US Pat. No. 10,973,002

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PAGING A MACHINE TO MACHINE DEVICE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. Infrastructure equipment for use with a wireless telecommunications network, the infrastructure equipment comprising:a transceiver; and
control circuitry configured to control the transceiver to begin transmitting, during one of a plurality of periodic paging occasions associated with a terminal device of the wireless telecommunications network, a scheduling signal scheduling a paging message for paging the terminal device, wherein
a value of a characteristic of the scheduling signal is associated with the one of the plurality of periodic paging occasions associated with the terminal device,
each periodic paging occasion associated with the terminal device is associated with a corresponding value of the characteristic of the scheduling signal, which is different from values of characteristics of the scheduling signal associated with other periodic paging occasions associated with the terminal device and each periodic paging occasion associated with one or more other terminal devices of the wireless telecommunications network, and
a total time taken for the scheduling signal to be repeatedly transmitted by the transceiver is greater than a time period between consecutive periodic paging occasions associated with the terminal device and with any other terminal device of the wireless telecommunications network with which plural periodic paging occasions is associated.

US Pat. No. 10,973,001

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING PAGING MECHANISMS USING DEVICE CONTEXT INFORMATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:circuitry configured to send paging information to a further device via a paging channel of a selected resource;
circuitry configured to send a paging agreement to the further device via the paging channel of the selected resource; and
circuitry configured to refresh the paging agreement, wherein the paging agreement is refreshed using a periodic refresh message.

US Pat. No. 10,972,986

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR ALLOCATING UPLINK POWER IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling power by a user equipment (UE) in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:identifying a total UE transmit power for uplink transmissions in a transmission occasion;
identifying whether the total UE transmit power exceeds a configured maximum output power of the UE in the transmission occasion; and
in case that the total UE transmit power exceeds the configured maximum output power of the UE, adjusting the total UE transmit power by allocating transmit powers to the uplink transmissions according to priorities of the uplink transmissions,
wherein, for operation with first and second uplink carriers, the UE prioritizes power allocation for transmissions on one of the first uplink carrier or the second uplink carrier where the UE is configured to transmit a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH).

US Pat. No. 10,972,985

POWER CONTROL FOR ACK/NACK FORMATS WITH CARRIER AGGREGATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a User Equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a power control signal from a mobile communication node to control transmit power of a Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) signal, the PUCCH signal including a number of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) bits;
in response to the power control signal, selecting a value h that depends on a linear function of nHARQ, ? and ?, wherein ? is a non-zero integer constant and |?|<1,
wherein h is a power control parameter affecting the transmit power of the PUCCH signal, and nHARQ indicates the number of HARQ bits in the PUCCH signal; and
transmitting the PUCCH signal with the selected value h applied thereto so as to at least partially control the transmit power of the PUCCH signal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,984

WEARABLE DEVICE LOCATION SYSTEMS

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A method performed on a mobile device, the method comprising:receiving, at a higher-speed circuitry via a wireless connection, location support data;
storing the location support data in a memory associated with the higher-speed circuitry;
in response to initiation of a location operation, booting the higher-speed via a lower-power circuit, and automatically communicating the location support data to a location circuit, the location circuit being separate from the higher-speed circuit and the lower-power circuit; and
determining, by the location circuit, location state data using the location support data and information from a real-time clock.

US Pat. No. 10,972,983

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REDUCING ENERGY CONSUMPTION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:activating, by a network node, power of a global-positioning-system receiver or power of an active antenna of the global-positioning-system receiver, wherein the network node uses the global-positioning-system receiver to perform synchronization of the network node;
receiving environmental data, wherein the environmental data comprises real-time, predictive, or historic data for at least an environment in which the network node resides, in which at least part of the environmental data is received by the network node from another network node, wherein the receiving the environmental data comprises receiving a measurement relating to at least one of an amount of humidity, an amount of pollution, an amount of cloud cover, or an amount of solar flare activity;
determining a holdover duration based on the environmental data, wherein the holdover duration corresponds to a length of time where the power of the global-positioning-system receiver or the power of the active antenna is to be turned off, wherein the holdover duration is based at least in part on a synchronization time it took the global-positioning-system receiver to produce a synchronization reference, and wherein the holdover duration varies inversely with the synchronization time; and
deactivating the power of the global-positioning-system receiver or the power of the active antenna for at least the holdover duration.

US Pat. No. 10,972,982

BALANCED WIRELESS DATA TRANSMISSION

SHENZHEN GOODIX TECHNOLOG...

1. A device configured to receive data from a transmission device, the device comprising:a communication component configured to communicate with the transmission device and a peer device, wherein the communication with the transmission device comprises receiving data from the transmission device and communicating control information with the transmission device, and wherein the communication with the peer device comprises:
transmitting data received from the transmission device to the peer device, receiving data from the peer device, and
communicating control information with the peer device;
a data processing component configured to process data received from the transmission device and data received from the peer device; and
a control component configured to control the communication with the transmission device and the peer device by the communication component, wherein the controlling of the communication with the transmission device and the peer device by the control component comprises:
switching between a first identification and a second identification of the device as a communication identification to receive the data from the transmission device.

US Pat. No. 10,972,981

METHOD FOR PERFORMING DRX OPERATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) including an indicator indicating the MAC PDU is a last MAC PDU to be transmitted to an eNB if the generated MAC PDU is a last MAC PDU to be transmitted to the eNB;
transmitting the MAC PDU including the indicator; and
starting using a Discontinuous Reception (DRX) cycle right after the UE considers that the transmission of MAC PDU is successful, even if a drx inactivity timer is running or DRX command MAC Control element (CE) is not received.

US Pat. No. 10,972,980

AP STA AND NON-AP STA CONFIGURED FOR MULTI-BAND LINK-AGGREGATION IN NEXT-GENERATION WLANS

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus for an access point station (AP STA) configured for communicating in a wireless local area network (WLAN), the apparatus comprising: processing circuitry; and memory,wherein the processing circuitry configures the AP STA for communicating over multiple bands of the WLAN, the multiple bands comprising at least a 2.4 GHz band, a 5 GHz band, a 45 GHz band, and a 60 GHz band;
wherein to configure the AP STA for multi-band link aggregation (MBLA) in which links of two or more of the multiple bands are aggregated to form an aggregated multi-band channel, the processing circuitry is configured to:
encode a multi-band mode of operation information element (1E) for transmission to a non-AP STA, the multi-band mode of operation IE encoded to include:
a power-save operation (ID) field which identifies two or more power-save modes of operation; and
a MBLA ID field which identifies the MBLA to which the power-save modes apply.

US Pat. No. 10,972,979

TECHNOLOGIES FOR ASSOCIATING AN OFFLINE WI-FI SYSTEM WITH A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. A method, comprising:establishing, by a first wireless communication circuitry of an access control device, a first wireless communication connection with a first mobile device while a main microprocessor and a second wireless communication circuitry of the access control device are in low power states, wherein the second wireless communication circuitry is different from the first wireless communication circuitry;
waking, by the access control device, the second wireless communication circuitry of the access control device from the low power state in response to establishing the first wireless communication connection with the first mobile device;
establishing, by the second wireless communication circuitry of the access control device, a second wireless communication connection with an access control server in response to waking the second wireless communication circuitry from the low power state; and
receiving, by the access control device and from the access control server via the second wireless communication connection, access control data for the access control device transmitted from a second mobile device to the access control server.

US Pat. No. 10,972,978

ELECTRONIC TAG SYSTEM AND METHOD OF UPDATING ELECTRONIC TAG INFORMATION

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. An electronic tag system, comprising:a communication device, configured to receive updated annual inspection information;
a display device, configured to display the updated annual inspection information; and
a power control device, connected to the communication device and the display device respectively, and configured to:
connect, when the communication device receives the updated annual inspection information, a power source to the display device electrically to power the display device, so as to perform updating of annual inspection information on the display device; and
disconnect the power source from the display device when the updating is finished;
wherein the power control device comprises a wake-up circuit, a control circuit and a switch circuit;
wherein the control circuit is connected to the wake-up circuit, the power source and the switch circuit respectively, and the switch circuit is connected to the communication device and the display device respectively;
wherein the wake-up circuit is configured to wake the control circuit to switch from a sleep mode to an operating mode;
wherein the control circuit is configured to control, in the operating mode, the switch circuit to be turned on when it is detected that the communication device has received the annual inspection information, and control the switch circuit to be turned off and switch from the operating mode to the sleep mode when updating is finished; and
wherein the wake-up circuit comprises a touch switch, and the touch switch is configured to send, when a touch signal is received, a wake-up signal to the control circuit to wake the control circuit to switch from the sleep mode to the operating mode.

US Pat. No. 10,972,977

SIGNAL SENDING METHOD, SIGNAL RECEIVING METHOD, AND APPARATUSES

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A signal sending method, the method comprising:generating a first preamble, wherein the first preamble comprises a first high-efficiency short training field, wherein the first high-efficiency short training field occupies at least 4 ?s, wherein a duration of 4 ?s includes 2.5 cycles, and wherein a length of each cycle is 1600 ns; and
sending the first preamble.

US Pat. No. 10,972,976

STATION WAKE-UP METHOD, RELATED DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A station wake-up method, comprising:determining, by a radio access point, wake-up modules of n number of stations associated with the radio access point are awake, wherein a given one of the n number of stations comprises a wake-up module and a communications module and n is an integer greater than or equal to 1;
sending, by the radio access point, a work time extension indication message to wake-up modules of n stations the work time extension indication message is for instructing the wake-up modules of the n number of stations to add a new awake window to extend a current awake window of the wake-up modules of the n stations; and
sending, by the radio access point, a wake-up message to the wake-up module of at least one of the n number of stations, wherein the wake-up message is for instructing the station to wake up a corresponding communications module, and the wake-up message is sent in the current awake window or the new awake window of the at least one station; and, wherein before sending, by the radio access point, the work time extension indication message to wake-up modules of the n stations in associated stations, the method further comprises:
obtaining, by the radio access point, duration of awake windows and sleep windows of the wake-up modules of the n number of stations.

US Pat. No. 10,972,975

ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING COMMUNICATION SIGNAL RELATED TO PEDESTRIAN SAFETY AND METHOD OF OPERATING SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing;
a display exposed through the housing;
a wireless communication circuit located within the housing;
a processor located within the housing and operably connected to the display and the wireless communication circuit; and
a memory located within the housing and operably connected to the processor,
wherein:
the memory stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to switch among a plurality of states related to at least one of (i) transmission or reception of a first signal or (ii) transmission or reception of a second signal,
the first signal comprises information generated at least partially based on a state of the electronic device,
the second signal comprises information generated at least partially based on a state of a vehicle, and
the plurality of states comprises a first state, in which the electronic device receives the first signal and the second signal, a second state, in which the electronic device transmits and receives the second signal, a third state, in which the electronic device transmits the first signal and receives the second signal, and a fourth state, in which the electronic device transmits and receives the first signal and the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,974

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR MACHINE-TYPE COMMUNICATIONS IN CELLULAR NETWORKS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. One or more non-transitory computer-readable media having instructions that, when executed, cause a user equipment (UE) to:acquire downlink synchronization and system information from an evolved node B (eNB);
identify, based on the downlink synchronization and system information, a resource pool that is provided in an uplink part of a frame for uplink transmissions, the resource pool being non-UE-specific;
transmit an activation signal to the eNB to activate the resource pool for periodic uplink transmission;
detect a response to the activation signal that indicates activation of the resource pool;
randomly select one or more transmission resources of the resource pool; and
transmit machine-type communication (MTC) data in the one or more transmission resources.

US Pat. No. 10,972,973

ENERGY-EFFICIENT IDLE LISTENING SCHEMES

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. A station (STA) comprising:a memory; and
a processing device for executing instructions stored on the memory, the instructions including:
detecting an inactive period;
in response to detecting the inactive period, transmitting a first frame to an access point (AP) associated with the STA to notify the AP of a first change of operation of the STA from a first mode with a first bandwidth to a second mode with a second bandwidth, wherein the first bandwidth is different than the second bandwidth;
transmitting a second frame with a reserved bit having a first specified value using the first bandwidth to the AP before performing the first change;
after transmitting the first frame, performing the first change;
transmitting a third frame with the reserved bit having a second specified value to the AP using the second bandwidth after performing the first change;
detecting an event indicating a need of using the first bandwidth for transmitting data between the STA and the AP; and
performing a second change of operation of the STA from the second mode to the first mode in response to the event.

US Pat. No. 10,972,972

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR OPERATING MULTIPLE ANTENNA PANELS

FG Innovation Company Lim...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a plurality of antenna panels;
a processor coupled to the plurality of antenna panels and configured to:
maintain a plurality of leading time values, the plurality of leading time values indicating a plurality of leading time durations;
receive an indicator for antenna panel status information from a base station (BS);
apply one of the plurality of leading time values to switch an antenna panel status of the plurality of antenna panels based on the indicator for antenna panel status information;
receive a scheduling offset value from the BS, the scheduling offset value comprising at least one of a K0 parameter for a Downlink (DL) channel and a K2 parameter for an Uplink (UL) channel; and
determine that the scheduling offset value is invalid, when a time duration indicated by the scheduling offset value is less than a leading time duration indicated by the applied leading time value.

US Pat. No. 10,972,971

ACCESS POINT HANDOVER METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS, NETWORK CONTROL NODE, AND USER EQUIPMENT

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An access point handover method in wireless communications, wherein the method comprises:obtaining access point (AP) information of a target AP that has an association relationship with a target base station when a user equipment is handed over to the target base station, wherein the association relationship comprises the target AP being integrated with the target base station; and
sending a first indication message comprising the AP information to the user equipment, and wherein the first indication message instructs the user equipment to perform AP handover according to the AP information.

US Pat. No. 10,972,970

METHOD FOR CAPABILITY NEGOTIATION AND SLICE INFORMATION MAPPING BETWEEN NETWORK AND TERMINAL IN 5G SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to an access and mobility management function (AMF) entity of a visited public land mobile network (VPLMN) connected to the terminal, a first message; and
receiving, from the AMF entity, a second message, as a response to the first message, the second message including allowed network slice selection assistance information (NSSAI) for the terminal,
wherein the allowed NSSAI is transmitted from a network slice selection function (NSSF) entity of the VPLMN to the AMF entity,
wherein the allowed NSSAI is determined, by the NSSF entity of the VPLMN, without interacting with a home public land mobile network (HPLMN), based on first information,
wherein the first information includes mapping information between subscribed NSSAI for the HPLMN of the terminal and NSSAI to be used in the VPLMN of the terminal, and
wherein the subscribed NSSAI for the HPLMN of the terminal is transmitted from the AMF entity to the NSSF entity of the VPLMN.

US Pat. No. 10,972,969

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING AN ACCESS AND MOBILITY MANAGEMENT FUNCTION IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from an access and mobility management function (AMF), a first message including first information for identifying the AMF and the terminal, the first information being assigned upon a successful registration to a first access;
determining whether a public land mobile network (PLMN) associated with a second access is same as a public land mobile network (PLMN) associated with the first access; and
transmitting, to an access network entity for the second access, a second message requesting registration to the second access, the second message including second information for identifying the AMF, in case that the PLMN associated with the second access is the same as the PLMN associated with the first access,
wherein the second information includes at least a part of the first information, and
wherein the second information includes an AMF set identifier for the AMF, and an AMF identifier for the AMF.

US Pat. No. 10,972,968

SELECTING A 5G CELL WITHIN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method performed by one or more processors of an electronic device, the method comprising:determining that a new radio (NR) access topology is available within a wireless communication network;
determining that a non-standalone radio access topology is available within the wireless communication network, wherein determining that the non-standalone radio access topology is available within the wireless communication network comprises:
synchronizing with a synchronization signal block;
reading one or more system information blocks; and
checking at least one of the one or more system information blocks for availability of the non-standalone radio access topology;
determining a bandwidth index for the NR access topology;
determining a bandwidth index for the non-standalone radio access topology;
comparing the bandwidth index for the NR access topology with the bandwidth index for the non-standalone radio access topology;
based at least in part on results of comparing the bandwidth index for the NR access topology with the bandwidth index for the non-standalone radio access topology, selecting the non-standalone radio access topology;
determining that an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (EUTRAN) cell is not available within the wireless communication network;
determining that a Wideband Code Division Multiple Access (WCDMA) Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (UTRAN) cell is available within the wireless communication network; and
attaching the electronic device to the WCDMA UTRAN cell.

US Pat. No. 10,972,967

WI-FI HOTSPOT RECOMMENDATION METHOD, TERMINAL, AND GRAPHICAL USER INTERFACE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A Wireless Fidelity Wi-Fi hotspot recommendation method, wherein the method is applied to a terminal and comprises:accessing internet by a mobile data service;
determining default routing network port according to the mobile data service;
scanning a Wi-Fi hotspot;
determining an Internet-accessible hotspot in Wi-Fi hotspots obtained by scanning;
determining network quality obtained when the terminal accesses a network by using the Internet-accessible hotspot; and
displaying an identifier of the Internet-accessible hotspot and an identifier that indicates the network quality,
wherein determining the Internet-accessible hotspot in Wi-Fi hotspots obtained by scanning comprises:
determining an authentication hotspot in the Wi-Fi hotspots that are obtained by scanning, wherein the authentication hotspot is a Wi-Fi hotspot in which the terminal accesses the Internet by performing login authentication after being connected to the authentication hotspot;
filtering out the authentication hotspot from the Wi-Fi hotspots obtained by scanning;
connecting to a candidate Wi-Fi hotspot in the Wi-Fi hotspots obtained by scanning without the authentication hotspot;
retaining the default routing network port according to the mobile data service;
receiving a response code returned by the candidate Wi-Fi hotspot; and
determining, if the response code is a first response code, that the candidate Wi-Fi hotspot is the Internet-accessible hotspot.

US Pat. No. 10,972,966

MANAGED FLOODING FOR BLUETOOTH MESH NETWORKS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A relay node comprising:controller circuitry configured to scan a first primary advertising channel of primary advertising channels for a duration of a scan window during a scan interval, wherein the primary advertising channels are used to advertise an advertising message in an advertising event;
receiver circuitry configured to receive a first advertising message via the first primary advertising channel; and
transmitter circuitry configured to transmit the first advertising message, wherein the controller circuitry is further configured to:
set a length of the duration in accordance with minimum period required for receiving the advertising message;
increase the length of the duration by values in discrete steps, if the receiver circuitry does not receive any advertising message via the primary advertising channels, wherein the increase, Ts, is given by Ts=Ts+?, wherein ?=A+c, wherein A is a constant depending on a size of a protocol data unit and c is a channel switching time and both A and c are fixed;
maintain the length of the duration, if the receiver circuitry receives the advertising message via any one of the primary advertising channels; and
reduce the length of the duration, if the relay node operates in a fast advertising mode.

US Pat. No. 10,972,965

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS FIDELITY FAST CONNECTION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for wireless fidelity (Wi-Fi) fast connection, comprising:loading a Wi-Fi driver and starting wpa_supplicant as a support library of Wi-Fi protected access (WPA), by a terminal device, after the terminal device detects that Wi-Fi is turned on by a user;
sending a scanning command and performing a scanning operation by the terminal device, and performing in parallel therewith, by the terminal device, operations of loading pre-stored access points, setting all the pre-stored access points to be connectable, updating a current connection state, turning on Wi-Fi peer-to-peer, and setting parameters of the Wi-Fi peer-to-peer, after the terminal device determines that the wpa_supplicant is started;
connecting to a first access point according to a scanning result of the scanning operation, by the terminal device, after the terminal device sets the parameters of the Wi-Fi peer-to-peer; and
one of the following after connecting to the first access point according to the scanning result of the scanning operation:
collecting, by the terminal device, access point identities (IDs), coordinate information, and time information when the terminal device connects to access points; establishing, by the terminal device, a mapping relationship table of the coordinate information, the time information, and the access point IDs; monitoring, by the terminal device, first coordinate information and first time information of the terminal device in real time; and connecting, by the terminal device, to a second access point which is selected from the mapping relationship table and corresponds to the first coordinate information and the first time information, when a relationship between the first coordinate information and the first time information matches a relationship between the coordinate information and the time information in the mapping relationship table; or
acquiring, by the terminal device, coordinate information of the user; extracting, by the terminal device, an ID of a historical access point and the number of historical accessed times of the historical access point corresponding to the coordinate information; and connecting directly, by the terminal device, to a second access point with the greatest number of historical accessed times when the terminal device disconnects from the first access point.

US Pat. No. 10,972,964

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, SCANNER TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Casio Computer Co., Ltd.,...

1. A communication device comprising:a communicator that communicates with a plurality of terminals that broadcasts a plurality of advertisements to a scanner terminal that receives data from the plurality of terminals; and
a controller that controls the communicator to transmit, to each terminal of the plurality of terminals, data that is included in one of the plurality of advertisements that is scheduled to be broadcast by the terminal and transmission information regarding transmission of the one of the plurality of advertisements by the terminal, and to broadcast the transmission information for each terminal of the plurality of terminals to the scanner terminal,
wherein the transmission information, for each terminal of the plurality of terminals indicates, indicates a timing when the terminal is to transmit the one of the plurality of advertisements, and
wherein the timing when the terminal is to transmit the one of the plurality of advertisements is different for each terminal of the plurality of terminals.

US Pat. No. 10,972,963

DETERMINATION AND TRANSMISSION OF BSS LOAD METRICS FOR MU WLAN SYSTEMS

MEDIATEK INC.

17. A wireless station comprising:a transceiver configured to receive a frame transmitted from an access point (AP) STA in a Basis Service Set (BSS), wherein said frame comprises load information of said BSS, wherein said load information comprises one or more of:
first information representing one or more of: a count of active STAs in said BSS in a first prescribed period; and a count of active MU-capable STAs in said BSS in said first prescribed period wherein said AP has received data packets from each of said active STAs or each of said active MU-capable STAs in said first prescribed period; and
second information representing an underutilization of resource units (RUs) usable on multiple spatial stream sizes of said BSS when a channel of said BSS is occupied during a PLCP protocol data unit (PPDU) period; and
a processor; and
a memory coupled to said processor and storing instructions that, when executed by said processor, implement a method of: processing said load information; and determining whether to associate with said BSS based on said load information,
wherein said load information further comprises fourth information representing Protocol Data Unit (PDU) time in a second prescribed period, wherein said fourth information comprises:
a ratio of DL MU PPDU time to said second prescribed period.

US Pat. No. 10,972,962

SIGNALING IDENTIFIERS FOR MULTIPLE BASIC SERVICES SETS (BSS)

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

41. A wireless communication device of a station (STA) for wireless communication with a wireless local area network (WLAN) apparatus, comprising:an interface configured to receive a first management frame from a first virtual access point (VAP) associated with a first basic service set (BSS) hosted by the WLAN apparatus, wherein the first management frame includes identifiers for at least a first subset of multiple BSS identifiers (Multiple BSSIDs) associated with corresponding BSSs managed by different VAPs at the WLAN apparatus, and wherein the first management frame includes an indication that indicates whether the identifiers is a complete list of the Multiple BSSIDs or a partial list of the Multiple BSSIDs at the WLAN apparatus; and
a processor configured to determine, from the first management frame, at least the first subset of the Multiple BSSIDs hosted by the WLAN apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,972,961

CLIENT-SIDE LOCATION AWARE NETWORK SELECTION

1. A mobile device, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, the operations comprising:
predicting an available bandwidth of a second network element at a future time based on a predicted location of the mobile device and based on at least one of a traffic condition, a network delay, a hotspot location, or a combination thereof, the mobile device being communicatively coupled with a first network element and subsequently with the second network element in accordance with a predicted availability of the second network element at the predicted location;
scheduling a transmission of a request for a data packet, the request including a requested bitrate, the transmission being deferred until the mobile device is communicatively coupled with the second network element; and
buffering, for a future presentation of media content at the mobile device, the data packet that is received in response to the request, the buffering preventing a potential degradation in a quality of the media content.

US Pat. No. 10,972,960

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR BLOCKING NETWORK ACCESS BY ACDC

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for barring a network access, the method performed by a User Equipment (UE) and comprising:performing a first application specific congestion control for data communication (ACDC) barring check based on a first ACDC category for a first network access request and ACDC barring information,
wherein the first network access request is barred by the first ACDC barring check;
determining a second ACDC category for a second network access request based on ACDC management object (MO) information;
performing a second ACDC barring check based on the second ACDC category for the second network access request and ACDC barring information; and
based on (i) that the first network access request has been barred by the first ACDC check and (ii) that the second ACDC category has a higher priority than the first ACDC category, performing the second network access request.

US Pat. No. 10,972,959

MODEL BASED PATH SELECTION IN A BLUETOOTH LOW ENERGY, BLE, MESH NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for supporting the establishment of a path for transmitting a message in a mesh network, wherein said message is to be transmitted from a source node in said mesh network to a destination node, via one or more intermediary nodes, in said mesh network, said method comprising the steps of:receiving, by an intermediary node in said mesh network, a path discovery message originating from said source node in said mesh network, said path discovery message comprising a path quality parameter, the path quality parameter representing an aggregated probability of successful transmission of a message from the source node to a node from which the path discovery message is received, over the path taken by the path discovery message;
updating, by said intermediary node, said path quality parameter based on a quality of a link associated with the node from which said intermediary node received said path discovery message, such that the updated path quality parameter represents an aggregated probability of successful transmission of a message from the source node to said intermediary node, over the path taken by the path discovery message; and
broadcasting, by said intermediary node, said path discovery message wherein said broadcasted path discovery message comprises said updated path quality parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,972,958

LOCATION-BASED ROUTE MANAGEMENT FOR VEHICLE-TO-EVERYTHING RELAY COMMUNICATIONS

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by an intermediate mobile device comprising a processor, a data packet from a transmitter mobile device, the data packet associated with location data representing a transmitter location of the transmitter mobile device and a receiver location of a receiver mobile device;
based on the location data representing the transmitter location, the receiver location, and an intermediate location of the intermediate mobile device:
determining, by the intermediate mobile device, a shape of a defined area surrounding a line of sight communication path from the transmitter mobile device to the receiver mobile device based on battery data of the intermediate mobile device, and
determining, by the intermediate mobile device, that the intermediate mobile device is within the defined area surrounding the line of sight communication path;
determining, by the intermediate mobile device, that the data packet is to be retransmitted by the intermediate mobile device; and
in response to the determining that the intermediate mobile device is located within the defined area surrounding the line of sight communication path and that the data packet is to be retransmitted by the intermediate mobile device, retransmitting, by the intermediate mobile device, the data packet from the intermediate mobile device on a predetermined radio resource.

US Pat. No. 10,972,957

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ROUTING DATA IN 6TISCH NETWORKS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A method of selecting a parent node for routing from among communication apparatuses corresponding to nodes in a network, the method comprising:transmitting, by a first communication apparatus corresponding to a first node, a first routing message comprising a first priority routing index, at a first power level of a plurality of different power levels associated with different increments, the first priority routing index being calculated by using a first increment associated with the first power level and a priority routing index of a parent node of the first node;
transmitting, by a second communication apparatus corresponding to a second node, a second routing message comprising a second priority routing index, at a second power level of the plurality of power levels, the second priority routing index being calculated by using a second increment associated with the second power level and a priority routing index of a parent node of the second node;
receiving, by a third communication apparatus corresponding to a deciding node, the first routing message and the second routing message; and
selecting, by the third communication apparatus, the first node or the second node, as the parent node, in accordance with the first priority routing index included in the first routing message and the second priority routing index included in the second routing message.

US Pat. No. 10,972,956

ENHANCED HANDLING ON QOS FLOW DESCRIPTION

MediaTek INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of performing a Quality of Service (QoS) Operation in a mobile communication network, comprising:receiving a Protocol data unit (PDU) session modification command message by a user equipment (UE) for performing the QoS operation associated with a PDU session based at least on one of a QoS rules information element (IE) and a QoS flow descriptions IE in the mobile communication network;
determining that a QoS rule associated with a QoS flow having a specific QoS flow ID (QFI) has no corresponding QoS flow description, wherein the specific QFI indicates a guaranteed bit rate (GBR) QoS flow; and
deleting the QoS rule after completing the QoS operation if the QoS rules IE contains another valid QoS rule, or rejecting the PDU session modification command message if the QoS rules IE does not contain another valid QoS rule, wherein the QoS rule is not a default QoS rule.

US Pat. No. 10,972,955

MOBILE TERMINAL AND DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A mobile terminal, comprising an application processor, a cellular network communication circuit, a LAN communication circuit, a first antenna, and a second antenna;wherein, the application processor, the cellular network communication circuit, and the LAN communication circuit implement mutual communication through a global communication interface, and the cellular network communication circuit is connected with the first antenna, and the LAN communication circuit is connected with the second antenna;
wherein the application processor implements an enhanced signal transceiver function in a LAN through the LAN communication circuit, the cellular network communication circuit, and the first antenna; and
wherein the enhanced signal transceiver function comprises an enhanced signal transmission function and an enhanced signal reception function; each of signal transmission distances corresponding to the enhanced signal transmission function and the enhanced signal reception function is larger than a preset distance; and the mobile terminal is provided therein with a signal transmission path configured to implement the enhanced signal transmission function and a signal reception path configured to implement the enhanced signal transmission function.

US Pat. No. 10,972,954

SYSTEM FOR CONNECTION CHANNEL ADAPTION USING ROBOTIC AUTOMATION

BANK OF AMERICA CORPORATI...

1. A system for connection channel adaption using robotic automation, the system comprising:a memory device comprising a robotic process automation module;
a communication device in communication with a plurality of user devices associated with a user via a network; and
a first processing device operatively coupled to the memory device and the communication device, wherein the first processing device is configured to:
establish a first communication channel with a user device associated with the user;
receive, via the first communication channel, a first user input from the user on the user device for interacting with an entity platform;
train the robotic process automation module based on the first user input, wherein the robotic process automation module is trained to execute the first user input on the entity platform via one or more communication channels in response to (1) the first communication channel being terminated and (2) a second communication channel being established;
detect a termination of the first communication channel;
based on detecting the termination of the first communication channel, automatically establish the second communication channel with the user device; and
in response to (1) detecting the termination of the first communication channel and (2) establishing the second communication channel, execute with the robotic process automation module via the second communication channel, the first user input on the entity platform, wherein the robotic process automation module simulates the first user input with a user interface by interacting directly with a presentation layer of the entity platform.

US Pat. No. 10,972,953

DUAL SIM DUAL STANDBY USER EQUIPMENT RAT SELECTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method of wireless communication of a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining a set of radio access technologies (RATs) available to the UE in accordance with a first subscriber identity associated with a first network and a second subscriber identity associated with a second network; and
when the set includes a first RAT accessing a base station in the first network, a second RAT accessing a base station in the second network, and a third RAT accessing an access point of a wireless local area network (WLAN):
selecting, in a first performance configuration, the first RAT to establish a first call under the first subscriber identity;
communicating, under the first subscriber identity, with a first IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) server of the first network through the first RAT to establish the first call; and
when the first call is active:
maintaining, under the second subscriber identity, a connection with a second IMS server of the second network through the first RAT or the third RAT;
receiving a call invitation to establish a second call under the second subscriber identity through the first RAT or the third RAT;
holding the first call;
handing over the connection under the second subscriber identity with the second IMS server from the first RAT or the third RAT to the second RAT; and
communicating, under the second subscriber identity, with the second IMS server through the second RAT to establish the second call.

US Pat. No. 10,972,952

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PDCCH MONITORING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...

1. A method of a User Equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, in a first cell, a signal to configure the UE to perform a Random Access Channel-less (RACH-less) handover to a second cell, wherein:
the signal comprises a candidate list of beams for Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) monitoring in the second cell; and
the signal is indicative of a first beam of the candidate list of beams; and
monitoring, in the second cell, a PDCCH on the first beam indicated in the signal received in the first cell before receiving a Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (CE) assigning a second beam for PDCCH monitoring in the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,972,951

ANCHOR BASE STATION, SLAVE CELL AND USER EQUIPMENT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A mobile telecommunications system anchor base station for a mobile telecommunications system including at least one anchor cell and at least one slave cell being associated with the anchor cell, the anchor base station comprising circuitry being configured to:partially activate or deactivate the slave cell, based on a service requirement received from at least one user equipment;
activate or deactivate a partial carrier, wherein the partial carrier is activated or deactivated for a single user equipment or a group of user equipments in the slave cell; and
to perform handover on the basis of a relayed handover message being transmitted to the slave cell and being relayed by the slave cell, wherein the slave cell is a virtual cell.

US Pat. No. 10,972,950

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR HANDOVER ENHANCEMENTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a User Equipment (UE), comprising:receiving an indication, from a first base station serving the UE, to handover from the first base station to a second base station;
establishing a connection with the second base station;
maintaining a connection with the first base station over a period of time during the handover; and
communicating with the first base station and the second base station during the period of time based on a time division multiplexing (TDM) pattern,
wherein the TDM pattern comprises a pattern of subframes having a first set of subframes for transmitting to the first base station and a second set of subframes for transmitting to the second base station, and the TDM pattern is based on whether the first set of subframes is asynchronous with the second set of subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,972,949

SLEEP-STATE FOR MOBILE TERMINAL AND SERVICE INITIATION FOR MOBILE TERMINALS IN SLEEP-STATE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An integrated circuit which, in operation, controls a process of a communication apparatus in a second access network capable of communicating with a mobile terminal capable of communicating with a core network via a first access network or the second access network, wherein radio access technology of the first access network is different from radio access technology of the second access network, and the controlled process comprises:forwarding, by the communication apparatus, a paging request to the mobile terminal, wherein the paging request addressed to the mobile terminal is to be routed through the first access network but is rerouted through the second access network when the mobile terminal is attached to the second access network;
receiving, by the communication apparatus, a message from the mobile terminal through the second access network in response to the paging request, the message requesting a service to be delivered through the first access network; and
transmitting, by the communication apparatus, a handover command through the second access network to the mobile terminal, the handover command directing the mobile terminal to perform handover to the first access network and to connect to the first access network.

US Pat. No. 10,972,948

RANDOM ACCESS SKIP CONFIGURATION

Lenovo (Singapore) PTE. L...

1. A method comprising:receiving a handover command message from a first cell, wherein:
the handover command message includes first information and second information;
the first information indicates a random access channel configuration of a second cell, one or more random access channel resources on the second cell, and a first one or more downlink reference signals associated with the second cell;
each of the first one or more downlink reference signals is associated with a random access channel resource of the one or more random access channel resources;
the second information indicates one or more random access skip configurations for handover to the second cell and a second one or more downlink reference signals associated with the second cell; and
each of the second one or more downlink reference signals is associated with a random access skip configuration of the one or more random access skip configurations;
receiving a first set of downlink reference signals comprising at least one of the first one or more downlink reference signals and a second set of downlink reference signals comprising at least one of the second one or more downlink signals;
in response to receiving the handover command message, selecting a first downlink reference signal from the first set of downlink reference signals and the second set of downlink reference signals; and
determining whether to perform a random access procedure based on the first downlink reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,947

SECURE PACKET DATA CONVERGENCE PROTOCOL (PDCP) VERSION CHANGE

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a message that indicates a change from an evolved universal mobile telecommunications system (UMTS) terrestrial radio access (E-UTRA) packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) to a New Radio (NR) PDCP,
wherein the message includes an instruction to perform an intra-cell handover;
generating one or more security keys based at least in part on receiving the message that includes the instruction to perform the intra-cell handover,
wherein a sequence number and a hyperframe number are reset based at least in part on performance of the intra-cell handover; and
communicating using the one or more security keys after the intra-cell handover is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,972,946

TERMINAL DEVICE, MME, AND CONTROL METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A User Equipment (UE) comprising:transmission and reception circuitry; and
a controller, wherein
a first connection is a connection to a Data Network (DN) via a first anchor in a core network,
the transmission and reception circuitry performs transmission and reception of data by using the first connection,
in a first procedure for changing a connection anchor, the transmission and reception circuitry receives, from the core network, first information identifying the first connection, and
after receiving the first information, the controller initiates a second procedure for establishing a second connection to the DN via a second anchor in the core network.

US Pat. No. 10,972,945

METHOD FOR HANDOVER BETWEEN SECONDARY BASE STATIONS, NETWORK DEVICE, AND USER EQUIPMENT

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for handover between secondary base stations,the method comprising:
selecting, by a network device, at least one candidate secondary base station according to a measurement report reported by user equipment (UE);
sending, by the network device, a prior-preparation instruction to each of the at least one candidate secondary base station, wherein the prior-preparation instruction is used to instruct each of the at least one candidate secondary base station to make a path handover preparation, and the path handover preparation comprises at least one of the following: preconfiguring an access resource for the UE or establishing a data transmission channel with the network device;
determining, by the network device, priority information of each of the at least one candidate secondary base station based on the measurement report and a load status of each of the at least one candidate secondary base station that are reported by the UE; and
sending, by the network device, the priority information and configuration information of each of the at least one candidate secondary base station to the UE, wherein the configuration information of each of the at least one candidate secondary base station comprises at least one of the following:
information about the access resource preconfigured by each candidate secondary base station for the UE or uplink grant information preconfigured by each candidate secondary base station for the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,972,944

MBMS CARRIER TYPE IN SYSTEM INFORMATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for use in a user equipment of performing cell reselection to a cell providing multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS), the method comprising:receiving a system information message comprising an indication of whether one or more carrier frequencies support MBMS carrier type or further enhanced MBMS (FeMBMS) carrier type;
selecting, based on a capability of the user equipment and the carrier type of the one or more carrier frequencies, a carrier frequency for cell reselection, wherein when the user equipment is capable of FeMBMS, selecting a carrier frequency that supports FeMBMS and when the user equipment is not capable of FeMBMS, selecting a carrier frequency that supports MBMS; and
camping on the selected carrier frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,972,943

SMART CHANNEL SELECTION FOR LOW BANDWIDTH IOT CLIENTS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:classifying, by a supervisory device for a wireless network, each client of a set of access points in the wireless network as either an Internet of Things (IoT) device or a non-IoT device;
determining, by the supervisory device, whether a number or percentage of clients of each access point in the set that are classified as an IoT device exceeds a predefined threshold;
selecting, by the supervisory device and for each of the access points in the set, a channel width based on the determination of whether the number or percentage of clients of each access point in the set that are classified as an IoT device exceeds the predefined threshold;
assigning, by the supervisory device and for each of the access points in the set, one or more wireless channels for use by that access point, based on the selected channel width for that access point; and
instructing, by the supervisory device, the access points in the set to use their assigned channels to communicate with their clients.

US Pat. No. 10,972,942

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A DISTRIBUTED LEDGER FOR BASE STATION SLICING USING BLOCKCHAIN

Netsia, Inc., Santa Clar...

1. A method comprising:(a) slicing base station capacity of a plurality of base stations owned by at least one mobile operator into one or more slices, wherein each slice in the one or more slices are generated by a Radio Access Network (RAN) controller, each unused slice usable by another mobile operator either on a short-term basis or long-term basis, wherein the another mobile operator is different than the at least one mobile operator, and wherein each unused slice is either allocated or made available to the another mobile operator, the slicing covering: (1) a plurality of Long Term Evolution (LTE) resource blocks; (2) data throughput; and (3) a transmission power level;
(b) translating information associated with one or more slices into transactions in a block, and storing the block in a blockchain ledger and distributing the blockchain ledger to one or more peer ledgers; and
wherein information in the block is some or all attributes of a given base station slice, wherein the attributes comprises a plurality of the following: base station identifier, base station location, slice identifier, slice status (available or leased), slice leasee, slice leaser, slice QoS parameters, slice downlink and uplink capacity descriptor, slice scheduler descriptor, slice IMSI list, handover threshold, admission control, slice duration, attached MME, and lease price.

US Pat. No. 10,972,941

FRONT-HAUL TRANSPORT NETWORK, DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

CHINA MOBILE COMMUNICATIO...

1. A front-haul transport network (FTN), comprising:an access-type front-haul transport node (FTN-ACC), configured to be connected to a remote radio unit (RRU); and
an aggregation-type front-haul transport node (FTN-AGG), having one end connected to the FTN-ACC and the other end connected to a base band unit (BBU) pool;
wherein at least two types of transmission channels with different transmission delays are established between the FTN-ACC and the FTN-AGG; and at least one of the FTN-ACC or the FTN-AGG is configured to select a corresponding transmission channel for transmission according to a delay requirement of data;
wherein the transmission channel comprises at least two of a direct connection channel, a shared channel or a hybrid channel;
the direct connection channel is a direct transmission channel that uses pre-allocated transmission resources for data transmission between a source node and a sink node; when the source node is the FTN-ACC, the sink node is the FTN-AGG; when the source node is the FTN-AGG, the sink node is the FTN-ACC;
the shared channel is a statistical multiplexing channel that uses dynamically allocated transmission resources for transmission between any two adjacent transmission nodes, wherein the shared channel is a transmission path between two FTN-ACCs, or a transmission path between the FTN-ACC and the FTN-AGG;
the hybrid channel comprises a direct connection path and a shared path, wherein the direct connection path is a path that uses predetermined and pre-allocated transmission resources for transmission between transmission nodes; the shared path is a path that uses dynamically allocated transmission resources for transmission between the transmission nodes; and each of the transmission nodes is the FTN-ACC or the FTN-AGG.

US Pat. No. 10,972,940

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A TIMER FOR PROCESSING DATA BLOCKS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of operating a timer for processing data blocks in a receiver of a mobile communications system, the method comprising:based on the timer not running, starting, by the receiver, the timer based on a sequence number of a data block being higher than a sequence number of another data block that was first expected to be received;
based on the timer expiring, starting, by the receiver, the timer based on a highest sequence number of a data block among data blocks that cannot be delivered to a higher entity; and
based on the timer started based on the highest sequence number expiring, delivering, by the receiver, to the higher entity, correctly received data blocks up to a next not received data block.

US Pat. No. 10,972,939

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING MAC PDU IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving a medium access control (MAC) packet data unit (PDU) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving the MAC PDU transmitted by a base station;
ignoring a sub-header and a payload portion corresponding to the sub-header and processing other sub-headers and payload portions corresponding to the other sub-headers, in case that the MAC PDU is received through a multicast channel (MCH) and a reserved value is included in the sub-header of the MAC PDU; and
discarding the MAC PDU in case that the MAC PDU is associated with a unicast and is received through a downlink shared channel (DL-SCH) and the MAC PDU includes a reserved value.

US Pat. No. 10,972,938

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA PACKET IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a first base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message including at least one packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) configuration information each of which corresponds to each data radio bearer (DRB), wherein the PDCP configuration information includes PDCP duplication information indicating whether a corresponding DRB is configured with PDCP duplication;
receiving, from the first base station, a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE) activating the PDCP duplication for a DRB configured with the PDCP duplication; generating, at a PDCP entity, a first PDCP protocol data unit (PDU) for the DRB and a second PDCP PDU which is a duplicate of the first PDCP PDU;
submitting the first PDCP PDU to a primary radio link control (RLC) entity and the second PDCP PDU to a secondary RLC entity; and
transmitting the first PDCP PDU to the first base station and the second PDCP PDU to a second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,972,937

GROUP INDICATOR FOR CODE BLOCK GROUP BASED RETRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A scheduling entity comprising:first means for receiving a first uplink (UL) transmission comprising a plurality of first code block groups (CBGs) from a first user equipment (UE) and a second UL transmission comprising a plurality of second CBGs from a second UE;
second means for determining decoding error in one or more CBGs among the first CBGs and the second CBGs;
third means for generating a CBG failure mask indicating the decoding error, the CBG failure mask configured to indicate one or more time-frequency domain regions covering the one or more CBGs with the decoding error; and
fourth means for transmitting the CBG failure mask to the first UE and the second UE to facilitate retransmission of the CBGs indicated by the CBG failure mask.

US Pat. No. 10,972,936

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DATA SHUNTING

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for shunting data between a first base station and a second base station, wherein the method, which is applied to a system comprising the first and second base stations, comprises:obtaining, by the first base station, a first quality of a service parameter for the data;
sending, by the first base station, a second quality of the service parameter to the second base station via a control plane interface between the first and the second base stations, wherein the second quality of the service parameter is associated with the first quality of the service parameter;
receiving, by the second base station, the second quality of the service parameter via the control plane interface;
establishing, by the first base station, a tunnel with the second base station in order for the first base station to shunt at least part of the data to the second base station, wherein the second quality of the service parameter is associated with the tunnel;
establishing, by the second base station, the tunnel with the first base station;
sending, by the first base station, a first part of the data to a user equipment according to the first quality of the service parameter;
sending, by the first base station, a second part of the data to the second base station via the tunnel;
receiving, by the second base station, the second part of the data via the tunnel; and
sending, by the second base station, the second part of the data to the user equipment according to the second quality of the service parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,972,935

METHOD FOR PERFORMING REFLECTIVE QUALITY OF SERVICE (QOS) IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND A DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a downlink (DL) Service Data Adaptation Protocol (SDAP) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) via a DL Data Radio Bearer (DRB), wherein the DL SDAP PDU comprises a DL SDAP header that is prepended to DL Data, and the DL SDAP header comprises (i) a Quality of service Flow Identification (QFI), (ii) a first indication related to a Quality of Service (QoS) flow for an Access Stratum (AS) level;
based on the first indication being set to ‘1’: storing, by a SDAP entity of the UE, a QoS flow to DRB mapping rule of the DL SDAP PDU as a QoS flow to DRB mapping rule for uplink (UL) transmission; and
based on the first indication being set to ‘0’: not storing the QoS flow to DRB mapping rule of the DL SDAP PDU as the QoS flow to DRB mapping rule for UL transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,972,934

END-TO-END PRIORITIZATION FOR MOBILE BASE STATION

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:establishing, in a multi Radio Access Technology (RAT) network, a first backhaul bearer at a base station with a first core network, the first backhaul bearer established by a backhaul user equipment (UE) at the base station, the first backhaul bearer having a single priority parameter, the first backhaul bearer terminating at a first packet data network gateway in the first core network, the first backhaul bearer for carrying data from a plurality of UEs attached at the base station to the first core network;
establishing an encrypted internet protocol (IP) tunnel between the base station and a coordinating gateway in communication with the first core network and a second core network;
facilitating, for at least one UE attached at the base station, establishment of a plurality of UE data bearers encapsulated in the secure IP tunnel, the plurality of UE data bearers terminating at a second packet data network gateway in the second core network and having a plurality of individual priority parameters for prioritized traffic control at the second core network;
transmitting prioritized data of the plurality of UE data bearers via the first backhaul bearer and the coordinating gateway to the second core network; and
establishing a second backhaul bearer at the base station having a second priority parameter, where the first backhaul bearer is a dedicated bearer to be used for prioritized traffic, and the second backhaul bearer is a default bearer to be used for non-prioritized traffic.

US Pat. No. 10,972,933

QOS SUPPORT IN WIRELESS BACKHAUL NETWORKS USING CELLULAR RADIO-ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications for a relay node, comprising:receiving a configuration for a first radio channel with a first priority and a first priority ID, and receiving a configuration for a second radio channel with a second priority and a second priority ID;
receiving a configuration for a third radio channel with a first mapping to the first priority, and receiving a configuration for a fourth radio channel with a second mapping to the second priority;
forwarding packets from the third radio channel to the first radio channel based on the first mapping and inserting the first priority ID into a header in the packets from the third radio channel; and
forwarding packets from the fourth radio channel to the second radio channel based on the second mapping, and inserting the second priority ID into a header in the packets from the fourth radio channel.

US Pat. No. 10,972,932

METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS RELATING TO DATA RADIO BEARER INACTIVITY

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

6. A distributed unit for a base station, the base station further comprising a centralized unit, the distributed unit comprising processing circuitry and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the processing circuitry, cause the distributed unit to:determine inactivity of one or more data radio bearers, established between the distributed unit and a user equipment, for carrying user data;
determine a level of activity of one or more signaling radio bearers, established between the distributed unit and the user equipment, for carrying control data; and
determine, based on the level of activity of the one or more signaling radio bearers, whether to transmit, to the centralized unit, a report message comprising an indication of the inactivity of the one or more data radio bearers.

US Pat. No. 10,972,931

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING DATA TRANSMISSION IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method performed by a proxy device in a communication system, the method comprising:determining whether a difference between a first speed of a first connection between a first device and the proxy device and a second speed of a second connection between a second device and the proxy device is larger than a first threshold;
determine a first threshold parameter according to the determination, wherein the first threshold parameter comprises a receiver window (RWND); and
determining a second threshold parameter for a data transmission or a data reception, wherein the determining the second threshold parameter comprises determining a congestion window (CWND) based on at least one of whether an application is sensitive to a delay or not and a network utilization; and
performing the data transmission and the data reception based on the first threshold parameter and the second threshold parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,972,930

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:acquiring, by a terminal, operating parameters of second carriers of a cell from a first carrier of the cell, a frequency band where the first carrier is located being lower than frequency bands where the second carriers are located;
measuring, by the terminal, the second carriers of the cell according to the operating parameters of the second carriers of the cell to obtain measurement results for the second carriers of the cell;
actively determining, by the terminal, a target carrier from the second carriers of the cell according to the measurement results for the second carriers of the cell; and
communicating, by the terminal, with a base station through the target carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,972,929

CHANNEL STATE REPORTING METHOD IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for reporting channel state information (CSI) based on a CSI-reference signal (CSI-RS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a plurality of CSI configurations from a single network node, wherein each of the plurality of CSI configurations includes information regarding (i) a period and (ii) a measurement resource;
receiving a trigger signal for the plurality of CSI configurations to determine, among the plurality of CSI configurations, a first CSI configuration including information regarding (i) a first period and (ii) a first measurement resource, wherein the trigger signal includes a stage index indicating one of (i) no trigger, (ii) a digital beam selection, (iii) a partial band selection, or (iv) a CSI tracking;
receiving the CSI-RS on the first measurement resource; and
transmitting a CSI report for the first measurement resource with the first period, according to the first CSI configuration determined based on the trigger signal not having the stage index indicating (i) no trigger,
wherein the CSI report includes information based on the stage index of the trigger signal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,928

SUBSCRIBER DATA ANALYSIS AND GRAPHICAL RENDERING

1. A method, comprising:adjusting, by a system comprising a processor, a first index value to a second index value, wherein the first index value is associated with subscriber data, and is representative of a number of disconnection events determined to be expected at a defined location based on a percentage of a number of subscriber devices represented by the subscriber data at the defined location;
determining, by the system, that the second index value reflects an over-indexing condition representative of an over-indexing of network equipment and reflects a degree of the over-indexing; and
electronically displaying, by the system, a three-dimensional map illustrating a data relationship associated with a degree to which the number of disconnection events are over-indexing, wherein the three-dimensional map is electronically displayed in a format for display on a user interface of a mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,972,927

METHOD FOR MONITORING CONTROL SIGNAL OF TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL USING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of monitoring a control signal in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, from a base station (BS), a synchronization signal/physical broadcast channel block (SSB);
determining a plurality of control resource sets (CORESETs) in which there is overlap between physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) monitoring occasions;
selecting a first CORESET, among the plurality of CORESETs, for monitoring;
determining that a first CSI-RS of the first CORESET is related with the SSB;
determining that a second CSI-RS of a second CORESET, among the plurality of CORESETs, is also related with the SSB; and
based on the first CSI-RS of the first CORESET and the second CSI-RS of the second CORESET both being related with the SSB: monitoring at least one PDCCH in both the first CORESET and in the second CORESET.

US Pat. No. 10,972,926

MECHANISM TO SUPPORT RRM MEASUREMENT IN NEW RADIO ACCESS SYSTEM WITH BEAMFORMING

MediaTek Singapore Pte Lt...

1. A method comprising:measuring multiple transmission (TX) beams by a user equipment (UE) in a new radio (NR) system with multiple cells, wherein each cell of the NR system has multiple TX beams, and wherein the UE has multiple receiving (RX) beams for each TX beam;
storing measurement results for all TX-RX pairs of each corresponding cell in a measurement matrix for the corresponding cell indexed by corresponding TX beam identification (ID) and RX beam ID;
calculating a consolidation measurement for each cell from one or more qualified TX-RX pairs for each corresponding cell based on a consolidation rule;
generating a measurement report based the consolidated measurement result; and
sending the measurement report to the NR network.

US Pat. No. 10,972,925

ULTRA RELIABLE LINK DESIGN

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by a first wireless communication device, comprising:measuring a condition of a wireless channel;
generating at least one channel side information feedback message that provides information on a relationship of a set of parameters based on the measured condition of the wireless channel, the set of parameters comprising a data rate parameter, an error probability parameter, and at least one of a deadline parameter or a transmission link parameter;
estimating a value of each parameter in a first subset of the set of parameters based on a given value for each parameter in a remaining subset of the set of parameters, wherein the first subset comprises the error probability parameter that is estimated based on a plurality of different radio links; and
transmitting the at least one channel side information feedback message to a second wireless communication device, the at least one channel side information feedback message comprising at least the data rate parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,972,924

BEAM-BASED MULTI-CONNECTION COMMUNICATION METHOD, TERMINAL DEVICE, AND NETWORK DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A beam-based multi-connection communication method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device via a first beam of the terminal device and a plurality of sub-beams of a network device, downlink reference signals from the network device;
measuring, by the terminal device, signal quality of the plurality of sub-beams of the network device based on the downlink reference signals;
based on measuring the signal quality of the plurality of sub-beams of the network device, determining, by the terminal device, a first beam pair, wherein a first sub-beam of the network device and the first beam of the terminal device form the first beam pair;
sending, by the terminal device, attribute information of the first sub-beam of the network device to the network device via the first beam of the terminal device;
establishing, by the terminal device, a first connection to the first sub-beam of the network device via the first beam of the terminal device;
measuring, by the terminal device, a plurality of beams of the network device which are in an unconnected state to obtain measurement results; and
based on the measurement results, replacing, by the terminal device, the first connection with a second connection to the network device via a second beam pair, wherein replacing the first connection with the second connection comprises deleting the first connection and adding the second connection, and wherein replacing the first connection with the second connection is further based on a quantity of beam connections of the terminal device having reached a maximum beam connection threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,972,923

INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND DEVICE

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. An information processing method, comprising:obtaining link state information of a target link;
determining whether a link exception exists in the target link or not according to the link state information; and
in a case that the link exception is determined to exist in the target link, transmitting link exception indication information to a primary node, wherein the link exception indication information is used to indicate to the primary node that the link exception exists in the target link,
the link exception indication information comprises at least one of link quality deterioration indication information or data transmission state information,
in a case that the link exception indication information comprises the data transmission state information, the data transmission state information comprises:
sequence numbers of contents in a first type of data packets, sequence numbers of contents in a second type of data packets, and sequence numbers of contents in a third type of data packets;
wherein, the contents in the first type of data packets comprise Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) Protocol Data Units (PDUs) having been transmitted through an air-interface and acknowledged by a correspondence end; the contents in the second type of data packets comprise PDCP PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface but not being acknowledged by the correspondence end; the contents in the third type of data packets comprise PDCP PDUs not being transmitted through the air-interface; or
the contents in the first type of data packets comprise Radio Link Control (RLC) PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface and acknowledged by the correspondence end; the contents in the second type of data packets comprise RLC PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface but not being acknowledged by the correspondence end; the contents in the third type of data packets comprise RLC PDUs having not been transmitted through the air-interface;
or
in a case that the link exception indication information comprises the data transmission state information, the data transmission state information comprises a maximum sequence number corresponding to contents in a first type of data packets, and a maximum sequence number corresponding to contents in a second type of data packets;
the maximum sequence number corresponding to contents in the first type of data packets is smaller than or equal to the maximum sequence number corresponding to contents in the second type of data packets,
wherein the contents in the first type of data packets comprise: Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) Protocol Data Units (PDUs) having been transmitted through the air-interface continuously and acknowledged by a correspondence end; the contents in the second type of data packets comprise: PDCP PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface; or
the contents in the first type of data packets comprise: Radio Link Control (RLC) PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface continuously and acknowledged by the correspondence end; the contents in the second type of data packets comprise RLC PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface;
or
in a case that the link exception indication information comprises the data transmission state information, the data transmission state information comprises a maximum sequence number corresponding to contents in a fifth type of data packets, and sequence numbers of contents in a second type of data packets; the sequence numbers of contents in the second type of data packets are smaller than the maximum sequence number corresponding to the contents in the fifth type of data packets;
the contents in the fifth type of data packets comprise Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) Protocol Data Units (PDUs) having been transmitted through an air-interface, and the contents in the second type of data packets comprise PDCP PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface but not being acknowledged (ACK) by a correspondence end; or
the contents in the fifth type of data packets comprise Radio Link Control (RLC) PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface; the contents in the second type of data packets comprise RLC PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface but not being acknowledged by the correspondence end;
or
in a case that the link exception indication information comprises the data transmission state information, the data transmission state information comprises sequence numbers of contents of data packets having been transmitted through an air-interface and/or sequence numbers of contents of data packets not being transmitted through the air-interface;
the contents of data packets having been transmitted through the air-interface comprise Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) Protocol Data Units (PDUs) having been transmitted through the air-interface; the contents of data packets not being transmitted through the air-interface comprise PDCP PDUs not being transmitted through the air-interface; or
the contents of data packets having been transmitted through the air-interface comprise Radio Link Control (RLC) PDUs having been transmitted through the air-interface; the contents of data packets not being transmitted through the air-interface comprise RLC PDUs not being transmitted through the air-interface;
or
in a case that the link exception indication information comprises the data transmission state information, the data transmission state information comprises a maximum sequence number corresponding to contents of data packets having been transmitted through an air-interface, and the contents of data packets having been transmitted through the air-interface comprise Radio Link Control (RLC) Protocol Data Units (PDUs) having been transmitted through the air-interface.

US Pat. No. 10,972,922

MULTI-STAGE SEGMENTED DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION WITH REDUCED OVERHEAD

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining that first downlink control information, used to configure a first data channel between a first base station device and a mobile device, and second downlink control information, used to configure a second data channel between a second base station device and the mobile device, comprise redundant downlink control information, and that the redundant downlink control information has been transmitted by the second base station device to the mobile device via a second downlink control channel; and
in response to the determining, instructing the first base station device to transmit non-redundant portions of the first downlink control information to the mobile device via a first downlink control channel between the first base station device and the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,972,921

WIRELESS SIGNAL STRENGTH OPTIMIZER

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

18. A non-transitory processor-readable storage medium comprising machine-readable instructions that cause a processor to:parse activity logs of a plurality of network entities within a wireless communication network, the plurality of network entities including at least mobile devices serviced by the wireless communication network;
obtain a plurality of token sets from an output generated by parsing the activity logs, wherein each of the token sets includes tokens with phrases having two or more words;
generate a plurality of multilevel token sets by selecting tokens from each of the plurality of token sets;
select a multilevel token set from the plurality of multilevel token sets to construct a wireless signal strength driver model;
determine topics from latent structures identified from the activity logs;
create clusters of homogenous logs from the activity logs using groupings of tokens from one or more of the plurality of multilevel token sets;
generate the wireless signal strength driver model by combining features including the selected multilevel token set and the topics wherein target independent variables for the wireless signal strength driver model include tags of the homogenous logs;
identify drivers of wireless signal strength from the wireless signal strength driver model;
determine effects of the drivers on the wireless signal strength; and
effect processes in one or more of the plurality of network entities for improving wireless signal strength at one or more of the mobile devices based on the determination regarding the drivers affecting the wireless signal strength.

US Pat. No. 10,972,920

FLEXIBLE RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT (RRM) MEASUREMENTS FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:receiving signaling indicating one or more frequency subbands of a frequency band within an operating frequency band of a current serving cell for performing reference signal (RS) metric measurements, wherein the receiving comprises receiving signaling indicating at least two frequency subbands for performing the measurements;
receiving signaling indicating whether to report the measurements taken over the at least two frequency subbands separately or to average the measurements taken over the at least two frequency subbands;
performing the measurements on the one or more frequency subbands, comprising performing a reference signal received power (RSRP) measurement over a narrow band and performing a reference signal strength indicator (RSSI) measurement over a wider band and computing a reference signal received quality (RSRQ) based on the measured RSRP and RSSI; and
reporting the measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,972,919

WEDGE SHAPED CELLS IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SMARTSKY NETWORKS, LLC, ...

1. A network for providing air-to-ground (ATG) wireless communication in various cells, comprising:a set of base stations each including respective antenna arrays each defining a first directional radiation pattern having a wedge shaped coverage area in a vertical plane over a semicircular shaped coverage area in a horizontal plane, the set of base stations being arranged with overlapping coverage areas such that a coverage area vertically above most of the base stations of the set of base stations is provided by an adjacent base station; and
at least one base station for which coverage vertically above the at least one base station is provided by a patch antenna, the patch antenna being provided at an uptilt angle relative to the first directional radiation pattern to define a second directional radiation pattern,
wherein the first set of base stations and the at least one base station are each configured to wirelessly communicate with a radio disposed on an aircraft flying through the first directional radiation pattern of the respective antenna arrays of the first set of base stations and a coverage area of the patch antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,972,918

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILE NETWORK DESIGNING

Elisa Oyj, Helsinki (FI)...

1. A method for a mobile network, which mobile network is formed of cells, wherein the method comprises determining a weight factor between two cells of the mobile network, which determination of the weight factor comprisescalculating a distance factor between the cells,
calculating an angle factor between the cells, wherein said angle factor indicates how perpendicularly antennas of base stations of the cells are directed towards each other, and
determining the weight factor between the cells with an exponential function of the distance factor and the angle factor; and
using the determined weight factor for designing, optimization, or configuration of the mobile network.

US Pat. No. 10,972,917

SIGNALING ATTACK PREVENTION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A signaling attack prevention method, comprising:receiving a general packet radio service (GPRS) Tunneling Protocol (GTP-C) message from a serving gateway (SGW), wherein the GTP-C message comprises a source Internet Protocol (IP) address of the SGW;
determining whether the GTP-C message is received from an eighth data interface (S8);
determining whether a first characteristic parameter of the GTP-C message is valid when the GTP-C message is received from the S8, wherein the first characteristic parameter comprises at least one of an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI) of a user or an identifier of a message source end of the GTP-C message, and wherein determining whether the first characteristic parameter of the GTP-C message is valid comprises:
determining the first characteristic parameter comprises the identifier of the message source end of the GTP-C message;
determining whether the source IP address of the SGW belongs to a preset IP address set;
determining that the identifier of the message source end of the GTP-C message is not a valid identifier when the source IP address of the SGW does not belong to the preset IP address set;
sending the source IP address of the SGW to a home subscriber server (HSS) to enable the HSS to determine whether the source IP address of the SGW belongs to the preset IP address set;
receiving a home operator determining result from the HSS; and
determining that the identifier of the message source end of the GTP-C message is not the valid identifier when the home operator determining result from the HSS is that the source IP address of the SGW does not belong to the preset IP address set; and
discarding the GTP-C message or returning, to the SGW, a GTP-C response message carrying an error code cause value when the first characteristic parameter of the GTP-C message is invalid.

US Pat. No. 10,972,916

INSTANT SECURE WIRELESS NETWORK SETUP

SONICWALL INC., Milpitas...

1. A method for configuring wireless mesh devices, the method comprising:receiving authentication information utilizing a low power wireless communication signal at a mobile device, the authentication information sent from a new wireless mesh device of a plurality of wireless mesh devices;
generating a profile for configuring the plurality of wireless mesh devices according to the authentication information received by the mobile device;
sending registration information to a computer via a type of wireless communication signal that is different than the low power wireless communication signal, the registration information including the authentication information, information that identifies the mobile device, and information that identifies the profile for configuring the plurality of wireless mesh devices, wherein the registration information is secured as a result of having being sent during a secure communication session between the mobile device and the computer; and
receiving a message via the secure communication session that identifies that the new wireless mesh device has been registered as part of a registered wireless mesh network including the plurality of wireless mesh devices.

US Pat. No. 10,972,915

METHOD OF CONTROLLING HOTSPOT ACCESS ON MULTI-BAND ACCESS POINT

ARRIS ENTERPRISES LLC, S...

1. A method for controlling access to a hotspot service provided through a gateway device, comprising the steps of:receiving an initialization request from a device seeking to join the hotspot service;
tracking a unique identifier associated with the device;
comparing, by a dynamic host configuration protocol (DHCP) relay, the number of devices currently connected to the hotspot service to a maximum connected device limit permitted by the gateway device, wherein the number of devices currently connected to the hotspot service is derived from the tracking; and
if the number of currently connected devices is less than the maximum connected device limit, approving the initialization request.

US Pat. No. 10,972,914

IMAGE SHARING METHOD AND SYSTEM, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An image sharing system, comprising:a second electronic device; and
a first electronic device comprising a touchscreen and communicatively coupled w the second electronic device, wherein the first electronic device is configured to:
display a home screen on the touchscreen, wherein the home screen comprises an icon of an album application;
detect a first gesture of a first user on the icon of the album application;
display a plurality of albums in response to detecting the first gesture;
establish a Bluetooth link with the second electronic device;
send face feature information to the second electronic device over the Bluetooth link;
receive a matching result from the second electronic device over the Bluetooth link;
display a first sharing reminder when the matching result is matching success information, wherein the first sharing reminder indicates whether the first user wants to share images corresponding to the face feature information with a second user;
detect a second gesture on the first sharing reminder;
display a second sharing reminder and a plurality of images comprising, the face feature information, wherein the plurality of images are images of the plurality of albums, and wherein the second sharing reminder indicates whether the first user wants to share the plurality of images with the second user;
detect a third gesture on the second sharing reminder; and
in response, to the third gesture:
establish a Wi-Fi link with the second electronic device; and
send the plurality of images comprising the face feature information to the second electronic device over the Wi-Fi link,
wherein the second electronic device is configured to:
establish the Bluetooth link with the first electronic device;
receive the face feature information from the first electronic device over the Bluetooth link;
match the face feature information with stored second user face feature information;
send the matching result to the first electronic device over the Bluetooth link;
establish the Wi-Fi link with the first electronic device;
display a third sharing reminder regarding whether the second user wants to accept the plurality of images comprising the face feature information;
receive the plurality of images over the link after displaying the third sharing reminder;
generate a sub-album in an album application after receiving the plurality of images, wherein a name of the sub-album indicates that the sub-album can store images shared by the first electronic device; and
store the plurality of images in the sub-album.

US Pat. No. 10,972,913

METHOD FOR PERFORMING V2X COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for supporting, by a base station, a user equipment (UE) to perform vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication with a vehicle through a PC5 interface in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a radio resource connection (RRC) connection request message from the UE,
receiving a sidelink UE information message for requesting a resource allocation for the V2X communication through the PC5 interface from the UE in a limited service state;
checking whether the UE has a capability to use the V2X communication with an emergency packet data network (PDN) connection or whether the UE is authorized to perform the V2X communication; and
allocating a resource for the V2X communication when the UE has the capability to use the V2X communication with the emergency (PDN) connection or the UE is authorized to perform the V2X communication,
wherein it is determined that the UE has the emergency PDN connection when the RRC connection request message includes an RRC establishment cause or indication set by an emergency call and/or the V2X communication.

US Pat. No. 10,972,912

DYNAMIC ESTABLISHMENT OF TRUST BETWEEN LOCALLY CONNECTED DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:obtaining, from a hub device, a request for determining whether the hub device is a trusted communication device for a short-range communication device and a public cryptographic key generated by the short-range communication device and corresponding to a private cryptographic key of a public/private key pair, the request digitally signed by the short range communication device, and the request and the public cryptographic key transmitted to the hub device through a short-range communication channel;
as a result of authenticating the request from the hub device based at least in part of the digital signature of the request and determining that the hub device is the trusted communication device based at least in part on constructing a query using information of the request as query parameters, generating a response to the request, the response indicating whether the hub device is the trusted communication device for the short-range communication device, wherein the hub device is allowed to establish a network connection with the short-range communication device as a result of the short-range communication device determining that, based at least in part on the response, the hub device can be the trusted communication device for the short-range communication device;
encrypting the response to the request by using the public cryptographic key provided by the short-range communication device; and
providing the encrypted response to the hub device through another communication channel different from the short-range communication channel to cause the hub device to forward the encrypted response to the short-range communication device through the short-range communication channel to allow the short-range communication device to determine, based at least in part on the encrypted response, whether the hub device is the trusted communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,972,911

LOCATION-BASED CREDENTIAL SELECTION FOR WIRELESS TRANSACTIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device comprising:a memory configured to store a map module that includes a location of a terminal, wherein the terminal comprises a fast passage gate, wherein the map module indicates one or more eligible credentials of a plurality of credentials, wherein the one or more eligible credentials are compatible with the fast passage gate;
a wireless radio;
a secure transaction subsystem configured to store the plurality of credentials; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the memory, the secure transaction subsystem, and the wireless radio, wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, via the wireless radio, a poll message;
in response to receiving the poll message, send, via the wireless radio, a response message;
subsequent to sending the response message, receive, via the wireless radio, location information;
based at least in part on the location information, determine that a distance between the electronic device and the terminal is less than a predetermined distance, wherein the predetermined distance varies based on a rate at which the electronic device approaches the terminal;
in response to determining the distance between the electronic device and the terminal is less than the predetermined distance, present the one or more eligible credentials of the plurality of credentials, wherein a length of time for presenting the one or more eligible credentials varies based on the rate at which the electronic device approaches the terminal;
select a credential from the one or more eligible credentials; and
initiate a transaction with the terminal using the selected credential.

US Pat. No. 10,972,910

RESTRICTING COMMUNICATION USING OPERATOR DETERMINED BARRING

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication system comprising:receiving at a network node a request from a wireless device to establish communication with a first access node;
receiving at the network node an indication from an authorization node that the wireless device is not authorized to communicate with the first access node;
transmitting from the network node to the wireless device a message denying the request to establish communication with the first access node based on the indication from the authorization node;
receiving at the network node a request from the wireless device to establish communication with a second access node;
determining at the network node that the wireless device is authorized to establish communication with the second access node;
transmitting from the network node to the wireless device a message granting the request to establish communication with the second access node;
transmitting from the network node to the second access node an indication that the wireless device is not authorized to communicate with the first access node; and
based on the indication, instructing the second access node not to handover the wireless device from the second access node to the first access node.

US Pat. No. 10,972,909

SYNCHED GROUP KEY REKEYING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A device, the device comprising processing circuitry coupled to storage, the processing circuitry configured to:determine a first security key used for group-addressed management frames;
perform a security key rekeying to use a second security key in place of the first security key;
cause to send the second security key to a first station device of one or more station devices;
cause to send a first beacon frame comprising a switch announcement information element (IE) associated with the second security key, wherein the switch announcement IE comprises one or more fields, wherein the one or more fields include an element ID field, a length field, one or more new key IDs, and a switch count, and wherein the switch count is an integer value associated with a time to use at least one of the one or more new key IDs;
cause to send a second beacon frame, wherein the second beacon frame does not comprise the switch announcement IE; and
determine to switch to the second security key based on the switch announcement IE.

US Pat. No. 10,972,908

WIRELESS NETWORK CONNECTION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for sending information required by a user terminal, comprising:scanning a graphical code to acquire graphical code information carried in the graphical code, the graphical code information comprises encryption information acquired by encrypting an identifier of configuration information of an extended information and a preset identifier for identifying that the encryption information for implementing the extended information; wherein the configuration information is input by a user on a server;
decrypting the encryption information to acquire the configuration information of the extended information, wherein decrypting the encryption information comprises:
identifying, according to the preset identifier, the encryption information in the graphical code information;
decrypting the encryption information to acquire the identifier of the configuration information, wherein the identifier of the configuration information is an identifier allocated for the configuration information by the server after the configuration information of the extended information is received;
sending the identifier to the server;
receiving the configuration information returned, according to the identifier, by the server which further comprises: receiving modified configuration information returned, according to the identifier without updating the graphical code, by the server, in a case that the configuration information of the extended information is modified at the server; and
implementing the extended information by using the configuration information, wherein the method is performed on a user terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,907

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BLUETOOTH-BASED MULTI-END TO MULTI-END COMMUNICATION

1. A method for Bluetooth-based multi-end to multi-end communication comprising:a step of authorizing and monitoring private data group communication comprising: obtaining, through a short-term connection-oriented communication, a UUID of a device that needs to receive private data, corresponding the UUID to a private label according to a private label allocation table and storing the UUID in a mapping table within a broadcast host; and looking-up the mapping table to determine if data to be sent contains private information targeted for a specific receiving object group and if the private label is valid; and if yes, proceeding to a step of private communication encryption according to a filtering rule required by the specific receiving object group, otherwise proceeding to a step of Bluetooth broadcast payload sending;
the step of private communication encryption comprising: determining whether encryption is required; if encryption is required, then performing dynamical encryption based on the private label and proceeding to the step of Bluetooth broadcast payload sending; and if encryption is not required, proceeding to the step of Bluetooth broadcast payload sending; and
the step of Bluetooth broadcast payload sending comprising: encapsulating unencrypted data or encrypted data and broadcasting it.

US Pat. No. 10,972,906

MULTI-LINE MOBILE SERVICE WITH DYNAMIC MSISDN ASSOCIATION

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method, comprising:storing, in a database accessible to a network proxy, information associating a mobile device with a plurality of Mobile Station International Subscriber Directory Numbers (MSISDNs), wherein the information identifies a first MSISDN as active and enabled for use in incoming and outgoing communications at the mobile device, and a second MSISDN as active but not enabled;
updating, in response to a change message received from the mobile device, the database to indicate that the second MSISDN is active and enabled and that the first MSISDN is active but not enabled;
causing, based at least on the database being updated in response to the change message, an update message to be transmitted to the network proxy, the update message comprising an indication that the first MSISDN is to be disabled and the second MSISDN is to be enabled for the mobile device; and
in response to updating the database, associating the second MSISDN with the mobile device at a mobile network switch by transmitting subscriber data associated with the second MSISDN from the network proxy to the mobile network switch.

US Pat. No. 10,972,905

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR STREAMING AUDIO AND VIDEO

ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC, Ev...

1. A wirelessly enabled mirror adapted for use in an indoor environment with a user device, comprising:a mirror, the mirror has a front side and a back side, the mirror is configured to be used in a room of the indoor environment;
a wireless data system, the wireless data system includes a wireless data module, the wireless data system is fixed to the back side of the mirror, the wireless data module is configured to communicate with the user device and to receive a wireless stream of data from the user device; and
a data output interface, the data output interface is coupled with the mirror and is configured to receive data from the wireless data module, wherein the data is derived from the wireless stream of data, the wirelessly enabled mirror is configured to receive a primary source of alternating current (AC) electrical power from the indoor environment.

US Pat. No. 10,972,904

HANDLING MOBILE DEVICE ADMINISTRATION IN ANCHORLESS MOBILE NETWORKS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for execution in a first access node of a mobile network, the method comprising:receiving, by the first access node, a service request from an electronic device associated with a second access node in the mobile network;
creating, by the first access node, a record associated with the electronic device, the record comprising information associated with at least one of: a policies rule associated with the electronic device, a metrics rule associated with the electronic device, a policing rule associated with the electronic device, and an internetworking rule associated with the electronic device;
updating, by the first access node, the record associated with the electronic device in accordance with at least one of traffic received from the electronic device and traffic sent towards the electronic device;
receiving, by the first access node, a second record associated with the electronic device from the second access node; and
creating, by the first access node, a synchronized record associated with the electronic device, the synchronized record being synchronized between the first access node and the second access node, the synchronized record comprising information associated with at least one of: a policies rule associated with the electronic device, a metrics rule associated with the electronic device, a policing rule associated with the electronic device, and an internetworking rule associated with the electronic device, in accordance with the updated record and the received second record.

US Pat. No. 10,972,903

LOADING OF SUBSCRIPTION PROFILE INTO AN EMBEDDED SIM CARD

ORANGE, Paris (FR)

1. A method for installing a subscription profile, taken out with an operator of a mobile telecommunication network, on a mobile communication terminal containing an embedded subscriber identification module, comprising:sending a name resolution request to a domain name server, said request comprising an identifier of a network element enabling the triggering of the loading of the profile, wherein the identifier of the network element takes the form of a name in DNS format of the “provisioning.platform.domain.ltd” type in which:
“provisioning.platform” is an identifier of the subdomain of the network in which a provisioning server is located,
“domain” is a registered identifier of the domain of the network in which the provisioning server is located, and
“ltd” is a generic identifier of the domain on which the provisioning server resides;
receiving, in response to said request, a response message containing a network address of said network element; and
sending a request to said network element by means of said network address in order to allow the triggering of the loading of the profile; and
after sending said request to said network element, loading the subscription profile into said embedded module from a provisioning server of the mobile telecommunication network.

US Pat. No. 10,972,902

MANAGING CONCURRENT ACCESS TO UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARDS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

13. A user equipment (UE) for wireless communication, comprising:a memory; and
one or more processors operatively coupled to the memory, the memory and the one or more processors configured to:
identify an ongoing operation associated with a file of a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) coupled to the UE;
identify a request to access the file during the ongoing operation;
suspend the request to access the file during the ongoing operation;
initiate a refresh procedure after completion of the ongoing operation;
determine that the refresh procedure has not concluded after expiration of a timer;
restart, prior to processing the request to access the file, the timer based on determining that the refresh procedure has not concluded; and
process the request to access the file after completion of the ongoing operation.

US Pat. No. 10,972,901

REMOTE SIM UNLOCK (RSU) IMPLEMENTATION USING BLOCKCHAIN

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A method, comprising:accessing, by a user equipment (UE), a blockchain during boot-up of the UE, wherein the blockchain is accessible to UEs of multiple carriers;
determining, by the UE during boot-up, that the blockchain indicates that the UE is subscriber identity module (SIM) locked to a carrier of the multiple carriers;
responsive to determining that the blockchain indicates that the UE is SIM locked to the carrier, disallowing, by the UE, attempts to register the UE with telecommunication networks that are not associated with the carrier;
determining, by the UE during boot-up, that the blockchain indicates that the UE is to be disabled; and
responsive to determining that the blockchain indicates that the UE is to be disabled, avoiding, by the UE, booting into a normal operating environment.

US Pat. No. 10,972,900

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING SELECTED ACCESS TO USER MOBILITY DATA BASED ON A QUALITY OF SERVICE

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. A method comprising:receiving a request from a user to receive a service from a service provider, wherein a quality of service of the service is dependent on historical mobility data associated with the user;
determining a first part of the historical mobility data that is to be provided to the service provider to receive the service;
determining a second part of the historical mobility data that is predicted to increase the quality of service of the service; and
providing a user interface for the user to select between the first part, the second part, another part, or a combination thereof of the historical mobility data to provide to the service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,972,899

MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENHANCER

8. A system comprising one or more processors and a memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:determining, by a mobility management enhancer, a data session associated with a device;
receiving, by the mobility management enhancer, service provider information from a service provider;
receiving, by the mobility management enhancer, network information from a network; and
determining, by the mobility management enhancer, an action associated with the data session based on the service provider information and the network information.

US Pat. No. 10,972,898

SYSTEM AND INTERFACE FOR CROSS ADMINISTRATION OR TECHNOLOGY DOMAIN NETWORK FUNCTIONS (NFS) INSTANTIATION AND CONFIGURATION FOR ROAMING USERS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. An operator management system (OMS) in a first administrative domain for supporting a user roaming from the first administrative domain to a second administrative domain within a network architecture, the OMS in the first administrative domain comprising:at least one management function entity among a service management function (SMF) entity, a network slice management function (NSMF) entity, a network slice subnet management function (NSSMF) entity, and an infrastructure management function (IMF) entity; and
at least one delegation entity configured to delegate a roaming management request to a corresponding management function entity of the OMS in the second administrative domain, wherein the OMS in the first administration domain is configured to:
generate and issue to an OMS in the second administrative domain, the roaming management request for roaming a user from the first administrative domain to the second administrative domain, over an inter-operator management interface (OP-OP interface); and
instruct the OMS in the second administrative domain to configure the second administrative domain based on the roaming management request to support the user roaming,
wherein the network architecture comprises a collection of interconnected network functions (NFs) deployed in a control plane (CP) and a user plane (UP); and
wherein the interconnected NFs comprise at least:
core network control plane functions (CN-CPFs); and
a core network user plane function (CN-UPF).

US Pat. No. 10,972,897

INTELLIGENT DATA ROUTING APPLICATION AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING A HOME MOBILE NETWORK OPERATOR WITH A LOCATION OF AN OUTBOUND ROAMER

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method of enabling a Home Mobile Network (HPMN) to identify a location of a User Equipment (UE) roaming within a Visited Mobile Network (VPMN), comprising:providing an Intelligent Data Routing (IDR) application, wherein the IDR application functions as a proxy between a VPMN Serving GPRS Support Node (SGSN) and a HPMN Gateway GPRS Support Node (GGSN), the IDR application being configured to execute the steps comprising:
receiving a Context Request message from the SGSN;
determining whether a Routing Area Identity (RAI) Information Element (IE) or a User Location Information (ULI) IE is present in the Context Request message;
responsive to the RAI IE being absent, populating the RAI IE of the Context Request message with a first set of values obtained from the SGSN to provide a populated RAI IE, or responsive to the ULI IE being absent, populating the ULI IE of the Context Request message with a second set of values obtained from the SGSN to provide a populated ULI IE; and
sending the Context Request message with the populated RAI IE or the populated ULI IE to the GGSN, thereby enabling the HPMN to identify a current location of the UE within the VPMN.

US Pat. No. 10,972,896

INTELLIGENT STEERING OF ROAMING FOR USER EQUIPMENT

T-MOBILE USA, INC., Bell...

1. A computer-implemented method to reduce a likelihood of a visitor network intercepting a roaming list pushed to a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving, from the UE located in the visitor network, a registration message to register with a home network, the registration message including an identifier of the UE;
responsive to receiving the registration message:
querying, by one or more processors, a steering controller using the identifier of the UE to obtain a roaming list customized for the UE; and
pushing, by the one or more processors the roaming list to the UE over a control plane interface.

US Pat. No. 10,972,895

MULTI-BSS DISCOVERY ASSISTANCE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication in a network, comprising:(a) a wireless communication circuit configured as a station for wirelessly communicating with at least one other station over a wireless network, each said station having at least one communications band in which the station can operate as an access point (AP), personal basic service set (PBSS) control point (PCP) or regular station, in either separate devices or as stations of a multi-station device each station of which can be joined to a different BSS; wherein a multiple-MAC station management entity (MM-SME) is incorporated in each multi-station device for coordinating operations across multiple medium access control (MAC) sublayers;
(b) a processor coupled to said wireless communication circuit within a station configured for operating on the wireless network; and
(c) a non-transitory memory storing instructions executable by the processor;
(d) wherein said instructions, when executed by the processor, perform steps comprising:
(i) performing directional communications with one or more other stations on the wireless network over directional antenna sectors selected from a plurality of directional antenna sectors;
(ii) receiving a discovery assistance request at this station from a first neighboring station which is seeking discovery assistance in discovering stations on the wireless network; and
(iii) forwarding the received discovery assistance request to one or more neighboring stations in a BSS of this station and to stations in a neighboring BSS, comprising:
(A) forwarding a discovery assistance request including a discovery assistance element and a directional multi-gigabit (DMG) capability element of the first neighboring station, to other stations in the BSS of this station; and
(B) forwarding the discovery assistance request through a multi-station device in response to receiving the discovery assistance request in a MAC layer management entity (MLME) of a station on the BSS from which the discovery assistance request was received, passing the discovery assistance request to the MM-SME which coordinates passing the discovery assistance request to the MLME of another station on the multi-station device which forwards the discovery assistance request to stations on a different BSS from the one in which it was received.

US Pat. No. 10,972,894

WIRELESS PAIRING SYSTEM AND METHOD THEREOF

SHENZHEN MINGZONG TECHNOL...

1. A wireless pairing system comprising an emitting terminal and a receiving terminal,wherein the emitting terminal comprises an emitting terminal storage unit, a traversal unit, a pairing unit and an emitting terminal wireless transceiver,
the emitting terminal storage unit is adapted to store an identifier list of the receiving terminals previously connected with the emitting terminal,
the traversal unit is adapted to send matching requests successively to the receiving terminals in the identifier list of the receiving terminals, until the emitting terminal wireless transceiver receives a matching response,
the pairing unit is adapted to transmit coupling requests to detectable receiving terminals on condition that the emitting terminal wireless transceiver receives no matching response returned by the receiving terminals in the identifier list of the receiving terminals within a first preset time,
the emitting terminal wireless transceiver is adapted to detect receiving the matching response or the coupling response, on condition of receiving the matching response or the coupling response, to determine the receiving terminal corresponding to the received matching response or the received coupling response as a target receiving terminal, and to set up a communication connection with the target receiving terminal;
wherein the receiving terminal comprises:
a receiving terminal storage unit, adapted to store an emitting terminal identifier of an emitting terminal last paired with the receiving terminal,
a detecting unit, adapted to detect receiving a matching request from the emitting terminal last paired with the receiving terminal;
a coupling receiver, adapted to detect receiving a coupling request, on condition that the detecting unit receives no matching request from the emitting terminal last paired with the receiving terminal; and
a receiving terminal wireless transceiver, adapted to determine the emitting terminal corresponding to received matching request or received coupling request as a target emitting terminal, on condition that the detecting unit receives the matching request or the coupling receiver receives the coupling request, and to build a communication connection with the target emitting terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,893

CELLULAR VEHICLE TO EVERYTHING ASSISTED NEXT GENERATION EMERGENCY CALL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, the method comprising:receiving a trigger for establishing an emergency call at a first vehicle, the emergency call trigger comprising an indication of a manual eCall or an indication of an automatic eCall triggered by an in-vehicle system (IVS);
determining, in response to the trigger, whether a communication system associated with the first vehicle successfully established a connection with a first cellular communication network supporting out-of-band cellular transmissions to a public safety access point (PSAP);
determining the communication system failed to establish the connection with the first cellular communication network;
searching for a second cellular communication network supporting in-band cellular transmissions to the PSAP in response to the communication system failing to establish the connection with the first cellular communication network;
searching for a second vehicle with peer-to-peer wireless access capability when the second cellular communication network is not found; and
transmitting vehicle related data to the second vehicle via the peer-to-peer wireless access capability when the second vehicle is found.

US Pat. No. 10,972,892

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION

Gordon Edward Phillips, ...

1. An emergency notification mobile application system executed on a processor of a mobile device comprising:a notification module executed on a processor of a mobile device capable of transmitting an alarm message to a pre-established contact, when a user responds to a pre-scheduled event;
said pre-scheduled event includes one or more from a group comprising a fake phone call, a fake incoming text message and an alarm, wherein said user response is directed towards said pre-scheduled event;
said alarm message is transmitted by one or more from the group comprising a text message, an email, and a messaging application, wherein said alarm message includes a preset message;
said preset message includes one or more from the group comprising a description, photos, videos and coordinates; and
said pre-established contact is selected from the group consisting of one of more of a friend, a family member, a third-party, a monitoring service, a personal emergency contact and a local emergency service.

US Pat. No. 10,972,891

AUTOMATED MEDICAL ITEM DELIVERY APPARATUS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

17. A computer program product for providing automated delivery of a medical item, the computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a processor to cause the processor to:receive registration information for a plurality of trained users, the registration information including a registration code indicating which medical item that a user is trained in a use, the registration information received from a computer-based registration application submitted by the plurality of trained users pursuant to a registration process;
verify that the registration code is valid;
register the user as a trained user in response to validating the registration code;
track locations of the trained users via an end user device of the trained users;
receive at least one of audio and video data;
analyze the at least one audio and video data to identify phrases, movements, positions, or actions indicative of a medical emergency;
identify a medical item that would assist in the medical emergency;
determine a location of the medical emergency;
identify a trained user that is trained to use the medical item near the location of the medical emergency based on whether the registration information of the trained user includes the registration code corresponding to the medical item;
dispatch an autonomous delivery device to deliver the medical item to the location of the medical emergency; and
alert the trained user that the medical item is being dispatched to the location of the medical emergency.

US Pat. No. 10,972,890

POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF POWER RECEIVING APPARATUS, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A power receiving apparatus comprising:a power receiving unit configured to wirelessly receive power from a power transmission apparatus;
a communication unit configured to perform communication based on a standard of Near Field Communication (NFC);
another communication unit configured to perform communication related to power reception control, with the power transmission apparatus and transmit, to the power transmission apparatus, a signal for inquiring whether the power transmission apparatus has detected an object performing the communication based on the standard of NFC;
a detection unit configured to detect the power transmission apparatus; and
a control unit configured to control, based on detection of the power transmission apparatus by the detection unit, the communication unit not to perform the communication based on the standard of NFC,
wherein the power receiving unit receives power after the control unit controls the communication unit not to perform the communication based on the standard of NFC.

US Pat. No. 10,972,889

DUAL-SYSTEM LOCK

1. A system lock comprising a mobile apparatus and a lockset, the lockset comprising:a combination lock; and
a near field communication circuit for communication with the mobile apparatus, the near field communication circuit being connected to the combination lock,
wherein the mobile apparatus is configured to transmit a signal to the near field communication circuit; the near field communication circuit is configured to determine and verify whether a verification code of the mobile apparatus is correct or not; if the near field communication circuit determines that the verification code of the mobile apparatus is correct, the near field communication circuit is configured to transmit a message with a number to the mobile apparatus, wherein the number is a correct unlocking number; if the near field communication circuit determines that the verification code of the mobile apparatus is incorrect, the near field communication circuit is configured not to transmit the message to the mobile apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,972,888

IOT DEVICES BASED MESSAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Best Network Systems Inc....

1. A system for application-less communication, the system comprising:an Internet-of-things backend system comprising IOT devices that implement proximity and physical web discovery services and implement a modified short-range wireless communication protocol stack for communicating with communication devices at a kernel level, wherein the communication devices use a notification access process that involves a template store, and the communication devices further retrieve notification log file process and access kernel services with a token or an authentication key; and
each of the communication devices receiving messages from the Internet-of-things backend system over a short-range wireless connection, the messages being presented to the communication devices without an application being installed on the communication devices, the modified short-range wireless communication protocol stack being configured based on a short-range wireless protocol that is active on the each of the communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,972,887

METHOD FOR TRANSCEIVING SIGNAL BY TERMINAL AND BASE STATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE SUPPORTING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

19. A user equipment configured to receive a signal from a base station in a wireless communication system, the user equipment comprising:a receiver;
at least one processor; and
at least one computer memory operably connectable to the at least one processor and storing instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, perform operations comprising:
receiving, from the base station through the receiver, a Master Information Block-Narrow Band (MIB-NB) which comprises (i) scheduling information regarding a number of repeated transmissions of System Information Block1-Narrow Band (SIB1-NB), and (ii) information indicating whether additional transmissions of the SIB1-NB, in addition to the number of the repeated transmissions of the SIB1-NB, are present; and
receiving, from the base station through the receiver, at least one of the repeated transmissions of the SIB1-NB based on the scheduling information in the MIB-NB, wherein each of the repeated transmissions of SIB1-NB is configured to be received in a subframe #4 within each frame of a plurality of frames, with each frame defined by 10 subframes indexed from subframe #0 to subframe #9; and
based on the additional transmissions of the SIB1-NB being present according to the information in the MIB-NB: receiving, from the base station, a detection of at least one of the additional transmissions of the SIB1-NB in a subframe #3 within the each frame in which the at least one of the repeated transmissions of the SIB1-NB is received,
wherein the subframe #3, within the each frame in which the at least one of the additional transmissions of the SIB1-NB is received, also includes a Narrowband Reference Signal (NRS).

US Pat. No. 10,972,886

DYNAMIC ANTENNA ARRAY PATTERN SWITCHING IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. A method, comprising:selecting, using a switching circuitry, a first subset of antennas from an antenna cluster, to form a first pattern;
receiving, using the first subset of antennas, a first Bluetooth signal;
generating a first directional value of the first Bluetooth signal;
evaluating, using a processing element, at least one antenna of the antenna cluster based at least partly on the first directional value of the first Bluetooth signal;
selecting, using the switching circuitry, a second subset of antennas from the antenna cluster based on results of the evaluating the at least one antenna, to form a second pattern, wherein the second pattern is different from the first pattern;
receiving, using the second subset of antennas, a second Bluetooth signal;
generating a second directional value of the second Bluetooth signal;
evaluating, using the processing element, at least one antenna that is not included in the second pattern based at least partly on the second directional value of the second Bluetooth signal; and
adding at least one antenna based on results of the evaluating the at least one antenna that is not included in the second pattern, to the second subset of antennas to form a third subset of antennas.

US Pat. No. 10,972,885

PROGRAM OF SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, PROGRAM OF PORTABLE APPARATUS AND SYSTEM COMPRISING THESE APPARATUSES

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing computer-readable instructions for a short range communication apparatus, wherein the short range communication apparatus comprises:a memory;
a short range communication interface configured to execute a short range wireless communication with an image forming apparatus that is different from the short range communication apparatus, the short range wireless communication being established by a trigger that a distance between the short range communication interface and the image forming apparatus becomes equal to or less than a short range distance; and
a wireless interface configured to execute a first wireless communication with a portable apparatus that is different from the short range communication apparatus and the image forming apparatus, the first wireless communication having a longer communication distance than the short range wireless communication, the first wireless communication conforming to a wireless communication standard which is different from a short range communication standard to which the short range wireless communication conforms, a registration process being performed in the first wireless communication, and short-range-communication-apparatus-identification information of a short range communication apparatus being stored in a portable apparatus in the registration process,
the computer-readable instructions, when executed by a processor of the short range communication apparatus, cause the short range communication apparatus to perform:
establishing the first wireless communication between the wireless interface of the short range communication apparatus and the portable apparatus;
receiving a registration request from the portable apparatus when the first wireless communication is established with the portable apparatus in which the short-range-communication-apparatus-identification information has not been stored yet;
sending the short-range-communication-apparatus-identification information to the portable apparatus that has sent the registration request, such that the sent short-range-communication-apparatus-identification information is stored in the portable apparatus;
establishing the short range wireless communication between the short range communication interface of the short range communication apparatus and the image forming apparatus; and
after the short range wireless communication has been established, communicating connection information with the image forming apparatus via the short range wireless communication, wherein the connection information is necessary information for the portable apparatus to execute a second wireless communication with the image forming apparatus without intermediation of the short range communication apparatus,
after the connection information has been communicated, the computer-readable instructions cause the short range communication apparatus to further perform sending an executing instruction, the communicated connection information and the short-range-communication-apparatus-identification information to the portable apparatus via the first wireless communication,
wherein when it is determined in the portable apparatus that the sending of the executing instruction, the communicated connection information and the short-range-communication-apparatus-identification information is performed by the registered short range communication apparatus by using the sent short-range-communication-apparatus-identification information, the executing instruction causing the portable apparatus to establish the second wireless communication between the portable apparatus and the image forming apparatus without intermediation of the short range communication apparatus using the connection information,
wherein when it is determined in the portable apparatus that the sending of the executing instruction, the communicated connection information and the short-range-communication-apparatus-identification information is not performed by the registered short range communication apparatus by using the sent short-range-communication-apparatus-identification information, the executing instruction does not cause the portable apparatus to establish the second wireless communication,
the portable apparatus is an apparatus capable of executing a portable program for instructing the image forming apparatus to form an image via the second wireless communication, and
the second wireless communication has a longer communication distance than the short range wireless communication.

US Pat. No. 10,972,884

RULES-BASED RIDE SECURITY

Zemcar, Inc., Bedford, M...

1. A method comprising:during transportation of a rider in a vehicle by a driver in a ride arranged by a computer-implemented driver assignment platform:
receiving data designating a computing device of a supervisor of the rider for the computer-implemented driver assignment platform, the designating having been based on a relationship between the supervisor and the user;
in response to receiving the data designating the computing device of the supervisor, permitting the computing device of the supervisor to receive an image of the rider representing transportation of the rider in the vehicle for the ride;
determining a bandwidth limitation for transmitting data between the computer-implemented driver assignment platform and one or more of a computing device associated with the vehicle and the computing device associated with the supervisor of the rider;
causing adjustment of a resolution of the image of the rider based on the determined bandwidth limitation;
enabling transmission of (i) the image of the rider, (ii) data indicative of a map depicting a predicted route of the ride arranged by the computer-implemented driver assignment platform, and (iii) data indicative of an approximate location of the rider on the map in relation to the depiction of the predicted route, the approximate location corresponding where the rider is located on the map when the image of the rider is captured, from the computing device associated with the vehicle to the computer-implemented driver assignment platform and from the computer-implemented driver assignment platform to the computing device associated with the supervisor of the rider; and
enabling transmission of control data, during transportation of the rider, from the computing device associated with the vehicle to the computing device associated with the supervisor of the rider, the control data indicative of a control button for a user interface of the device associated with the supervisor, the control button enabling the supervisor to initiate contact with the driver,
wherein the image of the rider is configured to be displayed as an inset of the map depicting the predicted route of the ride, and wherein the approximate location of the rider when the image of the rider is captured is configured to be displayed on the map, and
wherein the image of the rider, the control button, and the map are configured to be displayed concurrently on the user interface of the computing device associated with the supervisor during transportation of the rider;
detecting that the transportation of the rider by the driver is completed; and
in response to detecting that the transportation of the rider by the driver is completed, causing destruction of the image of the rider from one or more of the computer-implemented driver assignment platform, the device associated with the supervisor of the rider, and the computing device associated with the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,972,883

TERMINAL AND DATA TRANSMISSION TO PERFORM TERMINAL TO TERMINAL DATA TRANSMISSION IN AN INTERNET OF VEHICLES (IOV) SYSTEM

GUANDONG OPPO MOBILE TELE...

1. A data transmission method in an Internet of vehicles, the method comprising:determining, by a terminal, at least one first carrier carrying first service data; and
sending, by the terminal to a network device, a data volume of the first service data carried on the at least one first carrier;
wherein determining by the terminal, the at least one first carrier carrying the first service data comprises:
determining, by the terminal, whether the first service data needs to be repeatedly transmitted;
in a case where the first service data needs to be repeatedly transmitted, determining, by the terminal, that a carrier quantity of the at least one first carrier carrying the first service data is equal to or greater than 2;
in a case where the first service data does not need to be repeatedly transmitted, determining, by the terminal, that a carrier quantity of the at least one first carrier carrying the first service data is equal to or greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,972,882

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

YAHOO JAPAN CORPORATION, ...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store an information processing program; and
at least one processor configured to execute the information processing program stored in the memory to,
receive, from a terminal device used by a user, candidate position information that indicates a candidate position that is a position corresponding to a candidate for a virtual riding point to be placed;
calculate moving costs for the candidate position based on moving distance of the user to the candidate position;
determine riding position information related to a position of a virtual riding point that corresponds to a riding point that is used to ride in a moving vehicle and that is virtually set, the position of a virtual riding point is determined based on the calculated moving cost; and
provide a notification to the user of information related to the position indicated by the riding position information.

US Pat. No. 10,972,881

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR NETWORK SLICE CHARGING MANAGEMENT

AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITE...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium storing computer code executable by a processor to perform a method comprising:managing, by a network slice management function, a lifecycle of a network slice instance;
monitoring, by the network slice management function, the network slice instance for one or more chargeable events;
detecting, by the network slice management function, a chargeable event of the one or more chargeable events for the network slice instance, based on the monitoring; and
triggering, by the network slice management function, charging for the chargeable event, wherein the network slice management function that manages the lifecycle of the network slice instance is further employed as a charging trigger function for triggering the charging for the chargeable event;
wherein the one or more chargeable events include modification of the network slice instance, and wherein the modification of the network slice instance includes at least one of:
a change to resources of a physical network required for a set of network function instances included in the network slice instance, or
a priority being defined for the network slice instance.

US Pat. No. 10,972,880

DIGITAL VOUCHER PROCESSING SYSTEM

Accenture Global Services...

1. A method, including:obtaining a new voucher message via a cellular data interface of a mobile device, the new voucher message indicating that digital vouchers are available from an enterprise system of a digital voucher issuer, the new voucher message sent responsive to a dispatch command issued by a manager of the digital voucher issuer;
after obtaining the new voucher message:
obtaining, via a hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) over via cellular data interface, a new digital voucher from the enterprise system, parameters for the new digital voucher downloaded while encoded as a HTTP metadata structure including:
a voucher quantity field;
after the voucher quantity field, a voucher name field;
after the voucher name field, a voucher type field;
after the voucher type field, a voucher amount field;
after the voucher amount field, a voucher provider field including an indicator of a service provider for the digital voucher; and
after the voucher provider field, an image field including a reference of an image of the new digital voucher, the reference including a starting byte and an ending byte;
storing the new digital voucher in memory among multiple other digital vouchers also stored in the memory as metadata structures, the metadata structures including:
metadata structures for digital vouchers that include an image field after the voucher provider field;
deleting a previously stored voucher that has expired from among the multiple other digital vouchers;
determining, using proximity detection via a proximity communication interface, that the digital voucher enabled merchant system is within a predetermined distance of the mobile device; and
in response to the determination that the digital voucher enabled merchant system is within the predetermined distance of the mobile device, receiving, via the proximity communication interface, initial transaction data for a transaction from the digital voucher enabled merchant system, the initial transaction data including:
a merchant identifier for the digital voucher enabled merchant system;
transaction type information; and
an initial transaction amount;
without requesting user input, comparing the data structure to the initial transaction data by comparing:
the voucher type field of the data structure to the transaction type information; and
the voucher provider field of the data structure to the merchant identifier;
receiving, from user input, a selection of the new digital voucher within the digital voucher listing responsive to the presentation of the digital voucher listing;
transmitting, to the digital voucher enabled merchant system using the proximity communication interface, a response to the initial transaction data, the response including:
the new digital voucher; and
a name of the user;
transmitting, via the digital voucher enabled merchant system, the response to a back-end system for:
calculation of an updated transaction amount modified with respect to the initial transaction amount based on the new digital voucher; and
recording the transaction;
receiving, at the digital voucher enabled merchant system, updated transaction data comprising the updated transaction amount modified with respect to the initial transaction amount based on the new digital voucher;
receiving, at the mobile device, the updated transaction data from the digital voucher enabled merchant system;
responsive to the updated transaction data, instructing the display to present a digital voucher transaction summary;
generating a digital voucher transaction report including:
an identifier for the new digital voucher;
a transaction identifier; and
data indicating a type of good or service subject to the transaction; and
transmitting the digital voucher transaction report to the enterprise system using the cellular data interface.

US Pat. No. 10,972,879

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION METHOD, COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING COMMUNICATION PROGRAM RECORDED, AND NETWORK SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication method of using a communication terminal to communicate to a server and another apparatus via a network, the method comprising:carrying out a log-in process to said server by said communication terminal;
accepting an operation instruction by said communication terminal;
requesting said server of contents according to said operation instruction by said communication terminal;
receiving said contents from said network according to said request from said communication terminal, by said communication terminal;
causing a first display to show said contents by said communication terminal;
determining whether connection with said another apparatus is established or not by said communication terminal;
transmitting said contents to said another apparatus after a determination is made that connection with said another apparatus is established by said communication terminal;
receiving said contents from said communication terminal by said another apparatus; and
changing said contents by said another apparatus so as to transmit to mail server.

US Pat. No. 10,972,878

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING UNICAST BASED MULTIMEDIA SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for providing a multimedia service based on a unicast transmission scheme, the method comprising:packetizing multimedia data and transmitting first data of the packetized multimedia data to a plurality of user equipments (UEs);
in response to a UE accessing the multimedia service during transmitting the first data of the packetized multimedia data, determining whether a first mode for transmitting the first data of the packetized multimedia data to the UE is available;
in response to the first mode being available, generating a first signaling message comprising information about the first mode, transmitting the first signaling message to the UE, and transmitting the first data of the packetized multimedia data to the UE, using the unicast transmission scheme, based on the first mode; and
after transmitting the first data based on the first mode, generating a second signaling message comprising information about a second mode, and transmitting the second signaling message to the UE and second data of the packetized multimedia data to the UE and the plurality of the UEs based on the second mode,
wherein the multimedia service provides synchronization between the plurality of UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,972,877

RADIO TERMINAL AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A user equipment supporting MBMS (Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service) transmission using SC-PTM (Single Cell Point-To-Multipoint), comprising:a controller configured to monitor a MBMS signal periodically transmitted from a base station via SC-MCCH (Single Cell Multicast Control Channel) or SC-MTCH (Single Cell Multicast Traffic Channel); and
a receiver configured to receive from the base station, notification information indicating a future timing at which the user equipment should receive the MBMS signal, the notification information associated with a MBMS service identifier, wherein
the controller is configured to, based on the notification information, specify a monitoring unnecessary period during which monitoring of the MBMS signal can be omitted,
the receiver is configured to receive an MBMS service from the base station via the SC-MTCH,
the receiver is configured to receive, from the base station, MAC (Medium Access Control) CE (Control Element) indicating that transmission of the MBMS service via the SC-MTCH is stopped, and
the controller is configured to determine that the transmission of the MBMS service via the SC-MTCH is stopped in response to the reception of the MAC CE, wherein
the monitoring unnecessary period has a time length longer than a transmission period of the MBMS signal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,876

LOCAL BROADCAST FOR GROUP CALLS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a base station, comprising:assessing, by the base station and for a plurality of target user equipments (UEs), a level of interest in a broadcast session associated with a source UE, wherein the assessing comprises:
transmitting an interest query regarding the broadcast session to one or more target UEs, the one or more target UEs associated with a UE group identifier, and the interest query encoded with the UE group identifier; and
receiving, by the base station, an interest indication regarding the broadcast session from one or more target UEs;
determining, by the base station and based on the level of interest in the broadcast session, whether to allow the broadcast session to occur; and
transmitting, by the base station, data received from the source UE to one or more target UEs based at least in part on the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,972,875

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ALTERNATIVE TRACKING UPON DISABLING OF MONITORING DEVICE

SATELLITE TRACKING OF PEO...

1. A method for locating a fugitive with a disabled personal monitoring device, comprising:receiving location data from a personal monitoring device to thereby create a movement history of the personal monitoring device of a monitored individual;
cross referencing at least a portion of the movement history of the personal monitoring device with a record of detected probe signals emitted by wireless devices to thereby identify any wireless devices that emitted probe signals at a location that was proximate to the personal monitoring device;
selecting, from the results of the cross referencing, a wireless device identified by the cross referencing that had significant contact per predefined rules to the personal monitoring device;
determining a relevant location of the selected wireless device; and
notifying a supervising authority of the relevant location.

US Pat. No. 10,972,874

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING POSITIONING INFORMATION BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING SIDELINK, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting sidelink, the method comprising:receiving, from a network or a transmitting UE, a positioning signal including N consecutive tones to which reference signals are mapped (where N is an integer);
measuring phase differences between a reference signal mapped to an anchor tone among the N consecutive tones and reference signals respectively mapped to remaining tones, wherein the anchor tone corresponds to a standard tone; and
transmitting positioning information including information regarding the measured phase differences to the network or the transmitting UE,
wherein the positioning information includes information regarding a sum of the measured phase differences between the reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,972,873

ENHANCING THE ACCURACY FOR DEVICE LOCALIZATION

HERE GLOBAL B.V., Eindho...

1. A method, comprising:determining or triggering a determination of a coarse position estimate based on Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS)-based and/or non-GNSS-based positioning;
obtaining user input information indicative of one or more inputs a user has entered into a mobile device;
analyzing the user input information for forming one or more pieces of location indication information, wherein a respective location indication information is indicative of an identifier of a certain location;
comparing the coarse position estimate with the one or more pieces of location indication information; and
in case a respective location indication information matches or is in the vicinity of the coarse position estimate, determining a position estimate to represent or comprise the position of the respective location indication information.

US Pat. No. 10,972,872

TRAVEL COMPLIANCE DETECTION USING BODY-WORN OFFENDER MONITORING ELECTRONIC DEVICES

ATTENTI ELECTRONIC MONITO...

1. A body-worn tracking device (BWTD) comprising:a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) device;
a cellular communication unit;
at least one processor; and
at least one memory device comprising instructions that, when executed by the at least one processor, cause the at least one processor to:
determine whether the BWTD is located on board an aircraft; and
responsive to determining that the BWTD is located on board the aircraft:
disable the GNSS device and the cellular communication unit; and
temporarily refrain from generating an alert that indicates a current location of the BWTD cannot be determined.

US Pat. No. 10,972,871

METHOD, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, DEVICE AND SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

14. A communication method, comprising:in a first wireless communication apparatus:
classifying, by at least one processor of the first wireless communication apparatus, a plurality of pieces of information as first information and second information, based on a degree of change over time;
controlling, by the at least one processor, wireless communication with a plurality of second wireless communication apparatuses to update each of the first information and the second information with a first frequency, wherein
a piece of information of the plurality of pieces of information is classified as the first information based on a movement speed of the first wireless communication apparatus being smaller than a first threshold value,
the piece of information is classified as the second information based on the movement speed being greater than the first threshold value,
the second information indicates a specific value,
the second information includes an index based on a mode of the wireless communication being a Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) method, and
the index corresponds to a ratio of power allocated to a channel for data transmission per frame in the CDMA method;
changing a frequency of update of the second information to a second frequency based on a magnitude of the specific value;
combining the updated first information updated with the first frequency and the updated second information updated with the second frequency;
generating a third information based on the combination of the updated first information and the updated second information, wherein the third information includes information related to a communication quality of transmission from a plurality of wireless communication services to the first wireless communication apparatus;
controlling a display screen to display the generated third information; and
selecting a wireless communication service from the plurality of wireless communication services based on the communication quality being greater than a second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,972,870

DOWNLINK DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A downlink data transmission method, comprising:receiving, by a user plane device, downlink data of a terminal, wherein the terminal is in an idle mode;
sending, by the user plane device, the downlink data by using a shared bearer to an access network device that is in a tracking area of the terminal and sending, by the user plane device, identification information of a first non-shared bearer to the access network device by using the shared bearer, wherein the identification information of the first non-shared bearer is used to indicate a non-shared bearer used to transmit the downlink data between the user plane device and the access network device;
receiving, by the access network device, the downlink data;
receiving, by the access network device, a context setup request message from a control plane device, wherein the context setup request message carries path-related information of the terminal;
setting up, by the access network device, a radio bearer between the access network device and the terminal based on the context setup request message; and
sending, by the access network device, the downlink data to the terminal by using the radio bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,972,869

DYNAMICALLY MAINTAINING WALKING PROFILE FOR TIME ESTIMATION

UBER TECHNOLOGIES, INC., ...

1. The method comprising:receiving a request for transportation service from a user device of a user;
in response to receiving the request, detecting one or more environmental conditions at a current location associated with the user device;
accessing, from a data storage, a walking profile of the user;
determining, by a hardware processor, a walking forecast for the user by applying the detected one or more environmental conditions at the current location to the walking profile of the user, the determining comprising
determining, from the walking profile, an adjustment that corresponds to each of the detected one or more environmental conditions at the current location; and
applying the adjustment that corresponds to each of the detected one or more environmental conditions at the current location to a baseline walking pace of the user to determine the walking forecast for the user; and
scheduling the transportation service based on the walking forecast.

US Pat. No. 10,972,868

ADAPTIVE INTER-RANGING NETWORK

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A network comprising:a first local group of first node devices, each of the first node devices within a first geographic area comprising a first processor with programmed instructions to range to other of the first node devices;
a second local group of second node devices within a second geographic area, each of the second node devices comprising a second processor with programmed instructions to range to other of the second node devices; and
a new node device comprising a third processor with programmed instructions to:
make a first determination that a sum of the first local group of first node devices, the second local group of second node devices, and the new node device is greater than a plurality of timeslots associated with the network;
responsive to the first determination:
range to each of the first node devices;
collect ranging data from each of the first node devices;
calculate a plurality of distances based on the ranging data, each of the plurality of distances associated with one of the first node devices; and
send the plurality of distances to each of the second node devices.

US Pat. No. 10,972,867

LOCATION BASED DISCOVERY OF REAL-TIME MERCHANT DEVICE ACTIVITY

Groupon, Inc., Chicago, ...

1. A system comprising at least one processor and at least one memory having computer-coded instructions stored thereon, the computer-coded instructions in execution with the at least one processor configured to:determine, in real-time, an activity level score for each of a plurality of merchant locations, the activity level score for a merchant location of the plurality of merchant locations based on transaction data for the merchant location;
determine, based at least in part on the transaction data and the merchant location, one or more relevant merchant locations, each relevant merchant location of the one or more relevant merchant locations associated with promotion data relevant to a consumer account associated with a consumer device, and wherein the one or more relevant merchants locations is further determined based on past consumer purchases for the consumer account associated with the consumer device;
cause rendering, to the consumer device, of a consumer interface including an ambient map display, wherein the ambient map display comprises a merchant location indicator set associated with at least one of the one or more relevant merchant locations, and wherein at least one merchant location indicator of the merchant location indicator set is visually enhanced based on the activity level score corresponding to the at least one of the one or more relevant merchant locations.

US Pat. No. 10,972,866

FOOT TRAFFIC MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Presenteur Inc., Portlan...

1. A system comprising:a data store configured to store computer-executable instructions; and
a processor in communication with the data store, wherein the computer-executable instructions, when executed by the processor, configure the processor to perform operations comprising:
obtaining mobile device location data from at least three mobile device locators, the mobile device location data including a unique identifier for a mobile device and a relative distance between the mobile device and individual mobile device locators of the at least three mobile device locators;
obtaining a floor plan associated with a concession store, the floor plan including:
a first item display area associated with a first foot traffic area; and
a second item display area associated with a second foot traffic area;
generating, from the mobile device location data and the floor plan, current foot traffic data including a current location of the mobile device relative to the floor plan;
determining that the current location of the mobile device overlaps at least one of the first foot traffic area or the second foot traffic area;
obtaining historical foot traffic data, the historical foot traffic data including at least one previous location of the mobile device relative to the floor plan;
determining, based at least in part on the current foot traffic data and the historical foot traffic data, a first duration for which the mobile device was in the first foot traffic area associated with the first item display area;
determining, based at least in part on the current foot traffic data and the historical foot traffic data, a second duration for which the mobile device was in the second foot traffic area associated with the second item display area;
determining, based at least in part on the current foot traffic data, the historical foot traffic data, the first duration, and the second duration, an attribution of the current foot traffic data to at least one of the first item display area or the second item display area; and
generating, based at least in part on the attribution of the current foot traffic data, an updated floor plan for the concession store.

US Pat. No. 10,972,865

DETERMINING HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS FOR A WIRELESS NETWORK EVENT USING CROWDSOURCING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising: determining, by a computing device, participant movement for a plurality of mobile devices associated with a current social event at a location, the participant movement data indicating the movement of participants at the location of the current social event;deriving, by the computing device, a social bandwidth density model based on bandwidth usage data for each of the plurality of mobile devices at the location during the current social event and the participant movement data, wherein the bandwidth usage data is selected from the group consisting of: data regarding bandwidth used for digital video streaming, data regarding bandwidth used for social messaging, data regarding bandwidth used for digital picture uploading, and combinations thereof, and wherein the deriving the social bandwidth density model comprises plotting crowd density data and traffic pattern data in a scatter plot;
determining, by the computing device, bandwidth requirements within a geo-spatial boundary associated with the social event from the social bandwidth density model;
inferring, by the computing device, an optimal crowd density for the current event utilizing a non-linear least squares analysis of the scatter plot to plot a fitted curve, wherein weights utilized in plotting the fitted curve are based on bandwidth requirements; and
determining, by the computing device, that a historic event is similar to the current social event based on matching a threshold number of parameters of the current event with parameters of the historic event, wherein historic crowd density data and historic traffic pattern data is derived from the historic event.

US Pat. No. 10,972,864

INFORMATION RECOMMENDATION METHOD, APPARATUS, DEVICE AND COMPUTER READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. An information recommendation method, comprising:acquiring positioning information of a mobile terminal of a user;
determining multiple optional geo-fences based on the positioning information;
determining a pre-recommended geo-fence based on the positioning information and weight information of the acquired multiple optional geo-fences; and
generating recommendation information of the pre-recommended geo-fence, in case that a position corresponding to the positioning information falls within a range of the pre-recommended geo-fence;
wherein after the determining a pre-recommended geo-fence based on the positioning information and weight information of the acquired multiple optional geo-fences, the method further comprises:
generating first navigation information for reaching the pre-recommended geo-fence from the position corresponding to the positioning information, in case that the position corresponding to the positioning information does not fall within the range of the pre-recommended geo-fence and a distance between the position corresponding to the positioning information and the pre-recommended geo-fence is greater than a distance threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,972,863

RSU APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, CONTROL NODE, AND METHODS THEREIN

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A Road Side Unit (RSU) apparatus supporting a Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) service, the RSU apparatus comprising:a wireless transceiver configured to communicate with a radio terminal installed in a vehicle; and
at least one processor configured to transmit V2X report information to a control node and to transmit location-related information about the RSU apparatus to the control node,
wherein the location-related information is used by the control node to determine a logical area in which a V2X control message generated in response to the V2X report information is to be transmitted,
the V2X report information includes information related to an accident, and
the V2X control message includes a warning about the accident.

US Pat. No. 10,972,862

VISITOR INSIGHTS BASED ON HYPER-LOCATING PLACES-OF-INTEREST

SafeGraph, Inc., San Fra...

1. A computer-implemented method of determining visitor behavior, the method including:obtaining preliminary geospatial coordinates of a plurality of contained places-of-interest that are located within boundaries of a building structure; and
partitioning said building structure into blocks, each of said blocks including one of said contained places-of-interest and including one centroid, and having boundaries representing contours of said one of said contained places-of-interest, and wherein
each of said blocks further including an adjusted place-of-interest, said adjusted place-of-interest corresponding to said one of said contained places-of-interest, and assigning a location to said adjusted place-of-interest that is represented by adjusted geospatial coordinates; and wherein
every point within each of said blocks is closer to said adjusted place-of-interest within that block, than to any other adjusted place-of-interest within any other of said blocks; and
determining hyper-located geospatial coordinates corresponding to said one of said contained places-of-interest within each one of said blocks, said hyper-located geospatial coordinates being equal to geospatial coordinates for each said one centroid of that block, and
correlating (i) said contours and (ii) said hyper-located geospatial coordinates of said contained places-of-interest with geospatial coordinates of visitor locations to determine the visitor behavior of visitors visiting said contained places-of-interest, including at least one of:
detecting whether the visitors visited said contained places-of-interest, and
detecting a duration for which the visitors visited said contained places-of-interest.

US Pat. No. 10,972,861

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING POINT OF INTEREST INFORMATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a housing;
a touch screen display;
an antenna;
a wireless communication circuit electrically connected to the antenna;
at least one sensor configured to collect sensing data regarding environments where the electronic device is located;
a processor electrically connected to the touch screen display, the wireless communication circuit, and the at least one sensor; and
a memory electrically connected with the processor,
wherein, based on instructions stored in the memory, the processor is configured to:
determine whether the electronic device stays at a location more than a specific period of time;
collect the sensing data regarding environments at the location of the electronic device using one of the wireless communication circuit and the at least one sensor upon determining that the electronic device stays at the location more than the specific period of time;
transmit the collected sensing data regarding environments to an external server through the wireless communication circuit;
receive, through the wireless communication circuit, point of interest (POI) information related to the location or different information related to the POI information from the external server identified based on the collected sensing data regarding environments of the electronic device using a database of the external server including mapping information of the POI information and the sensing data at the location,
wherein the database of the external server is updated using payment-related information generated by at least one second electronic device and another sensing data regarding environments of the at least one second electronic device within a predetermined range from the location of the electronic device, and
wherein the payment-related information is sent to the external server to be stored in association with information related to the location.

US Pat. No. 10,972,860

RESPONDING TO CHANGES IN SOCIAL TRAFFIC IN A GEOFENCED AREA

International Business Ma...

1. A computer-implemented method for responding to changes in social traffic in a geographic area comprising:receiving, via an electronic communications interface, information describing a geographic area and one or more attributes of people expected to be in the geographic area;
defining a geofence based on the information describing the geographic area;
defining a cohort of people expected to be in the geofence based on the one or more attributes of people expected to be in the geographic area;
receiving, via an electronic communications interface, information from a sensor regarding at least one attribute of people at a geographic location outside the geofence;
determining, based on the at least one attribute, whether or not the people are members of the cohort of people expected to be in the geofence; and
triggering an alert in response to determining that a number of members of the cohort at the geographic location outside the geofence is greater than a number of members of the cohort inside the geofence, wherein triggering an alert further comprises:
determining an event occurring at the geographic location of the people who are outside the geofence by accessing a calendar of one or more members of the cohort at the geographic location outside the geofence and identifying the event from an entry in the calendar at a corresponding time; and
sending the alert to the members of the cohort inside the geofence indicating the event and identifying the members of the cohort at the geographic location outside the geofence attending the event.

US Pat. No. 10,972,859

SIGNAL PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD AS WELL AS PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A signal processing apparatus comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
calculate, on a basis of spread angle information of an object, an ambisonic gain while the object is present at a predetermined position; and
output an output audio signal based at least in part on the calculated ambisonic gain and an input audio signal, wherein the spread angle information indicates a size of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,972,858

METHOD FOR PROCESSING AN AUDIO SIGNAL IN ACCORDANCE WITH A ROOM IMPULSE RESPONSE, SIGNAL PROCESSING UNIT, AUDIO ENCODER, AUDIO DECODER, AND BINAURAL RENDERER

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A method for processing an audio signal in accordance with a room impulse response, the method comprising:separately processing the audio signal with an early part of the room impulse response and with a late reverberation of the room impulse response or a synthetic reverberation, wherein processing the audio signal with the early part of the room impulse response comprises a convolution of the audio signal with a direct sound and early reflections of the room impulse response; and
combining the audio signal processed with the early part of the room impulse response and the audio signal processed with the late reverberation of the room impulse response or with the synthetic reverberation,
determining a transition from the early part to the late reverberation in the room impulse response as a time when a correlation measure reaches a threshold,
wherein the correlation measure describes with regard to the room impulse response a similarity of a decay in acoustic energy comprising an initial state and of the decay in acoustic energy starting at a point in time, said point in time following the initial state over a predefined frequency range,
wherein the threshold is set dependent on the correlation measure for said point in time, said point in time being a time of a selected one of the early reflections in the early part of the room impulse response and
wherein the selected one of the early reflections is the first reflection.

US Pat. No. 10,972,857

DIRECTIONAL AUDIO SELECTION

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. A computer-implemented method of controlling a wearable audio device, the method comprising:receiving an initiation command to initiate a spatial audio mode;
providing a plurality of audio choices corresponding with spatially delineated zones in an array defined relative to a physical position of the wearable audio device, in response to the initiation command, wherein each audio choice is associated with a prescribed action, wherein the plurality of audio choices are specific to a detected geographic location of the wearable audio device;
receiving a selection command selecting one of the plurality of audio choices; and
taking one of the prescribed actions in response to receiving the selection command.

US Pat. No. 10,972,856

AUDIO PROCESSING METHOD AND AUDIO PROCESSING APPARATUS

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

1. An audio processing method comprising:providing a first audio signal;
setting a range according to a size of a virtual sound source, from among a plurality of points each in a different position relative to a listening point;
generating a second audio signal by imparting, to the first audio signal, a plurality of head-related transfer characteristics corresponding to multiple points within the set range for:
a right channel by imparting to the first audio signal a plurality of right head-related transfer characteristics for a right ear corresponding to respective points within the set range; and
a left channel by imparting to the first audio signal a plurality of left head-related transfer characteristics for a left ear corresponding to respective points within the set range.

US Pat. No. 10,972,855

LOCATION INFORMATION THROUGH DIRECTIONAL SOUND PROVIDED BY MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A mobile computing device in communication with an audio device, the audio device configured to output a directional sound wave, the mobile computing device comprising:a processor; and
memory that stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform acts comprising:
receiving data specifying a current location of the mobile computing device, the current location of the mobile computing device corresponds to a current user location of a user of the mobile computing device;
receiving data specifying a destination location to which the user is traveling, wherein the user is following a non-linear travel path to the destination location, wherein the destination location is an endpoint of the non-linear travel path, and wherein the non-linear travel path comprises at least one vertex other than the destination location;
detecting a direction of the user at the current user location relative to the destination location, wherein the direction of the user at the current user location relative to the destination location is detected at least in part based on a tracked trajectory of motion of the user;
controlling the audio device to output the directional sound wave, the directional sound wave being based on the direction of the user at the current user location relative to the destination location, wherein the direction sound wave continues to be directed to the destination location as the user travels along the non-linear travel path; and
controlling the audio device to output a supplemental navigational cue specifying a direction to a next vertex along the non-linear travel path based on the current user location.

US Pat. No. 10,972,854

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AUDIO SIGNAL AND OUTPUTTING RECEIVED AUDIO SIGNAL IN MULTIMEDIA COMMUNICATION BETWEEN TERMINAL DEVICES, AND TERMINAL DEVICE FOR PERFORMING SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method of transmitting, by a terminal device, an audio signal to a counterpart terminal device, the method comprising:receiving, by the terminal device, a packet from the counterpart terminal device, and extracting, by the terminal device, head tracking information of a user of the counterpart terminal device from the received packet;
predicting, by the terminal device, a head direction of the user of the counterpart terminal device after a predetermined time period, based on the extracted head tracking information;
generating, by the terminal device, audio output signals by combining audio input signals received via a plurality of microphones comprised in the terminal device, based on the predicted head direction of the user of the counterpart terminal device; and
transmitting, by the terminal device, information about the predicted head direction of the user of the counterpart terminal device and a sound frame in which the audio output signals are compressed, to the counterpart terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,972,853

SIGNALLING BEAM PATTERN WITH OBJECTS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A device configured for processing coded audio, the device comprising:a memory configured to store an audio object and audio object metadata associated with the audio object, wherein the audio object meta data comprises frequency dependent beam pattern metadata and the frequency dependent beam pattern metadata comprises a syntax element indicative of whether the device change a beam pattern based on frequency, and
one or more processors electronically coupled to the memory, the one or more processors are configured to:
determine a value of the syntax element;
apply, based on the value of the syntax element indicating to change the beam pattern based on frequency, a renderer to the audio object to obtain one or more speaker feeds; and
output the one or more speaker feeds,
wherein the renderer changes the beam pattern based on frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,972,852

ADAPTING AUDIO STREAMS FOR RENDERING

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A device configured to play one or more of a plurality of audio streams, the device comprising:a memory configured to store a plurality of audio streams, each of the plurality of audio streams representative of a soundfield and include one or more sub-streams; and
one or more processors coupled to the memory, and configured to:
determine, based on the plurality of audio streams, a total number of the one or more sub-streams for all of the plurality of audio streams;
adapt, when the total number of the one or more sub-streams is greater than a render threshold indicative of a total number of sub-streams a renderer supports when rendering the plurality of audio streams to one or more speaker feeds, the plurality of audio streams to decrease the number of the one or more sub-streams and obtain an adapted plurality of audio streams including a reduced total number of the one or more sub-streams that is equal to or less than the render threshold;
apply the renderer to the adapted plurality of audio streams to obtain the one or more speaker feeds; and
output the one or more speaker feeds to one or more speakers.

US Pat. No. 10,972,851

SPATIAL RELATION CODING OF HIGHER ORDER AMBISONIC COEFFICIENTS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A device configured to decode audio data, the device comprising:a memory configured to store at least a portion of a bitstream, the bitstream including a first indication representative of an HOA coefficient associated with the spherical basis function having an order of zero, and a second indication representative of one or more angles; and
one or more processors coupled to the memory, and configured to:
perform angle expansion with respect to the one or more angles to obtain one or more expanded angles; and
synthesize, based on the one or more expanded angles and the HOA coefficient associated with the spherical basis function having the order of zero, one or more HOA coefficients associated with one or more spherical basis functions having an order greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,972,850

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY PROCESSES SOUND WITH HRTFS BASED ON EYE DISTANCE OF A USER WEARING THE HMD

1. A method, comprising:measuring, with at least one of a camera or a sensor in a head mounted display (HMD) while the HMD is worn on a head of a user, a distance between eyes of the user;
storing, in memory of the HMD worn on the head of the user, user-specific head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) for the user based on the distance between the eyes of the user measured with the HMD worn on the head of the user;
displaying, with a display of the HMD, a virtual image of a person during an electronic call between the user and the person; and
processing, with a processor while the HMD is worn on the head of the user, a voice of the person with the user-specific HRTFs so the voice of the person externally localizes to the user as binaural sound to the virtual image of the person,
wherein the HMD that measures the distance between the eyes of the user is also the HMD that stores the user-specific HRTFs in the memory, displays the virtual image, and processes the voice with the user-specific HRTFs.

US Pat. No. 10,972,849

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD THEREOF AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a signal receiver configured to receive an audio signal;
an output interface configured to be output an audio signal; and
a processor configured to:
separate the received audio signal into a plurality of channel signals;
identify a gain corresponding to a phase difference between a left channel signal from among the plurality of channel signals and a right channel signal from among the plurality of channel signals; and
control to adjust relative ratios among a plurality of output signals for a plurality of speakers, respectively, which are obtained from the left channel signal and the right channel signal, according to the identified gain to change a sound image of the audio signal outputted through the output interface,
wherein the processor is further configured to identify the phase difference between the left channel signal and the right channel signal according to a number of time sections of the received audio signal, and
wherein the plurality of output signals comprise:
a first left sub channel signal and a second left sub channel signal which are obtained based on a first gain corresponding to a first phase difference between the left channel signal and the right channel signal, and
a first right sub channel signal and a second right sub channel signal which are obtained based on a second gain corresponding to a second phase difference between the left channel signal and the right channel signal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,848

MEMS TRANSDUCER SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. A system, comprising:a MEMS capacitive transducer, comprising one or more first capacitive plates coupled to a first node and one or more second capacitive plates coupled to a second node;
biasing circuitry coupled to the first node, operable to provide a biasing voltage to the one or more first capacitive plates;
output circuitry coupled to the second node, for generating an output signal; and
capacitive circuitry coupled to the first node, comprising a charge amplifier arranged in a feedback loop, the feedback loop further comprising a first capacitor coupled to an output of the charge amplifier, such that an effective capacitance of the first capacitor is increased based on a gain of the charge amplifier, wherein the first capacitor and an inverting input of the charge amplifier are further coupled to the first node.

US Pat. No. 10,972,847

CALIBRATION METHOD FOR HEARING PROTECTION DEVICES

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A method of calibrating a hearing protection device, wherein the hearing protection device comprises two ear cups, wherein each ear cup has a sealing element, a speaker, a processor, a sound signal source, and a user interface, wherein the sealing element is configured to cover around a perimeter of the ear cup, wherein the processor and the speaker are disposed inside the ear cup and the user interface is located on an exterior of the ear cup, the method comprising the steps of:performing, by the processor coupled to the speaker, a calibration test configured to determine an individualized threshold of an individual user, in a calibration mode, wherein the calibration mode is initiated and terminated based on a signal received from the user interface, wherein performing the calibration test comprises:
generating, by the processor, a minimum test sound level signal,
transmitting the minimum test sound level signal to the speaker,
generating, by the speaker, in response to the minimum test sound level signal, a test sound,
increasing, by the processor, the minimum test sound level signal, in an incremental manner, in case the user determines that a test sound signal is comfortable and does not deactivate the calibration mode,
terminating the calibration test, by the processor, in response to a first of:
a termination signal from the user interface; or
the test sound level reaching a standard threshold; and
storing, by the processor, a maximum test sound level as the individualized threshold; and
initiating a normal mode, wherein, in the normal mode, the processor is configured to cap an input signal that is higher than the individualized threshold to reduce the input signal to the individualized threshold to generate a pass-through signal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,846

MICROPHONE PLACEMENT

Cochlear Limited, Macqua...

1. A method, comprising:capturing sound at an exterior location of a recipient of a hearing prosthesis at a location corresponding to at least one of:
a lower pinna location of the recipient; or
outside an area over a mastoid bone of the recipient; and
evoking a hearing percept based on the captured sound, wherein
the recipient has a skull,
the action of capturing sound is executed using a sound capture device of the hearing prosthesis, and
skull vibration radiation captured by the sound capture device is lower than that which would be the case if the sound was instead captured at an upper pinna location of the recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,972,845

HEARING DEVICE AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH THE SAME

Sonova AG, Staefa (CH)

1. A hearing device configured to assist a user in hearing, the hearing device comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the memory and configured to execute the instructions to:
receive, by way of a first wireless link established between the hearing device and a first external device using a first wireless communication protocol, audio content transmitted by the first external device;
receive signaling data transmitted by a second external device and indicating that the second external device has additional audio content available to be transmitted to the hearing device, the signaling data transmitted to the hearing device using a second wireless communication protocol that is of a different type than the first wireless communication protocol; and
perform, in response to receiving the signaling data, an action with respect to the additional audio content,
wherein the performing of the action with respect to the additional audio content includes:
determining that the first wireless link between the first external device and the hearing device has been disconnected;
instructing, after determining that the first wireless link between the first external device and the hearing device has been disconnected, the second external device to establish a second wireless link between the second external device and the hearing device using the first wireless communication protocol; and
instructing the second external device to transmit the additional audio content to the hearing device by way of the second wireless link between the second external device and the hearing device.

US Pat. No. 10,972,844

EARPHONE AND SET OF EARPHONES

Merry Electronics(Shenzhe...

1. An earphone, comprising:a processing circuit, acquiring a first speech signal from at least one microphone, and performing a pre-processing operation on the first speech signal to generate a second speech signal; and
a filtering module, comprising a high-pass filter, a low-pass filter, and a band-pass filter, wherein the high-pass filter performs a high-pass filter operation on the second speech signal to generate a first signal, the low-pass filter performs a low-pass filter operation on the second speech signal to generate a second signal, and the band-pass filter receives a bone-conduction audio signal corresponding to the first speech signal from at least one accelerometer and performs a band-pass filter operation on the bone-conduction audio signal to generate a third signal,
wherein the processing circuit is further configured to:
receive the first signal, the second signal, and the third signal respectively from the high-pass filter, the low-pass filter, and the band-pass filter;
perform a noise reduction operation on the second signal and the third signal to generate a fourth signal; and
perform a signal synthesis operation on the first signal and the fourth signal to synthesize the first signal and the fourth signal to form an output speech signal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,843

LIGHT GUIDE BODY FOR MICROPHONE, AND MICROPHONE

AUDIO-TECHNICA CORPORATIO...

1. A light guide body for a microphone which indicates an operating state of the microphone to a surrounding of the microphone, wherein the light guide body guides light from one or more light sources which emit light in accordance with an operating state of a microphone unit of the microphone, wherein the light guide body has a plate shape, and wherein the light guide body comprises:one or more incident surfaces on which light from the light source is incident; and
one or more grooves, each of which includes a reflecting surface that reflects light incident on the incident surface,
wherein at least one groove of the one or more grooves has a first side surface and a second side surface facing each other, wherein the first side surface at least partially functions as the reflecting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,972,842

DIFFERENTIAL ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER ELEMENT FOR ULTRASOUND DEVICES

Butterfly Network, Inc., ...

1. An ultrasound circuit, comprising:a differential micromachined ultrasonic transducer (MUT) element comprising a first MUT that is configured to be biased with a first bias voltage and a second MUT that is configured to be biased with a second bias voltage; and
an integrated circuit coupled to the differential MUT element and configured to operate the differential MUT element;
wherein the integrated circuit comprises a receive circuit that is configured to operate the differential MUT element to receive acoustic signals; and
wherein the receive circuit comprises a differential transimpedance amplifier (TIA) having a first input coupled to the first MUT, a second input coupled to the second MUT, a first output coupled to the first input by a first impedance, and a second output coupled to the second input by a second impedance.

US Pat. No. 10,972,841

VIBRATION SYSTEM, LOUDSPEAKER, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE VIBRATION SYSTEM

HONG FU JIN PRECISION IND...

1. A vibration system, comprising:a first bracket; and
a vibration assembly comprising:
a voice coil portion comprising a mounting base and a voice coil body, wherein the mounting base comprises a base portion, the voice coil body surrounds an outer surface of the base portion, a through hole is defined at one end of the base portion away from the voice coil body, the through hole penetrates the base portion; and
a first diaphragm portion comprising a first connecting portion, a second connecting portion and a diaphragm body, wherein the diaphragm body connects between the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion, the first connecting portion connects the first bracket, the second connecting portion surrounds an end of the base portion away from the voice coil body, and the second connecting portion is configured to be inserted into the through hole;
wherein the first connecting portion is recessed inward to form a first groove, the first groove faces the first bracket, a side of the first bracket closed to the base portion is positioned in the first groove;
wherein the first bracket comprises an upper surface and a lower surface opposite to the upper surface, the first bracket defines a hole to form an inner surface on the first bracket, the first groove comprises a bottom wall and two sidewalls, the two sidewalls face each other, the two sidewalls are respectively at two sides of the bottom wall, the inner surface of the first bracket abuts against the bottom wall of the first groove, and the upper surface and the lower surface of the first bracket respectively abut against the two sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,972,840

SPEAKER

MERRY ELECTRONICS (SHENZH...

1. A speaker comprising:a circuit board;
a peripheral wall disposed on a surface of the circuit board;
a diaphragm having an outer boundary attached to the peripheral wall, and the diaphragm, the peripheral wall and the circuit board collectively form a chamber;
at least one support member protruding from the surface of the circuit board and disposed within the chamber; and
at least one piezoelectric actuator disposed on a top of the at least one support member and electrically driven to cause a vibration of the diaphragm under applied electrical bias, wherein the circuit board and the support member comprise multiple conductive paths through which the piezoelectric actuator is connected to an external circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,972,839

HEAD BAND STRUCTURE OF HEADSET

Cheng Uei Precision Indus...

1. A head band structure of headset, comprising:a retractable adjusting block including an upper cover, a sliding slice, an elastic piece and a lower cover, the elastic piece being disposed to one end of the lower cover, the upper cover being disposed on the lower cover, the sliding slice being disposed between the lower cover and the upper cover, the sliding slice having at least one blocking portion, a substantial middle of the elastic piece being arched upward to form a convex surface; and
a head band group connected with one end of the retractable adjusting block, the head band group having a head band, and two end covers disposed to two opposite ends of the head band, a gap being formed between each end cover and the head band to make the one end of the retractable adjusting block slide in the gap, an inner surface of the head band being recessed inward to form two sliding grooves, a surface of each end cover facing one sliding groove having a waveform locking portion, and at least one stopping frame disposed at one end of the waveform locking portion, the convex surface keeping contacting with the waveform locking portion, when the head band structure of headset is retracted, a movable distance of the at least one blocking portion being generated between the at least one stopping frame of one end cover and one end of the surface of the one end cover away from the at least one stopping frame of the one end cover, when the head band structure of headset is pulled out, the at least one blocking portion contacting with an inner end of the at least one stopping frame facing the at least one blocking portion.

US Pat. No. 10,972,838

ELECTRONIC FURNITURE SYSTEMS WITH SPEAKER TUNING

The Lovesac Company, Sta...

1. An audio-enhanced furniture system, comprising:an assemble-able furniture assembly comprising:
(A) a base; and
(B) first and second transverse members; and
wherein the first and second transverse members are selectively coupleable to the base;
(ii) a speaker system positioned within at least one of the first or second transverse members, and covered by an upholstery fabric of the furniture system, so that the speaker system is hidden from view,
wherein the speaker system is tuned by boosting one or more select frequencies to compensate for attenuation of such frequencies as sound from the speaker system is emitted through the upholstery fabric,
wherein the first and second transverse members can be selectively coupled at different locations of the base, thereby allowing a user to selectively position the speaker system in different locations relative to the base;
wherein the upholstery fabric has a fabric weight in a range of approximately 50 grams per square meter to approximately 1500 grams per square meter.

US Pat. No. 10,972,837

ROBUST ESTIMATION OF SOUND SOURCE LOCALIZATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method comprising:receiving, with one or more processors, audio signals from two audio capture devices;
converting, with the one or more processors, the audio signals into a processing frame by:
splitting the audio signals into overlapping blocks;
applying a windowing function to the overlapping blocks; and
storing the offset between the windowed blocks as the processing frame;
dividing the audio signals, in the processing frame, into multiple specified continuous frequency bands, each of the frequency bands including multiple frequency components;
computing, with the one or more processors, a generalized cross-correlation with phase transform (GCC-P HAT) and a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) for each of the frequency bands;
setting, with the one or more processors, a value of a frequency band weight for a corresponding one of the frequency bands to one when the SNR computed for the corresponding frequency band indicates sufficient signal power in the corresponding frequency band to meet a threshold for contribution to a sound direction estimate;
setting, with the one or more processors, the value of the frequency band weight for the corresponding frequency band to zero when the SNR computed for the corresponding frequency band does not indicate sufficient signal power in the corresponding frequency band to meet a threshold for contribution to a sound direction estimate;
determining, with the one or more processors, a weighted GCC-PHAT value for each of the frequency bands based on the GCC-PHAT for the respective frequency band and the frequency band weight for the respective frequency band;
up-sampling, with the one or more processors, the weighted GCC-PHAT value for each of the frequency bands by inserting zeroes in a spectral representation of the weighted GCC-PHAT value for each of the frequency bands;
converting, with the one or more processors, the up-sampled weighted GCC-PHAT value for each of the frequency bands into a time domain;
computing, with the one or more processors, an estimated time delay of arrival (TDOA) of sound for the processing frame using the time domain up-sampled weighted GCC-PHAT value for each of the frequency bands; and
converting, with the one or more processors, the estimated TDOA to an angle representing sound direction.

US Pat. No. 10,972,836

DIGITAL SIGNAL ROUTING CIRCUIT

Cirrus Logic, Inc., Aust...

1. An integrated circuit comprising a digital mixing core, the digital mixing core comprising:a plurality of signal sources, providing a plurality of signal source ports;
a plurality of signal destinations, providing a plurality of signal destination ports, each signal destination port having a respective data sample clock rate associated therewith;
a mixer;
a plurality of source data buffers, each source data buffer being connected to a respective signal source port;
a plurality of destination data buffers, each destination data buffer being connected to a respective signal destination port; and
source and destination selector blocks, for enabling a plurality of respective signal paths each between at least one of the source data buffers and one of the destination data buffers via the mixer,
the source and destination selector blocks and the mixer being operable to enable a first signal path for data at a first data sample rate between first at least one source data buffers and first destination data buffer, and a second signal path for data at a second data sample rate between second at least one second source data buffer and second destination data buffer.

US Pat. No. 10,972,835

CONFERENCE SYSTEM WITH A MICROPHONE ARRAY SYSTEM AND A METHOD OF SPEECH ACQUISITION IN A CONFERENCE SYSTEM

1. A conference system, comprising:at a transmitting side:
a microphone array unit having a plurality of microphone capsules arranged in or on a board mountable on or in a ceiling of a conference room; and
a processing unit that is configured to receive output signals of the microphone capsules and to execute audio beamforming based on the received output signals of the microphone capsules for predominantly acquiring sound coming from an audio source in a first direction, wherein the processing unit comprises:
a direction recognition unit that is configured to compute from the output signals of said microphone capsules a score for each of a plurality of spatial positions on a search grid and use a search grid spatial position having a higher score than that of one or more of the other search grid spatial positions to identify said first direction,
wherein the direction recognition unit is further configured to determine a distance information from the output signals of said microphone capsules; and
at a receiving side:
an audio reproduction system configured to reproduce the audio signal detected by the microphone array with directional information of the first direction, the directional information comprising said distance information;
wherein an audio signal detected by the microphone capsules as well as said directional information regarding the first direction is transmitted from the transmitting side to the receiving side, the directional information comprising said distance information.

US Pat. No. 10,972,834

VOICE DETECTION USING EAR-BASED DEVICES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An earbud configured to be worn by a user, the earbud comprising:an inner microphone configured to generate an inner audio signal based on first sound within an ear canal of the user;
an outer microphone configured to generate an outer audio signal based on second sound from an ambient environment of the user;
one or more processors; and
one or more computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed, cause the one or more processors to perform acts comprising:
determining a first energy value associated with the inner audio signal;
determining a second energy value associated with the outer audio signal;
calculating a ratio between the first energy value and the second energy value;
determining a value of a current level of acoustic isolation between the inner microphone and the outer microphone;
using the value of the current level of acoustic isolation between the inner microphone and the outer microphone to set a threshold for use in detecting a presence of a voice of the user;
determining that the ratio is greater than threshold; and
outputting an indication that at least one of the inner audio signal or the outer audio signal includes voice of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,972,833

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPTIMIZING ACOUSTIC TRANSDUCER PERFORMANCE

AIRMAR TECHNOLOGY CORPORA...

1. A method of optimizing acoustic transducer performance, the method comprising:temporarily mechanically coupling an acoustic transducer to a fluid barrier with one or more shims between the acoustic transducer and the fluid barrier;
calibrating a combination of the acoustic transducer with the fluid barrier by measuring response of the acoustic transducer as a function of drive frequency of the acoustic transducer to determine an optimum selection of the one or more shims and one or more optimum drive frequencies, optimized for the acoustic transducer coupled to the fluid barrier with the one or more shims; and
storing the one or more optimum drive frequencies for use in operating the acoustic transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,972,832

SOUNDING BODY

Chih-Chi Chen, Taipei (T...

1. A sounding body comprising:an accommodation chamber formed in the sounding body and at least one locking tab arranged around a peripheral side of the accommodation chamber, a respective one of the at least one locking tab including a fixing groove, and the sounding body further comprising a speaker unit accommodated in the accommodation chamber, the speaker unit including a fitting member having a cavity passing through the fitting member longitudinally, and the cavity engaged with a speaker; a first support loop fitted on a lower end of an outer wall of the fitting member and having multiple first extension portions extending outward from an outer wall of the first support loop, and each of the multiple first extension portions having a first positioning knob formed on a distal end of each first extension portion and engaged with the fixing groove of the respective one locking tab, the outer wall of the fitting member being fitted with a second support loop on which multiple second extension portions obliquely extend outward from an outer wall of the second support loop, and each of the multiple second extension portions having a second positioning knob formed on a distal end of each second extension portion and engaged with the fixing groove of the respective one locking tab; wherein the first positioning knob and the second positioning knob are engaged with the fixing groove of the respective one locking tab so that each first extension portion and each second extension portion support the speaker unit, and a shock-absorbing space is defined between the speaker unit and the accommodation chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,972,831

HANGING SPEAKER SYSTEM

MS ELECTRONICS LLC, Over...

1. A speaker assembly comprising:a speaker housing including:
a rear section defining a first chamber;
a forward section defining a second chamber;
a low range speaker positioned at least partially in the first chamber and configured to generate low frequency soundwaves;
a higher range speaker positioned in the second chamber and configured to generate higher frequency soundwaves; and
structure for securing the speaker housing to an external structure such that the speaker assembly is spaced from other speaker assemblies so that each speaker assembly produces low frequency soundwaves and higher frequency soundwaves to reduce out-of-phase crossover frequency wave cancellation effects within a listening area of the speaker assembly and the other speaker assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,972,830

SPEAKER MONOMER WITH PAIR OF DYNAMIC SPEAKERS THEREOF

SHENZHEN GINTO E-COMMERCE...

1. A speaker monomer with a pair of dynamic speakers thereof comprising:a housing, with a double-barrel-shaped configuration, comprising a first receiving room and a second receiving room arranged in parallel and separated from the first receiving room;
an electro-acoustic conversion member received in the housing and comprising a first dynamic speaker received in the first receiving room, and a second dynamic speaker received in the second receiving room; and
a PCB installed in an end portion of the housing and electrically connected to the first dynamic speaker and the second dynamic speaker;
wherein each of the first dynamic speaker and the second dynamic speaker comprises a yoke iron, a permanent magnet, a pole, a voice coil electrically connected to the PCB, a dome, a ring and a cover successively received in the first and second dynamic speakers from top to bottom; both the permanent magnet and the pole are hollow inside to form a moving chamber therein, the voice coil fixed on the dome and embedded into the moving chamber the yoke iron comprising a base closely arranged on the permanent magnet, and a post protruding downward from the base, received in the moving chamber and surrounded by the voice coil; each of the first receiving room and the second receiving room comprises an upper cavity, a lower cavity and a spacer separating the upper cavity from the lower cavity, and all of the yoke iron, the permanent magnet and the pole arranged in the upper cavity from top to bottom, and a lower portion of the pole connected with a top surface of the spacer all of the dome, the ring and the cover installed in the lower cavity from top to bottom, an upper surface of the dome connected with a bottom surface of the spacer and a lower surface of the dome connected with an upper portion of the ring, the cover and the ring spaced from each other, and the voice coil extending into the upper cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,972,829

PORTABLE SOUND EQUIPMENT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A portable sound equipment, comprising:a housing having an audio hole formed in one side;
an audio output unit outputting a sound through the audio hole;
an inner microphone collecting a sound through the audio hole; and
a controller installed in the housing, the controller configured to control the audio output unit to output the sound and process the sound collected by the inner microphone,
the audio output unit, comprising:
a frame;
a vibration plate located at one side of the frame;
an audio coil located within the frame;
a signal line connecting the audio coil and the controller to each other;
a permanent magnet generating a magnetic field around the audio coil;
an airing hole located in the other side of the frame so as to connect an inside and an outside of the frame to each other and allow outside air to pass through the audio output unit;
a first cap covering the other side of the frame;
a cable hole formed in the first cap so as to let the signal line to pass therethrough;
a sealing part sealing a space between the cable hole and the signal line;
a back hole formed in the first cap; and
a mesh located at the back hole.

US Pat. No. 10,972,828

HEADPHONE WITH A HEADBAND FRICTION MECHANISM

1. A headphone comprising a first earphone and a headband to be arranged around the head of a user, wherein the headband comprises a first headband part and a second headband part, which are slidably connected to each other, so that the length of the headband can be adjusted in a longitudinal direction, wherein there is provided a controlled friction mechanism, that controls the friction between the first headband part and the second headband part, wherein the friction mechanism comprises a first cantilever comprised by the second headband part and a first friction element of elastomeric abutment material, which is attached to the first cantilever and which due to elastic deformation of the first cantilever abuts and exerts a force against a first contact area of the first headband part.

US Pat. No. 10,972,827

EARPHONE HOUSING WITH INTEGRATED TUNING FEATURES

1964 Ears, LLC, Vancouve...

1. A method of manufacturing a housing for an in-ear monitor, comprising:selecting a number of bores for a bore group, said number larger than one;
positioning a lengthwise axis of the bore group within a virtual model of a housing for an in-ear monitor;
automatically placing the number of bores adjacent the lengthwise axis along its length so that each bore is spaced apart from its neighbors;
computing a Boolean difference between the virtual model of the housing and the automatically-placed bores to produce a bored virtual model; and
fabricating a housing for an in-ear monitor by fusing together voxels of a thermoplastic material to match the bored virtual model.

US Pat. No. 10,972,826

HEAD MOUNTED DISPLAY AND DRIVING METHOD THEREOF

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A driving method of a head mounted display, comprising:by a sound controller of the head mounted display, providing a vibration signal and a sound signal;
by a vibration driver of the head mounted display, receiving the vibration signal from the sound controller, adjusting at least an amplitude of the vibration signal according to a motion state of the main body sensed by a motion sensor of the head mounted display and then driving the vibrator to generate vibration by the vibration signal; and
by a speaker of the head mounted display, outputting a sound according to the sound signal received from the sound controller,
wherein the step of adjusting the vibration signal as needed comprises:
after the vibration is generated by the vibrator, determining whether a first acceleration value of a display device of the head mounted display is lower than a threshold, and if no, adjusting the vibration signal to reduce the first acceleration value,
wherein the step of determining the first acceleration value and adjusting the vibration signals comprises:
determining whether a component of the first acceleration value in a first direction is lower than a first threshold, and if no, adjusting a gain value and a phase of the vibration signal to reduce the component of the first acceleration value in the first direction;
determining whether a component of the first acceleration value in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction is lower than a second threshold, and if no, adjusting the gain value and the phase of the vibration signal to reduce the component of the first acceleration value in the second direction; and
determining whether a component of the first acceleration value in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and perpendicular to the second direction is lower than a third threshold, and if no, adjusting the gain value and the phase of the vibration signal to reduce the component of the first acceleration value in the third direction.

US Pat. No. 10,972,825

LOW POWER WIRELESS CHARGING USING TUNED NFC FOR HEADPHONE DEVICES

BBY SOLUTIONS, INC., Ric...

1. A true wireless headphone device comprising:a speaker comprising a coil actuatable at an audio frequency to play sound;
a tuning circuit to tune the coil to a charging frequency;
circuitry to receive a near field communication (NFC) indication from a charging device via the coil and in response, cause the tuning circuit to tune the coil to the charging frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,972,824

WIRELESS EARPHONE

Merry Electronics (Shenzh...

1. A wireless earphone, comprising:a top cover;
a bottom cover, connected to the top cover, wherein an inner chamber is formed between the top cover and the bottom cover;
two rigid circuit boards, disposed at intervals in the inner chamber;
a flexible circuit board, having a first connection part and a second connection part, wherein two ends of the first connection part are coupled to the two rigid circuit boards respectively, and the second connection part is attached on at least one of the two rigid circuit boards; and
an antenna, coupled to the corresponding rigid circuit board to radiate a radio frequency signal,
wherein a coupling capacitor is formed at a parallel overlapping area between the second connection part and the rigid circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,972,823

IN-EAR HEADPHONES WITH AN ERGONOMIC CUSHION AND AN ERGONOMIC CUSHION THEREOF

Kingston Technology Corp....

1. An earpiece device, comprising:a housing, the housing including a first chamber and a nozzle portion, wherein the nozzle portion extends along a first axis and extends toward an ear canal of a user's ear when the earpiece device is worn by the user;
an acoustic driver for converting applied audio signals to acoustic energy, wherein the acoustic driver includes a diaphragm, wherein the acoustic driver is located substantially within the nozzle portion, wherein the acoustic driver is acoustically coupled to the first chamber of the housing, and wherein a vibrating axis of the diaphragm is substantially parallel to the first axis; and
a cushion, the cushion including an inner cavity, an ear-canal aperture and a tip portion, wherein the inner cavity of the cushion accommodates the nozzle portion within the cavity, and the axis of the inner cavity is substantially parallel to the first axis, wherein the ear-canal aperture opens toward the ear canal of the user's ear when the earpiece device is worn by the user, and wherein the tip portion engages the concha of the user's ear when the earpiece device is worn by the user, and the axis of the tip portion is not parallel to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,972,822

HEADPHONES WITH AN ERGONOMIC CUSHION AND AN ERGONOMIC CUSHION THEREOF

Kingston Technology Corp....

1. An earpiece device, comprising:a housing, the housing including a first chamber, a second chamber, and a nozzle portion, wherein the nozzle portion extends along a first axis and extends toward an ear canal of a user's ear when the earpiece device is worn by the user;
a first acoustic driver for converting applied audio signals to acoustic energy, wherein the first acoustic driver includes a first diaphragm, wherein the first acoustic driver is acoustically coupled to the first chamber of the housing, and wherein a vibrating axis of the first diaphragm is substantially parallel to the first axis;
a second acoustic driver for converting applied audio signals to acoustic energy, wherein the second acoustic driver includes a second diaphragm, wherein the second acoustic driver is acoustically coupled to the second chamber of the housing, and wherein a vibrating axis of the second diaphragm is substantially parallel to the first axis;
a cushion, the cushion including an inner cavity, an ear-canal aperture and a tip portion, wherein the inner cavity of the cushion accommodates the nozzle portion within the cavity, and the axis of the inner cavity is substantially parallel to the first axis, wherein the ear-canal aperture opens toward the ear canal of the user's ear when the earpiece device is worn by the user, and wherein the tip portion engages the concha of the user's ear when the earpiece device is worn by the user, and the axis of the tip portion is not parallel to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,972,821

MEMS MICROPHONE SYSTEM WITH LOW PRESSURE GAP AND BACK VOLUME

Robert Bosch LLC, Farmin...

1. A microphone system comprising:a housing;
a volume formed within the housing;
a movable member dividing the volume into a front volume and a back volume; and
a first sensor located in the back volume, the first sensor supported on the movable member and configured to detect frequency and amplitude of the movable member in motion and convert both the frequency and the amplitude into an electrical signal for further processing, wherein the first sensor is an electrode assembly, the electrode assembly comprising:
a first electrode supported by a first support member;
a second electrode supported by a second support member; and
a first gap formed between the first and second electrodes;wherein the first and second electrodes are parallel to each other, and the first and second support members couple the first and second electrodes to the movable member.

US Pat. No. 10,972,820

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel configured to display an image; and
a sound generating device on a rear surface of the display panel, the sound generating device being configured to vibrate the display panel to generate sound,
wherein the sound generating device comprises:
a first structure; and
a first passivation layer on one side of the first structure, at least a portion of the first passivation layer having a non-flat shape,
wherein the first structure comprises an inorganic material part and an organic material part between adjacent inorganic material parts.

US Pat. No. 10,972,819

DISPLAY APPARATUS

LG Display Co., Ltd., Se...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a display panel configured to display an image;
a supporting member on a rear surface of the display panel, the supporting member including a groove;
a mesh structure in the groove;
a sound generator between the display panel and the supporting member, and configured to provide a vibration; and
a vibration transfer member between the display panel and the sound generator, and configured to transfer the vibration of the sound generator to the display panel to generate sound.

US Pat. No. 10,972,818

MOUNTING TOOL AND SPEAKER DEVICE

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Shiz...

1. A mounting tool comprising:a female member having a first engagement groove and a second engagement groove that are inclined such that a distance between the first engagement groove and the second engagement groove increases toward one side of the female member, the first engagement move and the second engagement groove opening inward as viewed in a cross-sectional view of the female member, the female member further having a female-side locking projection that is disposed adjacent to the first engagement groove and protrudes toward a side of the second engagement groove from the first engagement groove, and
a male member having a first rail portion and a second rail portion that are simultaneously finable into the first engagement groove and the second engagement groove, the male member further having a male-side locking projection that is disposed adjacent to the first rail portion and that is disposed so as to interfere with the female-side engagement protrusion while the first rail portion and the second rail portion that are being fitted into the first engagement groove and the second engagement groove move in an intermediate axis direction between the first engagement groove and the second engagement groove, and so as not to interfere with the female-side locking projection while the second rail portion is being slid along the second engagement groove.

US Pat. No. 10,972,817

TOPOLOGY PROCESSING METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A topology processing method, comprising:obtaining, by a topology processing apparatus, a first onsite image collected from an optical distribution network (ODN), wherein the first onsite image comprises at least an imaging of a first port of a first ODN device, the first port is connected to a first cable, a first identification area that identifies the first cable is disposed on the first cable, and the first onsite image further comprises at least an imaging of the first identification area on the first cable;
identifying, by the topology processing apparatus, the first cable based on the first identification area on the first onsite image, and identifying, based on the first onsite image, the first port connected to the first cable;
generating, by the topology processing apparatus, a first correspondence between the first ODN device, the first port, and the first cable;
obtaining, by the topology processing apparatus, a second onsite image, wherein the second onsite image comprises at least an imaging of a second port of a first optical network terminal (ONT), and the second port is connected to the first cable;
identifying, by the topology processing apparatus based on the second onsite image, the second port connected to the first cable; and
generating, by the topology processing apparatus, a second correspondence between the first ONT, the second port, and the first cable.

US Pat. No. 10,972,816

METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAMS FOR ENABLING DEEP FIBER ACCESS TO A SOFTWARE DEFINED NETWORK

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a software defined network (SDN) control agent, a notification of a quality of service (QoS) degradation event;
accessing local table rules stored in the SDN control agent to determine whether the local table rules identify a first action to take in response to the notification;
if the local table rules identify the first action to take in response to the notification, then taking the first action;
if the local table rules do not identify the first action to take in response to the notification, then accessing an SDN controller through an internet protocol (IP) point of presence (POP) optical node to determine whether the SDN controller identifies a second action to take in response to the notification; and
when the SDN controller identifies the second action to take, receiving instruction to implement the second action.

US Pat. No. 10,972,815

SIGNAL DETECTION FOR GPON OPTICAL LINE TERMINAL

Semtech Corporation, Cam...

1. A signal detection circuit, comprising:a differential comparator including a first input and second input coupled for receiving a differential data signal, and a third input and fourth input coupled for receiving a differential threshold signal; and
a latch having an input coupled to an output of the differential comparator for latching a detected signal.

US Pat. No. 10,972,814

CONTEXT-BASED SENSOR DATA RECORDING

Lenovo (Singapore) PTE, L...

1. An apparatus comprising:an information handling device comprising one or more sensors;
a processor of the information handling device; and
a memory that stores code executable by the processor to:
record, initially, all context data that is sensed using the one or more sensors for a predefined period of time;
track a usage of a user of a previously recorded context data that is previously captured using the one or more sensors;
detect a current context of the information handling device based on information sensed using the one or more sensors;
determine various characteristics of the previously recorded context data that are of value to the user based on the user's usage of the previously recorded context data;
determine context data recording rules for the current context based on plural characteristics of the context data, the context data recording rules comprising rules for recording the context data for contexts that are of interest to the user, the contexts of the interest comprising an environment that the information handling device is in that the user may be interested in reviewing at a later time;
determine that the current context comprises a context that matches a context data recording rule;
activate, in response to said determining that the current context matches the context data recording rule, one or more other sensors of the information handling device for sensing additional context information; and
record the information that is sensed using the one or more sensors and the activated one or more other sensors in a storage volume in response to said determining that the current context matches the context data recording rule.