplink signal strength, and the obtained scheduled
downlink transmission information for the respective first cell and second cell.

US Pat. No. 9,305,110

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR SUPPORTING ANALYSIS OF SOCIAL NETWORKS IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method executed by a partitioning device for supporting social network analysis of terminal users in a communication
network, comprising:
obtaining, from data records available in the communication network, traffic data and location data related to calls made
by said users during a period of time, wherein the traffic data and location data related to any calls made by a given user
during the period of time indicate one or more locations at which that given user made those calls;

determining a representative geographical location for individual ones of said users based on said traffic data and location
data, wherein the representative geographical location of a user is a location representative of where the user more often
than not makes his or her calls, as indicated by the traffic data and location data obtained for calls made by that given
user during the period of time;

forming a user partition that defines a group of said users having representative geographical locations within a predetermined
area; and

providing said user partition to a social network analysis function.

US Pat. No. 9,572,182

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PERFORMING RANDOM ACCESS IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of enabling a user equipment to perform a contention based random access in a telecommunications system comprising
a radio base station to which are assigned a first set forming a pool of non-dedicated random access preambles and a second
set forming a pool of dedicated random access preambles, the method characterized in that it comprises the steps of:
receiving a message from said radio base station, said message comprising a preconfigured random access preamble identifier
(RAPID);

randomly selecting, based on the RAPID received in said message belonging to the first set, a non-dedicated random access
preamble from the first set; and

transmitting the selected non-dedicated random access preamble to the radio base station.

US Pat. No. 9,270,413

FREQUENCY SELECTIVE SINR REGENERATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

18. A non-transitory computer-readable medium containing non-transitory instructions executable by at least one processor
of a device capable of receiving and transmitting signals, the computer-readable medium comprising:
one or more instructions for receiving a transmission from another device, the transmission including a wideband channel quality
indicator;

one or more instructions for calculating a received signal power estimate for each frequency band of a frequency domain;
one or more instructions for calculating an average interference-plus-noise of the frequency domain based on the wideband
channel quality indicator and the received signal power estimate;

one or more instructions for calculating a signal-to-interference-plus-noise estimate for each of the frequency bands based
on the average interference-plus-noise; and

one or more instructions for performing at least one of link adaptation, scheduling, and another communicative operation based
on the calculated signal-to-interference-plus-noise estimate,

wherein the wideband channel quality indicator is a channel quality value disposed in a signal field transmitted to the device
which is determined by the another device based on a summation of measured signal-to-interference-plus-noise ratio values
associated with different frequency units in the wideband.

US Pat. No. 9,480,031

METHODS AND NETWORK NODES IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, in a user equipment, for controlling transmission from the user equipment, wherein a first radio network node
serves the user equipment on a first operating frequency band, the method comprising:
sending, to the first radio network node, one or more parameters associated with supported duplexer arrangement characteristics
of a duplexer arrangement of the user equipment for the first operating frequency band;

wherein the one or more parameters associated with the supported duplexer arrangement characteristics indicate a number of
duplex filters of the user equipment that are used by the user equipment for operating on the first operating frequency band;

wherein the indicated number of duplex filters are to be used by the first radio network node as a basis for selection of
one or more radio transmit power control parameters;

wherein the duplexer arrangement corresponds to the supported duplexer arrangement characteristics for operation on the first
operating frequency band;

receiving the one or more radio transmit power control parameters from the first radio network node;
applying the one or more radio transmit power control parameters to control transmission from the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,141,776

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SECURE HARDWARE ANALYSIS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An access control method of controlling access to secure hardware analysis features in an integrated circuit, said method
comprising:
generating an authentication challenge including an embedded command that when set to a predetermined value renders a key
unit inoperable to unlock the secure hardware analysis features;

sending the authentication challenge to the key unit;
receiving a challenge response from the key unit responsive to the authentication challenge; and
authenticating the key unit based on the challenge response.

US Pat. No. 9,578,647

3GPP BEARER-BASED QOS MODEL SUPPORT ON WIFI

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented by a wireless terminal that is operative to communicate with a packet data network through a wireless
local area network (WLAN) that connects to the packet data network via a broadband access network and a core network, the
method comprising:
transmitting a request to a policy controller in the core network for a new service;
based on the request for a new service, receiving a create bearer request from an access controller in the broadband access
network to create a dedicated bearer for the new service, the create bearer request including one or more Traffic Flow Templates
(TFTs) for the dedicated bearer;

creating, by the wireless terminal responsive to the create bearer request, a dedicated bearer;
sending, by the wireless terminal to the access controller, a create bearer response including a bearer identification (ID)
for the dedicated bearer; and

thereafter, if uplink traffic from the wireless terminal matches any of the one or more TFTs, using the dedicated bearer to
transmit the uplink traffic to the packet data network through the WLAN, the broadband access network, and the core network.

US Pat. No. 9,172,520

TERMINAL, NETWORK NODE, SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR SOFT BUFFER HANDLING IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A terminal that allocates a soft buffer located therein after interacting with a network node, the terminal comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions where the processor interfaces with the memory and executes the processor-executable
instructions to enable following:

analyze a reconfiguration message received from the network node, wherein the reconfiguration message indicates a new reconfiguration
of component carriers or a transmission mode of one or more component carriers that will be used by the network node; and

allocate the soft buffer based on the analysis of the reconfiguration message by:
equally dividing a size of the soft buffer into sub-buffers based on a number of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Requests (HARQ) processes;
and

subdividing each sub-buffer based on a total number of codewords to be transmitted over all configured or activated component
carriers.

US Pat. No. 9,369,942

CALL CONTROL ENTITY FOR A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A communication network, comprising:
an access network;
a switching control network comprising call control entities that form a pool of control nodes comprising a first group of
control entities and a second group of control entities, the call control entities arranged for providing services to subscribers,
wherein the access network is configured to route signalling of a given subscriber to a call control entity where the given
subscriber is registered; and

an Internet Protocol based network for providing a set of services centered in the Internet Protocol based network to one
or more of the subscribers;

wherein each call control entity in the first group of call control entities is configured to provide call control services
to subscribers having circuit switched subscriptions, and each call control entity in the second group of call control entities
is configured to provide a gateway to connect to the Internet Protocol based network for subscribers having subscriptions
to the set of services centered in the Internet Protocol based network; and

wherein each first call control entity comprises a subscriber association redirector configured to move a registration of
a first subscriber, registered with each corresponding first call control entity and having a subscription to the services
centered in the Internet Protocol based network, to the group of second call control entities such that the registration of
the first subscriber is removed from the corresponding first call control entity.

US Pat. No. 9,142,957

CONTROL OF DYNAMIC BUS VOLTAGE IN AN INTERMEDIATE BUS ARCHITECTURE POWER SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An intermediate bus converter operable to generate an intermediate bus voltage (VIB) for use in an intermediate bus architecture power system having a plurality of point of load regulators, the intermediate
bus converter comprising:
a converting unit operable to receive an input voltage (VIN) and a control signal (D) and operable to generate an intermediate bus voltage (VIB) based on the input voltage (VIN) and the control signal (D);

a table storage unit configured to store a table relating respective outputs of the converting unit to respective intermediate
bus voltages which reduce power loss; and

a controlling unit operable to receive a signal available within the intermediate bus converter indicative of an output of
the converting unit, determine an intermediate bus voltage (VIB) to reduce power loss in dependence upon the signal indicative of the output of the converting unit, and generate a control
signal (D) for controlling the converting unit to generate the determined intermediate bus voltage (VIB) so that the intermediate bus converter determines an intermediate bus voltage to reduce power loss and performs voltage
control to achieve the determined intermediate bus voltage without receiving output current and output voltage measurements
from the point of load regulators,

wherein the controlling unit is operable to determine the intermediate bus voltage (VIB) to reduce power loss by reading an
intermediate bus voltage (VIB) from the stored table in dependence upon the signal indicative of the output of the converting
unit.

US Pat. No. 9,655,140

SEARCH AREA BASED CONTROL CHANNEL MONITORING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

21. A user equipment configured to communicate with at least one control node, the communication being structured in frames
comprising several subframes, the user equipment comprising a controller, wherein the controller is configured to:
search for a control channel in a search area in only a subset of the subframes, the search area comprising a configurable
time span and the subset of the subframes in which the control channel is transmitted being indicated by a bit map; and

refraining from monitoring a control channel in a subframe other than in the subset of the subframes so as to reduce a power
consumption of the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,736,798

SIGNAL QUALITY MEASUREMENT FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device, the method comprising:
measuring power of a Device-to-Device (D2D) signal used by the wireless device for D2D operation, wherein the D2D signal comprises
a physical resource for a D2D control or data transmission other than a physical Device-to-Device Synchronization Signal (D2DSS);

determining a power difference between the measured power of the D2D signal and a physical D2DSS [Device to Device Synchronization
(D2DSS)];

estimating power of a D2DSS using the measured power of the D2D signal and the determined power difference; and
performing a D2D operation using the estimated power of the D2DSS.

US Pat. No. 9,736,881

CONTROLLING USER EQUIPMENT NODES FOR ENHANCED UPLINK AND USER EQUIPMENT NODES CONFIGURED FOR ENHANCED UPLINK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a user equipment node for controlling uplink transmission of data to a network node of a communications system,
the method comprising:
determining, while the user equipment node is operating in Forward Access Channel (CELL_FACH) state, whether an Enhanced Uplink
Dedicated Channel (E-DCH) Radio Network Temporary Identifier (E-RNTI) is available to the user equipment node, and setting
a variable READY_FOR_COMMON_EDCH in the user equipment node to a value indicating FALSE responsive to determining that the
E-RNTI is not available to the user equipment node,

determining that the user equipment node is not able to communicate on an E-DCH in CELL_FACH state in response to determining
that the E-RNTI is not available to the user equipment node, and

transmitting data in CELL_FACH state on a Random Access Channel (RACH) in response to determining that the E-RNTI is not available
to the user equipment node.

US Pat. No. 9,723,605

METHODS AND NODES FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a network node of a wireless network, for controlling uplink transmission from a wireless device,
the method comprising:
signalling in a first downlink transmission an Absolute Grant Scope (AGS) bit to the wireless device to trigger uplink transmission
from the wireless device, wherein the AGS bit in the first downlink transmission includes a value indicating a grant for persistent
uplink transmission during any number of Transmit Time Intervals (TTIs) until a next grant is signalled to the wireless device,
and

signalling in a second downlink transmission the AGS bit to the wireless device, wherein the AGS bit in the second downlink
transmission includes a value indicating that the wireless device should terminate uplink transmission.

US Pat. No. 9,730,261

HIERARCHICAL PROTOCOL CLASSIFICATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of interworking between a packet-switched network and a circuit-switched network, said method comprising:
generating a tunneling packet encapsulating a circuit services domain message;
sending said tunneling packet with said circuit services domain message from a sending device in one of the circuit-switched
or packet-switched networks to a receiving device in the other one of the circuit-switched and packet switched networks; and

including an interworking option in a header of said tunneling packet to indicate an interworking protocol used by the sending
device, said interworking option comprising an interworking class value indicating a class of the interworking protocol used
by the sending device and a revision value indicating a version of the interworking protocol within the given class used by
the sending device, wherein the revision value is selected from a set of hierarchical values to indicate backward compatibility
between the designated version of the interworking protocol and at least one other version of the interworking protocol.

US Pat. No. 9,307,447

ENHANCED EXTENDED ACCESS CLASS BARRING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a mobile device for managing access to resources of a cellular communication system, the cellular communication
system including a plurality of base stations providing wireless access to the resources of the cellular communication system,
the mobile device implementing an enhanced extended access class barring (EEAB) process to minimize overloading of the resources
of the cellular communication system, the method comprising the steps of:
receiving system information from one of the plurality of base stations, the system information including an EAB bit mask
and a shared rotation interval parameter, wherein each bit in the EAB bit mask indicates if a particular class of mobile devices
connected to the cellular communication system is barred, and the shared rotation interval parameter is used by the mobile
devices to determine intervals for rotating bits of their EAB bit masks;

setting an implicit EAB bit mask for the mobile device using the received EAB bit mask, where the implicit EAB bit mask serves
as a local working copy of the EAB bit mask;

calculating a random offset using the received shared rotation interval parameter;
starting an offset timer using the random offset;
checking the implicit EAB bit mask to determine whether a class of the mobile device is barred;
if the class of the mobile device is not barred, then enabling data access to the resources of the cellular communication
system while the offset timer is active;

if the class of the mobile device is barred, then baring data access to the resources of the cellular communication system
while the offset timer is active; and

checking whether the offset timer has expired;
if the offset timer has expired, then updating the implicit EAB bit mask by rotating bits of the implicit EAB bit mask, otherwise
continuing to check for the offset timer to expire.

US Pat. No. 9,807,763

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR CONFIGURING CSI MEASUREMENTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a network node for configuring interference measurements for a wireless device, the method comprising:
receiving, from the wireless device, information indicating whether a channel state information interference measurement (CSI-IM)
resource configuration restriction applies for the wireless device, wherein the information indicates whether the wireless
device is restricted to receiving CSI-IM resource configurations that are all completely overlapping with one zero-power channel-state
information reference signal (CSI-RS) resource configuration which can be configured for the wireless device; and

configuring CSI-IM resources for the wireless device based on the information.

US Pat. No. 9,301,176

METHOD AND RADIO RECEIVER ENABLING HARMONIC DISTORTION ESTIMATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of estimation of harmonic distortion level for a radio receiver operative in a cellular communication system and
enabled to receive signals from transmitters of one or more cells, the method comprising:
measuring, within a bandwidth of operation, a total received signal power;
measuring, within the bandwidth of operation, a received signal power of signals received from detected cells of the one or
more cells, respectively; and

estimating a level of harmonic receiver distortions by determining what fraction of the total received signal power is accounted
for by the received signal power from the detected cells and a theoretical noise floor,

wherein the radio receiver is adapted to operate in either of a first linear mode and a second linear mode, wherein the second
linear mode has a lower power consumption than the first linear mode but provides a lower level of harmonic rejection than
the first linear mode, and wherein the method further comprises operating the radio receiver in the first linear mode when
the estimated level of harmonic receiver distortions is above a certain level.

US Pat. No. 9,301,224

METHOD AND APPARATUS IN A NETWORK NODE FOR ESTABLISHING NEIGHBOR CELL RELATIONS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a network node for establishing neighbor cell relations in a wireless network for a source cell served by the
network node, comprising:
establishing a temporary neighbor cell relation for a received unknown neighbor cell identification;
verifying validity of the temporary neighbor cell relation;
establishing a permanent neighbor cell relation based on the established temporary neighbor cell relation, if the temporary
neighbor cell relation is found valid, thus avoiding that a false neighbor cell identification results in a faulty permanent
neighbor cell relation;

sending, by the network node, data to an unknown neighbor node serving a target cell having the unknown neighbor cell identification,
using the neighbor cell identification of the temporary neighbor cell relation; wherein the data requests a response, and
if the response is received from the unknown neighbor node, the temporary neighbor cell relation is found valid; otherwise
if the response is not received within a certain time period, the temporary neighbor cell relation is found invalid and the
temporary neighbor cell relation is dropped;

wherein if the response is received from the unknown neighbor node, the validity of the temporary neighbor cell relation is
verified by checking a distance of the target cell, wherein if the distance between the target cell and the source cell is
found to be longer than a specified value, the temporary neighbor cell relation is found invalid, then the temporary neighbor
cell relation is dropped; otherwise if the distance between the target cell and the source cell is found to be shorter than
the specified value, the temporary cell relation is found valid.

US Pat. No. 9,445,316

WIRELESS DEVICE, NETWORK NODES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR HANDLING A DEVICE-TO-DEVICE (D2D) COMMUNICATION DURING HANDOVER IN A WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first wireless device for handling a device-to-device, D2D, communication with a second wireless
device during handover of the first wireless device from a source network node to a target network node in a wireless telecommunications
network, the method comprising:
interrupting the D2D communication;
determining a first uplink timing difference as the difference between an uplink timing of the first wireless device to the
source network node and an uplink timing of the first wireless device to the target network node;

reconfiguring the D2D communication based on the first uplink timing difference; and
re-starting the D2D communication as reconfigured.

US Pat. No. 9,277,460

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING VOICE SERVICE IN A MULTIMEDIA MOBILE NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for user equipment to establish a voice service, the method comprising:
sending a voice service request to establish a mobile originated (MO) voice service;
receiving a signaling message, wherein the signaling message requests the user equipment to send a measurement report, wherein
the user equipment is operating in an Evolved Universal Mobile Telecommunications System Radio Access Network (eUTRAN) with
one or more packet services but with no ongoing voice service and circuit-switched (CS) location updates are triggered by
the user equipment as needed based on a location area (LA) structure visible in broadcast, and

the measurement report includes information indicating only circuit-switched capable cells;
sending the measurement report to the eUTRAN cell;
receiving a PS handover command for handover from the eUTRAN cell to a circuit switched capable cell; and
performing circuit switched call establishment procedures after the user equipment has arrived in the circuit switched capable
cell during a PS handover procedure.

US Pat. No. 9,300,495

CHANNEL SOUNDING USING MULTIPLE SOUNDING CONFIGURATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of configuring uplink sounding transmissions by mobile terminals in a wireless communication network, the method
comprising:
determining a first set of configuration parameters for sounding signal transmissions for a given mobile terminal to perform
channel estimation;

determining a second set of configuration parameters for sounding signal transmissions for the given mobile terminal to perform
timing estimation; and

transmitting the first and the second sets of configuration parameters to the mobile terminal, thereby enabling the mobile
terminal to determine a set of configuration parameters among the first and the second sets of configuration parameters and
to generate different sounding signals for the channel estimation and timing estimation purposes.

US Pat. No. 9,301,192

CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION CONTROL PROTOCOL DATA

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of sending data to a User Equipment via a Radio Access Network node using the Transmission Control Protocol, TCP,
the method comprising:
at a TCP node sending TCP User Plane data to the User Equipment, receiving a message originating from the Radio Access Network
node, the message including a congestion avoidance inhibitor relating to the User Equipment; and

in the event that packet loss is detected between the TCP node and the User Equipment, determining the presence of the congestion
avoidance inhibitor and, as a result, inhibit operation of a congestion avoidance mechanism.

US Pat. No. 9,794,927

METHODS, A WIRELESS DEVICE, A RADIO NETWORK NODE FOR MANAGING A CONTROL BLOCK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a radio network node, for managing a control block for an eTFI-aware wireless device, wherein the
control block carries control information addressed to the eTFI-aware wireless device, wherein the eTFI-aware wireless device
is served by the radio network node, wherein a Temporary Flow Identifier, TFI, and an extended Temporary Flow Identifier,
eTFI, are assigned to the eTFI-aware wireless device by the radio network node, wherein the method comprises:
constructing the control information, wherein a header portion of the control information comprises the TFI assigned to the
eTFI-aware wireless device;

encoding the control information, using FIRE-encoding, to obtain a FIRE-encoded control block;
performing a bit-wise modulo two addition with the FIRE-encoded control block and a combination of the eTFI and a pre-determined
bit pattern to obtain a modified control block that contains one or more errors deliberately introduced by the radio network
node to prevent legacy wireless devices from successfully decoding the modified control block;

adding channel coding redundancy to the modified control block;
mapping the modified control block onto physical resources; and
sending the modified control block to the eTFI-aware wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,253,711

CONDITIONAL PARALLEL EXECUTION OF ACCESS STRATUM (AS) AND NON-ACCESS STRATUM (NAS) SIGNALING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

12. A user equipment in a radio access network, said user equipment comprising:
a first electrical circuitry configured to ascertain, from a received initial uplink transmission grant with respect to a
radio base station node, a size of the uplink transmission indicated therein;

the first electrical circuitry configured to determine whether the size of the uplink transmission indicated by the received
initial uplink transmission grant allows transmission of a Radio Resource Control (RRC) Connection Request message and an
initial Non-Access Stratum (NAS) message;

a transmitter part configured to, in response to a negative determination, send the RRC Connection Request message and no
initial NAS message to the radio base station node, and

a second electrical circuitry configured to, in response to a positive determination, to initiate a parallel transmission
of the RRC Connection Request message and the initial NAS message.

US Pat. No. 9,277,552

OPTIMIZED SYSTEM ACCESS PROCEDURES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A base station subsystem (BSS) configured to interact with a plurality of mobile stations and perform a procedure to improve
an Access Grant Channel (AGCH) capacity, the BSS comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions where the processor interfaces with the memory and executes the processor-executable
instructions to enable the following operations:

assign a plurality of alternative identities to the plurality of mobile stations, wherein one of the alternative identities
is assigned to one of the mobile stations, wherein each alternative identity is assigned on a per cell basis and is unique
within a cell, and wherein for each alternative identity there is started a corresponding ready timer where each alternative
identity remains valid while the corresponding ready timer is running;

send each one of the alternative identities to corresponding each one of the mobile stations; and
after the assign and send operations and when at least one of the plurality of mobile stations for which downlink Temporary
Block Flow (TBF) establishment is needed is in an idle mode and the corresponding at least one ready timer is still running,
send an immediate assignment message on the AGCH to the at least one of the plurality of mobile stations, wherein the immediate
assignment message comprises (1) the at least one alternative identity for the at least one of the plurality of mobile stations,
and (2) at least a portion of dynamic radio parameters which are to be used by the at least one of the plurality of mobile
stations when establishing their respective downlink TBF.

US Pat. No. 9,414,066

DEBLOCKING FILTERING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of reducing blocking artifacts associated with consecutive pixels of a block boundary of a digital image, the
method comprising:
selecting at least two consecutive pixels from a first block and at least two consecutive pixels from a neighboring block,
the blocks being located on opposite sides of a block boundary and next to the block boundary, and the pixels forming a line
of pixels that is perpendicular to the block boundary;

calculating a first offset as a function of pixel values for each of the at least two consecutive pixels from the first block
and the at least two consecutive pixels of the neighboring block;

comparing the first offset to a first threshold value; and
modifying the respective pixel values of two consecutive pixels from the first block and the respective pixel values of two
consecutive pixels from the second block, by applying filtering on said pixels, in the event that abs[first offset] threshold, or by applying no filtering at all on any of said pixels, in the event that abs[first offset]>=first threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,301,323

CONTENTION-FREE RANDOM ACCESS PROCEDURE IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A radio access node in a wireless telecommunication network for performing a random access procedure with a User Equipment,
UE, said radio access node comprising
a transceiver element for transmitting information to and receiving information from UEs,
wherein said transceiver element is configured to receive a first message from a UE, said first message containing a pre-assigned
contention-free random access preamble and representing a start of a random access procedure and to respond to said received
first message by sending a second message to said UE, the second message containing time alignment information for enabling
a scheduled transmission of a third message by said UE to said radio access node,

wherein said transceiver element is further configured to:
ascertain that no third message is received from said UE within a predetermined period of time;
transmit a request to said UE at least a predetermined number of times, wherein said request requests a repeat transmission
of the third message from said UE and the predetermined number of times comprises a predefined maximum number of requests
stored in said radio access node; and

transmit a command to said UE ordering a restart of said random access procedure with the same assigned contention-free random
access preamble after transmitting the request to said UE the predetermined number of times.

US Pat. No. 9,357,400

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR SHARING A RADIO NODE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a radio node (RN) shared by operators of separate cellular networks having operator-specific tracking area
plans, the method comprising:
broadcasting system information that comprises network identities of said cellular networks and multiple operator-specific
tracking area codes valid in respective tracking area plans in said cellular networks, each tracking area code being associated
with a corresponding network identity in said system information, thereby enabling said operators to use operator-specific
tracking area codes for operator-specific tracking areas that include a cell covered by said radio node;

receiving a message from a mobile terminal;
reading a network identity of a preferred cellular network in the received message;
determining an operator-specific tracking area code associated with the read network identity;
establishing a session for the terminal with a core network corresponding to the read network identity; and
sending the operator-specific tracking area code to said core network.

US Pat. No. 9,888,488

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a User Equipment, UE, comprising at least one radio access communication interface supporting cellular and
local ad-hoc communication, the method comprising:
establishing a local communication to an ad-hoc network; and
sending via a cellular connection, to a node of a cellular network, information about radio resource utilization resulting
in resource restrictions for cellular communication due to the local ad-hoc communication, wherein the local ad-hoc communication
is prioritized over the cellular communication;

wherein sending the information comprises sending, from the UE to the node of the cellular network, a request that identifies
resources that are reserved for the local ad-hoc communication, wherein the request triggers the cellular network to avoid
conflicts with the resources that are reserved for the local ad-hoc communication.

US Pat. No. 9,357,556

AUTOMATIC GUARD PERIOD ADJUSTMENT IN A BASE STATION FOR TIME DIVISION DUPLEXED WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for adjusting a guard period in a base station for a cellular wireless communication system, the base station
adapted to communicate in a frame structure comprising a downlink frame followed by the guard period followed by an uplink
frame, the method comprising:
receiving a first reference signal of an interfering base station;
measuring interference in dependence on time from the interfering base station, wherein the measuring interference comprises
measuring interference based on the first reference signal; and

adjusting an uplink frame start time within the frame structure based on the measured interference in response to a load of
the cellular wireless communication system being below a load threshold.

US Pat. No. 9,516,629

METHOD AND NETWORK NODE FOR SUPPORTING COMPENSATION OF CELL OUTAGE IN A CELLULAR COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a network node for supporting compensation of cell outage in a cellular communications network, the cellular
communications network comprising a compensating cell for compensating the cell outage and a supporting cell neighboring the
compensating cell, wherein the method comprises:
obtaining a sub-band of a system bandwidth for uplink scheduling of resources for the compensating cell;
obtaining a Low Interference Bandwidth Center (LIBC) to be comprised in the sub-band;
scheduling, in response to the cell outage, resources for the supporting cell with restricted uplink scheduling within the
sub-band, wherein scheduling the resources for the supporting cell comprises selecting resources from one or both ends of
the system bandwidth of the supporting cell and gradually towards the LIBC, thereby obtaining the sub-band as a bandwidth
adjoining the LIBC and with the restricted uplink scheduling within the sub-band; and

applying the scheduled resources in the supporting cell, thereby supporting the compensation of the cell outage by causing
less interference within the sub-band in the compensating cell.

US Pat. No. 9,432,948

AUTOMATIC TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL IN XPIC CONFIGURATION FOR WIRELESS APPLICATIONS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of automatic transmit power control in a radio communication system employing a co-channel dual-polarized radio
link between a first radio station and a second radio station, the method comprising:
receiving a horizontal polarized signal and a vertical polarized signal transmitted from said second radio station to said
first radio station;

in said first radio station:
estimating a received power level value, PRxH, from said received horizontal polarized signal, and a received power level value, PRxV , from said received vertical polarized signal;

determining a cross polarization interference level value, XPIH, from said received horizontal polarized signal, and a cross polarization interference level value, XPIV, from said received vertical polarized signal;

determining power corrections values ?PTxH and ?PTxV; and

transmitting said determined power corrections values to said second radio station using a service channel for enabling adjustment
of the transmit power of said second radio station based on received said power corrections values,

wherein said determining of said power correction values are independently determined from said estimated received power level
values and a target power value, PWTG, under a condition that said power correction values do not exceed a cross polarization interference threshold level value,
XPITH, such that XPITH ?XPIH+?PTxH??PTxV and XPITH ?XPIV+?PTxV??PTxH, and

wherein said cross polarization interference threshold level value is based on said cross polarization interference level
values and said power corrections values.

US Pat. No. 9,076,453

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for controlling a postfilter for improving perceived quality of speech reconstructed at a speech decoder, the
method comprises the steps of:
measuring, using a processor, stationarity of a speech signal reconstructed at a decoder, by determining a spectral distance
between adjacent frames of the speech signal,

adaptively determining, using the processor, a coefficient to a postfilter control parameter, such that when the spectral
distance is determined to be high, a degree of deemphasizing of spectral valleys in a spectral envelope of the reconstructed
speech signal is reduced compared with a situation when the spectral distance is determined to be low, and

transmitting, using the processor, the determined coefficient to the postfilter, such that the postfilter can process the
reconstructed speech signal by applying the determined coefficient to the postfilter control parameter to obtain an enhanced
speech signal.

US Pat. No. 9,986,575

METHOD AND NODE FOR CONTROLLING COMBINING OF RADIO SIGNALS FROM A USER EQUIPMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a controlling node of a cellular network for wireless communication, to control a signal combining operation performed on uplink radio signals transmitted from a User Equipment (UE) present in a cell served by multiple radio nodes in the cellular network using a same cell identifier, the method comprising:receiving signal quality information from the UE indicating a signal quality measured by the UE for each node-specific probing pilot signal transmitted on a Fractional Common Pilot Channel (F-CPICH) from each of the multiple radio nodes, wherein the signal quality information further indicates a signal quality measured by the UE for a pilot signal transmitted on a Primary Common Pilot Channel (P-CPICH) that is common to all of the multiple radio nodes;
selecting a subset of the multiple radio nodes based on the signal quality measurements indicated in the received signal quality information for the pilot signals transmitted on the F-CPICHs and for the pilot signal transmitted on the P-CPICH; and
performing the signal combining operation on the uplink radio signals received by the selected subset of the multiple radio nodes.

US Pat. No. 9,451,548

METHOD, WIRELESS DEVICE COMPUTER PROGRAM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR USE WITH DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed in a wireless device of a cellular network also comprising a radio base station, the wireless device
being in a discontinuous reception mode comprising receiving periods and idle periods, the method comprising:
determining that a control signal is expected to be received from a radio base station during a primary receiving period;
when the control signal fails to be correctly received from the radio base station during the primary receiving period, adding
a secondary receiving period as an extension to the primary receiving period, the secondary receiving period covering a first
time interval when a new control signal is expected to be received; and

when the control signal is correctly received from the radio base station during the primary receiving period, refraining
from adding a secondary receiving period.

US Pat. No. 9,426,753

RADIO NETWORK NODE, USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a user equipment for determining a transmit power to be used by the user equipment when transmitting in a radio
communications network, wherein the user equipment is served by a radio network node in the radio communications network,
the method comprising:
receiving, from the radio network node, an indication indicating a set of power control parameters out of multiple sets of
power control parameters, wherein the multiple sets of power control parameters are stored at the user equipment, wherein
the multiple sets of power control parameters comprise a specific set of power control parameters to apply for one or more
subframes, and wherein the indication indicates a subframe comprised in the one or more subframes;

determining the transmit power for the indicated subframe based on the indicated set of power control parameters.

US Pat. No. 9,467,176

COMPUTATIONALLY EFFICIENT CONVOLUTIONAL CODING WITH RATE-MATCHING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

8. A method of a communication terminal for a mobile communications system, the method for error coding an input bit stream,
said method comprising:
coding said input bit stream in a non-systematic convolutional encoder to produce two or more groups of parity bits;
interleaving parity bits within each group of parity bits, such that odd parity bits precede even parity bits within each
group of parity bits; and

outputting a selected number of said interleaved parity bits ordered by group to obtain a desired code rate.

US Pat. No. 9,467,995

AGGREGATION OF RESOURCES IN ENHANCED CONTROL CHANNELS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for transmitting downlink control information in a Long-Term Evolution (LTE) radio communication system, the method
comprising, for a first subframe in which a plurality of non-overlapping subsets of resource elements in at least one block
of time-frequency resources are to be aggregated for transmitting the downlink control information:
determining members of a first set of aggregation levels usable to aggregate the non-overlapping subsets of resource elements
for transmitting first downlink control information, wherein said determining is based on a number of reference signal symbols
to be transmitted in the at least one block of time-frequency resources in the first subframe;

mapping the first downlink control information to one or more first non-overlapping subsets of resource elements in the at
least one block of time-frequency resources, according to an aggregation level selected from the determined first set; and

transmitting the first downlink control information in the one or more first non-overlapping subsets.

US Pat. No. 9,408,179

MEASUREMENT SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FINGERPRINTING POSITIONING

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1. A method performed by a user terminal served by a communication network, the method comprising:
initiating, by generating a message within the user terminal, collection of additional positioning data, wherein the additional
positioning data is in addition to position data and includes information based on which a physical location of the user terminal
is determined, and wherein the message includes an identity used for user terminal initiated measurement orders;

measuring, by the user terminal, at least one parameter related to the physical location of the user terminal in response
to the message;

generating, within the user terminal, measurement reports that include the at least one parameter;
selecting, within the user terminal based on the identity used for user terminal initiated measurement orders, one or more
measurement reports that were generated in response to the message generated by the user terminal; and

transmitting, the selected one or more measurement reports to an external server or to the communication network.

US Pat. No. 9,300,516

RECEIVER WITH CHANNEL ESTIMATION CIRCUITRY

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. Receive circuitry for demodulating an input signal received from a transmission channel, the input signal comprising symbols
having a number of sub-carriers (N) comprising a plurality of data sub-carriers modulated by data signals and, in at least
certain symbols, a plurality of pilot sub-carriers modulated by reference signals, the receive circuitry comprising:
a Fourier transform block arranged to separate the received input signal into N frequency signals (Kn) corresponding to the sub-carrier frequencies;

a channel estimation block arranged to provide pilot frequency channel estimations (Yn) based on frequency signals (KP) corresponding to frequencies on which pilot sub-carriers are present;

a frequency interpolation filter arranged to provide channel estimations (?n) of the entire channel, said frequency interpolation filter comprising at least one filter receiving the pilot frequency
channel estimations from the channel estimation block and performing filtering based on a plurality (Q) of said pilot channel
estimations at a time; and

a memory arranged to store filter coefficients for the at least one filter, said coefficients being based on time distribution
of the channel power of the transmission channel determined independently of said pilot frequency channel estimations, wherein
said model is based on a ?2 distribution,

wherein said coefficients are determined based on the discrete Fourier transform of samples (?j) of said model.

US Pat. No. 9,083,421

TRANSCEIVER AND A REPEATER

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1. A transceiver for use in a cellular communications system, the transceiver being arranged to:
communicate with at least one other transceiver in said system by means of technology for Multiple Input Multiple Output;
activate a first subset of a plurality of repeaters, wherein the first subset of the plurality of repeaters are activated
upon determining that the first subset of repeaters:

(i) fulfils a predetermined requirement for capacity or throughput, or
(ii) maximize capacity or throughput, or
(iii) has a composite channel path gain which exceeds a predetermined threshold; and
control the activated first subset of repeaters arranged to forward communication between the transceiver and said at least
one other transceiver, said control being carried out as a result of measured performance parameters of the communication
between the transceiver and said at least one other transceiver,

wherein the transceiver is operable to control one or both of the amplitude and phase of a signal transmitted by each repeater
in the first subset that corresponds to a signal transmitted by the transceiver.

US Pat. No. 9,083,407

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING A PRE-CODING CODE BOOK

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1. A method in a network node for determining a pre-coding code book for multiple antenna transmission, the network node comprised
in a network, the network further comprising a signal forwarding node, the method comprising:
generating a pre-coding code book that comprises at least one pre-coding code word associated with the signal forwarding node,
the at least one pre-coding code word comprising one or more antenna beam-forming weights; and

communicating the pre-coding code book to a user equipment;wherein the signal forwarding node is newly added to the network and wherein generating a pre-coding code book that comprises
at least one pre-coding code word associated with the signal forwarding node comprises adding the at least one pre-coding
code word to a pre-determined pre-coding code book.

US Pat. No. 9,480,084

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR PERFORMING PREAMBLE ASSIGNMENT FOR RANDOM ACCESS IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a radio base station of assigning a preamble to a user equipment (UE) for enabling the UE to perform a random
access, the radio base station being allocated a first set of non-dedicated random access preambles and a second set of dedicated
random access preambles, the method comprising:
determining a dedicated random access preamble, of the second set, available for assignment to the UE; and
transmitting to the UE a message including a field with a binary value corresponding to an index associated with a predefined
configuration that indicates for which one or more physical random access channel (PRACH) occurrences, out of the PRACH occurrences
of a configured PRACH configuration, the dedicated random access preamble is valid to be used by the UE for random access.

US Pat. No. 9,474,078

METHODS AND NODES IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a server for scheduling data to be transmitted from a plurality of information providing devices in a geographical
area to a subscriber equipment, wherein the server, the information providing devices, and the subscriber equipment are comprised
in a communication system, the method comprising:
determining two or more input parameters, including a time when the subscriber equipment desires the data from the information
providing devices as well as one or more of:

a radio access technology utilized by the information providing devices;
the number of the information providing devices within the geographical area;
when the information providing devices are due to deliver data to the subscriber equipment;
a traffic model or measurement for human usage in the geographical area; and
an estimated load within the communication system; and
scheduling the information providing devices to provide data to the subscriber equipment at different times, based on the
two or more determined input parameters;

wherein the information providing devices are machine-to-machine (M2M) devices, and the data from any given one of the M2M
devices pertains to measurement data collected by that M2M device.

US Pat. No. 9,462,514

CONFIGURATION OF HS-DSCH SERVING CELL CHANGE IMPROVEMENTS

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1. A method in a user equipment for configuring a type of cell change procedure to be used for cell change in a wireless communication
network, the method comprising:
receiving information that configures use of a modified cell change procedure by the user equipment on a cell level;
determining to change from a serving cell to a particular target cell; and
applying either the modified cell change procedure or a regular cell change procedure for the change based on whether the
received information configures the user equipment to use the modified cell change procedure for changes to the particular
target cell, wherein the modified cell change procedure and the regular cell change procedure differ in how a cell change
command is transmitted to the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,045,380

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING RANDOM ACCESS INFORMATION WHEN PAGING A WIRELESS DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for supporting random access of a wireless device, the method being performed in a radio network node of a wireless communication system, the radio network node serving a cell, the method comprising:determining whether to allocate a dedicated random access preamble to the wireless device at paging of the wireless device in the cell, wherein the dedicated random access preamble or an identifier of the dedicated random access preamble is transmitted to the wireless device prior to the determining of whether to allocate the dedicated random access preamble; and
in response to a determination to allocate the dedicated random access preamble to the wireless device at paging, transmitting an indicator of the dedicated random access preamble to the wireless device in a message related to the paging of the wireless device, wherein the dedicated random access preamble is valid for random access during a time window.

US Pat. No. 9,485,789

CONNECTION SETUP WITH AN ACCESS SELECTION OF A TERMINAL

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5. The method according to claim 1, the method further comprising:
receiving conditional information indicating the network defined condition for the first access,
wherein at least one of the step of determining and the step of selecting are executed based on the received conditional information.

US Pat. No. 9,451,625

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING INTERFERENCE CHARACTERISTICS FOR INTERFERENCE MITIGATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for providing interference characterization data by a network node for interference mitigation, comprising:
providing, by the network node, telecommunications services for a first wireless device associated with the network node;
identifying, by the network node, characteristic data associated with at least one characteristic of an interfering signal
associated with a second wireless device; and

transmitting, to the first wireless device, the characteristic data associated with the at least one characteristic of the
interfering signal associated with the second wireless device, and

wherein the characteristic data identifies one or more transmission modes not associated with the interfering signal.

US Pat. No. 9,445,427

DOWNLINK RESOURCE ALLOCATION IN OFDM NETWORKS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of scheduling downlink transmissions to one or more user terminals in a wireless communication network, said method
comprising:
computing an individual scheduling metric for each candidate user terminal for each available resource;
computing a resource metric for each available resource by combining the individual scheduling metrics of two or more of the
candidate user terminals;

selecting one of the available resources based on a comparison of the resource metrics; and
scheduling one of the candidate user terminals to receive a downlink transmission using the selected resource.

US Pat. No. 9,357,380

SUBSCRIPTION MODULE ASSIGNMENT MANAGING SERVER AND SUBSCRIPTION MODULE ASSIGNMENT MANAGING METHOD

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An apparatus for managing assignment of subscription modules for a group of communication devices, comprising:
a receiving unit configured to receive a request for assigning a subscription module to a target communication device so that
the target communication device can attach to a network managed by a network operator; and

a control unit configured to
identify a group, from a plurality of groups, which includes the target communication device,
determine whether the number of subscription modules which are assigned to the communication devices in the identified group
reaches an upper bound,

when the number of the subscription modules does not reach the upper bound, assign the subscription module to the target communication
device, and

when the number of the subscription modules reaches the upper bound,
select a subscription module from subscription modules which are assigned to communication devices in the identified group,
release the selected subscription module from a source communication device to which the selected subscription module is assigned,
and

assign the subscription module to the target communication device,
wherein, the control unit is further configured to request the source communication device to deactivate the selected subscription
module, when releasing the selected subscription module, and

wherein the control unit is further configured to request the network operator to deactivate the selected subscription module,
when it is found that deactivation of the selected subscription module at the source communication device fails or has not
been confirmed.

US Pat. No. 9,538,234

TIME-SHIFTING OF A LIVE MEDIA STREAM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for a media aggregating node of time-shifting a live media stream playing on a local-network UE, the playing initiated
by an external network-connected UE located outside the local network and communicating with the media aggregating node, the
local network further comprising a media muxer node and a virtual control node connected to the media aggregating node, the
media muxer node further connected to a media streaming server for providing a media stream to the local-network UE, as well
as to a local network-storage wherein a user is logged-in to the external network-connected UE and to the virtual control
node, the method comprising the following steps, performed by the media aggregating node:
receiving login information of the user from the virtual control node;
receiving the login information of the user from the external network-connected UE;
verifying that the user has logged into the virtual control node based on the login information received from the virtual
control node and the login information received from the external network-connected UE;

receiving a pause command from the external network-connected UE for the live media stream, and forwarding a command to the
local-network UE, via the virtual control node, to pause the playing of the live media stream received from the media muxer
node, wherein the media muxer node stores the live media stream in an available local network-storage, and wherein the media
aggregating node is external to the local network; and

receiving a resume play command from the external network-connected UE for the live media stream, and forwarding a command
to the local network UE, via the virtual control node, to resume the playing of the media stream received from the media muxer
node, wherein the media muxer node provides the time-shifted media stream stored in the local network-storage to the local-network
UE.

US Pat. No. 9,497,798

RADIO NODE, A USER EQUIPMENT AND METHODS FOR MANAGING A TRANSMISSION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a radio network node, for managing a transmission from a user equipment to the radio network node,
the method comprising:
adapting, by a processing circuit of the radio network node, a transport format relating to the transmission based on information
indicating at least one mode switching point of a radio transmitter, wherein the radio transmitter is comprised in the user
equipment, and

wherein at which said at least one mode switching point a corresponding relative phase discontinuity or phase discontinuity
of the radio transmitter changes abruptly, wherein the adapting of the transport format comprises selecting a more robust
transport format in view of a less robust transport format selected for the transmission when the information indicating at
least one mode switching point is not accounted for.

US Pat. No. 9,445,390

METHOD AND NODE FOR POSITIONING IN COMBINED CELL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a first radio base station of a wireless communication system, for transmitting a reference signal for positioning
in a cell hosted by the first radio base station and served by a plurality of transmission points, the method comprising:
associating each transmission point with a value of a first attribute of a managed object indicating whether transmission
of the reference signal for positioning is enabled for the associated transmission point;

selecting at least one transmission point among the plurality of transmission points based on the values of the first attribute;
transmitting the reference signal for positioning in the cell from the selected at least one transmission point only; and
setting the value of the first attribute for each of the plurality of transmission points based on a value of a second attribute
of the managed object associated with the cell, wherein the value of the second attribute indicates a type of the cell.

US Pat. No. 9,325,465

METHOD AND BASE STATION FOR CONTROLLING INTERFERENCE

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1. A method in a base station serving a first cell in a cellular network, for controlling inter-cell interference in the cellular
network when Discontinuous Reception, DRX, is applied for User Equipments, UEs, in the cellular network, the method comprising:
selecting a DRX scheme with active periods that are separated in time from active periods of a DRX scheme used for UEs in
DRX mode in a neighbouring second cell, and

using the selected DRX scheme for a first UE in DRX mode in the first cell to avoid interference between transmissions of
signals in active periods to the first UE in the first cell and transmissions of signals in active periods to the UEs in the
neighbouring second cell.

US Pat. No. 9,325,078

NODE FOR HIGH-RISE BUILDING COVERAGE

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A node in a wireless communication system, the node comprising at least one antenna arrangement, each antenna arrangement
comprising a first horizontal array antenna with at least one first horizontal antenna port, a second horizontal array antenna
with at least one second horizontal antenna port, a first vertical array antenna with at least one first vertical antenna
port and a second vertical array antenna with at least one second vertical antenna port each horizontal array antenna port
being connected to a corresponding set of horizontal antenna elements arranged along a horizontal extension, and each vertical
array antenna port being connected to a set of vertical antenna element arranged along a vertical extension, which vertical
extension is perpendicular to the horizontal extension, each set of horizontal antenna elements being arranged to radiate
a main beam having a half-power beamwidth in an elevation direction, around the horizontal extension, which exceeds its half-power
beamwidth in an azimuth direction, around the vertical extension, with at least a factor two, and each set of vertical antenna
elements being arranged to radiate a main beam having a half-power beamwidth in the azimuth direction which exceeds its half-power
beamwidth in the elevation direction with at least a factor two, the first horizontal array antenna and the first vertical
array antenna constituting a first antenna pair, and the second horizontal array antenna and the second vertical array antenna
constituting a second antenna pair, wherein
a first horizontal antenna port is connected to a first polarization in the corresponding antenna elements and a first vertical
antenna port is connected to a second polarization in the corresponding antenna elements, and where a second horizontal antenna
port is connected to the second polarization in the corresponding antenna elements, and a second vertical antenna port is
connected to the first polarization in the corresponding antenna elements, the first polarization and the second polarization
being mutually orthogonal, where said first horizontal antenna port and said first vertical antenna port are connected in
phase, and where said second horizontal antenna port and said second vertical antenna port are connected with opposite phases,
where, with respect to a common symmetry point, each antenna element in the first antenna pair is symmetrically arranged to
a corresponding antenna element in the second antenna pair such that a plurality of antenna element symmetry pairs are formed,
where certain weights, wn, are applied to the antenna elements of each symmetry pair, and where a weight, wn, for a certain polarization in an antenna element in a symmetry pair comprises the complex conjugated weight, wn*, for an orthogonal polarization in the other antenna element in the symmetry pair.

US Pat. No. 9,877,336

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR LINK ADAPTATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a base station, comprising:
scheduling a first data transmission for a wireless communication device (WCD), said scheduled first data transmission to
occur during a first transmission time interval (TTI);

determining whether to a) select a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for the first data transmission using a first
offset value or b) select the MCS for the data transmission using a second offset value that is different than said first
offset value, wherein said determination of whether to use the first or second offset value is based on whether a certain
reference signal (RS) is also scheduled to be transmitted during said first transmission time interval;

selecting a first MCS using the first offset value as a result of determining that said certain RS is also scheduled to be
transmitted during said first transmission time interval; and

during the first transmission time interval, using the selected first MCS to transmit data to the WCD, wherein
selecting the first MCS using the first offset value comprises determining a first channel quality value offset (CQV_offset1)
using the first offset value.

US Pat. No. 9,510,374

ENTITY OF A MOBILE CELLULAR NETWORK

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1. A method of operating an entity of a 3rd Generation Partnership Project, 3GPP, network including a 3GPP Radio Access Network,
RAN, the method comprising:
receiving, at the entity, a WLAN identifier associated with a device in communication with the 3GPP network and a 3GPP identifier
associated with the device;

associating the WLAN identifier with the 3GPP identifier;
causing storage, within the 3GPP network, of the WLAN identifier in association with the 3GPP identifier; and
determining performance of the device in the 3GPP or a WLAN network based on the association between the WLAN identifier and
the 3GPP identifier.

US Pat. No. 9,456,400

BEST EFFORT CALL ROUTING PREFERENCE SETTING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of providing call control within a mobile network with respect to a subscriber associated to one or a plurality
of user equipments (UEs), the mobile network comprising a packet switched (PS) access domain, a circuit switched (CS) access
domain, and an application server (AS) responsible for an access domain selection, the application server performing the following
steps:
receiving, from a UE, a routing request to establish a call to the subscriber, the request including an indication identifying
a preferred access domain for routing the call;

receiving, from a Home Subscriber Server (HSS), access network capability information associated with the subscriber;
selecting an access domain for routing the call, where the access domain selection further comprises selecting the PS access
domain responsive to determining that the access network capability information indicates that IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS)
Voice over PS is supported or selecting the PS access domain responsive to determining that the access network capability
information indicates that IMS Voice over PS is not supported but that the received indication identifies the PS access domain
as the preferred access domain; and

causing the call to be routed via the selected access domain.

US Pat. No. 9,432,081

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ELECTRICAL POWER TO A BROADBAND DIGITAL SUBSCRIBER LINE ACCESS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a remote device for providing power to the remote device connected to a network, the method comprising:
providing telecom service from the remote device to a plurality of subscriber's premises via a respective wireline, wherein
each of the plurality of subscriber's premises is configured to connect electrical power from a power circuit in each of the
plurality of subscriber's premises to the respective wireline, wherein the electrical power is converted from AC power to
DC power and the DC power is a regulated DC power;

regulating an amount of power drawn from a subscriber's customer premises equipment based on a number of connected subscriber's
customer premises equipment; and

receiving the regulated DC power via the respective wireline, wherein the remote device includes DC voltage regulation circuits
to match electrical power requirements for the remote device.

US Pat. No. 9,860,870

WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS-DYNAMIC COVERAGE CLASS UPDATE AND ALIGNING COVERAGE CLASS PAGING GROUPS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A wireless device configured to communicate with a Core Network (CN) node, the wireless device comprising:
a processor; and,
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions, wherein the processor interfaces with the memory to execute the processor-executable
instructions to perform operations to:

determine a current downlink (DL) coverage class (CC) needs to be changed to a higher DL CC or a lower DL CC;
based on the determination of the need to change the current DL CC to the higher DL CC, transmit an indication of the higher
DL CC for the CN node by performing a cell update procedure; and,

wherein the determine operation and the transmit operation are performed at a predetermined time before a next occurrence
of a nominal paging group.

US Pat. No. 9,596,655

RADIO RESOURCE CONTROL TECHNIQUE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of controlling a duty cycle of a transmitter of a mobile device wirelessly connected to a telecommunications network,
the duty cycle including an active state and an inactive state, the method comprising:
determining a switching option for initiating the inactive state after the active state;
assessing whether at least one timer of the mobile device triggers a future transmission at a transmission time; and
initiating the inactive state in response to determining that a time difference between the switching option and the transmission
time exceeds a predefined minimum duration.

US Pat. No. 9,497,760

ALLOCATING BASEBAND RESOURCE CAPACITY TO CELLS BASED ON BASEBAND PROCESSING DEADLINE MARGINS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a radio unit for controlling capacity of baseband processing resources allocated to a radio communication cell,
the method comprising:
determining a deadline margin (Ta) for a prior transmission time interval, TTI, based on a difference between a time when
baseband processing of data for transmission completed and a defined deadline time for completion of the baseband processing;

determining a desired capacity (Fw) of baseband processing resources to allocate to the radio communication cell for a present
TTI; and

controlling capacity of baseband processing resources allocated to the radio communication cell for the present TTI based
on the deadline margin (Ta) and the desired capacity (Fw).

US Pat. No. 9,439,171

CAPABILITY EXTENSIONS FOR MULTIMEDIA BROADCAST MULTICAST SERVICES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented in a base station of a mobile communication network for supporting a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast
Service, MBMS, for a terminal, the method comprising:
the base station receiving, from the terminal, an information element informing the base station of a combination of bands,
which the terminal supports for carrier aggregation, wherein the terminal supports MBMS reception on any carrier configurable
as a serving cell for the terminal according to the combination of bands in the information element;

the base station deriving, from the received information element, MBMS reception capabilities of the terminal; and
the base station determining, from the MBMS reception capabilities of the terminal derived from the information element, one
or more carriers configurable by the base station as serving cell of the terminal, such that the terminal is enabled to receive
at least one MBMS.

US Pat. No. 9,356,832

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR OPTIMIZATION OF NETWORK ELEMENT SETTINGS

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1. A method for automated optimization of network element settings in a wireless network, comprising:
for a first optimization state determining at least one first forward triggering condition and a first range of network element
settings, allowable in first network element settings optimization;

for at least one further optimization state determining at least one further forward triggering condition, and a further range
of network element settings, allowable in a further network element setting optimization;

assigning an initial set of network element settings in an initial optimization state;
evaluating the at least one first forward triggering condition;
migrating to the first optimization state upon fulfillment of the at least one first forward triggering condition;
evaluating the at least one further forward triggering condition;
migrating to a further optimization state upon fulfillment of the at least one further forward triggering condition; and
repeating the step of migrating to a further optimization state until reaching a final optimization state.

US Pat. No. 9,282,038

POLICY CONTROL ENFORCEMENT AT A PACKET GATEWAY

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of processing a plurality of fragments of an IP packet in a communications network, the method comprising:
receiving packet fragments at a packet gateway (PGW) associated with a first IP packet, wherein the received packet fragments
are classified as a head fragment and one or more trailing fragments;

if the received fragment is classified as a head fragment, filtering the head packet through a primary filter table at the
PGW to determine the selected service treatment to apply to the head fragment;

updating a supplementary filter table at the PGW to associate the selected service treatment with each of the trailing fragments;
while receiving the packet fragments at the PGW, storing trailing fragments that are received at the PGW before the head fragment
in a buffer;

responsive to classifying a packet fragment as a head fragment:
applying a same selected service treatment to the head fragment and to each of the trailing fragments stored in the buffer;
applying the selected service treatment to the subsequently received trailing fragments based on the classification of the
head fragment and without storing the subsequently received trailing fragment in the buffer; and

sending the head fragment, the trailing fragments stored in the buffer, and each of the subsequently received trailing fragments
to an end user device upon applying the selected service treatment.

US Pat. No. 9,124,597

METHOD AND NODE IN A TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a Proxy Call Session Control Function (P-CSCF) node of a telecommunications network, the method comprising:
receiving from a Serving Call Session Control Function (S-CSCF) node of the telecommunications network a response to a register
request message, the response containing a policy indicator relating to a user equipment making a register request, wherein
the policy indicator provides an indication as to whether the user equipment has an authorization policy associated therewith;

determining from the policy indicator whether the user equipment has an associated authorization policy;
determining whether to delay sending a registration acceptance message to the user equipment depending on whether the user
equipment has an associated authorization policy; and

controlling a further operation of the P-CSCF node depending upon whether or not the user equipment is determined as having
an associated authorization policy, wherein controlling the further operation of the P-CSCF node comprises:

if it is determined that the user equipment has an associated authorization policy, fetching the associated authorization
policy for a location identified by the response; and

if the user equipment has an associated authorization policy, delaying sending the registration acceptance message to the
user equipment.

US Pat. No. 9,119,102

RADIO NETWORK NODE AND METHOD FOR USING POSITIONING GAP INDICATION FOR ENHANCING POSITIONING PERFORMANCE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A radio network node for configuring a measurement gap for positioning to be used by a user equipment (UE), the radio network
node comprising:
a memory configured to store processor-executable instructions; and
a processor configured to interface with the memory and, by executing the processor-executable instructions, to:
receive an indication from the UE indicating that the UE needs measurement gaps for positioning;
verify parameters in the indication to determine if one or more pre-defined conditions are met to indicate that the UE is
able to perform inter-frequency positioning measurements;

decide whether to configure the measurement gaps,
in response to deciding to configure the measurement gaps, determine a measurement gap configuration and send the measurement
gap configuration to the UE;

perform at least one of deciding whether to configure the measurement gaps and verifying the parameters based on internal
measurements or information obtained from a co-located node or via cross-layer communication; and

wherein the memory and processor are components of the radio network node.

US Pat. No. 9,066,302

TTI CHANNEL ARRANGEMENT AND UE TO CHANNEL ASSIGNMENT

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for operating a high speed uplink base station, comprising:
arranging or rearranging, by a base station, at least one downlink control channel (E-AGCH) on which mobile user entities
are scheduled to receive absolute grants, the downlink control channel being arranged into transmission intervals corresponding
to a first interval (P1) or a second interval (P2), the possible start of a first transmission interval (P1) being defined by a period corresponding to an integer number times the duration of the first transmission interval from
a predefined (t1) frame on an additional control channel (P-CCPCH), the possible start of a second transmission interval (P2) being defined by a period corresponding to an integer number times the duration of the second transmission interval (P2) from the predefined (t1) frame on an additional control channel (P-CCPCH);

wherein the base station is adapted to communicate with first type user entities (UE1) exclusively being able to communicate in the first transmission intervals (P1) and with second type user entities (UE2) being able to communicate in the second transmission intervals (P2), the method further comprising the steps of

arranging or rearranging a first downlink control channel (E-AGCH) having transmission intervals of exclusively the first
interval (10 ms) and arranging or re-arranging a second downlink control channel (E-AGCH) having transmission intervals of
exclusively the second interval (2 ms);

assigning or re-assigning user entities to respective arranged downlink control channels, while scheduling traffic for assigned
user entities.

US Pat. No. 9,055,081

MOBILE GATEWAYS IN POOL FOR SESSION RESILIENCE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a first packet data network gateway (PDN-GW) in a PDN-GW pool of a plurality of PDN-GWs providing data connectivity
between user equipment (UE) devices and an external PDN, wherein the first PDN-GW is communicatively coupled to a second PDN-GW
in the PDN-GW pool, the method for providing UE session resilience by allowing the first PDN-GW to provide connectivity for
a UE session previously serviced by the second PDN-GW after the second PDN-GW becomes non-operational, the method comprising:
receiving, from the second PDN-GW, a Create Session Request message for the UE session, wherein the second PDN-GW received
another Create Session Request message for the UE session from a Serving Gateway (SGW), and wherein the second PDN-GW is to
become the active PDN-GW for the UE session;

transmitting, to the SGW, a Create Session Response message indicating that the first PDN-GW will be a standby PDN-GW for
the UE session and further indicating an Internet Protocol (IP) address of the first PDN-GW;

receiving, from the second PDN-GW, session information of the UE session; and
responsive to detecting that the second PDN-GW has entered or is about to enter into a non-operational state, switching to
become the active PDN-GW for the UE session.

US Pat. No. 9,888,446

METHOD AND A FIRST NETWORK NODE FOR CONTROLLING LOAD

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1. A method in a first network node for controlling load in a first cell of the first network node, wherein the first network
node is comprised in a radio communication network, wherein the first network node comprises a multi-stage receiver for cancelling
interference in multiple stages, wherein a first and a second radio communication device are associated with the first cell,
wherein a third radio communication device is associated with a second cell of the radio communication network, wherein the
method comprises:
computing an interference cancellation gain, at an intermediate stage of the multi-stage receiver, during an interference
cancellation process for reducing interference between uplinks signals transmitted by the first and second radio communication
devices;

estimating neighbour cell interference from interfering signals transmitted by the third radio communication device while
accounting for a load utilization, wherein the load utilization is a ratio between power transmitted by the first and second
radio communication devices and power granted to the first and second radio communication devices;

calculating a load measure for stability based on at least the interference cancellation gain and the neighbour cell interference;
and

controlling the load in the first cell based on the load measure for stability.

US Pat. No. 9,497,709

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK POWER CONTROL IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

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1. A method of independently controlling the transmit power of Sounding Reference Signal (SRS) transmissions by a wireless
device operating in a Long Term Evolution (LTE) network, said method implemented at a base station in the LTE network and
comprising:
allocating a first Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) to the wireless device that is distinct from any other RNTI allocated
to the wireless device for Transmit Power Control (TPC) purposes, said first RNTI referred to as a TPC-SRS-RNTI;

generating SRS TPC commands for controlling the transmit power of the SRS transmissions by the wireless device; and
sending the SRS TPC commands to the wireless device in modified format 3/3A Downlink Control Information (DCI) messages, wherein
the modified DCI format 3/3A messages have the same size as standardized for format 3/3A DCI messages used for TPC of Physical
Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) and Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) transmissions by the wireless device, but wherein
the modified DCI format 3/3A messages are masked by the TPC-SRS-RNTI; and

using a shorter closed-loop TPC time offset for adjusting the SRS transmission power of the wireless device, as compared to
that used for adjusting the PUSCH transmission power of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 9,472,836

WAVEGUIDE E-PLANE FILTER STRUCTURE

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1. A waveguide E-plane filter component comprising:
a first main part comprising a first waveguide section part and a second main part comprising a second waveguide section part,
the first and second main parts being mounted to each other, each of the first and second waveguide section parts comprising
an outer wall, corresponding side walls and an open side, where the open side of the first waveguide section part is arranged
to face the open side of the second waveguide section part when the main parts are mounted to each other,

wherein the waveguide E-plane filter component further comprises at least one electrically conducting foil comprising a plurality
of spaced apart first apertures, said electrically conducting foil being between the first main part and the second main part
so as to extend between at least a portion of the first and second waveguide section parts forming a filter part,

said electrically conducting foil comprising a loop shaped foil conductor part extending into one of the plurality of first
apertures, the looped shaped foil conductor part forming a second aperture within said one of the plurality of first apertures,

wherein any of said first and second waveguide section arts is free from an extracted cavity.

US Pat. No. 9,432,983

EXTENSION OF RADIO LINK CONTROL TRANSMIT WINDOW

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1. A method performed in a base station subsystem, BSS, for transmission of radio link control, RLC, blocks in an extended
sequence number space, SNS, and extended transmit window size, WS on multiple downlink carriers, wherein an RLC/Medium Access
Control, MAC, header of an RLC block has a fixed number of bits and comprises multiple control fields, and wherein a number
of bits of the RLC/MAC header comprises a block sequence number, BSN, space, the BSN space comprising at least one BSN field,
each BSN field including a respective BSN index, the method comprising:
selecting one or more spare bits in the RLC/MAC header;
indexing each RLC block with a BSN index selected from a range of block indices representing an extended sequence number space,
SNS, and extended transmit window size, WS, wherein the BSN index is included in a BSN field of an expanded BSN space including
the selected one or more spare bits; and

re-arranging pre-existing BSN fields in the BSN space by expanding a first BSN field used for a first BSN index and reducing
further pre-existing BSN fields in the BSN space.

US Pat. No. 9,118,471

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

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1. A method in a terminal for providing an acknowledgement/not-acknowledgement (ACK/NAK) message to a base station, the base
station and the terminal in a telecommunication system, the method comprising:
receiving downlink subframes from the base station;
counting a number of downlink assignments detected in received downlink subframes to k;
establishing whether each of a number of transport blocks in the downlink subframes in which a downlink assignment is detected
is correctly received or not;

when each of the transport blocks in the downlink subframes in which a downlink assignment is detected is estimated as correctly
received, providing to the base station an encoded ACK message for the k downlink assignments, which encoded ACK message comprises
k, the number of number of detected downlink assignments;

obtaining in each subframe a downlink assignment index (DAI) from the base station, the DAI representing a number of previous
downlink assignments;

establishing if any downlink assignment transmitted by the base station has been missed in any downlink subframe in which
a downlink assignment has been detected, and comparing the number of received downlink assignments with the DAI to determine
if any previous downlink assignment has been missed;

when a downlink assignment transmitted by the base station has been established to have been missed, providing to the base
station one encoded NAK message that is modulated into a constellation point different from a constellation point into which
the encoded ACK message would have been modulated; and

when any transport block in the k downlink subframes is estimated as not correctly received, providing to the base station
one encoded NAK message for the k downlink assignments bundled,

wherein the encoded ACK message is modulated such that a constellation point is selected depending on k, the number of downlink
assignments being acknowledged, and the encoded NAK message is modulated into a constellation point that is different from
the constellation point into which the ACK message would have been modulated, and

the terminal uses phase-shift keying (PSK) modulation having multiple PSK constellation points; the terminal uses a first
constellation point of the multiple PSK constellation points when transmitting the encoded NAK message and different second
constellation points of the multiple PSK constellation points when transmitting the encoded ACK message for different values
of k; the different second constellation points are different from the first constellation point; and selected constellation
points depend on the number of received downlink assignments k.

US Pat. No. 9,094,199

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. An arrangement in a base station for handling an acknowledgement/not-acknowledgement (ACK/NAK) message from a terminal,
the base station and the terminal in a telecommunication system, the arrangement comprising:
a sending unit configured to send a number of downlink subframes including transport blocks to the terminal and to signal
to the terminal in each downlink subframe a downlink assignment index (DAI) that represents a number of previous assigned
downlink subframes and that enables the terminal to establish if any downlink subframe transmitted by the base station has
been missed by comparing a number k of received downlink assignments with a DAI; and

a receiving unit configured to receive from the terminal for the k downlink assignments one encoded ACK message that includes
k, the number of downlink assignments detected by the terminal, when each transport block in the downlink subframes in which
the terminal has detected a downlink assignment is estimated as correctly received by the terminal,

wherein the receiving unit is further being configured to receive from the terminal one encoded NAK message that is modulated
into a constellation point that is different from a constellation point into which the ACK message would have been modulated
when a downlink assignment transmitted by the base station to the terminal has been established to be missed by the terminal,

wherein the receiving unit is further configured to receive the encoded ACK message modulated such that the constellation
point depends on k, the number of subframes being acknowledged, and to receive the encoded NAK message modulated using a constellation
point different from the constellation point that would have been used for modulating the ACK message, and

wherein a received ACK/NAK message uses phase-shift keying (PSK) modulation including multiple PSK constellation points; a
first PSK constellation point is used for the encoded NAK message; different second PSK constellation points are used for
the encoded ACK message for respective different values of k; the second PSK constellation points are all different from the
first PSK constellation point; and PSK constellation points are selected based on k.

US Pat. No. 9,986,431

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIRECT COMMUNICATION KEY ESTABLISHMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a User Equipment device (UE) for obtaining a key for direct communication with a device over an air interface, the method comprising:sending a temporary key to the device;
receiving a request for a new temporary key;
instead of sending the new temporary key, sending to the device a UE identifier comprising any of Proximity Services (ProSe) UE ID, international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI), mobile station international subscriber directory number (MSISDN), ProSe Relay UE ID, ProSe Discovery UE ID, ProSe Application code or ProSe Restricted code and requesting key generation for direct communication with the device;
receiving from the device a device identifier and key generation information,
deriving a session shared key from at least the key generation information, and
deriving a direct communication key from at least the session key and the device identifier; and
using the direct communication key to establish direct communication with the device over the air interface.

US Pat. No. 9,485,744

COMMUNICATION NETWORK NODES AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREIN

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a transport network node, the method comprising:
receiving a Precision Time Protocol, PTP, packet from a grandmaster entity,
including a node identification, Node ID, of the transport network node in the PTP packet, and sending the PTP packet to an
access network node,

the Node ID being configured for subsequent use by the access network node for determining a time synchronisation inaccuracy
between the access network node and a further access network node.

US Pat. No. 9,473,921

SYSTEM, DEVICE AND METHODS FOR BILLING A USER FOR THEIR CONSUMPTION OF MOBILE BROADBAND SERVICES AND VIRTUALIZED CLOUD RESOURCES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A device configured for billing a user for their consumption of mobile broadband services which are monitored by a mobile
broadband charging system and for their consumption of virtualized cloud resources which are monitored by a cloud operating
system, the device comprising:
a processor; and
a memory that stores processor-executable instructions where the processor interfaces with the memory and executes the processor-executable
instructions to enable following:

a usage reporting interface;
a data center charging adaptation module that (1) periodically queries the cloud operating system for stored metering data
associated with a monitored virtual resource usage of the user, (2) receives the metering data, (3) converts the metering
data into a format supported by the mobile broadband charging system, and (4) calls the usage reporting interface to forward
the converted metering data to the mobile broadband charging system; and

a query interface that (1) receives a billing request associated with the user, (2) obtains billing information associated
with stored charges of a mobile broadband usage of the user and stored charges of the virtual resource usage of the user from
the mobile broadband charging system, and (3) outputs the obtained billing information associated with the user, wherein the
billing request is a Uniform Resource Locator, wherein the billing request comprises following parameters: A-number, a Charge
Control (CC)-Time, CC-Total-Octets, CC-Service-Specific-Units, a Charging-Context-Identifier, a Requested-Action, a Service-Identifier,
and a Return Format, wherein the outputted billing information is either a HyperText Markup Language (HTML) page, a JavaScript
Object Notation (JSON) object, or text, and wherein the outputted billing information comprises following parameters: a Session-Identifier,
a CC-Time, CC-Total-Octets, CC-Service-Specific-Units, Cost, and a Result-Code.

US Pat. No. 9,474,096

SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A first wireless device for short range communications in a wireless communications system between the first wireless device
and a second wireless device, comprising:
a first communications interface circuit;
a second communications interface circuit;
and a processing circuit operatively connected to the first and second communications interface circuits;wherein:
the first communications interface circuit is configured to exchange a first set of messages with the second wireless device
via a network node in the wireless communications system for establishing a first communications link with the second wireless
device via the network node;

the processing circuit is configured to acquire a first channel quality indication (CQI) of the first communications link;
the first communications interface circuit further is configured to exchange a second set of messages with the second wireless
device via the network node for evaluating conditions for setting up a short range connection between the first wireless device
and the second wireless device on a second communications link;

the second communications interface circuit is configured to exchange a third set of messages with the second wireless device
on the second communications link for establishing the short range connection with the second wireless device based on at
least one of the conditions;

the processing circuit is configured to acquire at least one second channel quality indication (CQI) of the second communications
link, prior to establishing the short range connection with the second wireless device; and

the processing circuit is configured to trigger the establishing of the short range connection in response to the second CQI
being above a first predetermined quality threshold, said first predetermined quality threshold being dependent on said at
least one first CQI.

US Pat. No. 9,485,774

EFFICIENT TRANSMISSION OF STAND-ALONE APERIODIC CSI REPORTING FOR LTE CARRIER AGGREGATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a bandwidth allocation processing circuit in a node of a 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) wireless
communication network, of allocating bandwidth for a User Equipment (UE) in carrier aggregation to transmit a stand-alone,
aperiodic Channel State Information (CSI) report, the method comprising:
determining a number of cells for which the UE is to transmit a CSI report, a payload size of the CSI report, and a measured
uplink channel quality metric ZMEASURED;

in response to the number of cells, selecting an initial number of resource blocks (RB) that can be allocated for a CSI report,
and a maximum allowable number of RBs;

comparing ZMEASURED to a predetermined threshold channel quality metric ZTHRESHOLD for a currently selected number of RBs and the payload size;

in response to each comparison, decreasing the number of RBs selected if ZMEASURED>ZTHRESHOLD and increasing the number of RBs selected if ZMEASURED
allocating the currently selected number of RBs for transmission of the CSI report
if ZMEASURED=ZTHRESHOLD,

if ZMEASURED>ZTHRESHOLD and decreasing the number of RBs would cause ZMEASURED
if ZMEASURED

US Pat. No. 9,473,414

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING PACKET PRIORITIZATION AT A DATA NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented at a data network, wherein the data network contains a plurality of data plane nodes carrying user
traffic and a control node managing the plurality of data plane nodes, the method comprising:
receiving a packet at a data plane node to forward the packet to another data plane node;
determining that the data plane node needs help from the control node for processing the packet to forward the packet, wherein
the control node provides the help in order for the data plane node to forward the packet;

quantizing a congestion level encountered at the data plane node;
encoding the quantized congestion level in the packet, wherein a number of bits indicates the quantized congestion level;
and

sending a portion of the packet from the data plane node to the control node, wherein the portion of the packet includes the
number of bits encoding the quantized congestion level and wherein the number of bits encoding the quantized congestion level
is for use by the control node to prioritize a priority order for the control node to provide the help to the data plane node
for processing the packet and forwarding the packet to the another data plane node.

US Pat. No. 9,462,531

NETWORK NODE AND A METHOD FOR SHORTCUTTING A COMMUNICATION PATH BETWEEN USER EQUIPMENTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a first mesh node in a communication network comprising a plurality of mesh nodes, the first mesh node being
directly connected to one or more downstream mesh nodes and one or more upstream mesh nodes and the method comprising:
receiving an information list from each of the one or more downstream mesh nodes, each received information list identifying
user equipments that are reachable in the downstream direction through the downstream mesh node;

forming a combined information list by combining the received information lists with a local information list that identifies
user equipments that are directly connected to the first mesh node, and sending the combined information list to each of the
one or more upstream mesh nodes;

receiving data from one of the one or more downstream mesh nodes and, in response to determining from the combined information
list that the data targets a user equipment reachable through two or more downstream communication paths extending from the
first mesh node through the one or more downstream mesh nodes:

identifying a preferred one of the two more downstream communication paths, based on evaluating at least one of path loading
and path signal quality; and

sending the data in the downstream direction towards the user equipment, via the preferred downstream communication path;
wherein any given mesh node in the communication network is downstream from the first mesh node if the first mesh node lies
in a communication path going from the given mesh node to a backbone connection of the communication network, and any given
mesh node in the communication network is upstream from the first mesh node if the given mesh node lies in a communication
path going from the first mesh node to the backbone connection.

US Pat. No. 9,288,111

SUMMARIZATION IN A MULTI-DOMAIN NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of generating network topology parameters for a first network domain in a multi-domain network, the first network
domain comprising a plurality of network nodes connected by links and comprising border nodes which connect with other network
domains, the first network domain comprising apparatus of a first network technology type, the method comprising, at a control
entity of the first network domain:
determining an intra-domain topology of the nodes and links of the first network domain by collecting values of at least one
network topology parameter of the first technology type; and

determining a summarised intra-domain topology of paths between border nodes of the first network domain which is described
using values of at least one summarised network topology parameter, wherein values of the summarised network topology parameter
are derived from the values of the network topology parameter of the intra-domain topology of the first technology type and
wherein the summarised network topology parameter is part of a common set of network topology parameters for advertising between
domains comprising apparatus of different technology types, wherein the different technology types comprise packet-switched
network technology and wavelength-switched optical network technology,

wherein the summarized intra-domain topology of paths comprises a plurality of virtual links between a pair of border nodes,
each virtual link representing a plurality of possible intra-domain paths between the pair of border nodes, each virtual link
being described by a different value or value range of the summarized network topology parameter, and

wherein the common set of network topology parameters are expressed in units that are the same irrespective of technology
type.

US Pat. No. 9,253,022

MANAGED OBJECT VERSION IDENTIFICATION

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1. A method for determining a publication version supported by a network element, for execution by a Network Management System
node managing a hierarchical arrangement of network elements, comprising the steps of:
receiving a version map message from an external node, the version map message containing a list of entries, each entry including
an identifier of a network element, a version of a standard publication supported by the network element, and an inheritability
indicator, wherein the inheritability indicator indicates if the version of the standard publication supported by the network
element is also supported by network elements that are inferior to the network element in the hierarchical arrangement;

selecting a first network element from the hierarchical arrangement for processing;
comparing the selected first network element with the list of entries in the received version map message;
in response to determining that the selected first network element does not have a corresponding entry in the received version
map message, identifying a second network element that is superior to the first network element in the hierarchical arrangement;

determining that the identified second network element has a corresponding entry in the received version map message;
determining that the first network element supports a version of a standard publication associated with the second network
element in accordance with checking an inheritability indicator associated with the second network element in the received
version map message; and

storing the determined version of the standard publication with an identifier of the first network element.

US Pat. No. 9,877,346

METHOD AND NODES FOR HANDLING ESM INFORMATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a user equipment (UE) for handling Evolved Packet System (EPS) session management (ESM) information, the method
comprising:
initiating a registration process for registering the UE with a Mobility Management Entity (MME), wherein the step of initiating
the registration comprises the UE transmitting to the MME a registration request message for requesting a registration of
the UE;

after transmitting the registration request message to the MME and before sending any ESM information to the MME after initiating
the registration process and before receiving from the MME a registration request response message indicating whether or not
the MME has accepted the registration request, receiving, from the MME, a message comprising EPS network feature information
about at least one supported EPS network feature which the UE may use;

in response to receiving the message comprising the EPS network feature information, the UE: i) using the received EPS network
feature information to select ESM information for a Packet Data Network (PDN) connection for the UE and ii) sending the selected
ESM information to the MME; and

after sending to the MME the selected ESM information, receiving from the MME the registration request response message.

US Pat. No. 9,510,353

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR D2D SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALLING

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1. A method performed by a receiver device for synchronizing with a transmitter device; the method comprising:
receiving from a controller node, a configuration message including information indicating the occurrence of a discovery resource
pool within a discovery period;

receiving, from the controller node, in a radio resource control message, information on a time window;
receiving at least one device-to-device synchronization signal within the time window preceding the start of the discovery
resource pool, the time window preceding the start of the discovery resource pool being based on one of (a) a system time
and (b) a subframe index indicating a start of a subframe where the discovery resource pool is configured;

adjusting synchronization by processing the received at least one device-to-device synchronization signal prior to the receipt
of a discovery message from the transmitter device; and

receiving, within the discovery resource pool, the discovery message from the transmitter device comprising an identity of
the transmitter device.

US Pat. No. 9,468,004

METHODS AND APPARATUS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

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1. A method implemented by a controlling network node for reference signal, RS, measurements in an OFDM system, wherein the
OFDM system comprises a radio base station configured to transmit to a user equipment over a defined system bandwidth, the
method comprising:
retrieving a RS transmission bandwidth for a cell, said RS transmission bandwidth being smaller than the system bandwidth,
determining a RS measurement bandwidth based on the RS transmission bandwidth, and
transmitting the RS measurement bandwidth to a user equipment when said RS measurement bandwidth is smaller than the RS transmission
bandwidth, in order for the user equipment to measure the RS of the cell.

US Pat. No. 9,444,413

HIGH BANDWIDTH AMPLIFIER

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1. An amplifier, comprising:
a first transistor, a second transistor, a third transistor, and a fourth transistor;
an input for an input signal, and a first output for a first amplified signal;
a first terminal of the first transistor coupled to a first voltage rail, a second terminal of the first transistor coupled
to a first terminal of the third transistor, and a gate of the first transistor coupled to the input;

a first terminal of the second transistor coupled to a second voltage rail, a second terminal of the second transistor coupled
to the first output, and a gate of the second transistor coupled to the input;

a load coupled between a second terminal of the third transistor and a third voltage rail, and a gate of the third transistor
coupled to a bias node for applying a bias voltage to the gate of the third transistor;

a first terminal of the fourth transistor coupled to the first output, a second terminal of the fourth transistor coupled
to a fourth voltage rail, and a gate of the fourth transistor coupled to the second terminal of the third transistor; and

a first capacitive element coupled between the second terminal of the third transistor and the first output.

US Pat. No. 9,426,233

MULTI-OBJECTIVE SERVER PLACEMENT DETERMINATION

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1. A method in a computing device for determining a plurality of server placement locations, the method comprising:
generating, by the computing device, a first plurality of clusters by performing a first clustering algorithm on a graph,
wherein the graph includes a plurality of nodes representing a plurality of users and a plurality of edges connecting the
plurality of nodes according to known relationships between the plurality of users, wherein each edge of the plurality of
edges includes an edge weight, wherein each cluster of the first plurality of clusters includes a centroid and a set of one
or more nodes of the plurality of nodes, wherein each node of the set of nodes is included in only one cluster of the first
plurality of clusters;

generating, by the computing device, a second plurality of clusters by performing a second clustering algorithm comprising,
for each pair of clusters of one or more pairs of clusters of the first plurality of clusters, swapping nodes between the
pair of clusters when a swap will:

reduce a total cut weight of the graph, wherein the total cut weight is a sum of edge weights of all edges of the plurality
of edges that connect nodes in different clusters, and

locate each node of the pair of nodes, when swapped to the other cluster of the pair of clusters, within a defined maximum
distance from the centroid of the other cluster; and

causing, by the computing device, information describing geographic locations associated with centroids of the second plurality
of clusters to be presented to a user as the plurality of server placement locations.

US Pat. No. 9,413,301

NOISE CANCELING LOW-NOISE AMPLIFIER

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A receiver circuit comprising:
a low-noise amplifier (LNA) circuit for amplifying signals at an operating frequency f; and
a termination circuit with a current input terminal connected to the output terminal of the LNA circuit,
wherein the LNA comprises:
a first and a second amplifier branch, each having an input terminal connected to an input terminal of the LNA circuit, wherein
the first amplifier branch comprises:
an output terminal for supplying an output current of the first amplifier branch; and
a common source or common emitter amplifier, in the following referred to as a main amplifier, having
an input transistor having a first terminal, which is a gate or base terminal, operatively connected to the input terminal
of the first amplifier branch;

a shunt-feedback capacitor operatively connected between the first terminal of the input transistor and a second terminal,
which is a drain or collector terminal, of the input transistor; and

an output capacitor operatively connected between the second terminal of the input transistor and the output terminal of the
first amplifier branch; and

the second amplifier branch comprises:
an output terminal for supplying an output current of the second amplifier branch; and
the LNA circuit comprises circuitry for combining the output current of the first amplifier branch and the output current
of the second amplifier branch, thereby generating a total output current of the LNA circuit, and

wherein the termination circuit is or comprises a common-base amplifier, a common-gate amplifier, a trans-impedance amplifier,
a feedback-connected operational amplifier with a virtual-ground node as current input terminal, a transformer, or a current-mode
mixer.

US Pat. No. 9,374,732

COMMON PILOT GATING IN A MULTI-ANTENNA WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

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1. A method implemented by a multi-antenna base station configured to transmit a plurality of common pilot channels, the method
comprising:
obtaining, at the base station, information that indicates when the base station is to gate the transmission of a subset of
the common pilot channels;

receiving, from a wireless device, a channel state information (CSI) report for a current reporting period that was generated
by the wireless device based on one or more measurements of one or more of the common pilot channels;

determining, based on the obtained information and for each of the measurements, whether the base station gated the transmission
of the subset when that measurement was performed; and

depending on the determination whether the base station gated the transmission of the subset, selectively performing data
transmission scheduling at the base station based either on:

one or more CSI reports received from the wireless device for one or more previous reporting periods, or
the CSI report received from the wireless device for the current reporting period.

US Pat. No. 9,374,761

ROUTING TERMINATING CALL TO USER EQUIPMENT VIA CONTROL NODES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for routing a terminating call in a communication system with a plurality of service domains to a user equipment
via a first control node for controlling the terminating call, wherein the user equipment is attached to a second control
node which is adapted to provide routing information to the first control node for the terminating call, the method comprising:
determining, by the second control node, if the user equipment is attached to the second control node over a third control
node, wherein the attachment over the third control node indicates that call control shall be performed by a specific service
domain of the plurality of service domains;

based on the determining, selecting the provided routing information by the second control node, wherein the routing information
indicates to the first control node if the further call establishment to the user equipment is controlled either by the second
control node or by the third control node; and

routing, by the first control node, the terminating call according to the selected routing information.

US Pat. No. 9,357,581

PROVIDING INFORMATION TO A CORE NETWORK RELATING TO A CACHE IN AN ACCESS NETWORK

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1. A method of providing information to a core network where a terminal exchanges data with a cache located in a node in an
access network, the method performed by the node and comprising:
storing data in the cache;
determining whether the terminal is roaming in a network other than a home network of a subscriber associated with the terminal;
in the event that the terminal is not roaming in a network other than the home network of the subscriber associated with the
terminal, allowing an exchange of data stored in the cache between the cache and the terminal; and

providing information relating to the data stored in the cache that was exchanged between the cache and the terminal to the
core network,

wherein the determination of whether the terminal is roaming in a network other than the home network of the subscriber associated
with the terminal is made using any of analysing a Time to Live field in a ping message sent between the access network and
the home network and identifying a Public Land Mobile Network identifier within an international Mobile Subscriber Identity
of the subscriber associated with the terminal.

US Pat. No. 9,332,055

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTING XCAP REQUESTS

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1. A method of routing an Extensible Markup Language (XML) Configuration Access Protocol(XCAP) request from an XML Document
Management (XDM) client, via an Hyper Text Transfer Protocol (HTTP) Proxy, to an XDM server allocated to a user associated
with the XDM client, wherein the HTTP Proxy performs the steps of:
receiving the XCAP request from the XDM client, the XCAP request including user information associated with the user;
checking if address information identifying an XDM server allocated to the user exists in a storage associated with the HTTP
Proxy, based on the user information; and

in response to determining that the address information identifying an XDM server allocated to the user does not exist in
the storage associated with the HTTP Proxy:

(i) creating and sending a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) request to a SIP Proxy, the SIP request including the user information,
wherein the SIP Proxy uses the user information from the SIP request to access a subscriber database that includes information
about which XDM server from a plurality of XDM servers that is allocated to the user and obtain address information identifying
the XDM server allocated to the user;

(ii) receiving a SIP response from the SIP Proxy, including address information identifying the XDM server allocated to the
user;

(iii) storing the address information in the storage associated with the HTTP Proxy;
(iv) routing the XCAP request to the XDM server allocated to the user, based on the received address information;
(v) receiving an XCAP response from the XDM server allocated to the user; and
(vi) forwarding the XCAP response to the XDM client.

US Pat. No. 9,554,340

CLOSED LOOP POWER CONTROL COMMANDS FOR SRS

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1. A method of controlling Sounding Reference Signal (SRS) transmission power by a wireless device operating in a Long Term
Evolution (LTE) network, said method implemented in a base station in the LTE network and comprising:
generating SRS Transmit Power Control (TPC) commands for controlling a transmit power of SRS transmissions by the wireless
device, and generating Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) TPC commands or Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) TPC
commands for controlling a transmit power of PUSCH or PUCCH transmissions by the wireless device;

sending first TPC Downlink Control Information (DCI) messages to the wireless device that include the SRS TPC commands and
that are masked by a first Radio Network Temporary Identifier (RNTI) and second TPC DCI messages to the wireless device that
include the PUSCH or PUCCH TPC commands and are masked by the first RNTI; and

controlling whether any given TPC DCI message that is masked with the first RNTI is interpreted by the wireless device as
being one of the first TPC DCI messages or as being one of the second TPC DCI messages by sending the given TPC DCI message
according to a first rule that is known to the wireless device or according a second rule that is known to the wireless device.