US Pat. No. 10,337,103

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a tube having an inner space therein;
a substrate supporting unit comprising, in the tube, a substrate holder configured to stack a plurality of substrates, and a plurality of isolation plates configured to divide a processing space into a plurality of processing spaces, in which the plurality of substrates are processed, respectively, while being spaced apart from each other in a vertical direction;
a gas supply unit configured to supply a processing gas to the plurality of substrates; and
an exhaust unit disposed to face the gas supply unit to exhaust a gas inside the tube,
wherein the plurality of substrates are disposed in spaces between the isolation plates, respectively, while being spaced apart from the isolation plates, and
a plurality of through-holes through which the processing gas passes are defined in the isolation plates so that a portion of the processing gas supplied to one processing space is supplied to another processing space,
wherein the through-holes are formed in a slit shape extending in a direction crossing a flow direction of a gas flowing from the gas supply unit to the exhaust unit, and the plurality of through-holes are defined in a line along the flow direction of the gas.

US Pat. No. 10,336,931

USE OF DUAL-CATION FLUOROCARBON SURFACTANT AS AMPHIPHOBIC WETTABILITY REVERSAL AGENT IN DRILLING FLUID

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

1. A wettability reversal agent for use in a drilling fluid, the wettability reversal agent comprising a dual-cation fluorocarbon surfactant, of which the cation part is represented by formula (1):
wherein, each R1 is independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, each R2 is independently selected from H and C1-C6 alkyl, each R3 is independently selected from C1-C10 alkylene, each n is independently 5-15, and m is 1-10.

US Pat. No. 10,336,902

HIGH FLOW, HIGH HEAT POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITIONS

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An article comprising a thermoplastic composition comprising:(a) 45 to 70 wt % of a first polycarbonate that includes structural units derived from at least one of:
wherein Ra and Rb at each occurrence are each independently halogen, C1-C12 alkyl, C1-C12 alkenyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, or C1-C12 alkoxy; p and q at each occurrence are each independently 0 to 4; R13 at each occurrence is independently a halogen or a C1-C6 alkyl group; c at each occurrence is independently 0 to 4; R14 at each occurrence is independently a C1-C6 alkyl, phenyl, or phenyl substituted with up to five halogens or C1-C6, alkyl groups; Rg at each occurrence is independently C1-C12 alkyl or halogen, or two Rg groups together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a four-, five, or six-membered cycloalkyl group; and t is 1 to 10;(b) 15 to 30 wt % of a poly(aliphatic ester)-polycarbonate copolymer of the formula:

wherein m is 4 to 18; x, and y each represents parts by weight of the carbonate units and the ester units based on 100 parts total weight of the poly(aliphatic ester)-polycarbonate copolymer, x+y is 100; and R3 is formula (I) or formula (II):

wherein Rh is halogen, alkyl, or haloalkyl; n is 0 to 4; and Xa is formula (III) or formula (IV):

wherein Rc and Rd are each independently hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, heteroaryl, or heteroarylalkyl; and Re is a divalent alkyl group; and
(c) optionally a second polycarbonate that is a Bisphenol A polycarbonate having a weight average molecular weight of 17,000 to 40,000 g/mol, as determined by gel permeation chromatography using Bisphenol A polycarbonate standards;
wherein the thermoplastic composition further comprises 0.05 to 10 wt % of a flame retardant and 5 to 35 wt % of glass fiber, provided that the combined wt % value of all components does not exceed 100 wt %,
the composition has a heat deflection temperature of at least 120° C., measured at 1.8 MPa in accordance with ASTM D 648; and
a melt viscosity of less than 130 Pa·s, measured in accordance with ISO 11443 at 316° C. at a shear rate of 5000 s?1, and
a molded sample of the composition obtained under standard molding conditions has a notched izod impact energy of at least 20 Jim at 23° C., as measured in accordance with ASTM D 256.

US Pat. No. 10,336,734

INHIBITORS OF ACK1/TNK2 TYROSINE KINASE

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Cen...

1. A compound having Formula III:
wherein
n is 1, 2, or 3;
and
R1 is cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, furanyl, pyrrolidinyl, oxanyl, phenyl, or pyrimidinyl, any of which are unsubstituted or substituted with Cl, Br, F, C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C6 alkoxyl;
R2? is H, Cl, Br, F, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,693

ANTIVIRAL-AGENT RESISTANT VIRUS DETECTION SYSTEM

Korea Research Institute ...

1. A compound of an oseltamivir hexylthiol represented by the following formula 2 or an oseltamivir hexylamine represented by the following formula 3:

US Pat. No. 10,336,655

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SHAPED BODIES OF CARBON FIBER REINFORCED CARBON

SGL Carbon SE, Wiesbaden...

1. A process for producing shaped bodies having a carbon matrix reinforced with carbon fiber bundles, the process comprising the following steps:producing or providing bundles of parallel carbon fibers held together by a dimensionally stable cured, carbonizable binder, with the bundles having a specifically set, defined uniform length, width and thickness;
producing a molding composition by mixing the fiber bundles, a carbonizable matrix former and optional auxiliaries;
producing a green body being close to a final shape by pressing the molding composition in a mold being close to the final shape at elevated temperature with curing of the carbonizable matrix former,
and
densifying the carbonized shaped body by deposition of a carbon matrix in a chemical vapor infiltration (CVI) process.

US Pat. No. 10,336,639

GRAVITY FEED WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM

Access Business Group Int...

1. A gravity fed water treatment system comprising:a flocculation system including a flocculation system inlet for receiving water and a flocculation system outlet for dispensing flocculant-treated water, the flocculation system including a flocculation tank for use with a flocculant agent for encouraging coagulation and settling of particles suspended in the water in the flocculation tank;
a foam filter system having a foam filter system inlet for receiving water, the foam filter system including a foam filter element for filtering microbes and particles out of the water and capable of facilitating growth of biological organisms for treating the water;
including a manually operable valve capable of selectively dispensing flocculant-treated water along a flocculation system outlet water path to the flocculation system outlet;
a restriction orifice for restricting water through the foam filter element to control a flow rate and face velocity of the water; and
a water treatment system outlet for dispensing treated water that has passed through the flocculation system and the foam filter system.

US Pat. No. 10,336,590

LINE TRACTION FOR A MOTORIZED LIFTING/PULLING DEVICE

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An apparatus comprising:a motor;
a drum rotated by the motor to draw in or let out a line from the drum, the drum comprising a groove formed in an outer surface thereof to accommodate the line; and
a roller tracking and extending into the groove immediately over the line in order to push the line into the groove, wherein the roller comprises a concave indentation around a circumferential surface of the roller such that the line fits within the concave indentation and traction between the roller and the line is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,336,572

COMPACT INFLATOR

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An inflator, comprising:a rotatable drum that draws in and lets out a hose, the hose comprising a first end and a second end, the first end having a connection mechanism that connects the hose to an inflatable object;
an air pump disposed within the drum and connected to the second end of the hose;
a housing that provides structural support to, and enables rotation of, the drum;
a power supply that provides power to the pump; and
an electric power transmission mechanism electrically coupled to one or more of the pump or the power supply between the pump and the power supply, the power transmission mechanism comprising a slip ring assembly;
the pump comprising a motor, the motor movably disposed within the drum, wherein the motor comprises a pinion, and wherein the pinion moves between engagement with a pump gear and a drum rack, wherein the motor rotates the drum at least to draw in the hose.

US Pat. No. 10,336,568

DE-COILING CONE

The ESAB Group Inc., Flo...

1. A system for dispensing weld wire comprising:a container;
a coil of weld wire disposed within the container; and
a de-coiling cone disposed within the container above the coil of weld wire, the de-coiling cone including an inner ring, an outer ring, and a plurality of legs;
wherein the inner ring is connected with the outer ring;
wherein each of the plurality of legs includes a horizontal leg portion extending outwardly from the outer ring and a backwardly bent leg portion coupled with the horizontal leg portion; and
wherein a gap between a tip of the backwardly bent leg portion and the horizontal leg portion of the leg is less than a vertical distance between the inner and outer rings.

US Pat. No. 10,336,562

ROBOTIC CARTON UNLOADER

INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTER...

1. A robotic carton unloader for unloading cartons in a carton pile within a semi-trailer having side walls, the robotic carton unloader comprising:a mobile body;
a movable robotic arm attached to the mobile body and comprising an end effector at an end thereof, the end effector configured to unload cartons from the carton pile; and
a conveyor system attached to the mobile body and extending from front to rear of the carton unloader to convey cartons received thereon by the movable robotic arm, the conveyor system comprising a central conveyor carried on the mobile body and a front conveyor movably attached to the mobile body and extending therefrom towards the carton pile,
wherein the front conveyor comprises movable side portions configured to change width from narrow to wider to act as a shield that catches and then moves falling cartons received thereon, wherein the movable side portions of the front conveyor comprises a lateral movement mechanism located within the front conveyor to laterally move the movable side portions, and wherein a conveying surface of the movable side portions of the front conveyor comprises a laterally widenable belt that is generally a flat belt and can widen when the movable side portions laterally extend and narrow when the movable side portions laterally retract.

US Pat. No. 10,336,541

AUTOMATED STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEM WITH RETRACTABLE MOUNTINGS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An automated storage and retrieval system for storing and retrieving a plurality of objects comprising:a first vertical wall;
a first plurality of mountings on the first wall, each mounting configured to be actuated between a retracted position and an extended position;
a planar motion mechanism configured to move objects along the wall between a first storage position and a second storage position;
wherein each of the mountings in the first plurality of mountings is configured to be actuated into the extended position in order to suspend one of the objects when that object is in its first storage position and not being moved by the planar motion mechanism and is likewise configured to be actuated into the retracted position when the planar motion mechanism is moving that object past the respective mounting as it travels to its second storage position.

US Pat. No. 10,336,503

CONTAINER WITH GRIP STRUCTURE

Graham Packaging Company,...

1. A container comprising:a top portion comprising a finish portion;
a body portion disposed below the top portion; and
a bottom portion disposed below the body portion opposite the top portion;
the body portion comprising:
a front wall,
a rear wall opposite the front wall,
first and second side walls extending between the front wall and the rear wall to define a generally rectangular shape in plan view, the first side wall disposed opposite the second side wall,
opposing grip areas formed in the first and second side walls, the opposing grip areas including a first grip area formed in the first side wall and a second grip area formed in the second side wall,
a first circumferential rib disposed above the opposing grip areas and extending horizontally about an entire outer circumferential perimeter of the body portion,
a second circumferential rib disposed below the opposing grip areas and extending horizontally about the entire outer circumferential perimeter of the body portion,
at least one horizontal body rib disposed between the first and second circumferential ribs and spaced from the opposing grip areas, and
a first vertical strut formed in the first side wall and spaced from the first grip area and a second vertical strut formed in the second side wall and spaced from the second grip area, each of the first and second vertical struts disposed between and spaced from the first and second circumferential ribs and having a length coextensive with a height of the first and the second grip areas respectively, the first and second vertical struts configured to resist radially-inward distortion of the first and second side walls from gripping the opposing grip areas.

US Pat. No. 10,336,465

ICE CRYSTALS AND VOLCANIC ASH DETECTION SYSTEM

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A system for detecting ice crystals and/or volcanic ash in an airspace of interest along a flight path of an airborne vehicle, the system comprising:a probe configured to collect an air sample in the airspace of interest;
a radon detection system having a radon activity sensor measuring radon activity in the air sample and outputting a radon activity signal;
a processing unit configured to determine if the radon activity is above a predetermined critical radon value for the airspace of interest, the predetermined critical radon value being greater than a non-convective background level for the airspace of interest, the processing unit configured to compare the radon activity signal to the predetermined critical value and output a radon determination signal indicative of recent convective updraft from lower troposphere;
a spectral detection system configured to determine if ice crystals and/or volcanic ash are present in the airspace of interest when the radon activity is above the predetermined critical radon value and output an ice/ash detection signal, the spectral detection system having an optical sensor configured to measure radiance, emittance, and/or reflectance at spectral bands of interest on opposing sides of at least one crossover point in the airspace of interest; and
the processing unit configured to determine a ratio of the measured radiance, emittance, and/or reflectance at the spectral bands and if the ratio is above a predetermined critical ratio value output an ice/ash determination signal indicative of the presence of ice crystals and/or volcanic ash in the airspace of interest.

US Pat. No. 10,336,442

NON-LUBRICATED ARCHITECTURE FOR A TURBOSHAFT ENGINE

SAFRAN HELICOPTER ENGINES...

1. An assembly comprising:a turbine engine and a main gearbox for a helicopter having a rotor, said main gearbox comprising a speed-reducing device including gearing and a lubricated rolling bearing and housed entirely within the main gearbox while also being connected to the rotor, the turbine engine, not having a speed reducer and free of an oil lubrication system, comprising:
a casing;
a gas generator with a gas generator shaft; and
a free turbine for being driven in rotation by a gas stream generated by the gas generator, the free turbine having a free turbine shaft;
wherein the casing of the turbine engine is fastened to the main gearbox,
wherein a sealing member is arranged between the main gearbox and the casing of the turbine engine,
wherein the free turbine shaft extends axially into the main gearbox to be connected directly to the speed-reducer device via a coupling sleeve provided on a free end of the free turbine shaft, the coupling sleeve being supported by the lubricated rolling bearing, and the lubricated rolling bearing cooperating with an axial abutment of the main gearbox, and
wherein an axis of the free turbine shaft is perpendicular to an axis of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,336,411

AFT-FACING TRANSOM SEATING FOR A BOAT

MasterCraft Boat Company,...

1. A boat comprising:a hull including a bow, a transom, and port and starboard sides;
an aft-facing seat positioned proximate to the transom, the aft-facing seat including a seat bottom that is inclined at a downward angle, the downward angle extending in a direction from aft to fore such that an aft portion of the seat bottom is higher than a forward portion of the seat bottom; and
a plurality of handles, one of the handles positioned at an outboard side of the aft-facing seat and another one of the handles positioned at an inboard side of the aft-facing seat.

US Pat. No. 10,336,402

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR OPERATING AN ELECTRIC BICYCLE

CPT Zwei GmbH, Nuremberg...

1. A method for operating an electric bicycle having an electric motor and a transmission having at least two gears, the method comprising:ascertaining, at a control unit in communication with the electric motor and the transmission, an instantaneous pedal frequency, which is generated by a user of the electric bicycle;
checking, by the control unit, whether the ascertained instantaneous pedal frequency within a predetermined pedal frequency interval;
ascertaining, at the control unit, an instantaneous travel speed of the electric bicycle based on torque data or rotational speed data received from a torque sensor or a rotational speed sensor respectively, the torque sensor and the rotational speed sensor in communication with the control unit;
ascertaining, at the control unit, at least two gears of the transmission within the predetermined pedal frequency interval depending on the ascertained travel speed;
ascertaining, at the control unit, a respective power of the electric motor for each of the at least two gears ascertained;
ascertaining, at the control unit, the lowest ascertained power of the electric motor by comparing the at least two ascertained powers of the electric motor;
ascertaining, at the control unit, the gear of the transmission associated with the lower power; and
outputting, from the control unit, a signal including information associated with the ascertained gear of the transmission associated with the lower power.

US Pat. No. 10,336,352

INERTIAL TRACK MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND METHODS

HARSCO TECHNOLOGIES LLC, ...

1. A track geometry measurement system, comprising:a plurality of wheels operable to trail over rail track;
a frame coupled to the wheels;
an inertial measurement unit (IMU) coupled to the frame;
a global positioning system (GPS) coupled to the frame;
a memory configured to store IMU data; and
a processor configured to
determine a relative position of a portion of the frame based on data from the GPS and data from the IMU,
determine a signature based on the data from the IMU, and
search IMU data stored in the memory for the signature to align the position with the IMU data stored in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,336,259

STEP RAIL FOR VEHICLE WITH APPLIQUE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

JAC Products, Inc., Sali...

1. An accessory component for a vehicle, comprising:an elongated frame element having an elongated first feature formed there along, the elongated frame element adapted to be fixedly secured to a portion of the vehicle;
a resilient metallic applique having a contour generally in accordance with at least a portion of the elongated frame element;
the applique having a second feature adjacent a first end for engaging with the elongated first feature, and a second end of the applique being shaped to engage with a different portion of the elongated frame element such that the applique is secured to the elongated frame element without adhesives or mechanical fasteners;
the applique having at least one hole;
the elongated frame element further comprises at least one channel formed in an upper surface thereof; and
a pad including at least one depending tab, the hole in the applique enabling the depending tab to pass therethrouqh, and the depending tab configured to engage with the at least one channel in the upper surface of the elongated frame element while sandwiching at least a portion of the applique between the pad and the elongated frame element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,194

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING DEVICE ALIGNMENT AND METHOD OF USE

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A system for aligning a charging panel of an electrical vehicle with an external power source embedded in a roadway surface, the system comprising:a charging panel interconnected to the electrical vehicle;
an actuator interconnected to the charging panel;
a sensor configured to sense an alignment measurement between the charging panel and the external power source; and
an alignment controller that receives the alignment measurement and determines a required alignment adjustment, wherein the charging panel is configured to be adjusted in alignment with the external power source, and wherein a separation distance between the charging panel relative to the external power source is based on a roadway type and is selected from a vehicle database, the vehicle database including a plurality of separation distances and a plurality of roadway types.

US Pat. No. 10,336,056

HYBRID ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING METHOD

Colorado School of Mines,...

1. A method to produce a thermoplastic and filled material part, comprising:producing a shell, wherein the shell comprises at least one layer of a thermoplastic material and wherein the shell is produced by fused filament fabrication;
providing at least one layer of a filler material to the shell, wherein the filler material is a photo-curing resin, an epoxy and combinations thereof, and wherein the filler material is provided to the shell manually by a user; and
curing the filler material to produce a thermoplastic and filled material part.

US Pat. No. 10,335,983

OUT-OF-AUTOCLAVE COMPRESSION MOLDING

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An out-of-autoclave compression molding system comprising:a mold comprising a concave feature and a flange;
a vacuum bag covering at least the concave feature and forming an air-tight seal between the vacuum bag and the mold; and
a vacuum valve with a vacuum end positioned between the mold and the vacuum bag and wherein the vacuum valve further comprises a vacuum pump end passing through the cavity and the pressure plate;
a pressure plate outside the vacuum bag clamped to the flange, wherein the plate is positioned on the mold to form a pressure cavity between the vacuum bag and the plate; and
a pressure valve with a pressure end positioned between the pressure plate and the vacuum bag within the pressure cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,335,909

VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS, VAPOR DEPOSITION METHOD AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC EL DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A vapor deposition apparatus comprising:an electromagnet;
a substrate holder for holding a substrate for vapor deposition to be placed in a position facing one magnetic pole of the electromagnet;
a vapor deposition mask comprising a magnetic substance and provided at a surface of the substrate for vapor deposition held by the substrate holder, the surface being an opposite surface to a surface facing the one magnetic pole of the electromagnet;
a vapor deposition source provided so as to face the vapor deposition mask and configured to evaporate or sublimate a vapor deposition material;
a power supply circuit for driving the electromagnet; and
a control circuit connected between the power supply circuit and the electromagnet to gradually change a magnetic field provided by the electromagnet when a current is applied to the electromagnet;
wherein the control circuit is a circuit configured to gradually change the magnetic field provided by the electromagnet by sequentially switching a connection between the power supply circuit and each of a plurality of taps formed in the middle of the coil of the electromagnet.

US Pat. No. 10,335,903

CLAMPING DEVICE FOR SOLDERING OPERATIONS

HONGFUJIN PRECISION ELECT...

1. A clamping device for soldering operations, the clamping device comprising:a base plate; and
at least one press block configured to be arranged on the base plate, wherein the at least one press block is configured to be moved up or down relative to the base plate;
wherein when the at least one press block moves down relative to the base plate, the weight of the at least one press block exerts pressure on the base plate, wherein the at least one press block comprises a first cylinder block portion and a second cylinder block portion, the base plate defines at least one first through hole, and each of the at least one first through hole corresponds to one press block, wherein the clamping device further comprises at least one snap ring, the second cylinder block portion of the press block comprises two ends positioned opposite each other, each snap ring corresponds to one press block, and one end of the second cylinder block portion of the press block faces away from the first cylinder block portion that passes through to the bottom side of the first through hole, the snap ring clips around the periphery of the second cylinder block portion, whereby the snap ring and the first cylinder block portion are located on different sides of the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,335,888

SWIRL RING AND CONTACT ELEMENT FOR A PLASMA ARC TORCH CARTRIDGE

Hypertherm, Inc., Hanove...

1. A cartridge frame for mating with a plasma arc torch having a cartridge sensing switch and one or more consumables seated in the frame of the plasma arc torch during operation, the cartridge frame comprising:a body configured to at least partially surround and slidingly engage an electrode of the plasma arc torch, the body including a first end and a second end nearest the torch and opposite the first end, the first and second ends defining a longitudinal axis, and at least one discrete protuberance extending from the second end of the body in a direction of the longitudinal axis,
wherein the at least one protuberance is configured to mechanically engage the cartridge sensing switch of the plasma arc torch during operation of the plasma arc torch.

US Pat. No. 10,335,833

SINGULATION CONVEYOR AND METHOD FOR CONVEYING AND SEPARATING PIECE GOODS ALONG AT LEAST ONE TRANSPORT TRACK

Deutsche Post AG, Bonn (...

1. A singulation conveyor for conveying and separating piece goods, in particular packages and/or consignments, along at least one transport track bearing the piece goods items, wherein in the transport track, in some sections, finger elements adjustable between a lower setting and an upper setting are provided, and in that the free ends of the finger elements in the upper setting are arranged in an upper position above an adjoining region of the transport track in such a way as to manipulate the motional direction and/or the motional speed of respectively individual piece goods items independently of other piece goods items, wherein the finger elements respectively have at least two flexible flank elements which extend jointly in the longitudinal direction of the finger element at least substantially up to the free end of the finger element, and in that the flexible flank elements are flexibly connected to one another in the longitudinal direction of the finger elements respectively via a plurality of cross-pieces, so that the free ends of the finger elements can be adjusted from a lower setting into an upper setting and back.

US Pat. No. 10,335,812

MIXING AND DISPENSING APPARATUS

Veltek Associates, Inc., ...

1. A mixing and dispensing apparatus, comprising:a first container that includes a main body portion, a first opening, and a second opening, and a receiving portion coupled to the main body, the main body portion being configured to retain a first substance;
a second container configured to retain a second substance, the second container being compressible and having a spout in fluid communication with the main body portion of the first container through the second opening, wherein the receiving portion includes a compartment that is configured to receive the second container and a neck extending between the main body portion and the second container; and
a plunger received entirely within the second container, the plunger being aligned with the spout and configured to open the spout when the second container is compressed to release the second substance into the main body portion of the first container through the neck.

US Pat. No. 10,335,807

SHOWER HEAD

Hansgrohe SE, Schiltach ...

1. A shower head comprising:a shower base body and
a jet disk structure disposed on the shower base body;
wherein
the jet disk structure includes a plurality of jet disk elements, each of said jet disk elements being individually and detachably fixable to the shower base body, each of said jet disk elements having fluid exit openings for fluid outlet and forming a partial jet disk surface of a total jet disk surface, wherein the partial jet disk surfaces of said jet disk elements, but for the fluid exit openings, together form the total jet disk surface as a flush stepless surface on a jet exit side thereof;
the shower base body contains a distinct fluid supply corresponding to each of the jet disk elements;
the shower base body contains a shut-off valve assigned to each of a plurality of the distinct fluid supplies, wherein the shut-off valve assigned to said at least one of the distinct fluid supplies has an enable position for the assigned fluid supply, opening said shut-off valve due to one of the jet disk elements corresponding to the assigned fluid supply becoming fixed to the shower base body, and a shut-off position for the assigned fluid supply, closing said shut-off valve due to said jet disk element corresponding to the assigned fluid supply becoming detached from the shower base body; and
each of the plurality of jet disk elements is a hollow body containing a fluid chamber, which fluid chamber is in fluid communication with the fluid supply assigned to the shut-off valve when the jet disk element is fixed to the shower base body, and is in fluid communication with a fluid outlet in the partial jet disk surface, the assigned fluid-supply entering into said chamber on a rear side of the corresponding jet disk element.

US Pat. No. 10,335,795

GYRATORY CRUSHER FOR COMMINUTING MATERIAL TO BE CRUSHED

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A gyratory crusher for comminuting material to be crushed, comprising:a crusher housing that includes a first receiving pocket defined therein;
a crusher shaft disposed within said crusher housing and configured to tumble about a vertical axis;
a cross member having cross-member ends, wherein the first receiving pocket of the crusher housing is configured to receive a first of the cross-member ends such that said cross member extends diametrically across said crusher housing, said cross member being configured to receive therein said crusher shaft; and
a first hydraulic clamping device that includes a first hydraulically acting clamping element disposed in the first cross-member end or said crusher housing, and configured to clamp the first cross-member end to said crusher housing by engagement of the first hydraulically acting clamping element in the first receiving pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,335,708

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO GENERATE STEAM BY MIXING A FEED WATER STREAM WITH A HEATING MEDIUM

Cameron Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A method to generate steam from a feed water stream, the method comprising:routing the feed water stream into a liquid pool zone of a vessel, the liquid pool zone including a heating medium, the heating medium being less volatile than the feed water stream and maintained at an operating temperature determined by vaporization requirements;
pre-mixing the feed water stream and the heating medium outside of the liquid pool zone of the vessel;
vaporizing at least a portion of the feed water stream due to contact with the heating medium in the liquid pool zone;
removing a vaporized portion of the feed water stream from a vapor separation zone of the vessel as steam; and
removing solids from the liquid pool zone of the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,335,296

GRAFT WITHIN A GRAFT ENDOLUMINAL GRAFT

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCK...

1. A segmented endograft, comprising:at least one positioning segment defined by a positioning segment wall and including a first cylindrical section; and
at least one main body segment having a main body segment wall and including a second cylindrical section;
wherein the first cylindrical section of the at least one positioning segment and the second cylindrical section of the at least one main body segment overlap one another along an entire length of both of the first cylindrical section and the second cylindrical section along a longitudinal axis of the segmented endograft and are fixedly attached to one another at only a portion of each of a circumference of the first cylindrical section and a circumference of the second cylindrical section, but are not attached to one another at a remainder of each of the circumference of the first cylindrical section and the circumference of the second cylindrical section;
wherein the at least one positioning segment is independently deployable with respect to the at least one main body segment; and
further wherein on deployment of both the at least one positioning segment and the at least one main body segment, the at least one positioning segment and the at least one main body segment define a fluid-impervious lumen passing through the at least one positioning segment and the at least one main body segment.

US Pat. No. 10,335,288

SURGICAL IMPLANT SECURED BY PEGS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

SpineSmith Partners, L.P....

1. An artificial disc comprising:an implantable device configured to be secured to two adjacent vertebrae, wherein the implantable device comprises:
an artificial disc that is insertable between a first vertebrae and a second vertebrae, and wherein said artificial disc comprises:
a first end plate comprising a concave inner surface;
a second end plate comprising a concave inner surface, the concave inner surface comprising a concave middle portion and a pair of concave outer portions disposed on opposite sides of the concave middle portion, wherein the pair of concave outer portions have a first curve that is different than a second curve of the concave middle portion; and
a bearing having an upper cylindrically-shaped convex surface and a lower convex surface, wherein the lower convex surface comprises a middle portion; and
wherein a first outer portion of the pair of concave outer portions is configured to be in contact with the bearing when the bearing translates within the concave inner surface of the second end plate in a first direction and a second outer portion of the pair of concave outer portions is configured to be in contact with the bearing when the bearing translates within the concave inner surface of the second end plate in a second direction that is opposite the first direction;
wherein the bearing is adapted to move relative to the first end plate and the second end plate and movement of the bearing relative to first end plate is independent of movement of the bearing relative to the second end plate; and
wherein an axis of the upper cylindrically-shaped convex surface and an axis of the lower convex surface are orthogonal to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,335,246

DISPOSABLE KIT FOR MEDICAL APPARATUS

B. Braun Avitum AG, (DE)...

1. A disposable kit for a medical apparatus, comprising:a first subassembly arranged in the form of a tray having a first side and a second side, wherein the tray is configured as a plate having protrusions extending from the first side and the second side to predetermined heights and forming a first elevated region on the first side of the tray and a second elevated region on the second side of the tray, and wherein the first elevated region and the second elevated region each have one or more recesses forming channels; and
a second subassembly comprising:
a plurality of sections foldably connected to each other, the plurality of sections including at least a left section and a right section; and
one or more tube sections; and wherein
the left section of the second subassembly comprises first mounts arranged to hold ends of one or more first tube sections such that bent regions of the one or more first tube sections extend beyond an outer definition of the left section and correspond in form to the channels formed in one of the first or second elevated regions of the tray;
the right section of the second subassembly comprises second mounts arranged to hold ends of one or more second tube sections such that bent regions of the one or more second tube sections extend beyond an outer definition of the right section and correspond in form to the channels formed in the other one of the first and second elevated regions of the tray; and
at least one of the plurality of sections is arranged to be folded onto one of the first side or the second side of the tray and thereby to enclose at least one of the channels of the tray.

US Pat. No. 10,335,223

HEMOSTASIS INSTRUMENT

ERBE ELEKTROMEDIZIN GMBH,...

1. A hemostasis instrument for actively stopping bleeding comprising a plurality of hemostasis components, wherein at least the following hemostasis components are provided:a thermal hemostasis apparatus for tissue coagulation by generating a temperature above the coagulation temperature of biological tissue by a coagulation electrode, the thermal hemostasis apparatus including a lumen and a channel extending within the lumen and beyond a terminal face of the lumen, wherein the coagulation electrode is axially movable within the channel;
a biochemical hemostasis apparatus for generating a dielectric barrier discharge which does not heat the biological tissue by an amount sufficient to raise the temperature of the biological tissue to the coagulation temperature of the biological tissue; the biochemical hemostasis apparatus comprising at least one discharge electrode and an elastic insulation apparatus, wherein the elastic insulation apparatus is disposed at a distal end of the channel in spaced relation with a distal end of the lumen and the elastic insulation apparatus is adapted to be arranged between the at least one discharge electrode and a tissue to be treated, and wherein the coagulation electrode of the thermal hemostasis apparatus at the same time forms the discharge electrode of the biochemical hemostasis apparatus and the at least one discharge electrode is capable of penetrating through the elastic insulation apparatus;
a supply apparatus for supplying substances influencing blood clotting to the tissue to be treated, and
a supply apparatus for supplying noble gas to the tissue to be treated.

US Pat. No. 10,335,163

POLYMER 4-IN-2 FEMORAL CUTTING INSTRUMENT HAVING SEPARABLE A/P AND CHAMFER CUTTING BLOCKS

DEPUY IRELAND UNLIMITED C...

1. An orthopaedic surgical instrument comprising:an A/P femoral cutting block having (i) an anterior cutting surface, (ii) a posterior cutting surface, (iii) a chamfer access window positioned between the anterior cutting surface and the posterior cutting surface, and (iv) an interference-fit connector comprising a male connector having an elongated boss that extends to a distal end, the elongated boss having a bore formed therethrough and a number of crush ribs at its distal end, and
a chamfer femoral cutting block having (i) a wedge-shaped chamfer cutting surface positioned in the chamfer access window, (ii) a bone-engaging surface positioned opposite the wedge-shaped chamfer cutting surface, and (iii) a female interference-fit connector comprising a smooth inner sidewall that defines an elongated bore extending through the posterior surface,
wherein a distal end of the elongated boss of the interference-fit connector of the A/P femoral cutting block is received into the elongated bore of the female connector of the chamfer femoral cutting block so as to removably secure the chamfer femoral cutting block to the A/P femoral cutting block, and
wherein the elongated boss of the male connector of the A/P femoral cutting block is removeably positioned within the elongated bore of the female interference-fit connector of the chamfer femoral cutting block to (i) engage the crush ribs with the smooth inner sidewall of the female interference-fit connector of the chamfer femoral cutting block within the elongated bore to removably secure the chamfer femoral cutting block to the A/P femoral cutting block and (ii) align the bore of the elongated boss of the male connector of the A/P femoral cutting block with the elongated bore of the female interference-fit connector of the chamfer femoral cutting block to define a pin guide bore extending through the A/P femoral cutting block and the bone-engaging of the chamfer femoral cutting block.

US Pat. No. 10,335,092

BUILDING PREDICTED FUTURE MEDICAL PROFILES

Pivotal Software, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, from a user, a request to compute a predicted future medical profile for a first patient having a future age N that is at least M*2 years beyond an initial age a1 using only M years of data, wherein the future medical profile assigns a score to each of a plurality of characteristics, each score for each characteristic representing a respective likelihood of the first patient having the respective characteristic at the future age N;
obtaining, by one or more computers, a current medical history of the first patient, the current medical history comprising data representing a plurality of current characteristics of a first patient having an initial age a1, a1 being less than N;
determining, using the current medical history of the first patient, an initial predicted medical profile of the first patient at a future time when the first patient will have a second age a2, wherein the second age a2 is no more than M years beyond the initial age a1;
obtaining M years of medical history for a plurality of other patients starting at a respective time when each of the other patients has a respective age that is at least the second age a2 and covering a respective time at which each of the other patients has attained the age N, wherein each medical history for each of the other patients indicates a respective age at which a particular characteristic occurred for the other patient;
computing a plurality of nearest neighbors to the first patient, each nearest neighbor having respective characteristics occurring at the second age a2 that are most similar to the initial predicted medical profile of the first patient at the future time at which the first patient has the second age a2;
adding, to the predicted future medical profile for the first patient, one or more non-matching characteristics that each occur in at least one respective medical history of a respective nearest neighbor of the plurality of nearest neighbors but that does not occur in the medical history of the first patient;
generating a respective score for each of the one or more non-matching characteristics that each occur in at least one respective medical history of a respective nearest neighbor of the plurality of nearest neighbors but that does not occur in the medical history of the first patient, wherein the score for each non-matching characteristic represents a measure of how frequently the non-matching characteristic occurs in the medical histories of the plurality of nearest neighbors;
generating a presentation of the future medical profile for the first patient, the presentation including data representing a range of predicted outcomes for each of the one or more non-matching characteristics and a respective score for each of the one or more non-matching characteristics; and
providing the presentation of the future medical profile for the first patient for display on a display device to the user.

US Pat. No. 10,335,080

BIOMECHANICAL ACTIVITY MONITORING

Imperial Innovations Limi...

1. A wearable sensor apparatus comprising:a motion sensor configured to sense two or three dimensional movement and orientation of the motion sensor;
a vibration sensor configured to sense acoustic vibrations, wherein the vibration sensor comprises an acoustic pressure sensor;
means for attaching the motion sensor and the vibration sensor to a body; and
a classification processor configured to receive motion signals from the motion sensor and to receive muscle vibration signals from the vibration sensor, and to classify a pattern of movement, or a posture of, at least one part of a body on which the wearable sensor apparatus is attached, based on said motion signals, and to identify muscular activity used during said pattern of movement or posture based on the sensed acoustic vibrations.

US Pat. No. 10,335,058

APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING TIMED UP-AND-GO TEST

The Board of Regents of t...

1. A chair for administering a standardized performance test to a patient, comprising:a seat portion;
a base portion;
a support element extending between the base portion and the seat portion, the support element configured to support the seat portion, wherein a position of the seat portion relative to the base portion is selectively adjustable relative to a vertical axis;
a force sensor operatively coupled to one of the seat portion, the base portion, and the support element, wherein the force sensor is configured to produce an output signal indicative of the force applied to the force sensor;
a timer configured to provide an output indicative of a recorded time interval; and
a processor positioned in operative electrical communication with the force sensor and the timer, the processor being configured to receive the output signal from the force sensor,
wherein the processor is configured to initiate timing of the standardized performance test by the timer in response to receiving an output signal from the force sensor corresponding to a force value less than or equal to a minimum threshold force, wherein the minimum threshold force is indicative of a rising of the patient from the seat portion of the chair, wherein the processor is configured to cease timing of the standardized performance test by the timer in response to receiving an output signal from the force sensor corresponding to a force greater than or equal to a maximum threshold force, wherein the maximum threshold force is indicative of a reseating of the patient on the seat portion of the chair, and wherein the processor is configured to determine a time interval of the standardized performance test based upon the output of the timer.

US Pat. No. 10,335,001

DUST COLLECTION BOX AND ROBOT VACUUM CLEANER

JIANGSU MIDEA CLEANING AP...

1. A dust collection box, comprising:a box body comprising a dust extraction port at a bottom of the box body, wherein a top of the box body defines an opening in communication with the dust extraction port;
a lower lid comprising a first lateral portion and a second lateral portion opposite to each other, the first lateral portion being rotatably connected with the box body to enable the lower lid to open or close the dust extraction port, the second lateral portion being snap-fitted with the box body through a first snap structure;
an upper lid detachably arranged to the top of the box body and covering the opening; and
a button arranged on a side surface of the dust collection box, wherein the button is configured be depressible such that when the button is pushed, the lower lid rotates downward along the first lateral portion to expose the dust extraction port; and, wherein
when the lower lid closes, the dust extraction port is enclosed by the lower lid.

US Pat. No. 10,334,977

MOUNTING BRACKET LOCK

Lutron Technology Company...

1. A window treatment comprising:a rail that is elongate between a first end and an opposed second end;
first and second mounting brackets defining a first attachment member and a second attachment member, respectively, wherein the first and second mounting brackets are configured to attach to the first and second ends of the rail via the respective first and second attachment members;
a covering material that is configured to be supported by the first and second mounting brackets; and
a first mounting bracket lock that is configured to be slidably attached to the rail and that is configured to, when in a locked position, prevent the first attachment member of the first mounting bracket from detaching from the rail;
wherein the first mounting bracket lock defines a first projection that extends from the first mounting bracket lock, the first projection configured to engage with a first surface of the first mounting bracket via a friction fit to secure the first mounting bracket in the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,334,950

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, comprising:a first rail arranged with a first blocking feature;
a second rail arranged with a second blocking feature and movable relative to the first rail; and
a third rail movable relative to the second rail;
wherein the second rail is movably mounted between the first rail and the third rail;
wherein when the second rail is moved relative to the first rail along a first direction to a first open position, the second blocking feature is blocked by the first blocking feature in order to prevent the second rail from being moved from the first open position along the first direction;
wherein one of the first blocking feature and the second blocking feature is configured to be operated to move away from each other with the second blocking feature being no longer blocked by the first blocking feature, in order to allow the second rail to be moved from the first open position along the first direction to be further detached from the first rail;
wherein, the slide rail assembly further comprises a third blocking feature and a fourth blocking feature respectively arranged on the second rail and the third rail, when the third rail is moved relative to the second rail along the first direction to a second open position, the fourth blocking feature is blocked by the third blocking feature in order to prevent the third rail from being moved from the second open position along the first direction;
wherein, the slide rail assembly further comprises a fifth blocking feature operatively connected to the third rail, wherein when the third rail is located at the second open position relative to the second rail, the fourth blocking feature and the fifth blocking feature are respectively located at two opposite sides of the third blocking feature.

US Pat. No. 10,334,875

FILTER

BRITISH AMERICAN TOBACCO ...

1. A smoking article filter, comprising:a substantially cylindrical porous filter rod; and
a cellulose acetate thread comprising an ordered arrangement of substantially uncrimped cellulose acetate filaments, the cellulose acetate thread extending along the filter substantially parallel to a central cylindrical axis of the filter rod, wherein the cellulose acetate thread has a total denier in the range of 1500-5000, and wherein the cellulose acetate thread has a higher density than the porous filter rod.
US Pat. No. 10,336,695

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF 1-(5-(2,4-DIFLUOROPHENYL)-1-((3-FLUOROPHENYL)SULFONYL)-4-METHOXY-1H-PYRROL-3-YL)-N-METHYLMETHANAMINE SALT

Daewoong Pharmaceutical C...

1. A crystalline form I of 1-(5-(2,4-difluorophenyl)-1-((3-fluorophenyl)sulfonyl)-4-methoxy-1H-pyrrol-3-yl)-N-methylmethanamine hydrochloride having peaks at diffraction angles (2?±0.2°) of 5.8°, 9.7°, 10.0°, 12.8°, 13.2°, 17.4° and 18.5° in an X-ray powder diffraction pattern.
US Pat. No. 10,335,457

RECONSTITUTED HIGH DENSITY LIPOPROTEIN FORMULATION AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

CSL LIMITED, Parkville, ...

1. A reconstituted high density lipoprotein (rHDL) formulation comprising an apolipoprotein or fragment thereof, a phospholipid, and a detergent at a level selected from the group consisting of about 0.5-1.5 g/L and about 0.010-0.030 g/g apolipoprotein.
US Pat. No. 10,336,790

ANTI-MICROBIAL PEPTIDES AND METHOD FOR DESIGNING NOVEL ANTI-MICROBIAL PEPTIDES

Rensselaer Polytechnic In...


US Pat. No. 10,336,796

TREATMENT OF ISCHEMIA

MOREHOUSE SCHOOL OF MEDIC...

1. A method of manufacturing a medicament for treatment of ischemia, comprising:combining an effective amount of an acid sensing ion channel 1a (ASIC1a) inhibitor with a vehicle to produce a medicament for administration to an ischemic subject for treatment of ischemia.
US Pat. No. 10,337,061

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING POLYNUCLEOTIDES

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. A method for nucleic acid sequencing, comprising:(a) co-partitioning a plurality of beads and a plurality of primers in a plurality of droplets, wherein a droplet of said plurality of droplets comprises (i) a ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecule comprising a nucleic acid sequence, (ii) a primer from said plurality of primers, and (iii) a bead from said plurality of beads, wherein said bead comprises a nucleic acid barcode molecule coupled thereto, and wherein said nucleic acid barcode molecule comprises a barcode sequence;
(b) hybridizing said primer to a region at a 3? end of said RNA molecule;
(c) using an enzyme to extend said primer to generate a nucleic acid product comprising a sequence corresponding to said nucleic acid sequence of said RNA molecule, wherein said enzyme incorporates an end sequence at a 3? end of said nucleic acid product that is complementary to said nucleic acid barcode molecule;
(d) hybridizing said nucleic acid barcode molecule to said nucleic acid product generated in (c) and extending said nucleic acid product using said nucleic acid barcode molecule as a template, to generate a barcoded nucleic acid molecule comprising, from a 5? end to a 3? end, (1) said sequence corresponding to said nucleic acid sequence of said RNA molecule and (2) a complement of said barcode sequence; and
(e) sequencing said barcoded nucleic acid molecule or derivative thereof,
wherein, after (a), said nucleic acid barcode molecule is released from said bead.
US Pat. No. 10,337,063

METHODS FOR ANALYZING NUCLEIC ACIDS FROM SINGLE CELLS

10X GENOMICS, INC., Plea...

1. An array for multiplexed nucleic acid analysis, comprising:a solid support having a plurality of beads disposed thereon, wherein the beads are covalently attached to a plurality of oligonucleotide tags, and wherein an oligonucleotide tag of said plurality of oligonucleotide tags comprises:
(a) a first tag sequence configured to distinguish a sample polynucleotide originating from a cell from sample polynucleotides originating from other cells; and
(b) a second tag sequence configured to distinguish said sample polynucleotide from other sample polynucleotide from the same cell and having the same sequence as said sample polynucleotide.
US Pat. No. 10,336,821

METHOD OF TREATING STROKE BY ADMINISTERING A COMPOUND THAT INHIBITS VEGF-B SIGNALING IN COMBINATION WITH A THROMBOLYTIC AGENT

CSL Limited, Parkville, ...

1. A method of reducing an effect of stroke in a subject, the method comprising administering to the subject a compound that inhibits VEGF-B signaling, wherein the compound that inhibits VEGF-B signaling is: an antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof that binds to or specifically binds to VEGF-B and neutralizes VEGF-B signaling, the antibody or antigen binding domain thereof comprising complementarity determining regions (CDRs) of a heavy chain variable region (VH) comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 3, and CDRs of a light chain variable region (VL), comprising a sequence set forth in SEQ ID NO: 4; and is administered after the stroke and in combination with a thrombolytic compound.
US Pat. No. 10,334,793

MINERAL WOOL PRODUCT

Knauf Insulation, Vise (...

1. A method of retaining water at an installation selected from a green roof, a landscape, a sports facility, a golf course and an urban garden, the method comprising providing at the installation a mineral wool batt which has an average density of at least 20 kg/m3 and which comprises needled mineral wool fibres.
US Pat. No. 10,337,129

PROCESS OF DEBUNDLING CARBON FIBER TOW AND MOLDING COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING SUCH FIBERS

Continental Structural Pl...

1. An article comprising:an inner layer of cured sheet molding composition having an inner layer thickness and comprising a thermoset resin matrix reinforced predominantly with dispersed, chopped carbon fibers;
an outer skin of a second cured sheet molding composition having an outer skin thickness and comprising a thermoset resin matrix reinforced predominantly with chopped glass fibers, wherein said outer skin is devoid of chopped carbon fiber, and wherein the outer skin is in contact with and joined to the inner layer; and
a ratio of the inner layer thickness to outer skin thickness between 0.1-10:1.
US Pat. No. 10,336,886

IMPACT PERFORMANCE MODIFIED HIGH TRANSPARENT MELT POLYMERIZED POLYCARBONATE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An article formed from a composition comprising:a melt polycarbonate resin derived from diphenyl carbonate; and
glycerol tristearate mixed with the melt polycarbonate resin,
wherein the melt polycarbonate resin exhibits a melt volume rate of between about 18 cm3/10 minutes and about 22 cm3/10 minutes,
wherein the melt polycarbonate resin exhibits a fries concentration below about 800 ppm,
wherein the article formed from the composition exhibits an Izod impact performance between about 9.5 KJ/m2 and about 13 KJ/m2 based on ISO 180 at 4 mm thickness at room temperature, and
wherein the article formed from the composition exhibits weathering values of less than about 12 Delta Yellowness Index for an exposure time of 2000 hours when tested in accordance with ISO 4892.

US Pat. No. 10,341,993

MULTIPLEXING LARGE PAYLOADS OF CONTROL INFORMATION FROM USER EQUIPMENTS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information (UCI) over a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) in a communication system, the method comprising:acquiring, by a user equipment (UE), from an evolved Node B (eNB), information for a PUCCH format associated with more than one cell;
generating, by the UE, UCI to be transmitted;
modulating, by the UE, the UCI by using quadrature phase shift keying (QPSK);
performing, by the UE, a Fourier transform (FT) operation on the modulated UCI;
performing, by the UE, an inverse Fourier transform (IFT) operation on the Fourier transformed UCI; and
transmitting, by the UE, the inverse Fourier transformed UCI using the PUCCH format based on the information for the PUCCH format.

US Pat. No. 10,341,992

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING PILOT ON MULTIPLE ANTENNAS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) comprising:a processor operatively coupled to a transceiver, the processor and the transceiver configured to transmit a first physical random access channel (PRACH) preamble to a base station using a first beam at a first power level;
the processor and the transceiver further configured, on a condition that the transceiver receives an indication that the first PRACH preamble was received by the base station, to transmit data; and
the processor further configured, on a condition that the indication was not received, to select the first beam or a second beam to use for a second PRACH preamble, wherein the first and second beams are different beams, wherein:
the processor and transceiver are further configured, on a condition that the first beam is selected, to increase a transmission power level of the second PRACH preamble by a power ramp step to a second power level, and to transmit the second PRACH preamble using the first beam at the second power level; and
the processor and transceiver are further configured, on a condition that the second beam is selected, to not increase the transmission power level of the second PRACH preamble by the power ramp step, and to transmit the second PRACH preamble using the second beam.

US Pat. No. 10,341,991

DYNAMIC UPLINK/DOWNLINK SUBFRAME CONFIGURATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. An apparatus for an uplink (UL) and downlink (DL) subframe configuration in a radio access network, comprising:a memory configured to store an information on a UL data and a DL data; and
a processor configured to:
obtain a UL throughput and a DL throughput based on the information, wherein the UL throughput is obtained based on calculating an average UL transport block (TB) size per each UL subframe received during a previous time division duplex (TDD) window, and the DL throughput is obtained based on calculating an average TB size per each DL subframe transmitted during the previous TDD window,
estimate a UL buffer size responsive to a determination that a UL buffer size obtained from a most recently received buffer status report (BSR) is obsolete,
calculate a UL and DL subframe allocation ratio indicative of numbers of UL and DL subframes to be allocated to a TDD window based on the estimated UL buffer size, a DL buffer size, the UL throughput and the DL throughput, and
determine the UL and DL subframe configuration based on the UL and DL subframe allocation ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,341,990

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An electronic apparatus, comprising:a first communication module comprising a first antenna and configured to communicate in a first communication method; and
a second communication module comprising a second antenna and configured to communicate in a second communication method,
wherein the first communication module is further configured to:
in response to a reception of data by the second communication module, change a transmission output level of the first antenna from a first level to a second level based on a maximum reception level of the second antenna and path loss of a signal transmitted from the first antenna to the second antenna, and
in response to the reception of the data being completed by the second communication module, change the transmission output level of the first antenna from the second level to the first level.

US Pat. No. 10,341,989

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING MEDIA CONTENT AND BACKUP MEDIA CONTENT USING MULTIPLE NETWORKS

1. A device comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving, over a first network, first media content;
monitoring signals of a second network resulting in monitored signals;
determining the monitored signals obtained from the second network satisfies a quality threshold; and
switching to a default frequency channel of a multicast-broadcast single-frequency network of the second network responsive to a first determination that quality of the first media content over the first network does not satisfy the quality threshold and the monitored signals satisfy the quality threshold, wherein second media content is provided on the default channel to a plurality of end user devices in a geographic location within a cell, wherein the plurality of end user devices comprises the device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,988

TRANSMITTING CONTENT TO DEVICES

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:receiving content of at least one service at a device of a communication network via a dedicated unicast radio bearer;
determining, at the device, that a cell broadcasting on a frequency of the communication network provides an availability of control information supporting initiating reception of a broadcast transmission of said content with a sufficient quality and that the cell belongs to a service area of the at least one service; and
in response to determining that the control information supporting initiating reception of the broadcast transmission is available and that the cell broadcasting on the frequency belongs to the service area of the at least one service;
transmitting, from the device, via the dedicated unicast radio bearer an indication that the dedicated unicast radio bearer is not needed for reception of said content.

US Pat. No. 10,341,987

MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY STORAGE MEDIUM

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A mobile electronic device, comprising:a first display;
a second display overlaid on the first display and switchable between a transmissive state in which incident light is allowed to be transmitted and a reflective state in which incident light is allowed to be reflected;
a storage configured to store therein a notification method determining condition for determining whether to provide notification of an interrupt event by using the first display or provide the notification of the interrupt event by using the second display; and
at least one controller configured to, upon occurrence of the interrupt event, provide the notification of the interrupt event by using the first display or provide the notification of the interrupt event by using the second display, according to the notification method determining condition, wherein
the storage is further configured to store therein, as the notification method determining condition, a condition for providing the notification according to a result of determination whether the first display is in a displayed state, and
upon the occurrence of the interrupt event, the at least one controller is further configured to determine whether the first display is in the displayed state, and
when the result of the determination indicates that the first display is in the displayed state, then the at least one controller provides the notification of the interrupt event by using the first display, according to the notification method determining condition, and
when the result of the determination indicates that the first display is not in the displayed state, then the controller provides the notification of the interrupt event by using the second display, according to the notification method determining condition.

US Pat. No. 10,341,986

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A PAGING MESSAGE TO A TERMINAL USING A VIRTUAL NETWORK NODE

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

7. A control device comprising:first unit that receives a packet addressed to a terminal that, in response to receiving a paging message, is able to establish a session with a communication device of a network; and
second unit that, in response to receiving a packet addressed to the terminal, requests at least one of a plurality of virtual network nodes to transmit the paging message addressed to the terminal, each of the plurality of virtual network nodes being able to run, on a virtual machine, a function of processing a control signal from the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,985

AREA CALIBRATION AND BEAMFORMING REFINEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication for a wireless device, comprising:maintaining first information associated with a correlation between each of (1) a plurality of wireless device positions and wireless device orientations, and (2) a plurality of nodes, at least one subarray, and a corresponding beamforming direction;
transmitting the first information associated with the correlation to the plurality of nodes; and
determining, based on the first information, a first node of the plurality of nodes, a first subarray of the at least one subarray, and a first beamforming direction associated with a first position and a first orientation of the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,984

ANALYTIC SYSTEM AND ANALYTIC METHOD

Adinte, INC., Kyoto (JP)...

1. An analytic system comprising one or more unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with a radio unit capable of performing short-distance radio communication to a user terminal, and a server capable of performing radio communication to the unmanned aerial vehicle, the analytic system comprising:a flight control process part being a program part of the server and making the unmanned aerial vehicle fly along a flight path in a predetermined area;
a radio wave acquisition process part being a program part of the server and acquiring radio wave information including a radio wave intensity when the radio unit of the unmanned aerial vehicle detects a short-distance radio wave of the user terminal during the flight of the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a flight position acquisition process part being a program part of the server and acquiring GPS position information of the unmanned aerial vehicle when the radio unit detected the short-distance radio wave, as a flight position of the unmanned aerial vehicle based on a GPS unit of the unmanned aerial vehicle;
a terminal position calculation process part being a program part of the server and calculating a presence position of the user terminal in the area based on a radio wave intensity of the acquired radio wave information, and the acquired flight position of the unmanned aerial vehicle; and
a user attribute analysis process part being a program part of the server, arranging the calculated presence position of the user terminal in map information corresponding to the area, and analyzing user attribute information of the user terminal based on place attribute information indicating a characteristic of the place where the presence position is arranged, and
wherein the terminal position calculation process part has an intensity distance table associating radio wave intensity, lower reception distance to mean a radius of a bottom plane in a cone-shaped radio wave reception zone among a spherical radio wave reception zone of which a radius is a reception distance corresponding to the radio wave intensity on the center of the radio unit of a sky height corresponding to a flight altitude of the unmanned aerial vehicle beforehand, acquires a lower reception distance corresponding to the radio wave intensity of the acquired radio wave information from the intensity distance table, and, calculates a circle region which of a radius is the acquired lower reception distance on the center of the flight position as a presence position of the user terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,983

LOCATING CUSTOMER PREMISES EQUIPMENT IN A NARROW BEAMWIDTH BASED RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a base station and from a customer premises equipment, information that identifies a position of the customer premises equipment;
providing, by the base station and to the customer premises equipment, first wireless signals in association with a first radiation pattern;
receiving, by the base station, first information associated with a first network metric value,
the customer premises equipment to determine the first network metric value based on the first wireless signals;
adjusting, by the base station and based on the first network metric value, a direction of a lobe of the first radiation pattern;
receiving, by the base station and based on adjusting the direction of the lobe of the first radiation pattern, second information associated with a second network metric value;
determining, by the base station, that the second network metric value satisfies a threshold;
providing, by the base station and based on the second network metric value satisfying the threshold, second wireless signals in association with a second radiation pattern; and
narrowing, by the base station, a lobe of the second radiation pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,341,982

TECHNIQUE AND SYSTEM OF POSITIONING A MOBILE TERMINAL INDOORS

InvenSense, Inc., San Jo...

1. A method for mobile terminal indoor positioning, comprising the following steps:detecting patterns identifying a location of the mobile terminal in a specific position on the basis of data obtained from at least one inertial and non-inertial sensor along a movement path of at least one mobile terminal for a plurality of specific positions;
detecting and saving of the mobile terminal movement path in a local coordinate system associated with the above for at least some of each specific position and data acquired from non-inertial sensors;
determining statistically averaged parameters of conversion between the mobile terminal local coordinate systems for at least some of the specific positions detected along the terminal movement path;
preparing at least one map of a distribution of output data from the non-inertial sensor on the basis of the statistically averaged parameters; and
estimating a position of the mobile terminal on the basis of the prepared map;
wherein the position is estimated with a particle-filter.

US Pat. No. 10,341,981

USER TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING USER'S LOCATION USING SENSOR-BASED BEHAVIOR RECOGNITION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user terminal device for recognizing a user location using sensor-based activity recognition, the user terminal device comprising:a communication interface circuitry (CIC) configured to receive activity information from a mobile device that senses information about at least one of a user state and surrounding environments, and extracts the activity information based on the sensed information, and configured to perform Bluetooth communication and Wi-Fi communication; and
a processor configured to:
identify a user location in a user space corresponding to a user activity based on the received activity information,
measure a distance between the mobile device and the user terminal device based on signal strength of the Bluetooth communication with the mobile device, and
based on a user and the user terminal device being identified to be in the same location when the measured distance is within a predetermined range, identifying a user terminal location obtained by a Wi-Fi-based positioning system (WPS) as a user location.

US Pat. No. 10,341,980

METHOD FOR RECEIVING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a reference signal for positioning by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving neighboring cell-related information including information on a plurality of cells corresponding to multiple sets of co-located component carriers (CCs), each of the multiple sets of co-located CCs being aggregated to transmit an aggregated positioning reference signal (PRS) within a bandwidth being proportional to a number of the aggregated CCs;
receiving aggregated PRSs from the multiple sets of co-located CCs, using the information on the plurality of cells; and
measuring a reference signal time difference (RSTD) for the multiple sets using the received aggregated PRSs,
wherein each sequence of the aggregated PRSs is initialized by a unique identifier assigned to a respective one of the multiple sets, and
wherein the multiple sets have a RSTD measurement priority of a CC having a highest RSTD measurement priority among the co-located CCs in a respective set of co-located CC, and each of the co-located CCs in the respective set have a RSTD measurement priority being determined according to reference signal received quality (RSRQ) of the PRS received from the each of the co-located CCs.

US Pat. No. 10,341,979

SECURE FINE TIMING MEASUREMENT PROTOCOL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A wireless transceiver system for providing a secure Fine Timing Measurement (FTM) exchange, comprising:a memory;
at least one processor operably coupled to the memory and configured to:
obtain an initial-secure-token value, a secure-token-response value, and randomization function information from a position server via an out-of-band signal;
determine a randomization function based at least in part on the randomization function information;
determine an authenticated-source MAC address based on an original source MAC address and the randomization function;
determine an authenticated-destination MAC address based on an original destination MAC address and the randomization function; and
generate a FTM Request message including the initial-secure-token value, the authenticated-source MAC address, the authenticated-destination MAC address, and an indication identifying the randomization function;
a transmitter to send the FTM Request message to a responding station; and
a receiver to receive a FTM Response message including the secure-token-response value from the responding station;
wherein the at least one processor is configured to determine a Round Trip Time (RTT) value based at least in part on the FTM Response message.

US Pat. No. 10,341,978

MOBILE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM, MOBILE MANAGEMENT SERVER, MOBILE MANAGEMENT METHOD AND MOBILE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A mobile management system comprising a plurality of mobile nodes and a mobile management server connected to each other, the mobile management server receiving status information acquired by the mobile nodes and analyzing changes in distribution of the status information, wherein:the mobile node comprises a processor and memory storing computer-executable code that the processor executes to acquire the status information and transmit the status information to the mobile management server;
the mobile management server comprises a processor and memory storing computer executable code that the processor executes to:
receive the status information from the mobile nodes;
analyze the changes in the distribution of the status information;
calculate a part with a particularly high distribution density in the distribution as a characteristic part;
output information regarding the calculated characteristic part,
wherein:
as part of analysis of the changes in the distribution, a node data registering function is performed which stores the status information along with identifiers of each of the mobile nodes, a label calculating function is performed which calculates a label in which the status information is bundled, and a characteristic part extracting function is performed which extracts characteristic parts showing high distribution density of the label in order from the part with the higher distribution density;
the label calculating function calculates a label which has the same value with higher probability when the status information of the mobile nodes are closer with respect to distance relation defined among the status information of the plurality of mobile nodes;
the label in which the status information is bundled is the label bundled by putting together the labels calculated by the plurality of label calculating functions which are formed using an outcome of a random variable generated according to a probability distribution;
the characteristic part extracting function stores a characteristic information set in which the characteristic parts showing the parts with high distribution density of the status information of the mobile nodes are clustered by using the label in which the status information is bundled; and
the characteristic parts extracted by the characteristic part extracting function are output,
wherein the analysis of the changes in the distribution, and calculation of the part with the particularly high distribution density are performed sufficient to provide output of the information in real-time, where the output of the information is positional information regarding the mobile nodes and displayed on the mobile node,
wherein the mobile node comprises a movable terminal for which there is a positional information management system, wherein the positional information management system displays the received positional information regarding the mobile nodes in real-time such that capabilities of the positional information management system are improved, and wherein the navigation system performs functionality that receiving the position information in real-time permits such that the capabilities of the positional information management system are improved.

US Pat. No. 10,341,977

METHOD FOR OBTAINING DOWNLINK SYNCHRONIZATION, AND MTC APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for obtaining a downlink synchronization, the method performed by a bandwidth reduced device and comprising:receiving, from a base station, a dedicated synchronization signal on a first subframe before a second subframe which attempts to receive a paging message, wherein the dedicated synchronization signal is dedicatedly used for the bandwidth reduced device;
obtaining the downlink synchronization with the base station based on the dedicated synchronization signal; and
after obtaining the downlink synchronization, attempting to receive the paging message,
wherein the dedicated synchronization signal is received on a sub-band which is same as a sub-band on which the paging message is received, within an entire system bandwidth of the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,976

ACQUIRING ON-DEMAND SYSTEM INFORMATION FOR A CELLULAR NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a synchronization signal, wherein the synchronization signal is common to a plurality of cells within a network, and wherein the synchronization signal comprises information common to the plurality of cells;
acquiring a timing of the network based on the synchronization signal;
transmitting an uplink communication signal after acquiring the timing of the network; and
receiving, after transmitting the uplink communication signal, unicast system information for the UE comprising at least one of:
an on-demand system information block (SIB), or an on-demand master information block (MIB).

US Pat. No. 10,341,974

USING A CELL AS A PATHLOSS OR TIMING REFERENCE

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a network node, whether a cell on a first carrier of a first type or a cell on a second carrier of a second, different type is to be used as a reference cell, wherein the first carrier and the second carrier are part of a carrier aggregation, and wherein the reference cell is at least one selected from among a pathloss reference cell and a timing reference cell;
sending, by the network node to a mobile device, information indicating whether the cell on the first carrier of the first type or the cell on the second carrier of the second type is to be used as the reference cell; and
sending, by the network node to the mobile device, configuration information regarding whether the mobile device is to connect with a cell on another carrier of a new carrier type.

US Pat. No. 10,341,973

DETERMINING REFERENCE FRAME INFORMATION IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A paging method, comprising:determining, by a core network device, that a synchronization occasion arrives;
in response to determining that the synchronization occasion arrives, determining, by the core network device, reference frame information, wherein the reference frame information comprises a radio frame number, and wherein the determining, by the core network device, reference frame information comprises:
pre-storing, by the core network device, an initial radio frame number;
calculating, by the core network device, an absolute time deviation between a current time and an initial moment, wherein the initial moment is an initial moment of a radio frame indicated by the radio frame number; and
determining, by the core network device, the absolute time deviation and the initial radio frame number as the reference frame information; and
sending, by the core network device, the reference frame information to a base station in a paging area, wherein the reference frame information is used by the base station to synchronize a radio frame in the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,972

METHOD FOR TIME SYNCHRONIZATION OF DOMAIN BASED ON TIME INFORMATION OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A time synchronization method performed by a communication node in a vehicle, the method comprising:receiving, from a road side unit (RSU), a first frame including time information of a first domain to which the RSU belongs;
setting a time of the vehicle based on a time indicated by the time information of the first domain; and
transmitting a second frame including the time of the vehicle,
wherein the second frame includes priority information indicating a type of the first domain, update time information indicating a time at which the time of the vehicle is updated, and position information of the first domain.

US Pat. No. 10,341,971

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RADIO INTERFACE-BASED INTER-CELL SYNCHRONIZATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method performed by a small cell in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first maximum stratum level, indicating a maximum value of a hop capable of supporting radio interface based synchronization (RIBS), from an evolved NodeB (eNB) having a global positioning system (GPS);
transmitting information indicating that a stratum level of the small cell is greater than the first maximum stratum level to the eNB, when the stratum level of the small cell is greater than the first maximum stratum level; and
receiving a second maximum stratum level from the eNB,
wherein the second maximum stratum level is determined by the eNB based on a ratio of small cells having stratum level greater than the first maximum stratum level, and
wherein the information further includes a cause for the greater small cell stratum level.

US Pat. No. 10,341,970

TECHNIQUES FOR TRANSMITTING SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNALS IN A SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a synchronization signal in a shared radio frequency spectrum band;
determining a type of the received synchronization signal;
determining whether the received synchronization signal is an opportunistic transmission in a shared radio frequency spectrum band based at least in part on the determined type of the received synchronization signal; and
determining one or more cell parameters based at least in part on whether the received synchronization signal is determined to be an opportunistic transmission in the shared radio frequency spectrum band.

US Pat. No. 10,341,969

MAPPING SCHEMES FOR SECONDARY SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL SCRAMBLING

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A receiver, comprising:circuitry for receiving a primary synchronization signal and a scrambled secondary synchronization signal having at least two segments; and
circuitry for detecting the primary synchronization signal and the scrambled secondary synchronization signal, wherein the scrambling of the scrambled secondary synchronization signal is derived from a primary synchronization sequence of the primary synchronization signal,
wherein the scrambled secondary synchronization signal has an additional scrambling of one of the at least two segments.

US Pat. No. 10,341,968

RESOURCE ALLOCATION AND UE BEHAVIOR FOR D2D SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL TRANSMISSION FOR INTER-CELL D2D DISCOVERY

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a user equipment (UE) operable to perform sidelink discovery in a wireless network, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors configured to:
decode, at the UE, configuration information received from an evolved universal mobile telecommunications system terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN), wherein the configuration information is to be used for, in part, sidelink direct discovery at the UE; and
encode, at the UE, a sidelink synchronisation signal (SLSS) discovery message for transmission to a second UE in a selected subframe based on the configuration information when a reference signal received power (RSRP) for a serving cell of the UE in the E-UTRAN is less than a defined threshold value, wherein the selected subframe is a first subframe of a transmission resource pool that is allocated for SLSS transmissions based on the configuration information; and
memory configured to store the configuration information received from the E-UTRAN.

US Pat. No. 10,341,967

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS POWER DELIVERY

Supply, Inc., Oakland, C...

1. A method for wireless power transmission, comprising:at a transmitter comprising an adaptive antenna array, determining that a receiver is in transmission range of the transmitter;
in response to determining that the receiver is in transmission range, performing a stochastic global search, based on an objective function, over a transmission parameter space associated with the adaptive antenna array;
based on the stochastic global search, determining an optimized parameter value set, the optimized parameter value set comprising a respective value for each parameter of the transmission parameter space; and
at the transmitter, wirelessly transmitting power to the receiver by transmitting based on the optimized parameter value set;wherein performing the stochastic global search comprises, for each parameter value set of a series of parameter value sets within the transmission parameter space:determining a respective value, associated with the respective parameter value set, of the objective function;
based on the respective parameter value set and the respective value, determining a respective subsequent parameter value set; and
in response to determining the respective subsequent parameter value set, if a search convergence criterion has not been met, adding the respective subsequent parameter value set to the series;wherein determining the respective value of the objective function comprises:at the transmitter, throughout a respective time interval, transmitting power based on the respective parameter value set;
at the receiver, during the respective time interval, receiving power transmitted by the transmitter;
determining a respective amount of power received at the receiver during the respective time interval; and
determining the respective value based on the respective amount of power.

US Pat. No. 10,341,966

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMIT POWER IN INTER-BASE STATION CARRIER AGGREGATION, BASE STATION, AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:providing for a first base station, by a second base station, a status of an uplink resource that is scheduled by the second base station for a user equipment (UE), wherein a maximum uplink transmit power that is allocated by the UE to the first base station is based on the status of the uplink resource; and
scheduling for the UE, by the second base station, the uplink resource according to the status of the uplink resource.

US Pat. No. 10,341,965

METHOD FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING AND DEVICE THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system comprising a first base station (BS) and a second BS, the method comprising:obtaining information related to a power headroom (PH) for the second BS;
obtaining both a PH value for a first cell and a total PH value for activated cells of the UE;
calculating a ratio value of the PH value for the first cell to the total PH value for the activated cells of the UE; and
transmitting, to the first BS, the ratio value, the PH value for the first cell, and the information related to the PH for the second BS,
wherein the activated cells include both the first cell related to the first BS and a second cell related to the second BS,
wherein the information related to the PH for the second BS includes scheduling information for the second BS, and
wherein the scheduling information includes information on whether the UE received an uplink grant for the second BS,
wherein the ratio value and the PH value for the first cell are used by the first BS for calculating a PH value of the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,341,964

WIRELESS DEVICE, A NETWORK NODE AND METHODS PERFORMED THEREBY FOR COMMUNICATING WITH EACH OTHER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a wireless device for communicating with a network node in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:determining a first interference level indication of a first frequency resource;
determining a second interference level indication of a second frequency resource, wherein determining the first interference level indication comprises measuring interference for the first downlink reference signal as received at the wireless device and determining the second interference level indication comprises measuring interference for the second downlink reference signal as received at the wireless device;
transmitting a first uplink reference signal on the first frequency resource with a first transmission power; and
transmitting a second uplink reference signal on the second frequency resource with a second transmission power, wherein the first transmission power deviates from an uplink transmit power level set by the network node, based on the on the first and second interference level indications; wherein the first transmission power deviating from the uplink transmit power level set by the network node comprises:
determining the first transmission power according to a first function that specifies a deviation from a transmit power level set by the network for transmission of the first uplink reference signal, in dependence on the presence or amount of interference on the first and second frequency resources, as determined from the measured interference for the first and second downlink reference signals.

US Pat. No. 10,341,963

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING RADIO FREQUENCY TRANSMIT POWER OF NODES IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS

VENIAM, INC., Mountain V...

1. A method of operating a first node of a wireless network comprising a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:in the first node,
maintaining, for a certain period of time, at least one adjustable radio frequency (RF) transmit power level corresponding to each node of a collection of nodes of the plurality of nodes;
receiving a packet for transmission to a second node of the plurality of nodes;
determining whether at least one adjustable RF transmit power level corresponding to the second node is maintained at the first node;
wirelessly transmitting the received packet to the second node using a first RF transmit power level calculated from RF transmit power level information wirelessly shared with the first node via reports sent by one or more other nodes of the plurality of nodes, if the first node determines that at least one adjustable RF transmit power level corresponding to the second node is not maintained at the first node; and
selecting a second RF transmit power level from the at least one adjustable RF transmit power level corresponding to the second node and wirelessly transmitting the received packet to the second node using the second RF transmit power level, if the first node determines that at least one adjustable RF transmit power level corresponding to the second node is maintained at the first node.

US Pat. No. 10,341,962

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION NETWORK

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operation at a wireless device configured for operation in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:transmitting a signal simultaneously from a group of physical antenna ports at the wireless device, based on associating disjoint frequency sub-bands with respective ones of the physical antenna ports, wherein the frequency sub-bands collectively span a frequency bandwidth and each physical antenna port supports transmission over the frequency bandwidth and has a per-port transmit power associated therewith, and allocating the per-port transmit power of each physical antenna port in the group only to frequency elements of the signal that fall within the frequency sub-band associated with the physical antenna port.

US Pat. No. 10,341,961

POWER CONTROL FRAMEWORK FOR MULTI-BEAM CONFIGURATION

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for determining a Physical Uplink Share Channel (PUSCH) transmission power, the method implementable by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:measuring reference signal received power;
calculating downlink path loss by comparing the reference signal received power to a downlink transmit power from a next generation node B (gNB);
obtaining parameters from the gNB; and
determining the PUSCH transmission power PPUSCH,c(i,j) for a PUSCH transmission of a serving cell c using parameter set configuration with index j in PUSCH transmission period i, based on a formula as follows:

wherein PCMAX,c(i) is a configured UE transmission power for the serving cell c in the PUSCH transmission period i, MPUSCH,c(i) is bandwidth of PUSCH resource assignment expressed in number of resource blocks for PUSCH transmission period i, PO_PUSCH,c(j) is a target power including the sum of a cell specific nominal component PO_NOMINAL_PUSCH,c(j) and a UE specific component PO_UE_PUSCH,c(j), ?c(j) is a scaling factor, PLc is a downlink (DL) path loss, ?TF,c(i) is a UE specific parameter for different types of traffic, and fc(i) is PUSCH power control adjustment state for the PUSCH transmission period i;wherein the method further comprising:calculating a numerology adjustment factor ?scs as follows:
wherein SCSconf is a configured subcarrier spacing for the PUSCH transmission and SCSdefault is default subcarrier spacing; andutilizing the numerology adjustment factor ?SCS as an additional parameter to determine the PUSCH transmission power as follows:

US Pat. No. 10,341,960

HANDLING TRANSMISSIONS AFTER PAUSE IN ELAA

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:receiving a resource allocation for a contiguous transmission over a set of subframes on a secondary carrier including contention-based shared spectrum;
initiating transmission on the secondary carrier;
pausing transmission on the secondary carrier prior to completion of the contiguous transmission over the set of subframes of the resource allocation;
detecting activity or no activity on the secondary carrier during the pausing;
if activity was detected on the secondary carrier during the pausing, resuming, in response to a successful full listen before talk (LBT) check, transmission of the contiguous transmission on the secondary carrier after the pausing; and
if no activity was detected on the second carrier during the pausing, resuming, in response to a successful reduced LBT check, transmission of the contiguous transmission on the secondary carrier after the pausing;
wherein the resuming reoccupies the secondary carrier without start of a new channel occupancy of the secondary carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,341,959

UPLINK TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL AFTER BEAM CHANGE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a beam change based at least in part on a beam change condition, the beam change comprising a transition from a first transmission configuration based at least in part on a first beam direction of a cell to a second transmission configuration based at least in part on a second beam direction of the cell;
transmitting, based at least in part on the beam change condition, a beam change request message;
receiving a downlink (DL) message associated with the identifying the beam change and with the beam change request message, wherein the DL message comprises a transmission power indication and wherein the transmission power indication comprises a transmit power control (TPC) command; and
transmitting an uplink (UL) message at a power level based at least in part on the receiving.

US Pat. No. 10,341,958

TERMINAL DEVICE AND METHOD

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A user equipment comprising:configuration circuitry arranged or programmed to configure a first cell group (CG) and a second CU; and
a transmit circuitry configured to transmit an uplink physical channel on a serving cell belonging to the first CU, and the transmit circuitry configured to transmit a physical random access channel (PRACH) on a serving cell belonging to the second CG, wherein
a first transmission of the uplink physical channel in a subframe i1 overlaps in time with a PRACH transmission,
in a case that total transmit power across all serving cells belonging to the first CU exceeds a value of a first parameter, the user equipment scales down the transmit power of the first transmission,
the first parameter is given based on a second parameter associated with the PRACH transmission in a subframe i2 and on a third parameter associated with the PRACH transmission in a subframe i2-1,
in a case that the user equipment has the PRACH in the subframe i2, a value of the second parameter is a value of a transmit power of the PRACH transmission, otherwise, the value of the second parameter is equal to 0 and a start of subframe i2 is later than a start of the subframe i1, and
in a case that the user equipment has the PRACH in the subframe i2-1, a value of the third parameter is a value of transmit power of the PRACH transmission, otherwise, a value of the third parameter is equal to 0 and a start of the subframe i2-1 is earlier than a start of the subframe i1.

US Pat. No. 10,341,957

BASEBAND POWER ESTIMATION AND FEEDBACK MECHANISM

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

14. A method for operating a wireless user equipment device (UE), the method comprising:at the UE:
estimating an energy and/or power cost of receiving data using a cellular radio access technology under current conditions at a receiver of the UE;
enabling, when the estimated energy and/or power cost is high, an advanced receiver function that implements an interference mitigation technique to receive data using the cellular radio access technology; and
disabling, when the estimated energy and/or power cost is low, the advanced receiver function that implements the interference mitigation technique to receive data using the cellular radio access technology.

US Pat. No. 10,341,956

OPPORTUNISTIC RX CHAIN DEPOWERING BASED ON ALLOCATED RANK AND MCS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for a wireless user equipment (UE) device, the method comprising:establishing a wireless communication link;
receiving control information associated with the wireless communication link using a plurality of receiver chains;
constructing a look up table (LUT) comprising a plurality of entries, wherein each entry of the LUT comprises:
an active receiver chain set, and
an achievable code rate;
based on the control information, depowering a first subset of the plurality of receiver chains, wherein the first subset of the plurality of receiver chains is selected for depowering based on the LUT; and
receiving additional information through the wireless communication link using a second subset of the plurality of receiver chains, wherein the second subset of the plurality of receiver chains are not depowered.

US Pat. No. 10,341,955

MOBILE TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for controlling a mobile terminal, the method comprising:determining whether a plurality of alarm trigger signals corresponding, respectively, to a plurality of applications are generated, wherein the plurality of alarm trigger signals activate the plurality of applications, respectively;
storing the plurality of alarm trigger signals in a memory;
determining whether the plurality of alarm trigger signals satisfy a set alarm transmission period;
when the set alarm transmission period is satisfied, collectively transmitting the plurality of alarm trigger signals to the plurality of applications at a specific time, wherein each of the plurality of alarm trigger signals is transmitted to a corresponding application;
when the plurality of alarm trigger signals is collectively transmitted to the plurality of applications, activating the plurality of applications; and
outputting, by the activated plurality of applications, a plurality of alarms corresponding, respectively, to the activated plurality of applications.

US Pat. No. 10,341,954

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL DEVICE FOR AVOIDING INOPERATIVE STATE CAUSED BY EXCESSIVE POWER CONSUMPTION AND COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD THEREFORE

HITACHI KOKUSAI ELECTRIC ...

2. A communication control method for a communication terminal device including a plurality of communication units corresponding to different communication schemes or communication systems to perform communication in parallel, the method comprising:when a first communication unit performs transmission, stopping transmission/reception of another communication unit;
setting a transmission/reception stop duration of the another communication unit to be equal to or less than a predetermined number of synchronization protection stages;
determining that the another communication unit is in an intermittent transmission/reception state in a standby state;
prohibiting the transmission/reception stop when the another communication unit starts intermittent transmission/reception; and
permitting the transmission/reception stop again when the another communication unit ends the intermittent transmission/reception.

US Pat. No. 10,341,953

LOW POWER PACKET DETECTION CIRCUIT FOR WLAN RECEIVERS

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A receiver comprising:a first channel configured to receive an RF signal and configured to generate an input signal;
a second channel configured to receive the RF signal; and
a packet detection circuit coupled to the first channel and the second channel, and configured to detect a valid packet in the input signal, and wherein the packet detection circuit is configured to activate the second channel on detection of the valid packet.

US Pat. No. 10,341,952

LOW POWER LTE (LP-LTE) PAGING MONITORING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus for use in wireless communications, the apparatus comprising:an uplink control subsystem configured to perform uplink related tasks of wireless communications conducted according to a given wireless communication technology;
a downlink control subsystem configured to perform tasks related to a physical downlink data channel; and
a control manager subsystem configured to decode a physical downlink control channel and route control information between the uplink control subsystem and the downlink control subsystem;
wherein the control manager subsystem and the downlink control subsystem are comprised in a paging subsystem configured in the apparatus to perform monitoring for paging according to the given wireless communication technology, wherein the apparatus is configured to place at least the uplink control subsystem into one of:
a low-power state during the monitoring for paging; or
a power-down state during the monitoring for paging;
wherein the uplink control subsystem, the downlink control subsystem and the control manager subsystem are used for conducting the wireless communications.

US Pat. No. 10,341,951

METHOD FOR COMMUNICATING ENCODED TRAFFIC INDICATION MAP INFORMATION

KT Corporation, Seongnam...

1. A method for processing a beacon frame by a terminal in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:receiving, by the terminal from an access point (AP), the beacon frame including a traffic indication map (TIM), a first bitmap and one or more second bitmap,
wherein:
the TIM is based on a hierarchical structure that a page includes a plurality of blocks and a block includes a plurality of sub-blocks, and
the first bitmap indicates presence of buffered data for each of one or more blocks, a second bitmap indicates presence of buffered data for each of one or more sub-blocks, and a sub-block indicates whether there is data for each of one or more terminals; and
decoding the one or more blocks when the first bitmap indicates that there is a buffered data at the AP for the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,950

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCONTINUOUS TRANSMISSION/RECEPTION OPERATION FOR REDUCING POWER CONSUMPTION IN CELLULAR SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method performed by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving a data packet for the terminal from a base station;
determining that a first period of time passed after receiving the data packet without receiving any other data packet for the terminal;
determining that a value of a first timer is smaller than a first threshold value; and
repeating a first discontinuous reception (DRX) operation in response to the first period of time passing without receiving any other data packet for the terminal and the value of the first timer being smaller than the first threshold value,
wherein:
the first DRX operation comprises monitoring a downlink channel to detect presence of a first identifier during a first part of a first duration of time and not monitoring the downlink channel during a second part of the first duration of time,
the first identifier indicates that at least one data packet for the terminal will be transmitted,
the terminal repeats the first DRX operation during an active state, and
the terminal in the active state is capable of transmitting or receiving one or more data packets to or from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,949

METHOD AND COMMUNICATION DEVICE OF BEACON RECEPTION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

1. A method of beacon reception for a communication device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:starting to receive, by a communication circuit of the communication device, a beacon from an access point (AP) of the wireless communication system;
obtaining a specific element of the beacon from a received portion of the beacon;
determining, by a processing circuit of the communication device, whether to terminate receiving the beacon before reception thereof is completed according to the obtained specific element, including
when a first value of the specific element of the beacon is the same as a second value of a specific element of a previously received beacon,
determining to terminate receiving the beacon before the reception thereof is completed, except after the communication device having determined to terminate receiving other beacons, which include specific elements having values the same as the first value, before the completion thereof for a predetermined number of times, and
determining to receive an entirety of the beacon to avoid data loss after the communication device having determined to terminate receiving the other beacons, which include the specific elements having the values the same as the first value, before the completion thereof for the predetermined number of times; and
causing, by the processing circuit of the communication device, the communication circuit of the communication device to receive the entirety of the beacon or to terminate receiving the beacon before the reception thereof is completed according to a result of the determining whether to terminate receiving the beacon before the reception thereof is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,341,948

APPARATUS AND PRODUCT OF POWER MANAGEMENT

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

22. An apparatus for a non Personal Basic Service Set (PBSS) Control Point (PCP) and non Access Point (AP) (non-PCP/AP) station (STA), the apparatus comprising:means for causing the non-PCP/AP STA to enter an unscheduled Power Save (PS) mode based on an exchange of a first frame from the non-PCP/AP STA to a PCP/AP STA and a second frame from the PCP/AP STA to the non-PCP/AP STA, the first frame comprising a Power Management (PM) subfield set to a value of “1” to indicate that the non-PCP/AP STA is to enter the unscheduled PS mode, the second frame comprising an acknowledgement (ACK) of the first frame;
means for receiving an awake window element from the PCP/AP STA to set an awake window;
means for causing the non-PCP/AP STA to, during the awake window, be at an awake state to receive an announcement traffic indication message (ATIM) to indicate buffered data pending transmission to the non-PCP/AP STA; and
means for causing the non-PCP/AP STA to transmit a transmission comprising an End of Service Period (EOSP) indication to indicate that the non-PCP/AP STA is to enter a low power mode until an end of a beacon interval comprising the awake window.

US Pat. No. 10,341,947

NODE SELECTION IN VIRTUAL EVOLVED PACKET CORE

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A network element comprising a virtual mobility management entity (MME) to implement virtual network node selection for establishing a long term evolution (LTE) session in a virtual evolved packet core (EPC) network, the virtual MME comprising:a memory;
an interface; and
one or more computer processors coupled to the memory and the interface;
the virtual MME configured to perform an operation comprising:
receiving, from an evolved Node B (eNodeB), an attach request for a user equipment;
receiving, from at least one of a home subscriber server and a home location register, subscriber information including a network selection hint of a desired attribute type other than geographic location;
determining that the network selection hint corresponds to the received attach request;
determining a domain name for establishing the LTE session, based at least in part on the network selection hint, wherein the determined domain name is associated with a virtual network node in the virtual EPC network, wherein the virtual network node is at least one of a virtual serving gateway and a virtual packet data network gateway:
receiving an address of the virtual network node, wherein the address was identified based on the domain name; and
establishing the LTE session with the virtual network node associated with the determined domain name, thereby implementing, via the virtual MME and for establishing the LTE session in the virtual EPC network, virtual network node selection that disregards where the eNobeB is geographically located relative to at least one of the virtual MME, the virtual serving gateway, and the virtual packet data network gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,341,946

FREQUENCY SCAN IN NR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment, comprising:performing a primary synchronization signal (PSS) search on a first frequency raster from a group of frequency rasters;
detecting a PSS on the first frequency raster corresponding to a PSS hypothesis;
searching for a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) on the first frequency raster, based at least in part on the PSS hypothesis of the detected PSS; and
searching for a synchronization signal on a second frequency raster when no SSS is detected on the first frequency raster corresponding to the detected PSS, wherein the UE searches for the synchronization signal based at least in part on the PSS hypothesis of the detected PSS on the first frequency raster, a cyclic shift between synchronization signal candidates, and a frequency separation between the first frequency raster and the second frequency raster.

US Pat. No. 10,341,945

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR LTE CELL SEARCH USING MULTIPLE RECEIVERS OF A MOBILE DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus configurable for operation in a wireless device, the apparatus comprising:one or more processors communicatively coupled to a storage medium storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the wireless device to:
search concurrently a first set of cells associated with a first radio access technology (RAT) using a first receiver and a second set of cells associated with a second RAT using a second receiver;
generate a list of candidate frequencies for cell acquisition; and
select a cell on which to camp using the list of candidate frequencies for cell acquisition,
wherein the first set of cells of the first RAT operate on radio frequency bands that differ from radio frequency bands on which the second set of cells of the second RAT operate such that radio frequency bands of the second set of cells searched using the second receiver are distinct from radio frequency bands of the first set of cells searched using the first receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,341,944

ACCESS POINT, WIRELESS TERMINAL, STORAGE MEDIUM, AND METHOD UTILIZING POINTER SIGNAL TO COMMUNICATE IN AVAILABLE CHANNEL

KDDI CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An access point communicating with at least one wireless terminal through a Wireless Local Area Network [WLAN], the access point comprising:an access-point WLAN communicator configured for using a predetermined available channel of a first frequency band to communicate with the at least one wireless terminal;
a time difference calculator configured to calculate time difference information of the access point, the time difference information including a time difference between a current time and a time when a next beacon is transmitted from the access point in the available channel;
a pointer signal generator configured to generate a pointer signal including available-channel information for the available channel of the first frequency band, a network identifier in the first frequency band, and the time difference information of the access point; and
an access-point pointer signal communicator configured to send the pointer signal to the at least one wireless terminal that is still not associated with the access point,
the access point notifying the at least one wireless terminal of the time difference information of the access point to cause the at least one wireless terminal to await sensing of the beacon or a probe response transmitted in the available channel around a timing when the time difference elapses after receiving the pointer signal including the time difference information of the access point.

US Pat. No. 10,341,943

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISCOVERING NEIGHBORHOOD AWARENESS NETWORKING DEVICES USING A SURROGATE DEVICE

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method performed by a first communication device, the method comprising:detecting, via a first network interface of the first communication device, a common network connection with a second communication device, wherein the first network interface is associated with a first communication protocol;
determining to perform neighborhood awareness networking scanning, via a second network interface of the first communication device, on behalf of the second communication device in response to a determination that the second communication device is a subordinate device to the first communication device, wherein the second network interface is different than the first network interface and the second network interface is associated with a second communication protocol different than the first communication protocol;
detecting, via the second network interface of the first communication device, a neighborhood awareness networking transmission while performing the neighborhood awareness networking scanning; and
in response to the detecting of the neighborhood awareness networking transmission via the second network interface:
notifying, via the first network interface of the first communication device, the second communication device of the detected neighborhood awareness networking transmission, and
discontinuing the neighborhood awareness networking scanning on behalf of the second communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,942

METHOD OF TRANSMITTING PROXIMITY SERVICE DATA AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a receiver; and
a processor configured to:
control the receiver to receive, from a first device, a discovery message,
control the receiver to receive, from the first device, a first proximity service data during a synchronized discovery window (DW) after performing synchronization based on the received discovery message, wherein the first proximity service data comprises information associated with a second proximity service data to be transmitted within an interval between DWs,
control the receiver to receive, based on the first proximity service data, the second proximity service data from the first device, within the interval between DWs, in response to receiving the first proximity service data,
wherein the first proximity service data comprises,
channel information for the second proximity service data, a transmission time point of the second proximity service data, address information for transmitting the second proximity service data by a transmission device, and address information for receiving the second proximity service data by a reception device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,941

WIRELESS TELECOMMUNICATIONS METHODS AND APPARATUS USING SYSTEM INFORMATION VALUE TAG

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving circuitry configured to receive, from a base station apparatus, a first type system information block and one or more second type system information blocks, the first type system information block comprising one or more value tags, each of the one or more value tags being associated with one corresponding block of the one or more second type system information blocks, each of the one or more second type system information blocks being area specific or cell specific, an area specific second type system information block being valid within an area, a cell specific second type system information block being valid within a cell, and
processing circuitry configured to store the one or more second type system information blocks, wherein
the processing circuitry is configured to determine validity for each of the stored one or more second type system information blocks, based on the associated value tag and whether each of the stored one or more second type system information blocks is area specific or cell specific, and
the first type system information block is used for transmitting minimum system information, the minimum system information comprising, at least, information required for an initial access.

US Pat. No. 10,341,940

HIERARCHICAL ACCESS INFORMATION TABLES FOR CONTROLLING OF ACCESS TO A CELLULAR NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of controlling access to a cellular network, the method comprising:an access node of the cellular network sending a first access information table in a broadcast transmission to a plurality of communication devices, the first access information table comprising a first group of entries, each entry of the first group indicating one or more parameters for controlling access of the plurality of communication devices to the cellular network and being mapped to an identifier from a first group of identifiers; and
the access node sending a second access information table in a unicast transmission to a communication device of the plurality of communication devices, the second access information table comprising a second group of entries, each entry of the second group indicating one or more parameters for controlling access of the communication device to the cellular network and being mapped to an identifier from a second group of identifiers,
wherein the one or more parameters for controlling access to the cellular network indicated by the first access information table and the second access information table relate to opportunities for performing a random access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,341,939

METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING WIRELESS AP, SERVER, SYSTEM, AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A method for identifying a wireless access point (AP) performed at a computer server having one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs to be executed by the one or more processors, wherein the computer server is communicatively connected to a plurality of terminal devices, the method comprising:obtaining, from the plurality of terminal devices, network connection information of the plurality of terminal devices, the network connection information comprising at least identifier information of each terminal device and identifier information of a respective wireless AP to which the terminal device connects;
for each of the plurality of terminal devices, determining a rank for each respective wireless AP to which the terminal device connects, further including:
analyzing corresponding network connection information based on the identifier information of the terminal device, to determine a first number of times of connections between the terminal device and the wireless AP to which the terminal device connects;
analyzing corresponding network connection information based on the identifier information of the wireless AP, to determine a second number of times of connections between the wireless AP and each terminal device connecting to the wireless AP; and
determining the rank for the wireless AP based on a weighted average of the first number of times of connections between the terminal device and the wireless AP to which the terminal device connects and the second number of times of connections between the wireless AP and each terminal device connecting to the wireless AP; and
returning identifier information of one or more wireless APs as a first-type wireless AP to which the terminal device connects and corresponding ranks to the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,937

DEAD ZONE FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

1. A communication system comprising:a wireless device capable of performing a function;
a network configured to communicate with the wireless device and a dead zone service;
a first register, maintained on the dead zone service connected to the network, the first register comprising a first database of first conditions in which the function of the wireless device is to be disabled, a first condition defined in the first database by an entry that defines the first condition;
the dead zone service configured to query whether the wireless device has met one of the first conditions defined in the first register and to disable the function of the wireless device when the wireless device has met one of the first conditions defined in the first register; and
a second register, the second register comprising a second database of second conditions in which the function of the wireless device is to be disabled, the second conditions defined in the second database by an entry that defines a second condition;
the wireless device configured to query whether it has met a second condition defined in the second register and to disable the function of the wireless device when it has met a second condition defined in the second register.

US Pat. No. 10,341,935

METHOD FOR CORRECTING LOCALLY THE ROUTING PATH IN AN AD HOC NETWORK AND CORRESPONDING AD HOC NETWORK

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A method for locally correcting the routing path in an ad hoc network including a plurality of nodes, each node including transceiver means able to receive and transmit data messages, the nodes communicating with each other by sending signals corresponding to said data messages in time slots organized in frames, the frames being synchronized through the ad hoc network, a routing of the data messages being achieved through the ad hoc network on the basis of a routing table defining a routing path for the communication between each pair of nodes of the network,wherein said method is applied in a group of nodes of the ad hoc network including a source node, at least first and second relay nodes, and an addressee node, the first and second relay nodes being neighbors of the source node, the addressee node neighboring the first and second relay nodes but not neighboring the source node, the source node having useful data to be retransmitted towards a final addressee and the routing table indicating that the corresponding routing path passes through the first relay node, and then through the addressee node,and in that said method includes the steps of:computing, by the source node, of a characteristic quantity of an elementary path between the source node and the addressee node, via the first relay node and a characteristic quantity of an elementary path between the source node and the addressee node, via the second relay node;
verifying, by the source node, of the observance of a predetermined criterion for said characteristic quantity of the elementary path between the source node and the addressee node, via the first relay node; and in the case of negative verification,
using the second relay node for relaying the useful data from the source node, to the addressee node; and
wherein, during a signaling time slot of each frame, each node has the possibility of transmitting a signaling message including signaling information, the pieces of signaling information allowing each node to determine its neighboring nodes of rank one, a connection quality with each of its neighboring nodes of rank one, its neighboring nodes of rank two, and a connection quality between a neighboring node of rank one and a neighboring node of rank two, the connection qualities giving the possibility, in the computing step, to a source node of determining a communication quality.

US Pat. No. 10,341,934

WIRELESS APPARATUS, NETWORK SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD

FUTABA CORPORATION, Chib...

1. A wireless apparatus constituting a wireless mesh network for transferring a message packet, comprising:a communication control unit including a processor, and configured to control communication;
a reception unit configured to receive the message packet; and
a storage unit configured to store a transfer table in which transfer destination information is linked with a transfer priority indicating a priority of the wireless apparatus among wireless apparatuses for transferring the message packet to a transfer destination,
wherein the transfer table includes a transfer destination storage area for storing the transfer destination generated based on the message packet and a transfer priority storage area for storing the transfer priority generated based on the message packet,
wherein the communication control unit refers to the transfer table stored in the storage unit based on information on a transmission source and a transmission destination included in the received message packet,
wherein, in response to a determination that no transfer destination is stored in the transfer destination storage area or that no transfer priority is stored in the transfer priority storage area, the communication control unit performs a transfer operation using broadcast communication in which the transfer destination is not specified, and
wherein, in response to a determination that a transfer destination is stored in the transfer destination storage area and a transfer priority is stored in the transfer priority storage area, the communication control unit performs a transfer operation using unicast communication in which the transfer destination is specified.

US Pat. No. 10,341,933

CONTROL OF RELAY BASE STATION SERVICE BASED ON MCS CAPABILITY OF ASSOCIATED UE-RELAY

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling whether a user equipment device (UE) is served by a relay base station, wherein the relay base station has an associated UE-relay that is operable to be served by a donor base station so as to provide wireless backhaul connectivity for the relay base station, and wherein the UE-relay has a maximum-supported modulation and coding scheme (MCS), the method comprising:determining that bearer communication in which the UE will engage is of a particular type; and
responsive to the determining, (a) making a decision, based at least on the UE-relay's maximum-supported MCS, of whether the UE should be served by the relay base station, and (b) controlling service of the UE in accordance with the decision, including (i) if the decision is that the UE should be served by the relay base station, then, based on the decision, causing the UE to be served by the relay base station and (ii) if the decision is that the UE should not be served by the relay base station, then, based on the decision, causing the UE to be served by a base station other than the relay base station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,932

METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETERMINING WHETHER TO INCLUDE AN ACCESS TRANSFER GATEWAY IN A CALL FLOW

Ribbon Communications Ope...

11. A method comprising:receiving, at a first processing node, a call setup message from a first user device to a second user device, said first processing node being a Session Border Controller;
making a first determination based at least in part on a geographical location indicator corresponding to the first user device whether to introduce into a call path between the first user device and the second user device an Access Transfer Gateway (ATGW);
controlling, by the first processing node, the introduction of the ATGW into the call path based upon the first determination, said first user device being a mobile device operating in a 4G network, said first determination being made by a fallback determination device, and said call setup message being a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) INVITE message including a 4G network cell id corresponding to a 4G network cell in which the first user device is currently located;
transmitting, from said Session Border Controller to said fallback determination device, a query message including the 4G network cell id corresponding to the 4G network cell in which the first user device is currently located;
receiving, by said Session Border Controller, a response message in response to said query message from said fallback determination device indicating the likelihood that said first user device will be required to switch from operating in said 4G network to operating in a 3G network during the duration of a call to be setup in response to said call setup message;
making a determination, by said Session Border Controller, of whether media for said call is to be anchored in the Access Transfer Gateway (ATGW) using information contained in said response message; and
when an Internet Protocol address corresponding to the first user device changes from a first Internet Protocol address to a second Internet Protocol address during said call established in response to the call setup message transmitting the second Internet Protocol address only to the ATGW and not to the second user device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,931

MMWAVE FOR MOBILE DATA

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a download server instantiated on a computing device; and
a multiplicity of wireless access points (APs);
wherein said download server is operative to:
receive a download request from a mobile device;
determine a current location for said mobile device; based at least on said current location, predict a route for said mobile device;
allocate at least one target AP along said route from among said multiplicity of wireless APs;
estimate a download capacity for said at least one target AP;
in response to said download request, forward at least one download file to said at least one target AP, based, at least in part, on said estimated download capacity for said at least one target AP; and
wherein said at least one target AP is operative to:
receive said at least one download file;
identify said mobile device;
download at least part of said download file to said mobile device in an mmWave transmission;
determine that a download of said at least one download file to said mobile device was not completed; and
notify said download server that said download was not completed;
said download server is further operative to:
allocate at least a second target AP along said route; and forward at least a remaining portion of said at least one download file to said at least a second target AP.

US Pat. No. 10,341,930

MOBILE AD-HOC ROUTING APPARATUS AND METHOD

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A mobile ad-hoc routing apparatus comprising:a first communication module configured to transmit and receive data through a first communication band;
a second communication module configured to transmit and receive data through a second communication band different from the first communication band;
a memory configured to store a program; and
a processor configured to execute the program stored in the memory,
wherein when the program is executed:
the processor receives first control information broadcast by one or more neighboring nodes via the first communication band using the first communication module and stores the first control information in the memory, wherein the first control information includes current position and communication status information of the neighboring node,
the processor updates information on the neighboring node on the basis of the first control information, generates packet forwarding information which includes information on a node which currently allows packet data to be transmitted based on the updated information on the neighboring node, and stores the generated packet forwarding information in the memory, and
the processor determines a subsequent node which allows the packet data to be transmitted to a destination node on the basis of the packet forwarding information and transmits the packet data to the subsequent node via the second communication band using the second communication module.

US Pat. No. 10,341,929

PSTN / VOIP COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:monitoring, by a wireless client electronic device, a data signal quality level for the wireless client electronic device prior to receiving a request for attempting a voice communication between the wireless client electronic device and a second wireless client electronic device, wherein the data signal quality level is indicative of the level of data connectivity between the wireless client electronic device and a wireless data network;
monitoring, by the wireless client electronic device, a cellular signal strength level for the wireless client electronic device prior to receiving the request for attempting the voice communication between the wireless client electronic device and the second wireless client electronic device, wherein the cellular signal strength level is indicative of the level of cellular connectivity between the wireless client electronic device and a cellular network;
monitoring, by the wireless client electronic device, one or more location-based criteria with respect to the wireless client electronic device prior to receiving the request for attempting the voice communication between the wireless client electronic device and the second wireless client electronic device;
receiving, by the wireless client electronic device, the request for attempting the voice communication between the wireless client electronic device and the second wireless client electronic device; and
in response to receiving the request for attempting the voice communication and when the monitored cellular signal strength level of the cellular network supports the request for attempting the voice communication and the monitored data signal quality level of the wireless data network supports the request for attempting the voice communication,
enabling, by the wireless client electronic device, the voice communication between the wireless client electronic device and the second wireless client electronic device via the cellular network if the one or more location-based criteria indicate that the wireless data network experiences repeated voice call disruptions when compared to the cellular network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,928

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF A PORTABLE DEVICE ROAMING BETWEEN A PLURALITY OF ACCESS POINT DEVICES WITH WHICH THE PORTABLE DEVICE IS ENROLLED

ADEMCO INC., Golden Vall...

1. A method comprising:a portable device saving a respective network parameter of each of a plurality of access point devices in a memory device of the portable device;
the portable device traversing a plurality of channels in which the plurality of access point devices operate;
the portable device operating in a respective one of the plurality of channels to receive a packet from a respective one of the plurality of access point devices;
the portable device comparing a received network identifier in the packet with the respective network parameter of each of the plurality of access point devices in the memory device of the portable device;
responsive to a match between the received network identifier in the packet and the respective network parameter of the respective one of the plurality of access point devices in the memory device of the portable device, the portable device transmitting a command signal to the respective one of the plurality of access point devices; and
responsive to the received network identifier in the packet failing to match the respective network parameter of any of the plurality of access point devices in the memory device of the portable device, the portable device restarting traversing the plurality of channels in which the plurality of access point devices operate.

US Pat. No. 10,341,927

VEHICLE WIRELESS UNIT AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for operating a vehicle wireless unit, the method comprising the steps of:communicating data between the vehicle wireless unit and a cellular network over a first cellular link according to a first radio access technology (RAT), the data communicated over the first cellular link according to the first RAT is part of a non-interrupted data flow that does not allow the vehicle wireless unit to automatically enter an idle mode on a periodic basis;
halting the non-interrupted data flow between the vehicle wireless unit and the cellular network over the first cellular link according to the first RAT so that the vehicle wireless unit enters the idle mode;
determining that service according to a second radio access technology (RAT) is available from the cellular network, the second RAT is of a higher order than the first RAT; and
establishing a second cellular link between the vehicle wireless unit and the cellular network according to the second RAT when service according to the second RAT is available;
wherein the communicating step further comprises communicating data between the vehicle wireless unit and the cellular network by establishing a data communication link with a GPS/GNSS corrections facility and communicating GPS/GNSS corrections data between the vehicle wireless unit and the GPS/GNSS corrections facility over the first cellular link according to the first radio access technology (RAT), wherein the GPS/GNSS corrections data communicated over the first cellular link according to the first RAT is part of the non-interrupted data flow.

US Pat. No. 10,341,926

HANDOVER IN HIGH SPEED SCENARIO

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a network node, for controlling handover of a wireless communication device from a source cell to a target cell, wherein the network node is maintaining a first cell at a first cell carrier frequency having a radio coverage that covers at least part of both the source cell and the target cell, wherein the source cell is maintained by a source cell node at a source cell carrier frequency, wherein the target cell is maintained by a target cell node at a target cell carrier frequency and wherein the source cell carrier frequency and the target cell carrier frequency are higher than the first cell carrier frequency, the method comprising:estimating a first performance value associated with communication between the wireless communication device and the source cell,
estimating a second performance value associated with communication between the wireless communication device and the target cell,
determining that the wireless communication device is about to move into coverage of the target cell, and
if the second performance value is greater than the first performance value, then assisting the wireless communication device to perform a handover from the source cell to the target cell by:
transmitting a handover request to the target cell,
receiving a handover request acknowledgement from the target cell, and
transmitting instructions to the wireless communication device for connecting to the target cell,
wherein any of the estimation of a first performance value and the estimation of a second performance value comprises the network node receiving at least one measurement report from any of the source cell and the target cell, said at least one measurement report comprising information indicating a signal quality of uplink RF signals from the wireless communication device received and measured by any of the source cell and the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,341,925

PROVIDING COMMUNICATION SERVICES OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORK TO A PLURALITY OF TELECOMMUNICATION DEVICES

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG, Bon...

1. A method for providing communication services of a particular mobile communication network to a plurality of telecommunication devices, the method comprising:establishing a connection or initiating an exchange of data between the particular mobile communication network and the plurality of telecommunication devices; and
prior to or upon establishing the connection or initiating the exchange of data, sending service capability information from the particular mobile communication network to one or more telecommunication devices of the plurality of telecommunication devices;
wherein the particular mobile communication network comprises an access network and a core network, the access network comprising a plurality of radio cells of the particular mobile communication network;
wherein the particular mobile communication network is configured to offer a plurality of available service capabilities corresponding to the particular mobile communication network to the one or more telecommunication devices, including:
the particular mobile communication network offering varying degrees of mobility functionality for selection;
the particular mobile communication network offering different quality of service levels for selection;
the particular mobile communication network offering different levels of security measures for selection; and
the particular mobile communication network offering a varying degree of identity handling for selection;
wherein the service capability information indicates at least part of the available service capabilities offered by the particular mobile communication network to the one or more telecommunication devices; and
wherein the method further comprises: after sending the service capability information to the one or more telecommunication devices, receiving, from a telecommunication device of the one or more telecommunication devices, a selection corresponding to at least one offered available service capability;
wherein the service capability information is sent in a first situation of the particular mobile communication network, and wherein the method further comprises: subsequent to sending the service capability information, sending further service capability information from the particular mobile communication network to the one or more telecommunication devices in a second situation of the particular mobile communication network, wherein the further service capability information, relative to the service capability information, indicates different available service capabilities offered by the particular mobile communication network or different charging information related to the available service capabilities.

US Pat. No. 10,341,924

PRIMARY SECONDARY CELL CHANGE METHOD AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method, comprising:supplying, by a secondary base station, service to a terminal through a first secondary cell (S-Cell) used as a primary S-Cell, wherein the service is simultaneously supplied by a primary base station through a primary cell (P-Cell) for the terminal, and the secondary base station comprises the first S-Cell used as the primary S-cell for the terminal and a second S-Cell;
receiving, by the secondary base station, a measure report from the terminal; and
selecting, by the secondary base station, the second S-Cell as the primary S-Cell according to the measure report;
updating, by the secondary base station, the primary S-Cell for the terminal from the first S-Cell to the second S-Cell;
sending, by the secondary base station, a message to the terminal, the message indicating change of the primary S-Cell for the terminal from the first S-Cell to the second S-Cell; and
supplying, by the secondary base station, the service to the terminal through the second S-Cell as the primary S-Cell, while the service is simultaneously supplied by the primary base station through the same P-Cell for the terminal,
wherein the P-Cell and the primary S-Cell are separately configured to simultaneously supply a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) for the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,923

TECHNIQUES FOR MINIMIZING USER DISRUPTION DURING NETWORK CONNECTION SWITCHING

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:establishing, by a mobile computing device having one or more processors, a first cellular connection between the mobile computing device and a first cellular carrier associated with a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO);
detecting, by the mobile computing device, a condition indicative of (i) a level of cellular activity via the first cellular connection below an inactivity threshold, (ii) an available second cellular connection with a different second cellular carrier associated with the MVNO, (iii) a signal strength difference between the first cellular connection with the first cellular carrier associated with the MVNO and the available second cellular connection with the different second cellular carrier associated with the MVNO is greater than a minimum strength improvement threshold, and (iv) a predicted period of inactivity between the mobile computing device and a user based on usage patterns of the user; and
in response to detecting the condition:
(a) terminating, by the mobile computing device, the first cellular connection, and
(b) initiating, by the mobile computing device, the second cellular connection with the second cellular carrier associated with the MVNO.

US Pat. No. 10,341,922

RADIO BASE STATION AND RADIO TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A first base station included in a mobile communication network, comprising:a controller configured to measure a stay period for which a radio terminal has stayed on a wireless Local Area Network (LAN), wherein
the stay period is a period from when an offload process through which the radio terminal switches a waiting destination or a connection destination from the mobile communication network to the wireless LAN is performed to when a re-offload process through which the radio terminal switches the waiting destination or the connection destination from the wireless LAN to the mobile communication network is performed,
the controller is configured to determine that a ping-pong phenomenon has occurred when the measured stay period is less than a threshold,
the controller is further configured to determine whether the occurrence of the ping-pong phenomenon is attributed to a handover procedure, based on whether a re-offload indicator is received from a second base station included in the mobile communication network, the re-offload indicator indicating that the radio terminal has performed the re-offload process in which the waiting destination or the connection destination is switched from the wireless LAN to the second base station,
the controller is further configured to change a handover parameter in response to a determination that the occurrence of the ping-pong phenomenon is attributed to the handover procedure, wherein
the handover parameter is used by the radio terminal to determine whether to perform the handover procedure, and
the controller is further configured to change the handover parameter so that the handover procedure starts before the offload process.

US Pat. No. 10,341,921

ACTIVE HOT STANDBY REDUNDANCY FOR BROADBAND WIRELESS NETWORK

ALL PURPOSE NETWORKS, INC...

1. A system, comprising:a publish-subscribe broker network comprising a plurality of inter-connected publish-subscribe communications facilities; and
a plurality of (N+1) matching service instances, wherein N is a positive integer greater than zero and N service instances are designated as active service instances and one service instance is designated as a standby service instance,
wherein each of the N active service instances connects to a corresponding one of the plurality of publish-subscribe broker communications facilities of the publish-subscribe broker network and uses the publish-subscribe broker network to provide an application service to at least one client device of a plurality of client devices, where each client device of the plurality of client devices which receives an application service from a corresponding one of the N active service instances interacts with that active service instance via a corresponding connection that client device has with a corresponding publish-subscribe broker communications facility in the publish-subscribe broker network,
wherein the standby service instance connects to a corresponding one of the publish-subscribe broker communications facilities in the publish-subscribe broker network, and uses the publish-subscribe broker network to maintain application state information that corresponds to the application state information of each of the active service instances by subscribing to receive the same communications as is received by each of the active service instances for which the standby service instance is acting as a standby replacement instance, and
wherein the standby service instance uses the publish-subscribe broker network to maintain a communication with each of the N active service instances for which it is acting as the standby replacement instance to determine the ability of each of the active service instances to provide service, and further, when the standby service instance detects that one of the N active service instances can no longer provide its service, the standby service instance takes the role of providing the application service to the plurality of client devices that currently receive the service from the active service instance that is being replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,341,920

MULTITIER WIRELESS DATA DISTRIBUTION

Fortinet, INc, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method in a centralized control element for managing connections between wireless mobile devices in a local area network and external paths to a wide area network, comprising:operating one or more access points in response to the centralized control element that manages connections between mobile devices and external paths, the access points providing accessibility for the mobile devices to a wireless data network, and the centralized control element assigning a first access point to a mobile device;
operating two or more distribution points in response to the centralized control element that manages associations between the distribution points and the mobile devices, the distribution points providing distinct external data paths for the access points, and the centralized control element assigning a first distribution point to the mobile device, wherein each of the access points is connected to each of the distribution points;
maintaining substantially statelessly a first communication link between the first access point and the first distribution point having the commonly-assigned mobile device responsive to the centralized control element, wherein data exchanged between the mobile device and an external data path travels along the first communication link; and
moving the mobile device from the first distribution point to a second distribution point and replacing the first communication link with a second communication link between the first access point and the second distribution point while continuing to maintain the assignment between the mobile device and the first access point responsive to the centralized control element:
wherein the move between distribution points is independent of any moves between access points, and wherein data exchanged between the mobile device and second external data path travels along the second communication link after the move between distribution points,
and wherein the centralized control element, in a manner that is substantially transparent to the mobile device, transfers the mobile device from the first distribution point to the second distribution point, and updates the assignment of the second distribution point to the mobile station.

US Pat. No. 10,341,919

HANDOVER INITIATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF CELLULAR NETWORK PERFORMANCE

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A computerized LTE (Long-Term Evolution) mobile communication system serving a population of LTE mobile communicators using a communication network comprising a plurality of mobile communication network LTE nodes which includes at least one LTE base station serving the population of LTE mobile communicators, the system comprising:a processor configured for at least once commanding that processor-identified information be sent from at least one individual LTE mobile communicator from among said population of LTE mobile communicators to at least first and second LTE serving nodes from among said plurality of mobile communication network LTE nodes, wherein said information is mutually redundant over said at least first and second LTE serving nodes;
wherein handover functionality is used to enable the individual LTE mobile communicator to be physically handed over from one to another of said LTE serving nodes, for enhancing quality of information flowing over at least one of downlink and uplink channels;
wherein said handover functionality comprises handover functionality provided by 3GPP Long Term Evolution (LTE) protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,341,918

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DATA TRANSMISSION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING MULTIPLE RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for performing data transmission in a wireless communication system, by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:performing data transmission through a primary radio access technology (RAT) system;
acquiring a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message including first information on a threshold and second information on a satisfaction duration;
comparing the threshold identified by the first information and a measurement result of a secondary RAT system during the satisfaction duration identified by the second information; and
when the measurement result of the secondary RAT system is greater than the threshold, performing data transmission through the secondary RAT system,
wherein the primary RAT system is a 3rd generation partnership project (3GPP) long-term evolution (LTE) system, wherein the secondary RAT system is an institute of electrical and electronics engineers (IEEE) 802.11 system, and
wherein the satisfaction duration is a duration during which a condition, that the measurement result of the secondary RAT system is greater than the threshold, should be met.

US Pat. No. 10,341,917

METHOD FOR BANDWIDTH SHARING

Teleste Oyj, Littoinen (...

1. A method for sharing bandwidth by a control unit in communication between a plurality of mobile clients and a plurality of access points, the control unit being a separate unit or the functionalities of the control unit being implemented in one or more mobile clients or one or more access points, the method comprising:receiving client information regarding the plurality of mobile clients, said client information comprising data about available access point connections of each mobile client;
receiving information from the access points that each of the plurality of mobile clients has been connected to an access point, wherein the number of access points equals or exceeds the number of mobile clients;
determining if any access point has a subgroup of multiple mobile clients connected to it; and if affirmative
determining, on the basis of the client information, possible access points for each mobile client in said subgroup;
assigning, for a first mobile client residing leftmost in said subgroup, the leftmost possible access point, or for a first mobile client residing rightmost in said subgroup, the rightmost possible access point,
assigning, for any subsequent mobile client in said subgroup, the leftmost or the rightmost possible, non-assigned access point in the same direction as for the first mobile client; and
signalling, to any mobile client requiring re-location to another access point, the identification of the assigned access point.

US Pat. No. 10,341,916

MACHINE-TO-MACHINE (M2M) TERMINAL, BASE STATION, METHOD, AND COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A Machine-to-machine (M2M) terminal performing an M2M communication, comprising:a radio transceiver circuitry configured to communicate with a base station; and
a controller comprising at least one hardware processor and configured to change at least one of a cell selection operation, a cell reselection operation, and a handover operation according to whether a specific coverage enhancement processing is required or according to whether the specific coverage enhancement processing is supported by at least one of a camped cell which the M2M terminal camps on and a neighboring cell of the camped cell, wherein
the controller is configured to perform at least one of a first cell selection operation, a first cell reselection operation, and a first handover operation when the specific coverage enhancement processing is not required or when neither the camped cell nor the neighboring cell supports the specific coverage enhancement processing, and
the controller is configured to perform at least one of a second cell selection operation, a second cell reselection operation, and a second handover operation, which are adjusted so that a cell or a base station supporting the specific coverage enhancement processing can be readily selected, when the specific coverage enhancement processing is required or when at least one of the camped cell and the neighboring cell is supporting the specific coverage enhancement processing.

US Pat. No. 10,341,915

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT AND HANDOFFS

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method comprising:via computer processing hardware in a communication device operated in a wireless network, performing operations of:
receiving a first unique identifier assigned to a first wireless access point in the wireless network, the first unique identifier indicating an identity of the first wireless access point;
establishing a first wireless communication link to receive first communications transmitted from the first wireless access point;
receiving a notification indicating an identity change from the first unique identifier to a second unique identifier, the second unique identifier indicating an identity assigned to a second wireless access point in the wireless network;
utilizing the second unique identifier to receive second communications from the first wireless access point over the first wireless communication link; and
wherein the second communications from the first wireless access point include the second unique identifier, the first wireless access point including the second unique identifier in the second communications to spoof the communication device that the second communications are received from the second wireless access point assigned the second unique identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,341,914

ANTENNA SELECTION IN LTE/LTE-A NETWORKS WITH UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:monitoring, by a user equipment (UE), for a channel reserving signal from a plurality of transmission sources in communication with the UE, the channel reserving signal being transmitted in response to a successful clear carrier assessment (CCA); and
reassigning by the UE, from at least one radio access technology (RAT) of a first type to at least one other RAT of a second type different from the first type, one or more receive antennas assigned to one or more transmission sources of the plurality of transmission sources in response to detecting no channel reserving signal from the one or more transmission sources.

US Pat. No. 10,341,913

METHOD FOR DETECTING UPLINK SIGNAL AND RELEVANT DEVICE AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for detecting an uplink signal, comprising:receiving, by a first base station, configuration information of a terminal device sent by a second base station, the first and second base stations having synchronized clock rates, the first base station having a first uplink receive window, the second base station having a second uplink receive window with a fixed time difference t1 between the first and second uplink receive windows, and |t1|?0;
detecting, by the first base station, an uplink signal sent by the terminal device according to the configuration information of the uplink signal;
sending, by the first base station, the uplink signal or relevant information about the uplink signal to the second base station; and
upon detecting that the uplink signal is not received in the second uplink receive window, again detecting, by the first base station, the uplink signal, after the first base station advances the second uplink receive window of the second base station by a length of at least one cyclic prefix.

US Pat. No. 10,341,912

ENHANCEMENT OF ACCESS POINTS TO SUPPORT HETEROGENEOUS NETWORKS

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a data signal indicative of characteristic data representing a cell-type indicator that is indicative of a capability of a first access point device of a heterogeneous network;
based on the characteristic data, updating a neighbor relation data structure stored within a management device, of the heterogeneous network, that is accessible to a second access point device of the heterogeneous network, wherein the characteristic data comprises capacity data that represents a number of devices supported by the first access point device; and
based on the neighbor relation data structure, facilitating cell reselection for a user equipment served by the second access point device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,911

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING PLURALITY OF PDN CONNECTIONS BY MEANS OF CSIPTO

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for establishing a plurality of Packet Data Network (PDN) connections due to Co-ordinated Selected IP Traffic Offload (CSIPTO), the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving, by the UE, from a network entity responsible for a control plane, an indication of reallocation of a gateway due to the CSIPTO;
determining, by the UE, whether to maintain or release a previously established first PDN connection based on the indication;
establishing, by the UE, a second PDN connection based on the indication;
marking, by the UE, the first PDN connection as a sub-optimal PDN connection into a first context for the first PDN connection, when the previously established first PDN connection is maintained;
marking, by the UE, the second PDN connection as an optimal PDN connection into a second context for the second PDN connection,
wherein the first context includes all of:
first information indicating that the first PDN connection is the sub-optimal PDN connection,
second information indicating whether to deactivate or release the first PDN connection when a service using the first PDN connection is finished,
third information indicating whether to deactivate or release the first PDN connection when the first PDN connection becomes unnecessary,
fourth information indicating that the first PDN connection is related to a CSIPTO, and
fifth information including an access point name (APN) and a default bearer ID of the second PDN connection;
receiving, by the UE, a request message for releasing the second PDN connection from the network entity;
releasing, by the UE, the second PDN connection, which has been marked as the optimal PDN connection, in response to the received request message; and
deleting, by the UE, the marking of the first PDN connection as the sub-optimal PDN connection.

US Pat. No. 10,341,910

METHOD FOR ACCESSING A SERVICE UNAVAILABLE THROUGH A NETWORK CELL

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method performed by user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a request to access a service unavailable through a first network cell associated with the UE;
sending, from the UE, a connection request for a connection with a second network cell operating with a different radio access technology (RAT) than the first network cell, wherein the second network cell supports the service unavailable through the first network cell, the connection request indicates that the service was unavailable through the first network cell and the requested connection is a fallback connection to obtain a circuit switched (CS) fallback service;
receiving permission from the second network cell to perform a priority access procedure with the second network cell, wherein the second network cell comprises a GPRS/EDGE radio access network (GERAN) cell;
transmitting a request for a connection on a random access channel (RACH) to the second network cell, the request indicating that the connection to the second network cell is a fallback connection to obtain a CS fallback service;
in response to the request indicating a fallback connection for a CS fallback service, receiving an immediate assignment of a dedicated traffic channel (TCH) with an associated fast associated control channel (FACCH); and
after receiving the assignment of the TCH, conducting signaling for setup of the service with the second network cell using the FACCH.

US Pat. No. 10,341,909

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DATA SCHEDULING OF BASE STATION USING LICENSED ASSISTED ACCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting downlink data by a base station to a terminal, the method comprising:determining, by at least one processor, whether a bearer associated with the downlink data is a radio link control-acknowledged mode (RLC-AM) bearer;
when the bearer is the RLC-AM bearer:
determining, by the at least one processor, whether the bearer is a signaling radio bearer (SRB);
when the bearer is the SRB:
determining, by the at least one processor, whether the bearer is included in a first SRB group or a second SRB group, wherein the first SRB group includes an SRB0 and an SRB1, and the second SRB group includes an SRB2;
when the bearer is included in the second SRB group, selecting, by the at least one processor, a first serving cell using a licensed band or a second serving cell using an unlicensed band for transmitting the downlink data; and
when the bearer is included in the first SRB group, selecting, by the at least one processor, the first serving cell using the licensed band for transmitting the downlink data;
when the bearer is not the SRB:
determining, by the at least one processor, whether transmission of the downlink data is an initial transmission;
when the transmission of the downlink data is the initial transmission, selecting, by the at least one processor, the first serving cell using the licensed band or the second serving cell using the unlicensed band for transmitting the downlink data;
when the transmission of the downlink data is a retransmission, determining, by the at least one processor, whether a number of transmission failures of the downlink data exceeds a first reference value;
when the number of transmission failures of the downlink data does not exceed the first reference value, selecting, by the at least one processor, the first serving cell using the licensed band or the second serving cell using the unlicensed band for transmitting the downlink data; and
when the number of transmission failures of the downlink data exceeds the first reference value, selecting, by the at least one processor, the first serving cell using the licensed band for transmitting the downlink data; and
transmitting, by a transceiver, the downlink data on the selected serving cell to the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,341,908

SEAMLESS ROAMING FOR CLIENTS BETWEEN ACCESS POINTS WITH WPA-2 ENCRYPTION

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:storing, at a first access point of a plurality of access points, an encryption key for encrypted communication with a client device;
using the encryption key to perform encrypted communication between the first access point and the client device;
generating, at each particular access point of the plurality of access points, a particular connection score of a plurality of connection scores wherein each particular connection score is generated by the particular access point based on connection criteria and wherein the connection criteria is data that describes performance of the particular access point or communication between the particular access point and the client device;
receiving, at the first access point, the plurality of connection scores from the plurality of access points,
determining, at the first access point, that a connection score associated with a second access point of the plurality of access points exceeds the connection score associated with the first access point; and
in response to determining that the connection score associated with the second access point of the plurality of access points exceeds the connection score associated with the first access point:
halting encrypted communication between the first access point and the client device;
sending the encryption key from the first access point to the second access point; and
using the encryption key to perform encrypted communication between the second access point and the client device, wherein the method is performed using one or more processors.

US Pat. No. 10,341,907

MULTI-NETWORK WIRELESS MANAGEMENT AND TRANSPORT SELECTION

Charter Communications Op...

1. A method comprising:via first input, registering user equipment for use of wireless network services provided by a first wireless network; and
at a communication management resource that provides access to a remote network: i) receiving second input, the second input received over the first wireless network from the user equipment registering the user equipment to use voice services, ii) receiving notification that interworking exists between the first wireless network and a second wireless network; iii) in response to receiving a phone communication indicating a corresponding phone call directed to the user equipment from a remote communication device, and based on the notification of the interworking, selecting a transport protocol from multiple transport protocols, and iv) establishing a communication session between the communication management resource and the user equipment using the selected transport protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,341,905

REPORTING INTRA-WLAN MOBILITY TO 3GPP

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a wireless device operable in a first wireless communication network and a second wireless communication network, the method comprising:receiving, from the first wireless communication network, an identification of one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network, the one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network operable to process traffic for the wireless device, wherein the first wireless communication network comprises a 3GPP radio access technology, and wherein the identification of one or more network nodes is used for traffic steering by the wireless device in the second wireless communication network, and wherein the second wireless communication network comprises a wireless local area network (WLAN) radio access technology;
receiving an instruction from the second wireless communication network to move traffic from a first network node of the second wireless communication network to a second network node of the second wireless communication network, the first network node one of the identified one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network;
comparing an identification of the second network node to the received identification of one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network to determine that the identification of the second network node is not included in the received identification of one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network;
reporting, to the first wireless network, an indication of the instruction received from the second wireless communication network and the identification of the second network node of the second wireless communication network; and
receiving, from the first wireless communication network, in response to the first wireless communication network receiving the identification of the second network node, an updated identification of one or more network nodes of the second wireless communication network operable to process traffic for the wireless device, the updated identification preventing conflicts between traffic steering instructions received from the first wireless communication network and the second wireless communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,904

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD FOR SWITCHING A CALL BETWEEN RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A user equipment device (UE) comprising:a first communication circuit configured for communication using a first radio access technology;
a second communication circuit configured for communication using a second radio access technology;
wherein the first communication circuit is configured to communicate speech data of a call using the first radio access technology;
a first buffer configured to manage jitter of the first radio access technology;
a second buffer configured to manage jitter of the second radio access technology; and
a controller configured to
control the second communication circuit to generate transport protocol packets comprising speech data of the call for uplink transmission of the speech data using the second radio access technology;
initiate a handover of the call from the first radio access technology to the second radio access technology after the second communication circuit begins generating the transport protocol packets for uplink transmission; and
to transfer unplayed transport protocol packets from the first buffer to the second buffer with a protocol packet timestamp for a next protocol packet, and to reorder the transferred unplayed protocol packets for inclusion with protocol packets received on the second communication circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,341,903

METHOD FOR ACCESSING A SERVICE UNAVAILABLE THROUGH A NETWORK CELL

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method for enabling user equipment (UE) to obtain a service unavailable through a first network cell, the method comprising:transmitting, by a UE, a first message including a request for the UE to access the service, wherein the service is a circuit-switched (CS) service; and
receiving, from the first network cell, a second message, wherein the second message identifies a plurality of second network cells providing the service, the second message includes system information of the plurality of second network cells, the system information identifies location areas of the plurality of second network cells, and the first network cell employs a different radio access technology (RAT) than the plurality of second network cells.

US Pat. No. 10,341,902

METHOD AND SYSTEM RELATING TO HANDOVER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method relating to handover in a communication system, the method comprising:establishing that a communication device is involved in a handover process from a first cell to a second cell; and
increasing transmission power of a scheduling assignment specific for the communication device, wherein prior to the increasing transmission power, establishing that a signaling radio bearer is to be scheduled for the communication device,
wherein the scheduling assignment specific for the communication device relates to a handover command of a signaling radio bearer and in response to the establishing that the signaling radio bearer is to be scheduled for the communication device, increasing the transmission power for the signaling radio bearer,
wherein the increasing transmission power comprises increasing the transmission power of at least one control channel element (CCE) specific for the communication device during a time interval from a first handover event of the handover process to a second handover event of the handover process, and
wherein the transmission power of the at least one CCE specific for the communication device is higher than the transmission power of CCEs for the communication device outside the time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,341,901

TUNNEL CONGESTION VOLUME POLICING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first network node for enabling network congestion management in a wireless network, wherein said method comprises the steps of:encapsulating and sending user packets in a tunnel to a second network node, wherein each of said user packets comprises information related to a byte loss volume for said tunnel, said information related to a byte loss volume for said tunnel comprising a byte sequence number, defined as a first byte of data in each of said user packets, for said tunnel where said byte sequence number is included in a header for said tunnel; and
receiving congestion byte loss volume information for said tunnel from said second network node; and performing one of the following steps:
applying network congestion policing for said tunnel based on said received congestion byte loss volume information for said tunnel; and
forwarding said received congestion byte loss volume information for said tunnel to a third network node, to enable network congestion policing for said tunnel based on said received congestion byte loss volume information for said tunnel.

US Pat. No. 10,341,900

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD, BASE STATION, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:receiving, by a primary base station, offloading information sent by a secondary base station;
adjusting, by the primary base station according to the offloading information, offloading data that is allocated to the secondary base station;
wherein the offloading information comprises a sequence number of a last packet data unit (PDU) sent by the secondary base station to a terminal; and
wherein adjusting, by the primary base station according to the offloading information, offloading data that is allocated to the secondary base station comprises:
determining, by the primary base station according to the offloading information, that a difference between a sequence number of a first PDU that is waiting to be reordered in a reordering window and an upper boundary of the reordering window is greater than a preset value; and
adjusting, by the primary base station, the offloading data that is allocated to the secondary base station, so that the difference between the sequence number of the first PDU that is waiting to be reordered and the upper boundary of the reordering window is not greater than the preset value.

US Pat. No. 10,341,899

CONNECTION NODE PROVIDING SUPPLEMENTAL BANDWIDTH FOR MOBILE UNITS

Leverage Information Syst...

1. A connection node comprising:a communication device configured to receive from a mobile unit a request for a high bandwidth connection, the request including location information identifying a location of the mobile unit;
a transceiver configured to provide the high bandwidth connection to the mobile unit wirelessly;
an antenna having a receiving pattern, the antenna coupled to the transceiver;
a motorized mount configured to move the antenna; and
a processor configured to:
determine, based on the location information identifying the location of the mobile unit, whether or not the connection node is able to service the request for a high bandwidth connection;
if the connection node is not able to service the request,
select a second connection node from multiple connection nodes, based on a viewable area defined for each of the multiple connection nodes, wherein the viewable area is an unobstructed area that is viewable to the connection node, in which the connection node can provide its high bandwidth connection; and
forward the request to the selected second connection node;
receive location updates identifying one or more new locations of the mobile unit; and
control the motorized mount such that the receiving pattern is directed towards the on or more new locations of the mobile unit.

US Pat. No. 10,341,898

END-TO-END PRIORITIZATION FOR MOBILE BASE STATION

Parallel Wireless, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,341,896

CSI REPORTING FOR LTE-TDD EIMTA

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE) in time-division duplex (TDD) communication with a base station, the method comprising:receiving a channel state information (CSI) request from the base station;
determining, based at least in part on receiving the CSI request, that CSI is to be estimated for a reference TDD subframe corresponding to a first set of subframes of a TDD frame configuration, or a reference TDD subframe corresponding to a second set of subframes of the TDD frame configuration, or a combination thereof;
estimating CSI based at least in part on the determining, wherein the estimating CSI comprises estimating a first type of CSI for the reference TDD subframe corresponding to the first set of subframes of the TDD frame configuration, or estimating a second type of CSI for the reference TDD subframe corresponding to the second set of subframes of the TDD frame configuration, or a combination thereof; and
transmitting at least a portion of the estimated CSI in an identified uplink subframe, the identified uplink subframe determined based at least in part on a time of receipt of the CSI request.

US Pat. No. 10,341,895

CORRELATING AND COMBINING OF MDT AND QOE METRICS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication by an apparatus, comprising:measuring Minimization of Drive Tests (MDT) metrics;
measuring Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics;
generating correlation information of at least one of the MDT metrics and at least one of the QoE metrics;
combining the MDT metrics and the QoE metrics; and
reporting the correlation information and the combined MDT metrics and the QoE metrics using Radio Resource Control (RRC) signaling, wherein the RRC signaling comprises an RRC message, the QoE metrics being in a container or at least one parameter of the RRC message.

US Pat. No. 10,341,894

RELIABILITY MONITORING FOR CRITICAL WIRELESS SERVICES

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, in a wireless device operating in a wireless network, for reporting measurements of interference affecting a wireless service provided by the wireless network, the method comprising:receiving, from the wireless network, configuration information instructing the wireless device to perform measurements on one or more radio resources or signals, the one or more radio resources or signals being solely associated with one or more wireless services that the wireless device is at least currently unable to use;
performing one or more measurements on the radio resources or signals, in accordance with the received configuration information; and
selectively reporting results of the measurements, based on the configuration information;wherein the wireless device is at least currently unable to use the one or more wireless services because of at least one of the following:the wireless device is physically incapable of using at least one of the one or more wireless services;
the wireless device is not equipped with one or more software or firmware components needed to carry out at least one of the more wireless services;
at least one of the one or more wireless services is not activated on the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,341,893

SYSTEM AND METHOD PROVIDING PARALLEL MULTICAST MEASUREMENTS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method by a wireless device for performing parallel multicast measurements, the method comprising:identifying, by the wireless device, a parallel multicast measurement capability of the wireless device, the parallel multicast measurement capability comprising a threshold value identifying a maximum number of parallel multicast measurements that are performed in parallel by the wireless device;
determining, by the wireless device, that the wireless device is configured to perform more parallel multicast measurements than the threshold value;
transmitting to a network node a message indicative of a need for a configuration;
receiving, from the network node, the configuration for performing parallel multicast measurements of a plurality of Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) transmissions;
based on the configuration received from the network node, adapting a procedure for performing the parallel multicast measurements of the plurality of MBMS transmissions,
wherein the adapted procedure for performing the parallel multicast measurement of the plurality of MBMS transmissions results comprises:
determining that a total number of parallel multicast measurement is above a threshold and
identifying a subset of the total number of parallel multicast measurement for logging,
wherein the adapted procedure reduces a number of parallel multicast measurements performed or reduces a number of measurement results logged; and
performing a plurality of parallel multicast measurements of the plurality of MBMS transmissions in accordance with the adapted procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,341,892

METHOD FOR MEASURING INTER-DEVICE INTERFERENCE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING FDR TRANSMISSION, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a preamble for interference measurement by a transmitting user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system supporting full duplex radio (FDR), the method comprising:configuring, by the transmitting UE, a first guard time and a second guard time by using a zero-padding scheme in which a half of data on a frequency axis of the preamble is set to zero,
wherein the first guard time is a prescribed time set before the preamble, and the second guard time is a prescribed time set after the preamble;
mapping the preamble with the first guard time and the second guard time to a measurement subframe for measuring interference between UEs,
wherein a sum of a time interval for the preamble and a time interval corresponding to the first guard time and the second guard time corresponds to a unit length of a symbol; and
transmitting, via a transceiver module, the preamble to a receiving UE through the measurement subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,341,891

USER EQUIPMENT ADAPTATION OF REPORTING TRIGGERS BASED ON ACTIVE SET SIZE

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:storing in a memory of a user equipment (UE) an algorithm for triggering the UE to wirelessly send a cell measurement report, the algorithm utilizing an offset whose value is dependent on a number K of cells currently in the UE's active set of serving cells, where K is an integer greater than one and where the offset is used in a trigger event for determining when to trigger the cell measurement report;
implementing the algorithm at least by, for anytime the number K is changed, updating, autonomously by the UE and dependent on the determined number K of cells in the UE's active set, the offset;
the implementing determining to trigger by the trigger event the UE to send the cell measurement report based at least on the updated offset; and
the UE sending the cell measurement report in response to the trigger event.

US Pat. No. 10,341,890

CSI FEEDBACK IN LTE/LTE-ADVANCED SYSTEMS WITH UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a user equipment (UE), at least one carrier utilizing a contention based access radio frequency spectrum;
detecting a transmission signal indicative of clear channel assessment (CCA) result information for the at least one carrier, wherein the transmission signal indicative of CCA result information includes one or more channel usage reference signals transmitted, by one or more base stations, in response to successful listen before talk (LBT) performed on the at least one carrier by the one or more base stations;
determining whether a reference signal for channel state information measurement is present in a subframe based on the detected transmission signal; and
transmitting, by the UE, a measurement report, wherein the measurement report is based at least in part on the determining the reference signal is present.

US Pat. No. 10,341,889

SENSOR NETWORK EVALUATION METHOD

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method of operating a computer system to determine the performance of a wireless sensor network including one or more sensors, the method comprising:selecting, a sensor distribution pattern for a geographical region where the sensors of the wireless sensor network are to be deployed;
determining a location for a base station in the geographical region;
generating by circuitry, a plurality of sensor clusters each sensor cluster having a cluster head and a plurality of sensors, wherein each cluster head is wirelessly connected to the base station, and wherein each sensor cluster of the plurality of sensor clusters being formed by one of a first grouping mechanism and a second grouping mechanism, the first grouping mechanism forming the sensor cluster based on a strength of a signal transmitted by each sensor, that is received by the base station, and the second grouping mechanism forming the sensor cluster based on a location of the sensor and an energy level of the sensor,
computing by the circuitry, for the second grouping mechanism, an average sensor energy corresponding to the sensors in the geographical region; and
generating a non-cluster sensor group including sensors that have energy lower than the computed average sensor energy; and forming the sensor clusters based on a simulated annealing algorithm;
allocating, for each sensor included in the generated sensor cluster, a time-slot within a time-frame corresponding to the sensor cluster, the time-slot being utilized for transmitting a data packet from the sensor to the base station; and
evaluating by the circuitry, the performance of the first grouping mechanism and the second grouping mechanism for the selected sensor distribution pattern and base station location, by computing at least a ratio of delivered data packets to the base station to a total energy consumption, and a first delay and a second delay incurred by each data packet,
wherein the sensor distribution pattern is a grid pattern wherein the sensors are disposed in a manner such that a distance between adjacent sensors is a predetermined distance, in a normal distribution pattern a principle number of sensors are disposed in the center of the geographical region, and in an exponential distribution pattern, a principle number of sensors are disposed in the corner of the geographical region.

US Pat. No. 10,341,888

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SELECTIVELY PERFORMING DRS MEASUREMENT OR CRS MEASUREMENT

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing, by a user equipment (UE), a discovery reference signal (DRS) measurement or a common reference signal (CRS) measurement, the method comprising:receiving a CRS measurement configuration and a DRS measurement configuration for a measurement object frequency, from a network;
if the DRS measurement configuration includes a physical cell identification (PCID) list for a CRS-based DRS measurement,
performing the DRS measurement for at least one cell included in the PCID list, and
performing the CRS measurement for at least one cell not included in the PCID list; and
if the DRS measurement configuration does not include the PCID list for the CRS-based DRS measurement,
performing the DRS measurement for all cells belonging to the measurement object frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,341,887

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A communication system comprising:a first base station comprises:
at least one memory storing instructions, and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to;
execute a process in a PDCP (Packet Data Control Protocol) layer; and
a second base station comprises:
at least one memory storing instructions, and
at least one processor configured to execute the instructions to;
execute a process in an RLC (Radio Link Control) layer on data transmitted by the first base station, and
transmit the data on which the process in the RLC layer has been executed to a mobile station,
wherein
when the first base station receives user data addressed to the mobile station, the at least one processor of the first base station is further configured to execute the instructions to transmit a SeNB Additional Request as a session additional request message to the second base station and instruct the second base station to establish a session with the mobile station,
the at least one processor of the first base station is further configured to execute the instructions to execute the process in the RLC layer in the first base station, transmit the user data to the mobile station, and include a PDCP PDU (Protocol Data Unit) sequence number of a PDCP PDU that has been successfully transmitted to the mobile station and a HFN (Hyper Frame Number) used to conceal the PDCP PDU that has been successfully transmitted to the mobile station in the SeNB Additional Request,
the at least one processor of the second base station is further configured to execute the instructions to transmit a response message to the first base station when the data has been successfully transmitted to the mobile station, and
the at least one processor of the first base station is further configured to execute the instructions to transmit data to be transmitted next to the second base station when the first base station receives the response message.

US Pat. No. 10,341,886

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PERFORMING A FINE TIMING MEASUREMENT (FTM) PROCEDURE

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor configured to cause a first Neighbor Awareness Networking (NAN) device to:
transmit a first NAN frame to a second NAN device to indicate that the first NAN device is to perform a role of an initiator and that the second NAN device is to perform a role of a responder of a Fine Timing Measurement (FTM) procedure;
receive a second NAN frame from the second NAN device, the second NAN frame comprising a ranging report bit to indicate whether or not the initiator is required to send to the responder a ranging report based on the FTM procedure;
perform the FTM procedure with the second NAN device; and
select whether or not to transmit the ranging report to the responder based on the ranging report bit.

US Pat. No. 10,341,885

ROAMING AND TRANSITION PATTERNS CODING IN WIRELESS NETWORKS FOR COGNITIVE VISIBILITY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at a device, data regarding usage of access points in a network by a plurality of clients in the network;
maintaining, by the device, an access point graph based on the data received regarding usage of the access points, wherein the access point graph represents the access points in the network as vertices of the access point graph;
generating, by the device and for each of the plurality of clients, client trajectories as trajectory subgraphs of the access point graph, wherein a particular client trajectory for a particular client comprises a set of edges between a subset of the vertices of the access point graph and represents transitions between the access points in the network performed by the particular client;
identifying, by the device, a transition pattern from the client trajectories by deconstructing the trajectory subgraphs, wherein the identified transition pattern indicates that one or more of the clients alternate between two of the access points; and
using, by the device, the identified transition pattern to effect a configuration change in the network, wherein the configuration change in the network corresponds to preventing the one or more of the clients from alternating between the two access points.

US Pat. No. 10,341,884

CHANNEL CLEARANCE TECHNIQUES USING SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:performing, by a wireless device, a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure;
receiving a pre-grant transmission indicating one or more channels for a downlink transmission and a length of the downlink transmission;
transmitting a channel clearance signal based at least in part on the LBT procedure;
monitoring channel clearance signals and their power levels for one or more channels;
estimating a future interference level using a duration indicated in the monitored channel clearance signals and their power levels; and
transmitting a feedback communication responsive to the pre-grant transmission and the estimated future interference level, the feedback communication indicating the pre-grant transmission was received and which of the one or more channels are available based on the LBT procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,341,883

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CLOSED SUBSCRIBER GROUP INFORMATION TRANSMISSION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. An apparatus comprising:at least one processor and at least one memory including computer code for one or more programs, the at least one memory and the computer code configured, with the at least one processor, to cause the apparatus at least to:
responsive to adding of an additional base station for a user equipment, said additional base station having a closed subscriber cell, cause a message to be transmitted from a base station to a network entity,
said message comprising information identifying a closed subscriber group associated with said additional base station, downlink tunnel endpoints, and information indicating if said user equipment is single or dual connectivity mode,
wherein said message further comprises at least one of:
information of bearers allocated to one or more closed subscriber cells;
information about radio access bearers to be switched;
bearer type information;
access mode information,
wherein said access mode information indicates said access mode is set to hybrid access mode; or
closed subscriber group information and closed subscriber membership status information.

US Pat. No. 10,341,882

OPTIMIZATION OF NFC TAG FOR DIFFERENT BATTERY LEVELS

NXP USA, Inc., Austin, T...

1. A method of controlling operation of a mobile device, the method comprising:measuring a power level of a battery;
configuring the mobile device to operate in a first operating mode, including performing a first type of communication, when the measured power level of the battery is above a first predetermined threshold;
configuring the mobile device to operate in a second operating mode, in which a selected function of the first operating mode is disabled, and including performing a second type of communication when the measured power level of the battery falls below the first predetermined threshold; and
configuring the mobile device to operate in a third operating mode when the measured power level of the battery falls below a second predetermined threshold that is less than the first predetermined threshold, including performing the second type of communication with a selected communications function of the second type of communications being disabled and harvesting power for the mobile device from a magnetic field, the harvested power being sufficient to maintain a secure element in an active state.

US Pat. No. 10,341,881

SUPERVISION OF DATA IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Vasona Networks, Inc., A...

1. A method of supervising data in a wireless network, comprising:intercepting packets en route between a base station and a packet data network, by a supervisor computer, separate from the base station;
estimating an incoming data rate to the base station for the UEs and an outgoing rate from the base station to the UEs, responsive to the intercepted packets;
noting times associated with the intercepted data packets at the supervisor computer;
identifying for each of the intercepted packets, a corresponding user equipment (UE) of the packet;
recognizing sets of the identified UEs serviced by corresponding base stations, responsively to the intercepted packets;
based on one or more of said noted times, the identified UEs, and responsive to the estimated incoming data rate and the outgoing rate, estimating, for each of the UEs, at least one parameter indicative of a fullness of at least one queue, of packets directed to the UE, in the base station;
determining for each set, a threshold dependent on current conditions to be used for all the UEs of the set;
comparing the estimated at least one parameter of each UE to the corresponding threshold of the UE;
at least partly based on a result of said comparing, determining whether or not at least one action should be performed;
if determined that any action should be performed, performing at least one action to reduce the fullness of the at least one queue; and
repeating the intercepting, estimating the incoming data rate, noting, identifying, recognizing, estimating the at least one parameter, determining, comparing and determining whether or not at least one action should be performed, periodically.

US Pat. No. 10,341,880

TELECOMMUNICATION SYSTEMS WITH DISTRIBUTED BASE STATION FUNCTIONALITY

Andrew Wireless Systems G...

1. A telecommunication system that is remotely located from an external base-station entity, base-station component, or core-network entity, the telecommunication system, comprising:an interface with circuitry configured to communicate with the external base-station entity, base-station component, or core-network entity;
a plurality of spatially separated radio units that are communicatively coupled to the interface via an aggregation unit, wherein the radio units are positionable in an area for providing wireless coverage to terminal devices;
the aggregation unit communicatively coupleable between the interface and the plurality of radio units; and
a low-layer processing module in at least one of the aggregation unit or a radio unit of the plurality of radio units, the low-layer processing module configured to perform physical layer processing that is split between uplink physical layer processing and downlink physical layer processing.

US Pat. No. 10,341,879

MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, METHODS AND BASE STATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A mobile communications system comprising:a base station as a network controller, the base station configured to:
transmit a request message for measurement information to one or more infrastructure units, comprising one or more relay nodes and one or more mobile communication terminals;
receive, in response to the request message, the measurement information from the one or more infrastructure units;
analyse the measurement information to identify all potential communications paths between the one or more infrastructure units;
create a look-up table from the analysis of the measurement information that links each of the incoming communications paths with relevant communications sessions of the infrastructure units into outgoing communications paths with relevant combined sessions for each of the relay nodes; and
transmit at least a part of the look-up table to each of the one or more infrastructure units, the at least a part of the look-up table being relevant to the infrastructure unit.

US Pat. No. 10,341,878

CONNECTION TECHNOLOGY-BASED WIRELESS COVERAGE VERIFICATION

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

8. A computer-implemented method comprising:determining, by one or more servers associated with a telecommunications service provider, aggregated data associated with connection efforts of a plurality of devices;
determining, by the one or more servers, a first number of successful connection efforts wherein individual devices of the plurality of devices successfully established connections with the telecommunications service provider via a technology level available in a first area and for the device, the first area corresponding to a geographical location;
determining, by the one or more servers, a second number of successfully established connections with the telecommunications service provider via a lower technology level than what is available in the first area and for the device;
determining, by the one or more servers, that coverage associated with the first area is verified based at least in part on:
(i) determining that the first number is above a threshold number in the first area; and
(ii) determining, by the one or more servers, that the first number is greater than the second number in the first area;
determining, by the one or more servers, first coverage data indicating that coverage associated with the first area is verified coverage; and
generating, by the one or more servers and based at least in part on the first coverage data, a user interface to graphically represent the coverage in the first area via a first coverage map based at least in part on including a graphical element corresponding to the first area indicating that the coverage associated with the first area is verified coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,341,877

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANAGING CLIENT DEVICES WITHIN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A network device comprising a physical processor that executes machine-readable instructions to cause the network device to:determine a plurality of client devices that include multiple frequency band capability operating on a first type of radio of the network device;
determine a plurality of client devices that include multiple frequency band capability operating on a second type of radio of the network device;
compare a ratio of the plurality of client devices on the first type of radio and the plurality of client devices operating on the second type of radio to a threshold value;
cause a subset of the plurality of client devices operating on the first type of radio to operate on the second type of radio in response to the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,341,876

OPPORTUNISTIC SIGNAL TRANSMISSION FOR INTER-RAT CO-EXISTENCE

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. An evolved node B (eNB), comprising:memory; and
processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the processing circuitry to:
identify a discovery measurement timing configuration (DMTC) for opportunistic transmission of a reference signal over an unlicensed carrier, the DMTC comprising multiple subframes;
cause transmission of configuration information regarding positioning of the reference signal in one or more selected subframes of the DMTC;
determine whether the unlicensed carrier is available during the selected subframes of the DMTC; and
cause transmission of the reference signal over the unlicensed carrier during at least one subframe within the DMTC that is different from the selected subframes within the DMTC when the unlicensed carrier is not available during one of the selected subframes of the DMTC.

US Pat. No. 10,341,875

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR MULTI BAND COMMUNICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for multi band communication, performed by a Radio Access (RA) node of a wireless communication network, the RA node being operable to communicate with at least one wireless device (WD) in a first frequency band, the method comprising:performing at least one measurement in a second frequency band, by use of a feedback receiver, in order to detect signals produced by other entities than the RA node; wherein the feedback receiver also is operable to measure signals transmitted by the RA node;
selecting, based on the performed at least one measurement, an operational frequency within the second frequency band for communication with the at least one WD, wherein the feedback receiver is associated with a transmitter of the RA node and is operable in the first frequency band and/or the second frequency band; and
converting, when the feedback receiver is associated with the transmitter operable in the first frequency band, a detected signal in the second frequency band to the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,341,874

BASE STATION APPARATUS, TERMINAL APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A base station apparatus that communicates with a terminal apparatus, the base station apparatus comprising:a transmission unit that transmits a downlink signal to the terminal apparatus by performing carrier aggregation using one primary cell and one or a plurality of secondary cells,
wherein the primary cell is a component carrier of a licensed band, and at least one secondary cell is a component carrier of an unlicensed band,
a frame of the component carrier of the licensed band includes a signal transmission period,
a frame of the component carrier of the unlicensed band includes a plurality of signal transmission periods and a sensing period during which the base station apparatus does not transmit a signal,
the sensing period is configured to be present between the signal transmission periods in the component carrier of the unlicensed band,
a total of the plurality of signal transmission periods and the sensing period in the component carrier of the unlicensed band is equal to or less than the signal transmission period in the component carrier of the licensed band,
the component carrier of the unlicensed band includes a plurality of frame structures, and
priorities are configured for the plurality of frame structures.

US Pat. No. 10,341,873

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PROVIDE UPLINK INTERFERENCE COORDINATION IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A computer-implemented method to provide uplink interference coordination in a network environment, the computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, at a macro cell radio, measurement information from a user equipment served by the macro cell radio, the measurement information pertaining to a plurality of small cell radios neighboring the macro cell radio;
determining a plurality of macro interference budget parameters by operation of one or more computer processors and based on the measurement information, including: (i) estimating a first macro interference budget parameter comprising a total average interference caused by the macro cell radio and (ii) identifying a second macro interference budget parameter comprising one or more small cell radios deemed as being under the coverage of the macro cell radio; and
sending the plurality of macro interference budget parameters to a central management entity in order to permit the central management entity to calculate one or more interference coordination parameters, whereafter uplink interference in the network environment is coordinated based on the one or more interference coordination parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,341,872

DYNAMIC NETWORK SLICE RESOLUTION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A first device, comprising:one or more memories; and
one or more processors, communicatively coupled to the one or more memories, to:
receive an attach request that includes information associated with a user device,
the user device to provide the attach request to request access to a network;
provide, to a second device and using the information associated with the user device, a request for information associated with a group identifier that is associated with the user device;
receive, from the second device, the information associated with the group identifier that is associated with the user device based on providing the request for the information associated with the group identifier;
determine a network slice identifier that is associated with the user device based on the information associated with the group identifier,
where there is a many-to-one mapping between a plurality of group identifiers and the network slice identifier,
the plurality of group identifiers including the group identifier; and
permit the user device to access a network slice, of the network, that is associated with the network slice identifier based on determining the network slice identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,341,871

SIM LEVEL MOBILE SECURITY

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

1. One or more non-transitory computer storage devices storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed, cause one or more processors to perform acts comprising:receiving a service request to perform a security function that affects a service provided to a first mobile device by a telecommunication network,
wherein the service is provided by the telecommunication network to the first mobile device based on a subscriber identity module (SIM) card, and
wherein the service request is responsive to a determination that the SIM card has been removed from a second mobile device;
receiving a geolocation of the first mobile device and locations included in a database of locations stored in the first mobile device;
determining, based at least in part on the geolocation and the locations, a nearest location for returning the first mobile device;
sending an activation command that triggers the first mobile device to display information that indicates the nearest location for returning the first mobile device; and
performing the security function that affects the service provided to the first mobile device in response to determining that at least one of a plurality of preconditions are satisfied.

US Pat. No. 10,341,870

SUBSYSTEM FOR AUTHORIZATION AND ACTIVATION OF FEATURES

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method, operational at a device, comprising:identifying one or more selectively activated features used to enable the device to employ a network service;
identifying which of the one or more selectively activated features used to enable the device to employ the network service are not authorized to be activated at the device;
sending a request to authorize activation of the one or more selectively activated features used to enable the device to employ the network service that are not authorized to be activated at the device;
obtaining, in response to the request, authorization information and an authorization file associated with the one or more selectively activated features used to enable the device to employ the network service that are not authorized to be activated at the device; and
using the authorization information and the authorization file to activate and/or maintain activation of the one or more selectively activated features used to enable the device to employ the network service, wherein the authorization information and authorization file comprise one or more feature activation keys, authorization parameters, an authorization certificate, or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,341,869

METHOD FOR CONTROL AND ENFORCEMENT OF POLICY RULE AND EUICC

KT CORPORATION, Seongnam...

1. An embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) configured to control and enforce policy rules, the eUICC including or being connected with a policy rule storage configured to define actions and conditions required to enforce a plurality of policies and store a plurality of policy rules, the eUICC comprising:policy controller program code configured to, when executed by a processor, cause the processor to control the plurality of policy rules; and
policy enforcer program code configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to enforce the plurality of policy rules,
wherein a policy is a principle reflecting rules for controlling the eUICC and an external entity remotely managing the eUICC,
wherein the plurality of policy rules includes a first type of policy rules and a second type of policy rules, the first type of policy rules and the second type of policy rules being managed in physically different places,
wherein the plurality of policy rules comprise a plurality of policy rules for each profile, and
wherein the plurality of policy rules comprise a policy rule which has information as to whether profile deletion is allowed as a variable.

US Pat. No. 10,341,868

PLATFORM FOR COMPUTING AT THE MOBILE EDGE

SMART-EDGE.COM, INC., No...

1. A platform for computing within a wireless network, comprising:a Mobile Edge Compute (“MEC”) Appliance comprising a hardware device capable of providing data services and security mechanisms for running programs associated with third party providers on a privately managed network, the MEC Appliance being placed at or near an edge of the privately managed network;
a MEC Controller capable for command and control of the MEC Appliance, the MEC Controller residing within a core network of the mobile network operator (“MNO”) and de-centralizing the MNO's core network; and
a Security Module comprising a plurality of components establishing a plurality of layers, each component structured to address various attack vectors and potential exploits at each layer, the Security Module being integral to a function of the MEC Controller and for which extends throughout the MEC Appliance, the plurality of layers comprising:
a first security layer encrypting keys stored on the MEC Appliance;
a security second layer verifying the integrity of an operating environment within the privately managed network; and
a security third layer for controlling interaction with network elements;
wherein the platform provides computational resources for hosting at least one third party application within an environment that is at least one of at a network perimeter of the privately managed network and near the network perimeter of the privately managed network, and
wherein the Security Module validates any action by any platform component within the environment that is at least one of at the network perimeter of the privately managed network and near the network perimeter of the privately managed network before being granted access to the privately managed network.

US Pat. No. 10,341,867

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR IMPROVING CARRIER WI-FI AUTHENTICATION RESPONSE TIME

AMDOCS DEVELOPMENT LIMITE...

1. A computer program product embodied on a non-transitory computer readable medium, comprising computer code for:receiving, by a network policy server, at least one message indicating user equipment is present in at least one cell associated with a cellular network, the at least one message including information associated with the user equipment and at least one cell identifier associated with the at least one cell;
responsive to receiving the at least one message, identifying, by the network policy server, one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that reside in a coverage area associated with the at least one cell;
responsive to identifying the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that reside in the coverage area associated with the at least one cell in which the user equipment is present, determining, by the network policy server, a first set of Wi-Fi hot-spots in the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that the user equipment is authorized to connect to;
sending, by the network policy server to each Wi-Fi hot-spot in the first set of Wi-Fi hot-spots and prior to the user equipment requesting to access any of the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots, an indication that the user equipment is authorized to connect to the Wi-Fi hot-spot including credentials associated with the user equipment, for use by the Wi-Fi hot-spot in granting a connection with the user equipment;
responsive to identifying the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that reside in the coverage area associated with the at least one cell in which the user equipment is present, determining, by the network policy server, a second set of Wi-Fi hot-spots in the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots that the user equipment is not authorized to connect to; and
sending, by the network policy server to each Wi-Fi hot-spot in the second set of Wi-Fi hot-spots and prior to the user equipment requesting to access any of the one or more Wi-Fi hot-spots, an indication that the user equipment is not authorized to connect to the Wi-Fi hot-spot.

US Pat. No. 10,341,866

SECURE COMMUNICATION ARCHITECTURE FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

Bigfoot Biomedical, Inc.,...

1. A computer-implemented method of establishing a secure wireless communication connection between an insulin pump device and a mobile computing device using a remote server system, the method comprising:receiving, at the mobile computing device, a device identifier for at least the insulin pump device, wherein the insulin pump device includes an insulin reservoir to store insulin to be administered to a user, a pump assembly to deliver insulin from the insulin reservoir to the user, and a controller to control operation of the pump assembly according, at least in part, to commands provided to the insulin pump by the mobile computing device;
obtaining, by the mobile computing device, device information for the insulin pump device from the remote server system using the device identifier;
establishing, by the mobile computing device, a secure wireless connection with the insulin pump device using, at least in part, the device identifier;
authenticating, by the mobile computing device, the insulin pump device based on asymmetric key verification using a public key of an asymmetric key pair, the authentication including:
sending a first challenge to the insulin pump device that includes a first value;
determining a first response based on the first value and a shared secret;
receiving the first response from the insulin pump device, wherein the insulin pump device is authenticated based on receipt of the first response;
receiving, by the mobile computing device, a second challenge from the insulin pump device that includes a second value;
determining, by the mobile computing device, a second response based on the second value and the shared secret;
sending, by the mobile computing device, the second response to the insulin pump device; and
securely communicating, by the mobile computing device and in response to authenticating the insulin pump device, information with the insulin pump device.