US Pat. No. 11,071,075

APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONOUS SIGNAL, TERMINAL FOR RECEIVING SYNCHRONOUS SIGNAL AND METHOD THEREOF

SK TELECOM CO., LTD., Se...


1. An apparatus for transmitting a synchronization signal, the apparatus comprising:a radio resource configuring unit configured to:divide a radio resource designated for synchronization into a timing synchronization frequency region and a beam synchronization frequency region, and
form a plurality of radio resource blocks in the beam synchronization frequency region, each of the plurality of radio resource blocks including two or more neighboring radio resource elements among radio resource elements included in the beam synchronization frequency region;

a timing synchronization performing unit configured to transmit, to a terminal through at least one antenna beam generated in the timing synchronization frequency region, a first synchronization signal for frequency synchronization and a second synchronization signal for frame synchronization in order to perform timing synchronization; and
a beamforming synchronization performing unit configured to transmit a beam synchronization signal, as a third synchronization signal, to the terminal through antenna beams generated for the plurality of radio resource blocks formed in the beam synchronization frequency region in order to perform beamforming synchronization,
wherein:
the number of the radio resource elements included in each of the plurality of radio resource blocks is determined by the number of antenna beams being able to be generated by the terminal receiving the beam synchronization signal.

US Pat. No. 11,071,073

RADIO SYNCHRONIZATION CONFIGURATION IN DIFFERENT OPERATION MODES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communications by a wireless node comprising:determining, at the wireless node, an operation mode of a second wireless node, the operation mode being one of a plurality of operation modes comprising one or more of an initial acquisition in standalone mode, an initial acquisition in non-standalone mode, an idle mode, or a connected mode;
determining, at the wireless node, a transmission configuration of a plurality of transmission configurations of at least one of one or more synchronization channels or one or more synchronization signals based on the determined operation mode, the transmission configuration including a configuration of time and frequency resources used for the transmission of the one or more synchronization channels or the one or more synchronization signals, wherein different transmission configurations of the plurality of transmission configurations are determined for different operations modes of the plurality of operation modes, and wherein the different transmission configurations correspond to different time and frequency resources for communicating with the second wireless node: and
transmitting, from the wireless node to the second wireless node, the one or more synchronization channels or the one or more synchronization signals based on the determined transmission configuration;
wherein a third wireless node in communication with the wireless node at a same time as the second wireless node is in a second operation mode different than the operation mode of the second wireless node.

US Pat. No. 11,071,067

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING POWER AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. An electronic device comprising:an antenna;
a communication circuit connected with the antenna; and
one or more processors,
wherein the one or more processors are configured to:
identify a second amount of power corresponding to a second output signal outputted through the antenna for a second time interval using the communication circuit, wherein identifying the second amount of power comprises identifying a second electromagnetic wave absorption rate corresponding to the second amount of power;
determine a maximum power limit value for a third output signal to be outputted through the antenna according to a difference between a target electromagnetic wave absorption rate for the second time interval and the second electromagnetic wave absorption rate for the second time interval; and
output the third output signal through the antenna based at least one the maximum power limit value for a third time interval, the third time interval following the second time interval.

US Pat. No. 11,069,651

METHOD OF MOUNTING DIE

SHINKAWA LTD., Tokyo (JP...


1. A method of mounting a die comprising:preparing a die having a bump formation surface on which a plurality of bump electrodes is formed;
disposing a vacuum suction tool having a suction surface above the die such that the suction surface faces toward the bump formation surface;
feeding a region of a porous sheet allowing ventilation to between the suction surface and the bump formation surface;
suctioning the porous sheet on the suction surface so that a suction hole formed in the suction surface is covered by the porous sheet;
sandwiching the porous sheet between the suction surface and the bump formation surface, so that the die is suctioned by the vacuum suction tool; and
mounting the die that has been suctioned by the vacuum suction tool in a bonding region of a substrate with an adhesive material interposed therebetween, comprising: pressurizing the die in the bonding region of the substrate using the vacuum suction tool such that a protrusion height of the bump electrodes is entirely absorbed in the porous sheet and heating the die and the adhesive material by the vacuum suction tool, wherein the porous sheet serves as a filter that inhibits entry of fume gas generated when the die or the adhesive material is heated into the suction hole of the vacuum suction tool,
wherein in the mounting of the die, when the die is pressurized using the vacuum suction tool, the porous sheet has a thickness equal to or greater than the protrusion height of the bump electrodes on the bump formation surface.

US Pat. No. 11,068,906

METHODS AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS TELECOM FRACKING SHARED ECONOMY

Rivada Networks, LLC, Co...


1. A method of providing telecomm resource rights to property owners, comprising:registering, via a processor of a server computing device, at least one parcel with at least a wireless telecom database in a dynamic spectrum arbitrage (DSA) system, wherein the DSA system includes components configured to establish a first communication link between a communications server and a first server in a first communication network, establish a second communication link between the communications server and a second server in a second communication network, and inform the second server whether use of allocated telecommunication resources may begin;
generating, via the processor of the server computing device, a plurality of telecom resource right (TRR) information structures that each include information identifying a registered parcel, a parcel owner, and an amount of a telecommunication resource of the first communication network that is offered for allocation and use by wireless devices of the second communication network with respect to a geographic area encompassing one cubic meter within the registered parcel;
combining, via the processor of the server computing device, the TRR information structures to encompass a geographic area larger than one cubic meter;
sending a message to the communications server that causes the processor of the communications server to allocate the telecommunication resources identified in the combined TRR information structures from the first communication network for access and use by the wireless devices of the second telecommunication network;
receiving, via the processor of the server computing device, information identifying the amounts of the telecommunication resources used by the wireless devices of the second telecommunication network within each cubic meter of the geographic area encompassed by the combined TRR information structures; and
updating, via the processor of the server computing device, a payment account associated with at least one parcel owner identified in the combined TRR information structures based on the amounts of the telecommunication resources used by the wireless devices of the second telecommunication network within each cubic meter of the geographic area encompassed by the combined TRR information structures.

US Pat. No. 11,067,015

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CYLINDER DEACTIVATION OPERATION IN RESPONSE TO ROUTE CONDITIONS

Cummins Inc., Columbus, ...


1. A system for propelling a vehicle, comprising:an internal combustion engine having a plurality of cylinders, an intake system for providing a charge flow to the plurality of cylinders, and a fuel system for providing fuel to the plurality of cylinders; and
a controller configured to collect data regarding one or more route conditions associated with traffic conditions during operation of the vehicle along a route and determine a cylinder deactivation condition in response to the one or more traffic conditions and a load on the vehicle along the route, and in response to the load on the vehicle being lighter due to deliveries along the route, the controller is configured to determine the cylinder deactivation condition is present and deactivate one or more of the plurality of cylinders.

US Pat. No. 11,066,917

EARTH-BORING TOOL RATE OF PENETRATION AND WEAR PREDICTION SYSTEM AND RELATED METHODS

Baker Hughes Holdings LLC...


1. A method, comprising:receiving input data;
training a hybrid physics and machine-learning model with the input data by building a coefficient library of drilling parameters of a planned drilling operation, comprising:determining initial predictions of the drilling parameters of the planned drilling operation based on physics data within the input data; and
determining relative influences and rankings of the drilling parameters of the planned drilling operation based on the physics data; and

providing, via the hybrid physics and machine-learning model, a predictive model representing a rate of penetration of an earth-boring tool and wear of the earth-boring tool during the planned drilling operation.

US Pat. No. 11,066,788

INDUSTRIAL MATS HAVING COST EFFECTIVE CORE STRUCTURES

QUALITY MAT COMPANY, Bea...


1. An inventory of industrial mats having a core or internal construction of wood, engineered wood, thermoplastics, elastomers, thermosetting plastics, metal, or of coated or encapsulated components, with each mat comprising side and end components protecting the sides and ends of the core or internal construction, and upper and lower components that provide upper and lower surfaces of the mats protecting upper and lower surfaces of the core or internal construction so that the core or internal construction of the mat is not visible because the side, end, upper and lower components hide the core or internal construction from view, wherein each mat includes an internal electronic device that is accessible by a door on the industrial mat, wherein the internal electronic device includes a processor, storage, and wireless communications circuitry that configures the internal electronic device to transmit information from the storage of the mat over a wireless communications network to a server.

US Pat. No. 11,066,752

COMPOSITIONALLY MODULATED ZINC-MANGANESE MULTILAYERED COATINGS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...


1. A method for electrodepositing a zinc-manganese alloy on a substrate, the method comprising:introducing a cathode and an anode with a solution selected from the group consisting of:(a) a zinc salt, a manganese salt, boric acid, an alkali metal chloride, polyethylene glycol, and a hydroxy benzaldehyde;
(b) a zinc salt, a manganese salt, and an alkali metal citrate; and
(c) a zinc salt, a manganese salt, an alkali metal citrate, an alkali metal acetate, a citric acid, glycine, and a thiamine;

passing a first current between the cathode and the anode through the solution to deposit a first layer containing zinc and manganese onto the cathode; and
depositing a second layer comprising zinc and manganese onto the first layer by passing a second current between the cathode and the anode, the second current having a current density different than the current density of the first current.

US Pat. No. 11,066,745

ANTISTATIC COATINGS FOR PLASTIC VESSELS

SIO2 MEDICAL PRODUCTS, IN...


1. A method of reducing static charge of a plastic vessel comprising an internal support surface and an external support surface, the method comprising providing a vapor deposited antistatic coating selected from the group consisting of SiCOH, SiOx having silanol or other polar terminating bonds, SiOH, and a combination thereof, to an external support surface of the vessel, to reduce the static charge of the vessel compared to a reference container that is essentially identical to the vessel except that the reference container has an uncoated external support surface.

US Pat. No. 11,065,969

CHARGEABILITY PRESENTING METHOD AND CHARGEABILITY PRESENTING SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...


1. A chargeability presenting method for one or more vehicle parking places each including a charging space connectable to a network, the method using an information terminal that is connectable to the vehicle parking places by way of the network, the method comprising:Step 1: the information terminal outputting search indication information requesting a vehicle parking place including an available charging space; and
Step 2: using the information terminal, presenting to a user of the information terminal chargeability information generated based on:(i) vehicle presence information indicating whether or not a vehicle is present in the charging space included in the vehicle parking place;
(ii) foreign-object information indicating whether or not a foreign object other than a vehicle is present in a wireless power-supply region in the charging space included in the vehicle parking place; and

Step 3: receiving with the information terminal a reservation for the vehicle parking place; andwhen the foreign-object information indicates the presence of a foreign object in the wireless power supply region of the vehicle parking place, outputting removal information to an operator for requesting removal of the detected foreign object.


US Pat. No. 11,065,894

ENGAGEABLE FLUID INTERFACE MEMBERS AND CONNECTORS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A printbar removably mountable in a system, comprising:a fluid ejection device;
a removable frame on which the fluid ejection device is mounted and comprising a plurality of fluid interface members that share a common design to releasably engage with a plurality of fluid interface connectors together as the removable frame is brought into engagement with a support structure in the system and on which the plurality of fluid interface connectors are mounted,
wherein engagement of a first fluid interface member with a first fluid interface connector establishes a gas path through the first fluid interface member and the first fluid interface connector, and engagement of a second fluid interface member with a second fluid interface connector establishes a liquid path through the second fluid interface member and the second fluid interface connector, the liquid path to deliver a liquid to the fluid ejection device; and
a gas-actuated mechanism to be actuated by input gas passed through the gas path.

US Pat. No. 11,065,401

STAND FOR MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE, AND SYSTEM COMPRISING STAND AND MEDICAMENT DELIVERY DEVICE

SHL MEDICAL AG, Zug (CH)...


1. A stand for an elongated medicament delivery device having a distal end and a proximal end, the stand comprising:a center axis;
a tubular state and an inverted state;
a base section comprising a protrusion for supporting the stand on a support surface when the stand is in the inverted state such that the protrusion projects radially inwards with respect to the center axis;
a holding section comprising a receiving opening terminating in a bottom surface configured for receiving and supporting the distal end of the medicament delivery device when the stand is in both the inverted and tubular state, where the bottom surface is positioned below the base section when the stand is in the tubular state and where the bottom surface is positioned above the base section when the stand is in the inverted state; and
a body section arranged between the base section and the holding section;
wherein the holding section is configured to hold the medicament delivery device in a substantially vertical orientation when the base section is positioned on the support surface; and
wherein the holding section comprises an elastically deformable material for providing an elastic squeeze fit around the distal end of the medicament delivery device when received in the holding section.

US Pat. No. 11,065,253

ARYLQUINAZOLINES

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...


1. A method for sensitizing cancer cells to anticancer agents or ionising radiation, comprising administering




or physiologically acceptable salts, tautomers or stereoisomers thereof, including mixtures thereof in all ratios, wherein the anticancer agents are selected from mitoxantrone, bleomycin, doxorubicin, epirubicin, idarubicin, zorubicin, daunurobicin and aclarubicin; and wherein the cancer cells express DNA-PK and compound 136 sensitizes the cancer cells through specific inhibition of the repair of DNA double strand breaks due to selective inhibition of DNA-PK.

US Pat. No. 11,071,064

DYNAMIC LOW-POWER SCHEME FOR WIRELESS TRANSCEIVERS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....


1. A wireless device comprising:a transceiver comprising radio frequency front-end (RFFE) circuitry, a first signal processing block, a transmit (TX) signal processing block, and a receive (RX) signal processing block;
a memory device; and
a central processing unit (CPU) coupled to the transceiver and the memory device, wherein the CPU:establishes a wireless link between the wireless device and a second wireless device;
adopts a set of default settings to start communication on the wireless link; and
changes the set of default settings to operate in a front-end processing (FEP) mode where only the CPU, the RFFE circuitry and the first signal processing block are powered on and the TX signal processing block and the RX signal processing block are powered off, wherein, in the FEP mode,the first signal processing block determines a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) value associated with an incoming data packet,
the first signal processing block determines a correlation result by performing an access code correlation on an access code of the incoming data packet with a pre-defined access code, the correlation result indicating a pattern match;
the first signal processing block determines, from the correlation result, a received signal quality indicator (RSQI) value associated with the packet,
the CPU determines an average RSSI value using the RSSI value and a set of one or more historical RSSI values associated with the wireless link;
the CPU determines an average RSQI value using the RSQI value and a set of one or more historical RSQI values associated with the wireless link;
the CPU determines, from a plurality of channel quality indicator (CQI) categories, a first CQI category for data sent on the wireless link by comparing the average RSSI value against a first threshold and comparing the average RSQI value against a second threshold; and
the CPU transitions from the FEP mode to a first power mode of a plurality of power modes, responsive to a determination of the first CQI category, each of the plurality of power modes corresponding to one of the plurality of CQI categories and each of the plurality of power modes comprises a set of different power levels that are equal to or lower in power than the set of default settings, and

in the first power mode, the CPU processes a subsequently received data packet.


US Pat. No. 11,071,063

APPARATUSES, METHODS, AND COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM FOR COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK


13. A method of wireless communication by an apparatus comprising a first radio and a second radio, the method comprising:utilizing the secondary radio to receive a packet while the primary radio is in a low power state, wherein the packet is configured to or includes information to inform a receiving apparatus that a transmitting apparatus has prepared for transmission at least one unit of information that the transmitting apparatus is interested in communicating to one or more apparatus, wherein the packet comprises a field that indicates a version value;
comparing the received version value with a previously received version value and, based on the comparison, determine whether to perform an operation to update the settings or parameters associated with a basic service set (BSS), wherein the settings or parameters associated with the BSS affect communications using the primary radio;
wherein the received packet further comprises a preamble and a synchronization signal, wherein the received packet does not include a field that explicitly indicates a data rate of the received packet, wherein the synchronization signal includes information useful for an inference, by the apparatus, of a rate of transmission of information in the received packet, wherein the preamble is communicated using a first bandwidth or a first frequency range, wherein the synchronization signal is communicated using a second bandwidth or second frequency range, wherein the first bandwidth or first frequency range comprises a value or a range of values that is greater than or a multiple of the second bandwidth or second frequency range; and
in response to receiving the packet, initiating a transition of the primary radio from a low power state to a high power state.

US Pat. No. 11,071,062

SELECTING POWER CONSUMPTION MODES OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...


1. A method of an electronic device comprising a processor and a transceiver, the method comprising:storing, in a storage, a plurality of profiles relating to respective different operation modes of the electronic device, the plurality of profiles specifying different power consumption modes;
receiving, from a server over a network and through the transceiver, an indication of a selected profile from among the plurality of profiles;
selecting a power consumption mode of the electronic device using the selected profile based on an operation mode of the electronic device, the selected power consumption mode specified by the selected profile being different from a discontinuous reception (DRX) mode; and
powering off, by the electronic device for an entire duration of the selected power consumption mode, the processor and at least a portion of the transceiver while the electronic device is in the selected power consumption mode, wherein in the selected power consumption mode the electronic device remains registered with the network, and the electronic device is not reachable, responsive to a connection requested by the network, during the entire duration of the selected power consumption mode.

US Pat. No. 11,071,061

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, GATEWAY, TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD BASED ON LORA TECHNOLOGY

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...


1. A communication system based on Long Range (LoRa) technology, the communication system comprising:a gateway configured to transmit an LoRa data packet containing a preamble, wherein a duration of the transmission of the preamble is n1; and
a terminal configured to perform channel activity detection one time for a duration of q1 each time after sleeping for a duration of p1,continue to sleep for the duration of p1 in response to the preamble not being detected, or
receive and process the data packet and then continue to sleep for the duration of p1 in response to the preamble being detected:

wherein p1>q1, and p1+q1 is less than or equal to n1.

US Pat. No. 11,071,060

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WAKE-UP RADIO MULTI-ANTENNA TRANSMISSION

Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd., ...


1. A method for transmitting a wake-up radio packet to low power devices in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:receiving, at a wireless access point having a plurality of antennas, data for transmission to one or more lower power wireless devices;
configuring a wake-up radio packet including a wake-up data frame for transmission to the one or more lower power wireless devices;
generating a waveform for transmitting the wake-up radio packet;
adjusting, at each of the plurality of antennas, the waveform with spatial mapping to prevent unintentional spatial nulling of the waveform during transmission of the wake-up radio packet; and
transmitting, via the plurality of antennas, the wake-up radio packet in a form of the adjusted waveform to the one or more lower power wireless devices prior to transmitting the received data to the one or more lower power wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 11,071,059

PREVENTING PEAK CURRENT DRAW IN A WIRELESS DEVICE

TRACIE WIRELESS LLC, Bur...


1. A method comprising using at least one hardware processor, in a wireless device that uses a battery as a power source for transmission, to:receive a data payload to be transmitted;
segment the data payload into one or more data payload segments based on a data payload size of the data payload and a peak current rating of the battery, wherein a largest of the one or more data payload segments has a segment size which is estimated to result, during transmission of the data payload segment, in a maximum current draw from the battery that is less than the peak current rating of the battery; and
transmit each of the one or more data payload segments, so as to ensure that the transmission of one of the one or more data payload segments does not overlap in time with the transmission of any other one of the one or more data payload segments.

US Pat. No. 11,071,058

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LOW POWER DEVICE SYNCHRONIZATION

ZTE CORPORATION, Guangdo...


1. A method performed by a first wireless communication node, the method comprising:determining a wake up window start time and duration of a second wireless communication node;
transmitting at least one signal to the second wireless communication node during the determined wake up window, the at least one signal comprising at least one synchronization sequence, wherein the at least one synchronization sequence is configured to enable the second wireless communication node to adjust its wake up window timing;
calculating a time to send the at least one signal during the determined wake up window based on a determined clock drift accumulation between clocks of the first wireless communication node and the second wireless communication node; and
transmitting the at least one signal at the calculated time,
wherein calculating a time comprises determining when a clock drift accumulation between the clocks of the first wireless communication node and the second wireless communication node will reach a certain value, and wherein the calculated time is a time before the clock drift accumulation reaches the certain value, and
wherein the certain value is determined based on a contention time period used by the first wireless communication node to contend for a medium to send the at least one signal and a predetermined time period corresponding to an amount of time required to transmit a portion of a preamble of the at least one signal that can be missed by the second wireless communication node while allowing the second wireless communication node to decode the at least one signal.

US Pat. No. 11,071,057

ENERGY CONTROL DEVICES AND METHODS FOR ENERGY MANAGEMENT IN A TRANSMISSION SITE OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method for estimating future electricity consumption during one or more future transmission intervals of a transmission site, said transmission site having an associated scheduler for scheduling assignments and at least one radio transmitter having a radio efficiency (?r), said method comprising:estimating scheduled transmission electricity consumption during a future transmission interval of the transmission site based on a quotient of a sum (Psch,sum) of scheduled radio transmission powers (Psch) and the radio efficiency (?r);
determining an electricity consumption (EPDI) of a power distribution system of the transmission site by calculating a difference between electricity supplied (Etot,in) to the transmission site and the scheduled transmission electricity consumption (Etr,TOT); and
estimating the future electricity consumption (ETOT) during the future transmission interval of the transmission site by adding the electricity consumption (EPDI) of the power distribution system of the transmission site during the transmission interval to the scheduled transmission electricity consumption (Etr,TOT).

US Pat. No. 11,071,056

APPARATUS, METHOD, AND SYSTEM FOR CELL SELECTION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A communications apparatus, comprising:at least one processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium coupled to the at least one processor and storing programming instructions for execution by the at least one processor, the programming instructions instruct the at least one processor to:measure a received signal communication parameter value of a first cell, wherein the first cell is a cell that is capable of providing a communications service to a terminal device;
if the received signal communication parameter value of the first cell is less than or equal to a first threshold of the first cell, obtain a second threshold of the first cell, wherein the first threshold of the first cell is greater than or equal to a first minimum threshold of a received signal communication parameter of the first cell, and wherein the second threshold of the first cell is greater than or equal to a second minimum threshold of the received signal communication parameter of the first cell; and
when the received signal communication parameter value of the first cell is greater than the second threshold of the first cell, set the first cell as a serving cell of the terminal device.


US Pat. No. 11,071,055

NETWORK SLICE SELECTION IN CELLULAR SYSTEM

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...


1. An apparatus for a terminal device, said apparatus comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to:
trigger network slice selection in the terminal device for an application executed in the terminal device;
in response to said triggering, cause transmission of a network slice query request message to a network node of a network infrastructure, wherein the network slice query request message comprises at least one information element specifying at least one criterion comprising at least one of a quality-of-service requirement and charging information;
receive, from the network node as a response to the network slice query request message, a network slice query response message indicating at least one network slice available to the terminal device and comprising at least one quality-of-service parameter of the at least one network slice, wherein the at least one network slice indicated by the network slice query response message meets the at least one criterion of the network slice query request message; and
select a network slice of the at least one network slice for the application on the basis of the at least one quality-of-service parameter.

US Pat. No. 11,071,054

ACCESS CONTROL IN COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK COMPRISING SLICES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method for operating a mobile entity in a mobile communications network which comprises at least one slice, the method implemented by the mobile entity and comprising:the mobile entity determining a slice of the mobile communications network to which the mobile entity intends to connect;
the mobile entity determining whether a relationship can be identified in the mobile entity, wherein the relationship indicates that the slice to which the mobile entity intends to connect is related to an access point name; and
in response to the relationship being found in the mobile entity, the mobile entity transmitting a request message to a radio access network of the mobile communications network, wherein the request message includes the identified relationship.

US Pat. No. 11,071,053

SYSTEM INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND BASE STATION, AND SYSTEM INFORMATION RECEPTION METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


1. A method of accessing a cell by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving system information on a found cell based on a cell search,
wherein the found cell is connected to an evolved packet core (EPC),
providing, by a lower layer to a non-access stratum (NAS) layer of the UE, information indicating that the found cell is connected to both the EPC and a next generation core network (NCN) based on core network information of the system information;
selecting a core network type among the EPC and the NCN; and
performing an access attempt on the found cell according to the selected core network type,
wherein the core network type is selected by the NAS layer of the UE, and
wherein the UE is capable of accessing both the EPC and the NCN.

US Pat. No. 11,071,052

METHOD FOR THE TRANSFER OF RADIO CAPABILITY INFORMATION

Intel Corporation, Santa...


1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable to communicate radio access capability information, the apparatus comprising:memory; and
one or more processors configured to:
decode, at the UE, a UE capability enquiry message received from a network, the UE capability enquiry message including a list of frequency bands that are supported in the network, and a maximum number of uplink carriers supported in the network;
create, at the UE, a list of frequency band combinations that are supported at the UE based in part on the UE capability enquiry message, wherein a number of carriers in an uplink for the frequency band combination does not exceed the maximum number of uplink carriers supported in the network; and
encode at the UE, a UE capability information message for transmission to the network that includes the list of frequency band combinations that are supported at the UE and the network.

US Pat. No. 11,071,051

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCEF-ASSISTED MEC TRAFFIC BREAKOUT

Verizon Patent and Licens...


1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a network device, reachability information for a user equipment (UE) device;
sending, by the network device and in response to receiving the reachability information, a reachability notification to a Multi-access Edge Computing (MEC) orchestrator for an edge network;
receiving, by the network device and from the MEC orchestrator, a local breakout request that identifies a traffic flow authorized for local service from the edge network;
generating, by the network device, instructions for a gateway device to apply local breakout service, for the traffic flow, to a local MEC application in the edge network; and
sending, by the network device, the instructions to an anchoring gateway device for the traffic flow.

US Pat. No. 11,071,050

NETWORK FUNCTION INSTANCE SELECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method performed by network equipment in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving at least a portion of a subscription concealed identifier for a subscriber, wherein the subscription concealed identifier contains a concealed subscription permanent identifier for the subscriber, wherein the received at least a portion of the subscription concealed identifier indicates a sub-domain code, wherein the sub-domain code indicates a certain sub-domain, from among multiple sub-domains of a home network of the subscriber, to which the subscriber is assigned, wherein the sub-domain code is different than a home network identifier that identifies the home network of the subscriber; and
determining, based on the sub-domain code and from among multiple instances of a provider network function in the home network respectively allocated to provide a service to be consumed for subscribers assigned to different sub-domains, an instance of the provider network function to provide the service to be consumed for the subscriber.

US Pat. No. 11,071,049

POWER-EFFICIENT PASSIVE DISCOVERY BY NETWORK DEVICES

Itron, Inc., Liberty Lak...


1. A device for operation in a network, comprising:one or more processors;
memory coupled to the one or more processors, the memory storing instructions executable by the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:during a first phase of a discovery operation, causing the device to listen for a passive discovery beacon (PDB) from one or more network communication devices, that are within communication range of the device, at a first rate of repeating listening windows; and
during a second phase of the discovery operation, causing the device to listen for a passive discovery beacon from the one or more network communication devices a second rate of repeating listening windows that is less than the first rate.


US Pat. No. 11,071,048

INDICATOR-CONTROLLED UTILIZATION OF OUTDATED CONFIGURATION DEFINED IN ACCESS INFORMATION TABLE FOR ACCESS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method in a radio device, the method comprising:receiving, by the radio device, an identifier from a cellular network;
selecting, by the radio device, depending on the identifier, a configuration from an access information table comprising parameters for each of a plurality of configurations for controlling access to the cellular network; and
in response to determining that at least one of the access information table and the received identifier is outdated, determining, by the radio device, depending on an indicator associated with the selected configuration, whether to access the cellular network on the basis of the selected configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,071,047

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCED NETWORK SIGNALLING BASED ON MAPPING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


1. A method of network access, by a network function, comprising:receiving information from at least one user equipment (UE), the information comprising location information and parameters for connecting the at least one UE to a network, the location information including a current location of the at least one UE, the parameters associated with the current location and comprising uplink transmission parameters including at least one of power level and time advance;
generating at least one map based on the received information; and
sending the at least one map to a plurality of UEs for connecting to the network via a random access channel (RACH)-free connection;wherein the network function is one of a core network function (CNF) and a radio access network (RAN) function.


US Pat. No. 11,071,046

METHOD FOR FACILITATING NETWORK IDENTIFICATION, ACCESS NODE, METHOD FOR NETWORK IDENTIFICATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method for network identification, at a User Equipment (UE) served by a first access node of a first network, comprising:detecting a physical-layer-related identity of a second access node;
determining an identity group in which the detected physical-layer-related identity is included, wherein the determining is based on knowledge to all access nodes and UEs that available physical-layer-related identities are divided into a number of identity groups, wherein information indicating one or more identity groups associated with the first network is transmitted to the UE from the first access node; and
identifying whether the second access node belongs to the first network based on the determined identity group,
wherein the first access node and its neighboring access nodes of the first network are associated with one or more identity groups that are different from any identity group associated with any neighboring access node of any other network.

US Pat. No. 11,071,045

ELECTRONIC DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD OF MOBILE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. An electronic device comprising:a storage;
a transceiver; and
a processor configured to:in response to power being supplied to the electronic device, identify whether access information of an access point (AP) is stored in the storage,
in response to identifying that the access information of the AP is not stored in the storage, operate in a first mode in which the transceiver outputs an advertisement signal and receives the access information of the AP from an external device,
based on the access information of the AP being received while operating in the first mode within a predetermined reference time after the power is supplied, operate in a second mode in which the transceiver searches for an advertisement signal of the AP and access the AP based on the access information of the AP, and
based on determining that the predetermined reference time has elapsed after the power is supplied terminate the operating in the first mode.


US Pat. No. 11,071,044

MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM ENTITY FOR TRANSMITTING SYSTEM INFORMATION IN A 5G NETWORK

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


1. A mobile telecommunications system entity for a mobile telecommunications system including at least one entity serving at least one user equipment, comprising circuitry configured to:transmit scheduling information for on-demand system information, which can be requested by the at least one user equipment, and
in response to the at least one user equipment missing the scheduling information, notify the at least one user equipment by a broadcast channel which can be addressed by a common ID to read the corresponding scheduling information.

US Pat. No. 11,071,043

ENHANCED HANDLING ON FORBIDDEN PLMN LIST

MediaTek INC., Hsin-Chu ...


1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:registering or attaching to a mobile communication network having a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) ID;
receiving a reject message from the network, wherein the reject message has no integrity protection;
starting a timer upon receiving the reject message and adding the PLMN ID to an extension of a Forbidden PLMN list in response to determining that the Forbidden PLMN list does not include the PLMN ID, wherein, while the timer is running, the UE refrains from registering or attaching to the mobile communication network having the PLMN ID while the PLMN ID is stored in the extension of the Forbidden PLMN list, wherein the extension is a temporary Forbidden PLMN list that is a separate and an independent list from the Forbidden PLMN list and is stored in an internal volatile memory of the UE, and wherein the Forbidden PLMN list comprises one or more PLMN IDs stored in a subscriber identity module (SIM) or a universal subscriber identity module (USIM); and
removing the PLMN ID from the extension of the Forbidden PLMN list upon timer expiry.

US Pat. No. 11,071,042

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING WIRELESS NETWORK CONGESTION

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


1. A computer-implemented method for reducing wireless network congestion, the method comprising:receiving an initial request for network access from a mobile device associated with a user via a radio access network (RAN), the initial request for network access including a request to access data through a wireless network, an initial location of the mobile device, and an initial request time;
determining a first geographic region in which the mobile device is located based on the initial location;
determining a customer support time period for the first geographic region;
in response to receiving the initial request for network access, transmitting a request to a policy and charging rules function (PCRF);
receiving, from the PCRF, a rejection message denying access to data through the wireless network because the user has exceeded a data allocation for the mobile device;
denying the initial request for network access based on the rejection message;
in response to receiving the rejection message, storing, in a memory, identifying information for the mobile device and the user associated with the initial request for network access, the initial location, and the initial request time;
receiving a subsequent request for network access from the mobile device via the RAN, the subsequent request including a subsequent location and a subsequent request time;
in response to receiving the subsequent request for network access:scanning the memory to determine that identifying information associated with the subsequent request for network access matches the stored identifying information associated with the initial request for network access,
based on the subsequent location, determining a second geographic region in which the mobile device is located; and
based on the matching stored information associated with the initial and subsequent requests for network access, denying the subsequent request for network access if the second geographic region is the same geographic region as the first geographic region and the subsequent request time is outside the customer support time period for the first geographic region.


US Pat. No. 11,071,041

ESTABLISHING DOMAINS OF AUTHORITY FOR ROUTING TABLE UPDATES BETWEEN ROUTING DEVICES IN A FIFTH GENERATION (5G) OR OTHER NEXT GENERATION NETWORK


1. A first routing device, comprising:a processor;
a memory that stores a routing table, and executable instructions that, when the executable instructions are executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:facilitating identifying a route update that comprises information about a network, and
communicating, via the network, the route update to a second routing device for propagation of the route update to routing devices in a first authority domain with the first routing device, wherein the propagation of the route update to the routing devices in the first authority domain occurs until a period of time expires, and wherein the period of time commences at a time of the identifying of the route update.


US Pat. No. 11,071,040

D2D COMMUNICATION METHOD AND D2D DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...


1. A method for Device to Device (D2D) communication, comprising:determining, by a first terminal device, information to be forwarded, the information to be forwarded comprising: target information, forwarding condition information, attribute information of the first terminal device and indication information, whereinthe forwarding condition information comprises at least one of position condition information or time condition information,
the attribute information of the first terminal device comprises position information of the first terminal device and at least one of: type information of the first terminal device or identity information of the first terminal device, and
the indication information indicates that a second terminal device receiving the information to be forwarded sends, when it is determined to forward the information to be forwarded, attribute information of the second terminal device along with the information to be forwarded, wherein the attribute information of the second terminal device comprises position information of the second terminal device and at least one of: type information of the second terminal device or identity information of the second terminal device; and

broadcasting by the first terminal device, the information to be forwarded, so that the second terminal device receiving the information to be forwarded determines, according to the forwarding condition information, whether to forward the information to be forwarded.

US Pat. No. 11,071,039

TECHNIQUES FOR GENERATING A ROUTING TABLE FOR A MESH NETWORK HAVING AD HOC CONNECTIONS

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...


1. An apparatus comprising:a communications interface circuitry to receive telemetric data from wireless devices coupled together in a mesh network and to send updated telemetric data to at least one wireless device coupled to the mesh network for use to route data within the mesh network or route data to a first network coupled to the mesh network; and
a component circuitry to generate a route to update one or more paths between wireless devices through wireless connections of the mesh network based, at least in part, on updated telemetric data; and
the component circuitry to generate the route based on signal interference from other devices in an area of the mesh network that are outside of the mesh network, the route to route data around areas expected to have substantial signal interference.

US Pat. No. 11,071,038

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MULTI-HOP PATH SELECTION FOR MOBILE ROBOTS BASED ON CLOUD PLATFORM

Tata Consultancy Services...


1. A processor implemented method providing a cloud system (102) based dynamic path selection in a multi-hop network, the method comprising:determining, by one or more processors (202) of the cloud system (102), an optimal path for establishing a communication between a source mobile robot (Rs) 312 and a destination robot (Rd) 314 among a plurality of mobile robots in the multi-hop network in accordance with a subnet information comprising a network map and a cost map, wherein the subnet information is received from a plurality of Access Points (APs) in the multi-hop network, and wherein the determined optimal path defines a multi-hop sequence of Access Points (APs), selected from the plurality of Access Points (APs), to enable the communication between the source mobile robot (Rd) 312 and the destination mobile robot (Rd) 314,

wherein, determining the optimal path comprises:identifying, a plurality of paths for communication between the source mobile robot (Rs) 312 and the destination mobile robot (Rd) 314 by:establishing, a forward link between the source mobile robot and the destination mobile robot by computing a forward link cost function at each Access Point (AP) starting from a first Access point (AP) among the plurality of Access points (APs) connected to the source mobile robot (Rs) 312 and a first set of intermediate Access points (APs) among the plurality of Access points (APs) that terminate at a second Access Point (AP) connected to the destination mobile robot (Rd) 314, wherein the initial value of the forward link cost function at the first Access Point (AP) is set to zero; and
establishing, a backward link between the destination mobile robot 314 and the source mobile robot (Rs) 312 by computing a backward link cost function at each Access Point (AP) starting from the second Access Point (AP) connected to the destination mobile robot (Rd) 314 and a second set of intermediate Access Points (APs) among the plurality of Access Points (APs) that terminate at the first Access Point (AP) connected to the source mobile robot 312, wherein the initial value of the backward cost function is set to the computed final forward cost function at the second Access Point (AP); and

selecting, the optimal path for communication between the source mobile robot (Rs) 312 and the destination mobile robot (Rd) 314 from the identified plurality of paths comprising the multi-hop sequence of Access Points (APs), wherein an end-to-end forward link cost function and an end-to-end backward link cost function computed for the selected optimal path is minimum, and an end-to-end Outage Probability value for the optimal path is minimum; and

communicating, the optimal path to the source mobile robot 312 by broadcasting the optimal path through the plurality of Access Points (APs) to establish communication between the source mobile robot (Rs) 312 and the destination mobile robot (Rd) 314.

US Pat. No. 11,071,037

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIRECTING WIRELESS RESOURCES IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK


1. A method, comprising:accessing, by a processing system including a processor, first information associated with a first wireless access device associated with a first wireless access network, the first wireless access device facilitating a communication between the first wireless access network and a first portable communication device;
accessing, by the processing system, second information associated with a second wireless access device associated with a second wireless access network;
identifying, by the processing system and responsive to a request from the first portable communication device for a network resource, that the second wireless access network is allocating the network resource for a geographic area in accordance with a network resource schedule;
determining, by the processing system and based on a location associated with the first portable communication device, whether the first portable communication device is positioned within the geographic area;
based on the first information, the second information, and a determination that the first portable communication device is positioned within the geographic area, determining, by the processing system, to facilitate communication between the first portable communication device and the second wireless access network;
directing, by the processing system, a directional antenna resource to focus coverage at a first portion of the geographic area that includes the location associated with the first portable communication device to thereby provide the network resource to the first portable communication device via the second wireless access network, responsive to the determining to facilitate the communication between the first portable communication device and the second wireless access network, wherein the network resource is provided in accordance with the network resource schedule and with a prearranged data limit in a service agreement associated with the first portable communication device; and
directing, by the processing system, the first wireless access device to stop providing network access to the first portable communication device, responsive to the determining to facilitate the communication between the first portable communication device and the second wireless access network.

US Pat. No. 11,071,036

MANAGING VOICE CALLS IN HETEROGENOUS NETWORK ENVIRONMENTS

Cisco Techneiogy, Inc., ...


1. A wireless device in a heterogeneous network environment, the wireless device comprising:one or more interfaces configured to receive wireless transmissions;
a memory comprising instructions; and
a hardware processor;
wherein the wireless device, when executing the instructions at the hardware processor, is configured to:
send a registration request to a network node in a New Radio, 5G, network, wherein the wireless device has an existing voice call on a different network in the heterogeneous network environment; and
receive a registration acceptance from the network node in the 5G network, wherein the registration acceptance indicates that IMS voice services are supported, but existing voice calls are not supported; and
determine to stop an attempt to move the existing voice call to the 5G network.

US Pat. No. 11,071,035

RADIO LINK MONITORING AND CELL SEARCH TECHNIQUES FOR HIGH MOVEMENT SPEEDS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. An apparatus, comprising:at least one processor configured to cause a wireless device to:determine a mobility state of the wireless device;
receive a system information block (SIB) from a first cell of a plurality of cells, wherein the SIB includes an indication the cell is a high speed cell;
perform a cell search, wherein the cell search comprises scanning the plurality of cells within communication range of the wireless device, wherein the plurality of cells comprise one or more first cells that are a high speed cells and one or more second cells that are not high speed cells; and
select, as part of a reselection process, a cell of the plurality of cells,wherein, when the mobility state of the wireless device corresponds to a high speed scenario, the reselection process selects a cell from the one or more first cells identified as high speed cells, wherein said selecting the cell of the plurality of cells includes identifying at least the first cell as a high speed cell in the reselection process based on the indication in the SIB, and
wherein, when the mobility state of the wireless device does not correspond to a high speed scenario, the reselection process selects a cell from the one or more second cells that are not a high speed cell.



US Pat. No. 11,071,034

MOVING CELL BACKHAUL COORDINATION

British Telecommunication...


1. A wireless communications access point equipment, configured to identify a location requiring greater wireless coverage and to move to that location, and comprising:a scanning system for detecting transmissions from one or more other wireless communications access points;
a processor for determining a direction in which quality of coverage from the one or more other wireless communications access points deteriorates;
a navigation system for directing movement in the direction determined by the processor; and
a propulsion and steering system for moving the wireless communications access point equipment under control of the navigation system,
wherein the processor has provision to identify a location in which the wireless communications access point equipment is at a limit of coverage provided by another wireless communications access point, and to initiate operation as a wireless communications access point at the location so identified.

US Pat. No. 11,071,033

HANDOVER APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR AVOIDING IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE INTERFERENCE

Apple Inc.


1. A method, comprising:by a User Equipment (UE):receiving a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message from a Source Base Station (SBS) for handover to a Target Base Stations (TBS) in a cellular communication system;
determining that the TBS has not applied first Time Division Multiplexing (TDM) information related to avoidance of In-Device Coexistence (IDC) interference for the UE;
performing a random access procedure with the TBS according to the RRC connection reconfiguration message to establish a connection with the TBS; and
in response to the determination that the TBS has not applied the first TDM information, indicating to the TBS, in a message subsequent to the random access procedure, second TDM information related to avoidance of IDC interference, wherein the second TDM information corresponds to information on a subframe pattern in a bitmap form.


US Pat. No. 11,071,032

GATEWAY COORDINATING MULTIPLE SMALL CELL RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

Corning Optical Communica...


1. A method of coordinating a plurality of radio access networks (RANs), comprising:aggregating, with a gateway, communications interfaces between a plurality of RANs and a packet core network through the gateway, a plurality of radio nodes (RNs) in each of the plurality of RANs communicatively coupled to the gateway and to user equipment (UE) devices associated with the plurality of RNs in each of the plurality of RANs;
controlling and coordinating, with the gateway, mobility of the UE devices within and among the plurality of RANs; and
acting, with the gateway, as a virtual enhanced NodeB (eNB) to the packet core network to hide the aggregated communications interfaces from the packet core network.

US Pat. No. 11,071,031

METHODS, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEMS USING ENHANCED DEDICATED CORE NETWORK (DCN) SELECTION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...


1. A method, implemented by a WTRU, comprising:sending, by the WTRU, a Service Request (SR) to change the WTRU to connected mode;
receiving, by the WTRU, a command that includes information indicating a new or a changed type of network portion associated with a service to serve the WTRU and one or more candidate network portions associated with the service;
determining whether a first network portion of the candidate network portions that is associated with the service is rejected;
receiving, by the WTRU, a Connection Release message; and
sending, by the WTRU, a registration request,
wherein the registration request includes information indicating a request for the first network portion associated with the service to serve the WTRU, on condition that the first network portion is not rejected.

US Pat. No. 11,071,030

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYSTEM INFORMATION ACQUISITION, BEAM FAILURE RECOVERY AND CELL RESELECTION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A method of receiving system information by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a base station, a request for system information (SI);
receiving, from the base station, an acknowledgement for the request;
receiving a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) addressed to a SI radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) in a first SI window for a SI message immediately after receiving the acknowledgement; and
receiving the SI message,
wherein receiving of a PDCCH is performed in a second SI window which is next to the first SI window in a modification period, in case that the SI message is not received by an end of the first SI window.

US Pat. No. 11,071,029

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-READABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR TERMINAL DEVICE, AND METHOD PERFORMED BY COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...


1. A communication device comprising:a first wireless interface;
a second wireless interface, a maximum distance with which a wireless communication via the second wireless interface can be executed being larger than a maximum distance with which a wireless communication via the first wireless interface can be executed;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the communication device to:in a case where a first wireless connection via the first wireless interface is established with an external device, establish a second wireless connection via the second wireless interface with the external device so as to cause the external device to participate in, as a child station, a wireless network in which the communication device operates as a parent station;
determine whether a predetermined signal is received from the external device, in a case where the second wireless connection is established with the external device,wherein in a case where the external device is a first type external device, the predetermined signal is received from the first type external device, and
in a case where the external device is a second type external device different from the first type external device, the predetermined signal is not received from the second type external device;

determine a preservation time according to the determination whether the predetermined signal is received, the preservation time being a time for preserving a state of the communication device in a parent station state under a situation where there is no child station device operating as a child station of the wireless network after the second wireless connection with the external device has been disconnected, the parent station state being a state where the communication device operates as the parent station of the wireless network; and
in a case where the determined preservation time has elapsed without a child station device participating in the wireless network, shift the state of the communication device from the parent station state to a specific state where the communication device does not operate as a parent station or a child station of a wireless network,
wherein one of a first preservation time and a second preservation time which is longer than the first preservation time is determined as the preservation time, in a case where it is determined that the predetermined signal is received from the external device, and the other of the first preservation time and the second preservation time is determined as the preservation time, in a case where it is determined that the predetermined signal is not received from the external device
wherein the second type external device is capable of re-establishing the second wireless connection with the communication device without re-establishing the first wireless connection with the communication device after the state of the communication device has shifted from the parent station state to the specific state,
wherein the first type external device is incapable of re-establishing the second wireless connection with the communication device unless the first wireless connection is re-established with the communication device after the state of the communication device has shifted from the parent station state to the specific state, and
wherein the one of the first preservation time and the second preservation time is the second preservation time, and the other of the first preservation time and the second preservation time is the first preservation time.


US Pat. No. 11,071,028

DYNAMIC HANDOVER THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT FOR LOAD BALANCING

T-MOBILE INNOVATIONS LLC,...


1. A method for load balancing, the method comprising: obtaining a first cell load of a first frequency band and a second cell load of a second frequency band;determining a load imbalance between the first cell load and the second cell load based on one or both of: the first cell load exceeding a threshold load, or a difference between the first cell load and the second cell load exceeding a difference threshold;
responsive to determining the load imbalance, incrementally adjusting a handover threshold parameter by a defined value per each loop of a periodic timer; and
incrementally returning the adjusted handover threshold parameter to a default value by the defined value per each loop of the periodic timer responsive to determining that the load imbalance is minimized,
wherein the incremental adjustment of the handover threshold parameter correspondingly adjusts an effective cell radius of one or both of the first frequency band or the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 11,071,027

AUTOMATICALLY MODIFYING CELL DEFINITION TABLES WITHIN NETWORKS

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


1. A method performed by a controlling node of a telecommunications network, the method comprising:in response to a handover preparation failure during preparation of a handover from a source cell to a target cell, detecting, using a self-organizing network (SON) process, whether the handover preparation failure was caused by inaccurate or nonexistent cell global identity (CGI) information for the target cell; and
in response to the handover preparation failure, during preparation of the handover from the source call to the target cell, being caused by the inaccurate or nonexistent CGI information:determining, by the SON process, accurate CGI information for the target cell; and
modifying a cell definition for the target cell within a neighbor relations table (NRT) of the controlling node using the accurate CGI information from the SON process.


US Pat. No. 11,071,026

SOURCE CELL CONNECTION HANDLING DURING MAKE-BEFORE-BREAK HANDOVER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communications at a user equipment (UE), comprising:communicating, with a first base station while in a connected state with a first cell served by the first base station, information associated with a configuration for the connected state via a signaling radio bearer and application data via a data radio bearer;
receiving, while in the connected state with the first cell, a handover command from the first base station indicating a handover to a second cell served by a second base station;
initiating, while in the connected state with the first cell, a connection procedure with the second cell;
suspending, during the connection procedure with the second cell, the signaling radio bearer, wherein the suspending comprises receiving a configuration message via the signaling radio bearer associated with updating the configuration for the connected state and suppressing the updating of the configuration based at least in part on the initiating; and
maintaining, during the connection procedure with the second cell, the data radio bearer.

US Pat. No. 11,071,025

CELL HANDOVER WITH MINIMUM MOBILITY INTERRUPTION

FG Innovation Company Lim...


1. A method for a user equipment (UE) for performing ahandover procedure with minimum mobility interruption, the method comprising:receiving, at the UE, a first Radio Resource Control (RRC) message having an indicator for a radio bearer to perform a dual-connectivity based (DC-based) handover procedure;
performing the DC-based handover procedure from a source base station to a target base station, wherein a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) entity at the UE associated with the radio bearer is configured with two security keys;
determining whether the DC-based handover procedure is not performed successfully;
determining whether a radio link to the source base station is available; and
initializing an RRC connection re-establishment procedure, when it is determined that the DC-based handover procedure is not performed successfully and the radio link to the source base station is not available.

US Pat. No. 11,071,024

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OBTAINING CELL INFORMATION


1. A method for obtaining cell information, to a user equipment, comprising:when receiving measurement configuration information, according to target information, determining a target timing duration of a timer; wherein the measurement configuration information is configured to instruct the user equipment to obtain identifier information of a target cell, the target information comprises at least one of: frequency related information of the target cell, synchronization status of the target cell and a serving cell, capability information of the user equipment, and operation state related information of the user equipment;
when the identifier information is obtained within the target timing duration, reporting the identifier information to a network device;
wherein the target information comprises the frequency related information of the target cell;
wherein according to target information, determining a target timing duration of a timer, comprises;
determining the target timing duration according to a target frequency range to which the frequency of the target cell belongs;
or,
determining the target timing duration according to a target frequency bandwidth range to which a frequency bandwidth corresponding to the frequency of the target cell belongs.

US Pat. No. 11,071,023

WIRELESS DEVICE AND METHODS THEREIN FOR HANDLING CELL SELECTION AND/OR RESELECTION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method, performed by a wireless device, for handling cell selection and/or reselection, the wireless device operating in a wireless communications network having a first cell and a second cell, the method comprising, having determined that a result of a first measurement of a first signal from the first cell is that the first measurement is below a first threshold:determining that at least one of:a length of time since the wireless device last performed cell selection or reselection is above a second threshold, and
a number of times that neighbor cell measurements failed to trigger cell reselection is above a third threshold,

resetting a strongest signal value of the first signal measured after a last cell selection or reselection by the wireless device, to a lower value based on a first result of the determination of at least one of: the length of time and the number of times,
determining whether or not to measure a second signal from the second cell, based on whether or not a difference between: a) the reset strongest signal value of the first signal measured after the last cell selection or reselection by the wireless device and b) a current measurement of the first signal from the first cell, is above a fourth threshold, and
initiate measuring the second signal based on a second result of the determination of whether or not to measure.

US Pat. No. 11,071,022

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...


1. A user equipment for a communication network having a master communication apparatus providing a master communication cell and a secondary communication apparatus providing a secondary communication cell, the user equipment comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory operatively coupled with the at least one processor, wherein the at least one processor is configured to:receive control plane signalling from the master communication apparatus;
derive a security key of the master communication apparatus;
derive, using the derived security key of the master communication apparatus, at least one control plane security key for control plane communication between the user equipment and the master communication apparatus;
derive, using the derived security key of the master communication apparatus, a security key of the secondary communication apparatus during dual connectivity;
derive, using the security key of the secondary communication apparatus, a user plane security key; and
use the derived user plane security key for user plane communication between the user equipment and the secondary communication apparatus.


US Pat. No. 11,071,021

SECURITY KEY DERIVATION FOR HANDOVER

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communication at a source access and mobility function (AMF), comprising:identifying a handover trigger that triggers a handover from the source AMF to a target AMF;
in response to the handover trigger, generating an AMF base key based at least in part on inputting a downlink non-access stratum (NAS) count into a key derivation function;
generating a target base station base key based at least in part on inputting the AMF base key and an uplink NAS count into the key derivation function; and
transmitting, by the source AMF to the target AMF, both of the AMF base key and the target base station base key, wherein the AMF base key is different from the target base station base key.

US Pat. No. 11,071,020

SERVICE PROVISIONING USING ABSTRACTED NETWORK RESOURCE REQUIREMENTS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A method comprising:obtaining, by a device, a resource cost information for a wireless network, the resource cost information specifying a link resource usage cost of a first virtual link as a function of loading on a second virtual link and the first virtual link, and information about a service, the link resource usage cost including a first interference cost at the first virtual link due to loading on the second virtual link and a second interference cost at the second virtual link due to supporting the service on the first virtual link, the first virtual link corresponding to a first radio interface and the second virtual link corresponds to a second radio interface, and the first radio interface and the second radio interface being available for carrying traffic in the wireless network;
receiving, by the device, a network loading information for the wireless network, the network loading information corresponding to a first time interval;
receiving, by the device, a service request of a mobile device, the service request specifying a bin location identifying a geographical region in the wireless network, the service request requesting access to the service by the mobile device at the bin location during a second time interval;
estimating, by the device, a network resource usage cost information for supporting the service during the second time interval in accordance with at least the network loading information, the resource cost information, and the bin location;
admitting, by the device, the service in response to the estimated network resource usage cost information satisfying a network resource criterion; and
provisioning, by the device, network resources for providing access to the service by the mobile device in the bin location during the second time interval in accordance with the network loading information, the resource cost information, and information about the service.

US Pat. No. 11,071,019

MANAGEMENT OF SPECTRUM EMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A method performed by a terminal in a wireless communications system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a first message including a first list, wherein the first list includes indicators indicating frequency bands and second lists, one of the indicators indicates one of the frequency bands, one of the second lists corresponds to one of the frequency bands, and each second list includes spectrum emission requirement values with respect to corresponding frequency band;
determining whether the terminal supports a first frequency band listed first in the first list;
selecting the first frequency band listed first in the first list and applying a first listed spectrum emission requirement value which the terminal supports among the spectrum emission requirement values included in a second list for the first frequency band, in case that the terminal supports the first frequency band listed first in the first list; and
selecting a second frequency band listed first which the terminal supports among the frequency bands included in the first list and applying a first listed spectrum emission requirement value which the terminal supports among the spectrum emission requirement values included in a second list for the second frequency band, in case that the terminal does not support the first frequency band listed first in the first list.

US Pat. No. 11,071,018

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONFIGURING CELL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A method performed by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a radio resource control (RRC) message to configure a plurality of frequency bandwidths for the terminal, the RRC message including first information on a first frequency bandwidth and second information on at least one second frequency bandwidth, the first frequency bandwidth being configured to be activated at first by the RRC message;
receiving, from the base station, data on the first frequency bandwidth based on the RRC message;
receiving, from the base station, information indicating one of the at least one second frequency bandwidth on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH);
performing frequency bandwidth switching to the one of the at least one second frequency bandwidth, based on the information and the RRC message;
receiving, from the base station, data on the one of the at least one second frequency bandwidth indicated by the information; and
returning to the first frequency bandwidth based on the first information included in the RRC message, upon an activity expiration timer for returning to the first frequency bandwidth being expired,
wherein only one of the plurality of frequency bandwidths is activated at a time.

US Pat. No. 11,071,017

FORWARDING ENTRY GENERATION METHOD, CONTROLLER, AND NETWORK DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


10. A method implemented by a first network device, the method comprising:obtaining a resource allocation request message comprising a network slice identifier of a network slice and a needed resource that needs to be allocated by the first network device to the network slice, wherein the needed resource comprises a device processing resource or a link resource;
allocating an allocated resource to the network slice and in response to the resource allocation request message, wherein the allocated resource comprises the device processing resource or the link resource;
allocating a first segment identifier in response to the resource allocation request message, wherein the first segment identifier identifies the allocated resource and comprises a node segment identifier or an adjacency segment identifier; and
sending an advertisement message to a second network device to trigger the second network device to generate a forwarding table corresponding to the network slice,
wherein the advertisement message comprises the network slice identifier and the first segment identifier.

US Pat. No. 11,071,016

PATH SWITCHING METHOD AND TERMINAL DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...


1. A path switching method for a terminal device, wherein the terminal device has a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer, the PDCP layer is capable of sending uplink data to a first cell group or a second cell group, the first cell group and the second cell group are different cell groups, and the PDCP layer currently sends uplink data to the first cell group; the method comprising:switching, by the terminal device, the PDCP layer from sending uplink data to the first cell group to sending uplink data to the second cell group; and
sending, by the terminal device, first uplink data to the second cell group, wherein the first uplink data comprises at least first data, and the first data are data that have been sent to a radio link control protocol (RLC) layer of the first cell group by the terminal device;
and further comprising:
before switching the PDCP layer from sending uplink data to the first cell group to sending uplink data to the second cell group, receiving, by the terminal device, second indication information sent by a network device, wherein the second indication information is used for indicating the terminal device to switch the PDCP layer from sending uplink data to the first cell group to sending uplink data to the second cell group;
wherein switching the PDCP layer from sending uplink data to the first cell group to sending uplink data to the second cell group comprises:
switching the PDCP layer from sending uplink data to the first cell group to sending uplink data to the second cell group according to the second indication information;
wherein the first data comprises data that have been sent to the RLC layer of the first cell group by the terminal device and not completely mapped to a media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU).

US Pat. No. 11,071,015

ACCESS TRAFFIC STEERING/SWITCHING/SPLITTING METHOD IN A NETWORK AND NETWORK ENTITY PERFORMING THE SAME

Electronics and Telecommu...


1. A method for performing ATSSS (Access Traffic Steering, Switching and Splitting) in a network, comprising:transmitting, by a session management function (SMF), a first message for checking a connection state of a terminal for a first access network and a second access network to an access and mobility management function (AMF) when an execution of the ATSSS from the first access network to the second access network is determined; and
receiving, by the SMF, information on the connection state of the terminal from the AMF;
wherein the receiving comprises receiving, by the SMF from the AMF, an Network Interface AMF Communication N1N2 Message (Namf comm N1N2Message) response message including the information.

US Pat. No. 11,071,014

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING DATA


5. A device adapted to communicate in a wireless local area network (LAN), the device comprising:a processor;
memory disposed to said processor, said memory including instructions, when executed by said processor cause the device to:
receiving a beacon frame from an access point (AP), the beacon frame comprising at least one basic service set identifier (BSSID) and a first color value, wherein each BSSID identifying a basic service set (BSS) managed by the AP, and the first color value represented by a value number of bits, the value number less than 48;
receiving a first physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) over a transmission bandwidth, the first PPDU comprising a first signal field and a second signal field, whereinthe first signal field comprising bandwidth information and a second color value, the bandwidth information indicating the transmission bandwidth, and
the second signal field comprising user-specific information comprising allocation of orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA) transmission,
wherein
the first signal field is phase-rotated over at least one first subcarrier group, each first subcarrier group having bandwidth of 20 MHz within the transmission bandwidth, and
the second signal is phase rotated over a plurality of second subcarrier groups, each second subcarrier group having bandwidth that is less than 20 MHz within the transmission bandwidth;

comparing the first color value and the second color value to determine whether the first PPDU was transmitted by the AP; and
transmitting a second PPDU, the second PPDU comprising a third color value, the third color value being set to either the first color value or the second color value.

US Pat. No. 11,071,013

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GROUP COMMUNICATION, GROUP SERVER, AND GROUP MEMBER DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A group communication method, comprising:receiving, by a subgroup server, a first subscription request message for subscribing a group member resource of a group server;
sending, by the subgroup server, a second subscription request message for subscribing a group member resource of the group server to group member devices that belong to the group server, wherein the second subscription request message carries an address of the subgroup server for aggregating notification messages and an address of a subscription device;
receiving, by the subgroup server, notification messages sent by group member devices, wherein the notification messages are sent to the subgroup server after a resource of the group member device meets a subscription condition, and a number of notification messages is at least two;
aggregating, by the subgroup server, the notification messages into one notification message according to the address of the subscription device included in the notification messages; and
sending, by the subgroup server, the one notification message to the group server.

US Pat. No. 11,071,012

BASE STATION, TERMINAL, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...


1. A base station comprising:a first processor circuit; and
a second processor circuit configured to processes a wireless signal, wherein
the first processor circuit includesa third processor circuit configured to processes a control signal, and
a fourth processor circuit configured to processes user data, and wherein

the third processor circuit shares, with the fourth processor circuit, a second terminal identifier used in user-data processing performed in the second processor circuit and the fourth processor circuit, and wherein
when, from a first higher-level device, a first terminal identifier and a higher-level identifier identifying a second higher-level device that performs user-data processing are fed, the third processor circuit requests the second terminal identifier from the fourth processor circuit and feeds, to the second processor circuit, the second terminal identifier allocated by the fourth processor circuit, and
the fourth processor circuit allocates the second terminal identifier to the third processor circuit, and wherein
when the first terminal identifier is fed from the first higher-level device, the third processor circuit requests the second terminal identifier from the fourth processor circuit and feeds, to the second processor circuit, the second terminal identifier allocated by the fourth processor circuit and transmits an allocation response to the fourth processor circuit upon establishment of a communication path to a terminal, and

when the second terminal identifier is requested by the third processor circuit, the fourth processor circuit allocates the second terminal identifier to the third processor circuit and cancels the allocation of the second terminal identifier to the third processor circuit upon no reception of the allocation response from the third processor circuit.

US Pat. No. 11,071,010

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING BASEBAND SIGNAL PROCESSING OF FIFTH (5G) NEW RADIO UPLINK SIGNALS

Marvell World Trade Ltd.,...


1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a remote site, uplink transmissions that comprise user data;
receiving configuration parameters;
performing a first portion of baseband processing that compresses the uplink transmissions using the configuration parameters to generate compressed packets; and
transmitting the compressed packets from the remote site to a central office via transmission lines where a second portion of the baseband processing is performed to obtain the user data, wherein the performing includes removing a DC bias from the received uplink transmissions to generate DC removed signals, shifting the DC removed signals to generate a frequency shifted signals, and removing a cyclic prefix (CP) from the frequency shifted signals to generate CP removed signals.

US Pat. No. 11,071,009

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...


1. A method for transmitting data, comprising:transmitting duplicated data carried in a plurality of logical channels respectively on a plurality of carriers or carrier groups;
wherein the plurality of carriers or carrier groups for transmitting the duplicated data are determined according to the plurality of logical channels for carrying the duplicated data;
wherein at least two logical channels in the plurality of logical channels correspond to different carriers or carrier groups for transmitting the duplicated data;
wherein the plurality of carriers or carrier groups are determined according to respective indication information of each of the plurality of logical channels;
wherein the indication information comprises first indication information corresponding to a first logical channel of the plurality of logical channels;
wherein the first indication information is used for indicating a carrier identity (ID) of one carrier or a group of carriers;
wherein determining the plurality of carriers or carrier groups according to the respective indication information corresponding to each logical channel of the plurality of logical channels comprises:determining that a first carrier corresponding to a carrier ID of one carrier or a first carrier group corresponding to a carrier ID of a group of carriers indicated by the first indication information is a carrier or a carrier group for transmitting the duplicated data carried in the first logical channel; and

wherein transmitting the duplicated data carried in the plurality of logical channels respectively on the plurality of carriers or carrier groups comprises:transmitting the duplicated data carried in the first logical channel on the first carrier, or on part or all of carriers in the first carrier group.


US Pat. No. 11,071,008

TRANSMISSION METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR FEEDBACK ACKNOWLEDGE INFORMATION

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...


1. A method for transmission of feedback acknowledge information, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device, downlink control information sent by an access network device, wherein the downlink control information comprises a first information field and a second information field, the first information field is used for indicating timing of feedback acknowledge information corresponding to the downlink control information, and the second information field is used for indicating a downlink assignment index;
determining, by the terminal device, a first bit number of feedback acknowledge information to be transmitted in a target transmission unit according to the first information field and the second information field; and
transmitting, by the terminal device, the feedback acknowledge information in the target transmission unit according to the first bit number;
wherein the downlink control information comprises first downlink control information and second downlink control information, a value of the second information field of the first downlink control information is a preset value, and a value of the second information field of the second downlink control information is different from the preset value;
wherein the feedback acknowledge information comprises feedback acknowledge information corresponding to the first downlink control information and the second downlink control information; and
wherein the first bit number comprises the maximum bit number of feedback acknowledge information corresponding to all component carriers.

US Pat. No. 11,071,007

CROSS FUNCTIONAL SIGNALING IN OFF GRID RADIO SERVICE DEVICES FOR REDUCED OVER-THE-AIR OVERHEAD

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A method, comprising:by a first wireless device:
initiating a device-to-device (D2D) session with a second wireless device at a first protocol layer, wherein D2D session initiation signaling communicated over-the-air between the first wireless device and the second wireless device comprises signaling associated with the first protocol layer, wherein the first protocol layer is an application layer of the first wireless device;
providing an indication of initiation of the D2D session from the first protocol layer to a second protocol layer based at least in part on initiating the D2D session with the second wireless device at the first protocol layer, wherein the second protocol layer is a layer lower than the application layer of the first wireless device;
communicating D2D session modification signaling associated with the first protocol layer over-the-air between the first wireless device and the second wireless device; and
providing an indication of the D2D session modification from the first protocol layer to the second protocol layer based at least in part on communicating the D2D session modification signaling associated with the first protocol layer over-the-air between the first wireless device and the second wireless device.

US Pat. No. 11,071,006

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REQUESTING SIDELINK TRANSMISSION RESOURCES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ASUSTek Computer Inc., T...


1. A method for a first UE (User Equipment) to request dedicated sidelink configuration, comprising:receiving a first sidelink Radio Resource Control (RRC) message from a second UE;
transmitting, in response to receiving the first sidelink RRC message from the second UE, a first RRC message to a network node, wherein the first RRC message includes a sidelink Quality of Service (QoS) information, and wherein a presence of an identity of a sidelink QoS flow in the sidelink QoS information is mandatory and a presence of a QoS profile of the sidelink QoS flow in the sidelink QoS information is optional; and
receiving a second RRC message from the network node, wherein the second RRC message includes a dedicated sidelink configuration and the identity of the sidelink QoS flow associated with the dedicated sidelink configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,071,005

CONGESTION AVOIDANCE WITH ADAPTIVE QOS POLICY ENFORCEMENT FROM SD-WAN CONTROLLER IN SD-WAN NETWORKS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...


1. A method performed by a software defined wide area network (SD-WAN) controller in a SD-WAN network comprising a plurality of aggregation edge routers and a plurality of branch edge routers, the method comprising:receiving, from each of the plurality of branch edge routers, a transmit location (TLOC) publication comprising a quality of service (QoS) attribute of one or more TLOCs configured on the branch edge router;
determining a QoS policy based on the received TLOC publications;
transmitting the QoS policy to the plurality of aggregation edge routers;
receiving, from a branch edge router of the plurality of branch edge routers, a first congestion indication indicating that bandwidth utilization on a wide area network (WAN) interface of the branch edge router exceeds a first threshold;
determining an updated QoS policy based on the received TLOC publications and the first congestion indication to reduce congestion at the branch edge router; and
transmitting the updated QoS policy to the plurality of aggregation edge routers.

US Pat. No. 11,071,004

APPLICATION-BASED TRAFFIC MARKING IN A LINK-AGGREGATED NETWORK

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...


1. A method comprising:receiving, at a controller of a cellular wireless network, one or more data packets destined for an electronic device and associated with an application;
identifying, by the controller of the cellular wireless network, an application type of the application based on the one or more data packets;
determining, by the controller of the cellular wireless network, to route the one or more data packets to the electronic device via a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) rather than the cellular wireless network based on a comparison between first conditions characterizing a first capability of a first connection between the WLAN and the electronic device and second conditions characterizing a second capability of a second connection between the cellular wireless network and the electronic device; determining, by the controller of the cellular wireless network, a priority of the one or more data packets based on the application type and the first conditions characterizing the first capability of the first connection between the WLAN and the electronic device; and
transmitting, by the controller of the cellular wireless network, to the WLAN for forwarding, via the WLAN, to the electronic device, the one or more data packets including a header that includes information indicative of the priority in order to allow the WLAN to deliver the one or more data packets to the electronic device in accordance with the priority of the one or more data packets,

wherein the one or more data packets are transmitted to the WLAN according to LTE-WLAN Aggregation Adaptation Protocol (LWAAP) or according to LTE-WLAN Radio Level Integration with IPsec Tunnel (LWIP) and the header includes a data radio bearer identifier field and values corresponding to a Differentiated Services Code Point (DSCP) scheme and indicative of the priority, and
wherein identifying the application type of the application and determining the priority of the one or more data packets are based on the application type occurring at a mobile edge computing (MEC) server at the cellular wireless network, the MEC server providing computational and storage support.

US Pat. No. 11,071,003

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROL OF WIRELESS CONNECTIONS BETWEEN HOST AND CLIENT DEVICES

General Electric Company,...


21. A wireless communication method for a host device in a radio frequency (RF) environment, comprising:communicating wirelessly between the host device and a client device by way of a first RF channel;
continuously scanning available RF channels of the RF environment; and
in response to a first RF channel signal quality decreasing below a threshold signal quality,selecting one of the available RF channels having a signal quality greater than the threshold signal quality,
switching wireless communication between the client device and the host device from the first RF channel to the selected available RF channel;

wherein the signal quality comprises a channel utilization and wherein the threshold signal quality comprises a threshold channel utilization; and
wherein the threshold channel utilization is increased responsive to an increase in a first RF channel signal-to-noise ratio.

US Pat. No. 11,071,002

HANDLING OF CHANNEL ACCESS PROBLEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:performing a radio link monitoring for a first unlicensed frequency channel of an unlicensed frequency spectrum for a transmission from a first base station;
determining that the first unlicensed frequency channel is unavailable for the transmission based on a comparison of one or more of a reference signal received power (RSRP), a reference signal received quality (RSRQ), a received signal strength indicator (RSSI), a signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR), a signal to noise ratio (SNR), or a channel occupancy or interference metric to a corresponding threshold; and
sending, upon determining that the first unlicensed frequency channel is unavailable for the transmission, a report to the first base station indicating a failure of the transmission.

US Pat. No. 11,071,001

RADIO SENSOR COVERAGE ESTIMATION FOR WIRELESS NETWORK ASSURANCE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...


1. A network controller, comprising:a processor; and
a memory containing a program that, when executed on the processor, performs an operation, the operation comprising:estimating a first network sensor coverage level for a plurality of candidate access points (APs), based on potential use of the plurality of candidate APs as network sensors to measure a first performance indicator;
determining a subset of the plurality of candidate APs, based on evaluating the plurality of candidate APs for suitability as network sensors, comprising:identifying a first redundant AP based on comparing an identifier associated with an AP in the plurality of candidate APs with a list of covered neighbor APs and a list of supplemental neighbor APs; and
selecting the subset of the plurality of candidate APs from the plurality of candidate APs such that the subset does not include the first redundant AP;

estimating a second network sensor coverage level for the subset of the plurality of candidate APs, based on potential use of the subset of the plurality of candidate APs as network sensors;
determining that the second network sensor coverage level is within a pre-defined threshold of the first network sensor coverage level; and
provisioning a radio in each AP in the subset of the plurality of candidate APs as a network sensor to measure a second performance indicator.


US Pat. No. 11,071,000

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RRM MEASUREMENT ENHANCEMENT FOR NR UNLICENSED

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the UE comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a base station (BS), a set of radio resource control (RRC) parameters comprising at least one measurement object (MO); and
at least one processor operably connected to the transceiver, the at least one processor configured to:identify, based on the at least one MO, at least one modulo value for synchronization signals and physical broadcast channel (SS/PBCH) blocks, and at least one bitmap indicating indices of the SS/PBCH blocks,
identify a set of SS/PBCH block locations based on the at least one modulo value and the at least one bitmap, and
determine whether to perform radio resource management (RRM) measurement on the identified set of SS/PBCH block locations, wherein:the RRM measurement is performed on an SS/PBCH block location of the set of SS/PBCH block locations, if an index of the SS/PBCH block location after performing a modulo operation based on the identified at least one modulo value is the same as one of the indices of SS/PBCH blocks indicated by the at least one bitmap, or
the RRM measurement is not performed on the SS/PBCH block location of the set of SS/PBCH block locations, if the index of the SS/PBCH block location after performing the modulo operation based on the identified at least one modulo value is not the same as one of the indices of SS/PBCH blocks indicated by the at least one bitmap,


wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit, to the BS via an uplink channel, a measurement report message including a result of the RRM measurement.

US Pat. No. 11,070,999

GAP PATTERN DESIGN FOR NEW RADIO (NR) SYSTEMS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...


1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable to decode measurement gap patterns received from a base station, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors configured to:decode, at the UE, network assistance information including a per-frequency range (per-FR) measurement gap pattern received from the base station in a New Radio (NR) system, wherein the per-FR measurement gap pattern indicates a measurement gap pattern for monitoring selected frequency layers within a frequency range at the UE, wherein the network assistance information includes a bitmap for the measurement gap pattern that indicates a measurement gap usage availability, and wherein a ‘1’ in the bitmap indicates that a measurement gap occasion is available to use by the UE and a ‘0’ in the bitmap indicates that the measurement gap occasion is punctured or muted and is not available to use by the UE;
process, at the UE, one or more measurements for the selected frequency layers within the frequency range, wherein the one or more measurements for the selected frequency layers are measured in accordance with the per-FR measurement gap pattern; and
encode, at the UE, the one or more measurements for the selected frequency layers for reporting to the base station; and

a memory interface configured to send to a memory the per-FR measurement gap pattern.

US Pat. No. 11,070,998

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR A MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


1. An apparatus, comprising:circuitry configured to receive or transmit a report that includes beam specific information, wherein
the beam specific information includes time spent in a serving beam, time spent in a combination of a serving beam and a fallback beam, time spent in a fallback beam set and a fallback beam configuration.

US Pat. No. 11,070,997

PERFORMANCE MEASUREMENT JOB CONTROL FOR 5G NETWORKS AND NETWORK SLICING

Intel Corporation, Santa...


7. An apparatus of a Network Slice Instance (NSI) performance measurement job control service producer, the apparatus comprising:processing circuitry arranged to:receive, from an entity, a first performance measurement job request to create a new NSI performance measurement job to collect performance data of an NSI from a fifth generation (5G) network including network slicing; and
determine, in response to reception of the first performance measurement job request:whether an existing NSI performance measurement job to collect the performance data of the NSI is able to support the new NSI performance measurement job;
in response to a determination that the existing NSI performance measurement job is able to support the new NSI performance measurement job, generate a response with an indication that the new NSI performance measurement job is supported by the existing NSI performance measurement job, and
in response to a determination that the existing NSI performance measurement job is unable to support the new NSI performance measurement job, fulfill the first performance measurement job request; and


a memory arranged to store the performance measurement job request.

US Pat. No. 11,070,996

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WIRELESS LINK AND WIRELESS CONNECTION OF TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS SUPPORTING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...


1. A method for performing a measurement in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a device and comprising:receiving, from a base station, a request message requesting capability information of the device;
transmitting, to the base station, a response message including the capability information;
receiving first configuration information for a measurement configuration for two or more radio units included in the device based on the capability information,
wherein each of the two or more radio units represents a unit available to perform transmission and reception of a signal and a measurement of signal strength individually;
measuring a serving cell and neighboring cells through each of the two or more radio units; and
transmitting, to the base station, a reporting message including measurement information related to measurement values,
wherein each of the measurement values is measured by each of the two or more radio units,
wherein based on the measurement values measured by each of the two or more radio units being different from each other, radio links of the two or more radio units are individually controlled, and
wherein based on the measurement values measured by each of the two or more radio units being same as each other, radio links of the two or more radio units are controlled in a same manner.

US Pat. No. 11,070,995

METHOD FOR IOT DEVICE TO STAGGER TX AND SAVE POWER

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...


1. A method of operating a wireless local area network (WLAN) device, comprising:receiving, by the WLAN device, a plurality of beacon signals transmitted by an access point (AP) over a WLAN channel;
monitoring, by the WLAN device, a channel metric indicative of a signal quality of the WLAN channel based on the plurality of beacon signals;
determining, by the WLAN device, a timeout period associated with a packet to transmit;
waiting, by the WLAN device, to transmit the packet until the channel metric exceeds a predetermined threshold within the timeout period or otherwise when the timeout period elapses; and
after the channel metric exceeds the predetermined threshold within the time period or the time period elapses, transmitting, by the WLAN device, the packet over the WLAN channel, wherein transmission of the packet comprises a first transmission of the packet.

US Pat. No. 11,070,993

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M E...


1. A method in a radio base station of transmitting one or more common channels, said radio base station comprises means for receiving and detecting a random access channel, means for receiving measurement reports and means for assigning radio resources or scheduling grant to a user equipment, wherein the method comprises the steps of:signalling a unique pattern of more than one signature sequences, to be used for reporting out of coverage, to the user equipment (UE); and
receiving the unique pattern of more than one signature sequences on said random access channel (RACH), from the UE when the UE is reporting out of coverage; and
interpreting the received unique pattern of more than one signature sequences to determine that said user equipment is out of coverage.

US Pat. No. 11,070,992

HIGH-VOLUME WIRELESS DEVICE TESTING

Promptlink Communications...


1. A method, comprising:connecting a plurality of consumer premised equipment (CPE) devices to a test platform;
while the plurality of CPE devices are connected to the test platform, disabling by the test platform a wireless capability of a first subset of CPE devices of the plurality of CPE devices without disabling the wireless capability of a second subset of CPE devices of the plurality of CPE devices;
configuring the second subset of CPE devices using test configuration settings, wherein the test configuration settings include a first wireless setting without including a second wireless setting;
subsequent to configuring the second subset of CPE devices using the test configuration settings, performing wireless testing of the second subset of CPE devices; and
in accordance with a determination that the second subset of CPE devices passed testing, performing a wireless interference and wireless channel saturation minimization action in relation to the second subset of wireless CPE devices so that the wireless functionality of the second subset of CPE devices does not affect subsequent testing of the wireless functionality of the first subset of CPE devices of the plurality of CPE devices.

US Pat. No. 11,070,991

COMMUNICATIONS WHEN ENCOUNTERING AGGRESSIVE COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS

Cable Television Laborato...


1. A communication system operable to improve communications when encountering aggressive communications, the system comprising:a wireless access point operable to link a first user equipment (UE) to a WiFi network via a contention based mode that directs the WAP to share radio frequency spectrum with other WAPs; and
a communication processor operable to query at least the first UE to determine aggressive radio frequency (RF) band activity by another communication system in range of the WAP, to determine that the aggressive RF band activity by the other communication system is pushing communication with the first UE via the WAP below a threshold level, and based on the determination, direct the WAP to switch to a contention free mode to communicate with the first UE in contention free mode,
wherein the WAP is operable to direct the UE to operate in the contention free mode in response to directing the WAP to switch to the contention free mode, and
wherein the WAP is operable to alter an unused bit in a 802.11 MAC header to direct the UE to operate in the contention free mode.

US Pat. No. 11,070,990

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING NETWORK QUALITY

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


1. A computer-implemented method comprising:providing a graphical user interface (GUI) for economic analyses of cellular networks;
receiving, via the GUI, a user request to perform an economic analysis of a cellular network for a geographical region, the user request including:a user selection of at least one network criterion associated with the cellular network, and
a user input of a threshold service level corresponding to the at least one network criterion;

in response to the user request, requesting and receiving network architecture data relating to an infrastructure of a cellular network in the geographical region, the network architecture data including a location of one or more cellular base stations in the geographical region;
receiving housing data for the geographical region from a housing database, the housing data including at least one growth projection for the geographical region;
determining at least one network service projection for the geographical region based at least partially on the at least one growth projection of the housing data;
based on the user input of the threshold service level of the at least one network criterion and the determined network service projection, determining an updated network architecture that satisfies the threshold service level under conditions of the network service projections using an iterative machine learning process; and
generating an updated network architecture report indicating changes to the infrastructure of the cellular network in the geographical region to satisfy the threshold service level, the updated network architecture report including a network architecture map of the geographical region with visual representations of the updated network architecture,
wherein the updated network architecture includes at least one base station and at least one fixed wireless device, wherein each fixed wireless device communicates with one of the at least one base station via millimeter wave (mmWave) technology, and wherein each of the at least one fixed wireless device is configured to provide network connection to one or more subscriber devices associated with the cellular network for the geographical region.

US Pat. No. 11,070,989

NETWORK SLICE MANAGEMENT METHOD, MANAGEMENT UNIT, AND SYSTEM

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A network slice management method, comprising:determining, by a first management device, subnet requirement information based on network slice requirement information, wherein a network slice comprises at least one subnet;
sending, by the first management device to a second management device, a first negotiation request for querying for a support status of the second management device for the subnet requirement information, wherein the first negotiation request comprises the subnet requirement information;
receiving, by the first management device from the second management device, a negotiation response comprising indication information, wherein the indication information indicates whether the second management device supports the subnet requirement information; and
sending, by the first management device, one of the following (a) and (b) to the second management device,(a) a subnet request for creation of the subnet, or for modification of an existing subnet, if the indication information indicates that the second management device supports the subnet requirement information, wherein the subnet request comprises the subnet requirement information; and
(b) a second negotiation request for querying for a support status of the second management device for updated subnet requirement information if the support status indicates that the second management device does not support the subnet requirement information, wherein the second negotiation request comprises the updated subnet requirement information,

wherein before the determining, by the first management device, the subnet requirement information based on the network slice requirement information, the method further comprises:
receiving, by the first management device from the second management device, a notification, wherein the notification instructs the first management device to determine the subnet requirement information.

US Pat. No. 11,070,988

RECONFIGURABLE NETWORK INFRASTRUCTURE FOR COLLABORATIVE AUTOMATED DRIVING

Intel Corporation, Santa...


1. A system for modifying a roadside network, the system comprising:processing circuitry to:access a roadside network configuration;
map a first number of sensors of a plurality of sensors and a first number of antennas of a plurality of antennas to a first central processing unit (CPU) according to the roadside network configuration,the plurality of sensors distributed along a road at an inter-sensor spacing and configured to detect traffic traveling on the road,
the inter-sensor spacing providing overlapping areas of coverage of sensor along the inter-sensor spacing, the first number of antennas configured to receive signals from the first number of sensors,
the plurality of antennas distributed along the road at an inter-antenna spacing, the inter-antenna spacing providing overlapping areas of coverage of antennas along the inter-antenna spacing,
the first CPU selected from a plurality of CPUs distributed along the road at an inter-CPU spacing, and
the inter-CPU spacing based on the inter-antenna spacing, the inter-sensor spacing, and capabilities of the plurality of CPUs;

map a second number of sensors of the plurality of sensors and a second number of antennas of the plurality of antennas to a second CPU according to the roadside network configuration, the second CPU selected from the plurality of CPUs distributed along the road at the inter-CPU spacing;
receive, from the plurality of sensors, current traffic data of a road segment;
identify a traffic scenario based on the current traffic data;
determine key performance indicators for the traffic scenario;
determine the roadside network configuration does not meet the determined key performance indicators; and
in response to determining that the roadside network configuration does not meet the determined key performance indicators:remap, using a first switch, the first number of sensors from the first CPU to the second CPU based on the roadside network configuration; or
remap, using a second switch, the first number of antennas from the first CPU to the second CPU based on the roadside network configuration.



US Pat. No. 11,070,987

DYNAMIC ANTENNA ARRAY ROTATION

Sprint Communications Com...


1. One or more computer-readable media having computer-executable instructions embodied thereon that, when executed, perform a method for dynamically modifying a position of an antenna array having a plurality of dipole elements, the method comprising:determining that a first quantity of user devices are attached to the antenna array in the antenna array's current position, wherein the current position is a first position;
identifying a second quantity of user devices that could be served by the antenna array in a second position, wherein the second quantity of user devices is greater than the first quantity of user devices;
based on the second quantity of user devices being greater than the first quantity of user devices, communicating an instruction to rotate the antenna array from the first position to the second position; and
continually monitoring a current quantity of user devices attached to the antenna array to dynamically determine when to instruct that the antenna array be rotated back from the second position to the first position.

US Pat. No. 11,070,986

COMMUNICATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, METHOD, APPARATUS AND CONTROL PROGRAM, FOR OPTIMIZING POWER CONSUMPTION

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...


1. A communication processing method of a communication processing system including a communication terminal, a base station, and a plurality of relay stations that relay communication between the communication terminal and the base station, comprising:measuring, in the plurality of relay stations, strengths of first signals received from the base station;
measuring, in the communication terminal, strengths of second signals received from the plurality of relay stations; and
comparing the strengths of the first signals and the strengths of the second signals, and selecting a communication path with a smallest difference between strengths of a first signal and a second signal in a plurality of communication paths on which the base station, the plurality of relay stations and the communication terminal are connected.

US Pat. No. 11,070,985

LICENSE ASSISTED ACCESS COMMUNICATION WITH DYNAMIC USE OF REQUEST-TO-SEND AND CLEAR-TO-SEND MESSAGES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A method, comprising:by a wireless device:performing a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure to determine that a wireless medium is available;
determining an amount of time between successful completion of the LBT procedure and a next possible start time for communication;
determining a first technique, selected from a plurality of possible techniques, by which to occupy the wireless medium between the successful completion of the LBT procedure and the next possible start time for the communication on the wireless medium based at least in part on the amount of time between the successful completion of the LBT procedure and the next possible start time for the communication on the wireless medium;
occupying the wireless medium between the successful completion of the LBT procedure and the next possible start time for the communication according to the first technique; and
performing communication on the wireless medium at the next possible start time for the communication.


US Pat. No. 11,070,984

LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS BASED ON LOW UTILIZATION OF UNLICENSED CHANNELS

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


1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device associated with a telecommunication network, a plurality of records from plurality of user equipments (UEs) that include information about Wi-Fi networks offered by Wi-Fi access points over channels of an unlicensed spectrum and geolocation data indicating where individual ones of the plurality of UEs detected the Wi-Fi networks;
identifying, by the computing device, a set of the plurality of records in which the geolocation data corresponds to a geographical area;
determining, by the computing device, average channel utilization values for individual ones of the channels within the geographical area based on channel utilization information in the set of the plurality of records; and
generating, by the computing device, output data indicating that Licensed Assisted Access (LAA) transmissions using Long-Term Evolution (LTE) protocols over one or more of the channels of the unlicensed spectrum will not interfere with Wi-Fi transmissions using the one or more channels within the geographical area,
wherein the output data includes an estimate of a bandwidth gain that would be provided by the LAA transmissions.

US Pat. No. 11,070,983

ACTIVE CASE APPARATUS PROVIDING LOCAL OFF-DEVICE RESOURCES

PPIP, LLC, Chandler, AZ ...


1. An apparatus comprising:a housing arranged to hold a personal communication device;
at least one off-device resource supported by the housing, wherein the at least one off-device resource, including a remote communication interface, provides an alternate to at least one corresponding on-device resource, including a communication interface, integrated within the personal communication device, wherein the remote communication interface provides an alternative data transport with a secure remote server;
a local communication device coupled to the at least one off-device resource and supported by the housing, wherein the local communication device includes a local communication interface operable to provide a communication channel between the at least one off-device resource and the personal communication device; and
a controller coupled to the at least one off-device resource and the local communication device, wherein the controller is operable to facilitate resource scheduling between the at least one off-device resource and the corresponding at least one on-device resource through the communication channel, including extending the communication channel to the secure remote server and utilizing the remote communication interface to direct communications associated with the communication interface to the secure remote server via the communication channel.

US Pat. No. 11,070,982

SELF-CLEANING FUNCTION FOR A NETWORK ACCESS NODE OF A NETWORK

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


1. A computer-implemented method performed by a network access node to thwart unauthorized activity on a 5G wireless network, the method comprising:receiving a communication from a wireless device on the 5G wireless network, wherein the communication includes metadata of the wireless device, andwherein the metadata includes contextual information about the wireless device;

comparing the contextual information about the wireless device with a threshold to generate an output indicating a context of the communication by the wireless device;
responsive to the output, simulating a vulnerability in the network access node,wherein the vulnerability includes a susceptibility of the network access node to allow an unauthorized activity on the 5G wireless network;

detecting that the wireless device seeks to exploit the susceptibility of the network access node to perform the unauthorized activity on the 5G wireless network; and
quarantining access of the wireless device to the 5G wireless network via the network access node such that the unauthorized activity is thwarted at the network access node.

US Pat. No. 11,070,981

INFORMATION PROTECTION TO DETECT FAKE BASE STATIONS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communications at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, from a base station, a first set of information associated with communicating with a network, the first set of information comprising a first master information block, a first set of system information blocks, or a combination thereof, wherein the first set of information lacks protection via ciphering, integrity protection, or a combination thereof;
transmitting, to the base station, an indication of the first set of information, wherein the indication is protected via ciphering, integrity protection, or a combination thereof;
determining authenticity of the first set of information based at least in part on whether a second set of information associated with communicating with the network is received from the base station that is different from the first set of information, the second set of information comprising a second master information block, a second set of system information blocks, or a combination thereof; and
communicating with the network based at least in part on the determining.

US Pat. No. 11,070,980

SECONDARY DEVICE AUTHENTICATION PROXIED FROM AUTHENTICATED PRIMARY DEVICE

Sprint Communications Com...


1. A method of authenticating a secondary communication device based on authentication of a primary mobile communication device, the method comprising:establishing trust with the primary mobile communication device by a device authentication server (DAS);
receiving, by the DAS, an authorization code request from a secondary application operating on the secondary communication device;
transmitting, by the DAS, an authorization code to the secondary communication device in response to the authorization code request;
receiving, by the DAS, the authorization code from a primary application operating on the primary mobile communication device;
authorizing, by the DAS, the secondary application based on the trust with the primary mobile communication device and the authorization code from the primary application; and
transmitting, by the DAS, a secondary token to the secondary application at the secondary communication device to allow initialization of a communication session from the secondary application.

US Pat. No. 11,070,979

CONSTRUCTING A SCALABLE STORAGE DEVICE, AND SCALED STORAGE DEVICE

EMC IP Holding Company LL...


1. A method of constructing a scalable storage device, the method comprising:constructing a scalable storage device by combining a plurality of modularized building blocks; wherein each modularized building block comprises a magnetic disk enclosure; and at least one modularized building block in the plurality of modularized building blocks comprises a storage processor, the storage processor comprising an input output processing unit;
forming a cluster using the input output processing unit in the at least one modularized building block; and
processing, using the cluster, at least one of an input or an output (I/O) request from a host and a metadata service,
wherein processing, using the cluster, the at least one of an input or an output (I/O) request from a host and the metadata service comprises:
determining a storage location for data according to a consistent Hash algorithm, such that the data is evenly distributed across the plurality of modularized building blocks, the determining including:computing a Hash value based on a volume identifier and an offset value the I/O request;
determining a list of multiple hard disk drivers corresponding to the Hash value;
querying the metadata service, to determine input output processing units directly attached to the hard disk drivers in the list, and obtain an input output load condition of each input output processing unit in the determined input output processing units; and
selecting, based on a result of the querying indicating each input output load condition, an input output processing unit for processing the I/O request from among the determined input output processing units directly attached to the hard disk drivers in the list,

wherein the storage processor comprising the input output processing unit comprises a controller and at least two input output units, the controller realized within a Linux container running on the storage processor, each input output unit realized within a respective Linux container running on the storage processor.

US Pat. No. 11,070,978

TECHNIQUE FOR AUTHENTICATING A USER DEVICE

ORANGE


1. An authentication method for authenticating a user device with an application server implementing an application, said method comprising:acquiring, by the device, a secondary identifier allowing the device to receive notifications relating to the application, the device also being identified by a main identifier, which is associated with the device by way of a security module;
sending, by the device to a contact address associated with the application, a signalling message comprising: the secondary identifier in a payload of the signalling message; and the main identifier in a header of the signalling message as an originating address of the signalling message;
receiving, by said device in response to sending the signalling message, a notification relating to the application and addressed to the device identified by the secondary identifier, said notification comprising the main identifier and an authenticator generated by the application server for authentication of the user device, and the sending of which was commanded by the application server; and
sending, by said device, to the application server, an authentication request, said request comprising the main identifier and the authenticator that were extracted from the notification, for authentication of said device by the application server by way of said main identifier in combination with said secondary identifier.

US Pat. No. 11,070,977

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, DATA TRANSMITTER, DATA RECEIVER, AND SYSTEM

Advanced New Technologies...


1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:determining, by a first device, a start time and a duration period for broadcasting sound wave information;
generating, by the first device, a first set of predetermined security information based at least in part on the start time;
generating, by the first device, sound wave information, the sound wave information comprising the first set of predetermined security information for use in identity security authentication for a data transmission process with a second device;
broadcasting, by the first device, the sound wave information starting at the start time and for a period of time equal to the duration period;
obtaining, by the first device, visual pattern information displayed by the second device, wherein the visual pattern information comprises data information and a second set of predetermined security information comprising a specified time, wherein the data information comprises payment information of an account of a user of the second device;
determining, by the first device and via an authentication technique, that the specified time is within the duration period; and
in response to determining that the specified time is within the duration period:obtaining the data information comprising the payment information from the visual pattern information; and
completing, by the first device, a transaction using the payment information.


US Pat. No. 11,070,976

OPERATION OF CONTROL PROTOCOL DATA UNITS IN PACKET DATA CONVERGENCE PROTOCOL

InterDigital Patent Holdi...


1. A method for ensuring delivery of packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) packets in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing re-establishment of a PDCP entity responsive to a handover error, wherein performing re-establishment of the PDCP entity comprises resetting a header compression entity;
generating a PDCP-STATUS message based on the re-establishment of the PDCP entity, wherein the PDCP-STATUS message comprises a starting sequence number and a bitmap, wherein the starting sequence number is associated with a PDCP service data unit (SDU) that has not been successfully received by a peer entity and wherein the bitmap comprises a plurality of bits, each of the plurality of bits representing a status of a PDCP SDU, and the bitmap does not include a bit that represents a status of the PDCP SDU associated with the starting sequence number;
sending the generated PDCP-STATUS message to the peer entity in a PDCP control packet data unit (PDU); and
receiving a retransmission of the PDCP SDU associated with the starting sequence number and at least one of any other PDCP SDU based on the at least one of any other PDCP SDU being negatively acknowledged via the bitmap.

US Pat. No. 11,070,975

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING ENCRYPTED DATA, METHOD AND DEVICE FOR EXTRACTING DATA

SIGFOX, Labege (FR)


1. A method for transmitting, by a transmitter, of encrypted packets to a receiver of a communication system, an encrypted packet comprises data encrypted by a processor the transmitter according to a symmetric key encryption protocol by:determining a value of a generation information, wherein the generation information is a packet counter corresponding to a number of packets transmitted by the transmitter or a generation date of the encrypted packet to be transmitted;
determining an encryption key, to be used to encrypt the data to be included in the encrypted packet to be transmitted, according to the value of the generation information;
encrypting the data to be included in the encrypted packet to be transmitted according to the encryption key;
calculating a truncated information by decomposing the generation information into a first portion and a second portion, the first portion varying more slowly, over a course of time, than the second portion, the truncated information being representative of the second portion of the generation information;
calculating a verification code for the encrypted packet according to the encrypted data and the first portion of the generation information; and
forming the encrypted packet to be transmitted based on the truncated information, the verification code and the encrypted data, the encrypted packet to be transmitted does not include the first portion of the generation information.

US Pat. No. 11,070,974

EFFICIENT USER PLANE FUNCTION SELECTION WITH S10 ROAMING

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...


1. A method comprising:at a control plane node in a mobile core network that supports inter public land mobile network (PLMN) roaming among two or more PLMNs:obtaining a create session request from a node in a second PLMN to which a user equipment has roamed from a first PLMN;
selecting a particular user plane node from a list of a plurality of user plane nodes based on one or more user equipment related parameters, wherein the list of the plurality of user plane nodes is sorted according to a geographical proximity to the first PLMN and the second PLMN and/or predictive analysis based on a history of a switchover behavior of the user equipment between the first PLMN and the second PLMN, and wherein the particular user plane node is a highest priority user plane node, in the list of the plurality of user plane nodes, that satisfies roaming and mobile edge computing policies; and
establishing a session with the particular user plane node to serve user plane traffic in the mobile core network for the user equipment.


US Pat. No. 11,070,973

NETWORK-CONTROLLED WTRU ADDRESS/ANCHOR SELECTION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...


1. A method for use in a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:establishing a session with a network access device;
determining an internet protocol (IP) mobility capability requirement, from at least three possible IP mobility capability requirements, of an application on the WTRU;
transmitting a request, for an IP address based on the determined IP mobility capability requirement of the application, when establishing the session; and
receiving an IP address selected from a plurality of available IP addresses based on the IP mobility capability requirement,
wherein the IP mobility capability requirement is selected from at least three IP mobility capabilities of the network access device.

US Pat. No. 11,070,972

UE CAPABILITY CONSTRAINT INDICATIONS FOR HIGH ORDER MODULATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:identifying one or more constraints of the UE for communications modulated at a first modulation order associated with a first data rate, wherein the one or more constraints indicate a second modulation order associated with a second data rate smaller than the first data rate, the second modulation order being a lower modulation order than the first modulation order;
transmitting, to a base station, a UE radio access capability parameter that indicates the one or more constraints of the UE for the communications modulated at the first modulation order; and
communicating with the base station using the first modulation order and the second data rate associated with the second modulation order based at least in part on the transmitted at least one UE radio access capability parameter.

US Pat. No. 11,070,971

SELF OPTIMIZING AGGREGATION FOR 5G OR OTHER NEXT GENERATIONS WIRELESS NETWORK


1. Network equipment, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:receiving a service request from a user equipment;
determining a first size of a user equipment capabilities message, wherein the determining is based on a second size, of the user equipment capabilities message, previously collected from the user equipment; and
requesting the user equipment to provide the user equipment capabilities message, wherein the requesting comprises:in response to determining that the first size of the user equipment capabilities message is not greater than a message size threshold, requesting the user equipment to provide the user equipment capabilities message in accordance with a single step enquiry; and
in response to determining that the first size of the user equipment capabilities message is greater than the message size threshold, requesting the user equipment to provide the user equipment capabilities message in accordance with a multiple step enquiry comprising:generating a first capability message comprising a first group of user equipment capabilities associated with a first group of radio access technologies, and
generating a second capability message comprising a second group of user equipment capabilities associated with a second group of radio access technologies.




US Pat. No. 11,070,970

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING UNIVERSAL PLUG AND PLAY SERVICE BASED ON WI-FI DIRECT CONNECTION IN PORTABLE TERMINAL

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. An apparatus comprising:a communication module configured to perform a peer-to-peer (P2P) connection; and
a hardware processor configured to:control the communication module to broadcast a device discovery request for performing a P2P device discovery process via a medium access control (MAC) layer,
control the communication module to receive, from an external apparatus responding to the device discovery request, without using a network node, a response message during the P2P device discovery process without performing a device discovery process of an application layer, the response message including a uniform resource identifier (URI), the URI identifying device information of the external apparatus and information on a designated service which the external apparatus provides, the designated service used for controlling the external apparatus by the apparatus,
verify the URI included in the response message via the P2P device discovery process via the MAC layer,
verify the designated service based on the verified URI, and
based on the device information and the information on the designated service, perform the P2P connection with the external apparatus and an operation associated with the designated service,

wherein the information on the designated service is identified using the URI associated with a universal plug and play (UPnP) function which the external apparatus is capable of performing.

US Pat. No. 11,070,969

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PERFORMING INTEGRATED MOBILE NUMBER PORTABILITY AND REMOTE SIM PROVISIONING

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A method, performed by a subscription manager-discovery server (SM-DS), of managing mobile number portability (MNP) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a subscription manager-data preparation (SM-DP) server, MNP information generated based on a subscription request of user equipment (UE);
transmitting, based on the MNP information, a request for a unique porting code (UPC) to a first operator server to which the UE is subscribed;
transmitting, based on the UPC, a subscription request of the UE to a second operator server; and
receiving porting time information of the UE determined based on the subscription request.

US Pat. No. 11,070,968

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR PROTECTING AGAINST UNINTENTIONAL DELETION OF AN ESIM FROM A MOBILE DEVICE

AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITE...


19. A method comprising: detecting, by a system, deletion of an electronic subscriber identity module (eSIM) from a mobile device; accessing, by the system, definitions of predefined scenarios indicative of unintentional deletions of eSIMs; analyzing, by the system, the detected deletion, using the definitions, to determine that the detected deletion is unintentional, wherein the predefined scenarios are automatically defined by using artificial intelligence applied to historical data relating to unintentional deletions of eSIMs of mobile devices; and causing, by the system, a proactive care action to be performed to address the unintentional deletion of the eSIM from the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 11,070,967

NETWORK NODES AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREIN FOR ENABLING COMMUNICATION IN A COMMUNICATION NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method performed by a second network node for enabling communication for a wireless device in a communication network, wherein the communication network comprises a first network and a second network, wherein the second network node is associated with the second network and the first network is a home network of the wireless device, wherein the first network comprises partitioned sets of functionalities, and wherein a first network slice supports the wireless device, the method comprising:when the wireless device is roaming from the first network to the second network, initiating a connection establishment to a first network node associated with the first network;
retrieving a policy indication from the first network node, wherein the policy indication indicates the first network slice and a roaming policy for the wireless device in the first network, wherein a first set of functionalities belongs to the first network slice supporting the wireless device, and wherein the first set of functionalities is separated from another set of functionalities out of a total set of functionalities in the first network; and
triggering a selection of a second network slice and a roaming policy for the wireless device in the second network based on the retrieved policy indication and internal data related to the second network, wherein the internal data comprises at least a slice capability of the second network, and wherein triggering the selection comprises:comparing and analyzing the retrieved first network slice and the roaming policy for the wireless device in the first network and one or more local network slices and roaming policies; and
determining that the second network slice and the roaming policy for the wireless device in the second network are a preferred network slice and a preferred roaming policy for the wireless device in the second network.


US Pat. No. 11,070,966

PUBLIC WARNING SYSTEM NOTIFICATIONS IN A MOBILE DEVICE USING ALTERNATIVE WIRELESS TECHNOLOGIES

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...


1. A method at a user equipment, the method comprising:providing, in a registration message, a capability indication over a first technology indicating that the user equipment is capable of receiving data over at least one second technology of a plurality of second technologies, wherein the at least one second technology uses a frequency modulation receiver;
receiving at the user equipment over the first technology, an emergency notification, the emergency notification providing information for each of the plurality of second technologies capable of carrying an emergency message, wherein the information comprises, for a plurality of geographical locations, geographical information and at least one of frequency information, station or network identity information;
receiving a trigger over the first technology;
in response to receiving the trigger, selecting a second technology from the plurality of second technologies;
determining a current location of the user equipment; and
activating the second technology using the current location of the user equipment and the information for the second technology to receive the emergency message.

US Pat. No. 11,070,965

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR LINKING DEVICES

SPD SWISS PRECISION DIAGN...


1. A method of linking a first device to a second device, the first device comprising a wireless communication means having a unique address associated therewith, the first device further comprising a display arranged to display a set of indicators, one of the first device or the second device having a unique identity stored thereon, the method comprising:broadcasting, from the first device, the unique address;
determining, by the first device, whether one or more indicators from the set of indicators correspond to at least a portion of the unique address based on a first mapping and, if one or more indicators correspond, displaying, on the display, the corresponding one or more indicators;
detecting, by a second device, the unique address broadcast by the first device;
displaying, on the second device, the set of indicators, the second device being arranged to receive an input from a user;
wherein, if the input selects at least one indicator from the set of indicators, determining whether the selected at least one indicator corresponds to the portion of the unique address based on a second mapping; and wherein, if the selected at least one indicator corresponds to the portion of the unique address, transmitting the unique identity between the first device and the second device.

US Pat. No. 11,070,964

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RADIO ACCESS INTERFACES

CalAmp Corp., Irvine, CA...


1. A mobile communications device, comprising:a processor;
a communications device; and
a memory connected to the processor;
wherein the mobile communications device communicates with a vehicle telematics device using the communications device;
wherein the mobile communications device is in communication with a remote server system via a mobile network connection; and
wherein the mobile communications device:receives data from the vehicle telematics device using the communications device, where the data is to be transmitted to the remote server system;
receives command data from the vehicle telematics device, where the command data instructs the mobile communication device to transmit the data to the remote server system using at least one communication protocol;
waits for the remote server system to be available to the mobile communications device; and
transmits the data to the remote server system via the mobile network connection using the at least one communication protocol based on the command data.


US Pat. No. 11,070,963

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR TRANSMITTING DATA UNIT, AND METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR RECEIVING DATA UNIT

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...


1. A method of receiving a data unit by a user equipment (UE) supporting vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) protocol data unit (PDU); and
transferring an upper layer data included in the PDCP PDU to an upper layer,
wherein, based on a type of the upper layer data being related with a non-IP data, the PDCP PDU further includes an additional field,
wherein, based on the type of the upper layer data being related with an IP data, the PDCP PDU does not include the additional field, and
wherein the additional field informs an application or protocol type corresponding to the upper layer data.

US Pat. No. 11,070,962

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, METHOD OF PROCESSING INFORMATION, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER- READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...


1. An information processing system comprising one or more computers wherein the one or more computers are connected via a first network to an on-vehicle apparatus and via a second network to a social networking service (SNS) server, and the one or more computers comprise at least a central processing unit (CPU), the CPU being programmed to:receive, via the first network, a piece of first position information from the on-vehicle apparatus used by a first user, wherein the on-vehicle apparatus is mounted on a vehicle including an accessory power supply, and the piece of first position information includes position information of the vehicle generated from a global positioning system (GPS) of the on-vehicle apparatus upon turning on the accessory power supply by the first user;
acquire, via the second network, one or more pieces of second position information posted on the social networking service (SNS) server by a second user having a relationship through the social networking service (SNS) server with the first user based on the piece of first position information; and
transmit, via the first network, the one or more pieces of second position information to the on-vehicle apparatus,
wherein the one or more pieces of second position information is displayed including a predetermined graphic and superimposed on a corresponding point of interest (POI) position on the GPS of the on-vehicle apparatus to guide the first user for driving the vehicle to the POI position.

US Pat. No. 11,070,961

V2X COMMUNICATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A vehicle to at least one of vehicle, pedestrian, infrastructure or network (V2X) communication method, applicable for a receiving V2X node, the method comprising:determining a vehicle radio network temporary identify (V-RNTI) based on a relevant region, where the receiving V2X node is located, among one or more relevant regions, wherein a cell corresponds to the one or more relevant regions, and wherein at least one of the one or more relevant regions is determined by a coordinate range;
detecting a downlink control channel associated with cyclic redundancy check (CRC) code is scrambled by the V-RNTI relevant to the receiving V2X node;
obtaining target position information corresponding to a position of a transmitting V2X node, which transmitted V2X data information to a base station, from the detected downlink control channel;
determining whether to receive the V2X data information, from the base station to the receiving V2X node on a downlink data channel indicated by the detected downlink control channel based on a position of the receiving V2X node and obtained target position information corresponding to the position of the transmitting V2X node; and
receiving the V2X data information on the downlink data channel based on an indication of the detected downlink control channel, and the determination to receive the V2X data information.

US Pat. No. 11,070,960

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...


1. A communication device mounted on a vehicle comprising:a first communication unit that is compliant with a first wireless communication standard, and is not compliant with a second wireless communication standard having a narrower communicable range than the first wireless communication standard;
a second communication unit that is compliant with the second wireless communication standard, and is not compliant with the first wireless communication standard, and is capable of operating simultaneously with the first communication unit; and
a control unit that determines a running state of the vehicle based on a speed of the vehicle and a speed threshold for determining whether of the vehicle is running or stopped, and executes switching control between operating states of the first and second communication units based on the determined running state; wherein
the switching control between the operating states is a control in which:in a case that the speed of the vehicle is above the speed threshold, the vehicle is determined running, and the first communication unit is set to an operating state and the second communication unit is set to a stopped state; and
in a case that the state where the speed of the vehicle is equal to or less than the speed threshold continues for a predetermined time period, the vehicle is determined stopping, and the first communication unit is set to a stopped state and the second communication unit is set to an operating state.


US Pat. No. 11,070,959

FUNCTIONS AND METHOD FOR HANDLING A CREDIT POOL OF SERVICE UNITS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...


1. A method performed by a Control Plane (CP) function for handling a credit pool comprising granted service units to be used by multiple services, wherein the multiple services are grouped in at least one first Rating Group (RG), the method comprising:creating an individual Usage Reporting Rule (URR) for each of the at least one first RG, wherein each individual URR comprises a first credit pool threshold;
providing the individual URRs to a User Plane (UP) function;
creating a Usage Reporting Rule for the Credit Pool (URR CRPL), wherein the URR CRPL comprises instructions to the UP function to aggregate service unit usage for all individual URRs for all first RGs, and wherein the URR CRPL further comprises the first credit pool threshold; and
providing the URR CRPL to the UP function.

US Pat. No. 11,070,958

MANAGING WEARABLE DEVICE FRIENDSHIPS WITHOUT EXCHANGING PERSONAL INFORMATION

Disney Enterprises, Inc.,...


1. A method, comprising:detecting, by a first wearable device, a second wearable device within a predefined distance of the first wearable device;
receiving, by the first wearable device, input specifying to establish a relationship with the second wearable device;
receiving, by the first wearable device from the second wearable device via wireless data transmissions, an identifier of the second wearable device, a tile identifier of a tile communicably coupled to a tile interface of the second wearable device, and a state associated with the tile, wherein the first wearable device does not receive identifying attributes of a second user of the second wearable device;
responsive to the input specifying to establish the relationship, storing, in a first entry of a data structure of the first wearable device, an indication of the relationship with the second wearable device, wherein the indication comprises the identifier of the second wearable device, the tile identifier, and the state associated with the tile; and
receiving, from a first user of the first wearable device, a selection of a first username to associate with the second user of the second wearable device, wherein the first username is one of a set of predefined usernames that do not include personally identifiable information, and wherein, prior to the selection, the first username is random and is not associated with the second wearable device or the second user.

US Pat. No. 11,070,957

SYSTEM FOR ROUTING TEXT MESSAGES (SMS) TO ALLOW FOR TWO-WAY MOBILE TO COMPUTER COMMUNICATION


1. A method of initiating a two-way communication between a mobile device and a subscriber computer, the method comprising:receiving, by the subscriber computer, a message from a Short Message Service Center (SMSC), the message comprising a keyword, a short code, and information associated with the mobile device;wherein the keyword and short code are received by the SMSC before the subscriber computer;
wherein the message is sent to the subscriber computer by the SMSC in response to the received keyword and short code; and

establishing a two-way conversation between the mobile device and the subscriber computer in response to receiving the message, the two-way conversation excluding the SMSC.

US Pat. No. 11,070,956

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING AUDIO CUT-IN POLICY IN MCPTT COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...


1. A method for managing a mission critical push-to-talk (MCPTT) communication by a floor control server, the method comprising:receiving, by the floor control server, a first floor request message, from a primary floor participant while a floor is given to a secondary floor participant and a first media transmission is performed by the second floor participant;
in response to receiving the first floor request message, applying, by the floor control server, an audio cut-in policy;
transmitting, by the floor control server, to the secondary floor participant, a first floor revoke message for stopping the first media transmission of the secondary floor participant and transmitting, by the floor control server, a first floor grant message to the primary floor participant based on the audio cut-in policy;
transmitting, by the floor control server, a first floor taken message including information of the primary floor participant granted the floor;
receiving, by the floor control server, a second floor request message from the secondary floor participant, while the floor is granted to the primary floor participant and a second media transmission is performed by the primary floor participant;
in response to receiving the second floor request message, applying, by the floor control server, the audio cut-in policy;
transmitting, by the floor control server, to the primary flour participant, a second flour revoke message for stopping the second media transmission of the primary floor participant and transmitting, by the floor control server, a second floor grant message to the secondary floor participant, based on the audio cut-in policy; and
transmitting, by the floor control server, to the primary floor participant, a second floor taken message including information of the secondary floor participant granted the floor.

US Pat. No. 11,070,955

UPDATE OF SECURITY FOR GROUP BASED FEATURE IN M2M

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...


1. A group communication system comprising:a group of User Equipments (UEs);
a first network node for group management; and
a second network node for key management, wherein:the first network node is configured to acquire a group key from the second network node,
the group of UEs is configured to acquire the group key from the second network node without going through the first network node,
the first network node is configured to distribute, to the group of UEs, a group message encrypted by the group key, the group message including the group key and a group identifier (ID) for the group of UEs, and
the group of UEs is configured to decrypt the group message using the group key and check the group ID.


US Pat. No. 11,070,954

DISTRIBUTED QOS CONTROL FOR MULTICAST

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...


1. A method of wireless communication of a first user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving from each UE of a set of UEs a packet data unit (PDU) including a header that includes a quality of service (QoS) level for the UE;
determining a supported QoS level for the first UE;
setting a transmission QoS level for the first UE to be a lowest QoS level of the determined supported QoS level for the first UE and the QoS level from each UE of the set of UEs, wherein setting the transmission QoS level for the first UE comprises:monitoring the QoS level from each UE of the set of UEs and the determined supported QoS level for the first UE for a first time period before setting the transmission QoS level to a QoS level lower than a current QoS level; or
monitoring the QoS level from each UE of the set of UEs and the determined supported QoS level for the first UE for a second time period before setting the transmission QoS level to a QoS level higher than the current QoS level; and

transmitting by multicast to the set of UEs a PDU transmission based on the set transmission QoS level.

US Pat. No. 11,070,953

TRIGGERED WIRELESS ACCESS PROTOCOL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. An access point, comprising:one or more nodes configured to communicatively couple to an antenna; and
an interface circuit, communicatively coupled to the one or more nodes, configured to communicate with a set of electronic devices in a wireless local area network (WLAN), and configured to cause the access point to:transmit, to the set of electronic devices, a trigger frame that includes information specifying an ordered list of electronic devices in the set of electronic devices that are allowed to transmit in time sequential order based on the ordered list of electronic devices; and
in response to the trigger frame, receive a sequence of non-overlapping, time-sequential frames from the ordered list of electronic devices included in the trigger frame, wherein the sequence of non-overlapping, time-sequential frames comprises null frames and data frames,
wherein:the trigger frame specifies a maximum frame duration for individual frames transmitted by the ordered list of electronic devices, and
each frame of the sequence of non-overlapping, time-sequential frames have durations that are less than or equal to the maximum frame duration.



US Pat. No. 11,070,952

METHODS OF ALERTING MOBILE-NETWORK SUBSCRIBERS USING AUTOMATED MESSAGING-CHANNEL SELECTION, AND SOFTWARE THEREFOR

Everbridge, Inc., Burlin...


1. A method, performed automatically by an alert system on a wireless communications network, of alerting a set of target subscribers via mobile devices carried by the target subscribers, the method comprising:identifying the mobile devices of the set of target subscribers as targets for receiving an alert within a message-dissemination time;
estimating a message-sending time to send an alert to the mobile devices via at least one point-to-point messaging channel;
comparing the message-sending time to the message-dissemination time;
based on the comparing, determining whether or not to broadcast the alert on a broadcast messaging channel; and
based on determining whether or not to broadcast the alert on a broadcast messaging channel, either:begin broadcasting the alert on the broadcasting messaging channel; or
begin or continue sending the alert on the at least one point-to-point messaging channel.


US Pat. No. 11,070,951

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTICAST RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...


1. A method for a multicast service, the method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), a control format including a resource allocation field from a base station (BS), the resource allocation field indicating a starting resource block (RB) index and an RB range;
obtaining, by the UE, a set of RBs allocated for a multicast physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) or physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) based on a starting RB location and the RB range; wherein the starting RB location is associated with the starting RB index and at least one of a reference RB location or an assigned sub-band, the set of RBs located within an overlapping part of two different bandwidth parts (BWPs) assigned to the UE and another UE respectively; and
transmitting or receiving, by the UE, data over at least one RB of the set of RBs allocated for the multicast PDSCH or PUSCH.

US Pat. No. 11,070,950

SPACE CHARACTERIZATION USING ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS


1. An autonomous vehicle comprising:one or more processors; and
memory coupled with the one or more processors, the memory storing executable instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to effectuate operations comprising:receiving an indoor map comprising a first area, wherein the first area is characterized based on comparing wireless device information of a first device of a plurality of devices to at least wireless device information of a second device of the plurality of devices;
based on the indoor map, identifying one or more obstructions in the first area; and
navigating the one or more obstructions in the first area using the indoor map to determine the validity of the indoor map.


US Pat. No. 11,070,949

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROACTIVELY IDENTIFYING AND SURFACING RELEVANT CONTENT ON AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A TOUCH-SENSITIVE DISPLAY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A method, comprising:at an electronic device with a touch-sensitive display:presenting content in a first application for viewing by a user, wherein at least a portion of the content is presented without requiring input from the user;
receiving a request from the user to open a second application that is distinct from the first application, the second application including an input-receiving field;
in response to receiving the request, presenting the second application with the input-receiving field;
before receiving any user input at the input-receiving field, providing a selectable user interface object to allow the user to paste at least the portion of the content into the input-receiving field; and
in response to detecting a selection of the selectable user interface object, pasting the portion of the content into the input-receiving field,
wherein the selectable user interface object is displayed with an indication that the portion of the content was recently viewed in the first application.


US Pat. No. 11,070,948

POSITION ESTIMATION DEVICE AND POSITION ESTIMATION METHOD

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...


1. A position estimation device comprising:a selector configured to select N wireless terminals from M wireless terminals, and to replace at least one of the selected N wireless terminals with a same number of wireless terminals other than the selected N wireless terminals among the M wireless terminals to reselect N wireless terminals, M being an integer equal to or greater than two, N being an integer equal to or greater than one and being less than M, the M wireless terminals including a child wireless terminal;
a distance calculator configured to calculate distances among wireless terminals in a group consisting of a parent wireless terminal and the N wireless terminals based on information on power of radio signals of packets transmitted and received among wireless terminals in the group for the N wireless terminals selected and reselected;
a relative position calculator configured to calculate relative positions of the M wireless terminals based on the distances among the wireless terminals in the group for the N wireless terminals selected and reselected; and
an absolute position converter configured to convert at least one relative position of the child wireless terminal into at least one absolute positon of the child wireless terminal based on the relative positions of the M wireless terminals and absolute positions of at least three of the M wireless terminals where the absolute positions are known.

US Pat. No. 11,070,947

DISTRIBUTED WIRELESS NETWORK ASSISTED OBJECT LOCATION

Ford Global Technologies,...


1. A system comprisinga server processor configured to:receive a request from a remote device to wirelessly locate an object that includes a wireless identification device;
instruct one or more wireless-search enabled devices, comprising a predefined network of devices defined by and for a user who initiated the request to attempt to locate the object;
receive responses from the one or more devices in the network reporting results of attempts to locate the object;
notify the remote device of at least one result;
define an expanded network of wireless-search enabled devices, broader than a previously used network to locate the object, responsive to a failure to locate the object using all previously instructed wireless-search enabled devices, the expanded network including at least one additional device not defined by the user as being included in the previously used network, but included in the expanded network on the basis of a known proximity of the additional device, based on the location of the additional device, to a location identified in the request; and
repeat the process of instruction, receipt and notification using the expanded network.


US Pat. No. 11,070,946

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING LOCAL NETWORK CONNECTION, TERMINAL AND NETWORK DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...


1. A communication method, wherein the method comprises:obtaining, by a control plane node, identification information about a requested local network from a user equipment (UE) and location area information of the UE;
determining, by the control plane node, that the identification information about the requested local network is included in local network information configured or stored in the control plane node, wherein service coverage information corresponding to the requested local network in the local network information comprises the location area information of the UE; and
sending, by the control plane node, the service coverage information corresponding to the requested local network to the UE,
wherein the control plane node comprises an access and mobility management function entity or a Session Management Function entity.

US Pat. No. 11,070,945

PROXIMITY DETECTION USING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION LINKS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....


1. A first device residing in an environment, the first device comprising:one or more processors; and
computer-readable media storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to perform operations comprising:establishing, with an access point device residing in the environment, a first communication link using an IEEE 802.11 protocol, the access point device providing a wireless local area network (WLAN) using the IEEE 802.11 protocol;
establishing, with a second device residing in the environment, a second communication link using the IEEE 802.11 protocol;
obtaining first channel state information (CSI) data for the first communication link, the first CSI data including multiple first magnitude values and multiple first phase values;
obtaining second CSI data for the second communication link, the second CSI data including multiple second magnitude values and multiple second phase values;
identifying a first variance in at least one of the multiple first magnitude values or the multiple first phase values caused by an object;
identifying a second variance in at least one of the multiple second magnitude values or the multiple second phase values caused by the object; and
based on the first variance and the second variance, determining that the object is within a threshold distance to the first device.


US Pat. No. 11,070,944

METHOD FOR REQUESTING TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

LYFT, INC., San Francisc...


1. A method for managing transportation services, the method comprising:determining a predetermined schedule for a transportation service provider to provide transportation services at scheduled locations along a predetermined route;
periodically receiving location information from a transportation provider device associated with the transportation service provider operating in accordance with the predetermined schedule;
determining, based on the periodically received location information from the transportation provider device, a real-time location of the transportation provider operating in accordance with the predetermined schedule;
periodically comparing the real-time location of the transportation provider with scheduled locations along the predetermined route;
receiving a request for services from a requester device;
determining an arrival time for the transportation service provider to perform the request for services; and
periodically updating the arrival time for the transportation service provider to perform the request for services based on periodically comparing the real-time location with the scheduled location.

US Pat. No. 11,070,943

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING PARTIES BASED ON COORDINATING IDENTIFIERS

J2B2, LLC, Leesburg, IN ...


1. A computer program product for implementing within a computer system a method for dynamically identifying parties of a transaction through use of corresponding identifiers, the computer program product comprising:a computer-readable, non-transitory medium for providing computer program code means utilized to implement the method, wherein the computer program code means comprises executable code for implementing steps for:identifying a first computer device configured to provide a first identifier that is humanly perceptible;
identifying a second computer device configured to provide a second identifier that is humanly perceptible;
providing the first identifier from the first computer device and the second identifier from the second computer device, wherein the first and second identifiers correspond with each other to provide a computer-coordinated verification;
receiving a first request at the first computer device to modify the second identifier from the second computer device of the transaction;
communicating the first request to the second computer device; and
modifying the second identifier, wherein the second modified identifier is provided from the second computer device, and wherein the second modified identifier is (i) readily distinguishable from the second identifier of the transaction, and (ii) is configured to be readily humanly perceived by the user of the first computer device.


US Pat. No. 11,070,942

ANGLE OF ARRIVAL (AOA) POSITIONING METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR POSITIONAL FINDING AND TRACKING OBJECTS USING REDUCED ATTENUATION RF TECHNOLOGY

POLTE CORPORATION, Addis...


1. A method for determining an elevation of a user equipment (UE) in communication with a wireless system, the method comprising:buffering a plurality of in-phase and quadrature (I/Q) samples generated from signals provided by receive channels associated with at least two antennas or four or more omnidirectional antennas, wherein a first antenna among the at least two antennas or the four or more omnidirectional antennas is displaced in a vertical direction with respect to a second antenna among the at least two antennas or other antennas among the four or more omnidirectional antennas;
identifying the signals from each receive channel among the receive channels as previously known signals based on the buffered I/Q samples;
based on the previously known signals from each receive channel determining an angle of arrival between a baseline of the at least two antennas or the four or more omnidirectional antennas and incident energy from the UE to the at least two antennas or the four or more omnidirectional antennas, wherein determining the angle of arrival includes determining a sub-sample estimation of at least one of a direct line of sight (DLOS) flight time and a direct path flight time from the UE to each antenna among the at least two antennas or the four or more omnidirectional antennas, wherein the sub-sample estimation mitigates a mirror image of a true line of bearing (LOB) between the UI and the at least two antennas or the four or more omnidirectional antennas; and
utilizing the angle of arrival to calculate the elevation of the UE.

US Pat. No. 11,070,941

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PROXIMITY AS A SERVICE IN A HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK OF INDEPENDENT SYSTEM COMPONENTS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...


1. A method comprising:receiving, at a first network component and from a second network component, a set of instructions for generating tokens in association with an application service provided by the second network component, wherein the set of instructions for generating tokens comprises one or more parameters associated with the tokens, the one or more parameters being based on a type of application service of the application service, wherein the set of instructions comprises different instructions associated with different secure locations, each of the different instructions corresponding to a different secure location of the different secure locations;
generating, at the first network component, the tokens based on the set of instructions;
transmitting, by the first network component and according to the set of instructions, one or more of the tokens to one or more proximity emitter devices;
receiving, from the second network component, a message including a token received by a user device from at least one of the one or more proximity emitter devices, wherein receiving the message from the second network component is based on a determination by the second network component that the token corresponds to the application service provided by the second network component, wherein the token is associated with at least one of the different instructions associated with the different secure locations;
validating, by the first network component, the token, wherein the validating comprises a confirmation that the token is from among the tokens generated by the first network component; and
providing, to the second network component, a validation result that enables the second network component to determine whether to allow the user device access to the application service.

US Pat. No. 11,070,940

GEOFENCED MESH NETWORK COMMUNICATION


1. A system, comprising:a source node and a plurality of non-source nodes;
wherein the source node is configured with machine readable instructions which, when executed by a processor, cause the source node to:define a geofence based on input from a user associated with the source node;
generate geofenced message information, the geofenced message information defining a geofenced message for one or more non-source nodes within the geofence; and
transmit the geofenced message information for reception by a first non-source node among the plurality of non-source nodes, the first non-source node within a communication range of the source node;

wherein the first non-source node among the plurality of non-source nodes is configured with machine readable instructions which, when executed by a processor, cause the first non-source node to:receive the geofenced message information; and
transmit the geofenced message information for reception by one or more other non-source nodes among the plurality of non-source nodes within a communication range of the first non-source node;
determine whether the first non-source node is located within the geofence;
responsive to determining that the first non-source node is located within the geofence, presenting the geofence message on a display of the first non-source node; and
responsive to determining that the first non-source node is not located within the geofence, not presenting the geofenced message on the display of the first non-source node;

wherein the geofenced message information defines a limit on a number of times the geofenced message information can be transmitted by the first non-source node;
wherein the geofenced message information is transmittable to a non-source node located outside the geofence and transmittable by the non-source node located outside the geofence, but is not presentable on the non-source node located outside the geofence until the non-source node moves to a location within the geofence.

US Pat. No. 11,070,939

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANAGING EMERGENCY VEHICLE ALERT GEOFENCE

WHELEN ENGINEERING COMPAN...


1. A system for managing a geofence for an emergency vehicle (EV), comprising:a receiver configured to receive a first location of the EV from a first device at a first time, the first device being associated with the EV;
a processor configured to determine a first geofence based on the first location of the EV; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the determined first geofence to a second device associated with another vehicle, the another vehicle being located within the first geofence,
wherein the receiver is further configured to receive a second location of the EV from the first device at a second time subsequent to the first time,
wherein the processor is further configured to determine a geofence release zone based on the second location of the EV, and wherein the transmitter is further configured to transmit the geofence release zone to the second device, and
wherein the geofence release zone is further defined to cover one or more rear regions located behind the second location of the EV.

US Pat. No. 11,070,938

GEO-LOCATION FENCES-BASED TRANSIENT MESSAGES

ANITECH SOLUTIONS LIMITED...


1. A computer-implemented method for providing access to messages, the method comprising operating one or more processors associated with a server device to:receive a message from a sender device, the message comprising geo-location data, user interaction limit data, and time-to-live data, the time-to-live data of the messages comprises a time duration relative to a publication time of the message;
create a transient geo-location fence using the geo-location data, user interaction limit data and the time-to-live data;
allow the message to be accessed by a client device from within the transient geo-location fence; wherein the user interaction limit data of the message comprises at least one of a Save Upper Limit comprising a maximum number of times the message may be saved to client devices, and a Delete Upper Limit comprising a maximum number of times the message may be deleted via client devices;
destroying the geo-location fence when at least one of the Save Upper Limit and Delete Upper Limit is reached; and
destroying the geo-location fence when the time duration expires if at least one of the Save Upper Limit and Delete Upper Limit has been not reached.

US Pat. No. 11,070,937

MOBILE DEVICE PATH AND USER ASSOCIATION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...


1. A computer implemented method comprising:recording position data for a mobile device over time to obtain path data that specifies a path of the mobile device over time, the path data being associated to an identifier of the mobile device;

outputting to a user in human readable form an identification code, wherein the identification code is associated to the identifier;
receiving input data from the user, the input data including the identification code and a user ID of the user, wherein the receiving input data includes receiving input data from the user into a webpage form;associating the identification code to the user ID responsively to the receiving input data from the user;

based on the associating the identification code to the user ID processing the position data and user profile data associated to the user ID; andsending a message to the user based on a result of the processing.

US Pat. No. 11,070,936

LOCATION-BASED SERVICES

PayPal, Inc., San Jose, ...


1. A method, comprising:determining, by a computing system, a physical location of a point of interest;
automatically generating, by the computing system, a geofence proximate to the point of interest based on the determined physical location of the point of interest;
detecting, by the computing system, when a mobile device enters the geofence;
tracking, by the computing system, a current velocity of the mobile device; and
causing, by the computing system based on the current velocity of the mobile device within the geofence, the mobile device to display an updated user interface, wherein the updated user interface includes one or more advertisements.

US Pat. No. 11,070,935

DEVICES FOR CONDUCTING SOCIAL NETWORK OPERATIONS


1. A device for conducting social network application (SNA) operations and other application operations by a user, comprising:at least one processor for controlling the device;
tangible memory for storing data and software code for execution by the at least one processor;
circuitry for determining a current location of the device;
wireless communication circuitry for conducting network communications over one or more wireless networks; and
a camera for taking photos;
wherein the memory stores software code including:
a group of applications that are functionally linked on the device by sharing access to one or more common resources stored in memory of the device, wherein the one or more common resources are used by software code of the device to coordinate related application activities between respective applications of the group of applications, wherein the group of applications includes a SNA application for conducting social network operations with at least one server of a social network service and a photo sharing application for sharing photos through at least one server of a photo sharing service, and wherein the group of applications communicate tracking data to at least one server to allow application specific targeting of ads to the user of the device, wherein the group of applications are configured during operation to communicate user activity data indicative of contemporaneous user engagement for a given application on the device during a corresponding application session to at least one server for tracking user activity across the group of applications on an integrated basis for the user of the device.

US Pat. No. 11,070,934

TRACKING DEVICE LOCATION IDENTIFICATION

TILE, Inc., San Mateo, C...


1. A method comprising:receiving, by a tracking system server from a first computing device of a plurality of computing devices in response to an event between the first computing device and a tracking device, a location associated with the tracking device and a timestamp;
receiving, by the tracking system server, a set of location updates from a respective set of second computing devices of the plurality of computing devices, each location update including a location associated with the tracking device when the respective second computing device detects the tracking device and a timestamp; and
determining, by the tracking system server, a last known location of the tracking device based on the location associated with the tracking device received from the first computing device and one or more of the locations associated with the tracking device received with the location updates.

US Pat. No. 11,070,933

REAL-TIME ACOUSTIC SIMULATION OF EDGE DIFFRACTION

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...


1. A method performed by a programmed processor of a computer system comprising an electronic device, the method comprising:determining a listener position within a computer-generated reality (CGR) setting that is to be aurally experienced by a user of the electronic device through at least one speaker;
determining a source position of a virtual sound source within the CGR setting;
determining a characteristic of an object within the CGR setting, wherein the characteristic comprises a geometry of an edge of the object;
determining at least one edge-diffraction filter parameter for an edge-diffraction filter based on 1) the listener position, 2) the source position, and 3) the geometry of the edge of the object; and
applying the edge-diffraction filter to an input audio signal to produce a filtered audio signal that accounts for edge diffraction of sound produced by the virtual sound source within the CGR setting.

US Pat. No. 11,070,932

ADAPTIVE AUDIO NORMALIZATION

SPATIALX INC., Emeryvill...


11. A method of normalizing an audio signal for rendering an audio object with an audio system, the method comprising:providing a plurality of speakers positioned in a speaker arrangement in an environment;
providing an audio signal generator operably coupled with each speaker of the plurality of speakers, wherein the audio signal generator is configured to provide a specific audio signal to each speaker of a set of speakers to cause a coordinated audio emission from each speaker in the set of speakers to render an audio object in a defined audio object location in the environment, wherein the audio signal generator is configured to process audio data that is obtained from a memory device for each specific audio signal;
identifying the audio object and the defined audio object location in the environment;
obtaining audio data for the audio object;
identifying the set of speakers to render the audio object at the defined audio object location;
generating at least one specific audio signal for each speaker of the set of speakers to render the audio object at the defined audio object location;
determining the at least one specific audio signal for at least one speaker in the set of speakers to cause a volume of the audio object to spike or dropout at a specific location or set of locations and be insufficient to render the audio object at the defined audio object location or set of locations with a volume that is devoid of a spike or dropout;
normalizing the at least one specific audio signal for the at least one speaker based on speaker density of the set of speakers and volume of the rendered audio object at the defined audio object location to obtain at least one normalized specific audio signal for the at least one speaker;
providing the at least one normalized specific audio signal to the at least one speaker; and
rendering the audio object at the defined audio object location with a volume that is devoid of volume spikes or dropout.

US Pat. No. 11,070,931

LOUDSPEAKER ASSEMBLY AND CONTROL

HARMAN INTERNATIONAL INDU...


1. A speaker assembly comprising:a plurality of transducers disposed on a speaker body configured to produce an audio beam being steerable based on at least one audio beam parameter, wherein the plurality of transducers comprises:two woofer arrays having woofer transducers for producing a bass-range output; and
at least one cylindrical array of transducers having a higher-frequency acoustic output being greater than the woofer transducers, the array of transducer disposed between the two woofer arrays and having a circumference less than the circumference of the speaker body at the woofer arrays, wherein the plurality of transducers define the audio beam having concentrated acoustic energy including the bass-range and higher-frequency audio outputs, wherein the at least one audio beam parameter varies to steer the audio beam; and

a light assembly arranged on the speaker body configured to produce a light output that varies as the audio beam is steered.

US Pat. No. 11,070,930

GENERATING PERSONALIZED END USER ROOM-RELATED TRANSFER FUNCTION (RRTF)

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...


1. A system comprising:at least one computer medium that is not a transitory signal and that comprises instructions executable by at least one processor to:
receive indication of a desired origin of sound played on a sound bar;
identify a virtual location from whence the sound is emulated to originate; and
based on the desired origin and the virtual location, alter a first room related transfer function (RRTF) to establish a personalized RRTF.

US Pat. No. 11,070,929

LOW-COST HEARING AID PLATFORMS AND METHODS OF USE

GEORGIA TECH RESEARCH COR...


1. A device comprising:an electret microphone;
an amplifier;
a capacitor;
a printable circuit board (PCB), wherein the electret microphone, the amplifier, and the capacitor are disposed upon the PCB;
an audio output in electrical communication with the amplifier;
a power source in electrical communication with the PCB; and
non-processor gain control;
wherein the non-processor gain control is configured to control gain of the device free of signal processing from a signal processor; and
wherein a total harmonic distortion of the device, when the microphone is subjected to a 70 dB sound input, is less than 1% at each of 500 Hz, 800 Hz, and 1500 Hz.

US Pat. No. 11,070,928

HEARING DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THEREOF


1. A hearing device to be worn in the ear of a user, said hearing device comprises a housing for accommodating an electronic component, wherein said housing is formed with an indentation, said indentation providing a space at an outer side of the housing, wherein said hearing device further comprises an antenna inserted into the indentation, wherein said housing is made of titan as an electromagnetic wave shielding material and has a thickness in the range from 0.2 mm to 0.4 mm.

US Pat. No. 11,070,927

DAMPING IN CONTACT HEARING SYSTEMS

Earlens Corporation, Men...


1. A tympanic lens, comprising:a chassis;
a perimeter platform connected to the chassis;
a microactuator connected to the chassis through two bias springs positioned at a proximal end of the microactuator;
a damper separate from and attached to the at least one bias spring;
an umbo platform attached to a distal end of the microactuator; and
a source of electrical signals mounted on said chassis and electrically connected to the microactuator through at least one wire,
wherein the damper comprises a viscoelastic material in contact with the at least one bias spring, and
wherein the viscoelastic material is configured to become stiffer or more viscous as a vibration frequency of the tympanic lens increases.

US Pat. No. 11,070,926

HEARING DEVICE FOR RECEIVING LOCATION INFORMATION FROM WIRELESS NETWORK


1. A hearing aid comprising:a microphone for converting an audio input signal into a microphone output signal;
a processing unit configured to provide a processed output signal based on the microphone output signal for compensating a hearing loss of a user;
a receiver connected to the processing unit, the receiver configured to convert the processed output signal into an audio output signal; and
a wireless radio receiver unit connected to the processing unit, the wireless radio receiver unit configured to receive information from a wireless network;
wherein the processing unit is configured to determine a location of the wireless network based on the information received from the wireless network;
wherein the processing unit is configured to determine whether the determined location matches with a predetermined location stored in a memory of the hearing aid;
wherein the processing unit is configured to determine a sound processing profile based on the determined location of the wireless network;
wherein the processing unit is configured to provide the processed output signal based on the determined sound processing profile; and
wherein the hearing aid is configured to receive the information from the wireless network without using an electronic device of the user, and wherein the processing unit is configured to determine the location of the wireless network based on the information that is received by the hearing aid without using the electronic device of the user.

US Pat. No. 11,070,924

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR HEARING IMPROVEMENT BASED ON COCHLEAR MODEL

GOLDENEAR COMPANY, INC., ...


1. An apparatus for hearing measurement based on a cochlear model comprising:a processor; and
a memory connected to the processor,
wherein the memory stores program instructions executable by the processor to output an interface in which n buttons corresponding to n frequency bands into which an audible frequency band is divided at 1/k octave resolution are arranged in a cochlear model,
output acoustic signals corresponding to a predetermined hearing threshold in each of the n frequency bands,
receive a user's input for whether each of the n frequency bands is inaudible at the predetermined hearing threshold, and
output acoustic stimulation signals corresponding to the inaudible frequency band input by the user in predetermined sizes.

US Pat. No. 11,070,923

METHOD FOR DIRECTIONAL SIGNAL PROCESSING FOR A HEARING AID AND HEARING SYSTEM

Svantos Pte. Ltd., Singa...


1. A method for directional signal processing for a hearing aid, which comprises the steps of:generating, via a first input transducer of the hearing aid, a first input signal from a sound signal in an environment;
generating, via a second input transducer of the hearing aid, a second input signal from the sound signal in the environment;
generating a first calibration directional signal having a relative attenuation in a direction of a first useful signal source in the environment on a basis of the first input signal and on a basis of the second input signal;
generating a second calibration directional signal having a relative attenuation in a direction of a second useful signal source in the environment on a basis of the first input signal and on a basis of the second input signal;
determining a relative gain parameter on a basis of the first calibration directional signal and the second calibration directional signal;
generating a first processing directional signal and a second processing directional signal on a basis of both the first input signal and the second input signal;
generating a source-sensitive directional signal on a basis of the first processing directional signal, the second processing directional signal and the relative gain parameter; and
generating an output signal of the hearing aid on a basis of the source-sensitive directional signal.

US Pat. No. 11,070,922

METHOD OF OPERATING A HEARING AID SYSTEM AND A HEARING AID SYSTEM


1. A method of operating a hearing aid system used by a hearing aid user, comprising the steps of:providing an input signal representing an acoustical signal from an input transducer of the hearing aid system;
providing the input signal to an auditory nerve compressor;
selecting a minimum output level for the auditory nerve compressor, wherein the minimum output level represents a hearing threshold level;
selecting a maximum output level for the auditory nerve compressor:
from a range between 30 and 50 dB SL if an auditory neurodegeneration has been identified in said hearing aid user for both medium-spontaneous rate and low-spontaneous rate auditory nerve fibers; or
from a range between 50 and 80 dB SL if an auditory neurodegeneration has been identified in said hearing aid user only for low-spontaneous rate auditory nerve fibers,
defining a minimum input signal level and a maximum input signal level;
operating the auditory nerve compressor according to a compression characteristic wherein the minimum input signal level is mapped onto the minimum output level of the auditory nerve compressor, and wherein the maximum input signal level is mapped onto the maximum output level of the auditory nerve compressor; and
using an output signal derived from the auditory nerve compressor output signal to drive an electrical-acoustical output transducer of the hearing aid system.

US Pat. No. 11,070,921

RECEIVER WITH INTEGRATED MEMBRANE MOVEMENT DETECTION

Sonion Nederland B.V., H...


1. A receiver for a hearable, said receiver comprisinga moveable membrane,
a motor configured to drive the moveable membrane to generate sound, the motor being rigidly connected to the moveable membrane, and
an arrangement, which is separate and distinct from the motor, configured to detect movements of the moveable membrane,
wherein the arrangement includes a pair of electrodes positioned on opposite sides of the moveable membrane, wherein each of the electrodes forms a capacitor with the moveable membrane.

US Pat. No. 11,070,920

DUAL FUNCTION TRANSDUCER

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A dual function transducer assembly comprising:a magnet motor assembly comprising a first magnet plate and a second magnet plate arranged in parallel to one another along a first axis;
a sound output assembly coupled to the magnet motor assembly, the sound output assembly comprising a piston and a voice coil, and wherein the voice coil is arranged to cause a vibration of the piston in a direction parallel to the first axis; and
a shaker assembly coupled to the magnet motor assembly, the shaker assembly comprising a first shaker coil and a second shaker coil arranged to cause a vibration of the magnet motor assembly in a direction parallel to a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 11,070,919

ACTIVE LOUDSPEAKER AND CABLE ASSEMBLY

Bose Corporation, Framin...


1. A cable assembly configured to electrically connect an active loudspeaker to a source device that comprises a source of electrical power and audio signals, comprising:a primary sheath;
a group of power conductors within the primary sheath and configured to carry electrical power;
a group of audio signal conductors within the primary sheath and configured to carry audio signals;
a secondary sheath within the primary sheath, wherein the group of power conductors is within the secondary sheath;
a tertiary sheath within the primary sheath and outside of the secondary sheath, wherein the group of audio signal conductors is within the tertiary sheath;
a cable-mount connector male plug comprising a first plurality of power pins that terminate a first end of each power conductor and a second plurality of audio signal pins that terminate a first end of each audio signal conductor, wherein the cable-mount connector plug is configured to be coupled to a panel mount connector female socket of the source device; and
a cable-mount connector female socket comprising a first plurality of power receptacles that terminate a second end of each power conductor and a second plurality of audio signal receptacles that terminate a second end of each audio signal conductor, wherein the cable-mount connector socket is configured to be coupled to a panel mount connector male plug of the active loudspeaker.

US Pat. No. 11,070,918

SOUND BAR WITH IMPROVED SOUND DISTRIBUTION

SSV WORKS, INC., Oxnard,...


1. A sound bar device, comprising:a sound bar body, said sound bar body comprising a sound bar body length and a sound bar body width, said sound bar body further comprising:a front face intended to emit sound;
a vertical spatial deviation point on said front face dividing said front face into left and right portions;
a horizontal spatial deviation point dividing said front face into top and bottom portions; and
wherein said vertical spatial deviation point and said horizontal spatial deviation point define four discrete curved subsurfaces on said front face, each of said subsurfaces facing in a different general direction; and

at least four speaker drivers at least partially in said sound bar body with at least one of said speaker drivers in each of said four subsurfaces on said front face, said at least four speaker drivers comprising a first speaker driver in a first of said subsurfaces configured to emit sound in a first direction, a second speaker driver in a second of said subsurfaces configured to emit sound in a second direction, a third speaker driver in a third of said subsurfaces configured to emit sound in a third direction, and a fourth speaker driver in a fourth of said subsurfaces configured to emit sound in a fourth direction, said at least four speaker drivers on two or more curved surfaces of said sound bar such that said first, second, third, and fourth speaker drivers face different directions, wherein said left and right portions of said front face curve in a direction away from said vertical spatial deviation point, and said top and bottom portions of said front face curve in a direction away from said horizontal spatial deviation point such that said front face comprises a continuous surface.

US Pat. No. 11,070,917

UN-TETHERED WIRELESS AUDIO SYSTEM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


1. A first wireless audio output device, comprising:a transceiver configured to communicate with a second audio output device via a first wireless link and configured to communicate with an audio source via a second wireless link, wherein the transceiver receives, from the audio source via the second wireless link, a first audio packet; and
a controller configured to determine whether the second audio output device received the first audio packet directly from the audio source,
wherein, when it is determined the second audio output device did not receive the first second audio packet, the transceiver is configured to transmit, to the second audio output device via the first wireless link, the first audio packet.

US Pat. No. 11,070,916

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DISTINGUISHING AUDIO USING POSITIONAL INFORMATION

INCONTACT, INC., Sandy, ...


1. A method of providing audio output, the method comprising:accepting a plurality of audio streams which are part of an interaction between communicating parties;
based on the audio streams, providing a plurality of audio outputs, each located at a different location in three-dimensional space; and
providing in a left-right channel audio stream an audio prompt corresponding to a first of a plurality of displayed computer applications;wherein the audio prompt is perceived when heard by a user to be at a location in three-dimensional space distinct from the location of another audio prompt corresponding to a second of the plurality of displayed computer applications; and
wherein the audio prompt is perceived when heard by the user to be at a location in three-dimensional space which correlates with a position of the first of the plurality of displayed computer applications on a display of the user.


US Pat. No. 11,070,915

VEHICLE AND AUDIO PROCESSING METHOD FOR THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...


1. An audio processing method for a vehicle, comprising:receiving, by a controller, a broadcast signal and obtaining modulation information of the broadcast signal;
determining, by the controller, volume information of the broadcast signal based on the modulation information of the broadcast signal; and
adjusting, by the controller, while the broadcast signal is being received, a volume of a power amplifier based on the determined volume information to adjust an output sound level of the broadcast signal to correspond to a preset output sound level of a broadcast receiving apparatus of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 11,070,914

CONTROLLER AND CONTROL METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


1. A controller, comprising:an analysis unit configured to:analyze an audio signal input via a microphone; and
select an audio signal characteristic control method from a plurality of control methods based on a result of the analysis; and

a characteristic control unit configured to:execute the selected audio signal characteristic control method for an audio processing system, whereinthe audio processing system receives the audio signal via the microphone and outputs the audio signal via a speaker, and
the analysis unit is further configured to switch the selected audio signal characteristic control method for the audio processing system based on a level of the audio signal that becomes equal to or less than a noise determination threshold for a specific time period.



US Pat. No. 11,070,913

MILLIMETER WAVE SENSOR USED TO OPTIMIZE PERFORMANCE OF A BEAMFORMING MICROPHONE ARRAY

Crestron Electronics, Inc...


1. A beamforming microphone array comprising:a plurality of microphones each of which is adapted to receive an acoustic audio signal and convert the same to a microphone (mic) audio signal;
a wave sensor system adapted to determine locations of one or more people within a predetermined area about the beamforming microphone array and output the same as user location data signal; and
an adaptive beamforming circuit adapted to receive the user location data signal and plurality of mic audio signals and perform adaptive beamforming on the plurality of mic audio signals that takes into account the received user location data signal to adapt a plurality of beam signals, one for each of the microphones, to acquire sound from one or more specific locations in the predetermined area; and
a plurality of acoustic echo cancellation devices, one for each of the beam signal outputs from the adaptive beamforming circuit, wherein each of the plurality of acoustic echo cancellation devices is adapted to receive a respective beam signal from the adaptive beamforming circuit and perform acoustic echo cancellation on the received respective beam signal and output the echo-corrected beam signal, and whereinthe predetermined area is a conference room, and
if the user location data signal indicates that there are more people than beams that can be formed, then the adaptive beamforming circuit is further adapted to modify one or more of the fixed beam positions to cover two or more people in the conference room such that each person is covered by at least one fixed beam, and further wherein,
the adaptive beamforming circuit is adapted to adjust a beam width and shape to cover two or more people in the conference room.


US Pat. No. 11,070,912

AUDIO SYSTEM FOR DYNAMIC DETERMINATION OF PERSONALIZED ACOUSTIC TRANSFER FUNCTIONS

Facebook Technologies, LL...


1. An audio system comprising:a microphone array that includes a plurality of acoustic sensors that are configured to detect sounds within a local area surrounding the microphone array, and at least some of the plurality of acoustic sensors are coupled to a near-eye display (NED);
a controller configured to:estimate a direction of arrival (DoA) of a first detected sound of the detected sounds relative to a position of the NED within the local area, the estimate based on the detected sounds from the plurality of acoustic sensors;
generate one or more transfer functions based at least in part on the DoA estimation, the one or more transfer functions comprising a head-related transfer function (HRTF) for a user of the audio system;
update one of the one or more transfer functions based on position information received from an external system, the position information describing a position of the microphone array in the local area; and
synthesize audio content based on the updated transfer function; and

a speaker assembly configured to present the synthesized audio content to the user.

US Pat. No. 11,070,911

PERSONAL SOUND ZONE SYSTEM

Karma Automotive LLC, Ir...


1. A vehicle with an audio system comprising:a first sound zone;
a second sound zone;
a first plurality of microphones located in the first sound zone;
a second plurality of microphones located in the second sound zone;
wherein the first plurality of microphones is configured to receive a noise audio signal and produce a noise electronic signal corresponding to the noise audio signal;
a first audio controller corresponding with the first sound zone;
a second audio controller corresponding with the second sound zone;
wherein the first controller is configured to:receive a media electronic signal from a first audio input and the noise electronic signal;
convert the noise electronic signal into an anti-noise electronic signal; and
produce an output electronic signal by combining the media electronic signal and the anti-noise electronic signal; and

a first plurality of speakers located in the first sound zone;
a second plurality of speakers located in the second sound zone;
wherein the first of speakers is configured to receive the output electronic signal and emit an output audio signal corresponding to the output electronic signal;
wherein the first and second sound zones each has a dedicated sound environment that is separate from the dedicated sound environment of the other sound zone such that the first and second sound zones cancels audio produced by the speakers of the other sound zone;
a first audio output communicating with the first plurality of speakers;
a second audio output communicating with the second plurality of speakers;
a first control system of the first sound zone communicating with the first audio controller and a first audio output of the first sound zone;
a second control system of the second sound zone communicating with the second audio controller and a second audio output of the second sound zone;
wherein the first sound zone is configured to send at least a portion of the media electronic signal to the second sound zone via commands sent from the first control system to the first audio output;
wherein the portion of the media electronic signal sent by the first sound zone is received by a second audio input of the second sound zone;
wherein the first audio output does not include the noise electronic signal or the anti- noise electronic signal; and
wherein the second audio input is configured to receive a second media electronic signal in addition to the first media electronic signal received.

US Pat. No. 11,070,910

PROCESSING DEVICE AND A PROCESSING METHOD FOR VOICE COMMUNICATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...


1. An apparatus for voice communication, comprising:a microphone configured to collect a voice signal;
a noise gate configured to execute a noise gate processing operation on the collected voice signal to output an output signal, whereinthe output signal is at a specific signal level based on a level of the collected voice signal that is higher than a designated level, and
a signal level of the output signal is attenuated based on the level of the collected voice signal that is one of equal to or lower than the designated level; a compressor configured to:
execute a compressor processing operation on the output signal; and
obtain a processed signal based on the execution of the compressor processing operation on the output signal; and

a transmitter configured to transmit the processed signal for the voice communication.

US Pat. No. 11,070,909

SPEAKER APPARATUS, METHOD FOR PROCESSING INPUT SIGNALS THEREOF, AND AUDIO SYSTEM

Harman International Indu...


15. An audio system, comprising:a speaker apparatus, comprising a first plurality of speakers arranged at an interval in a row, and a second plurality of speakers symmetrically disposed at two sides of the row of the first plurality of speakers with openings at the two sides facing outwardly, where acoustic energy radiation generated by the first plurality of speakers is greater in a first zone than in a second zone in a first frequency range, acoustic energy radiation generated by the second plurality of speakers is greater in a third zone than in a fourth zone in a second frequency range, and the first frequency range overlaps with the second frequency range; and
a processor, configured to process input signals of the speaker apparatus, comprising:a first obtainment circuitry, configured to obtain digital signals based on the input signals;
a first filter, configured to filter the digital signals to obtain first digital signals in the first frequency range;
a second filter, configured to filter the digital signals to obtain second digital signals in the second frequency range; and
a digital signal processing circuitry, configured to process the first digital signals using a beamforming method based on Digital Signal Processing (DSP), to make the acoustic energy radiation generated by the first plurality of speakers greater in the first zone than in the second zone;

wherein the processed first digital signals are adapted to be input to the first plurality of speakers, and the second digital signals are adapted to be input to the second plurality of speakers.

US Pat. No. 11,070,908

SOUND GENERATOR FOR MOBILE ENTITIES

PIONEER CORPORATION, Tok...


1. A sound generating device for mobile object comprising:a speaker unit configured to emit a sound towards a box-like space formed by a mobile object; and
an enclosure accommodating the speaker unit, wherein
the speaker unit is provided with
a resonance element configured to generate a resonance sound of a frequency different from a lowest resonance frequency of the speaker unit, the resonance element being an elastic member connected to a diaphragm of the speaker unit, the elastic member having an outer periphery connected to the diaphragm and an inner periphery connected to a weight, and
at least a part of the enclosure also serves as a body of the mobile object.

US Pat. No. 11,070,907

SIGNAL MATCHING METHOD AND DEVICE


1. A method for matching sensors comprising:generating a first sensor signal from a first sensor;
generating a second sensor signal from a second sensor;
separating the first sensor signal into a magnitude component and a phase component;
separating the second sensor signal into a magnitude component and a phase component;
determining if the magnitude component of at least one of the first or second sensor signals is above a self-noise threshold;
determining if a phase difference of the phase components of the phase components is within a specified tolerance of a predetermined phase difference threshold; and
if the magnitude component of at least one of the first or second sensor signals is above the self-noise threshold, and the phase difference is within the specified tolerance of the predetermined phase difference threshold, matching the magnitude of the first sensor signal to that of the second sensor signal by multiplying the magnitude of the first sensor signal by a magnitude correction value that is a function of a ratio of the magnitude components of the first and second sensor signals.

US Pat. No. 11,070,905

SELF-COOLING HEADSET

Hewlett-Packard Developme...


1. A self-cooling headset comprising:an ear cup to form an ear enclosure when placed over a user's ear;
an exit port located toward a top side of the ear cup and having a first check valve with a first cracking pressure installed therein to open and release a volume of air from the ear enclosure through the exit port when a positive pressure within the ear enclosure overcomes the first cracking pressure; and,
an entry port located toward a bottom side of the ear cup and having a second check valve with a second cracking pressure different from the first cracking pressure installed therein to open and admit a volume of air into the ear enclosure through the entry port when a partial vacuum within the ear enclosure causes an external pressure to overcome the second cracking pressure, the locations of the exit port and entry port to facilitate removal of warm air from the ear enclosure by natural convection.

US Pat. No. 11,070,904

FORCE-ACTIVATED EARPHONE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...


15. An earphone, comprising:a housing, comprising:a speaker; and
a stem extending from the speaker and defining:a touch input surface; and
a force input surface opposite the touch input surface;


a flexible circuit disposed in the housing and comprising:a first circuitry section;
a second circuitry section; and
a third circuitry section;

wherein the flexible circuit flexes to allow the second circuitry section to move:toward the third circuitry section when a force is applied to the force input surface; and
away from the third circuitry section when the force is no longer applied; and
a controller, disposed in the housing, that is operative to determine a touch to the touch input surface using a first change in a first mutual capacitance detected using the first circuitry section and a non-binary amount of the force using a second change in a second mutual capacitance detected using the second circuitry section and the third circuitry section.


US Pat. No. 11,070,902

CONTACT HEARING SYSTEM WITH WEARABLE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS

Earlens Corporation, Men...


1. A wearable communication apparatus, comprising:a support structure configured to be wearable by a user, wherein the support structure comprises a frame to position one or more displays in front of one or both eyes of the user to view one or more images on the one or more displays and wherein the audio signal corresponds to the one or more images;
a contact transducer assembly configured to produce vibrations of an eardrum, wherein the contact transducer assembly is configured to produce wide bandwidth vibrations and reside on a lateral surface of the eardrum; and
circuitry at least partially positioned on the support structure and configured to drive the contact transducer assembly with an audio signal from an output transducer coupled to the circuitry;
wherein the output transducer comprises a magnetic field generator configured for positioning in an ear canal of the user, the magnetic field generator generating an electromagnetic signal wherein the electromagnetic signal provides both power and signal to the contact transducer;
wherein the output transducer is shaped and configured to provide a widely vented ear canal such that ambient sound passes to the eardrum of the user;
wherein the circuitry is adapted to produce a display audio signal corresponding to the one or more images;
wherein the circuitry generates the display audio signal and transmits the display audio signal to the contact transducer assembly by means of the electromagnetic signal in order to provide the user with the display audio signal; and
wherein the wearable communication apparatus further comprises one or more microphones to receive ambient sound;
wherein the circuitry receives the ambient sound, amplifies the ambient sound, and transmits amplified ambient sound to the contact transducer assembly by means of the electromagnetic signal in order to provide the user with amplified ambient sound;
wherein the one or more microphones comprises:
a first microphone located on a first side of the support structure to place the first microphone on a first side of the user;
a second microphone located on the support structure to place the second microphone on a second side of the user;
a third microphone located on the first side of the support structure to place the third microphone on the first side of the user; and
a fourth microphone located on the support structure to place the fourth microphone on the second side of the user;
wherein the first microphone is located away from a first ear canal opening and the third microphone is located near the first ear canal opening to detect high frequency spatial localization cues on the first side of the user;
wherein the second microphone is located away from a second ear canal opening and the fourth microphone is located near the second ear canal opening to detect high frequency spatial localization cues on the second side of the user; and
wherein the first, second, third and fourth microphones comprise a directional microphone, the directional microphone being oriented toward a field of view of the wearable communication apparatus.

US Pat. No. 11,070,901

THIN-TYPE PHONE RECEIVER

SUZHOU YICHUAN ELECTRONIC...


1. A thin-type phone receiver, comprising:a housing, having a mounting cavity;
a vibration membrane assembly, comprising:
a frame sealedly fixed on the housing wherein a mounting area is formed by a part of a side wall of the frame and an inner wall of the housing,
a diaphragm at least partially made of soft magnetic material and fixed on the frame with one end of the diaphragm hanging in an inner space of the frame, and
a sealing membrane;
a coil, sealedly fixed in the mounting area and sealedly sleeved on the frame,
wherein the vibration membrane assembly separates the mounting cavity into a first cavity and a second cavity that are arranged side by side and separate from each other;
wherein the vibration membrane assembly separates the mounting cavity into a first cavity and a second cavity that are arranged side by side and not communicated with each other;
the diaphragm comprises a first portion fixed on the frame and extending into the inner hole of the coil, and a second portion formed on the first portion and hanging outside the coil,
wherein the second portion has a width in a radial direction of the coil larger than that of the first portion, and
wherein a first gap is formed between the diaphragm and the frame, and the sealing membrane sealedly covers an entirety of the first gap, such that the first portion of the diaphragm extending into the inner hole of the coil can generate vibration.

US Pat. No. 11,070,900

MICROPHONE

Audio-Technica Corporatio...


1. A microphone comprising:a microphone unit;
an impedance converter that converts output impedance of the microphone unit;
a light source that notifies an operation state of the microphone unit;
a conversion substrate on which the impedance converter is mounted;
a light source substrate on which the light source is mounted; and
a connection substrate to which a signal line that transmits a signal from the impedance converter and a power line that transmits power to the light source are connected, wherein
the conversion substrate, the light source substrate, and the connection substrate are three-dimensionally connected to one another to constitute one substrate unit.

US Pat. No. 11,070,899

ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING SOUND BROADCASTING ELEMENT

Innolux Corporation, Mia...


1. An electronic device comprising:a display panel;
a protection layer disposed on the display panel; and
a sound broadcasting element disposed adjacent to the protection layer and contacting the protection layer,
wherein the sound broadcasting element comprises a piezoelectric component and a connection component, the connection component is connected between the piezoelectric component and the protection layer, the connection component is located on a side of the display panel, a distance between the piezoelectric component and the display panel is in a range of 0.1 mm to 5 cm, and a back surface of the display panel is located between the piezoelectric component and the protection layer.