US Pat. No. 10,457,198

ACCESSORY MOUNTING SYSTEM

Whelen Engineering Compan...

1. A mounting system for securing accessories to a surface, said mounting system comprising:a frame including a base having a peripheral edge, at least one latch moveable between a projected and a retracted position, said latch including an arm originating at a root integral to said frame and a barb at an outer end of said arm, said arm including a boss adjacent said barb and defining a first opening;
an accessory body configured to mate with said frame, said accessory body including at least one hook configured to mate with said latch, said barb projecting through said hook when said latch is in said projected position, said accessory body defining a second opening; and
a fastener extending through said second opening to penetrate said first opening, said fastener holding said latch in the projected position engaging said hook to retain said accessory body to said frame in a fixed position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,183

VEHICLE WITH A DISCONNECTABLE HANDLE

1. A vehicle, comprising:a body defining a passenger compartment and a door opening, the body including a door over the door opening;
a handle; and
at least one connection site for the handle at which the handle is selectively connectable to the vehicle, the at least one connection site including a home connection site on the door, wherein when connected to vehicle at the home connection site, the handle, from a corresponding location thereof on the door, is subject to being operated by a user to allow the door to open.

US Pat. No. 10,457,181

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEAT AND BOLSTER ADJUSTMENT

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

1. An active vehicle bolster system, comprising:a seat;
at least one bolster disposed on one side of the seat;
a detector;
a drive motor coupled to the at least one bolster and the detector, the drive motor operable, upon receiving a first signal from the detector, to cause the at least one bolster to alter position from a first position to a second position, the second position being a position in which a surface of the seat and a surface of the at least one bolster are in a substantially same first plane, the first position being a position in which the surface of the at least one bolster forms a non-zero angle with the first plane,
wherein the seat includes a mat,
wherein the at least one bolster includes a first bolster having a first bolster insert at a first side of the seat, and a second bolster having a second bolster insert at a second side of the seat opposite the first side,
a first cable interlaced through first openings formed through the first bolster insert and first openings formed through the mat;
a second cable interlaced through second openings formed through the second bolster insert and second openings formed through the mat; and
a shaft coupled to the at least one bolster insert and driveable by the drive motor such that in the first position the first and second cables have a level of slack and such that in the second position the first and second cables are pulled tight,
wherein the first openings in the first bolster insert are aligned with one another at an edge of the first bolster insert that is closest to the mat,
wherein the first openings in the mat are aligned with one another at an edge of the mat that is closest to the first bolster insert,
wherein the second openings in the second bolster insert are aligned with one another at an edge of the second bolster insert that is closest to the mat, and
wherein the second openings in the mat are aligned with one another at an edge of the mat that is closest to the second bolster insert.

US Pat. No. 10,457,180

METHOD FOR MONITORING THE PRESSURE IN A DEVICE FOR PNEUMATICALLY ADJUSTING A SEAT IN A TRANSPORTATION MEANS

Conti Temic microelectron...

1. A method for monitoring the pressure in a device for the pneumatic adjustment of a seat in a transportation means, wherein the device comprises a plurality of cushions configured to be filled with air and coupled via respective valves to a common preliminary pressure volume, wherein a pressure sensor is provided for measuring the pressure in the preliminary pressure volume and the preliminary pressure volume is coupled to a compressor for supplying compressed air without a non-return valve being connected therebetween, the method comprising the following steps:a) setting a predefined pressure in the preliminary pressure volume using at least one of the operation of the compressor and air discharge from the preliminary pressure volume via at least one leak, with the valve closed between the respective cushion and the preliminary pressure volume, wherein first, the compressor is operated to set a pressure in the preliminary pressure volume above the predefined pressure, and subsequently, with the compressor switched off, the predefined pressure is set by air discharge via the at least one leak and wherein size of the leak is not able to be controlled, wherein the predefined pressure deviates from a target pressure in the respective cushion by at most at least one of 10% of the target pressure and 50 hPa;
b) after setting of the predefined pressure, opening the valve between the respective cushion and the preliminary pressure volume and measuring the pressure in the preliminary pressure volume via the pressure sensor;
c) if the measured pressure deviates from the target pressure, setting the measured pressure to the target pressure by at least one of the operation of the compressor and air discharge from the preliminary pressure volume via the at least one leak.

US Pat. No. 10,457,179

IMMERSIVE VEHICLE SEATS

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle seat in a vehicle, the vehicle seat comprising one or more haptic elements configured to provide a haptic output perceptible as a tactile sensation at a surface of the vehicle seat, the method comprising:receiving presence information indicative of an occupant occupying the vehicle seat;
receiving a signal indicative of an input to a user interface, the input comprising a user selection associated with a haptic setting associated with the vehicle seat;
determining an event, the determining the event comprising receiving, via one or more sensors associated with the vehicle, object information indicative of a presence of an object in an environment of the vehicle, and determining an object type associated with the object; and
controlling the one or more haptic elements to produce the haptic output based at least in part on the object type.

US Pat. No. 10,457,077

PRINTER

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., ...

1. A printer comprising:a conveying unit conveying a continuous sheet in accordance with an input print instruction;
a plurality of sensors detecting a mark serving as a reference for positioning a print area on the continuous sheet, wherein the plurality of sensors adopt marks different from each other as detection targets;
a printing unit printing on a print area of the continuous sheet;
a storage unit storing priority information about a sensor to be used preferentially among the plurality of sensors; and
a control unit controlling the conveying unit so that the print area is positioned at a print position of the printing unit, on the basis of both the priority information and a detection result indicating whether each of the plurality of sensors has detected the mark or not during conveying of the continuous sheet, wherein the priority information is stored in advance in the storage unit before conveying for detecting the mark is performed,
wherein the priority information specifies at least a sensor whose priority rank is the highest, and
the priority rank is unchanged regardless of the detection result.

US Pat. No. 10,457,059

PRINTING SYSTEM ASSEMBLIES AND TECHNIQUES

Kateeva, Inc., Newark, C...

1. An ink stick assembly for use with a printing tool, the ink stick assembly comprising:printheads;
for each printhead, a driver board;
an electrical interface to detachably provide electrical connection between each of the driver boards and the printing tool;
a pneumatic interface to detachably provide pneumatic connection between the ink stick assembly and the printing tool;
an ink reservoir to supply ink to the printheads;
a pneumatic manifold in fluid communication with the pneumatic interface;
pneumatically-actuated valves, each pneumatically-actuated valve to control a flow of ink in the ink stick assembly; and
for each given one of the pneumatically-actuated valves, a solenoid to control fluidic exchange between the given one of the pneumatically-actuated valves and the pneumatic manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,456,985

FRICTION STIR WELDING OF THERMOPLASTICS

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A method for manufacturing components, the method comprising:joining a first edge of a thermoplastic-containing first component part and a second edge of a thermoplastic-containing second component part to one another without any overlap; and
connecting the first edge and the second edge by friction stir welding, the friction stir welding including rubbing a rotating friction stir welding pin against at least one metal object, wherein the at least one metal object is incorporated into the first and/or the second component part in a form of one or more wires, fragments, balls, a foil and/or a metal sheet,
wherein, prior to joining, the method comprises driving the metal object into the thermoplastic-containing first and/or second component part, and/or applying the metal object in a form of a metal layer to the thermoplastic-containing first and/or second component part.

US Pat. No. 10,456,978

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING RUBBER

BRIDGESTONE AMERICAS TIRE...

1. An apparatus for disposing green rubber, the apparatus comprising:a housing comprising a base and a support structure;
an external source of green rubber;
an inlet for receiving the green rubber from the external source;
a nozzle mounted to the support structure and positioned to receive the green rubber from the inlet via a barrel connecting the inlet to the nozzle;
a ram mounted to the support structure separate and spaced apart from the inlet and barrel and configured to translate linearly along an extrusion axis of the nozzle and toward the inlet to apply a force to the green rubber so as to eject the green rubber from the nozzle;
temperature control elements configured to control temperature of the green rubber in the barrel;
a build surface upon which disposing of the ejected green rubber takes place;
a cutting instrument mounted between the nozzle and the build surface and configured to separate the green rubber from the nozzle;
a first vibration transducer that vibrates the cutting instrument; and
an actuator capable of moving at least one of the nozzle and the build surface.

US Pat. No. 10,456,945

TOOL FOR MANUALLY OPERATING OSCILLATING MOTORIZED TOOL ACCESSORY

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A tool system, comprising:an accessory tool including a working end and a mounting end extending from the working end, the mounting end defining a plurality of openings arranged in a desired configuration;
an oscillating power tool including a first tool holder having a first mounting structure including a first plurality of protrusions arranged in the desired configuration and configured to be received by the plurality of openings to connect the mounting end of the accessory tool to the oscillating power tool; and
a handheld tool assembly including a second tool holder having a second mounting structure including a second plurality of protrusions arranged in the desired configuration and configured to be received by the plurality of openings to connect the mounting end of the accessory tool to the handheld tool assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,456,911

CONVEYANCE METHOD AND CONVEYANCE DEVICE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A conveyance method comprising:conveying and loading a target object held by an end section of a robot to a specified target position, the end section of the robot being able to move in a first direction and a second direction;
acquiring a first target position that is a target position in the first direction, and a second target position that is a target position in the second direction, as the specified target positions;
performing first direction movement control on the robot such that a position of the robot in the first direction matches the first target position;
measuring or predicting a vibration waveform of the end section in the first direction after performing first direction movement control; and
performing second direction movement control to load the target object by controlling the robot such that a position of the end section in the second direction matches the second target position at a specified timing during vibration, based on the measured or predicted vibration waveform of the end section in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,456,880

PROCESSING MACHINE AND PROCESSING MACHINE LINE

FUJI CORPORATION, Chiryu...

1. A processing machine comprising:an operation panel including a rectangular display in which a longitudinal dimension of the display is longer than a lateral dimension of the display,
wherein the operation panel is switchable between a first display state in which only a first screen is displayed on the display and a second display state in which the first screen and a second screen are displayed on the display, a first type of predetermined information related to a machine tool of the first screen and a second type of predetermined information related to the machine tool of the second screen being different from each other,
wherein a switch button is set in order to perform switching between the first display state in which only the first screen is displayed on the display and the second display state in which the first screen and the second screen are displayed on the display,
wherein the operation panel has a first display position in which the longitudinal dimension of the display is horizontal and the lateral dimension is vertical, and a second display position in which the lateral dimension is horizontal and the longitudinal dimension is vertical,
wherein the operation panel is switched between the first display state and the second display state by operating the switch button such that in the first display state, the operation panel is in the first display position, and the in second display state, the operation panel is in the second display position which is rotated 90° with respect to the first display position, and
wherein, in the second display state, the first and second screens are lined up one on top of the other.

US Pat. No. 10,456,808

SELECTIVE DEPOSITION OF METALS, METAL OXIDES, AND DIELECTRICS

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. A method for selectively depositing a dielectric material on a dielectric surface of a substrate relative to a metal surface of the same substrate, the method comprising:at least one deposition cycle comprising alternately and sequentially contacting the substrate with a precursor and a reactant, and
wherein the metal surface is treated to inhibit deposition of the dielectric material thereon prior to the at least one deposition cycle, and
wherein the dielectric material is selectively deposited on the dielectric surface relative to the metal surface with a selectivity of at least 80%.

US Pat. No. 10,456,801

MATERIAL SPRAYER HAVING SLIDING PUMP MOUNTING

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A material sprayer comprising:a frame;
a hopper mounted to the frame;
a reciprocating drive mechanism mounted to the frame;
a pump assembly with a pump fluidly attached to the hopper and attached to the reciprocating drive mechanism, wherein the pump comprises:
a pump axis that is oriented at an angle of 15 to 65 degrees relative to a vertical direction of gravity;
a piston connected to the reciprocating drive mechanism such that the piston is coaxial with the pump axis and is driven by the reciprocating drive mechanism to reciprocate along the pump axis; and
an elbow fluidly connecting the pump to the hopper, wherein the elbow is a bent tube configured to transport a fluid therethrough, the elbow comprising:
a first end fluidly connected to a port of the hopper;
a second end attached to the pump on an end of the pump opposite from the reciprocating drive mechanism; and
a bend portion extending between the first and second ends of the elbow.

US Pat. No. 10,456,792

SINGLE, THIEF-SAMPLING, CALIBRATION AND CONTROL OF SEPARATOR APPARATUS AND METHOD

THOUGHT PRESERUE, LLC

1. A method comprising:providing a tank comprising walls and a floor;
providing a mixture, effectively inseparable by the influence of gravity in a commercially reasonable time;
filling the tank from the floor to a liquid level thereabove with a fixed volume of the mixture to be drained therefrom at a later time, leaving an overlayer thereabove comprising a gaseous composition;
thief-sampling the mixture by extracting a sample as a single volume of the mixture drawn exclusively from proximate a surface representing the liquid level in the tank;
separating the sample into at least three layers;
measuring a light fraction of the sample constituting a light component, a heavy fraction of the sample constituting a heavy component, and a solid fraction of the sample constituting a solid component, based on the contents corresponding to the at least three layers; and
calibrating a BS&W sensor detecting the heavy component in a flow drawn before operation of a centrifuge operably connected between the tank and the BS&W sensor, the flow taken from proximate the liquid level and unseparated, based on the heavy fraction; and
controlling the flow from the tank into the centrifuge, during its operation as a separator, based on a residual amount of the heavy component remaining in the light component downstream from the centrifuge as detected by the BS&W sensor thereat.

US Pat. No. 10,456,524

FIELD UPDATE OF AN AMBULATORY INFUSION PUMP SYSTEM

Tandem Diabetes Care, Inc...

1. A method performed by software executable instructions on a hardware processor for remotely updating software on a control device configured to effect operation of an ambulatory infusion pump, comprising:at a central computing system, obtaining data relating to operation of the ambulatory infusion pump;
by the central computing system, verifying compatibility of the control device with a software update including verifying that a device model of the control device is compatible with the software update;
verifying that a user wishes to proceed with the software update;
receiving, at the central computer system, a password required for execution of the software update; and
verifying, by the central computer system, the received password;
transmitting the software update from the central computing system to the control device;
receiving confirmation at the central computing system that the software update has occurred; and
verifying that a safe condition exists for operation of the ambulatory infusion pump by the control device after the software update.

US Pat. No. 10,456,522

MONITORING DEVICE

Shift Labs, Inc., Seattl...

1. A monitoring device for monitoring fluid passing through a drip tube of a tubing set, comprising:an emitter mounted on the monitoring device;
a detector mounted on the monitoring device;
the emitter being positioned to emit electromagnetic radiation toward the detector;
the detector being positioned relative to the emitter receive to receive the electromagnetic radiation from the emitter and to generate a detector signal in response to electromagnetic radiation received from the emitter;
a tubing set mount positioned on the monitoring device, the tubing set mount being configured to receive a portion of the tubing set such that when the portion of the tubing set is received within the tubing set mount the tubing set is mechanically aligned in a fixed position, wherein the electromagnetic radiation passes centrally through the drip tube from the emitter to the detector.

US Pat. No. 10,456,517

INFUSION SITE FOR IMPROVED MIXING OF FLUIDS

Gambro Lundia AB, Lund (...

1. A method of anticoagulating blood treated during extracorporeal circulation in an extracorporeal circulation blood or plasma treatment device, the extracorporeal circulation blood or plasma treatment device comprising:a filter having a first compartment and a second compartment separated by a semipermeable membrane;
an arterial line in fluid communication with the first compartment of the filter;
a pre-infusion channel for a local anticoagulation substance in fluid communication with the arterial line;
a container of a local anticoagulation substance in fluid communication with the pre-infusion channel;
a venous blood line in fluid communication with the first compartment of the filter, the venous blood line comprising:
a first line portion in fluid communication with an outlet of the filter,
a second line portion in fluid communication with a patient's vascular access,
an infusion site between the first line portion and the second line portion for injecting into the blood line a solution reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance, the infusion site comprising:
a first main channel in fluid communication with the first line portion and having a first passage section,
a second main channel in fluid communication with the second line portion and having a second passage section, and
a turbulence area downstream from and in fluid communication with the first main channel, and upstream from and in fluid communication with the second main channel, the turbulence area comprising a first fluid passage defining a reduction in passage section having a smallest passage section smaller than the first passage section and smaller than the second passage section, and
a secondary channel comprising an inlet for the solution reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance and an outlet in fluid communication with at least one of the first main channel, the turbulence area and the second main channel; and
a container of solution reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance in fluid communication with the secondary channel of the infusion site via a post-infusion line;
the method comprising:
a) flowing blood or plasma through the arterial line,
b) infusing the local anticoagulation substance through the pre-infusion channel into the arterial line,
c) filtering blood through the filter,
d) flowing the filtered blood through the first line portion of the venous blood line,
e) flowing the filtered blood in the turbulence area of the infusion site to cause a turbulence in blood flow,
f) infusing the solution for reestablishing ion balance through the secondary channel of the infusion site, and
g) flowing the filtered blood mixed with the solution for reestablishing blood or plasma ion balance through the second portion of the blood line, wherein step f) is carried out directly before, during or directly after step e).

US Pat. No. 10,456,496

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DISINFECTING SURFACES WITHIN AND AROUND VANITY MIRRORS

SteriLumen, Inc., Tarryt...

1. Disinfecting vanity mirror comprising a substantially enclosed cabinet having top, bottom and lateral ends and rear and front walls when mounted on a vertical surface, said cabinet ends and said walls together forming an interior space defining a vertical direction extending between said top and bottom ends, said front wall comprising a mirror panel movable between an open position to provide access to said interior space and a closed position to substantially enclose said enclosed space; mounting means for mounting said cabinet on a wall; and at least one UV light source within said enclosed space arranged to sanitize air and surfaces within substantially said entire enclosed space when said mirror panel is in said closed position, said mounting means including a hinge at one of said one lateral ends to movably mount said cabinet between a normally closed position substantially juxtaposed against the wall and an open position to provide access to a surface normally covered by said cabinet when in said closed position, said hinge enabling independent movement of said cabinet and said mirror panel relative to said cabinet whereby said normally covered surface can be cleaned and disinfected when said cabinet is moved to said open position.

US Pat. No. 10,456,323

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR FLUID DRIVEN ADULT DEVICES

Obotics Inc., North Gowe...

1. A sexual stimulation device comprising:a fluidic control system comprising at least a pump and a control circuit electrically connected to the pump;
a plurality of fluidic actuators, each fluidic actuator providing a predetermined action as the result of an increase or decrease of pressure within the fluidic actuator; and
a plurality of valves, each valve electrically connected to the control circuit and fluidically coupled to the pump and a predetermined group of the plurality of fluidic actuators and controlling fluid flow at least one of into and from the predetermined group of the plurality of fluidic actuators; wherein
a first predetermined subset of the plurality of fluidic actuators are disposed within an outer portion of the sexual stimulation device comprising a plurality of regions wherein each fluidic actuator of the first predetermined subset of the fluidic actuators is associated with a predetermined region of the plurality of regions; and
a second predetermined subset of the plurality of fluidic actuators are disposed within an inner portion of the sexual stimulation device comprising a plurality of sections wherein each fluidic actuator of the second predetermined subset of the fluidic actuators is associated with a predetermined section of the plurality of sections; wherein
operation of the pump and the plurality of fluidic valves under the action of the control circuit provides for programmable adjustment in at least one of an operating mode of the sexual stimulation device, operating parameters of an operating mode of the sexual stimulation device, an overall dimension or dimensions of the sexual stimulation device, an overall shape of the sexual stimulation device, and a geometric configuration of the sexual stimulation device;
a first fluidic actuator of the plurality of fluidic actuators is formed within a predetermined region of a surface of the outer portion together with a second fluidic actuator of the plurality of fluidic actuators;
at least one of the material properties and dimensions of the outer region around the first fluidic actuator allow the first fluidic actuator to expand away from the surface of the outer region with an increase of fluid pressure within the first fluidic actuator;
at least one of the material properties and dimensions of the outer portion around the second fluidic actuator restrict the second fluidic actuator to expanding generally along the surface of the outer portion; and
when selectively actuated the first fluidic actuator and second fluidic actuator are configured to provide:
in a first predetermined sequence, for pressure to be applied to a predetermined region of an individual's body when in contact with the predetermined region of the outer portion of the device under the action of the first fluidic actuator and for the predetermined region of individual's body to which the pressure is applied to move under the action of the second fluidic actuator before the pressure is removed under a reverse action of the first fluidic actuator and a reverse action of the second fluidic actuator returns the fluidic actuator to its original position allowing the first predetermined sequence to be repeated;
in a second predetermined sequence, for the predetermined region of the outer portion to be initially translated relative to a predetermined region of an individual's body in contact with the outer portion of the device under action of the second fluidic actuator before pressure is applied to the predetermined region of the individual's body in contact with the predetermined region of the outer portion of the device under the action of the first fluidic actuator and the predetermined region of individual's body to which the pressure is applied is changed under a reverse action of the second fluidic actuator and then removed under a reverse action of the first fluidic actuator allowing the second predetermined sequence to be repeated; wherein
the range of motion under the action of the second fluidic actuator can be set to a predetermined value between the minimum extension and the maximum extension.

US Pat. No. 10,456,311

EXCRETA DISPOSAL APPARATUS PROVIDED WITH ROTARY NOZZLE

Curaco, Inc., Seongnam-S...

1. An excreta disposal apparatus provided with a rotary nozzle, the apparatus comprising:a body comprising a seating unit, which has a shape corresponding to a curved shape of genital area and buttocks of a human body and also has a disposal space open toward the genital area and buttocks of the human body so as to take excreta discharged from the human body, a main body unit, which is connected to the seating unit so as to be mounted between legs of the human body and has an accommodation space therein;
a discharge channel, which is provided in the accommodation space and communicates with the disposal space so as to discharge the excreta in the disposal space to the outside; and
a spray unit exposed to the disposal space so as to spray washing water,
wherein the spray unit is provided at a position facing the user's anus while the user's body is seated on the seating unit, and comprises the rotary nozzle which is rotatable in an up-down direction around a central axis extending in a left-right direction to spray the washing water.

US Pat. No. 10,456,266

APPARATUSES FOR DISTAL FIBULA REPLACEMENT, AND RELATED METHODS

Hayward Surgical, L.L.C.,...

1. An apparatus for distal fibula replacement in a patient, the apparatus comprising:an implantable stem component comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion;
wherein the proximal portion is contoured to form an anterior overlap for engaging with a portion of a fibula bone;
wherein the distal portion defines a first channel positioned and contoured to operatively receive a peronaeus brevis tendon, and the distal portion further defines a second channel positioned and contoured to operatively receive a peronaeus longus tendon;
wherein the first channel has an angle from superior posterior to distal anterior in the range of about 35 degrees to about 55 degrees, and the second channel has an angle from superior posterior to distal anterior in the range of about 25 degrees to about 45 degrees; and
wherein the proximal portion defines one or more holes, each of the one or more holes configured to direct a respective connector when extending therethrough so as to affix the proximal portion to the portion of the fibula bone when installed on the patient, and wherein the apparatus further defines one or more apertures, each aperture configured to direct a respective connector when extending therethrough so as to affix the apparatus to a syndesmosis when the apparatus is installed on the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,456,252

TRANSCATHETER GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY SYSTEMS, CATHETER ASSEMBLIES FOR GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY, AND METHODS FOR PERCUTANEOUS GUIDEWIRE DELIVERY ACROSS HEART VALVES

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A catheter assembly for crossing a heart valve with a guidewire, the catheter assembly comprising:a tubular support structure adapted to be located at a target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient, the tubular support structure including
a proximal segment having a proximal opening at a proximal end,
a distal segment having a distal opening at a distal end, and
a plurality of spaced-apart side ports disposed proximal to the distal opening,
wherein the proximal segment and the distal segment together define therethrough a guidewire lumen configured to slidably receive a first guidewire; and
a wire guide slidably disposed within the tubular support structure, the wire guide having a lumen for slidably receiving a second guidewire through a proximal guidewire port disposed within a first portion of the wire guide outside of the human patient and transmitting the second guidewire through a distal guidewire port disposed within a second portion of the wire guide disposed at the target location adjacent to the heart valve of a human patient,
wherein axial movement of the wire guide relative to the tubular support structure aligns the distal guidewire port of the wire guide with one of the plurality of spaced-apart side ports, and
wherein in a subsequent advancement of the second guidewire, the second guidewire exits the aligned side port.

US Pat. No. 10,456,239

ANASTOMOTIC CONNECTOR AND SYSTEM FOR DELIVERY

PHRAXIS INC., St. Paul, ...

1. A vessel anchor for use in an arteriovenous anastomotic connector device comprising:an arteriovenous anastomotic connector device having an elastic tubular main body defining a lumen therewithin and formed from a plurality of struts and connectors, said elastic tubular main body including a distal end and a proximal end;
a plurality of flanges each having first and second flange ends integrally formed with said tubular main body and a third flange tip end, said plurality of flanges movable between a loaded position and an expanded position, wherein in the expanded position the flanges seat said vessel anchor against an inner wall of an artery, and
a plurality of finger-like tines, each having a first tine end integrally formed with said tubular main body adjacent said proximal end and an unattached, second tine end that extends inwardly into the lumen of said main body at an acute angle, wherein said arteriovenous anastomotic connector device connects a fluid blood flow in an artery to a fluid blood flow in a vein.

US Pat. No. 10,456,233

INTRAVASCULAR FILTER CUT FROM SHEET METAL

COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A filter device for implantation into a body vessel, the filter device extending from a proximal end to a distal end and comprising:a hub having a proximal face and a distal face; and
a plurality of struts extending radially from the proximal face of the hub, each strut having a first end connected to the hub and extending radially therefrom to a second end, the second ends of two circumferentially adjacent struts being connected at a tip to form a petal having a gap between the circumferentially adjacent struts, each petal comprising an inner rib extending from the hub through the gap to the tip of the petal.

US Pat. No. 10,456,228

METHOD OF DIAGNOSING OPTICAL INHOMOGENEITY OF A VOLUME SCATTERING OBJECT AND A DENTAL TOOL

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. A dental tool comprising:a substrate comprising a transparent flexible film or metallic foil; and
a coating applied on the substrate, the coating comprising upconversion phosphors.

US Pat. No. 10,456,185

METHODS AND DEVICES TO TREAT NASAL AIRWAYS

AERIN MEDICAL, INC., Sun...

1. A method for treating a nasal airway in a patient, without forming an incision or leaving behind an implant, the method comprising:advancing a treatment element of a nasal airway treatment device through a nostril of the patient to a nasal valve area of the nasal airway, wherein the treatment element comprises:
a balloon; and
at least one radiofrequency electrode coupled with the balloon;
inflating the balloon to contact nasal mucosa of the nasal airway with the balloon and expand the nasal valve area, without forming an incision;
delivering radiofrequency energy with the at least one radiofrequency electrode to an underlying tissue beneath the nasal mucosa in the nasal valve area, to heat the underlying tissue while maintaining the balloon in an inflated configuration;
deflating the balloon; and
removing the nasal airway treatment device from the nasal airway, without leaving any implant behind in the nasal airway,
wherein expanding the nasal valve area and heating the underlying tissue changes a property of the underlying tissue and causes a diameter of the nasal airway in the nasal valve area to remain at least partially expanded after removal of the nasal airway treatment device and healing of the underlying tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,456,170

DEVICE FOR ENRICHING SPERMATOZOA

BluPink GmbH, Stuttgart ...

1. A method of increasing a probability to procreate male or female descendants, comprising partly or completely separating X-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa and Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa using a device adapted for insertion into a vaginal passage or for accommodation of a penis during a coitus, said device comprising a selectively permeable separating wall having pores, wherein a size of the pores of the selectively permeable separating wall is adapted to a size of the Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa, so that the separating wall has an increased permeability for Y-chromosome-bearing spermatozoa.

US Pat. No. 10,456,136

SURGICAL INCISION AND CLOSURE APPARATUS

Zipline Medical, Inc., C...

1. A method of closing a wound or incision, the method comprising:adhering first and second base panels to first and second sides of an incision or wound, respectively, each base panel comprising an upper surface, a tissue adherent lower surface, an outer lateral edge, and an inner lateral edge placed adjacent the incision or wound,
wherein each of the first and second base panels comprise force distribution structures coupled to the upper surface, each force distribution structure comprising an axial spine disposed substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the first or second base panel and at least one lateral support extending laterally from the axial spine and disposed substantially perpendicularly to the longitudinal axis of the first or second base panel, the axial spine and the at least one lateral support being integral with one another, and
wherein the force distribution structures are configured to allow the inner lateral edges of the panels to expand while restraining expansion of the outer lateral edges of the panels;
coupling the first and second base panels together with a plurality of lateral ties; and
applying a tissue glue to the incision or wound between the inner lateral edges of the first and second panels.

US Pat. No. 10,456,096

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING TWO DIGITAL PANORAMIC LAYER IMAGES

DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc., Yo...

1. Method for providing a first and a second digital panoramic layer image, the method comprising;detecting and storing multiple projections of the first and second panoramic layer images with at least one digital detector during at least one partial revolution of a recording unit around an object to be recorded,producing the first and second panoramic layer images from the multiple projections in accordance with a computation rule;
forming a panoramic layer for the first and/or second panoramic layer images; and
minimizing differences between the first and second panoramic layer images by:
varying at least one parameter of the computation rule through repeatedly modifying and correcting a position and/or shape of the panoramic layer of the first and/or second panoramic layer images in order to produce new first and/or second panoramic layer images, until a predetermined termination criteria is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,456,051

PRESSURE SENSOR CALIBRATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. An intravascular sensor assembly, comprising:a flexible elongate member comprising:
a proximal connection portion configured to be positioned outside a patient body and adapted for coupling to a signal processing system via a patient interface module (PIM) communicatively positioned between the flexible elongate member and the signal processing system, and
an intravascular sensor disposed adjacent a distal end of the flexible elongate member and configured to be positioned within the patient body,
wherein the proximal connection portion comprises a cable and a connector at a proximal portion of the cable, the connector comprising a connector housing;
a memory component disposed within the connector housing of the connector and storing one or more calibration coefficients for the intravascular sensor; and
a processor disposed within the connector housing of the connector, the processor configured to:
receive sensor signals from the intravascular sensor;
read the one or more calibration coefficients from the memory component in response to communication by the PIM;
calibrate the sensor signals based on the one or more calibration coefficients such that the sensor signals are calibrated within the flexible elongate member during use of the intravascular sensor assembly; and
output calibrated sensor signals from the connector to the PIM.

US Pat. No. 10,455,938

SLIDE RAIL ASSEMBLY

KING SLIDE WORKS CO., LTD...

1. A slide rail assembly, configured to be mounted to a first post and a second post of a rack, the slide rail assembly comprising:a rail element;
a first bracket mounted to the rail element and configured to be mounted to the first post of the rack;
an extension frame movable relative to the rail element;
a second bracket mounted to the extension frame and configured to be mounted to the second post of the rack;
a blocking element movably connected to the second bracket; and
an elastic element configured to provide an elastic force to hold the blocking element at a first position relative to the second bracket;
wherein when the extension frame is moved along a direction opposite to a direction toward the second post for pushing the blocking element to rotate from the first position to a second position, the second bracket is detachable from the second post;
wherein the second bracket comprises a side plate, an end plate substantially perpendicularly extended from the side plate, and at least one mounting element mounted to the end plate, the blocking element is pivoted to the side plate of the second bracket and comprises a first guiding feature, the extension frame comprises a contact feature, the elastic element is configured to provide the elastic force to drive the contact feature of the extension frame to abut against the first guiding feature of the blocking element, for holding the blocking element at the first position relative to the second bracket;
wherein the blocking element further comprises a second guiding feature and a blocking part, the first guiding feature and the second guiding feature of the blocking element have different angles of inclination, the contact feature of the extension frame is inclined, when the blocking element is driven to rotate in response to a movement of the contact feature of the extension frame when abutting against the second guiding feature, the blocking part of the blocking element is moved from the first position to the second position relative to the mounting element of the second bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,455,819

METHODS FOR CONTROLLING SEX OF OVIPAROUS EMBRYOS USING LIGHT SOURCES

SIGNIFY NORTH AMERICA COR...

1. An incubating device comprising:a body having an interior cavity;
a plurality of trays disposed in the interior cavity and receiving at least one egg for incubation; and
a plurality of lighting elements positioned to emit light reaching substantially an entire outer surface of the at least one egg,
wherein said plurality of lighting elements are configured to emit light for irradiating the at least one egg with a spectrum substantially concentrated within a pre-determined narrow wavelength range selected based on a selected sex-ratio being promoted in at least one embryo of the at least one egg wherein the plurality of lighting elements are disposed on an upper surface and an undersurface of at least one of the plurality of trays.

US Pat. No. 10,455,817

ANIMAL OLFACTORY DETECTION OF DISEASE AS CONTROL FOR HEALTH METRICS COLLECTED BY MEDICAL TOILET

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A method of providing a control for a first health metric collected by a medical toilet for use in diagnosing a disease in a user comprising the steps of:providing a medical toilet, the toilet comprising:
a toilet bowl;
a toilet seat;
a medical device which measures a first health metric, wherein the first health metric is an indicator of the disease in a user;
a scent dispenser, the scent dispenser comprising:
an opening within a side of the toilet;
wherein the opening is defined by a frame, the frame comprising a first side in communication with an environment outside the toilet bowl and a second side in communication with an environment inside the toilet bowl;
wherein the opening connects the environment inside the toilet bowl with the environment outside the toilet bowl; and
wherein the opening defines a conduit to transfer volatile organic compounds from the toilet bowl to the environment outside the toilet;
providing an animal, wherein the animal is trained to:
smell the air being emitted from the scent dispenser;
identify a scent that is associated with the disease; and
perform a defined act when the animal perceives scent associated with the disease; and
depositing one or more types of bodily waste from the user into the medical toilet, wherein the bodily waste emits one or more volatile organic compound;
collecting the first health metric using the medical device of the medical toilet;
placing the animal proximate to the scent dispenser; and
recording the behavior of the animal which comprises either performance or nonperformance of the defined act;
wherein the first health metric measured by the medical device and the scent identified by the animal are indicators of the same disease;
wherein the medical device collects a first health metric by measuring a property of a different physiological function of the disease than the bodily waste that the animal and scent dispenser analyses;
wherein the medical device provides a quantitative assessment of the disease and the animal provides a control by providing a qualitative assessment of the disease.

US Pat. No. 10,455,806

DEVICE AND METHOD OF RESTRICTING ANIMAL LITTER MOVEMENT

Vium Inc., San Mateo, CA...

1. A device for a purpose of restricting movement of animal litter in an animal cage comprising:walls, wherein the walls define three volumetric zones, each zone proximal to a floor in an animal cage:
an equipment zone,
an outside zone, and
a channel zone;
two or more baffles in the channel zone, wherein a height of the baffles is lower than a height of the walls;
one or more mechanical elements adapted to fit against an interior of animal age such that the device is constrained to a predetermined location in the cage;
wherein the channel zone connects the outside zone to the equipment zone free of walls;
wherein the three zones are open on top;
wherein the combination of sides of the animal cage and walls create a barrier around the equipment zone such that the only access, free of walls, between the equipment zone and the outside zone is via the channel zone.

US Pat. No. 10,455,752

AGRICULTURAL WHEEL

RFM AG Pty Ltd, Coolamon...

1. A ground driven agricultural wheel in the form of a press wheel or press harrow, comprisinga helical spring coil having
a first end located at a first end of the coil,
a second end located at a second end of the coil,
the first end being a different end to the second end, and
windings extending between the first end and the second end to form the spring coil,
the windings of the coil being flexible so as to be relatively movable with respect to one another in response to flexing movement of the coil,
the first end and the second end being mounted to a hub assembly,
wherein the first end is mounted to the hub assembly by an articulated link,
the articulated link providing relative movement between the first end and the hub assembly to vary the relative distance between the hub assembly and the first end.
US Pat. No. 10,457,815

CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A curable resin composition, comprising a fluorinated copolymer (A) and a compound (B),wherein the fluorinated copolymer (A) comprises a unit derived from a fluoroolefin, a unit comprising an ethylenic unsaturated group in its side chain and a unit comprising a functional group, wherein the unit comprising a functional group is at least one member selected from the group consisting of a unit comprising a hydroxy group, a unit comprising a carboxy group, and a unit comprising an alkoxysilyl group;
wherein the fluorinated copolymer (A) comprises from 0.3 to 50 mol % of the unit comprising an ethylenic unsaturated group in its side chain; and
wherein the compound (B) comprises at least two (meth)acryloyl groups and at least two isocyanate groups in one molecule.
US Pat. No. 10,456,813

NON-AQUEOUS STRIPPING COMPOSITION AND A METHOD OF STRIPPING AN ORGANIC COATING FROM A SUBSTRATE

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A non-aqueous stripping composition, comprising:A—at least one high-boiling solvent at a concentration from 70% by weight to 95% by weight selected from the group, consisting of alcohols having general chemical formula R—OH, wherein R is a C4-C30 hydrocarbon group, wherein the high-boiling solvent has a boiling point of at least 100° C.;
B—at least one high-boiling co-solvent at a concentration from 2% by weight to 20% by weight selected from the group, consisting of high-boiling glycols, glycol ethers and amine compounds, wherein the high-boiling co-solvent has a boiling point of at least 100° C.; and
C—at least one pH-active agent at a concentration from 0.01% by weight to 5% by weight selected from the group, consisting of acid compounds or selected from the group, consisting of hydroxide compounds.
US Pat. No. 10,457,854

THERMALLY-STABLE, NON-PRECIPITATING, HIGH-DENSITY WELLBORE FLUIDS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a portion of a subterranean formation penetrated by a well comprising:introducing a treatment fluid into the well, wherein the treatment fluid comprises:
(A) a base fluid; and
(B) a water-soluble salt, the salt comprising:
(i) a cation selected from the group consisting of ammonium, phosphonium, quaternary amines, poly-quaternary amines, rare earth elements, and any combination thereof; and
(ii) an anion, wherein the anion is selected from phosphotungstate, silicotungstate, and silicomolybdate.
US Pat. No. 10,456,829

METHOD FOR MODIFYING REFRACTORY MOLDING PARTICLES AND REFRACTORY MOLDING PARTICLES OBTAINED THEREBY AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MOLD

Itochu Ceratech Corporati...

1. A method of modifying refractory particles for forming a casting mold using a furan resin as a binder, whereby a strength of the casting mold is improved, the method comprising the steps of:providing new refractory particles comprising an artificial aggregate which is artificially produced and which has an apparent porosity of not more than 5%; and
subjecting the artificial aggregate to a heat treatment, at a temperature of 400-1500° C. for a heat treatment period of at least 2 hours to 8 hours in a heating atmosphere having an oxygen concentration of not higher than 15%, to provide modified new refractory particles before forming the casting mold from the modified new refractory particles.
US Pat. No. 10,457,611

ARBUSCULAR MYCORRHIZAL SEED AND IN-FURROW COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

VALENT BIOSCIENCES LLC, ...

13. A plant growth composition comprising from about 0.2% to about 20% w/w Mycorrhizae technical powder concentrate from about 66% to about 97% w/w of a polyethylene glycol, and from about 0.5% to about 5% w/w of 1,2-propanediol cyclic carbonate wherein % w/w denotes percent weight by total weight of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,456,442

FGF RECEPTOR LIGANDS FOR TREATING DIABETES AND OBESITY

Albert Einstein College o...

1. A method of treating diabetes or obesity in a subject comprising administering to the subject a peptide consisting of the sequence X1-X2-F-X3-X4-X5-V-X6-X7-Q-X8-X9-X10, wherein F is a phenylalanine, V is a valine, Q is glutamine, X1 is the amino acid P or V, X2 is the amino acid N or D, X3 is the amino acid T, N or R, X4 is the amino acid Q or I, X5 is the amino acid H or Y, X6 is the amino acid R or E, X7 is the amino acid E, D or N, X8 is the amino acid S, G or T, X9 is the amino acid L, A or R, and X10 is the amino acid V, M or A (SEQ ID NO:1) in an amount effective to treat diabetes or obesity in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,457,735

METHODS OF INDUCING T CELL ACTIVATION BY ADMINISTERING AN ANTIBODY COMPRISING CD40 AND 4-1BB (CD137) BINDING DOMAINS

BIONTECH SE, Mainz (DE)

1. A method for inducing T cell activation in a subject, comprising administering to a subject in need of T cell activation an antibody comprising at least two binding domains, wherein a first binding domain binds to a first receptor of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) superfamily and a second binding domain binds to a second receptor of the TNF superfamily, wherein the first receptor and the second receptor are different,the first binding domain binds to CD40 and is selected from a first group consisting of:(a) light and heavy chain complementarity determining regions wherein
the heavy chain complementary determining region 1 (HCDR1) includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2323, the HCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2324 and the HCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2325;
the light chain complementarity determining region 1 (LCDR1) includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2326, the LCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2327 and the LCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2328; and
(b) a heavy chain variable domain (VH) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2321, and a light chain variable domain (VL) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2322; andthe second binding domain binds to 4-1BB (CD137) and is selected from a second group consisting of:(a) light and heavy chain complementarity determining regions wherein
the heavy chain complementary determining region 1 (HCDR1) includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2297, the HCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2298 and the HCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2299, and
the light chain complementarity determining region 1 (LCDR1) includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2300, the LCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2301 and the LCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2302;
(b) a heavy chain variable domain (VH) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2241 and a light chain variable domain (VL) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2242;
(c) light and heavy chain complementarity determining regions wherein
the heavy chain complementarity determining region HCDR1 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2255, the HCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2256 and the HCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2257, and
the light chain complementarity determining region LCDR1 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2258, the LCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2259 and the LCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2260;
(d) a heavy chain variable domain (VH) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2227 and a light chain variable domain (VL) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2228;
(e) light and heavy chain complementarity determining regions wherein
the heavy chain complementarity determining region HCDR1 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2315, the HCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2316 and the HCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2317, and
the light chain complementarity determining region LCDR1 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2318, the LCDR2 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2319 and the LCDR3 includes the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2320; and
(f) a heavy chain variable domain (VH) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2247 and a light chain variable domain (VL) having the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2248.
US Pat. No. 10,460,829

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ENCODING GENETIC VARIATION FOR A POPULATION

SEVEN BRIDGES GENOMICS IN...

1. A method of encoding variation data for a population, comprising using at least one computer hardware processor connected to at least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium to perform:receiving information describing genetic variation of a population of individuals, the information comprising a plurality of variable sites within a reference genome of the population and a plurality of genotypes of a plurality of individuals in the population with respect to those variable sites;
determining a prevalence for each variable site within the population, wherein the prevalence comprises the frequency at which alternative alleles of a given variable site occur in the population;
selecting an encoding strategy for each of the plurality of variable sites based on the determined prevalence of each variable site across the population, wherein if the prevalence for a variable site is less than 10%, less than 5%, less than 1%, or less than 0.1% of the population, the encoding strategy is a compression encoding strategy, and otherwise the encoding strategy is a bit field encoding strategy;
encoding the information according to the encoding strategy selected for each of the plurality of variable sites; and
storing the encoded information in the at least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium.
US Pat. No. 10,457,756

FLUORINATED COMPOUND, CURABLE COMPOSITION AND CURED PRODUCT

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A fluorinated compound represented by the following formula (A):[Z—OCH2CF2CF2CF2OCFHCF2—X—]nQ  (A)
where n is an integer of from 2 to 6, Q is a n-valent organic group, X is —O—, —NH— or —S—, and Z is a group having at least one polymerizable functional group.
US Pat. No. 10,457,791

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SELF-ADHESIVE

TESA SE, Nordersedt (DE)...

1. A method for producing a self-adhesive, comprising:foaming a mass system comprising unexpanded microballoons at a first temperature, thereby forming a foamed mass system;
mixing crosslinker substances into the foamed mass system at a second temperature, which is lower than the first temperature, thereby forming a blended mass system; and
shaping the blended mass system to form a layer, thereby forming a self-adhesive,wherein the crosslinker substances are crosslinker substances for thermal crosslinking of the foamed mass system.

US Pat. No. 10,462,776

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING CONTROL INFORMATION OF A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. A communication method, comprising:receiving, by a terminal, a first message;
deciding, by the terminal using the first message, to monitor an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH) in a first subframe, wherein the first subframe consists of resource elements arranged in frequency and time domain, the first subframe consists of a first region of resource elements and a second region of resource elements, each of the resource elements in the first region precedes each of the resource elements in the second region in time domain, the first region includes a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH), and the second region includes a physical downlink shared channel for data transmission;
determining, by the terminal, a location of a search space for the ePDCCH in the second region at least based on an identifier of the terminal; and
obtaining, by the terminal, the ePDCCH at least based on the location of the search space.

US Pat. No. 10,462,775

METHOD FOR FORMING RESOURCE BLOCK FOR SEARCH REGION IN DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for receiving an Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) from a base station by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving the EPDCCH by monitoring EPDCCH candidates comprising one or more Enhanced Control Channel Elements (ECCEs) in physical resource block (PRB) pairs for the EPDCCH,
wherein a first number of Enhanced Resource Element Groups (EREGs) are defined in each of the PRB pairs,
wherein each of the one or more ECCEs comprises a second number of EREGs,
wherein, if the second number of EREGs are included in same PRB pair, the indexes of the second number of EREGs included in ECCE #n are determined by (n mod NRBECCE)+jNRBECCE,
wherein, if the second number of EREGs are not included in the same PRB pair, the indexes of the second number of EREGs included in the ECCE #n are determined by ?n/NRBSm?+jNRBECCE, and
wherein NRBECCE indicates the number of ECCEs per PRB pair, j=0, 1, . . . , NECCEEREG?1, and NECCEEREG indicates the second number, and NRBSm indicates a number of PRB pairs.

US Pat. No. 10,462,774

DISCONTINUOUS RECEPTION (DRX) SCHEMES FOR MILLIMETER WAVELENGTH (MMW) DUAL CONNECTIVITY

IDAC Holdings, Inc., Wil...

1. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), comprising:a processor, wherein the processor is configured to:
receive, from a network entity, a subset of a millimeter wave beam forming reference signal (MBFRS);
receive, from the network entity, a reporting resource that is based on the received subset of the MBFRS;
send, to the network entity, preferred millimeter wave downlink beam information that is based on the reporting resource;
measure a downlink transmit beam; and
send, to the network entity, the measurement for the downlink transmit beam prior to a millimeter on-duration.

US Pat. No. 10,462,773

BASE STATION, TERMINAL, TRANSMISSION METHOD, AND RECEPTION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:a receiver which, in operation, receives control information on at least one of a plurality of Enhanced Physical Downlink Control Channel (EPDCCH) candidates being repeated in a set of consecutive downlink subframes; and
a transmitter which, in operation, transmits a Physical Uplink Shared Channel (PUSCH) in an uplink subframe whose subframe number is determined according to a subframe number of a last subframe of the set of consecutive downlink subframes.

US Pat. No. 10,462,772

PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNEL, PDCCH, ASSIGNMENT PROCEDURE

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A mobile station for receiving Physical Downlink Control CHannel (PDCCH) assignments in a mobile communication system, the mobile station to be configured with at least two serving cells among a plurality of serving cells, the at least two serving cells having different serving cell indices, the mobile station comprising:at least one processor, and
at least one memory device storing at least one program that, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the mobile station to:
monitor a same set of candidates for PDCCH assignments defining a same search space which is specific to the mobile station and which is determined independently of the indices of the at least two serving cells with which the mobile station is to be configured, and
receive, for the at least two serving cells, the PDCCH assignments from among the monitored same set of candidates using carrier indicator field (CIF) values in the received PDCCH assignments for identifying the at least two serving cells with which the mobile station is to be configured,
wherein the CIF values, included in the received PDCCH assignments, correspond to the respective indices of the at least two serving cells with which the mobile station is to be configured,
wherein the mobile station receives at least one radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message in response to the mobile station being configured with the at least two serving cells among the plurality of serving cells,
wherein the at least one RRC reconfiguration message received by the mobile station includes a same carrier indicator field value (nCI) for independently determining the same search space for the at least two serving cells,
wherein the same search space S(L)k for the at least two serving cells is determined using the same nCI value, applying the formula:
Sk(L)=L{(Yk+m?)mod ?NCCE,k/L?}+i
wherein an aggregation level L is defined as L?{1, 2, 4, 8}, wherein i=0, . . . , L?1, wherein Yk is defined as Yk=(A·Yk-1)mod D, wherein for the search space specific to the mobile station m?=m+M(L)·nCI, where nCI is included in the received RRC reconfiguration message, and
wherein M(L) is the number of the set of candidates of PDCCH assignments to monitor in the given search space, wherein NCEE,k is the total number of CCEs in the control region of subframe k, and wherein Y?1=nRNTI?0, A=39827, D=65537, k=?ns/2?, and ns is the slot number within a radio frame.

US Pat. No. 10,462,771

RECEIVING METHOD AND USER DEVICE IN SMALL-SCALE CELL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a data channel from a cell, the method comprising:monitoring, by a user device, a plurality of candidate control channels within a search space of the cell;
acquiring, by the user device, one (1) downlink control information (DCI) by decoding the plurality of candidate control channels,
wherein the one DCI is used to allocate a set of resource blocks (RBs) for a plurality of subframes,
wherein the one DCI includes an RB assignment field and information on the plurality of subframes in which the data channel is transmitted, and
wherein the set of RBs in the plurality of subframes through which the data channel is transmitted is allocated at once by the one DCI; and
receiving, by the user device from the cell, the data channel through the plurality of subframes allocated using the one DCI.

US Pat. No. 10,462,770

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION, USER EQUIPMENT AND BASE STATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting uplink control information, the method comprising:receiving a physical downlink control channel from a base station, wherein the physical downlink control channel includes indication information used to indicate a physical uplink control channel resource used to transmit uplink control information;
determining, according to the uplink control information, a resource group from semi-statically configured resource groups including a first resource group and a second resource group, wherein when the uplink control information includes periodic channel state information and hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgment information, the determined resource group is the first resource group, and wherein when the uplink control information includes hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgment information and a scheduling request but without periodic channel state information, the determined resource group is the second resource group, wherein a maximum number of information bits supported by physical uplink control channels corresponding to resources comprised in the first resource group is greater than a maximum number of information bits supported by physical uplink control channels corresponding to resources comprised in the second resource group;
determining, according to the indication information, the physical uplink control channel resource in the determined resource group; and
sending the uplink control information to the base station over a physical uplink control channel corresponding to the physical uplink control channel resource.

US Pat. No. 10,462,769

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK DATA IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting and receiving, by a user equipment, uplink (UL) data in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a first UL grant from an eNodeB;
transmitting first UL data to the eNodeB based on the first uplink grant;
receiving an HARQ response of the first uplink data from the eNodeB;
transmitting second uplink data to the eNodeB using retransmission resources allocated for retransmission of the first uplink data; and
transmitting control information indicating whether the second uplink data is retransmission data of the first uplink data or new data generated due to a specific event to the eNodeB through physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resources;
receiving scheduling request (SR) transmission resources for transmitting SR information from the eNodeB,
wherein the control information is transmitted to the eNodeB through the SR transmission resources.

US Pat. No. 10,462,768

RECEPTION APPARATUS, RECEPTION METHOD, TRANSMISSION APPARATUS, AND TRANSMISSION METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A reception apparatus, comprising:a receiver configured to receive a digital broadcast signal via a first communication path using an IP (Internet Protocol) transmission system;
a communication interface configured to access a server via a second communication path different from the first communication path; and
circuitry coupled to the receiver and the communication interface, the circuitry configured to:
receive first signaling information for acquiring broadcast content transmitted by the digital broadcast signal;
acquire second signaling information relating to characteristics of at least one service included in the broadcast content on the basis of the first signaling information, the second signaling information received from the server via the communication interface;
acquire, on the basis of pointer information included in the first signaling information, channel selection information included in the second signaling information transmitted in a second layer, the second layer being a different layer from a first layer in the hierarchy of the protocol of the IP transmission system, the first signaling information being transmitted in the first layer; and
control, on the basis of the second signaling information, operations of respective units that perform channel selection processing, wherein
the pointer information is information for accessing the channel selection information in a particular service in accordance with a channel selection operation, and
the pointer information includes a first identifier assigned to each broadcaster as a unique value, a second identifier assigned to each stream as a unique value, and a third identifier assigned to each service as a unique value.

US Pat. No. 10,462,767

METHOD AND DEVICE IN UE AND BASE STATION USED FOR PAGING

SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICA...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for paging, comprising:monitoring a first signaling in X time intervals; and
receiving a first radio signal;
wherein X is a positive integer; the first signaling is used for determining scheduling information for the first radio signal; the scheduling information comprises at least one of {occupied time-frequency resource, adopted Modulation Coding Scheme (MCS), subcarrier spacing of subcarriers in occupied frequency domain resource}; the first radio signal carries a paging message; the frequency domain resource used for transmitting the first signaling belongs to a first subband; the first subband comprises a positive integer number of consecutive subcarriers in frequency domain; and at least one of {location of the first subband in frequency domain, subcarrier spacing of subcarriers included in the first subband} is used for determining the X time intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,462,766

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PAGING BETWEEN DEVICES PERFORMING DIRECT COMMUNICATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A paging method in a direct communication system, the method comprising:determining, by a user device, a direct connection with a target user device for performing direct communication;
transmitting, by the user device, a dedicated resource request for a page request, a page response, and a page acknowledgement (ACK) to a base station;
after receiving resource information about resources allocated for the page request, the page response, and the page ACK from the base station, determining, by the user device, whether a resource allocated for the page request for the direct connection is a first dedicated resource based on the resource information;
after determining that the resource allocated for the page request is the first dedicated resource, transmitting, by the user device, the page request to the target user device through the first dedicated resource; and
receiving, by the user device, the page response to the page request from the target user device through a second dedicated resource allocated for the page response,
wherein the page request includes resource information about the second dedicated resource and a third dedicated resource for the page ACK which are included in the resource information.

US Pat. No. 10,462,765

ENHANCED PAGING SCHEMES AND CONNECTED-STATE DRX

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment (UE) device, comprising:at least one radio, wherein the at least one radio is configured to perform orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) cellular communication using at least one radio access technology (RAT); and
a processing agent coupled to the at least one radio, and configured to:
determine that the UE device is a link budget limited UE device based on a measurement of received signal strength from a cell of a network;
inform the network that the UE device is link budget limited,
determine the cell supports an enhanced paging scheme for link budget limited UE devices from information received in a system information broadcast message;
determine a UE identifier from a subscriber identity of the UE device,
determine a range identifier, of a plurality of range identifiers, associated with a range of UE identifier values corresponding to the determined UE identifier, wherein the range of UE identifier values associated with the determined range identifier comprises a plurality of consecutive UE identifier values in accordance with the enhanced paging scheme, wherein a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle and the range identifier are used by link budget limited devices to compute a paging frame identifier;
determine one or more radio frames to monitor for paging control messages consistent with the paging frame identifier and based on a modulo operation on the determined range identifier; and
monitor said one or more or radio frames for paging control messages.

US Pat. No. 10,462,764

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IDENTIFYING PSEUDO BASE-STATION, AND TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for identifying a pseudo base-station, being applicable to a terminal, the method comprising:redirecting the terminal to a target cell supporting circuit domain business when a first call request is received in a first serving cell not supporting the circuit domain business;
sending a location area update request to a base-station where the target cell is located, when a plurality of location area identities (LAIs) stored do not comprise a LAI of the target cell, wherein the plurality of LAIs are received from a base-station where the first serving cell is located;
identifying the base-station where the target cell is located as a pseudo base-station, when no message corresponding to the location area update request is received from the base-station where the target cell is located during a first preset time length, and an interval at which the terminal conducts a location area update as indicated by the base-station where the target cell is located is longer than a second preset time length or shorter than a third preset time length, wherein the second preset time length is longer than the third preset time length;
storing frequency point information of the first serving cell and frequency point information of the target cell correspondingly, wherein the frequency point information of the first serving cell and the frequency point information of the target cell stored correspondingly are used to avoid the terminal redirecting to the target cell of which the frequency point information is stored; and
redirecting the terminal to a cell that supporting the circuit domain business other than the target cell of which the frequency point information is stored based on the frequency point information of the first serving cell and the frequency point information of the target cell which are stored correspondingly, when a second call request is received in a second serving cell not supporting the circuit domain business.

US Pat. No. 10,462,763

COORDINATION OF SIMULTANEOUS MULTI-RAT CAMPING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A terminal device accessible via at least first and second type of wireless radio accesses operating with different radio access technologies, comprising:a radio transceiver configured to communicate with a network node in a wireless communication network;
a processing circuit operatively connected to the radio transceiver and configured to:
receive, from the network, an indication regarding a set of camping areas, CAs, including a first set of camping areas associated with a first RAT serving as a priority RAT and a second set of camping areas associated with the second RAT serving as a backup RAT
perform camping in a coverage area defined based on the first and second sets of CAs,
update a geographic location of the terminal device when the terminal device enters a new coverage area different from the coverage area defined by the first set of CAs; and
not update a geographic location of the terminal device when the terminal device leaves a coverage area defined by the second set of coverage areas but remains in a coverage area defined by the first set of CAs.

US Pat. No. 10,462,762

METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING MULTIPLE DEVICES AND DETERMINING LOCATION BASED ON THE SYNCHRONIZED DEVICES

Wiser Systems, Inc., Ral...

1. A method for synchronizing multiple transceivers to a single master clock, the method comprising:receiving a message broadcast from a master device at at least one known device, the broadcasted message including a departure time in master clock time units (TDEPART-MD);
recording a time of arrival at the at least one known device in the at least one known device time units (TARRIVAL-KD);
repeatedly receiving messages including an associated departure time in master clock time units (TDEPART-MD) and recording associated times of arrival at the at least one known device in the at least one known device time units (TARRIVAL-KD) to provide a plurality of departure time, arrival time pairs (TDEPART-MD, TARRIVAL-KD); and
translating a time of any target event from known device time units to master device time units by applying a fit curve to the departure time, arrival time pairs and applying an offset of a known travel time for a radio frequency signal from the master device to the at least one known device in master clock time units (TTRAVEL-MD).

US Pat. No. 10,462,761

METHOD AND SS BLOCK TIME LOCATIONS AND SS BURST SET COMPOSITION FOR NR UNLICENSED SPECTRUM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

13. A method of a base station (BS) for transmitting control signals in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining a subcarrier spacing (SCS) for a set of synchronization signal/physical broadcast channel blocks (SBBs) based on a carrier frequency range;
generating the set of SSBs comprising a plurality of symbols in a time domain using the determined SCS;
determining a transmission window associated with the set of SSBs in the time domain, wherein the set of SSBs is confined in the transmission window;
determining a starting time and a transmission duration for each SSB of the set of SSBs that is confined in the transmission window; and
transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), the set of SSBs at the determined starting time and with the determined transmission duration over downlink channels.

US Pat. No. 10,462,760

METHOD, NODE, AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING CLOCK SYNCHRONIZATION PATH

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for detecting a clock synchronization path between a first node and a second node, comprising:generating, by the first node, a synchronization detection request message comprising an identifier (ID) of the first node;
sending, by the first node, the synchronization detection request message to the second node;
receiving, by the first node, a first synchronization detection response message comprising clock topology information of the second node and the ID of the first node from the second node;
obtaining, by the first node, a first detection result indicating a status of the clock synchronization path according to the first synchronization detection response message;
prompting, by the first node, a network administrator to detect a physical link in which a fault occurs based on the first detection result;
receiving, by the first node, a second synchronization detection response message comprising clock topology information of a third node, the clock topology information of the second node, and the ID of the first node from the third node; and
obtaining, by the first node, a second detection result that indicates a second status of a second clock synchronization path between the first node and the third node and that passes through the second node according to the second synchronization detection response message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,759

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLOCK SYNCHRONIZATION ON A WIRELESS NETWORK

8. A system comprising a master device connected to at least a first slave device on a BLE network,wherein the master device is configured to:
send a scan command to at least the first slave device; and
switch to a broadcast mode and broadcast data, the broadcast data comprising a first time stamp,
and wherein at least the first slave device is configured to:
scan the broadcasting data and reset the clock of the first slave device using the first time stamp.

US Pat. No. 10,462,758

TIMING ALIGNMENT PROCEDURES FOR DUAL PUCCH

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving at least one configuration message from a base station;
identifying a set of timing adjustment groups (TAGs) based at least in part on the at least one configuration message;
identifying a set of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) cell groups based at least in part on the at least one configuration message, the set of PUCCH cell groups comprising a first PUCCH cell group and a second PUCCH cell group, at least a first serving cell of the first PUCCH cell group supporting PUCCH transmissions for serving cells of the first PUCCH cell group, and at least a second serving cell of the second PUCCH cell group supporting PUCCH transmissions for serving cells of the second PUCCH cell group;
identifying, based at least in part on the at least one configuration message, an association between a first TAG of the set of TAGs and the first PUCCH cell group and an association between a second TAG of the set of TAGs and the second PUCCH cell group; and
determining a timing alignment procedure for at least one of the first or second PUCCH cell groups based at least in part on the corresponding identified association.

US Pat. No. 10,462,757

AUTOMATIC GAIN CONTROL BASED ON SIGNAL SPECTRUM SENSING

1. A method for automatic gain control based on signal spectrum sensing and reconstruction at a receiver, said method comprising:receiving an input signal through a plurality of analog front end chains and a plurality of digital front end chains;
estimating an energy of a plurality of signal components of said input signal in a frequency domain, wherein said estimation of said energy comprises detecting (i) said plurality of signal components of said input signal of which some signal components comprise interference and (ii) frequency locations of said signal components comprises said interference in said input signal at a plurality of frequency bins using at least one of (a) power level estimation algorithm, (b) a fast fourier transform or (c) a Goertzel algorithm;
removing ambiguity of frequency of said plurality of signal components of said input signal;
reconstructing a signal power profile of said input signal at a plurality of frequency locations with knowledge of a filtering response of a signal processing chain, wherein said signal processing chain comprises said plurality of analog front end chains and said plurality of digital front end chains; and
selecting an optimum set of gain values based on said reconstructed signal power profile and knowledge of non-linearity of a circuit to control a gain of said input signal, wherein said non-linearity of said circuit is modeled as higher order terms of said input signal that cause energy of said input signal to be generated.

US Pat. No. 10,462,756

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER OF TERMINAL IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for transmitting data by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, first control information in a first time point, wherein the first control information instructs the terminal to transmit a first uplink data in a fourth time point;
receiving, from the base station, second control information in a second time point after the first time point, wherein the second control information instructs the terminal to the terminal to transmit a second uplink data in a third time point before the fourth time point;
transmitting, to the base station, the second uplink data in the third time point based on the second control information; and
determining a transmission power of the first uplink data corresponding to the first control information based on a transmission power of the second uplink data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,755

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR POWER HEADROOM REPORTING IN NEW RADIO

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:determining one or more power parameters that contribute to a transmit power level for a sounding reference signal (SRS), wherein the one or more power parameters are configured differently for different types of SRS transmissions, wherein the different types of SRS transmissions include a first type of SRS transmission and a second type of SRS transmission, and wherein a power parameter, of the one or more power parameters, is configured to be a first value for the first type of SRS transmission and is configured to be a second value for the second type of SRS transmission;
determining the transmit power level for the SRS based at least in part on the one or more power parameters; and
transmitting the SRS using the transmit power level.

US Pat. No. 10,462,753

COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication device, comprising:circuitry configured to select other communication devices capable of setting transmission power such that reception power falls within a predetermined range, from a plurality of other communication devices that perform multiplexing communication; and
a communication interface configured to transmit a transmission power setting request indicating the transmission power to each of the other communication devices selected by the circuitry, wherein
the circuitry is configured to generate a frame related to the transmission power setting request, and
the communication interface transmits the frame generated by the circuitry, wherein
the communication interface receives transmission power information indicating a transmission power range that is settable by each of the plurality of other communication devices, and
the circuitry performs the selection such that the transmission power indicated by the transmission power setting request generated on the basis of channel information in communication with the plurality of other communication devices falls within the transmission power range indicated by the transmission power information received by the communication interface.

US Pat. No. 10,462,752

TRANSMITTING CONTENT USING GUARD BAND FREQUENCIES AT REDUCED POWER

1. A method, comprising:selecting, by a network device comprising a processor, a first frequency to use for communication with a user equipment, wherein the first frequency is within a guard band spectrum adjacent a frequency spectrum of a frequency division duplex dedicated channel or carrier or a time division duplex dedicated channel or carrier;
determining, by the network device, a transmission power level associated with the first frequency based on a determination criterion, wherein the determining the transmission power level comprises determining the transmission power level based on a difference of the first frequency relative to a second frequency in the frequency spectrum of a transmitting device; and
communicating, by the network device, information to the user equipment at the first frequency and at the transmission power level.

US Pat. No. 10,462,751

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COORDINATING RESOURCES BETWEEN DIFFERENT TYPES OF COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for use in a terminal device for coordinating resources between two different types of communications, comprising:receiving resource allocation information indicating an allocation of resource units for the two different types of communications;
determining, based on the resource allocation information, whether a collision will occur between the two different types of communications on a specific resource unit, wherein the two different types of communications comprises device to device communications and cellular communications;
in response to determining that a collision will occur between the two different types of communications on the specific resource unit, adjusting one of the two different types of communications on the specific resource unit to avoid the collision, wherein adjusting of the one of the two different types of communications on the specific resource unit comprises reducing transmission power of the one of the two different types of communications to minimize interference to the other of the two different types of communications; and
resuming the adjusted one of the two different types of communications on a next non-colliding resource unit allocated for the adjusted one of the two different types of communications at a normal transmission power level,
wherein the resource allocation information comprises information regarding a pre-set uplink-downlink configuration and one or more resource units allocated for the device to device communications and further comprises information regarding a subset of the one or more resource units allocated for the device to device communications and cellular transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,462,750

SENSOR SYSTEMS FOR ABSORBENT ARTICLES COMPRISING SENSOR GATES

1. A sensor system for detecting a property of or within an absorbent article, comprising:an absorbent article comprising a front region, a back region, and a crotch region, a transverse axis and a longitudinal axis; the absorbent article further comprising an elongate housing comprising a first sensor and a second sensor;
a first transmitter;
wherein the elongate housing is disposed such that each of the first and second sensors are disposed forward of the transverse axis of the absorbent article;
wherein no sensor of the sensor system and no portion of the housing is disposed rearward of the transverse axis;
wherein at least one of the first and second sensors overlaps with the longitudinal axis;
wherein the elongate housing is disposed along a longitudinal axis of the absorbent article, and wherein the elongate carrier layer is disposed on a garment-facing, exterior surface of the absorbent article, and wherein the elongate housing comprises at least one of hooks and loops;
wherein the first sensor has a first status and is capable of changing to a second status;
wherein the second sensor has a third status and is capable of changing to a fourth status;
wherein at least one of the first and second sensors are capable of sensing a color change through the garment-facing, exterior surface of the absorbent article;
wherein the first transmitter is capable of transmitting a signal when a change in status of the first sensor from the first status to the second status has occurred;
wherein the first transmitter is capable of transmitting a signal when a change in status of the second sensor from the third status to the fourth status has occurred;
wherein the first transmitter is capable of operating at a first power level during an assessment operation and a second power level, higher than the first power level, during a transmission operation.

US Pat. No. 10,462,749

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK POWER IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for operating a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:determining whether a second uplink (UL) transmission to a second eNodeB (eNB) cannot occur in a second subframe, wherein the second subframe overlaps with a first subframe in time;
when it is determined that the second UL transmission to the second eNB cannot occur in the second subframe, determining a transmission power for a first UL transmission to a first eNB in the first subframe within a power which is used in subframes where only the first UL transmission to the first eNB can occur;
when it is determined that the second UL transmission to the second eNB can occur in the second subframe, determining the transmission power for the first UL transmission to the first eNB in the first subframe within a power which is used in subframes where both the first UL transmission to the first eNB and the second UL transmission to the second eNB can occur; and
performing the first UL transmission to the first eNB in the first subframe based on the transmission power,
wherein the UE is connected to both the first eNB and the second eNB in dual connectivity.

US Pat. No. 10,462,748

ENERGY SAVINGS MODE FOR SILENT HAPTICS

IMMERSION CORPORATION, S...

1. A method of generating haptic effects, the method comprising:executing, by a processor, a haptic track for a haptically-enabled device configured to generate a haptic effect;
determining a presence of a first zero-force interval and a second zero-force interval within the haptic track;
determining a first duration of the first zero-force interval and a second duration of the second zero-force interval;
determining if the first duration of the first zero-force interval and the second duration of the second zero-force interval exceeds a pre-determined threshold;
entering, based on the determination that the first duration of the first zero-force interval exceeds the pre-determined threshold, at a start of the first zero-force interval, a first energy savings mode, wherein entering the energy savings mode comprises shutting down a haptic interface logic system that controls an actuator system of the haptically-enabled device including a haptic actuator configured to generate the haptic effect;
terminating the first energy savings mode at a conclusion of the first zero force interval when no haptics call is received during the first duration of the first zero-force interval;
entering, based on the determination that the second duration of the second zero-force interval exceeds the pre-determined threshold, at a start of the second zero-force interval, a second energy savings mode,
terminating the second energy savings mode before the conclusion of the second zero force interval upon receipt of a haptics call; determining a duration of the second energy savings mode upon the premature termination of the second energy savings mode; and
synchronizing the haptic track with a time of the premature termination of the second energy savings mode based on the duration of the second energy savings mode.

US Pat. No. 10,462,747

RADIO-FREQUENCY MODULE AND WIRELESS DEVICE

Realtek Semiconductor Cor...

1. A wireless device, operating within a wireless system, the wireless device comprising:a radio-frequency (RF) module and a modem module, configured to operate in a first operation mode or in a second operation mode; and
a control unit, coupled to the RF module and the modem module, configured to generate a control signal to indicate the RF module and the modem module to operate in the first operation mode or to operate in the second operation mode;
wherein a first set of signal formats corresponding to the first operation mode is a superset of a second set of signal formats corresponding to the second operation mode, and a first power consumption corresponding to the first operation mode is higher than a second power consumption corresponding to the second operation mode;
wherein the RF module comprises:
a first front-end circuit, configured to generate and process the RF signals in the first set of signal formats, comprising:
a first mixer;
a first power amplifier (PA), coupled to the first mixer;
a first low noise amplifier (LNA); and
a second mixer, coupled to the first LNA, wherein the first mixer and the first PA are configured to generate the RF signals in the first set of signal formats, and the first LNA and the second mixer are configured to receive and process the RF signals in the first set of signal formats; and
a second front-end circuit, configured to generate and process the RF signals in the second set of signal formats.

US Pat. No. 10,462,746

SETTING INFORMATION CONFIGURATION METHOD, TERMINAL, AND SERVER

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A setting information configuration method, implemented by a terminal, the setting information configuration method comprising:obtaining, by the terminal, an analysis result, wherein the analysis result is obtained after local setting information of the terminal is analyzed according to an improper setting information set, wherein the analysis result comprises at least improper setting information input by a user and a setting suggestion, wherein the improper setting information causes greater power consumption to the terminal, and wherein the setting suggestion comprises lowering a screen luminance value when the improper setting information comprises that the screen luminance value is greater than a first preset threshold;
displaying, by the terminal, the improper setting information and the setting suggestion;
receiving, by the terminal, a setting instruction from the user according to the displayed improper setting information and the setting suggestion; and
configuring, by the terminal, the local setting information according to the setting instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,462,745

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR EXTENDING BATTERY LIFE BY MONITORING DEVICE ACTIVITY

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a processor, that a mobile device has been in an inactive state for a first period of time based on one or more signals indicating that the mobile device has not physically moved faster than a threshold velocity or further than a threshold distance within a local environment over the first period of time;
causing, by the processor and during the inactive state, a mobile application of the mobile device to enter a first idle state for a second period of time in response to the determining;
responsive to expiration of the second period of time, causing, by the processor and during the inactive state, the mobile application of the mobile device to exit the first idle state and enter a maintenance state for a third period of time;
responsive to expiration of the third period of time, causing, by the processor and during the inactive state, the mobile application of the mobile device to exit the maintenance state and enter a second idle state for a fourth period of time; and
responsive to determining, by the processor, that the mobile device is no longer in the inactive state during the fourth period of time, causing, by the processor, the mobile application of the mobile device to exit the second idle state.

US Pat. No. 10,462,744

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR REUSE OF A WIRELESS MEDIUM DURING WAKE-UP OF A WIRELESS DEVICE

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a first station, the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry coupled to the memory, the memory configured to store instructions for the processing circuitry, the processing circuitry configured to:encode a wake-up signal for transmission to a second station;
determine a waiting period for the wake-up signal, wherein the processing circuitry is configured to decode an acknowledgment of the wake-up signal from the second station during the waiting period;
encode a packet for transmission to a third station during the waiting period;
determine whether to retransmit the wake-up signal to the second station based on at least one of:
whether a number of timeout events for wake-up signals transmitted to the second station exceeds a maximum timeouts threshold,
whether a number of wake-up signals transmitted to the second station exceeds a maximum wake-up signal threshold, or
whether a maximum predetermined elapsed time since a first wake-up signal was transmitted to the second station is exceeded;
perform a back-off procedure in response to a determination to retransmit the wake-up signal; and
retransmit the wake-up signal in response to a completion of the back-off procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,462,743

MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE RECEIVER

INTEL IP CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A mobile communications device comprising:a receiver configured to receive a signal comprising voice data composed of a plurality of voice time intervals, wherein the received signal further comprises signaling data composed of a plurality of signaling time intervals;
a detector circuit configured to detect silence within the voice data, wherein the detector circuit is further configured to detect an absence of at least one signaling symbol within the signaling data;
a controller circuit configured to deactivate the receiver during at least one voice time interval of the plurality of voice time intervals based on the detected silence, wherein the controller circuit is configured to deactivate the receiver during at least one signaling time interval of the plurality of signaling time intervals based on the detected absence of signaling symbols;
a symbol estimator configured to indicate at least one symbol known to correspond to the plurality of configuration symbols or the plurality of signaling symbols, indicate a voice data from the plurality of voice symbols, and indicate a signaling data from the plurality of signaling symbols;
an interference plus noise power estimator configured to determine a noise power estimation: and
a comparator configured to compare at least one symbol known to correspond to the plurality of configuration symbols or the plurality of signaling symbols, the voice data indication, and the signaling data indication, wherein when the voice data indication converges with the noise power estimation, the voice data indication converging with the noise power estimation corresponds to the detected silence within the voice data, and wherein when the signaling data indication converges with the noise power estimation, the signaling data indication converging with the noise power estimation corresponds to the detected absence of signaling symbols within the signaling data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,742

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR POWER CONSUMPTION REDUCTION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsinchu (...

15. A method, comprising:monitoring, by a processor of an apparatus, control information in a first sub-frequency band of a radio carrier; and
determining, by the processor, whether to adjust a radio frequency (RF) transceiver of the apparatus according to the control information,
wherein the RF transceiver is turned on solely for receiving bandwidth of the first sub-frequency band of the radio carrier in a power saving mode.

US Pat. No. 10,462,741

COMMUNICATION METHOD CARRIED OUT BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND TERMINAL UTILIZING THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing a proxy procedure in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a second user equipment (UE) and comprising:performing the proxy procedure for a handover of a first UE,
wherein, in the proxy procedure, the second UE transmits a measurement result message to a source cell,
wherein, in the proxy procedure, the second UE transmits, to the source cell, information informing that the second UE performs the proxy procedure for the handover of the first UE as a proxy for the first UE, and
wherein the information includes a configuration for the first UE that the first UE is going to be used in a target cell and a configuration for the second UE that the second UE is going to be used in the target cell.

US Pat. No. 10,462,740

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR WAKING UP A RADIO COMMUNICATIONS MODULE OF A DEVICE

FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, I...

1. A method for waking up one of a plurality of 802.11-compliant radio communications modules (RCMs) of a first station, the method comprising:receiving, by the first station, a wake-up configuration from a second station;
placing, by the first station, the plurality of 802.11-compliant RCMs of the first station into a sleeping mode;
receiving, by the first station, a wake-up signal from the second station on an auxiliary low-power radio receiver of the first station, the auxiliary low-power radio receiver being common to each RCM of the plurality of 802.11-compliant RCMs;
determining, by the first station, a first RCM of the plurality of 802.11-compliant RCMs to wake up in accordance with the wake-up configuration;
waking up, by the first station, the first RCM from the sleeping mode to communicate with the second station;
transmitting, by the first station, an RCM wake up indicator to the second station;
detecting, by the first station, a time-out prior to receiving a response from the second station on the first RCM;
determining, by the first station, a third RCM of the plurality of 802.11-compliant RCMs of the first station to wake up;
waking up, by the first station, the third RCM; and
communicating, by the first station with the second station using the third RCM, after waking up the third RCM.

US Pat. No. 10,462,739

TRANSMISSIONS OF PHYSICAL DOWNLINK CONTROL CHANNELS IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) for controlling a signal, the UE comprising:a receiver configured to receive:
configuration information for enabling or disabling a signal transmission; and
a first physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) conveying a first downlink control information (DCI) format;
a decoder configured to decode the first DCI format;
a controller configured to determine whether the first DCI format is correctly decoded; and
a transmitter configured to transmit the signal or to suspend transmission of the signal according to the configuration information when the first DCI format is not correctly decoded.

US Pat. No. 10,462,738

BASE STATION DEVICE WITH REDUCED POWER CONSUMPTION AND METHOD THEREOF

MOTOROLA SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A base station device with reduced power consumption, the base station device comprising:a transmitter configured to implement time-division multiple access (TDMA), the transmitter transmitting payload signals in a TDMA frame including a first timeslot and a second timeslot, wherein one of the first timeslot and the second timeslot is designated as an active timeslot and the other of the first timeslot and the second timeslot is designated as an idle timeslot;
an electronic processor coupled to the transmitter and configured to control transmission of calls through the transmitter, the electronic processor configured to:
determine whether a current active transmission of the base station device is a voice transmission or a data transmission,
in response to determining that the current active transmission is the voice transmission:
transmit, via the transmitter, voice payload in the active timeslot of the TDMA frame;
transmit, via the transmitter, control data between the active timeslot and the idle timeslot of the TDMA frame;
de-key the transmitter during a first portion of the idle timeslot;
re-key the transmitter during a second portion of the idle timeslot; and
de-key the transmitter during a third portion of the idle timeslot,
in response to determining that the current active transmission is the data transmission:
transmit, via the transmitter, data payload in the active timeslot of the TDMA frame;
transmit, via the transmitter, control data between the active timeslot and the idle timeslot of the TDMA frame; and
de-key the transmitter for the idle timeslot of the TDMA frame.

US Pat. No. 10,462,737

METHODS AND SYSTEMS RELATING TO ULTRA WIDEBAND TRANSCEIVERS

Transfert Plus, Societe e...

1. A transceiver circuit comprising:a radio frequency (RF) signal generator circuit for transmitting data, the RF signal generator circuit receiving a first data signal to be transmitted and a clock signal characterized by a clock frequency and generating a first wireless signal which is coupled to a first RF antenna;
a RF receiver circuit for receiving data, the RF receiver circuit employing energy detection to detect a second wireless signal received by a second antenna and extract a second data signal;
a first control circuit for controlling the generation of the transmitted data such that each bit being transmitted is comprised of a plurality N pulses generated by the RF signal generator circuit wherein each pulse of the N pulses is at a predetermined frequency of a plurality M frequencies, has a predetermined amplitude, and has a predetermined pulse length, where M and N are integers, and where N?2 and M?2; wherein
a first power management circuit for selective powering down and powering up predetermined portions of the RF signal generator circuit; and
a second power management circuit for selective powering down and powering up predetermined portions of the RF receiver circuit; and wherein
the RF signal generator circuit employs biphasic phase scrambling of sequential pulses such that each pulse has either a first phase or a second phase and the biphasic phase scrambling is pseudo-random;
in a first configuration:
the RF signal generator circuit incorporates a dual output amplifier wherein a first output of the dual output amplifier has the first phase and a second output of the dual output amplifier has the second phase;
the dual outputs of the dual output amplifier are coupled to a switch; and
the switch selectively selects either the first output of the dual output amplifier with the first phase or the second output of the dual output amplifier with the second phase in dependence upon a pseudo-random control signal coupled to the switch; and
in a second configuration:
the biphasic phase scrambling is implemented by affecting a startup condition of a digitally controlled ring oscillator within the RF signal generator circuit such that it starts up with either an output having the first phase or an output with the second phase; and
the digitally controlled ring oscillator is affected by a pseudo-random control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,736

COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, INFRASTRUCTURE EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL AND METHOD

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communications terminal, comprising:a transmitter configured to transmit signals via a wireless access interface to an infrastructure equipment for forming a mobile communications network;
a receiver configured to receive signals from the infrastructure equipment via the wireless access interface; and
a controller configured, in combination with the transmitter and the receiver, to
receive selection information that represents a rule for selecting a wireless communications network, of a plurality of wireless communication networks, in which to transmit or receive data;
determine one or more measurements of wireless access interfaces of the plurality of wireless communications networks to determine which wireless communications network the communications terminal should select to transmit or receive the data; and
select a first wireless communications network, of the plurality of wireless communications networks, in accordance with the selection information and the one or more measurements, wherein
when the receiver receives adapted selection information providing an adapted rule for selecting a wireless communications network, the controller is configured to
determine one or more adapted measurements of the wireless access interfaces in accordance with the adapted selection information; and
select a second wireless communications network, of the plurality of wireless communications networks, which satisfies the adapted rule in accordance with the adapted-determined measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,462,735

METHOD, TERMINAL AND COMPUTER STORAGE MEDIUM FOR REALIZING NETWORK ACCESS IN NON-LOCAL NETWORK

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for implementing network access, which is applied to a terminal, the method comprising:when detecting that the terminal is located in a non-local network, acquiring a network identifier corresponding to the non-local network, wherein the non-local network is different from a network to which a Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) card of the terminal belongs;
establishing a data connection with a network server according to the network identifier, and acquiring authentication information of a virtual SIM card for accessing the non-local network; and
accessing the non-local network by using the authentication information of the virtual SIM card;
wherein the establishing a data connection with a network server according to the network identifier, and acquiring authentication information of a virtual SIM card for accessing the non-local network comprises:
acquiring a network access parameter corresponding to the network identifier of the non-local network based on a corresponding relationship between the network identifier and the network access parameter;
establishing the data connection by using the network access parameter, and acquiring, from the network server, a routing address for accessing a database server; and
accessing the database server by using the routing address, and acquiring the authentication information of the virtual SIM card for accessing the non-local network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,734

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM WITH CARRIER NETWORK SWITCHING CONTROL

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method by a wireless mobile device that supports a plurality of subscriber identification module (SIM) profiles where a first SIM profile is used to communicate with a first wireless network and a second SIM profile is used to communicate with a second wireless network, the method comprising:in response to a detected network condition change event while the wireless mobile device communicates with the first wireless network, dynamically obtaining, by the wireless mobile device, from a server in communication with the wireless mobile device, configuration information for enabling a plurality of different network switching decision modules on the wireless mobile device, wherein each network switching decision module of the plurality of different network switching decision modules on the wireless mobile device individually determines whether the wireless mobile device should switch from the first wireless network to another wireless network;
for each network switching decision module of the plurality of different network switching decision modules that are enabled by the obtained configuration information:
selectively invoking, by the wireless mobile device, the respective network switching decision module to execute a respective network switching decision algorithm that is different than the respective network switching decision algorithms executed by the other invoked network switching decision modules; and
obtaining, by the wireless mobile device, from the respective network switching decision module, respective network switching decision data generated by executing the respective network switching decision algorithm, the respective network switching decision data indicating whether the wireless mobile device should switch from the first wireless network to another wireless network;
switching, by the wireless mobile device, from the first wireless network to the second wireless network using the second SIM profile based on the network switching decision data obtained from the plurality of different invoked network switching decision modules; and
communicating, by the wireless mobile device, on the second wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,733

STORING WI-FI AND CELLULAR TOWER DATABASE TO ASSIST CELLULAR NETWORK SYSTEM SELECTION

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of selecting a cellular network, the method comprising:storing a location database in a memory of a user equipment, the location database providing location data for one or more locations each identified by a unique identifier;
determining a last time Toff a radio of the user equipment was powered off;
powering up the radio of the user equipment at a time Ton; and
if the time lapsed between Ton and Toff is greater than a threshold, performing the steps of:
detecting a Wi-Fi signal;
obtaining a MAC address from the Wi-Fi signal;
in response to obtaining the MAC address, determining a current location of the user equipment by looking up the MAC address as the identifier in the location database, wherein the location database comprises Wi-Fi Access Point MAC addresses and corresponding cellular tower identification information including a Mobile Country Code (MCC);
reordering cellular network frequency bands based on the current location of the user equipment to define a band priority, wherein the reordering step comprises modifying the priority order of a Public Land Mobile Network (PLMN) list or a registered PLMN (RPLMN) list in dependence on the location of the user equipment; and
selecting the cellular network frequency band based on the band priority.

US Pat. No. 10,462,732

BEAMFORMING

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A device attachable to a wireless network via a radio interface, comprising:an antenna array configured to execute transmission on a plurality of beamformed directions, and
at least one processor configured to determine, based on at least one spatial information of the device, antenna weights of the plurality of beamformed directions,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to control the antenna array, based on the antenna weights, to sequentially execute transmission on the plurality of beamformed directions and to prioritize transmission on a first beamformed direction of the plurality of beamformed directions over transmission on a second beamformed direction of the plurality of beamformed directions,
wherein the at least one processor is configured to control the antenna array to prioritize transmission on the first beamformed direction over transmission on the second beamformed direction by at least one of setting a temporal sequence of transmission on the plurality of beamformed directions and setting a frequency of occurrence of transmission on each one of the plurality of beamformed directions.

US Pat. No. 10,462,731

SYSTEM INFORMATION BLOCK TRANSMISSION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving synchronization information from a base station over a first frequency range;
identifying a second frequency range based at least in part on an offset of the second frequency range from the first frequency range used for the synchronization information;
receiving control information from the base station within the second frequency range;
receiving a reference signal within the second frequency range; and
decoding the control information based at least in part on the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,730

EXTENDED SYSTEM INFORMATION DISTRIBUTION MECHANISMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method implemented by a network node in a wireless communication network of transmitting system information to a plurality of wireless terminals, the method comprising:transmitting a first group of system information blocks (SIBs) via a first physical channel, the first physical channel configured to be read by a first group of wireless terminals and also by a different, second group of wireless terminals;
transmitting a second group of additional SIBs via a different, second physical channel, the second physical channel configured to be read by only one of the first and second group of wireless terminals;
wherein:
the first physical channel is a Primary Common Control Physical Channel (P CCPCH);
the second physical channel is one of a Secondary Common Control Physical Channel (S-CCPCH) and a High Speed Physical Downlink Shared Channel (HS PDSCH); and
transmitting the second group of additional SIBs via the second physical channel comprises:
transmitting, via the second physical channel according to a first repetition period, one or more first SIBs that only include static system information; and
transmitting, via the second physical channel according to a different, second repetition period, one or more second SIBs that only include dynamic system information.

US Pat. No. 10,462,729

ROAMING MANAGEMENT

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of operating an interconnect server for a roaming network, the roaming network having a plurality of cellular networks and a plurality of hotspot networks formed of wireless access points, the interconnect server being connectable to a routing server within each of the plurality of cellular networks and to a routing server within each of the plurality of hotspot networks, wherein the plurality of hotspot networks are operable to allow subscriber devices of the plurality of cellular networks to connect to a wireless access point forming part of the hotspot network and access the subscriber cellular network of the subscriber devices, comprising:receiving from at least one routing server of the plurality of cellular networks an access list specifying access permissions identifying at least one hotspot network which can be used by subscribers for data roaming;
storing the access list received from at least one cellular network;
processing the access list to generate, for each hotspot network, a routable roaming list identifying cellular networks that can be reached via the interconnect server; and
sending the generated routable roaming lists to the respective hotspot network,
wherein the generated routable roaming lists are for configuring the hotspot network to route traffic of subscriber devices of the cellular networks in accordance with the access permissions received from the at least one plurality of cellular networks.

US Pat. No. 10,462,728

ACCESS CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD, AND ACCESS APPARATUS AND METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An access control apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a memory, coupled to the processor and configured to store computer executable program code comprising an instruction, and when the processor executes the instruction, the instruction enables the apparatus to perform the following operations:
receiving a first preamble sequence from a leader terminal in a terminal group, wherein the terminal group comprises the leader terminal and at least one member terminal, and the leader terminal is a terminal, selected from the terminals in the terminal group, contending for an access resource for the terminal group,
determining the terminal group as an acquired-terminal group according to the first preamble sequence,
sending a first acquisition indicator to terminals in the acquired-terminal group, wherein the first acquisition indicator indicates the terminals in the acquired-terminal group are allowed to further contend for the access resource,
receiving a second preamble sequence from a first terminal, wherein the first terminal is any one of the terminals in the acquired-terminal group,
determining the first terminal as an acquired terminal according to the second preamble sequence, and
sending a second acquisition indicator to the acquired terminal, wherein the second acquisition indicator indicates the acquired terminal obtains the access resource to transmit data.

US Pat. No. 10,462,727

MEDIA DISTRIBUTION VIA A SCALABLE AD HOC GEOGRAPHIC PROTOCOL

1. A method comprising:receiving, via an ad hoc network, a message at a device, the message comprising a media segment and an indication of a geocast region of intended reception;
determining a first distance from the device to a point in the intended reception area of the message;
determining a plurality of distances between the point and each of a plurality of sources from which the device previously had received the message; and
retransmitting the message to another device via the ad hoc network based on the first distance being less than each of the plurality of distances.

US Pat. No. 10,462,725

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED DATA SPEEDS FOR WIRELESS DEVICES

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method performed by a mobile wireless device, comprising:transmitting, by the mobile wireless device, a request to connect to a first cell;
receiving, by the mobile wireless device, an indication to de-prioritize one or more frequencies, of a first connection frequency range, used to connect to the first cell, the indication indicating a time period for the one or more frequencies to remain de-prioritized;
determining, by the mobile wireless device, that the mobile wireless device has left a coverage area of the first cell and entered into a coverage area of a second cell prior to an expiration of the time period, and based on the determination, clearing a de-prioritization of the one or more frequencies, the first cell and the second cell being in an equivalent network; and
connecting, by the mobile wireless device, to the second cell via a non de-prioritized connection using one of the one or more frequencies.

US Pat. No. 10,462,724

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MINIMIZING/AVOIDING CONFLICTS BETWEEN DIFFERENT RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES SERVING USER EQUIPMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:scheduling, by a user equipment (UE), a first use of a UE resource by a first radio access technology (RAT);
scheduling, by the UE, a second use of the UE resource by a second RAT, wherein the UE is served by a current serving cell in the second RAT;
monitoring, by the UE, the scheduled first use of the UE resource by the first RAT and the scheduled second use of the UE resource by the second RAT;
calculating, by the UE, a percentage of conflict between the first use of the UE resource by the first RAT and the second use of the UE resource by the second RAT over a predefined period of time, wherein a conflict between the scheduled first use of the UE resource by the first RAT and the scheduled second use of the UE resource by the second RAT corresponds to a period of overlap between a period of time that the first use of the UE resource by the first RAT is scheduled and a period of time that the second use of the UE resource by the second RAT is scheduled, wherein the calculating the percentage of conflict includes calculating a value representing a ratio of the period of overlap to the predefined period of time, the percentage of conflict corresponding to the calculated value;
determining that the percentage of conflict between the first use of the UE resource by the first RAT and the second use of the UE resource by the second RAT over a predefined period of time exceeds a predetermined threshold; and
initiating, by the UE, a cell reselection attempt to one or more neighboring cells of a plurality of neighboring cells of the second RAT based on the determining that the percentage of conflict exceeds the predetermined threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,723

SEAMLESS MOBILITY FOR 5G AND LTE SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of user equipment (UE) comprising:a transceiver arranged to communicate with a source enhanced NodeB (eNB) and a target eNB; and
processing circuitry arranged to:
configure the transceiver to receive a reconfiguration message comprising reconfiguration information comprising at least one parameter indicating that physical layer and layer 2 reconfiguration and a security key update is to be avoided during handover, the reconfiguration information is dependent on whether the source eNB and the target eNB are configured to communicate with the UE using a same frequency;
engage in handover from the source eNB to the target eNB free from physical layer and layer 2 reconfiguration and transmission of a security key to the target eNB, based on the reconfiguration message; and
initiate handover from the source eNB to the target eNB based on reception of the reconfiguration message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,722

DETERMINING A CORE NETWORK GATEWAY BASED ON A TRACKING AREA OR A CELL OF A USER DEVICE

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more devices, geographic information,
the geographic information indicating a coverage area in which a user device is located, and
the one or more devices including a mobility management entity (MME) device;
determining, by the one or more devices and based on the geographic information, an evolved packet data gateway (ePDG) device associated with the coverage area;
determining, by the one or more devices, a priority based on geographic proximity of a tracking area or a cell of the user device to the ePDG device and based on a quantity of user devices using the ePDG device;
determining, before providing a device identifier that identifies the ePDG device, that the user device is configured to use the device identifier to access an evolved packet core via the ePDG device;
providing, by the one or more devices and to the user device, the device identifier,
the device identifier being used by the user device to access the evolved packet core; and
providing, by the one or more devices, information that indicates the priority.

US Pat. No. 10,462,721

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CELL RESELECTION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK SINGAPORE PTE. L...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a processor of an apparatus, a redirection frequency;
receiving, by the processor, a dedicated frequency offset value corresponding to the redirection frequency;
determining, by the processor, a cell-ranking criterion for a serving cell according to the dedicated frequency offset value by:
counting, based on a valid timer value for the dedicated frequency offset value, a time period in applying the dedicated frequency offset value in the determining of the cell-ranking criterion;
measuring a reference symbol received power (RSRP) of the serving cell;
measuring a RSRP of a neighboring cell at a the redirection frequency;
and comparing results of the measuring of the RSRP of the serving cell and the measuring of the RSRP of the neighboring cell; and
performing, by the processor, cell reselection to the neighboring cell at the redirection frequency from the serving cell based on a result of the comparing.

US Pat. No. 10,462,720

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING EVOLVED LONG-TERM EVOLUTION NETWORK

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A first base station (BS) for handling an evolved long-term evolution (LTE) (eLTE) network for a communication device, comprising:a storage device; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, wherein the storage device stores, and the processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
receiving a Radio Resource Control (RRC) Connection Request message, from the communication device;
transmitting a RRC Connection Setup message to the communication device to establish a RRC connection between the communication device and the first BS, in response to the RRC Connection Request message;
receiving a RRC Connection Setup Complete message comprising first information indicating support of eLTE, from the communication device;
receiving a User Equipment-Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (UE-EUTRA)-Capability information element (IE) from the communication device or from a core network (CN), wherein the UE-EUTRA-Capability IE comprises a second information indicating support of eLTE;
transmitting a radio bearer (RB) configuration configuring a data radio bearer (DRB) on the RRC connection, to the communication device;
communicating at least one packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) service data unit (SDU) of the DRB with the communication device;
determining to initiate a handover for the communication device to a second BS;
transmitting a Handover Request message for the communication device to the second BS, in response to the determination, wherein the Handover Request message comprises the UE-EUTRA-Capability IE;
receiving a Handover Request Acknowledge message comprising a Handover Command message, from the second BS, in response to the Handover Request message; and
transmitting the Handover Command message to the communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,719

METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR SUPPORTING TRANSMISSION OF A GROUP SERVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for establishing a bearer of group call system enabler (GCSE) data, comprising:sending, by a source base station, to a destination base station, a handover request, wherein the handover request carries a group communication identity for identifying a group communication established by a user equipment (UE) on the source base station and bearer information of the group communication;
receiving, by the source base station, from the destination base station, a handover response message including the group communication identity and bearer configuration information for configuring a bearer of the group communication between the UE and the destination base station; and
sending, by the source base station, to the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) reconfiguration message,
wherein the RRC reconfiguration message includes the bearer configuration information for configuring the bearer of the group communication between the UE and the destination base station, and
wherein the handover response message further includes broadcast information for configuring a multicast control channel (MCCH) and multimedia broadcast multicast service (MBMS) control information transmitting on the MCCH, in case that the destination base station sends service data of the group communication by using an MBMS bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,462,718

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR HANDLING AN INTRA FREQUENCY SAI LIST

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method executed in a network node of a communication network capable of transmitting a broadcasted service to user equipments, comprising:acquiring a list of Service Area Identities (SAIs), indicative of service areas capable of providing the broadcasted service to the user equipments, the list comprising at least one SAI that is currently broadcasted in a current cell and at least one SAI that is currently broadcasted in at least one neighboring cell with the same frequency as in the current cell;
modifying the list by grouping the SAIs, such that the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in a current cell is distinguishable from the at least one SAI, currently broadcasted in at least one neighboring cells with the same frequency as in the current cell, and by adding a delimiter symbol to the list, the delimiter symbol separating the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell from the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the neighboring cell, wherein the delimiter symbol is distinguishable from the SAIs of the list and is generated by any of:
duplicating a value of at least the last SAI of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell, and placing the duplicated value next to a value that has been duplicated of the last SAI of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell, or
applying a predefined symbol after the last SAI of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell and before a first SAI of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the neighboring cell, the predefined symbol used in the list only for the purpose of indicating separation of the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the current cell and the at least one SAI currently broadcasted in the neighboring cell, and transmitting the modified list to the user equipments.

US Pat. No. 10,462,717

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IN-DEVICE COEXISTENCE (IDC) INDICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:sending a measurement report to a source base station;
sending a first In-Device Coexistence (IDC) indication message to the source base station;
performing a handover to a target cell;
determining whether the first IDC message was sent to the source base station after the measurement report; and
upon determining the first IDC message was sent to the source base station after the measurement report, sending a second IDC indication message to a target base station in the target cell, the second IDC indication message including the same content as the first IDC indication message.

US Pat. No. 10,462,716

NETWORK ACCESS METHOD, RELEVANT DEVICE AND SYSTEM

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A network access method, comprising:storing, by a User Equipment (UE), identifier information of a network node that the UE accesses via a first Radio Access Network (RAN); and
transmitting, by the UE, a connection establishment request comprising the identifier information of the network node to a second RAN while the UE maintains a connection to the first RAN, to enable the second RAN to select the same network node for the UE as a network node that the UE accesses via the second RAN,
wherein the network node comprises a core network node, the core network node is configured to allocate a temporary identifier for the UE when the UE accesses the first RAN, to enable the first RAN to find the core network node that has allocated the temporary identifier, and the temporary identifier consists of identifier information of the core network node and identifier information of the UE; and
the storing, by the UE, the identifier information of the network node that the UE accesses via the first RAN comprises: receiving and storing, by the UE, the temporary identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,462,715

CELL RE-SELECTION PROCEDURE ASSISTANCE AND DEVICES

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method for assisting in a cell re-selection procedure in a cellular communication system, wherein the method comprises:obtaining information comprising at least one of radio conditions and user equipment population, related to at least a serving cell;
comparing the obtained information with a criterion for enforced cell re-selection procedure; and
initializing, if the criterion for enforced cell re-selection procedure is fulfilled by the obtained information, an enforcement of, or an action for increasing the probability for causing, a cell re-selection procedure of at least one user equipment within the serving cell;
wherein the initializing comprises initializing the action for increasing the probability for causing the cell re-selection procedure of the at least one user equipment within the serving cell, the action comprising increasing a threshold for frequency measurements for cell re-selection for the at least one user equipment during a limited period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,462,714

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MOBILITY MANAGEMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method to operate a terminal in a wireless communication network, the method comprising:transmitting a connection request message to a target base station, wherein the connection request message is a radio resource control (RRC) connection reestablishment request message;
receiving, from the target base station, a terminal information request message including information indicating that radio link failure information is requested; and
transmitting, to the target base station, a terminal information response message including information on a source base station where radio link failure is detected, in response to the terminal information request message, wherein the information on the source base station comprises a tracking area code (TAC).

US Pat. No. 10,462,713

TECHNIQUES FOR HANDOVER PROCEDURE MANAGEMENT

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for handover operation management by a target base station, comprising:receiving a reference signal configuration of a user equipment (UE) from a source base station;
monitoring reference signal information associated with the UE based at least in part on the reference signal configuration of the UE received from the source base station;
estimating timing information for the UE based at least in part on the reference signal information;
transmitting, during a handover preparation operation between the source base station and the target base station, the timing information to the source base station prior to a scheduled physical random access channel (PRACH) procedure, wherein the source base station provides the timing information to the UE to forgo the PRACH procedure and for facilitating handover to the target base station;
negotiating, with the source base station, physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) resources during the handover preparation operation; and
receiving, on at least one first available PUSCH resource, an uplink data transmission from the UE after uplink resources are assigned by the source base station for the target base station.

US Pat. No. 10,462,712

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A base station, comprising:a memory storing instructions; and
one or more processors configured to execute the instructions to:
broadcast system information;
receive, from a user equipment (UE) connected to the base station, a measurement report which includes a Closed Subscriber Group Identity (CSG ID), wherein the CSG ID included in the measurement report is the CSG ID of a candidate cell to be added as a secondary cell that provides communications connectivity for said UE at the same time that communications connectivity is provided for said UE by a primary cell of the base station;
transmit, as part of a procedure for adding the candidate cell as the secondary cell, to a Mobility Management Entity (MME), a request to verify a CSG membership status of the UE, for the CSG ID included in the measurement report, wherein the request includes the CSG ID of the candidate cell to be added as the secondary cell, that provides communications connectivity for said UE at the same time that communications connectivity is provided for said UE by the primary cell of the base station, reported by the UE; and
receive, as part of the procedure for adding the candidate cell as the secondary cell, from the MME, a response which includes a CSG membership status information element providing a result of CSG membership verification performed at the MME.

US Pat. No. 10,462,711

CONTROLLING TCP DATA TRANSMISSION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method, comprising:detecting, by a mobile device, a handover for the mobile device;
receiving, by the mobile device via a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) session between the mobile device and a remote TCP server, a sequentially first TCP data packet after the handover;
generating, by the mobile device, a first acknowledgement (ACK) associated with the sequentially first TCP data packet, wherein the first ACK comprises a first Selective ACK (SACK) option that causes the remote TCP server to enter a slow speed period that exists between the handover and a slow-start process, a TCP congestion window is set in minimum during the slow speed period, and a speed of sending TCP data packets is limited by the TCP congestion window that is kept in minimum;
determining, by the mobile device, a gap between data in the sequentially first TCP data packet and data received before the handover, wherein the gap is determined when a most right edge in the first SACK option is larger than a cumulative ACK sequence number of the first ACK;
removing, by the mobile device in response to the gap between the data in the sequentially first TCP data packet and the data received before the handover, the first SACK option from the first ACK; and
sending, by the mobile device, the first ACK in which the first SACK option is removed to the remote TCP server via the TCP session, wherein the first SACK option has one or more boundary items, each including a left edge and a right edge.

US Pat. No. 10,462,710

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, NOTIFICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM PRODUCT

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:a first communication unit configured to transmit, using a first communication method, a response message including information indicating at least a second communication method to an information processing apparatus, in response to a request message from the information processing apparatus, wherein the second communication method is different from the first communication method;
a notification unit configured to perform a notification; and
a second communication unit configured to exchange data directly with the information processing apparatus, using the second communication method.

US Pat. No. 10,462,709

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MOBILITY OF TERMINAL, AND DEVICE THEREFOR

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of performing a mobility control operation by a terminal, the method comprising:receiving an radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message including mobility control information from a master base station and performing a secondary base station change procedure based on the receipt of the RRC connection reconfiguration message;
after initiating the secondary base station change procedure, controlling data transmission to and/or data reception from a source secondary base station to be maintained until a specific point in time, based on the mobility control information; and
after the specific point in time passes, transmitting data through a random access channel regarding a random access procedure on a target secondary base station.

US Pat. No. 10,462,708

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SETTING UP AND MAINTAINING AN INTERNET ACCESS USING A WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK COMMUNICATION PROTOCOL FROM A MOBILE CLIENT STATION

WORLDLINE, Bezons (FR)

1. A method for setting up and maintaining an access to the Internet using a wireless local area network communication protocol from a mobile client station, by means of a plurality of access points to be chosen in succession over time as a function of movements of the mobile client station, from a set of identified Internet access points using this wireless local area network communication protocol, said method comprising:setting up access to the Internet for the mobile client station using the wireless local area network communication protocol by means of a first access point selected from the set of identified access points,
at that time, opening a first communication session for the mobile client station specific to this first access point in accordance with the wireless local area network communication protocol,
maintaining access to the Internet for the mobile client station while opening at least one other communication session specific to at least one other access point subsequently selected from the set of identified access points according to the wireless local area network communication protocol,wherein the Internet access is maintained as follows:when the first communication session is being opened, a main communication session is additionally opened for the mobile client station using a wide area telecommunication network wireless communication protocol,
the opened main communication session is maintained for as long as one wishes to maintain access to the Internet for the mobile client station, and
joining, by the mobile client station, the main communication session as well as each session specific to each selected access point as dependent upon a same unique session identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,462,707

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:obtaining a present interaction information of a transmission link of a current moment;
analyzing the present interaction information, to obtain a present link status information corresponding to the present interaction information;
obtaining a historical interaction information of the transmission link of the current moment from a historical data warehouse;
determining an available bandwidth for current data transmission according to the present link status information that corresponds to the present interaction information and a historical link status information that corresponds to the historical interaction information of the transmission link, comprising:
analyzing the historical interaction information in a same manner as analyzing the present interaction information to obtain the historical link status information of the historical interaction information of the transmission link; and
transmitting a data packet to a data receive end according to the available bandwidth.

US Pat. No. 10,462,706

USE OF WAIT PERIOD TO OBTAIN ON-DEMAND SYSTEM INFORMATION FOR WIRELESS NETWORKS

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:transmitting, by a user device to a base station in a wireless network, a system information request for on-demand system information during a random access procedure, the system information request being a request for one or more parameters that enable the user device to communicate in the wireless network;
receiving, by the user device from the base station, an indication of a wait period in which the user device waits before obtaining the on-demand system information;
waiting, by the user device, a time duration during the wait period; and
monitoring, by the user device after expiration of the wait period, a system information window in which a system information message having the on-demand system information is broadcasted by the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,462,705

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING PREMATURE PROCESSING DURING BEAM FORMING

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for preventing premature processing during beam forming, the method comprising:determining, at an access node, that a wireless device has received data using a beam formed transmission from the access node;
calculating a gap between a reported channel quality for the wireless device based on a non-beam formed reference signal and a channel quality indicator (CQI) based on a data transmission made with a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) transmission used to transmit downlink data to the wireless device using the beam formed transmission;
determining a signal level corresponding to the modulation and coding scheme;
converting the calculated gap to a signal level gap based on the determined signal level corresponding to the modulation and coding scheme;
adjusting a threshold value used to determine when the wireless device scans a plurality of frequency bands based on the calculated gap by subtracting the signal level gap from the threshold value; and
transmitting the adjusted threshold value to the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,704

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWO...

1. A method comprising:determining a base station type on which a bearer is to be established for first traffic between a user equipment connected to a plurality of base stations and one of the plurality of base stations in dependence on information indicating the user equipment's ability to communicate with the plurality of base stations, policy rules, and information about application characteristics of said first traffic, wherein the base station type comprises a master base station and a secondary base station.

US Pat. No. 10,462,703

VEHICLE-TO-X COMMUNICATION DEVICE

1. A vehicle-to-X communication device, comprising:a first processing unit for the processing of received vehicle-to-X messages; and
a second processing unit,
wherein the second processing unit is configured to send vehicle-to-X messages during a starting sequence of the first processing unit, and
wherein the second processing unit has a shorter start time compared with the first processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,462,702

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION ON HIGH THOUGHPUT WIRELESS NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing an adaptive session recovery by a wireless device supporting a transmission communication protocol in a high-speed wireless network, the method comprising:opening at least one recovery session a preset time after a time-out occurs in an original session;
monitoring whether a link recovery is achieved after the at least one recovery session is opened and before a preset maximum wait time elapses; and
if the link recovery is achieved, recovering a transmission speed according to a criterion corresponding to a time when the link recovery is achieved,
wherein recovering the transmission speed comprises, if the link recovery is achieved after the at least one recovery session is opened and between a time of attempting initial retransmission and the preset maximum wait time, recovering the transmission speed using the at least one recovery session and the original session at the time when the link recovery is achieved.

US Pat. No. 10,462,701

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING CONTROL INFORMATION FOR APPLICATION-SPECIFIC CONGESTION CONTROL FOR DATA COMMUNICATION

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method by a wireless device for determining access to a network based on Application-specific Congestion Control for Data Communication (ACDC), the method comprising:receiving ACDC barring information from a network node, the ACDC barring information comprising:
an indication for each one of a plurality of ACDC categories; and
for each one of the plurality of ACDC categories, a bitmap for a plurality of Access Control Barring classes;
in response to an application of the wireless device initiating a first connection with the network, determining based on a particular indication for a particular ACDC category associated with the application that access to the network is barred;
in response to the application of the wireless device initiating a second connection with the network:
determining, by the wireless device, that access to the network has changed from barred to not barred for the particular ACDC category associated with the application; and
based on the bitmap, associated with the particular ACDC category, for the plurality of Access Control Barring classes and an Access Control Barring class associated with the wireless device, determining whether access to the network by the wireless device is blocked or allowed.

US Pat. No. 10,462,700

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

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) operating in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a downlink (DL) Service Data Adaptation Protocol (SDAP) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) via a DL Data Radio Bearer (DRB), wherein the DL SDAP PDU comprises a DL SDAP header that is prepended to DL Data, and the DL SDAP header comprises (i) a Quality of service Flow Identification (QFI), (ii) a first indication related to a Quality of Service (QoS) flow for an Access Stratum (AS) level, and (iii) a second indication related to a QoS flow for a Non Access Stratum (NAS) level;
based on the first indication being set to ‘1’: storing, by a SDAP entity of the UE, a DL mapping rule between QoS flow and the DRB of the DL SDAP PDU as a UL mapping rule between QoS flow and DRB for uplink (UL) transmission; and
based on the second indication being set to ‘1’: informing, by the SDAP entity to a NAS layer of the UE, the QFI of the DL SDAP PDU.

US Pat. No. 10,462,699

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INTERNET PROTOCOL VERSION-BASED MULTIPLE ACCESS POINT NAME SUPPORT IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method for a communication network comprising:receiving one attach trigger for a user equipment (UE) within a trusted access network, wherein the UE is dual stack capable device; and
configuring, in response to receiving the one attach trigger at a Trusted Wireless Local Area Network Access Gateway (TWAG) in the trusted access network:
a first signaling path for the UE for a first Internet protocol (IP) connection that is configured for a first IP version type; and
a second signaling path for the UE for a second IP connection that is configured for a second IP version type different from the first IP version type; and
in response to detecting one detach event between the UE and the TWAG, completing detach procedures for both the first signaling path and the second signaling path.

US Pat. No. 10,462,698

WLAN-LTE INTERFACE SELECTION

British Telecommunication...

1. A method for selecting a data communication interface to be used by a mobile device having at least a wireless local area network interface connected to a wireless local area data network and a cellular network interface connected to a cellular data network, the method being performed by a wireless access point device configured to send and to receive data packets to and from the wireless local area network interface and the cellular network interface of the mobile device and for communicating the data packets on to a plurality of wide area networks, the method comprising:determining an identifier associated with a local wireless network adaptor of the mobile device;
retrieving, from the mobile device, a subscriber identity associated with a subscriber module of the mobile device;
accessing a server located in the cellular data network to determine a network address identifier associated with the mobile device, using the retrieved subscriber identity;
associating the determined network address identifier with the mobile device including storing a mapping containing:
the identifier associated with the wireless network adapter of the mobile device,
the network address identifier associated with the mobile device connected to the cellular data network, and
the subscriber identity associated with the subscriber module of the mobile device;
determining first network operation parameters of the wireless local area data network;
determining second network operation parameters of the cellular network interface of the mobile device;
selecting one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface in accordance with the determined first and second network operation parameters; and
causing the mobile device to use the selected one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface for any existing and new data sessions and redirecting data sessions based on the identifiers of the mobile device,
wherein, in response to processing of the wireless access point device, the mobile device is operable to use the selected one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface and disconnect from the non-selected one of the wireless local area network interface or the cellular network interface.

US Pat. No. 10,462,697

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING A TIMING ADVANCE COMMAND IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a timing advance command by a user equipment in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, the timing advance command corresponding to a time alignment group; and
applying the received timing advance command to at least one serving cell belonging to the time alignment group,
wherein a time alignment group identifier identifies the time alignment group to which the timing advance command is applied,
wherein the time alignment group identifier is included in a medium access control (MAC) control element (CE),
wherein the MAC CE includes the time alignment group identifier together with the timing advance command, and
wherein a length of field for the time alignment group identifier is 2 bits and a length of field for the timing advance command is 6 bits.

US Pat. No. 10,462,696

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus comprising:one or more computers that causes the communication apparatus to:
execute share processing for sharing a communication parameter;
execute search processing, by sending a probe request and receiving a probe response, to search a communication partner apparatus that executes the share processing in a plurality of channels including a first channel and a second channel, wherein the second channel is not adjacent to the first channel; execute wait processing, by waiting for a probe request from a communication partner apparatus, wherein, in a case where the communication apparatus receives a probe request during execution of the wait processing, the communication apparatus responds by sending a probe response; and
notifying an error in a case where an error occurs in the share processing,
wherein when the search processing in the first channel is finished, the communication apparatus execute the search processing in the second channel without the search processing in a third channel which is adjacent to the first channel and length of period for the wait processing is randomly determined.

US Pat. No. 10,462,695

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling measurement configuration in dual connectivity (DC), comprising:at least one storage device; and
at least one processing circuit, coupled to the at least one storage device, wherein the at least one storage device stores, and the at least one processing circuit is configured to execute instructions of:
establishing a first signaling radio bearer (SRB) for communicating with a first base station (BS);
being configured a first measurement configuration by the first BS;
transmitting a first measurement report associated to the first measurement configuration on the first SRB, to the first BS;
receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) message on the first SRB from the first BS, wherein the first RRC message configures a second BS as a secondary node (SN) such that the communication device is in a DC with the first BS and the second BS;
establishing a second SRB for communicating with the second BS, while the communication device is in the DC;
being configured a second measurement configuration by the second BS;
transmitting a second measurement report associated to the second measurement configuration on the second SRB to the second BS, while the communication device is in the DC;
detecting a first failure on a first connection with the first BS; and
releasing the second measurement configuration in response to the first failure on the first connection with the first BS.

US Pat. No. 10,462,694

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WIRELESS NETWORK MANAGEMENT

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method comprising:generating, at a wireless device, a report associated with a wireless local area network (WLAN), wherein the report is generated in response to a report request received from a network access point to resolve problems with the WLAN, the report request comprising a notification sub-element including a uniform resource locator (URL) associated with an alternate access technology to connect the wireless device to the network access point, the URL used for transmission in response to transmission errors through the WLAN;
sending the report to the network access point through the WLAN;
determining that the report was not received by the network access point through the WLAN; and
in response to a loss of the connection to the WLAN, resending the report, through the alternate access technology using the URL, from the wireless device to the network access point.

US Pat. No. 10,462,692

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MEASURING D2D SIGNAL OR SELECTING RELAY IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of performing measurement by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving Device-to-Device (D2D) signals transmitted by a plurality of relay UEs;
performing first measurement using a Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC)-passed D2D signal of a first ID;
performing second measurement using a CRC-passed D2D signal of a second ID;
wherein a result of the first measurement is used after updating by using a result of the second measurement, when the first ID is same with the second ID, and
wherein the result of the first measurement is used without the updating by using the result of the second measurement, when the first ID is different from the second ID.

US Pat. No. 10,462,691

PLMN RESTRICTION FOR MBSFN MEASUREMENT REPORTING

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:logging, at a user equipment, one or more measurements performed on one or more subframes associated with multicast broadcast mobile services;
receiving, by the user equipment and from a serving network node, a serving network identity; and
determining, by the user equipment based on a configured rule, whether the serving network identity is included in an allowed network list, the allowed network list indicating whether the user equipment is allowed to indicate an availability of the logged one or more measurements and/or report the logged one or more measurements to the serving network node, wherein the allowed network list includes public land mobile networks included in one or more temporary mobile group identities.

US Pat. No. 10,462,690

RLC STATUS REPORTING FOR EIGHT-CARRIER HSDPA

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed in a mobile terminal for signaling radio link control status reports to a wireless network node, the method comprising:calculating a throughput estimate for data transmissions to the mobile terminal;
receiving a threshold value from the wireless network node;
determining, based on the throughput estimate, a single rate at which radio link control status reports are to be sent from the mobile terminal,
wherein the single rate indicates a time between radio link control status reports or a frequency of reporting the radio link control status reports;
wherein the determining the single rate comprises selecting the single rate by selecting one of a plurality of values for a prohibit timer, the plurality of values comprising a first value for selection when the throughput estimate is above the threshold value and a second value, different from the first value, for selection when the throughput estimate is below the threshold value; and
wherein the prohibit timer prohibits sending of all radio link control status reports for a certain amount of time; and
sending a plurality of radio link control status reports to the wireless network node at the determined single rate, wherein one or more of the plurality of radio link control status reports report at least one data transmission to the mobile terminal was defective, and one or more of the plurality of radio link control status reports report at least one data transmission to the mobile terminal was successfully received by the mobile terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,462,689

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A network probe comprising:a housing;
a port plug configured to connect to a port of a vehicle communication network mobile access point (MAP); and
at least one module comprising a processor and memory in the housing,wherein the at least one module is operable to, at least:monitor operation of a monitored MAP to which the port plug is connected;
prepare one or more reports regarding the monitored MAP operation;
determine a manner in which to communicate the one or more reports to a destination by, at least in part:
operating to determine, based at least in part on the monitored MAP operation, whether to communicate the one or more reports in a real-time manner or in a delay-tolerant manner; and
communicate the one or more reports to the destination in the determined manner, wherein:
the at least one module is operable to determine the manner in which to communicate the one or more reports to the destination by, at least in part:
operating to determine, based at least in part on the monitored MAP operation, a respective communication network through which each of the one or more reports is to be communicated; and
the at least one module is operable to determine the respective communication network through which each of the one or more reports is to be communicated by, at least in part, selecting a first communication network if the monitored MAP operation corresponds to a failed test, and selecting a second communication network different from the first communication network if the monitored MAP operation corresponds to a passed test.

US Pat. No. 10,462,688

ASSOCIATION RULE ANALYSIS AND DATA VISUALIZATION FOR MOBILE NETWORKS

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method, comprising:storing, via one or more processors and one or more memory elements, a plurality of different types of performance counters of a mobile network;
selecting, via the one or more processors, a subset of the different types of the performance counters as relevant to a specific inquiry, the subset including some of the different types of the performance counters and excluding others of the different types of the performance counters;
converting, via the one or more processors, the selected subset into a plurality of key performance indicators (KPIs);
quantizing, via the one or more processors, each of the KPIs into one value of a set of values of the each of the KPIs;
creating, via the one or more processors, a set of items that provide a binary representation of the quantized KPIs, the set of items having multiple subsets corresponding to respective ones of the quantized KPIs, each item of a subset corresponding to a respective value of a particular set of values associated with the respective ones of the quantized KPIs;
generating, via the one or more processors, association rules by applying association rule mining logic to the binary representation of the quantized KPIs; and
generating, via a display, a report based on the association rules to enable analysis of performance data of the mobile network.

US Pat. No. 10,462,687

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTIMATING INTERFERENCE IN A RECEIVE SIGNAL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a receiver, a receive signal comprising a periodic data signal component and a periodic interference signal component;
determining, by an averager, an average value by averaging over sub-samples of the receive signal, wherein the average value is independent of at least one sub-sample of the receive signal having a same phase as a particular sample of the receive signal;
determining, by an estimator, for the particular sample of the receive signal an estimate of the interference signal component based on the average value; and
subtracting, by a subtractor, the estimate of the interference signal component from the particular sample of the receive signal to provide an interference-mitigated receive signal,
wherein a period of the periodic interference signal component is smaller than a period of the periodic data signal component.

US Pat. No. 10,462,686

OVER THE AIR (OTA) BEAMFORMING TESTING WITH A REDUCED NUMBER OF RECEIVERS

Keysight Technologies, In...

1. A testing system for testing a device under test (DUT) by emulating at least one radio access protocol, comprising:at least one transmitter configured to use an intermediate frequency for transmission;
a plurality of receivers configured to use an intermediate frequency for reception;
a plurality of radio frequency (RF) heads that up-convert the intermediate frequency used by the at least one transmitter to RF used by the DUT and down-convert the RF used by the DUT to the intermediate frequency used by the plurality of receivers; and
a plurality of combiners that each correspond to a different receiver and that combine beamformed signals received from the DUT via two different RF heads and via a plurality of horns that transmit RF signals to the DUT and receive RF signals from the DUT using two different polarizations.

US Pat. No. 10,462,685

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A HOME WIRELESS SYSTEM

1. A method of controlling a home wireless system wherein the home wireless system comprises a plurality of peripheral wireless nodes and a first and a second gateway having wireless communication circuitry for communicating with and for controlling the peripheral wireless nodes, the method comprising the steps:a) broadcasting an identification message from a peripheral wireless node searching for a controlling gateway in a link establishment process,
b) receiving in each of said first gateway and said at least one second gateway said identification message,
c) applying in each of said first gateway and said at least one second gateway receiving said identification message a metric and calculating on the basis of said metric a delay in each of said first gateway and said at least one second gateway,
d) sending after said delay from each of said first gateway and said at least one second gateway a login request message in the link establishment process,
e) including in the metric a time delay based on a signal quality factor of a received signal including the identification message, where a higher signal quality factor results in a shorter delay,
f) completing the link establishment process by responding in said peripheral wireless node to the request message received from one of the first or second gateway responding after the shortest delay, said peripheral wireless node then being bound to one of the first or second gateway responding after the shortest delay,
g) each peripheral wireless node repeatedly sending messages to its gateway assigned in step f),
h) the gateway assigned in step f) sending an acknowledge message as a response to the peripheral wireless node,
i) each peripheral wireless node searching for an available gateway among said first and said at least one second gateway when not receiving an acknowledge message from the assigned gateway, and
j) reassigning said searching peripheral wireless node to communicate with a gateway in accordance with paragraphs a) to f).

US Pat. No. 10,462,684

TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHODS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method of operating network infrastructure equipment in a wireless telecommunications system configured to support communications between the network infrastructure equipment and terminal devices using a primary component carrier operating on radio resources within a first frequency band and a secondary component carrier operating on radio resources within a second frequency band, wherein the method comprises:transmitting a request message to a plurality of terminal devices to request that at least some of the plurality of terminal devices make measurements of radio channel conditions for radio resources within the second frequency band in accordance with a measurement configuration associated with the request message;
receiving measurement reports from at least some of the plurality of terminal devices indicating their respective measurements of radio channel conditions; and
establishing an operating characteristic for the secondary component carrier based on the measurement reports.

US Pat. No. 10,462,683

CONNECTIVITY APPARATUS FOR REMOTE CELL TOWER INTEGRATION

USA INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY...

1. A method of remotely performing maintenance on a cell tower site, the method comprising the steps of:wirelessly connecting an off-site computing node disposed at an administrative location to an on-site computing node disposed at the cell tower site via a remote desktop protocol on the off-site computing node, the on-site computing node including a plurality of hotspot devices physically coupled to the on-site computing node, each of the plurality of hotspot devices associated with a different mobile data operator and including an associated mobile hotspot based on the mobile data operator, such that the cell tower site is capable of forming a wireless connection with each of the plurality of mobile hotspots;
utilizing the remote desktop protocol from the off-site computing node, scanning, through the on-site computing node, through the plurality of mobile hotspots to select one of the plurality of hotspot devices to which to form a wireless connection via the associated mobile hotspot;
utilizing the remote desktop protocol from the off-site computing node, wirelessly connecting the on-site computing node to the selected one of the plurality of hotspot devices, such that the on-site computing node is connected to one of the plurality of mobile data operators via the associated one of the plurality of mobile hotspots; and
via the selected one of the plurality of mobile hotspots, utilizing the remote desktop protocol from the off-site computing node, remotely performing maintenance on the cell tower site by altering at least one of a software component of the on-site computer and a software component of one of the plurality of hotspot devices.

US Pat. No. 10,462,682

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM TO PROVIDE SERVICES USING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A communication system comprising:a communication terminal device; and
a plurality of cells configured to perform radio communication with said communication terminal device, wherein
said plurality of cells include a cell for specific subscribers that specifies a connectable communication terminal device,
a candidate cell notifies said communication terminal device of specific subscribers information that is information regarding the specific subscribers of said candidate cell, on a condition that a connection is established between said communication terminal device and a primary cell that is one of said plurality of cells, said candidate cell being a candidate for a secondary cell to perform radio communication in parallel with said primary cell,
said communication terminal device judges whether or not access to said candidate cell is allowed based on said specific subscribers information notified from said candidate cell and notifies said primary cell of a judgment result through a radio resource control (RRC) message, and
said primary cell configures said candidate cell as said secondary cell when the judgment result of the communication terminal device indicates that said communication terminal device is allowed access to said candidate cell.

US Pat. No. 10,462,681

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT (UE) FOR CELL RESELECTION IN CONNECTED MODE THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for cell reselection by a user equipment (UE) in a connected mode, the method comprising:measuring signal strength of neighboring cells in one or more inter-radio access technology (inter-RAT) frequencies while camped on a serving cell in the connected mode;
determining power class (PC) capability of the neighboring cells based on a band of the one or more inter-RAT frequencies; and
reselecting to a neighboring cell using the determined PC capability when the measured signal strength of the neighboring cell meets a pre-defined reselection threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,462,680

COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM USING BEAMFORMING SCHEME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A communication method of a transmitter in a wireless communication system supporting beamforming-based radio communication, the method comprising:transmitting a plurality of transmission beams, wherein each transmission beam includes a reference signal and a transmission beam identifier for identifying each transmission beam;
receiving beam information from a receiver, the beam information including at least one transmission beam identifier for data communication and error detection information;
checking the error detection information;
selecting, when the beam information includes two or more beam identifiers, an identifier among the two or more beam identifiers;
transmitting, to the receiver, an acknowledgement signal depending on the checked error detection information and the selected identifier through a transmission beam corresponding to the selected identifier; and
communicating, when no error is detected based on the checked error detection information, data with the transmission beam.

US Pat. No. 10,462,679

COVERAGE ENHANCEMENT LEVEL SIGNALING AND EFFICIENT PACKING OF MTC SYSTEM INFORMATION

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. An apparatus for receiving system information in a wireless communication system supporting coverage enhancement, comprising:a receiver, which, in operation, receives system information;
control circuitry, which, in operation, controls the receiver to receive the system information including a coverage enhancement level indication for indicating enhanced coverage levels supported by the wireless communication system and including a group of information elements common for different coverage enhancement levels and one or more groups of information elements specific for different coverage enhancement levels, and controls the receiver to receive the system information in a plurality of versions;
soft-combine circuitry, which, in operation, soft-combines the plurality of versions of the system information received so far after reception of each version, without processing further versions of the system information if the system information after soft-combining can be correctly decoded; and
a decoder, which, in operation, checks whether the system information after soft-combining can be correctly decoded after each soft-combining.

US Pat. No. 10,462,678

UNIFIED CLOUD-BASED CORE NETWORK SUPPORTING MULTIPLE PRIVATE CBRS NETWORKS OF MULTIPLE OPERATORS WITH NETWORK SLICING

NxGen Partners IP, LLC, ...

1. A method for using a unified core network to provide private LTE networking capabilities to a plurality of private owners, the method comprising:launching a Software Defined Network (SDN) controller wherein the SDN controller is virtualized or containerized;
provisioning a Converged Packet Gateway (CPG) wherein the unified core network comprises the CPG, wherein the CPG comprises a CPG data plane, and wherein the SDN controller configures the CPG data plane;
provisioning a user database (UD) storing user related information wherein the unified core network comprises the UD;
launching a Home Subscriber Server (HSS) wherein the unified core network comprises the HSS, wherein the HSS is virtualized or containerized and wherein the HSS obtains at least some of the user related data from the UD;
launching a Mobility Management Entity (MME) wherein the unified core network comprises the MME, wherein the MME is virtualized or containerized, wherein the MME communicates with the HSS for user authentication, and wherein the MME communicates with the CPG to manage communications between user equipment (UE) and the unified core network;
launching a Policy and Charging Rules Function entity (PCRF) wherein the unified core network comprises the PCRF, wherein the PCRF is virtualized or containerized, wherein the PCRF stores at least one rule, wherein the PCRF obtains at least some of the user related information from the UD, wherein the PCRF is partitioned into a plurality of PCRF partitions comprising a core partition, a first owner partition, and a second owner partition, wherein a unified core network operator has access to and control of the core partition, wherein the one of the private owners has access and control of only the first owner partition, wherein the another one of the private owners has access and control of only the second owner partition;
provisioning a Policy Control Enforcement Function entity (PCEF) wherein the unified core network comprises the PCEF, wherein the PCEF comprises a PCEF data plane and wherein the PCEF enforces at least one of the at least one rule;
providing access to the CPG wherein one of the private owners deploys a first air interface that communicates with a first user equipment, wherein another one of the private owners deploys a second air interface that communicates with a second user equipment, and wherein the first user equipment and the second user equipment access the unified core network via the CPG;
monitoring a plurality of unified core network entities comprising the CPG, the SDN controller, the HSS, the MME, the PCRF, and the PCEF, detecting that one of the unified core network entities has failed, and launching or provisioning a new unified core network entity to replace the one of the unified core network entities that has failed.

US Pat. No. 10,462,677

TERMINAL DEVICE, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A terminal device comprising:a communication circuitry configured to communicatively connect with a first network using a first frequency band or a second frequency band;
a detection circuitry configured to detect communication of a second network that is performed using the second frequency band; and
an interference avoidance circuitry configured to perform a process of avoiding radio interference in the second frequency band,
wherein the interference avoidance circuitry is configured to control switching of a channel in the second frequency band to be used in connecting with the first network by the communication circuitry based on whether or not an identifier identifying an access point of the second network detected by the detection circuitry includes a specific identifier,
wherein the specific identifier is a registered identification of the access point of the second network stored in the terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,676

INTER-OPERATOR SRS RESOURCE COORDINATION IN SDM-COMP

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, at a priority base station associated with a first network operator, an estimated fractional amount of total sounding reference signal (SRS) resources for SRS of one or more served user equipments (UEs), wherein the priority base station uses shared communication spectrum shared with one or more non-priority base stations associated with at least one different network operator, wherein the one or more priority base stations have priority access to the shared communication spectrum over the non-priority base station;
transmitting, by the priority base station, an SRS request signal to each of the one or more served UEs;
conveying, by the priority base station, resource reservation information identifying the estimated fractional amount of total SRS resources determined; and
monitoring, by the priority base station, for SRS from the one or more served UEs.

US Pat. No. 10,462,675

DYNAMIC SPECTRUM PARTITIONING BETWEEN LTE AND 5G SYSTEMS

1. A method for a first radio access technology to dynamically share spectrum with a second radio access technology comprising:a first base station utilizing a first portion of the spectrum as a first radio access technology primary cell during a first time period to communicate with first user equipment in a first area, the first base station using the first radio access technology;
the first base station utilizing a second portion of the spectrum as a secondary cell during the first time period, the secondary cell being aggregated with the first portion of the spectrum to communicate in the first area;
a second base station utilizing at least some of the second portion of the spectrum during a second time period to communicate with second user equipment in the first area, the second base station using the second radio access technology;
the first base station utilizing the first portion of the spectrum as the first radio access technology primary cell during the second time period;
the second base station using a third portion of the spectrum as a second radio access technology primary cell, wherein the third portion includes a fourth portion of the spectrum used as a control plane by the second base station;
the second base station turning off subcarriers in a fifth portion of the spectrum, the fifth portion being part of second radio access technology primary cell;
aggregating the fifth portion of the spectrum for use with the first portion of the spectrum by the first base station during the first time period;
the second base station turning on the subcarriers in the fifth portion of the spectrum that had been turned off and using the fifth portion to communicate with the second user equipment during the second time period; and
the second user equipment determining that the second portion of the spectrum is unavailable based on a detected absence of one or more pilot tones in the second portion of the spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,462,674

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR SPECTRUM COORDINATION

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method of spectrum coordination comprising:a spectrum coordinator receiving a spectrum request from a cognitive radio system (CRS) that the spectrum coordinator supports, the spectrum request including a minimum protection requirement for the CRS and network device location information, the minimum protection requirement including a required availability time;
the spectrum coordinator determining protection criteria for the CRS based on the minimum protection requirement received from the CRS; and
the spectrum coordinator sending the protection criteria for the CRS and the network device location information to a geo-location database (GLDB) for use in assigning shared spectrum to other CRSs that the spectrum coordinator does not support, wherein the protection criteria are for use by the GLDB, along with protection criteria for incumbent users of the shared spectrum, to allocate spectrum for requests by other CRSs that obtain spectrum directly from the GLDB in a manner that protects the CRSs supported by the spectrum coordinator from interference.

US Pat. No. 10,462,673

WIRELESS NETWORK MANAGEMENT AND ONLINE SIGNUP OF SERVICES

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. A method comprising:receiving a wireless notification from a wireless access point in a wireless network environment, the wireless notification indicating: i) a wireless network identifier in which to establish a wireless connection with the wireless access point, and ii) multiple corresponding selectable connection options;
initiating association and establishment of a wireless communication link with the wireless access point using the wireless network identifier; and
communicating selection of an option amongst the multiple corresponding selectable connection options over the wireless communication link to the wireless access point.

US Pat. No. 10,462,672

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING WIRELESS-NETWORK DEAUTHENTICATION ATTACKS

Symantec Corporation, Mo...

1. A computer-implemented method for managing wireless-network deauthentication attacks, at least a portion of the method being performed by a wireless access point comprising at least one processor, the method comprising:detecting, at the wireless access point, a deauthentication signal, transmitted over a wireless network that is managed at least in part by the wireless access point, that prompts a target computing device to disconnect from a network connection between the target computing device and the wireless access point;
determining, based at least in part on querying a log of deauthentication signals initiated by the wireless access point, both that the deauthentication signal is directed to the target computing device and that the deauthentication signal was not initiated by the wireless access point;
determining, based at least in part on the determination that the deauthentication signal was not initiated by the wireless access point, that the deauthentication signal represents an illegitimate deauthentication signal; and
performing, in response to determining that the deauthentication signal represents an illegitimate deauthentication signal, a security action to mitigate effects of the illegitimate deauthentication signal on the target computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,671

METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS FOR AUTHENTICATING A COMMUNICATION DEVICE

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method in a first network node for authenticating a communication device, the method comprising:a) recognizing reception of a message from a second network node, the message initiating an authentication session for the communication device;
b) initiating, a roundtrip of said authentication session, comprising a transmission of state related information to the second node, said state related information being information indicative of the state of the first network node in association with execution of the ongoing roundtrip of said authentication session;
c) initiating deletion of at least part of the state related information from storage, accessible to the first network node;
d) recognizing reception of a response, associated with said roundtrip of said authentication session, from the second network node, the response comprising said state related information;
e) initiating a recreation of at least part of said state, the recreation being executed based on said received state related information; and
f) initiating completion of said roundtrip of said authentication session, wherein the completion is based on said at least partly recreated state.

US Pat. No. 10,462,670

RADIO TERMINAL APPARATUS AND METHOD THEREFOR

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A radio terminal apparatus comprising:at least one radio transceiver; and
at least one processor coupled to the at least one radio transceiver, wherein
the at least one processor is configured to perform device-to-device (D2D) communication by using the at least one radio transceiver,
the at least one processor is configured to perform D2D communication with at least one radio terminal belonging to a second group when a predetermined condition is satisfied, the predetermined condition including that a first radio terminal belonging to a first group to which the radio terminal apparatus belongs gives, to the second group different from the first group, implicit or explicit permission to perform D2D communication between the first and second groups, and
the at least one processor is configured to broadcast a communication setting related to D2D communication between the radio terminal apparatus and the second group when the radio terminal apparatus cannot communicate with the first radio terminal directly or through another radio terminal belonging to the first group.

US Pat. No. 10,462,669

WI-FI CONNECTION METHOD, MOBILE TERMINAL AND STORAGE MEDIUM

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A Wireless Fidelity (Wi-Fi) connection method, the method comprising:acquiring a first password for accessing a target Access Point (AP) input by a user;
when authentication with the first password fails, acquiring N target Wi-Fi connection records corresponding to the target AP from historical Wi-Fi connection data according to the network environment information of the target AP, the historical Wi-Fi connection data comprising M Wi-Fi connection records, where M is a positive integer and N is a positive integer less than or equal to M; and
accessing the target AP according to the N target Wi-Fi connection records,
wherein the acquiring N target Wi-Fi connection records corresponding to the target AP from historical Wi-Fi connection data according to the network environment information of the target AP comprises:
acquiring Basic Service Set Identifiers (BSSIDs) of M APs of which signal strength values are higher than a preset threshold value, around the target AP, where M is a positive integer;
determining Q Wi-Fi connection records from the historical Wi-Fi connection data according to a Service Set Identifier (SSID) and an encryption scheme of the target AP, wherein Q is a positive integer; and
matching the BSSIDs of the M APs with neighbor information corresponding to each of the Q target Wi-Fi connection records to obtain the N target Wi-Fi connection records, wherein the neighbor information corresponding to the target Wi-Fi connection records comprises the BSSIDs of X APs in the BSSIDs of the M APs, where X is a positive integer less than or equal to M.

US Pat. No. 10,462,668

METHOD FOR FORMING A TRUST RELATIONSHIP, AND EMBEDDED UICC THEREFOR

KT CORPORATION, Suwon-si...

1. A method for forming a trust relationship between entities under an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) environment, the method comprising:receiving, by a first entity, trust information and verification information, wherein the verification information is transmitted from a second entity;
verifying, by the first entity, the verification information of the second entity using the trust information;
authenticating, by the first entity, the second entity by verifying the verification information; and
establishing a secure communication channel between the first entity and the second entity,
wherein the first and second entities include at least one of an eUICC, one or more Subscription Managers (SMs), and one or more Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), and
wherein the verification information is generated, by the second entity, using at least one of a hash function computation and a random value.

US Pat. No. 10,462,667

METHOD OF PROVIDING MOBILE COMMUNICATION PROVIDER INFORMATION AND DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

KT Corporation, Seongnam...

1. An apparatus configured to communicate with a mobile communication network comprising an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) insertable into the apparatus,wherein the eUICC comprises a processor configured to:
download a profile package including at least one profile;
obtain a profile including an authentication key for authenticating a subscriber or the eUICC by unsecuring the profile package;
store the obtained profile in an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC) of a user terminal; and
authenticate the subscriber or the eUICC with the mobile communication network using the authentication key included in the profile,
wherein security is applied to the profile package by performing a ciphering process on data to be provided by a mobile network provider (MNO) to the eUICC.

US Pat. No. 10,462,666

METHOD OF COMMUNICATING AND AUTHENTICATING CREDENTIALS BETWEEN A PORTABLE COMPUTING DEVICE AND MULTIPLE RADIO FREQUENCY IDENTIFICATION ENABLED READERS

1. A method of communicating and authenticating credentials between a portable computing device and multiple radio frequency identification (RFID) enabled readers, the method comprising the steps of:(A) providing a portable computing device with a first high-frequency RFID transceiver and a first low-frequency RFID transceiver, wherein the portable computing device includes both a radio communication module and a power source and communicates over Bluetooth and RFID frequencies;
(B) providing a RFID reader with a second high-frequency RFID transceiver and a second low-frequency RFID transceiver, wherein the RFID reader supports both Bluetooth and RFID communication and includes a radio communication module and a microprocessor;
(C) providing a set of user credentials stored on the portable computing device;
(D) inductively harvesting a quantity of electrical power into the power source by inductively coupling the first high-frequency RFID transceiver to the second high-frequency RFID transceiver, and inductively coupling the first low-frequency RFID transceiver to the second low-frequency RFID transceiver, when the portable computing device is positioned proximal to the RFID reader;
(E) sending the set of user credentials from the radio communication module of the portable computing device to the radio communication module of the RFID reader, when the quantity of electrical power is inductively harvested from the RFID reader to the power source; and
(F) executing an authentication process for the set of user credentials with the microprocessor; and, when the user credentials are authenticated, appending the set of user credentials as a new authenticated signature to a plurality of authenticated signatures stored on the microprocessor for access to a restricted area.

US Pat. No. 10,462,665

MULTIFACTOR NETWORK AUTHENTICATION

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A network authentication system, comprising:an authentication server implemented in hardware, configured to:
receive an authentication key request from a first user device associated with a first user, wherein the authentication key request identifies:
an account linked with the first user; and
a second user device associated with a second user;
generate an authentication key in response to receiving the authentication key request;
generate a first authentication key fragment comprising a first portion of the authentication key, wherein the first authentication key fragment is linked with a first set of authentication rules for the first user;
generate a second authentication key fragment comprising a second portion of the authentication key, wherein the second authentication key fragment is linked with a second set of authentication rules for the second user;
send the first authentication key fragment to the first user device;
send the second authentication key fragment to the second user device;
a server in signal communication with the authentication server, configured to:
receive a request to perform an action by the second user on the account linked with the first user, wherein the request comprises the second authentication key fragment;
send an authentication request comprising the second authentication key fragment to the authentication server in response to receiving the request; and
executing the action on the account linked with first user in response to receiving an authentication approval from the authentication server; and
the authentication server further configured to:
interrogate the second user via the second user device using the second set of authentication rules to validate the second authentication key fragment in response to receiving the authentication request;
send an approval request to the first user device in response to validating the second authentication key fragment;
interrogate the first user via the first user device using the first set of authentication rules to validate the first authentication key fragment in response to receiving the first authentication key fragment from the first user device; and
send an authentication approval to the server in response to validating the first authentication key fragment.

US Pat. No. 10,462,664

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROL OF BASEBOARD MANAGEMENT CONTROLLER PORTS

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system, comprising:a processor; and
a voltage regulator configured to provide power to the processor in response to a signal from a Baseboard Management Controller (BMC);
the BMC including a security co-processor that stores a first access key, the access key being associated with a first function of the BMC, wherein the first function includes the signal; and
a first communication interface coupled to the BMC and configured to receive a first security key from a device external to the information handling system;
the BMC configured to:
direct the security co-processor to determine if the first security key matches the first access key; and
unlock the first function when the first security key matches the first access key.

US Pat. No. 10,462,663

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SERVICE PROVIDER SPECIFIC REMOTE ACCESS VIA NEUTRAL HOST NETWORKS

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A method for using a Neutral Host Network (NHN) to provide access services to connecting Wireless Devices (WD), comprising:in a NHN, executing a first authentication for access between a connecting WD and a Service Provider (SP) based on first authentication information received from the WD;
receiving an address of a remote gateway (RG) from the SP;
providing the address of the RG to the WD and indicating to the WD that the WD needs to authenticate itself to the RG for a second authentication for a session with the RG;
receiving second authentication information from the WD and forwarding the second authentication information to the SP such that the SP can associate data transmitted through the RG with that particular WD based on at least the second authentication information; and
providing access service for the WD including forwarding data received from the WD to the indicated RG address and forwarding WD associated data received from the RG address to the WD.

US Pat. No. 10,462,662

COMBINED SECURITY AND QOS COORDINATION AMONG DEVICES

Sophos Limited, Abingdon...

2. A computer implemented method to maintain security and wireless network service, the method comprising:establishing, by a firewall, respective secure channels with each of a plurality of wireless access points (WAPs) and each of a plurality of endpoints;
receiving, by the firewall, a plurality of reports communicated over the respective secure channels from the plurality of WAPs and the plurality of endpoints, each of the plurality of reports including security status information and wireless network status information;
deriving network configuration changes based on one or more of the reports, the network configuration changes balancing an assignment of a number of endpoints, including the plurality of endpoints, among the plurality of WAPs based at least in part on an indication of application use determined by a security routine on one of the plurality of endpoints and reported to the firewall using one of the secure channels; and
transmitting commands to at least a subset of the plurality of endpoints, the commands to direct implementation of the network configuration changes.

US Pat. No. 10,462,661

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING DATA USING BLUETOOTH MESH NETWORK

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting data from a first device to a second device in a Bluetooth mesh network, the method comprising:receiving, from the second device, a first advertising message including an indicator indicating whether the second device is included in the Bluetooth mesh network;
accessing the Bluetooth mesh network including the second device, based on the first advertising message;
receiving, from the second device, a second advertising message to monitor for the presence of the second device in the Bluetooth mesh network,
wherein the second advertising message includes a first address for identifying the second device; and
transmitting a control message including an operation code indicating a specific operation to the second device through the Bluetooth mesh network,
wherein the control message includes at least one of a second address for identifying the first device, a third address for identifying a destination device to which the control message is transmitted, a relay count value, or a second type field indicating a type of the control message,
wherein the second device compares the first address with the third address to determine whether the first address matches with the third address, and
wherein the second device performs the specific operation when the first address matches with the third address.

US Pat. No. 10,462,660

METHOD, NETWORK ELEMENT, USER EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEM FOR SECURING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method for securing device-to-device communication in a wireless network having a first user equipment in an idle mode, a second user equipment in a connected mode, and a network element, the method comprising:encrypting a user equipment identifier of the second user equipment using a first key which is known to the network element and the first user equipment and which is unknown to the second user equipment; and
sending the encrypted user equipment identifier of the second user equipment from the network element to the first user equipment via the second user equipment to enable the first user equipment to verify an identity of the second user equipment by decrypting the encrypted user equipment identifier of the second user equipment using the first key, and comparing the decrypted user equipment identifier of the second user equipment with another user equipment identifier sent from the second user equipment to the first user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,462,659

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROXIMAL AUTHENTICATION OF WIRELESS ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating between devices, the method comprising:dividing a first public key of a first device into at least two partial keys;
transmitting the at least two partial keys divided from the first public key through at least two communication channels having different physical characteristics;
receiving, from a second device, at least two partial keys divided from a second public key through at least one of the at least two communication channels;
determining whether lengths of the at least two partial keys divided from the first public key and lengths of the at least two partial keys divided from a second public key are equal to each other; and
in response to lengths of the at least two partial keys divided from the first public key and lengths of the at least two partial keys divided from a second public key being equal to each other, performing secure communication with the second device using a public key generated based on the at least two partial keys divided from the second public key.

US Pat. No. 10,462,658

USER EQUIPMENT HAVING WEB REAL TIME COMMUNICATION ARCHITECTURE

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A communication device, comprising:a transceiver configured to communicate with a network; and
processor circuitry communicatively coupled to the transceiver, the processor circuitry configured to:
generate, by a web browser, a request for authentication of the web browser;
provide, by the web browser, the request for authentication to a Web Real-Time Communication (WebRTC) web proxy function (WWPF);
obtain, by the WWPF, credentials utilized for authentication of the web browser in response to the request for authentication, wherein the credentials are internet protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) credentials that are representative of the communication device and do not include any user input;
provide, by the WWPF using the transceiver, the credentials to a client via the network to authenticate the web browser with the client; and
establish, by the WWPF, a WebRTC session with the client based on receiving authentication of the web browser with the client, wherein the WebRTC session is displayed by the web browser of the communication device,
wherein the web browser and the WWPF are implemented on the processor circuitry.

US Pat. No. 10,462,657

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ASSIGNING MOBILE SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION TO MULTIPLE DEVICES

1. A method comprising:selecting from among a group of registration devices, by a processing system including a processor, a first registration device, wherein the group of registration devices stores subscriber information including international mobile subscriber identities that are indexed to device identifications, wherein the first registration device is selected from among the group of registration devices depending upon a value of a first device identification for a first communication device, wherein a single international mobile subscriber identity is associated with a registration request by the first communication device, and wherein the single international mobile subscriber identity is associated with the first communication device and is associated with a second communication device; and
transmitting, by the processing system, an authentication request to the first registration device that had been selected in dependence upon the value of the first device identification for the first communication device, wherein the first registration device stores first subscriber information, wherein the first subscriber information includes the single international mobile subscriber identity that is indexed to the first device identification for the first communication device, wherein a second registration device of the group of registration devices stores second subscriber information, wherein the second subscriber information includes the single international mobile subscriber identity that is indexed to a second device identification for the second communication device, wherein the second registration device does not store all of the first subscriber information, wherein the first registration device does not store all of the second subscriber information, and wherein the transmitting of the authentication request to the first registration device enables the first communication device to complete a registration process.

US Pat. No. 10,462,656

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MOBILITY PROCEDURE INVOLVING MOBILITY MANAGEMENT ENTITY RELOCATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A network device associated with a network, the network device comprising:a wireless communication interface configured to transmit and receive information; and a processing circuit communicatively coupled to the communication interface, wherein the network device is a first network device and wherein the processing circuit configured to:
receive at least one of (a) a service area update request from a user device wherein a device context for the user device is unknown by the first network device, (b) a service area update request from the user device wherein the user device has changed service areas and (c) a forward relocation request at the first network device from a second network device that is separate from the first network device and wherein the second network device previously served the user device;
transmit a request for a first key to a key management device that is separate from the first and second network devices;
receive the first key from the key management device, the first key based in part on a second key shared between the key management device and the user device, the second key maintained by the key management device, the first key further based on a target control plane device identifier of the first network device; and
transmit a message to the user device that includes data for the user device to derive the first key, the data comprising the target control plane device identifier of the first network device;
wherein the first network device is a first mobility management function device, the second network device is a second mobility management function device, and the first key is based on a mobility management function device identifier that identifies the first mobility management function device.

US Pat. No. 10,462,655

METHOD FOR GENERATING A DIGITAL KEY FOR SECURE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Airbus Defence and Space ...

1. A method for generating a first digital key in a first communication device and a second digital key in a second communication device, the method comprising:transmitting a first electromagnetic signal from the first communication device to the second communication device via a reciprocal transmission channel, wherein the first electromagnetic signal is changed by properties of the reciprocal transmission channel;
estimating the reciprocal transmission channel between the first communication device and the second communication device from the first electromagnetic signal received by the second communication device;
determining properties of the estimated reciprocal transmission channel;
generating the second digital key from the properties of the estimated reciprocal transmission channel;
transmitting a second electromagnetic signal from the second communication device to the first communication device via the reciprocal transmission channel, wherein the second electromagnetic signal is changed by properties of the reciprocal transmission channel;
estimating the reciprocal transmission channel between the first communication device and the second communication device from the second electromagnetic signal received by the first communication device;
determining properties of the estimated reciprocal transmission channel; and
generating the first digital key from the properties of the estimated reciprocal transmission channel;
wherein a direct signal component, transmitted on a direct signal path between the first communication device and the second communication device, of the first electromagnetic signal and of the second electromagnetic signal is attenuated;
wherein the transmission channel between the first communication device and the second communication device is reciprocal when a time interval between a transmission of the first electromagnetic signal and transmission of the second electromagnetic signal is less than a coherence time of the transmission channel;
wherein generating the first digital key and the second digital key further comprises:
a quantisation step comprising comparing received electromagnetic signal values with one or more thresholds to determine a bit sequence from which each the digital key is calculated; or
both the quantisation step and an error correction step;
wherein the properties of the estimated reciprocal transmission channel comprise: multi-path propagation, free space attenuation, shadowing, diffraction and absorption losses;
utilizing the first digital key to encrypt communication from the first communication device to the second communication device;
utilizing the second digital key to encrypt communication from the second communication device to the first communication device;
wherein attenuation of the direct signal component is brought about by arranging part of a scattering object on the direct signal path; and
wherein the scattering object has a conical or hemispherical or pyramid-shaped portion.

US Pat. No. 10,462,654

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (ESIM) INSTALLATION AND INTEROPERABILITY

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for managing electronic Subscriber Identity Modules (eSIMs) on an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) included in a mobile device, the method comprising:by the eUICC:
receiving, from a provisioning server via a secure connection through a wireless network, an encrypted eSIM package comprising generically formatted contents of an eSIM and context information or an indication of context information;
decrypting the encrypted eSIM package to obtain the generically formatted contents of the eSIM;
customizing the generically formatted contents of the eSIM using the context information to generate at least a portion of a set of individual components of the eSIM; and
installing the set of individual components of the eSIM in an eSIM security domain on a memory of the eUICC,
wherein the context information comprises implicit file path information and/or an implicit record fill pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,462,653

SERVICE-BASED SECURITY PER DATA NETWORK NAME IN MOBILE NETWORKS

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.,...

1. A system, comprising:a processor configured to:
monitor network traffic on a service provider network at a security platform to identify a new session, wherein the service provider network includes a 5G network or a converged 5G network, wherein the monitoring of the network traffic comprises to:
identify a create context request service operation or a create service operation in the network traffic;
extract network name information for user traffic associated with the new session at the security platform, comprising to:
extract Data Network Name (DNN) from the create context request service operation or the create service operation of the network traffic, the DNN being equivalent to an Access Point Name (APN); and
determine a security policy to apply at the security platform to the new session based on the network name information; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,462,652

DEVICE PERFORMING A FUNCTION DEPENDING ON CONNECTED WIRELESS NETWORK

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A device comprising:a wireless communication interface configured to be used in connecting with a wireless local area network (LAN) and configured to be used in connecting with a wireless personal area network (PAN), wherein the wireless LAN is a wireless network configured by an access point, and the wireless PAN is a wireless network configured by a terminal device having an access point function; and
a controller comprising hardware and configured to:
communicate with an external device via the wireless communication interface;
execute a plurality of functions that can be used by the external device when the external device performs the communication;
receive an execution instruction for a specific function among the plurality of functions from the external device via the wireless communication interface;
determine which of the wireless LAN and the wireless PAN the external device belongs to, upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function via the wireless communication interface;
specify which among the plurality of functions the specific function is; and
permit or prohibit the use, by the external device, of the specific function based on a result of the determining and a result of the specifying,
wherein:
when it is determined that the external device belongs to the wireless LAN, upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function from the external device via the wireless communication interface, the specific function being specified to a first function among the plurality of functions, permit the external device to use the first function when an IP address of the external device is included in a specific range, the first function being one of a printing, a scanning and a web server,
when it is determined that the external device belongs to the wireless PAN, upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function from the external device via the wireless communication interface, the specific function being specified to the first function among the plurality of functions, prohibit the external device to use the first function, and
when the specific function is specified to a second function, permit the external device to use the second function even when it is determined that the external device belongs to either of the wireless LAN and the wireless PAN, upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function from the external device via the wireless communication interface, the second function being one of the printing, the scanning and the web server, the second function being different from the first function,
wherein the controller is configured to prohibit the external device from using the first function when it is determined that the external device belongs to the wireless LAN upon receiving the execution instruction for the specific function from the external device via the wireless communication interface, the specific function being specified to the first function among the plurality of functions, and the IP address of the external device is not included in the specific range.

US Pat. No. 10,462,651

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR STREAMING AUDIO AND VIDEO

ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC, Ev...

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

US Pat. No. 10,462,650

DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION

1. A computer implemented method comprising:monitoring, in real time by a processor of an intermediary device coupled with a mobile device that is further coupled with a data source, a capability of the mobile device so as to determine an available portion thereof, the mobile device executing at least one application operative to receive a plurality of data transmitted from the data source to the mobile device; and
causing, responsive to the determined available portion by the processor of the intermediary, the at least one application executing on the mobile device to direct the data source to modify at least one of the rate, volume or mode of the transmission of the data to the mobile device to increase the rate or volume of data or select a first mode of transmission when the available portion increases and decrease the rate or volume of data or select a second mode of transmission when the available portion decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,462,649

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR POWER CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT RELATING TO UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARDS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:determining, by a mobile equipment or user equipment (ME/UE), that a universal integrated circuit card (UICC) coupled to the ME/UE is associated with a particular bit value included in an elementary file,
wherein the particular bit value indicates which at least one polling event of a polling cycle to skip by identifying at least one of:
a value n when the ME/UE is to skip a polling event for every nth polling cycle, or
a value m and a value p when the ME/UE is to skip a polling event for m of every p polling cycles; and
skipping, by the ME/UE, the at least one polling event based at least in part on the particular bit value.

US Pat. No. 10,462,648

METHOD BY A USER EQUIPMENT, METHOD BY A BASE STATION, USER EQUIPMENT, AND BASE STATION

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method by a User Equipment (UE) comprising:receiving, from a radio access network, one or more radio resource control (RRC) messages, wherein the one or more RRC messages are used:
to configure a dual connectivity in which the UE communicates with the radio access network using a first set of cell(s) and a second set of cell(s) and
to configure a signaling radio bearer (SRB) for the second set of cell(s), wherein the one or more RRC messages are sent via a signaling radio bearer of the first set of cell(s).

US Pat. No. 10,462,647

COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS, TERMINAL, AND NETWORK PLATFORM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method applied to a terminal comprising a plurality of baseband apparatuses, wherein the method comprises:generating a virtual subscriber identity module (SIM) card application request comprising a card selection parameter;
sending, from the terminal, the virtual SIM card application request to a network platform;
receiving, from the network platform, virtual SIM card data that corresponds to the card selection parameter, wherein the virtual SIM card data comprises a virtual SIM card identifier and virtual SIM card authentication information;
selecting a baseband apparatus from the plurality of baseband apparatuses to obtain a receptor baseband apparatus based on whether the baseband apparatus is in an idle state or an occupied state, wherein the receptor baseband apparatus is coupled to a physical SIM card, and wherein the physical SIM card comprises physical SIM card data;
disabling a mobile data channel of the physical SIM card when the mobile data channel is in an enabled state, wherein the physical SIM card is coupled to the receptor baseband apparatus in the enabled state; and
configuring the virtual SIM card data in the receptor baseband apparatus of the terminal to replace the physical SIM card data with the virtual SIM card data in response to the disabling of the mobile data channel of the physical SIM card.

US Pat. No. 10,462,646

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF SIM CARD INITIALIZATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for initializing, a subscriber identity module (SIM) card having a SIM identifier, the method comprising:sending a request to read a file from the SIM card, wherein the file includes a selected elementary file (EF);
determining whether a SIM version identifier has been received for the file from the SIM card, wherein the SIM version identifier identifies a version of the file and wherein the SIM version identifier is updated by the SIM card when the file is updated or changed;
accessing the file from the SIM card in response to determining that the SIM version identifier has not been received for the file from the SIM card;
determining whether the SIM version identifier matches a cached version identifier in response to determining that the SIM version identifier has been received for the file from the SIM card;
accessing the file from a cache in response to determining that the SIM version identifier matches the cached version identifier; and
accessing the file from the SIM card in response to determining that the SIM version identifier does not match the cached version identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,462,645

DYNAMIC COMMUNICATION PROFILES

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a collaboration request for a user;
receiving user motion data from a client device associated with the user;
determining a user status by matching the user motion data from the client device with a motion graph;
identifying a communication profile for the user based on the user status;
administering, via the client device, the collaboration request based on settings associated with the communication profile;
detecting a user behavior based on administration of the collaboration request, the user behavior being a change to the user motion data, in response to receiving the collaboration request, repeated a plurality of times over a period of time; and
updating the settings associated with the communication profile to yield new settings based on the user behavior repeated the plurality of times over the period of time, the updating of the settings including a notification to the user of the new settings with an instruction for how to change the new settings.