US Pat. No. 10,660,066

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PAGING USER EQUIPMENT AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:a memory configured to store a plurality of instructions; and
processor circuitry coupled to the memory and configured to execute the plurality of instructions to:
calculate a first paging group index of the UE based on an inherent identity of the UE and a network configuration parameter;
wherein the first paging group index is used to determine which narrowband or which carrier the UE performs a paging message reception; and
wherein the inherent identity of the UE is an international mobile subscriber identity, and the network configuration parameter is a number nB of paging occasions of a cell in a paging cycle;
wherein the processor circuitry calculates the first pacing group index by using the following formula:
Paging_GroupID=floor(UE_ID/nB);
where, Paging_GroupID is the first paging group index, UE_ID is IMSI mod one constant value, IMSI is an international mobile subscriber identity, mod denotes a modulo operation, and floor denotes a rounded down operation.

US Pat. No. 10,660,065

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING A PAGING MESSAGE AND DEVICE SUPPORTING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a Distributed Unit (DU) of a base station, a paging message in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving a paging information, which includes paging discontinuous reception (DRX) and paging priority, from a Central Unit (CU) of the base station; and
transmitting the paging message based on the paging information to a User Equipment (UE),
wherein the DU is a lower layer of the base station, and the CU is a higher layer of the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,660,064

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, BASE STATION, HOST NODE, AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A host node in a communication system comprising:a receiver configured to receive a first message from a first base station, the first message including first information and second information, the first information indicating a list including at least one neighbor base station and the second information indicating whether each of the at least one neighbor base station can send a paging message to other base station; and
a transmitter configured to transmit a second message for paging to a second base station, the second message including third information indicating at least one base station to which the host node has transmitted a paging message.

US Pat. No. 10,660,063

BEAM PAGING ASSISTANCE

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a base station from a wireless device via at least one beam of a cell, one or more transport blocks;
sending, by the base station to a core network entity, a message indicating a context release of the wireless device, wherein the context release is based on a release of a connection of the wireless device, and wherein the message comprises paging assistance information elements comprising:
a cell identifier of the cell; and
at least one beam index of the at least one beam of the cell;
receiving, by the base station from the core network entity, a first paging message comprising:
a wireless device identifier of the wireless device; and
the paging assistance information elements; and
sending, by the base station via the at least one beam and based on the first paging message, a second paging message.

US Pat. No. 10,660,062

INDOOR POSITIONING

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving a wireless-based location records database comprising a plurality of wireless-based location records;
receiving, from a user device, Wi-Fi data and gait data;
determining an approximate location of a user associated with the user device based on the Wi-Fi data and the plurality of wireless-based location records;
receiving image capture data from one or more image capture devices viewing the approximate location of the user;
identifying the user based on the image capture data and the gait data; and
responsive to determining an accurate location of the user based on the image capture data, updating the wireless-based location records database, wherein determining the accurate location of the user based on the image capture data comprises:
comparing a position of the user in the image capture data to a plurality of reference points in the image capture data; and
determining distances between the position of the user in the image capture data and each of the plurality of reference points using visual distance measuring techniques.

US Pat. No. 10,660,061

PROVIDING USER EQUIPMENT LOCATION INFORMATION INDICATION ON USER PLANE

CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC., ...

1. A method comprising:receiving, at an entity, uplink data from a device;
determining, at the entity, whether sharing of information is restricted, the information including location information and/or application information;
when the sharing of the information is not restricted, encapsulating, by the entity, metadata in a packet and causing a network to transmit a location report by transmitting the packet to another entity; and
when the sharing of the information is restricted, calculating a location of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,060

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRECISE RADIO FREQUENCY LOCALIZATION OF A WIRELESS ARBITRARY DEVICE

Locix, Inc., San Bruno, ...

1. An asynchronous system for localization of a wireless arbitrary device in a wireless network architecture, comprising:a plurality of wireless anchor nodes each having a wireless device with one or more processing units and RF circuitry for transmitting and receiving communications in the wireless network architecture, wherein the one or more processing units of at least one wireless anchor node are configured to receive instructions from a cloud network entity to prepare for localization of the wireless arbitrary device, to change a RF channel to be the same as an RF channel of the wireless arbitrary device based on the received instructions, to receive a communication including data traffic from the wireless arbitrary device, to obtain ranging information including a receive timestamp and channel sense information (CSI) from the data traffic, and to send the ranging information to the cloud network entity while discarding payload of the received data traffic from the wireless arbitrary device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,059

BEACON-BASED LOCATION INTRODUCTION SYSTEM

Massachusetts Mutual Life...

1. A method comprising:continuously monitoring, by a server using location data periodically received from a plurality of electronic devices, location of each electronic device within the plurality of electronic devices, whereby each electronic device receives location data from a plurality of transmitters broadcasting location signals, where each electronic device periodically transmits location data to the server, and where each transmitter is located within a pre-determined area;
upon a first electronic device being located within the pre-determined area, querying, by the server, a database to retrieve a user profile comprising a set of user preference attributes associated with a user operating the first electronic device;
querying, by the server, the database to identify a second electronic device within the plurality of electronic devices, the second electronic device being responsive to the set of user preference attributes, wherein the second electronic device is located within the pre-determined area; and
generating and transmitting, by the server, a notification to the first electronic device, the notification comprising an identifier of the second electronic device and a location of the second electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,058

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AVOIDING CIRCUIT-SWITCHED CALL DROP IN MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting, by a processor of an apparatus, a non-access stratum (NAS) message in a NAS signaling connection;
receiving, by the processor, a NAS response message;
initiating, by the processor, a timer according to the NAS response message to control the NAS signaling connection by releasing the NAS signaling connection upon expiration of the timer;
receiving, by the processor, a circuit-switched (CS) service notification; and
stopping, by the processor responsive to receiving the CS service notification and before expiration of the timer, the timer to re-use the NAS signaling connection to execute a CS service procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,660,057

EASY CONNECTIVITY PROVISIONING FOR CELLULAR NETWORK

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first network device associated with a Mobile Network Operator (MNO), a first request from a user device to access a network without the user device using any one of one or more MNO profiles stored in an embedded Universal Integrated Circuit Card (eUICC) of the user device;
determining, by the first network device, whether the eUICC of the user device includes an operational MNO profile that is associated with the MNO;
when the first network device determines that the eUICC of the user device does not include the operational MNO profile, sending a second request, by the first network device, to a second network device, for information that includes a temporary authentication vector from the second network device;
receiving, by the first network device, the information from the second network device;
forwarding, by the first network device, the information to the user device that decrypts the information using a private key to obtain a user ID and a password;
receiving, by the first network device, a third request from the user device to authenticate the user device, wherein the third request includes a portion of the temporary authentication vector; and
authenticating, by the first network device, the user device based on the portion of the temporary authentication vector,
wherein the portion of the temporary authentication vector includes the user identifier (user ID) and the password.

US Pat. No. 10,660,056

TECHNIQUES FOR TIMING CONTROL WITH FILTERING IN ORTHOGONAL FREQUENCY DIVISION MULTIPLEXING-BASED SYSTEMS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communications, comprising:receiving an indication to lower a peak-to-average power ratio (PAPR) of a transmission signal waveform;
determining a filter type to apply for filtering a transmission signal waveform in response to the receiving the indication, wherein the filter type includes one of a time-domain filtering scheme applied as a convolution of filter impulse response with time domain samples or a frequency domain filtering scheme applied by per-tone scaling of samples;
dynamically enabling the filtering of the transmission signal waveform based on the filter type; and
transmitting the transmission signal waveform based on the filter type and in response to the dynamically enabling the filtering of the transmission signal waveform.

US Pat. No. 10,660,055

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE SYNCHRONIZATION SEQUENCE PROCESSING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of transmitting synchronization signals from a wireless device configured for operation in a wireless communication network, said method comprising:generating the synchronization signals using at least a subset of the same sequences used by base stations in the wireless communication network for generating network synchronization signals;
transmitting the synchronization signals according to a relative positioning that characteristically differs from a relative positioning used for transmitting the network synchronization signals and thereby enabling a receiver to determine that the synchronization signals are device-generated synchronization signals, rather than the network synchronization signals originating from any of the base stations in the wireless communication network; and
including or omitting one or more control fields in a Device-to-Device (D2D) broadcast control channel transmitted by the wireless device in association with transmission of the device-generated synchronization signals, wherein the control field omissions or inclusions characteristically distinguish the D2D broadcast control channel from network broadcast control channel transmissions by any of the base stations in association with their respective transmissions of the network synchronization signals.

US Pat. No. 10,660,054

SYNCHRONIZATION SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD USING SYNCHRONIZATION SUBFRAME IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a synchronization signal, which is transmitted by a base station in a communication system using an mmWave band, the method comprising:generating a Primary Synchronization Signal (PSS) group by applying an Orthogonal Cover Code (OCC) to a combination of PSS sequences different from each other to be transmitted over a plurality of time durations;
arranging an SSS to a region adjacent to a resource region allocated to the PSS group on a frequency axis;
generating a synchronization signal consisting of the PSS group and the SSS; and
transmitting the synchronization signal over a plurality of the time durations,
wherein the PSS group corresponds to a physical layer ID, and
wherein the PSS group is transmitted in a single basic synchronization signal block contained in a synchronization subframe and wherein the single basic synchronization signal block corresponds to a wide beam area configured by a plurality of antenna subarrays.

US Pat. No. 10,660,053

SEPARATE MEASUREMENT AND REPORTING FOR DIFFERENT TRANSMIT RECEIVE POINTS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:measuring one or more synchronization signal blocks (SSBs);
determining that the one or more SSBs are associated with a first transmit receive point (TRP) based at least in part on identification information, associated with the one or more SSBs, that distinguishes the first TRP from a second TRP with a same physical cell identifier (PCI) as the first TRP, wherein the identification information is determined based at least in part on one or more signal parameters of the one or more SSBs; and
transmitting a measurement report, associated with the first TRP, based at least in part on measuring the one or more SSBs and determining that the one or more SSBs are associated with the first TRP.

US Pat. No. 10,660,052

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SIGNAL TRANSMISSION AND RECEPTION ON UNLICENSED BAND IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of receiving a signal on an unlicensed band in a user equipment of a wireless communication system operated by an operator using both a licensed band and the unlicensed band, the method comprising:obtaining a first system frame number (SFN) of a primary cell using the licensed band;
obtaining a second SFN of a secondary cell using the unlicensed band;
obtaining a seed value used by the operator for hopping of a cell identifier (ID) based on a difference between the first SFN and the second SFN being equal to or less than a threshold, wherein the seed value is different from each of a plurality of seed values used by other operators, and wherein the seed value and the plurality of seed values are determined respectively based on the operator and the other operators;
receiving, on the unlicensed band, a reference signal generated from a scrambling sequence having an initial value, wherein the initial value is changed in every 10 subframes based on the hopping of the cell ID, and wherein the hopping of the cell ID is performed based on a hopping function determined based on the seed value and the first SFN of the primary cell; and
receiving, on the unlicensed band, a downlink signal based on the reference signal.

US Pat. No. 10,660,051

HOLISTIC SLOT POSITION-TPC COMMAND COMBINING PERIOD FOR REDUCED TPC FREQUENCY OPERATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of mapping a transmit power control, TPC, command in a time slot of a radio frame to be transmitted to at least one wireless device on a downlink, the method comprising:transmitting a TPC command in one of a first and second slot within a slot cycle of the radio frame, the one of the first and second slot used within the slot cycle being based on a configured slot format, the one of the first and second slot used being a fractional dedicated physical channel (F-DPCH) slot and the configured slot formats being one of slot formats #0, #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8 and #9, and the TPC command being transmitted within the second F-DPCH slot if the configured slot format is #0 or #9, and otherwise within the first F-DPCH slot.

US Pat. No. 10,660,050

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPORTING POWER HEADROOM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for reporting a power headroom in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a wireless device comprising:receiving first downlink control information (DCI) for scheduling a first physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission of a first serving cell;
receiving second DCI for scheduling a second PUSCH transmission of a second serving cell;
computing a power headroom for the first PUSCH transmission; and
reporting the power headroom;
wherein the second PUSCH transmission overlaps with the first PUSCH transmission, and the second DCI is received after the first DCI is received, and
wherein the power headroom for the first PUSCH transmission is computed without considering the second PUSCH transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,660,049

CONTROLLING POWER IN NON-LICENSED BAND

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) comprising:receiving scheduling information to schedule a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission on a Licensed-Assisted Access (LAA) secondary cell operating in an unlicensed band; and
computing a maximum uplink transmit power for the PUSCH transmission;
wherein the maximum uplink transmit power is computed assuming that the UE performs the PUSCH transmission on the LAA secondary cell irrespective of whether the UE can access the LAA secondary cell for the PUSCH transmission according to a channel access procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,660,048

UPLINK POWER CONTROL

Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LT...

1. A method comprising:receiving a first message that configures a set of reference signal resources, wherein each reference signal resource of the set of reference signal resources comprises a downlink reference signal resource or an uplink sounding reference signal resource, and each reference signal resource of the set of reference signal resources is associated with a corresponding uplink transmission beam pattern;
receiving scheduling information for a first uplink transmission, wherein the first uplink transmission is associated with a first reference signal resource of the set of reference signal resources;
determining a first uplink transmission beam pattern associated with the first reference signal resource;
determining a first configured maximum output power for the first uplink transmission beam pattern, wherein the first configured maximum output power is based on a first antenna array property associated with the first uplink transmission beam pattern;
determining a first transmit power for the first uplink transmission based on the first configured maximum output power; and
performing the first uplink transmission using the first uplink transmission beam pattern based on the first transmit power.

US Pat. No. 10,660,047

TRANSMIT POWER OF PILOT SIGNALS

SONY MOBILE COMMUNICATION...

14. A method executed by an access node of a cellular network, comprising:in a first subset of a sequence of transmission intervals, communicating, on a radio link of the cellular network and according to a resource mapping, pilot signals having a non-zero first transmit power,
in a second subset of the sequence of transmission intervals, communicating, on the radio link and according to the resource mapping, the pilot signals having a non-zero second transmit power which is larger than the first transmit power, and
scheduling, between the access node and a further access node of the cellular network, the transmission intervals of the second subset,
wherein the transmission intervals of the second subset are selectively scheduled in resources shared between the access node and the further access node, depending on a position of a terminal communicating the pilot signals.

US Pat. No. 10,660,046

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NETWORK ADAPTATION SUPPORT IN WIRELESS NETWORK

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), network assistance signaling from a first network controller about a second network controller, wherein the first network controller is connected to the UE, and wherein the second network controller is in a switched-off transmission mode;
receiving, by the UE, a discovery reference signal (DRS) from the second network controller;
performing, by the UE, radio resource management (RRM) measurements according to the DRS;
reporting, by the UE, the RRM measurements to the first network controller;
receiving, at the UE, a radio resource control (RRC) signaling from the first network controller based on the RRM measurements, the RRC signaling including configuration information allowing a connection between the UE and the second network controller;
connecting the UE to the second network controller in accordance with the configuration information; and
receiving, by the UE, at least one of a primary synchronization signal (PSS), a secondary synchronization signal (SSS), a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), or a common/cell-specific reference signal (CRS) from the second network controller after the second network controller is transitioned into an active transmission mode and connected to the UE, a time period between the network assistance signaling and at least one of the PSS, the SSS, the PBCH, or the CRS being less than or equal to 210 ms,
wherein the second network controller does not transmit any signals over an air interface except the DRS when switched off.

US Pat. No. 10,660,045

DISCRIMINATING BETWEEN COMMUNICATION APPARATUSES BASED ON THEIR TRANSMITTED POWER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of a first wireless communication apparatus of a communication system operating in a hardened channel environment, the method comprising:determining a transmission power to be used by a second wireless communication apparatus of the communication system for transmission of a signal carrying control information by determining respective transmission powers to be used by each of the user equipments in the plurality of user equipments;
participating in communication involving the signal transmitted using the determined transmission power upon receiving the signal; and
using the determined transmission power to discriminate between the second wireless communication apparatus and one or more third wireless communication apparatus,
wherein using the determined transmission power to discriminate between the second wireless communication apparatus and the one or more third wireless communication apparatus comprises resolving a collision between the second wireless communication apparatus and the one or more third wireless communication apparatus by:
performing a channel estimation based on the received signal, wherein the channel estimation is a superposition of a channel between each of the wireless communication apparatuses involved in the collision; and
transmitting a response using precoding that is based on the channel estimation.

US Pat. No. 10,660,044

POWER CONTROL CONFIGURATION FOR UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS

Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LT...

1. A method comprising:receiving a first configuration indicating a plurality of bandwidth parts on a first serving cell and configuration information corresponding to the plurality of bandwidth parts, wherein the configuration information comprises an open-loop power control configuration, a closed loop power control configuration, or a combination thereof corresponding to each bandwidth part of the plurality of bandwidth parts, and each bandwidth part of the plurality of bandwidth parts comprises a different numerology;
receiving scheduling information for a first uplink transmission on a first bandwidth part of the plurality of bandwidth parts;
determining a first transmission power for the first uplink transmission based on the configuration information and the scheduling information; and
performing the first uplink transmission with the first transmission power.

US Pat. No. 10,660,043

TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL COMMAND HANDLING ACROSS MULTIPLE DOWNLINK CONTROL INFORMATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving, from a base station, a plurality of downlink control information (DCI) messages that include a plurality of transmit power control (TPC) commands for an uplink transmission;
determining a power adjustment value for the uplink transmission based at least in part on a combination of the plurality of TPC commands, the combination of the plurality of TPC commands including at least a first TPC command of a first DCI message and a second TPC command of a second DCI message;
adjusting a transmit power level based at least in part on the determined power adjustment value; and
transmitting the uplink transmission to the base station at the adjusted transmit power level.

US Pat. No. 10,660,042

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR POLLED-MODE POWER SAVING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:transmitting a poll message after awakening from a sleep mode;
receiving a response to the poll message, the response indicating that a communication is available for the UE; and
entering an idle mode or a connection-suspended mode based on the response indicating that the communication is available for the UE and provision of the communication is delayed.

US Pat. No. 10,660,041

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING OPERATION CYCLE OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A server device in a wireless communication system, the server device comprising:a communication circuit; and
a processor configured to:
receive a first message for requesting to change a state of an electronic device from another server device;
transmit a response message for the first message to the other server device;
receive a second message for requesting a parameter for an operation cycle of the electronic device from the electronic device;
determine a parameter for the operation cycle in response to the second message; and
transmit a second response message including the determined parameter to the electronic device,
wherein the state of the electronic device is based on location information of the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,040

TECHNIQUES FOR MANAGING WIRELESS TRANSMISSION ENERGY BUDGET

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment device (UE), comprising:wireless communication circuitry; and
a processor operably coupled to the wireless communication circuitry, wherein the processor is configured to cause the UE to:
determine first thermal information for the UE;
determine a respective wireless transmission energy budget for each of a plurality of time periods, wherein the wireless transmission energy budget for at least a first period is based on:
an amount of unused energy budget in a previous period; and
the first thermal information;
create a schedule of wireless transmissions for the plurality of time periods based on the respective energy budgets; and
perform at least a portion of the scheduled wireless transmissions for the plurality of time periods according to the schedule.

US Pat. No. 10,660,039

ADAPTIVE OUTPUT OF INDICATIONS OF NOTIFICATION DATA

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a computing device, an indication of a movement of the computing device detected by a motion sensor operatively coupled to the computing device;
determining a degree of correspondence between the movement of the computing device and a predefined movement of the computing device;
determining, based on both the degree of correspondence and one or more characteristics of notification data, whether to output an indication of the notification data; and
responsive to determining to output the indication of the notification data, outputting, by the computing device and for presentation at a display component operatively coupled to the computing device, the indication of the notification data;
wherein:
the one or more characteristics of the notification data are a first set of one or more characteristics of the notification data, and
outputting the indication of the notification data comprises:
outputting, by the computing device and for display at the display component, the indication of the notification data such that the display component displays the indication of the notification data with an amount of luminosity, and wherein the amount of luminosity is determined based on a second, different set of one or more characteristics of the notification data;
wherein the second set of one or more characteristics of the notification data include an elapsed time, the elapsed time being an amount of time that has elapsed from after the computing device receives the notification data to receiving the indication of the movement of the computing device; and
wherein if the elapsed time exceeds a threshold amount of time, the amount of luminosity is lower than if the elapsed time does not exceed the threshold amount of time.

US Pat. No. 10,660,038

WAKE-UP RADIO FRAME FORMATS AND DEVICE COMMUNICATIONS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, by a transmitting wireless device, one or more intended receiving wireless devices for which to send a wake-up radio (WUR) frame;
generating, by the transmitting wireless device, the WUR frame, the WUR frame comprising a media access control (MAC) header that includes a first field, a second field, and a protected field, wherein the first field indicates whether the WUR frame is a fixed length frame or a variable length frame, wherein the second field indicates miscellaneous information that is different from a length of a second portion of the WUR frame based at least in part on a first value of the first field, and wherein the protected field indicates whether data in the WUR frame is protected or unprotected; and
transmitting, by the transmitting wireless device, the WUR frame to the one or more intended receiving wireless devices.

US Pat. No. 10,660,037

BLUETOOTH(™) LOW-ENERGY SCANNING AND RANGING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A device comprising:a first wireless interface configured to facilitate wireless communications according to a first wireless communication protocol;
a second wireless interface configured to facilitate wireless communications according to a second wireless communication protocol, wherein the second first wireless interface operates at a lower power level relative to a power level at which the second wireless interface operates; and
a processing element communicatively coupled to the first wireless interface and to the second wireless interface, and configured to cause the device to:
scan, using the first wireless interface, for one or more other devices;
activate the second wireless interface in response to the scan indicating that a second device is within effective communication range of the device; and
perform, using the second wireless interface, a ranging operation associated with the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,036

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING PAGING PROCESS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for performing a paging procedure by a base station (BS) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying that paging for a mobile station (MS) is initiated;
transmitting, to the MS, a paging indicator for scheduling a paging message, the paging indicator including both of a first part indicating a paging radio network temporary identifier (RNTI) and a second part indicating a group of MSs which need to receive the paging message; and
transmitting, to the MS, the paging message including an identifier of the MS based on the paging indicator,
wherein the first part is set to a pre-defined value, and
wherein the paging indicator is transmitted in scheduling information associated with a coverage class of the MS to be paged.

US Pat. No. 10,660,035

METHOD FOR DYNAMICALLY SCHEDULING CLUSTERING OPERATION

1. A method for scheduling a reclustering operation in a network including a plurality of nodes, the method comprising:determining if a first one of the plurality of nodes is a cluster head, the determination being made by the first one of the plurality of nodes in the network;
upon determining that the first one of the plurality of nodes is a cluster head, determining, via the first one of the plurality of nodes, if one or more conditions for reclustering are met;
having the first one of the plurality of nodes to continue functioning as a cluster head as long as the one or more conditions for reclustering are not met; and
upon determining that the one or more conditions for reclustering are met, notifying, via the first one of the plurality of nodes, one or more other nodes of the plurality of nodes that the reclustering operation should be performed at an upcoming determined reclustering time;
wherein:
the one or more conditions for reclustering are determined as met if a cluster scheduling message has been received from a second one of the plurality of nodes or a condition for the first one of the plurality of nodes is met,
the reclustering operation is performed in a setup round of a hyper round in the network,
each hyper round includes one setup round and one or more non-setup rounds, and
one or more hyper rounds in the network have different lengths of time.

US Pat. No. 10,660,034

COMMUNICATION DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A communication device comprising:circuitry, which, in operation, maps first control information, which includes resource assignment information indicating a first resource allocated to a terminal in a first component carrier (CC) out of multiple CCs configured for the terminal, on a first search space specific to the first CC and maps second control information, which includes resource assignment information indicating a second resource allocated to the terminal in a second CC out of the multiple CCs, on a second search space specific to the second CC, the first control information and the second control information being mapped on one out of the multiple CCs; and
a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits the first control information and the second control information to the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,660,033

REGULARLY SCHEDULED SESSIONS IN A CELLULAR INTERNET OF THINGS SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:establishing a connection with a cell based at least in part on an initial access procedure;
scheduling, by the UE and utilizing the connection, a regular transmission schedule for the UE to transmit data, wherein the regular transmission schedule comprises regularly scheduled discontinuous transmission cycles and an acknowledgement schedule, and wherein the acknowledgement schedule comprises time resources for the UE to monitor for a feedback indication for transmitted data;
refraining from communicating with the cell during a sleep interval of the discontinuous transmission cycles;
transmitting data to the cell on time-frequency resources after the sleep interval according to the regular transmission schedule, wherein the time-frequency resources are arranged during the initial access procedure for establishing the connection with the cell; and
bypassing a random access channel (RACH) procedure for each regularly scheduled data exchange, wherein the regularly scheduled data exchange comprises at least the data transmission to the cell on the time-frequency resources after the sleep interval according to the regular transmission schedule arranged by the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,660,032

MICRO SLEEP INDICATOR TECHNIQUES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a first control region and a second control region in a downlink transmission;
demodulating the identified first control region and the identified second control region of the downlink transmission, wherein the first control region comprises information for an uplink transmission subsequent to the downlink transmission and the second control region comprises information for the downlink transmission;
identifying a micro sleep indicator received in the first control region or the second control region that indicates a micro sleep state may be entered for at least a portion of one or more transmission time intervals (TTIs); and
entering the micro sleep state for at least the portion of the one or more TTIs based at least in part on the micro sleep indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,660,031

DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN COMPUTING DEVICE AND USER DEVICE AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AND OVER SESSION OR CONNECTION TO DISPLAY ONE OR MORE ROUTING NETWORKS TO USE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system comprising:a computing device comprising:
a processor; and
memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the computing device to:
receive, from a user device, data indicative of an item, wherein the computing device is located at a first location, wherein the user device is located at a second location, and wherein the first location is different from the second location;
identify the item based on item recognition using the data indicative of the item;
determine, based on the identified item, a plurality of routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item;
generate, for display via the user device, a first notification indicating the plurality of routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item;
transmit, to the user device and via a secure session connection, the first notification indicating the plurality of routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item;
receive, from a first routing network, a first datum about the identified item, wherein the plurality of routing networks includes the first routing network and a second routing network;
send, to the second routing network, a message to the second routing network, wherein the message is indicative of the first datum;
receive, from the second routing network and in response to the message, a second datum about the identified item;
select a recommended routing network from one of the first routing network and the second routing network based on the first datum and the second datum; and
transmit a second notification, to the user device, the second notification indicating the recommended routing network for the identified item; and
the user device configured to:
receive, from the computing device, the notification indicating the plurality of routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item;
display the first notification indicating the plurality of routing networks; and
display the second notification indicating the recommended routing network for the identified item.

US Pat. No. 10,660,030

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING USES OF WIRELESS POINTS OF ACCESS DURING TESTING OF RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) DEVICES UNDER TEST (DUTS)

LITEPOINT CORPORATION, S...

1. A method for controlling uses of respective tester points of access during wireless testing of one or more radio frequency (RF) signal transceiver devices under test (DUTs), comprising:receiving, in a shared tester via a first wireless point of access (PoA) of a plurality of PoAs, a request by a DUT for access, wherein said request includes a unique device identifier associated with said DUT;
determining, based on said unique device identifier included in said request, an eligibility of said DUT for access via said first PoA;
responsive to a determination of eligibility of said DUT for access via said first PoA, enabling access by said DUT via said first PoA;
responsive to a determination of eligibility of said DUT for access via a second PoA of said plurality of PoAs, transmitting a redirection message for said DUT with an identifier for said second PoA;
receiving, in said shared tester via said second PoA, another request by said DUT for access via said second PoA, wherein said another request includes said unique device identifier; and
enabling access by said DUT via said second PoA.

US Pat. No. 10,660,029

METHOD FOR THE TRANSFER OF RADIO CAPABILITY INFORMATION

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

US Pat. No. 10,660,028

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BASIC SERVICE SET ASSOCIATION

Futurewei Technologies, I...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a station (STA) from an access point (AP), a frame including a field that indicates device type(s) that are allowed to associate with the AP;
determining, by the STA, that a device type of the STA is one of the device type(s) indicated by the field as being allowed to associate with the AP; and
transmitting, by the STA, an association request to the AP after determining that the device type of the STA is one of the device type(s) indicated by the field as being allowed to associate with the AP.

US Pat. No. 10,660,027

MOBILE TERMINAL APPARATUS FOR AUTOMATICALLY GENERATING/CHANGING WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK (WLAN) ACCESS INFORMATION AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for maintaining and utilizing wireless local area network (WLAN) information by an electronic device, the method comprising:receiving, by the electronic device, a first signal from a first WLAN access point (AP), wherein the first signal includes first identification information of the first WLAN AP, first security information of the first WLAN AP, and first load information of the first WLAN AP;
based at least on analyzing the received first signal, obtaining, by the electronic device, the first identification information of the first WLAN AP and the first security information of the first WLAN AP;
determining, by the electronic device, that the electronic device is in a successful connection with the first WLAN AP;
based at least on the determining that the electronic device is in a successful connection with the first WLAN AP, automatically adding, by the electronic device, first WLAN information for automatically connecting to the first WLAN AP to a set of WLAN information for automatically connecting to WLAN APs stored in the electronic device, wherein the first WLAN information for automatically connecting to the first WLAN AP is generated by the electronic device based at least on the obtained first identification information;
receiving, by the electronic device, a second signal from a second WLAN AP, wherein the second signal includes second identification information of the second WLAN AP, second security information of the second WLAN AP, and second load information of the second WLAN AP;
based at least on analyzing the received second signal, obtaining, by the electronic device, the second identification information of the second WLAN AP and the second security information of the second WLAN AP;
based at least on the obtained second identification information of the second WLAN AP and the set of WLAN information including the first WLAN information, identifying second WLAN information included in the set of WLAN information including the first WLAN information;
based at least on the identified second WLAN information included in the set of WLAN information including the first WLAN information, automatically connecting to the second WLAN AP by the electronic device;
receiving, by the electronic device, a third signal from the second WLAN AP after automatically connecting to the second WLAN AP, wherein the third signal includes the second identification information of the second WLAN AP, the second security information of the second WLAN AP, and third load information of the second WLAN AP;
based at least on analyzing the received third signal, obtaining, by the electronic device, the third load information of the second WLAN AP; and
based at least on determining that the obtained third load information of the second WLAN AP exceeds a predetermined threshold, searching, by the electronic device, for another WLAN AP to be connected instead of the second WLAN AP.

US Pat. No. 10,660,026

METHOD FOR ESTABLISHING ASSOCIATION BETWEEN STATION AND ACCESS POINT, AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for establishing an association between a station (STA) and an access point (AP), wherein the method comprises:generating an association request frame;
sending, by the STA, the association request frame to the AP,
wherein the association request frame comprises a service type element that indicates a service type to which the STA belongs, the service type comprises (i) a sensor service type, (ii) an offloading service type, or (iii) another service type, and
wherein the service type element comprises: (a) an element identifier field for recording an element identifier of the service type element, (b) a length field for identifying a length of an information field, and (c) the information field for indicating the service type to which the STA belongs, by using a mapping relationship between a value of the information field and a service type; and receiving, by the STA, an association response frame from the AP,
wherein the association response frame including an association identifier (AID) to be allocated to the STA, and
wherein the AID is an identity of the STA and the AID is determined based on a service type to which the STA belongs as indicated by the service type element.

US Pat. No. 10,660,025

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING DUAL CELLULAR SYSTEM AGGREGATION

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling dual cellular system aggregation, comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
connecting to a network via a first radio access technology (RAT);
transmitting a “first RAT-second RAT” joint aggregation capability and at least one of a first RAT sole aggregation capability and a second RAT sole aggregation capability to the network, when connecting to the network;
receiving a second RAT configuration configuring a “first RAT-second RAT” joint aggregation from the network;
connecting to the network via a second RAT according to the second RAT configuration while connecting to the network via the first RAT; and
receiving a first data via the first RAT and a second data via the second RAT, after connecting to the network via both of the first RAT and the second RAT;
wherein the “first RAT-second RAT” joint aggregation capability indicates a “first RAT-second RAT” joint aggregation combination supported by the communication device, the “first RAT-second RAT” joint aggregation combination indicates at least one of a first number of a plurality of first carriers of the first RAT and a second number of a plurality of second carriers of the second RAT;
wherein the first RAT sole aggregation capability indicates a first RAT sole aggregation combination supported by the communication device, and the first RAT sole aggregation combination indicates a third number of a plurality of third carriers of the first RAT; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,024

WIRELESS NETWORK ACCESS METHOD AND APPARATUS

TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZ...

1. A wireless network access method performed by a network terminal, the wireless network access method comprising:obtaining, by at least one central processing unit (CPU), identification information of at least one network access point;
filtering, by the at least one CPU, the obtained identification information according to a black/white list and determining the at least one network access point as at least one available network access point, based on the filtering;
obtaining, by the at least one CPU, access point status information of each of the at least one available network access point;
determining, by the at least one CPU, a target access point from the at least one available network access point according to the access point status information;
submitting, by the at least one CPU, the identification information of the target access point to a network access server via a mobile communications network;
receiving, by the at least one CPU, access account information for the target access point from the network access server; and
transmitting, by the at least one CPU, a wireless network access request including the received access account information, to the target access point,
wherein the access point status information comprises a distance between the network terminal and the available network access point, and the target access point is determined based on the distance, and
wherein the distance is determined by:
obtaining first location information of the network terminal;
obtaining, according to the identification information of the available network access point, second location information of the available network access point that is pre-stored by a network access server; and
obtaining the distance between the network terminal and the available network access point based on the first location information and the second location information.

US Pat. No. 10,660,023

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR ACQUISITION OF ON-DEMAND SYSTEM INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A user equipment that communicates over a radio interface with a base station apparatus of a radio access network (RAN), the user equipment comprising:processor circuitry configured to initiate a first type system information block (SIB) acquisition process to receive a first type SIB, the first type SIB comprising:
scheduling information of a system information (SI) message, the SI message comprising at least one second type SIB; and
an indication of broadcast status for the SI message, the indication indicating on-demand delivery;
receiver circuitry configured to receive the first type SIB; and
transmitter circuitry configured to transmit an SI request message to request the SI message;
the processor circuitry further configured to initiate an SI message acquisition process to receive the SI message; wherein
in a case that a stored version of one of the at least one second type SIB is not valid, the first type SIB acquisition process is initiated upon a failure of the SI message acquisition process.

US Pat. No. 10,660,022

METHOD AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR REQUESTING CONNECTION TO NETWORK

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for requesting, by a first UE (User Equipment), a connection to a network in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a second UE, at least one of a transfer request for data of the second UE or the data;
based on receiving information informing that an access control check is performed at the second UE, transmitting a connection request without performing the access control check;
based on not receiving the information informing that the access control check is performed at the second UE, transmitting the connection request based on an access attempt to the network being allowed, as a result of performing the access control check based on an access class of the second UE; and
transmitting, to the network, a connection request based on the access attempt to the network being allowed,
wherein the first UE is located inside a coverage of the network.

US Pat. No. 10,660,021

SIDELINK UE INFORMATION REPORTING METHOD BY UE IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND UE USING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for reporting sidelink user equipment (UE) information in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a UE and comprising:receiving a threshold value and sidelink configuration information informing the UE of resources for discovery message transmission from a network;
based on a change in a number of separate discovery messages to be transmitted by the UE being equal to or greater than the threshold value, transmitting the sidelink UE information including the number of separate discovery messages to the network; and
based on the change being less than the threshold value and resources for the number of separate discovery messages to be transmitted being greater than the resources for discovery message transmission, transmitting randomly selected discovery messages among the separate discovery messages via the resources for discovery message transmission,
wherein based on the change being less than the threshold value, the UE transmits the sidelink UE information in case a purpose other than the number of separate discovery messages is present.

US Pat. No. 10,660,020

SEARCH SPACE SET COMBINING AND DROPPING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying a number of blind decodings of a search space set for control information, wherein a search space of the search space set comprises a subset of blind decodings;
determining a priority of the search space set;
determining a reduction factor based at least in part on the priority of the search space set;
applying the reduction factor to the subset of blind decodings to obtain a reduced subset of blind decodings for the search space;
identifying a reduced number of blind decodings of the search space set based at least in part on the reduced subset of blind decodings for the search space; and
transmitting the control information in a decoding candidate of the reduced number of blind decodings of the search space.

US Pat. No. 10,660,019

LOCATING PHYSICAL ASSETS VIA NEAR FIELD COMMUNICATION NODES

1. A device comprising:a processing system including at least one processor; and
a computer-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the processing system, cause the processing system to perform operations, the operations comprising:
sending a query for a physical asset to an application server;
receiving from the application server an identification of a communication device, wherein the communication device is a mobile communication device, wherein the application server has determined that the communication device is associated with a near field communication node that has detected the physical asset and has detected the communication device, and wherein the communication device was previously registered as being available to be contacted in connection with queries for physical assets; and
contacting the communication device responsive to the identification.

US Pat. No. 10,660,018

DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method comprising:selecting, by a node of a mobile communication network supporting device-to-device communication for direct communication between at least two devices a channel for broadcasting from a set of channels dedicated for advertising node properties in the device-to-device communication network; and selecting an occasion from a set of occasions for applying the channel;
wherein the occasion is selected based on one or more properties of the channel in relation to requirements of the node, and
wherein an index or position of the channel within the set of channels is determined based on the selected occasion for applying the channel and independent from the one or more properties of the node;
and broadcasting, by the node, of one or more information elements related to one or more properties of the node on the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,660,017

FIRST COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE, A SECOND COMMUNICATIONS DEVICE AND METHODS THEREIN FOR DEVICE-TO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A second communications device for Device-to-Device (D2D) communication with a first communications device using a first Radio Access technology (RAT) or a second RAT, wherein the first and second communications devices are operating in a communications network, and wherein the second communications device comprises:one or more processors and a memory, the memory containing computer program code executable by the one or more processors whereby the second communications device is configured to:
by means of the first RAT, receive, from the first communications device, an indication of a frame format and of one or more frame fields to be used when receiving information relating to a proximity service;
by means of the first RAT, receive, from the first communications device, the information relating to the proximity service provided by the second RAT;
determine whether to use the first RAT or the proximity service provided by the second RAT; and
apply the determined first RAT or proximity service provided by the second RAT for D2D communication with the first communications device.

US Pat. No. 10,660,016

LOCATION BASED COEXISTENCE RULES FOR NETWORK SLICES IN A TELECOMMUNICATION NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:sending, to a network node, a first request message for at least one network slice information for a wireless device;
receiving, from the network node, one or more location based network slice coexistence rules for one or more locations of the wireless device, wherein the one or more location based network slice coexistence rules is for allowed network slice information that is a subset of the at least one network slice information;
receiving, from the wireless device being at a first location, a second request message for a first network slice for the wireless device;
determining to accept the first network slice based on the first location and the one or more location based network slice coexistence rules; and
sending, to the wireless device, a first response message indicating acceptance of the first network slice.

US Pat. No. 10,660,015

MOBILE DEVICE MODE ENABLEMENT RESPONSIVE TO A PROXIMITY CRITERION

Telcom Ventures, LLC, Mi...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a smartphone of a customer, an identity of a shopping cart for carrying products for purchase in a store;
establishing a short-range communications link between the shopping cart and the smartphone responsive to receiving said identity;
detecting by a sensor that a product for purchase has been placed in the shopping cart; and
in response to said detecting, sending from the shopping cart to the smartphone via the short-range communications link a price associated with the product that is placed in the shopping cart.

US Pat. No. 10,660,014

SELECTED RESTRICTION OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SERVICES

1. A method comprising:determining whether a wireless communication device is located within a zone of coverage comprising a moving, dynamically defined region that is defined by an affected area of an event;
determining, a permissibility of a service for the wireless communication device based at least on a time, wherein types of the permissibility comprise a first permissibility and a second permissibility; and
controlling the service for the wireless communication device while the wireless communication device is within the zone of coverage based on the permissibility,
wherein the first permissibility allows limited provision of the service for the wireless communication device; and
wherein the second permissibility restricts the service for the wireless communication device, wherein the service comprises a multimedia service, and the controlling comprises allowing limited reception of the multimedia service.

US Pat. No. 10,660,013

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ROUTING DATA

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:sending, to a network device, a request for a tag, wherein the request is associated with routing a data block via a predefined route;
receiving the tag, wherein the tag indicates an interface of the network device dedicated for subsequent communication associated with the tag;
attaching the tag to the data block; and
sending, to the network device, the data block with the attached tag, wherein the tag associates the data block with the predefined route according to the interface; and
routing the data block along the predefined route.

US Pat. No. 10,660,012

METHOD FOR ASSIGNING A TERMINAL TO AN ACCESS NETWORK OF A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SIGFOX, Labege (FR)

19. An access network of a wireless communication system, the access network comprising an association server and a plurality of base stations, each base station comprising a processor and at least one base station configured to receive a message from a terminal being defined as a service base station, in response to a reception of the message from the terminal by the service base station, a processor of the association server is configured to:update a local association table of the service base station by storing an identifier of the terminal in the local association table of the service base station as a terminal associated with the service base station;
evaluate a mobility criterion of the terminal; and
update a local association table of a base station neighbouring the service base station and not having received the message from the terminal by storing the identifier of the terminal in the local association table of the neighbouring base station as a terminal associated with the neighbouring base station in response to the verification of the mobility criterion.

US Pat. No. 10,660,011

DL BACKHAUL CONTROL CHANNEL DESIGN FOR RELAYS

InterDigital Technology C...

11. An evolved Node B (eNB) comprising:a processor configured to at least:
code a plurality of relay physical downlink control channel (R-PDCCH) bits associated with an R-PDCCH transmission, wherein the coded plurality of R-PDCCH bits are mapped first along a frequency domain of an orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbol and second in a time domain across multiple OFDM symbols; and
transmit the R-PDCCH transmission to a relay node (RN), wherein the R-PDCCH transmission is mapped to a set of resource blocks (RBs) and spans the multiple OFDM symbols, wherein the R-PDCCH transmission is transmitted in a subframe that is a multimedia broadcast multicast services (MBMS) single frequency network (MBSFN) subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,660,010

WIRELESS TERMINAL APPARATUS, D2D CONTROLLER, AND METHOD

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A wireless terminal apparatus comprising:at least one wireless transceiver; and
at least one processor configured to perform cellular communication with a cellular network and device-to-device (D2D) communication with another wireless terminal using the at least one wireless transceiver, wherein
the at least one processor is configured to, before the wireless terminal apparatus is requested by the other wireless terminal to start a relay operation between the other wireless terminal and the cellular network, receive, from the other wireless terminal, connection information to allow the other wireless terminal to communicate with the cellular network or with a node in an external network via the relay operation performed by the wireless terminal apparatus, and hold the connection information, and
the at least one processor is configured to transmit, to a D2D controller, a resignation notification to be resigned from a relay terminal candidate, in response to not satisfying a requirement of the relay terminal candidate that prepares in advance for the relay operation in accordance with the connection information.

US Pat. No. 10,660,009

LINKAGE AND INDICATION OF HARQ PACKET TRANSMISSIONS AND PARAMETERS FOR URLLC IN NR

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving a current transmission of a packet including a counter indicating a number of one or more previous transmissions of the packet;
determining, based on the current packet transmission, one or more previous transmissions of the packet occurred and the number of the one or more previous transmissions of the packet, the one or more previous transmissions of the packet including at least one previous transmission for which an associated control channel was not received by the UE; and
combining the current packet transmission with the one or more previous transmissions based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,660,008

DATA TRANSMISSION SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A data transmission system, comprising:a first device, relay user equipment (UE), and a second device, wherein:
the first device performs, at a cellular network Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer of the first device, security processing on to-be-transmitted data based on a transmit end-based first policy, to generate a protocol data unit (PDU), and sends the PDU to the relay UE, wherein the transmit end-based first policy is a security processing policy agreed on by the first device and the second device, and the to-be-transmitted data is data that the first device needs to transmit to the second device;
the relay UE receives the PDU sent by the first device, and sends the PDU to a second device; and
the second device receives the PDU sent by the relay UE, and performs, at a cellular network PDCP layer of the second device, security processing on the PDU based on a receive end-based first policy, to obtain the to-be-transmitted data; wherein
the cellular network PDCP layer of the first device is a peer to the cellular network PDCP layer of the second device; and the first device is far-end UE, and the second device is a base station; or the first device is a base station, and the second device is far-end UE.

US Pat. No. 10,660,007

CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM WITH MOVING BASE STATIONS AND METHODS AND APPARATUS USEFUL IN CONJUNCTION THEREWITH

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A mobile communication network system operative in conjunction with a network including a core device, a plurality of base stations including at least one static base station, and a population of mobile stations communicating via antennae with at least one of the base stations, the system comprising:at least one moving base station included in said plurality of base stations which communicates via antennae with the mobile stations and includes base station functionality, wherein a first radio manager and mobile station functionality are co-located with the base station functionality, the base station functionality having a physical back-connection to the first radio manager, the first radio manager having a physical connection with the mobile station functionality, the mobile station functionality communicating via antennae with at least one selectable base station, wherein the first radio manager comprises: a radio resource manager; and
functionality for receiving information from, and sending information to, other radio managers, respectively co-located with other moving base stations,
wherein at least one radio manager is operative to compute, for at least one individual moving base station, route comparison information including a plurality of routes of base stations via which the individual moving base station can communicate with the core network and at least one parameter characterizing the relative quality of each of said routes and
wherein said individual moving base station connects to a serving base station selected at least partly based on information indicative of said route comparison information, and
wherein the plurality of routes of base stations via which the individual moving base station can communicate with the core network includes at least one route characterized by multi-hop backhauling, and
wherein the radio resource manager also communicates with mobile stations, including providing at least one “end-user MS” mobile station which is not co-located with moving base stations, from among said mobile stations, with at least one parameter characterizing quality of at least one routes via which said “end-user MS” mobile station can communicate with the core network, to facilitate at least said “end-user MS” mobile station's cell reselection process,
wherein decision making functionality which computes route quality for each possible route is provided in the radio resource manager, and
wherein each radio manager uses measurements provided by at least one other radio manager over a sub-network, and by at least one of its co-located mobile station functionality and a mobile station, to build a radio resource measurements table.

US Pat. No. 10,660,006

BEARER HANDOVER CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

5. A method, comprising:receiving a bearer modification request message from a mobility management entity, wherein the bearer modification request message corresponds to one packet data network (PDN) connection of a user equipment, the bearer modification request message comprises bearer contexts corresponding to all the bearers in the PDN connection;
matching fully qualified tunnel endpoint identifiers (F-TEIDs) in the bearer contexts in the bearer modification request message with F-TEIDs in bearer contexts that are stored in a serving gateway;
determining that a bearer with changed F-TEID is a bearer needing to be handed over to a target base station; and
sending an end marker message to a source base station only for the bearer needing to be handed over.

US Pat. No. 10,660,005

CELLULAR NETWORK HANDOFF PLANNING

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more processors, a navigation route from a mobile device, wherein the navigation route indicates an intended path of travel;
determining, by one or more processors, a carrier of the mobile device;
determining, by one or more processors, a set of checkpoints along the navigation route, wherein the set of checkpoints is based on an expected location of the mobile device at timed increments;
selecting, by one or more processors, a plurality of cell sites servicing the set of checkpoints, wherein the plurality of cell sites is associated with the carrier;
generating, by one or more processors, a cell site handoff plan based on the plurality of cell sites with a set of handoff times based on an estimated arrival time of the mobile device at each checkpoint of the set of checkpoints; and
sending, by one or more processors, the cell site handoff plan to a base station controller of each cell site of the plurality of cell sites.

US Pat. No. 10,660,004

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING HETEROGENEOUS NETWORK HANDOVER AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

5. A method of a first core network entity linked to a source base station for controlling a handover of a user equipment between heterogeneous networks, the method comprising:determining a type of handover or a second core network entity linked to a target base station for transmitting a forward relocation request message, by using identification information of the target base station contained in a handover required message;
converting user equipment context stored for the user equipment to perform the handover to evolved packet core (EPC) user equipment context;
transmitting, to the second core network entity linked to the target base station, the forward relocation request message containing the identification information of the target base station and the EPC user equipment context;
receiving a forward relocation response message containing EPS bearer setup list information of the target base station from the second core network entity linked to the target base station; and
transmitting a handover command message containing the EPS bearer setup list information of the target base station to a source base station,
wherein the user equipment is set to a single registration mode, and the source base station and the target base station employ different network technologies from each other, and
wherein the first core network entity linked to the source base station is a core access and mobility management function (AMF), and the second core network entity linked to the target base station is a mobility management entity (MME).

US Pat. No. 10,660,003

METHODS AND RELATED DEVICES FOR OPTIMIZING A MOBILE EDGE COMPUTING (MEC) SYSTEM

HON HAI PRECISION INDUSTR...

1. A method, performed by a Mobile Edge Computing (MEC) orchestrator, comprising:acquiring MEC computation-related information and User Equipment (UE) mobility-related information from an MEC system including a plurality of MEC entities;
performing a classification procedure, based on the MEC computation-related information and the UE mobility-related information, to determine a behavior type of a UE, the behavior type indicating whether to trigger a handover (HO) in the MEC system and whether to trigger a Virtual Machine (VM) migration in the MEC system;
comparing a system computation loading with one or more loading thresholds to determine a system computation loading level;
performing one of a plurality of adjustment procedures m response to the system computation loading level, wherein the adjustment procedures include:
a first adjustment procedure to turn off a computation node of a first MEC entity that operates in an idle state;
a second adjustment procedure to adjust an operation state of a second MEC entity in response to an adjustment request from the second MEC entity; and
a third adjustment procedure to offload a computation loading from a third MEC entity to a fourth MEC entity; and
providing an instruction table in response to the behavior type, the instruction table including routing information for routing MEC traffic among one or more of the plurality of MEC entities.

US Pat. No. 10,660,002

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DIFFERENTIATED SYSTEM CONTINUITY WHEN CHANGING NETWORKS

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor having control over first network resources on a mobile network;
and memory, coupled to the processor, the memory storing instructions that cause the processor executing the instructions to effectuate operations comprising:
receiving, from a plurality of devices, a plurality of requests to transfer a plurality of respective sessions from the mobile network to a wireless local area network WLAN, each respective session being an information exchange involving a respective application on a respective user device of the plurality of devices, wherein the plurality of requests includes a first subset of requests and a second request, the second request associated with a second application;
based on an identity of the respective user device requesting the second request, determining that a user preference for conducting communications of the second application on the mobile network;
denying the second request;
accessing priority criteria associated with at least one of the respective user devices, the priority criteria comprising profile information and subscription information;
determining a priority for transferring sessions between the mobile network and the WLAN for each of the first subset of the plurality of requests based on the priority criteria;
determining that a first request of the first subset is associated with an emergency;
adjusting the priority to assign a higher priority of the first request based on the emergency;
and allocating a respective portion of the network resources to each request of the plurality of requests in order of the priority;
wherein the respective portion of the network resources utilized to transfer a first respective session of the first subset of the plurality of respective sessions to the WLAN, the first respective session associated with the first request, is allocated to the first request before any of the network resources are allocated to a second, lower priority request.

US Pat. No. 10,660,001

DEVICE HANDOVER IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

10. A method comprising:transmitting, by a wireless device to a first base station, at least one measurement report comprising signal quality information of one or more carriers, the wireless device having one connection with the first base station, the connection being configurable to carry a plurality of calls, each call of the plurality of calls being from a call category in a plurality of call categories; and
initiating, by the first base station, a handover of the connection to a second base station based on criteria on the signal quality information, the criteria being employed for handover at least when the connection comprises a plurality of calls of different call types, the criteria comprising a first criterion and a second criterion different from the first criterion, the first criterion being employed if the connection engages in an active call from a first call category of the plurality of call categories, the second criterion being employed if the connection does not engage in an active call from the first call category, wherein:
the first call category is a delay-sensitive call; and
the first base station is of a different type compared with the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,660,000

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

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A core network entity capable of communicating with a mobile terminal via a first or second access network, wherein radio access technology of the first access network is different from radio access technology of the second access network, the core network entity comprising:a transmitter which, in operation, transmits a paging request addressed to the mobile terminal, wherein the paging request is to be routed through the first access network but is rerouted through the second access network when the mobile terminal is attached to the second access network; and
circuitry, which is coupled to the transmitter and which, during service provision to the mobile terminal via the second access network, configures system resources for service provision to the mobile terminal via the first access network by determining radio access parameters, wherein the radio access parameters are determined based on a type of the radio access technology of the first access network and include at least frequency information for use by the mobile terminal to connect to the first access network;
wherein the transmitter, in operation, transmits a handover command which includes the frequency information through the second access network to the mobile terminal, the handover command directing the mobile terminal to connect to the first access network.

US Pat. No. 10,659,999

INTERSYSTEM CHANGE BETWEEN DIFFERENT RADIO ACCESS NETWORKS

NEC CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method comprising:receiving a mobility command from a first Radio Access Network (RAN), the mobility command including a purpose information set to a cell change order and a target RAN type information set to a second RAN,
performing the cell change order to the second RAN based on the mobility command; and
deactivating, when a user equipment (UE) moves from the first RAN connected mode to the second RAN via the cell change order, an Idle mode Signaling Reduction (ISR) by setting a temporary identifier (TIN) to a globally unique temporary identifier (GUTI) before initiating a routing area (RA) update procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,659,998

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MANAGING CONNECTIVITY BETWEEN A FIXED ACCESS POINT AND A HOTSPOT IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS, FOR EXAMPLE INCLUDING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A fixed access point (FAP) for use in a mobile communication network, the FAP comprising:at least one wireless transceiver; and
at least one module comprising a processor and memory, and being operable to, at least:
utilize the at least one wireless transceiver to, at least:
establish a wireless communication link with another access point of the mobile communication network;
associate with a first hotspot on a list of hotspots;
associate with a second hotspot on the list of hotspots; and
while associated with the first and second hotspots, utilize the first hotspot to provide mobile communication network services to said another access point of the mobile communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,659,997

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR CELL SELECTION DURING A CALL FALLBACK FROM AN ADVANCED NETWORK TO A LEGACY NETWORK

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A mobile communication device, comprising:a wireless transceiver, configured to perform wireless transmission and reception to and from an advanced network and a legacy network; and
a controller, configured to receive a message from the advanced network via the wireless transceiver for redirecting the mobile communication device from the advanced network to the legacy network, perform a cell search for suitable cells of both a lower priority and a higher priority in the legacy network via the wireless transceiver in response to receiving the message, and camp on a suitable cell of the lower priority in the legacy network via the wireless transceiver in response to the suitable cell of the lower priority being searched without completing the cell search to make sure there is no suitable cell of the higher priority in the legacy network.

US Pat. No. 10,659,996

RADIO RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN METROPOLITAN AREA NETWORKS

NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A system for allocating resources in a communications network, the system comprising:a plurality of access points, wherein each access point in the plurality of access points is in communication with one or more user devices; and
a central controller in communication with the plurality of access points, wherein the central controller is configured to:
receive traffic information and channel information for access point—user device links in the communications network; and
determine a joint resource allocation based at least in part on the received traffic and channel information and at least in part on an algorithm, wherein the algorithm is derived based on a non-convex infinite-size joint spectrum allocation, user association, and power allocation problem; and
transmit the joint resource allocation to the plurality of access points, wherein the joint resource allocation comprises spectrum allocation, user association, and power allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,659,995

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF RECOMMENDING A DATA RATE IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method, performed by a wireless device, for determining an uplink data rate between the wireless device and a network node in a wireless communications system, the method comprising:transmitting, to the network node, a first information element via a protocol layer on an uplink communication channel, the first information element indicating a request for an uplink data rate recommendation, wherein the first information element includes a first index that indicates a desired data rate, and wherein the first index is an index to a table of data rates;
receiving, from the network node, a second information element that indicates a recommended data rate, the second information element being received via the protocol layer on a downlink communication channel; and
determining the recommended data rate based on a second index extracted from the second information element, wherein the second index is an index to the table of data rates on the uplink communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,659,994

NETWORK NODES, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHODS THEREOF

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A wireless communication system comprising:a first network node; and
a second network node;
wherein the second network node is configured to have a Radio Resource Control (RRC) connection to a user device;
wherein the second network node comprises:
a transceiver configured to receive a data flow comprising data packets addressed to the user device; and
a processor configured to determine at least one first sequence of data packets of the data flow addressed to the user device, and determine that the first network node is configured to communicate with the user device over at least two radio channels;
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit the at least one first sequence of data packets to the first network node if the first network node has at least two radio channels for communication with the user device;
wherein the first network node comprises:
a transceiver configured to receive, from the second network node, the at least one first sequence of data packets and at least one RRC measurement report, the at least one RRC measurement report being associated with at least one radio channel between the user device and the first network node; and
a processor configured to split, based on the at least one received RRC measurement report, the at least one first sequence of data packets into at least a first sub-sequence of data packets and a second sub-sequence of data packets;
wherein the transceiver is further configured to transmit the first sub-sequence of data packets in a first set of frequency resources over a first radio channel and the second sub-sequence of data packets in a second set of frequency resources over a second radio channel to the user device, wherein the first set of frequency resources and the second set of frequency resources are non-overlapping.

US Pat. No. 10,659,993

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING OR RECEIVING PAGING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting control information on a first physical layer frame structure associated with a specific subcarrier spacing to be used for paging among a plurality of subcarrier spacing, the plurality of subcarrier spacing in a frequency domain being associated with a plurality of service to be provided to a user equipment (UE); and
transmitting a paging message to the UE based on the specific subcarrier spacing,
wherein the control information on the first physical layer frame structure is comprised in a master information block transmitted by the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,659,992

SWITCHING BETWEEN PACKET DUPLICATION OPERATING MODES

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. A method of a user equipment comprising:establishing a radio bearer to communicate with at least one network entity, the radio bearer comprising a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (“PDCP’) protocol entity associated with a first Radio Link Control (“RLC”) protocol entity and with a second RLC protocol entity;
determining whether PDCP packet duplication associated with the PDCP protocol entity is to be activated;
communicating with a mobile communication network according to a packet duplication mode of operation in response to determining that PDCP packet duplication is to be activated;
determining whether a split threshold value of the PDCP protocol entity is set to a predefined value in response to determining that PDCP packet duplication is not to be activated;
communicating with the mobile communication network according to a first split bearer mode of operation in response to determining that the split threshold value is set to the predefined value; and
communicating with the mobile communication network according to a second split bearer mode of operation in response to determining that the split threshold value is not set to the predefined value,
wherein the first split bearer mode of operation comprises:
selecting one of the first RLC protocol entity and the second RLC protocol entity to be a primary RLC protocol entity; and
transmitting uplink PDCP data exclusively over a data path associated with the primary RLC protocol entity,
wherein the second split bearer mode of operation comprises:
selecting one of the first RLC protocol entity and the second RLC protocol entity to be a primary RLC protocol entity; and
selectively sending uplink PDCP data to the primary RLC protocol entity or to a non-primary RLC protocol entity based on an amount of uplink PDCP data as compared to the split threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,659,991

BANDWIDTH CONSTRAINED IMAGE PROCESSING FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Nissan North America, Inc...

1. A method, the method comprising:determining, by a signal processing system of a controller apparatus, a data transfer rate of a plurality of signals received from a vehicle, the plurality of signals including state data of the vehicle;
in response to determining that the data transfer rate satisfies a data transfer rate criterion, determining, by the signal processing system and using the state data and external data associated with the vehicle, a location of the vehicle and a location of at least one of a plurality of objects that obstruct at least one of the plurality of signals; and
generating, by the signal processing system, optimized state data using the state data and the external data.

US Pat. No. 10,659,990

BASE STATION EQUIPMENT, COMMUNICATION TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, PROGRAM, FRAME TRANSMITTING METHOD, AND DATA STRUCTURE

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A method for a user equipment, the method comprising:receiving from a base station:
a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) carrying a transport block to which higher layer data is mapped, and
a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) scheduling the PDSCH,
wherein the PDSCH and the PDCCH are received in one or two slots as time domain resources, and the PDCCH carries Downlink Control Information (DCI) following a predetermined DCI format, wherein the DCI contains information regarding downlink resource assignment for the PDSCH and uplink resource assignment;
transmitting, to the base station, an acknowledgement signal using the information regarding uplink resource assignment, the acknowledgement signal indicating an acknowledgement for the received higher layer data.

US Pat. No. 10,659,989

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING CONGESTION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for controlling congestion by a radio access network (RAN) congestion awareness function (RCAF) in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:receiving congestion information associated with a base station or a cell;
transmitting, to a mobility management entity (MME), a first message for requesting information on at least one user equipment (UE) served by a congested base station or a congested cell based on the congestion information, the first message including an identifier of a public land mobile network (PLMN) and an identifier of the congested base station or an identifier of the congested cell; and
receiving, from the MME, a second message including the information, the information including a list of at least one identity (ID) of the at least one UE that is served by the congested base station or the congested cell and corresponds to the PLMN.

US Pat. No. 10,659,988

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a wireless communication, the method comprising:communicating with a first base station based on a first packet data convergence protocol sequence number (PDCP SN) size for a first radio bearer, the first radio bearer being configured based on first configuration information;
receiving, from the first base station, a control message for a handover from the first base station to a second base station, wherein the control message includes an indication to perform full configuration and second configuration information, the second configuration information including information on a second PDCP SN size for a second radio bearer;
releasing the first radio bearer based on the indication to perform full configuration;
establishing the second radio bearer for communicating with the second base station, based on the second configuration information; and
communicating with the second base station based on the second PDCP SN size for the second radio bearer.

US Pat. No. 10,659,987

METHOD FOR USING RADIO INTERFACE TECHNOLOGY, APPARATUS, AND COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmitting a service in a wireless network, comprising:receiving, by a terminal device from a base station, information of a correspondence between a data radio bearer (DRB) and a radio interface technology, wherein the radio interface technology is supported in a frequency range of a cell, the frequency range is one of N frequency ranges, wherein N?2, and wherein characteristic information of the radio interface technology comprises a subcarrier spacing; and
transmitting, by the terminal device to the base station, the service on the DRB within the frequency range using the subcarrier spacing of the radio interface technology.

US Pat. No. 10,659,985

BASE STATION SIDE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION, AND USER SIDE DEVICE AND METHOD FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A device at a base station side for wireless communications, comprising:circuitry configured to:
determine dynamically, based on transmission characteristics related to a user equipment, a reference signal and an associated resource element to be used by the user equipment from a set of available reference signals and resource elements of the base station; and
generate reference signal configuration information for the user equipment, with the configuration information containing an indication of a sequence number of a combination of the reference signal and the associated resource element to be used by the user equipment,
wherein the sequence number of the combination of the reference signal and the associated resource element is associated with a sequence number of an antenna port, and each antenna port is configured to transmit a different combination of reference signal and associated resource element, and
wherein the circuitry is configured to generate a bitmap based on the sequence number of the combination of the reference signal and the associated resource element to be used by the user equipment, with each bit of the bitmap representing whether a combination of a reference signal and an associated resource element corresponding to the bit is to be used by the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,659,984

MEASUREMENT REPORTING METHOD OF TERMINAL AND TERMINAL USING SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of measurement reporting of a user equipment (UE) which is configured with a primary cell, the method performed by the UE and comprising:adding a secondary cell as a serving cell of the UE;
determining whether the secondary cell is applicable for an associated measurement among a plurality of measurements based on whether the secondary cell is a serving cell or a neighboring cell, wherein the plurality of measurements comprises (i) a measurement applicable to the serving cell and (ii) a measurement applicable to the neighboring cell;
determining whether the secondary cell is already included in a triggered cell list; and
transmitting, to a base station, a measurement report including the triggered cell list,
wherein based on the secondary cell not being applicable for the associated measurement and based on the secondary cell already included in the triggered cell list, the secondary cell is removed by the UE from the triggered cell list, and
wherein based on the secondary cell being applicable for the associated measurement and satisfying a specific event, and based on the secondary cell not included in the triggered cell list, the secondary cell is included by the UE in the triggered cell list.

US Pat. No. 10,659,983

BEAM FAILURE DETECTION AND RECOVERY

FG Innovation Company Lim...

5. A method for wireless communication, comprising:receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) configuration specific to a bandwidth part (BWP), the first RRC configuration configuring an initial value of a beam failure detection (BFD) timer and a beam failure indication (BFI) count threshold;
starting or re-starting the BFD timer when receiving a beam failure indication (BFI) from a lower sublayer;
counting a number of the received BFIs using a BFI counter; and
setting the BFI counter to zero when receiving a second RRC configuration specific to the BWP, the second RRC configuration re-configuring the BFI count threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,659,982

NETWORK DIAGNOSTIC SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING PERFORMANCE OF A RADIO NETWORK DURING FUNCTIONAL OVER-THE-AIR OPERATION

Locus Location Systems, L...

1. A communications network health-determining apparatus, the network comprising a plurality of network base station transceivers distributed over a geographic area and in bidirectional communication with mobile, portable, or stationary radios operating in the network, each radio having a respective radio identifier and transmitting a signal including the respective radio identifier, the apparatus comprising:health determining devices:
configured to receive the signal during normal over-the-air operation of one of the radios; and
configured to determine if the signal received by the one radio was transmitted from an authorized one of the radios; and
responsive to a health determining device determining that the signal is from an authorized radio:
the health determining device determines the identifier within the received signal;
the health determining device determines a signal waveform of the received signal at different times and compares the determined signal waveforms;
the health determining device determines operating characteristics of the authorized radio from the compared signal waveforms; and
the health determining device determines a current location of the authorized radio within the geographic area;
a master controller communicatively coupled to the health determining devices;
a first of the health determining devices:
configured to analyze the operating characteristics of the authorized radio and determining if the authorized radio is healthy by at least one of:
packet sniffing a received signal from the authorized radio and determining if the authorized radio is compliant with a packet/signal specification structure;
discerning from the compliant packet/signal specification structure a type of transmission that has been received from the radio; and
determining a frequency deviation of the received signal from the authorized radio and a range of frequency deviations of the signal from the authorized radio over time; and
configured to send a first analysis result of the authorized radio to the master controller;
a second of the health determining devices:
configured to analyze the operating characteristics of the authorized radio and determining if the authorized radio is healthy by at least one of:
packet sniffing a received signal from the authorized radio and determining if the authorized radio is compliant with a packet/signal specification structure;
discerning from the compliant packet/signal specification structure a type of transmission that has been received from the radio; and
determining a frequency deviation of the received signal from the authorized radio and a range of frequency deviations of the signal from the authorized radio over time; and
configured to send a second analysis result of the authorized radio to the master controller; and
either:
the authorized radio in bidirectional communication with at least one of the health determining devices and the master controller receives the determination from at least one of the health determining devices and the master controller that the authorized radio is not healthy; or
both the first and second analysis results sent to the master controller indicate that the authorized radio is healthy and the master controller determines from the first and second analysis results whether a geographically healthy or geographically unhealthy location of the network exists within the geographic area from which the authorized healthy radio transmitted the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,659,981

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING PREAMBLE SIGNAL AND FOR SIGNAL MEASUREMENT

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A method for transmitting a pilot signal, the method comprising:determining, by a network side device, at least one Channel State Information, CSI, feedback configuration to be transmitted to a user equipment, wherein one CSI feedback configuration corresponds to one Channel State Information-Reference Signal, CSI-RS, resource, and for each port of one CSI-RS resource, a pilot signal corresponding to the port is transmitted over one group of antenna elements corresponding to the port; and
transmitting, by the network side device, the determined at least one CSI feedback configuration to the user equipment to instruct the user equipment to receive a pilot signal over a CSI-RS resource corresponding to the determined at least one CSI feedback configuration and to make signal measurement according to the received pilot signal;
wherein determining, by the network side device, the at least one CSI feedback configuration to be transmitted to the user equipment comprises:
determining, by the network side device, a measurement parameter of the user equipment for a pilot signal of at least one first CSI-RS resource;
selecting, by the network side device, a part or all of the at least one first CSI-RS resource according to the determined measurement parameter;
determining, by the network side device, at least one second CSI-RS resource corresponding to the selected part or all of the at least one first CSI-RS resource; and
determining, by the network side device, a second CSI feedback configuration as the CSI feedback configuration to be transmitted to the user equipment, wherein a CSI-RS resource corresponding to the second CSI feedback configuration is the determined at least one second CSI-RS resource.

US Pat. No. 10,659,980

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MONITORING AN ACCESS NETWORK UTILIZING MOBILE NETWORK EQUIPMENT

Viasat, Inc., Carlsbad, ...

1. A system for monitoring performance of an access network utilizing mobile network equipment, comprising:a plurality of network performance monitoring units, each network performance unit installed in a different respective vessel and configured to collect vessel specific performance data for one or more communication links between the respective vessel and the access network, and to transmit the vessel specific performance data to a metrics aggregator;
the metrics aggregator configured to:
obtainer an origin and a destination of travel for each respective vessel;
assign one or more vessels of the plurality of vessels to a first network service area of a plurality of network service areas based on the origin and the destination of travel for each of the plurality of vessels;
obtain, from the plurality of network performance monitoring units, the vessel specific performance data for each of the one or more vessels assigned to the first network service area; and
aggregate the vessel specific performance data for the one or more vessels assigned to the first network service area to determine a first aggregate service performance metric associated with the first network service area; and
an electronic hardware processor, configured to provide for display on an electronic display, a first indicator of the first aggregate service performance metric.

US Pat. No. 10,659,979

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR HANDLING CELL OUTAGE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method of handling a cell outage, comprising:receiving, by an apparatus implementing an integrated reference point (IRP) manager function, a first message;
determining, by the apparatus according to the first message, a cell outage of a second cell, wherein the second cell is a compensation cell to take over coverage of a first cell that belongs to a first base station; and
in response to the determining of the cell outage of the second cell, sending, by the apparatus, a second message to the first base station over an operation, administration and maintenance (OAM) northbound interface, wherein the second message instructs, when the first cell is in a normal state, the first base station to keep the first cell in the normal state and to not transfer the first cell from the normal state to an energy saving state until a determination that the cell outage of the second cell has ended.

US Pat. No. 10,659,978

USE OF UE TYPE AS BASIS TO CONTROL WHETHER TO USE BLIND ADDITION OR RATHER THRESHOLD-BASED ADDITION WHEN CONFIGURING DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling configuration of dual connectivity for a user equipment device (UE), wherein the UE is a type of UE, the method comprising:determining, by a first access node with which the UE currently has a first connection, the type of the UE;
using, by the first access node, the determined type of the UE as a basis to select an operational mode for use by the first access node in adding for the UE a second connection with the second access node, including (i) if the determined type is a first type rather than a second type, then selecting as the operational mode a threshold-based-addition mode rather than a blind-addition mode and (ii) if the determined is the second type rather than the first type, then selecting as the operational mode the blind-addition mode rather than the threshold-based-addition mode; and
based at least on the selecting, using by the first access node the selected operational mode in adding for the UE the second connection with the second access node, wherein the first access node then serves the UE over the first connection concurrently with the second access node serving the UE over the second connection,
wherein using the blind-addition mode in adding for the UE the second connection with the second access node comprises adding for the UE the second connection with the second access node without requiring, as a condition precedent, the UE reporting being within threshold strong coverage of the second access node, and
wherein using the threshold-based-addition mode in adding for the UE the second connection with the second access node comprises adding for the UE the second connection with the second access node contingent on the UE reporting being within threshold strong coverage of the second access node.

US Pat. No. 10,659,977

HIERARCHICAL TRANSMISSION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Avago Technologies Intern...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a communication interface; and
processing circuitry that is coupled to the communication interface, wherein at least one of the communication interface or the processing circuitry is configured to:
generate a first symbol stream by processing first information based on a first at least one parameter specifying a first modulation coding set (MCS), wherein the first MCS is associated with a first plurality of constellation points and an origin;
generate a second symbol stream by processing second information based on a second at least one parameter specifying a second MCS that is less robust than the first MCS, wherein the second information augments the first information when combined with the first information, wherein the first at least one parameter provides for less throughput and a higher likelihood of successful transmission than the second at least one parameter, wherein the second MCS is associated with a second plurality of constellation points and the origin, and wherein a ratio of a first distance from each of the second plurality of constellation points to the origin and a second distance from each respective one of the first plurality of constellation points is greater than unity; and
transmit the first symbol stream and the second symbol stream to at least one other wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,659,976

PAGING ENHANCEMENT FOR SIGNALING OPTIMIZATION

NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a network element, a signaling procedure to be used by a user equipment as a response to a paging message, wherein the signaling procedure is identified based on how a previous connection was suspended; and
indicating the signaling procedure from the network element to the user equipment, wherein the indication comprises using one of a radio resource control connection setup request and a radio resource control connection resume request.

US Pat. No. 10,659,975

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING UNDERGROUND SERVICES IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS, FOR EXAMPLE INCLUDING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

VENIAM, INC., Mountain V...

1. A Mobile Access Point (MAP) for providing underground services in a network of moving things, the MAP comprising:a plurality of wireless transceivers operable to provide wireless communication between the MAP and a vehicle communication network, and to provide wireless local area network (WLAN) access point services; and
at least one module comprising a processor and memory, wherein the at least one module is operable to, while traveling underground, at least:
communicate with a Fixed Access Point (FAP) infrastructure;
while communicating with the FAP infrastructure and without having access to a global positioning system, at least:
receive a first signal from the FAP infrastructure;
determine a first location of the MAP based, at least in part, on the received first signal; and
communicate the determined first location to an Underground Network Management System (UNMS) via the FAP infrastructure;
lose contact with the FAP infrastructure;
while contact with the FAP infrastructure is lost and without having access to a global positioning system, at least:
communicate with a second Mobile Access Point (MAP);
receive a second signal from the second MAP; and
determine a second location of the MAP based, at least in part, on the received second signal; and
communicate location information based at least in part on the determined second location to the UNMS.

US Pat. No. 10,659,974

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING SIGNAL IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM, AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting, by a first station (STA), a signal to a second STA in a wireless local area network (WLAN) system, comprising:generating a training field including a training subfield based on a basic training subfield and a total number of space-time streams,
wherein the basic training subfield includes a first sequence, a zero sequence being contiguous to the first sequence and a second sequence being contiguous to the zero sequence, wherein the zero sequence is configured based on {0, 0, 0}, and
wherein the training subfield is generated based on a repetition of the basic training subfield for each of the space-time streams,
wherein the repetition of the basic training subfield is determined based on a header field, and
wherein the header field includes an Enhanced Directional Multi Gigabit (EDMG) training subfield sequence length field including information on OFDM symbol length of the basic training subfield; and
transmitting the signal including the header field and the training field to the second STA through the space-time streams.

US Pat. No. 10,659,973

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR COMMUNICATING WITH ULTRA-WIDEBAND ELECTROMAGNETIC WAVES

1. A method, comprising:receiving, by a first waveguide system, a first plurality of electromagnetic waves, wherein the first plurality of electromagnetic waves propagate along a first span of a transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path and without traversing a first supporting device or a second supporting device, wherein the first span of the transmission medium is supported by the first supporting device and the second supporting device, and wherein the first plurality of electromagnetic waves convey a first communication signal;
extracting, by the first waveguide system, the first communication signal from the first plurality of electromagnetic waves to obtain an extracted first communication signal; and
transmitting, by the first waveguide system, the extracted first communication signal to a communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,659,972

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING UBIQUITOUS NETWORK COVERAGE

Level 3 Communications, L...

1. A method comprising:defining, using a computer system, at least one parameter for one or more forces configured to control interactions of a plurality of nodes, each of the nodes having a node range corresponding to an effective operational limit of the node;
defining, using boundary information received at the computer system, a boundary of a geographical area to which coverage by a network may be provided, wherein the boundary information includes primary boundary segment information corresponding to a particular geographical area, and wherein the boundary information further includes at least one of (i) secondary boundary information defining secondary geographical areas within the particular geographical area that are excluded from coverage, and (ii) tertiary boundary information defining tertiary geographical areas to which coverage is provided outside of the particular geographical area;
placing, using a graphical user interface, the plurality of nodes within the defined geographical area, the plurality of nodes interacting within the defined geographical area based on the one or more forces; and
receiving feedback showing an overall layout of the plurality of nodes on the graphical user interface in communication with the computer system, the overall layout substantially covering the defined geographical area with the node ranges.

US Pat. No. 10,659,971

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING SELECTION OF RADIO CHANNEL FREQUENCY AND GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION FOR WLAN ACCESS POINTS

Dell Products, LP, Round...

1. An information handling system comprising:at least one wireless adapter for communicating on a radio channel frequency within a shared communication frequency band such that the information handling system is configured to operate as a WLAN access point (AP);
an application processor executing code instructions of a WLAN AP base transceiver location optimization system to select an optimal geographic location of the information handling system operating as the WLAN AP by:
determining a first weighted potential interference between the information handling system operating as the WLAN AP and each of a plurality of neighboring small cell WWAN base stations operating at the radio channel frequency at a first geographic location;
determining a second weighted potential interference between the information handling system operating as the WLAN AP and each of a plurality of neighboring small cell WWAN base stations operating at the radio channel frequency at a second geographic location that is a candidate optimal geographic location;
wherein the determination of the first or second weighted potential interference is based on reported location interference and traffic levels, path loss assessment levels, and base transceiver utilization assessment levels for a plurality of wireless links operating on the information handling system operating as the WLAN AP and the neighboring small cell WWAN base stations;
defining the second geographic location as the optimal geographic location of the information handling system to operate as the WLAN AP when the second weighted potential interference is lesser than the first weighted potential interference;
determining the direction of the optimal geographic location from the first geographic location; and
a digital display operating within the information handling system to display a graphical indicator of the direction of the optimal geographic location from the first geographic location.

US Pat. No. 10,659,970

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING A COMMUNITY WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK FOR VOICE AND HIGH SPEED DATA COMMUNICATION

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A radio access network system for use with a core network, the system comprising:a central base station unit; and
a plurality of remote access points communicatively coupled to the central base station unit via a wired local area network;
wherein the remote access points are configured to wirelessly communicate with user equipment using licensed frequency bands, wherein at least one of the remote access points is configured to wirelessly communicate with the user equipment using a first wireless protocol, and wherein at least one of the remote access points is configured to wirelessly communicate with the user equipment using a second wireless protocol that is different from the first wireless protocol;
wherein the central base station unit communicatively couples the user equipment to the core network;
wherein the central base station unit is configured to communicatively couple, to the core network using a base station interface, any remote access points wirelessly communicating using the first wireless protocol and is configured to communicatively couple, to the core network using a radio network controller interface, any remote access points wirelessly communicating using the second wireless protocol;
wherein the central base station unit and the plurality of remote access points are deployed together in a private network comprising the wired local area network; and
wherein the central base station unit comprises an integrated gateway configured to secure sessions with the user equipment that is accessing the core network.

US Pat. No. 10,659,969

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR SYNCHRONIZE TIME SLOTS CONFIGURATIONS OF CELLS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device, wherein said electronic device includescircuitry configured to
receive time slot configuration information from a control device and perform corresponding configuration;
perform carrier aggregation communication with a first cell and a second cell via a first carrier operating over an unlicensed frequency band and a second carrier operating over a licensed frequency band, respectively; and
determine a time slot configuration comprising a judging time slot and a using time slot for the first cell to use the unlicensed frequency band, wherein
the first cell uses the unlicensed frequency and in the using time slot in response to a determination in the judging time slot that another device is not using the unlicensed frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,659,968

METHOD FOR PERFORMING COMMUNICATION BY USING UNLICENSED SPECTRUM, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

7. A method for performing communication by using an unlicensed spectrum, comprising:receiving, by user equipment (UE), information that is about a time resource and/or a frequency resource obtained by contention by a base station in an unlicensed spectrum and that is sent by the base station; and
communicating, by the UE, with the base station according to the information about the time resource and/or the frequency resource, after determining, by the UE, configuration information according to the information about the time resource and/or the frequency resource, by
calculating a valid time of the time resource and/or the frequency resource according to a start moment of received physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) scheduling signaling, or calculating a valid time of the time resource and/or the frequency resource according to a preset time; and/or
detecting a primary synchronization signal (PSS) and/or a secondary synchronization signal (SSS) on the obtained time resource and/or frequency resource according to the time resource and/or the frequency resource; and/or
determining a length of a discontinuous reception (DRX) activation time according to a preset DRX parameter and the received information about the time resource and/or the frequency resource; and/or
determining, according to the preset DRX parameter and the received information about the time resource and/or the frequency resource, an operation for a timer corresponding to DRX,
wherein an actual length of an activation time is obtained by comparing a required DRX activation time with a time length of the time resource and/or the frequency resource.

US Pat. No. 10,659,967

CHANNEL USAGE BEACON SIGNAL TRANSMISSIONS BASED ON UPLINK TRANSMISSIONS OVER AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:generating a channel usage beacon signal (CUBS) at a wireless device, wherein a waveform of the CUBS is based at least in part on a resource block interlace allocated to a scheduled uplink transmission from the wireless device, the resource block interlace comprising a plurality of resource blocks evenly distributed across a first frequency range of an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, wherein the scheduled uplink transmission comprises a multiplexed transmission including a sounding reference signal (SRS) transmission, wherein the CUBS is generated based at least in part on matching a total number of resource blocks used to transmit the CUBS to a total number of resource blocks allocated to the scheduled uplink transmission, wherein matching the total number of resource blocks comprises matching both a quantity of frequency resources and a quantity of time resources between the CUBS and the scheduled uplink transmission, and wherein a transmit power of the CUBS is matched to a transmit power of the SRS transmission; and
transmitting, by the wireless device, the CUBS over the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band to occupy at least a portion of the unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band prior to the scheduled uplink transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,659,966

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR ESTABLISHING A PRIVATE CELLULAR NETWORK

ELTA SYSTEMS LTD., Ashdo...

1. A method for converting a conventional cellular network into a private cellular network, wherein the conventional network includes nodes equipped with conventional modems operating in accordance with a cellular communication protocol, the method comprising:coupling a device to each node in the conventional network, which is desired to belong to the private cellular network, and not to any nodes in the conventional network, which are not desired to belong to the private cellular network;wherein the device stores second orthogonal sequences which differ from the first orthogonal sequences hence are not hard-coded in the conventional modems, andwherein the device stores a one-to-one correspondence enabling translation of each of the second orthogonal sequences, to one of the first sequences hard-coded in the modems,
and wherein, at least when in a private network supporting mode, a device associated with a transmitting node desired to belong to the private network, uses a processor to determine which of the first orthogonal sequences is being used, translate the first orthogonal sequence being used using the stored one-to-one correspondence into one of the second orthogonal sequences, and use the translated sequence to transmit a synchronization signal, thereby to transmit a synchronization signal which uses one of the second orthogonal sequences, that are not hard-coded in protocol modems, thereby to transmit a synchronization signal which is noticeable and understandable to modems associated with the device but not to modems not associated with the device such that only modems associated with the device can synchronize themselves to the private network and modems not associated with the device cannot synchronize themselves to the private network.

US Pat. No. 10,659,965

COMMUNICATION TERMINAL APPARATUS, TERRESTRIAL CELLULAR BASE STATION AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

SoftBank Corp., Tokyo (J...

1. A communication terminal apparatus shared in a terrestrial cellular mobile communication system and a satellite mobile communication system, comprising:memory means for memorizing allocation information on time slots of radio resources allocated to the terrestrial cellular mobile communication system and the satellite mobile communication system in which a same frequency band is used, so as not to overlap with each other on a time axis between the systems;
transceiving means for performing a radio communication of each of downlink and uplink in the same frequency band by selecting one of a terrestrial cellular mobile communication method and a satellite mobile communication method according to an area in which the communication terminal apparatus is located; and
control means for controlling the transceiving means to switch the time slots used between a downlink and an uplink based on the allocation information on the time slots of radio resources, when the communication terminal apparatus is located in an area of the terrestrial cellular mobile communication system,
so as to use all of time slots allocated to the terrestrial cellular mobile communication system and at least a part of time slots allocated to the satellite mobile communication system in a downlink of the same frequency band to the communication terminal apparatus, and
so as to use all of time slots allocated to the terrestrial cellular mobile communication system and none of time slots allocated to the satellite mobile communication system in an uplink of the same frequency band from the communication terminal apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,659,964

PROJECTION VIA A DEVICE

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A first device comprising:a processor; and
a memory in communication with the processor, the memory comprising executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to control the first device to perform functions of:
receiving, from a second device via a signal connection, a request to project visual content from the second device while the first device is in a locked state to restrict access to the first device, wherein the access to the first device requires valid authentication to transition from the locked state to an unlocked state;
determining that the second device has a permission to project the visual content to the first device;
receiving, from the second device via the signal connection, data for projecting the visual content to the first device; and
based on the received data, displaying, on a display, the visual content.

US Pat. No. 10,659,963

SINGLE USE MEDICAL DEVICE APPARATUS AND METHODS

1. A system, comprising:a medical device, comprising:
a printed circuit board-battery assembly, comprising:
a printed circuit board comprising at least one contact pad comprising an ON switch of the medical device and an optical sensor, the optical sensor comprising:
at least one light source to emit light towards a measurement site of a user; and
at least one photodetector to receive light returned from the measurement site; and
a battery electrically attached to the printed circuit board;
a tape encapsulation assembly wrapped around the printed circuit board-battery assembly, the tape encapsulation assembly comprising:
a sensor window positioned over the optical sensor; and
a contact opening extending through a tape encapsulation component for receiving a first removable tab, the first removable tab including a liner layer portion disposed on a first surface of the tape encapsulation component covering the at least one contact pad on the printed circuit board and a tab portion disposed on an opposite second surface of the tape encapsulation component; and
a second removable tab positioned on a surface of the tape encapsulation assembly, the second removable tab including a two-sided adhesive layer that provides an adhesive layer on a surface of the medical device when the second removable tab is removed from the medical device.

US Pat. No. 10,659,962

WIRELESS SESSION CONFIGURATION PERSISTENCE

Time Warner Cable Enterpr...

1. In a wireless network environment including users having wireless subscriber devices operable from home access points, and remote public access points responsive to the subscriber devices, a network repository device for storing wireless profiles, comprising:a repository for storing a plurality of wireless profiles, each wireless profile corresponding to a subscriber device of a user, the wireless profile indicative of network identifiers and settings applicable to a user experience for communication performed over the wireless network;
an interface to the home access point, the interface responsive to a subscriber device for receiving a wireless profile of a user corresponding to the subscriber device; and
an interface to a public access point, the public access point operable to provide wireless communication to the subscriber device according to the stored wireless profile, wherein the interface to the public access point is configured to:
retrieve, from the repository, the wireless profile corresponding to the subscriber device;
authenticate, based on the retrieved wireless profile, the subscriber device; and
supersede, based on the authentication, an established wireless connection with a full access connection via the public access point.

US Pat. No. 10,659,961

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SHARING WIFI SECURITY DATA IN AN INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) SYSTEM

Afero, Inc., Los Altos, ...

1. A method comprising:establishing a first communication channel between an Internet of Things (IoT) hub and a client device;
establishing a second communication channel between the client device and an IoT service;
establishing a secure communication channel between IoT hub and the IoT service using a first secret, the secure communication channel established through the first and the second communication channels;
generating a second secret on the client device and transmitting the second secret to the IoT hub through the first communication channel, the second secret not known by the IoT service;
retrieving a wireless credential at the client device from a user of the client device or from a secure storage, the wireless credential usable to establish a wireless communication channel with a local wireless network;
encrypting the wireless credential at the client device using the second secret to generate a first-encrypted wireless credential;
transmitting the first-encrypted wireless credential to the IoT service through the second communication channel;
encrypting the first-encrypted wireless credential at the IoT service using the first secret to generate a twice-encrypted wireless credential;
transmitting the twice-encrypted wireless credential from the IoT service to the IoT hub over the secure communication channel;
decrypting the twice-encrypted wireless credential at the IoT hub using the first secret to generate the first-encrypted wireless credential and decrypting the first-encrypted wireless credential at the IoT hub using the second secret to generate the wireless credential; and
using the wireless credential to establish a secure wireless connection between the IoT hub and the local wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,659,960

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING SECURITY FROM A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

KONINKLIJKE KPN N.V., Ro...

1. A security method in a telecommunications network comprising a radio access network (RAN) system and a core network system, wherein the radio access network system is configured to provide a wireless radio interface for at least one user device, wherein a shared secret key is stored in both the user device and the core network system, the method carried out in the radio access network system and comprising:receiving from the core network system, at least one authentication vector comprising one or more values derived from the shared secret key;
storing the at least one authentication vector in the radio access network;
after receiving the at least one authentication vector, detecting an inability of the core network to handle the at least one of an authentication procedure or a key agreement procedure from the core network system;
after both storing the at least one authentication vector and detecting the inability, performing at least one of the authentication procedure or the key agreement procedure for the user device over the wireless radio interface using the one or more values of the received at least one authentication vector for establishing a connection between the user device and the radio access network system; and
transmitting a signalling message to the user device indicating that one or more values of the at least one authentication vector are non-operable for performing the authentication procedure and/or the key agreement procedure when the core network system is able to perform the authentication procedure and the key agreement procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,659,959

ENHANCED CELL BROADCAST SERVICE VIA SECURE GROUP BROADCAST

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A secure cell broadcast method comprising:defining a group of mobile devices, wherein each mobile device in the group has first client software responsible for displaying secure broadcast messages and second client software responsible for displaying unsecure broadcast messages, the first client software being different than the second client software, the first client software being a dedicated client for the secure broadcast messages;
reserving a channel for the group, said reserving comprising selecting the channel from amongst a set of channels used exclusively for broadcasting the secure broadcast messages;
receiving a membership request from a new mobile device requesting membership in the group and adding the new mobile device to the group;
in response to receiving the membership request, provisioning the first client software on the new mobile device for displaying the secure broadcast messages;
associating cryptographic key material with the group;
notifying the mobile devices of the channel for the group;
securely providing the key material to the mobile devices of the group, the key material including a decryption key;
receiving, from a device running the first client software under a group administrator account, the secure broadcast messages; and
broadcasting on the channel the secure broadcast messages that are encrypted such that the mobile devices of the group receiving on the channel can receive and decrypt the secure broadcast messages using the key material, wherein the mobile devices of the group display the secure broadcast messages using the first client software.

US Pat. No. 10,659,958

ATTACHING VISIBLE NETWORKS FOR SYNCHRONOUS LOCAL SEARCH RESULTS

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:identifying by one or more processors of a client device, either a change of location permission of an application executable by the client device or a change in network connectivity for the client device;
determining, by the one or more processors in response to the identified change of location permission or the change in network connectivity, that prestored location information for the client device is not capable of providing an indication of a current location of the client device within a selected accuracy;
upon determining that the prestored location information for the client device is not capable of providing an indication of a current location of the client device within a selected accuracy, obtaining, by the one or more processors, visible network data, wherein the obtaining includes updating passively tracked visible network information;
generating, by the one or more processors, an integrated request packet including a client query and information corresponding to at least some of the obtained visible network data;
transmitting the integrated request packet to a server;
receiving a location-enabled response to the client query in accordance with resolution of a location based on the integrated request packet for the at least some of the obtained visible network data; and
generating, for presentation to a user of the client device, a result including the received location-enabled response based on the obtained visible network data.

US Pat. No. 10,659,957

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR PROVISIONING DEVICES TO UTILIZE SERVICES OF MOBILE NETWORK OPERATORS

1. A communication device, comprising:a universal integrated circuit card;
a processor communicatively coupled to the universal integrated circuit card; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, perform operations, the operations comprising:
executing, via the universal integrated circuit card, an application to access a first service of a first mobile network with which a first communication session has been established;
storing, via the universal integrated circuit card, first information associated with execution of the application that accesses the first service of the first mobile network;
establishing a second communication session with a second mobile network, wherein the establishing of the second communication session is responsive to a detection of an event to trigger transition from the first mobile network to the second mobile network;
accessing, from the universal integrated circuit card, the first information associated with execution of the application that accesses the first service of the first mobile network;
transmitting, to the second mobile network, the first information associated with execution of the application that accesses the first service of the first mobile network, wherein the second mobile network configures a second service of the second mobile network according to the first information; and
executing, via the universal integrated circuit card, the application to access the second service of the second mobile network.

US Pat. No. 10,659,956

CONTRACT ASSIGNMENT SWITCHING APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A contract assignment switching apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to
send a notification to switch an assignment of identification information corresponding to one contract for communication through a telephone network, at a switching time of the assignment of the identification information, to a first terminal device to which the identification information is assigned before the switching time and a second terminal device to which the identification information is assigned after the switching time; and
request the first terminal device and the second terminal device to rewrite information with respect to the contract stored in the first terminal device and the second terminal device respectively so as to switch the assignment of the identification information from the first terminal device to the second terminal device in accordance with a response to the notification from each of the first terminal device and the second terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,659,955

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INSTALLING AND MANAGING ESIM PROFILES

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for receiving profile related information by a terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:transmitting, to a server, a first message to request a first event for the terminal, wherein the first message includes information indicating a first operation type of the first event, the first operation type being a download of a profile;
receiving, from the server, a first response message including data associated with the profile based on the first operation type and a signature of the server for the data;
transmitting, to the server, a second message to request a second event for the terminal, wherein the second message includes information indicating a second operation type of the second event, the second operation type being a remote profile management (RPM) for the profile; and
receiving, from the server, a second response message including an RPM package associated with the profile based on the second operation type, the RPM package including a plurality of RPM commands for the profile and a signature of the server for the plurality of RPM commands,
wherein, in case that more than one RPMs are pending in the server, a priority of the more than one RPMs for the second response message is determined by a request of an operator.

US Pat. No. 10,659,954

ESIM SUBSCRIPTION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

TEAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC....

1. A system for use with a mobile cellular device comprising an Internet browser and an embedded subscriber identity module (“eSIM”) card, the eSIM card storing an application and a provisioning profile, the system comprising:a Gateway GPRS Support Node (“GGSN”) configured to receive a communication from the provisioning profile and obtain a rating group policy for the provisioning profile, the rating group policy indicating that the provisioning profile is to be redirected to a web portal, the GGSN being configured to redirect the provisioning profile to the web portal over a first network in accordance with the rating group policy;
a web server configured to receive a redirected communication from the GGSN, the provisioning profile being operational to establish communication over the first network with only the web server via the GGSN, the web portal being configured to generate a web interface comprising a plurality of service plans and transmit the web interface to the Internet browser over the first network, the web portal being configured to receive a selection of one of the plurality of service plans from the Internet browser;
a subscription manager configured to select an operational profile based on the selection, the web server being configured to send the selection to the subscription manager after the web server receives the selection; and
a communication server operable to send the operational profile to the application in response to an instruction, the subscription manager being configured to send the instruction to the communication server, the application being configured to store the operational profile received from the communication server on the eSIM card, the application being configured to activate the operational profile, the mobile cellular device being configured to communicate over a second network using the operational profile after the operational profile has been activated by the application.

US Pat. No. 10,659,953

FABRIC AWARE SMART CLIENT STEERING FOR SERVICE PROVIDER WI-FI NETWORKS

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A wireless network controller, comprising:a processor; and
memory configured to store an application which, when executed by the processor, is configured to perform an operation, the operation comprising:
receiving a neighbor list of neighboring access points (APs) for a first AP communicating with a client device;
pruning the neighbor list based on a predefined assignment corresponding to the first AP, wherein the predefined assignment comprises a first fabric node in a backend infrastructure that is assigned to the first AP, wherein the first fabric node comprises a plurality of network devices grouped to form a virtual network device, wherein pruning the neighbor list comprises identifying that the first AP is assigned to the first fabric node by querying a map server, and removing, from the neighbor list, at least one AP that is assigned to a second fabric node in the backend infrastructure to generate the pruned neighbor list;
forwarding the pruned neighbor list to the client device; and
detecting, after forwarding the pruned neighbor list, the client device has roamed from the first AP to a second AP listed in the pruned neighbor list.

US Pat. No. 10,659,952

NETWORK SLICE SELECTION POLICY UPDATING METHOD AND APPARATUS

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for network slice, comprising:sending, by a device, configured network slice selection assistance information (NSSAI) to an access and mobility management function (AMF), wherein the configured NSSAI comprises at least one configured slice identifier including a first slice identifier;
receiving, by the device, allowed NSSAI and indication information from the AMF, wherein the allowed NSSAI comprises at least one allowed slice identifier including a second slice identifier, wherein the indication information indicates a mapping between the at least one configured slice identifier and the at least one allowed slice identifier, wherein the mapping is usable for associating a target application to the second slice identifier in the at least one allowed slice identifier, and wherein the target application is associated with the first slice identifier in the at least one configured slice identifier;
determining, based on a network slice selection policy (NSSP), that the target application corresponds to the first slice identifier in the at least one configured slice identifier, wherein the NSSP comprises a correspondence between the target application and the first slice identifier; and
determining, based on the indication information, that the second slice identifier in the at least one allowed slice identifier corresponds to the target application.

US Pat. No. 10,659,951

LOCATION AREA MANAGEMENT METHOD AND DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A location area management method, comprising:receiving, by a radio controller that is disposed in an access network device and that is configured to manage a plurality of different network standards, a first request message, wherein the first request message requests that the radio controller to perform a location update on a user equipment (UE), wherein the first request message comprises a first non-access stratum (NAS) message, wherein the first NAS message comprises hierarchical location update indication information, and wherein the hierarchical location update indication information indicates that the UE supports the radio controller in performing a location update on the UE;
sending, by the radio controller, the first NAS message to a second core network controller;
receiving, by the radio controller, a location area hierarchical management indication message from the second core network controller in response to the first NAS message;
generating, by the radio controller, after the receiving, by the radio controller, the location area hierarchical management indication message, a paging area list of the UE according to the first request message, wherein the paging area list indicates at least two network standards of the plurality of different network standards and comprises a location area identity of a location area of each of the at least two network standards; and
sending, by the radio controller, the paging area list of the UE to the UE, wherein the sending the paging area list causes the UE to use the paging area list for location update determination without performing another location update initiated by the UE, other than a periodical location update, when the UE moves in location areas that are of different standards and that are in the paging area list.

US Pat. No. 10,659,950

METHOD AND A BASE STATION FOR RECEIVING A CONTINUOUS MOBILE TERMINATED SERVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for providing a mobile terminated (MT) service to a user equipment (UE) by a base station (BS) in a communication system, the method comprising:determining whether a context of the UE exists, upon receiving a service area update (SAU) request from the UE through an access layer;
obtaining the context of the UE, if the context of the UE does not exist; and
configuring a core bearer with a low-latency BS server that provides a service, if determining based on the context of the UE that the service to be provided to the UE supports the MT service.

US Pat. No. 10,659,948

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING DATA EXCHANGE BY NAN TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of performing data exchange, which is performed by a first NAN (Neighbor Awareness Networking) UE (user equipment) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:performing discovery on a first service using a publish message;
transmitting a data request message for forming a NAN data path to a second NAN UE discovered for the first service;
receiving a data response message from the second NAN UE,
wherein the data response message includes an Internet Protocol (IP) address and port information; and
performing a connection for data exchange for the first service with the second NAN UE based on the IP address and the port information,
wherein the data request message includes ID (identification) information assigned to identify the NAN data path.

US Pat. No. 10,659,947

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING SHELTER LOCATION INFORMATION BASED ON ATSC 3.0, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING SHELTER LOCATION INFORMATION BASED ON ATSC 3.0

Electronics and Telecommu...

1. An apparatus for transmitting shelter location information, the apparatus comprising:a wake-up information checking unit that checks a value of a wake-up indicator provided in a head of a data file to determine whether a disaster has occurred; and
a shelter location information insertion unit inserting the shelter location information into an advanced emergency alert table (AEAT), as it is confirmed by the wake-up information checking unit that a disaster has occurred,
wherein the shelter location information insertion unit checks URL information containing the shelter location information and inserts the checked URL information into a URL block of a media container included in the AEAT,
wherein the wake-up information checking unit processes bootstrapping in a physical (PHY) layer to check a value of a wake-up indicator provided in a FIC segment head, determines that no disaster has occurred when the value of the wake-up indicator is set to 0x00, and determines that the disaster has occurred when the value of the wake-up indicator is set to 0x01, 0x02, or 0x03.

US Pat. No. 10,659,946

MOBILE DEVICE ATTACHMENT WITH USER ACTIVATED ALARM

Katana Safety, Inc., Gre...

1. A mobile device accessory comprising:a first housing defining a first attachment surface that is configured to adhere to another surface;
a user input mechanism configured to activate in response to input by a user of a mobile device and comprising a connector configured to be activated in response to at least partial removal of the connector by using a fingernail slot in the connector; and
circuitry configured to activate in response to activation of the user input mechanism, wherein activation of the circuitry (i) causes an audible alarm to be emitted by the mobile device, or (ii) causes a software application to be executed on a mobile device, or (iii) both.

US Pat. No. 10,659,945

BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A primary device (PD) configured to communicate with a companion device (CD), the primary device comprising:a communication unit configured to receive a discovery request from the CD, transmit a discovery response to the CD, and receive a description request from the CD;
a broadcast reception unit configured to receive a signal frame including a preamble and data symbols, the preamble carrying signaling data providing fundamental signaling information for the signal frame, the signaling data including flag information, the signal frame including an emergency alert message (EAM) based on the flag information,
the communication unit configured to transmit the EAM to the CD; and
a display unit configured to display information based on the EAM, the information is displayed based on emergency content data in the EAM and time information related to the emergency content data.

US Pat. No. 10,659,943

SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BASED ON INDIRECT TRANSMISSION OF COMMUNICATION PARAMETERS

BESTECHNIC (SHANGHAI) CO....

1. A wireless audio system, comprising:an audio source configured to transmit audio information; and
a pair of first and second wireless headphones, wherein
the first wireless headphone is configured to:
establish, with the audio source, a first short-range wireless connection; and
transmit communication parameters associated with the first short-range wireless connection to the audio source;
the audio source is further configured to:
receive the communication parameters associated with the first short-range wireless connection; and
transmit the communication parameters associated with the first short-range wireless connection to the second wireless headphone; and
the second wireless headphone is configured to:
receive the communication parameters associated with the first short-range wireless connection from the audio source through a communication parameter transmission link;
establish, with the audio source, a second short-range wireless connection based on the communication parameters associated with the first short-range wireless connection, using a protocol different from a protocol used by the communication parameter transmission link; and
snoop the audio information via the second short-range wireless connection based on the communication parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,659,942

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THAT PERFORMS HANDOVER, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A data communication apparatus which is connectable with a short-range wireless communicator configured to execute short-range wireless communication, comprising:a storage; and
a wireless communicator operable in a first wireless communication mode in which the data communication apparatus performs data communication via an external access point, and a second wireless communication mode in which the data communication apparatus performs the data communication not via an external access point,
wherein the storage is capable of being in a state in which both a first SSID used in the first wireless communication mode and a second SSID used in the second wireless communication mode are stored, and
wherein the data communication apparatus is capable of writing one of the first SSID and the second SSID stored in the storage into the short-range wireless communicator.

US Pat. No. 10,659,941

COMMUNICATING PACKETS IN A MESH NETWORK

Cypress Semiconductor Cor...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a Bluetooth™ transceiver configured to receive a packet transmitted to a Bluetooth™ mesh network via a radio-frequency signal;
a processing device coupled to the Bluetooth™ transceiver, the processing device configured to:
determine a measure of strength of the radio-frequency signal;
determine a time period to wait to receive the packet again based on at least the measure of strength of the radio-frequency signal;
determine whether the packet was received again during the time period; and
transmit the packet to relay the packet to the Bluetooth™ mesh network in response to determining that the packet was not received again during the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,659,940

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTEXT AWARE NEIGHBOR DISCOVERY IN A NETWORK

Convida Wireless, LLC, W...

1. A network node comprising:a non-transitory memory having instructions stored thereon; and
a processor, operatively coupled to the memory, the processor configured to perform the instructions of:
storing context information in a context database, the context information being selected from the group consisting of supported services on an endpoint device, supported functions on the endpoint device, desired services from a router, desired functions from the router, location information of the endpoint device, location information of the router, traffic load, and combinations thereof;
receiving a message from another network node for requesting the context information and/or a local trigger for sending the context information to one or more other network nodes;
sending the context information to the one or more other network nodes; and
receiving a response from the one or more other network nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,659,939

TELECOMMUNICATIONS APPARATUS AND METHODS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A wireless communications system for transmitting data to and/or receiving data from mobile terminals, the wireless communications system comprising:one or more base stations, each of which includes a transmitter and a receiver configured to provide a wireless access interface for communicating data to and/or from the mobile terminals, the wireless access interface providing a plurality of communications resource elements across a first frequency range,
wherein the wireless access interface provided by the one or more base stations includes a plurality of time divided sub-frames, and at least one of the sub-frames includes:
a first control region in a first part of the sub-frame for communicating first signaling information to one or more of the mobile terminals, the first control region including a plurality of control channel resource elements, a first subset of said control channel resource elements providing a group control channel, the group control channel being associated with a group identifier and at least partially encoded using the group identifier, and
a second control region in a second part of the sub-frame, distinct from the first part of the sub-frame, the second control region being for communicating second signaling information to a predetermined group of the mobile terminals,
the group control channel contains information indicative of the location of the second control region, said information being accessible by applying the group identifier to the group control channel and each of the predetermined group of mobile terminals uses the group identifier, and
the group identifier is deduced from a relationship between a first preamble signature indicated in a random access preamble message received by a base station from a terminal and a second preamble signature indicated in a random access response message transmitted by the base station to the terminal in reply to the random access preamble message.

US Pat. No. 10,659,938

REGISTRATION METHOD AND COMMUNICATION METHOD FOR APPLICATION DEDICATED NODE (ADN), AND NODES

1. A registration method for an Application Dedicated Node (ADN), comprising:creating, by a Common Service Entity of a Middle Node (MN-CSE), an application dedicated resource for an Application Entity of the ADN (ADN-AE), and announcing, by the MN-CSE, the application dedicated resource to a CSE of an Infrastructure Node (IN-CSE); and
creating, by the IN-CSE, an announcement resource corresponding to the application dedicated resource;
receiving, by the IN-CSE, a resource acquisition request from an Application Entity registered to the IN (IN-AE), wherein the resource acquisition request comprises an AE-Identity (AE-ID) of the ADN-AE;
determining, by the IN-CSE, the application dedicated resource corresponding to the announcement resource according to the ADN-AE which the IN-AE requests to operate;
establishing, by the IN-CSE, a connection with the MN-CSE;
establishing, by the MN-CSE, a connection with the ADN-AE through the application dedicated resource;
wherein determining, by the IN-CSE, the application dedicated resource corresponding to the announcement resource according to the ADN-AE which the IN-AE requests to operate comprises: determining, by the IN-CSE, the announcement resource according to the AE-ID; and determining, by the IN-CSE, the application dedicated resource corresponding to the announcement resource according to a Uniform Resource Identifier (URI) of the application dedicated resource in the announcement resource.

US Pat. No. 10,659,937

AGENT CONTROLLER AND AGENT COORDINATION METHOD

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An agent controller that controls an agent that provides driving assistance information to a driver who drives a first vehicle, the agent controller comprising:a storage unit configured to store vehicle recognition information of a second vehicle located around the first vehicle; and
a processor configured to acquire an image around the first vehicle, captured by a camera, and identify a vehicle included in the captured image as the second vehicle that matches the vehicle recognition information, the processor being configured to transmit information to the second vehicle or receive information from the second vehicle by coordinating the agent of the first vehicle with an agent of the second vehicle identified by the processor, wherein:
the vehicle recognition information of the second vehicle includes a predetermined blinking pattern having a set blinking action of a lamp of the second vehicle;
the processor is configured to identify a vehicle that blinks a lamp of the vehicle in the predetermined blinking pattern as the second vehicle that matches the vehicle recognition information; and
an on duration during when the lamp of the vehicle blinks, set in the predetermined blinking pattern is shorter than an on duration during when the lamp of the vehicle blinks, set in a blinking pattern of hazard flashers.

US Pat. No. 10,659,936

ENHANCED VEHICLE-TO-EVERYTHING RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY MIGRATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:identifying, at a user equipment (UE) that is configured to transmit a message to a neighboring UE via multiple formats, a service parameter indicative of a format to be used for the message;
conveying information indicating the service parameter from a first layer of the UE to a second layer of the UE, wherein the first layer is an upper layer with respect to the second layer; and
generating, by the second layer and based at least in part on the information, the message in the format for communicating with the neighboring UE.

US Pat. No. 10,659,935

COLLECTIVE OBJECTS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH RECEPTACLE FOR RANDOM DEPOSIT OF ADDRESSABLE OBJECTS

iMicrodata CORPORATION, ...

1. A receptacle for removably containing addressable object tracking devices attached to objects and having a battery and battery management components, said receptacle comprising:a structure having a bottom wall, an upstanding front wall, an upstanding rear wall and two opposed upstanding side walls forming an enclosure open at the top thereof;
a first Bluetooth antenna secured to an outside surface of one of said walls;
a second Bluetooth antenna secured to an inside surface of one of said walls;
an MCU positioned within said enclosure;
a first Bluetooth® unit coupled between said first Bluetooth® antenna and said MCU for providing bidirectional communication therebetween;
a second Bluetooth® unit coupled between said second Bluetooth® antenna and said MCU for providing bidirectional communication therebetween; and
a transmitting antenna array for supplying externally generated electrical power to the battery management components of object tracking devices located in said enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,659,934

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SOCIAL NETWORKING WITH AUTONOMOUS MOBILE AGENTS

AUTONOMOUS AGENT TECHNOLO...

1. A method to establish a group of autonomous agents based upon location, for establishing communication and notification of classifications amongst said agents comprising the steps of:defining a set of geometric parameters which describe a domain;
detecting and identifying a group of two or more agents as members of said domain and establishing a communication link between said agents, wherein each such agent is associated with a respective user computational device;
notifying said agents of said detected and identified group;
transmitting agent feature data associated with one or more of said agents in said group to one or more of other said agents in said group, and classifying one or more agents in said group depending on said transmitted agent feature data, wherein said agent feature data comprises attractiveness data associated with each of said one or more of said agents in said group, and wherein a metric for said attractiveness data may be formed for an individual by presenting said individual with a test set of facial images which the individual categorizes as attractive or not attractive; and
communicating said classifications to one or more of said agents in said group, wherein said step of notifying said agents of said detected and identified group comprises a notification of the presence of said one or more of said agents within said domain.

US Pat. No. 10,659,933

ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

8. An electronic device comprising:a communication module configured to communicate with an external electronic device;
a memory configured to store one or more templates corresponding to a type of exercise, the one or more templates including at least one of: a map, an audio, an image, a video, or a virtual reality (VR) contents; and
a processor configured to:
obtain, via the communication module, exercise information from the external electronic device,
identify the type of exercise,
select, as a function of the identified type of exercise, a template from the one or more templates,
generate a content associated with exercise based on the exercise information obtained from the external electronic device and the one or more templates stored in the memory,
transmit, via the communication module, the content to a server providing a sharing service,
identify whether account information is valid; and
wherein if the account information is not valid, restrict generation of the content; or
wherein if the account information is valid, generate the content, wherein the processor is configured to identify whether the account information is valid based on an access validity period included in a token associated with the account information.

US Pat. No. 10,659,932

CLIENT DEVICE ACCESS TO DATA BASED ON ADDRESS CONFIGURATIONS

PayPal, Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A system, comprising:a non-transitory memory storing instructions; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read the instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving, from a first electronic device, a first request to provide a first electronic link for transferring funds;
generating, in response to the receiving of the first request, the first electronic link;
receiving, from a second electronic device, a second request to access the first electronic link;
alerting the first electronic device that the second electronic device made the second request to access the first electronic link;
determining, in response to the receiving of the second request, whether the first electronic device and the second electronic device were within a threshold distance from each other during a predefined period of time; and
processing, based on the determining, the second request.

US Pat. No. 10,659,931

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING AN ENHANCED TEXT MESSAGING SERVICE

1. A method comprising:receiving, via a processor of a text messaging service that is deployed in a service provider network of a service provider of the text messaging service, a mobile text message destined to a customer;
determining, via the processor, a preference of the customer to whom the mobile text message is destined for forwarding the mobile text message, wherein the preference comprises a plurality of customer endpoint devices for receiving the mobile text message, wherein the plurality of customer endpoint devices comprises a mobile phone and a set-top box, wherein the preference further comprises a specification of at least one of the plurality of customer endpoint devices to be selected for receiving the mobile text message based on a priority of the mobile text message specified in a sender input; and
forwarding, via the processor, the mobile text message to the customer based on the sender input, when the preference of the customer allows for processing of the mobile text message in accordance with the sender input, wherein the sender input comprises a specification of a particular type of customer endpoint device of the plurality of customer endpoint devices to which the mobile text message is to be forwarded and the priority of the mobile text message.

US Pat. No. 10,659,930

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AD-HOC TRIGGER BASED DATA SHARING GROUP

CLIQA SOCIAL LTD, Modiin...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing processor executable instructions on a computing device, when executed by a processor, the processor executable instructions causing the processor to perform:analyzing sensor output of a user device to determine an activity of a user;
initiating a group in response to a result of said analyzing;
setting a trigger condition for adding a new user to said group, said trigger condition appropriate for said activity;
sensing sensed information from at least one sensor of a computing device of a new user;
determining when said sensed information meets said trigger condition; and
joining said new user to said group in response to said sensed information meeting said trigger condition.

US Pat. No. 10,659,929

FACILITATING USER INTERACTIONS BASED ON PROXIMITY

Groupon, Inc., Chicago, ...

8. An apparatus for providing functionality to location-based virtual groups of mobile devices, the apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to at least:create, by one or more programmed computing systems, a virtual group of mobile devices by:
receiving information, input from a mobile device, defining the virtual group, the received information including (i) an indication of a first mobile device, (ii) a geographic location of the first mobile device, around which a geographic area of the virtual group is centered, and (ii) interaction rules configured to specify types of actions enabled by creation of the virtual group;
automatically providing, by one of the one or more programmed computing systems, functionality in accordance with the user interaction rules of the virtual group; and
periodically receive, from each of one or more member mobile devices of the virtual group, updated location information; and
provide an alert to the first mobile device upon a determination that a current geographic location of at least one of the one or more member mobile devices fails to meet geographic requirements of the geographic area of the virtual group.

US Pat. No. 10,659,928

TECHNIQUES FOR COMMUNICATING ENTITY REFERENCES IN A MESSAGING THREAD

FACEBOOK, INC., Menlo Pa...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving a first message on a message thread via a message thread display at a recipient client device from a messaging system, the recipient client device being associated with a recipient user account, the first message comprising content and an entity reference within the content;
receiving a user selection of the entity reference;
displaying an entity card comprising information related to an entity associated with the entity reference; and
displaying one or more entity controls, the one or more entity controls being included and displayed in the entity card and at least allowing communicative interaction with the entity, and
wherein the entity card is at least partially overlaid on the message thread such that the entity card entirely overlaps the first message and partially overlaps a second message in the message thread.

US Pat. No. 10,659,927

SIGNAL TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A signal transmission method, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (UE), modulation configuration information from a network side device so as to save signaling overheads by avoiding being notified of a modulation order of a base-layer modulation and a transport block size (TBS) index value of the base-layer modulation, wherein the modulation configuration information indicates a modulation type of service data, and the modulation type comprises hierarchical modulation and non-hierarchical modulation;
receiving, by the UE, a hierarchical modulation signal from the network side device, wherein the hierarchical modulation signal is a signal obtained after the hierarchical modulation is performed on the service data; and
demodulating, by the UE according to the received modulation configuration information, the hierarchical modulation signal;
wherein the service data comprises base-layer data and additional-layer data, and a priority of the base-layer data is higher than a priority of the additional-layer data; and the hierarchical modulation comprises base-layer modulation and additional-layer modulation, wherein the base-layer modulation is modulation performed on the base-layer data in the service data, and the additional-layer modulation is modulation performed on the additional-layer data in the service data;
wherein the modulation configuration information comprises a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) index, different MCS indexes correspond to different MCS configuration information, and the MCS configuration information comprises any one of the following four ratios:
(a) a ratio of a base-layer constellation point spacing to a hierarchical modulation constellation point spacing,
(b) a ratio of an additional-layer constellation point spacing to the hierarchical modulation constellation point spacing,
(c) a ratio of transmit power of a base-layer modulation signal to transmit power of the hierarchical modulation signal, and
(d) a ratio of transmit power of an additional-layer modulation signal to transmit power of the hierarchical modulation signal.

US Pat. No. 10,659,926

SENSOR PLATFORM FOR GEOMETRIC PHYSICAL AREA

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A sensor platform for a geometric physical area, the sensor platform comprising:an interface to receive:
location information for a person in the geometric physical area from a location based service (LBS);
identifying information about the person from a device carried by the person;
identifying information about a companion of the person;
a context for an article in the geometric physical area; and
identifying information about the article; and
circuitry to:
correlate the article to the person based on a physical relationship between the person and the article taken from the location information for the person and the context for the article;
retrieve a document from an external machine using the identifying information about the person, the identifying information about the companion, the identifying information about the article, the context, and the correlation of the article to the person; and
transmit the document to the device carried by the person.

US Pat. No. 10,659,925

POSITIONING METHOD, TERMINAL AND SERVER

CLOUDMINDS (SHENZHEN) ROB...

1. A positioning method, comprising:sending a first global coordinate of a current location to a server;
receiving local map data corresponding to the first global coordinate and mapping parameters corresponding to the local map data from the server, wherein the mapping parameters are configured to indicate a mapping relationship between global coordinates and local coordinates;
obtaining a local coordinate of the current location according to the local map data and surrounding environment information of the current location; andobtaining a second global coordinate of the current location according to the local coordinate of the current location and the mapping parameters;wherein the mapping parameters comprise R, T and s, R is a N*N matrix, T is a N*1 matrix, s is a scaling factor, N is a dimension value of the global coordinate or the local coordinate, and the dimension value of the global coordinate is the same as the dimension value of the local coordinate; and
said obtaining a second global coordinate of the current location according to the local coordinate of the current location and the mapping parameters comprises:
obtaining the second global coordinate according to a formula Y=(RX+T)/s, wherein X is an N*1 matrix, representing the local coordinates of the current position; and Y is an N*1 matrix, representing the second global coordinate of the current location.

US Pat. No. 10,659,924

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING MOBILITY TRAILS FOR MOBILE CLIENTS

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium comprising instructions executable by a processing resource to:determine, based on a level of at least one performance measurement of a client device, a visual characteristic of a line on a map of a physical environment between a first physical location and a second physical location, wherein the client device moves from the first physical location to the second physical location; and
generate a visual representation for the client device over a period of time, the visual representation representing, at each point in time during the period of time, (i) a respective level of at least one performance measurement of the client device and (ii) a respective physical location of the client device along the line that is formatted with the determined visual characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,659,923

CONDITION BASED ACCURATE INDOOR POSITIONING

HERE Global B.V., Eindho...

1. An apparatus comprising at least one processor and at least one memory including computer program code, the at least one memory and the computer program code configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the apparatus to at least perform:determining an indicator information indicative of one or more indicators of a current usage of an electronic device including a gravity vector measurement;
determining a condition information indicative of if the electronic device is rigidly positioned with respect to a body of a user, wherein the condition information is determined based, at least in part, on the determined indicator information;
checking or causing checking whether the condition information represents the electronic device is rigidly positioned with respect to the body of the user;
performing a first localization for the electronic device when the condition information indicates the electronic device is rigidly positioned with respect to the body of the user; and
performing a second localization that includes absolute geolocation for the electronic device when the condition information indicates the electronic device is not rigidly positioned with respect to the body of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,659,922

METHOD AND MOBILE TRANSCEIVER FOR ASSET TRACKING

BlackBerry Limited, Wate...

1. A method of operating a mobile transceiver, comprising:activating a wireless transceiver for use with a last used wireless service from a plurality of a wireless services supported by the mobile transceiver in response to waking up the wireless transceiver from a low power mode;
searching for a wireless signal of the last used wireless service;
when the last wireless service is available, accessing the last used wireless service; and
when the last used wireless service is not available, selecting an alternate wireless service from a plurality of wireless services, accessing the alternate wireless service, and updating a last used wireless service in memory in response to accessing the alternate wireless service.

US Pat. No. 10,659,921

MEASUREMENT BATCHING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for measurement batching at a mobile device, the method comprising:receiving, from a server, a batch configuration including instructions as to when to initiate a first positioning method and when to determine position fixes using a global navigation satellite system (GNSS) positioning method;
collecting, using the first positioning method and beginning at a baseline position of the mobile device, positioning data and wireless access point (AP) measurement data;
using the GNSS positioning method, determining a new position of the mobile device and a confidence measure associated with the new position of the mobile device, wherein the confidence measure indicates a relative accuracy of the new position of the mobile device;
in response to determining the new position of the mobile device, processing a data batch for sending to the server, wherein the data batch includes one or more estimated intermediate positions of the mobile device, based on data from positioning data and wireless AP measurement data collected, using the first positioning method, between the baseline position and the new position; and
sending the processed data batch to the server,
wherein processing the data batch includes, for each of the one or more estimated intermediate positions of the mobile device, adjusting the estimated intermediate position based on the new position before sending the data batch to the server, and
wherein the determining a new position comprises detecting that the confidence measure associated with the new position of the mobile device meets or exceeds a threshold confidence, and
wherein the confidence measure associated with the new position is higher than a confidence in each of the one or more estimated intermediate positions between the baseline position and the new position.

US Pat. No. 10,659,920

EFFICIENT DISCOVERY OF SURVIVORS IN DISASTER AREA USING ROBOTICS AND MOBILE NETWORKS

International Business Ma...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of robots distributed into a disaster area, each robot comprising:
a memory;
a network interface; and
at least one processor operably coupled to the memory and the network interface, the at least one processor configured to:
receive, via the network interface, discover packets broadcast by at least one mobile device located in the disaster area, each discover packet comprising information indicating how many other mobile devices in the disaster area are associated with the broadcasting mobile device, wherein the broadcasting mobile device generates the discover packet based at least in part on discover packets received by the broadcasting mobile device from one or more of the other mobile devices, and wherein the information comprises a chain of the other mobile devices, the chain indicating (i) which of the other mobile devices the broadcasting mobile device has received discover packets from and (ii) which of the other mobile devices are identified indirectly via the discover packets received by the broadcasting mobile device from the other mobile devices;
responsive to receiving one or more of the discover packets, determine a path along which to move the robot, the determined path based at least in part on the received one or more of the discover packets; and
cause the robot to move according to the determined path.

US Pat. No. 10,659,919

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED COMMISSIONING OF ONE OR MORE NETWORKS OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A method of commissioning a plurality of nodes in a wireless network, comprising:receiving, from the plurality of nodes, inter-node distance measurements that include node identification information (ID) and values corresponding to distances between pairs of the nodes;
determining, by a processor, relative positions of the plurality of nodes based on the inter-node distance measurements;
receiving anchor node location coordinates for a plurality of anchor nodes, wherein the plurality of anchor nodes are a subset of the plurality of nodes;
calculating, by the processor, location coordinates for the plurality of nodes based on the relative positions of the plurality of nodes and the anchor node location coordinates, wherein each calculated location coordinate is associated with a different node ID;
receiving an installation plan that includes actual location coordinates of the plurality of nodes;
assigning, by the processor, for each actual location coordinate, the node ID that is associated with a calculated location coordinate that is closest to the actual location coordinate;
iterating, by the processor, the determining, calculating, and assigning steps to determine a plurality of assignments of the node IDs to the actual location coordinates;
selecting, by the processor, for each actual location coordinate, the node ID that was most frequently assigned to the actual location coordinate across the plurality of assignments; and
generating, by the processor, an error value for each node ID based on a number of iterations that are in agreement with the selection.

US Pat. No. 10,659,918

MOBILE COMPUTING DEVICE AND WEARABLE COMPUTING DEVICE HAVING AUTOMATIC ACCESS MODE CONTROL

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a wearable computing device, an indication that the wearable computing device is being worn by a user; and
responsive to at least the indication that the wearable computing device is being worn and an indication that a distance between the wearable computing device and a mobile computing device is less than a threshold distance, transmitting, by the wearable computing device, to the mobile computing device, an instruction to cause the mobile computing device to change an access mode of a computing environment of the mobile computing device from a reduced access security mode to an increased access security mode in which the user is permitted access to a larger set of functionality provided by the mobile computing device than when in the reduced access security mode.

US Pat. No. 10,659,917

TRACKING FOR BADGE CARRIER

ASSA ABLOY AB, Stockholm...

1. An access control system, comprising:a credential device configured to wirelessly communicate with one or more readers using a first communication protocol;
a beacon device configured to wirelessly communicate with the one or more readers using a second communication protocol that is different from the first communication protocol; and
an access server configured to receive communications from the one or more readers, associate the credential device with the beacon device in a memory, and determine, based on the received communications from the one or more readers, a location of the beacon device and the credential device.

US Pat. No. 10,659,916

RETROSPECTIVE PATH ANALYSIS

Bluedot Innovation PTY LT...

1. A method for determining whether a mobile device entered a predetermined geo-fenced region, the mobile device having a geo-location determination mechanism, the mobile device having a digital data store for storing a predetermined geo-fenced region and a percentage entry requirement, the mobile device adapted to execute an action associated with entry of the mobile device into the predetermined geo-fenced region, and the mobile device having a processor for performing one or more receiving, storing, determining and executing steps, the method comprising the steps:Receiving, by the mobile device, a first location update that includes a first geo-location of the mobile device associated with a first margin of error;
Storing, by the mobile device, the received first geo-location and first margin of error;
determining if the first geo-location is within the predetermined geo-fenced region allowing for the first margin of error;
responsive to a determination that the first geo-location is not within the predetermined geo-fenced region, receiving, by the processor of the mobile device, a second location update that includes a second geo-location of the mobile device associated with a second margin of error;
storing by the mobile device the received second geo-location and the second margin of error;
retrieving the stored first geo-location and stored first margin of error:
determining a retrospective travel path travelled by the mobile device between the stored first geo-location and the stored second geo-location using the respective margins of error;
determining whether the retrospective travel path intersects with the predetermined geo-fenced region;
responsive to a determination that the retrospective travel path intersects with the predetermined geo-fenced region, retrieving the stored percentage requirement;
determining whether an amount of intersection between the retrospective travel path and the predetermined geo-fenced region exceeds the percentage requirement;
responsive to a determination that the intersection between the retrospective travel path and the predetermined geo-fenced region exceeds the percentage requirement, determining that the mobile device entered the predetermined geo-fenced region; and
executing an action associated with entry into the predetermined geo-fenced region.

US Pat. No. 10,659,915

ANTI-DISASTER SYSTEM, INFORMATION GENERATING METHOD AND STORAGE MEDIUM

NEC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An anti-disaster system, comprising:a plurality of disaster detection apparatuses each of which detects an occurrence of disaster;
a plurality of position processing apparatuses each of which generates distribution information which indicates a number of mobile stations in each position;
a plurality of base stations each of which communicates with a mobile station; and
a control apparatus that communicates with the plurality of disaster detection apparatuses, the plurality of base stations and the plurality of position processing apparatuses, wherein
one disaster detection apparatus, one position processing apparatus and at least one base station are located in a same region, and
the control apparatus determines a disaster region concerned among a plurality of regions, based on a message from the disaster detection apparatus located in the disaster region concerned,
the control apparatus instructs the base station located in the disaster region concerned to send channel information, which is calculated by a communication with the mobile station, to the position processing apparatus located in the disaster region concerned, and
the control apparatus instructs the position processing apparatus located in the disaster region concerned to generate the distribution information based on information from the base station located in the disaster region concerned.

US Pat. No. 10,659,914

GEO-LOCATION BASED EVENT GALLERY

Snap Inc., Santa Monica,...

1. A method comprising:determining by a computing device, that a geolocation of the computing device corresponds to a geo-fence associated with a plurality of galleries;
providing by the computing device, user-selectable gallery information comprising indicia for each of the plurality of galleries corresponding to the geo-fence;
detecting by the computing device, a selection of indicia for a gallery in the plurality of galleries of the user-selectable gallery information;
displaying by the computing device, the gallery associated with the selection of the indicia for the gallery, the gallery comprising a plurality of messages appearing with photographs as the background for each message;
providing by the computing device, a user interface to generate a message with a photograph as the background in response to a message in the gallery;
receiving, by the computing device, a generated message comprising a photograph as the background of the generated message; and
causing by the computing device, the generated message generated to be added to the gallery associated with the selection of the indicia for the gallery in the plurality of galleries of the user-selectable gallery information and wherein the generated message is accessible by other computing devices accessing the gallery information.

US Pat. No. 10,659,913

LOCATION BASED ACCESS CONTROL FOR ARTIFICIAL CONVERSATIONAL ENTITIES

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. An apparatus comprising:one or more computer readable storage media;
a processor operatively coupled to the one or more computer readable storage media; and
program instructions stored on the one or more computer readable storage media that, when executed by the processor, direct the apparatus to:
generate a location signal indicative of a location of the apparatus;
determine based on the generated location signal whether the apparatus has entered a geographic area;
upon determining that the apparatus has entered the geographic area, grant a bot associated with the geographic area an initial access to the apparatus;
grant the bot continued access to the apparatus if a user interacted with the bot while the initial access was granted; and
deny the bot the continued access to the apparatus if the user did not interact with the bot while the initial access was granted and the apparatus was in the geographic area.

US Pat. No. 10,659,912

METHOD, DEVICE AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM FOR PROCESSING COMMON SEARCH AREA

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for processing a common search area by a user equipment device (UE), the method comprising:receiving first resource indication information about a first common search area, wherein the first resource indication information is carried in a physical broadcast channel (PBCH) or radio resource control (RRC) signaling;
receiving second resource indication information about a second common search area wherein the second resource indication information is carried in RRC signaling;
determining according to the first resource indication information, a location of the first common search area; and
determining according to the second resource indication information, a location of the second common search area,
wherein the first common search area carries at least one type of control signaling, and
wherein the second common search area carries a type of control signaling different from the at least one type of control signaling in the first common search area.

US Pat. No. 10,659,911

DEDUPLICATION OF POINTS OF INTEREST (POIS) FROM DIFFERENT SOURCES

International Business Ma...

1. A method comprising:obtaining, by one or more processors, a first set of points of interest (POIs) from a first source and a second set of POIs from a second source;
dividing, by the one or more processors, the first set of POIs into a plurality of groups of POIs, the plurality of groups of POIs including a first group of POIs;
determining, by the one or more processors and from the second set of POIs, a second group of POIs to be matched with the first group of POIs;
determining, by the one or more processors, respective probabilities between POIs of the first group of POIs and the second group of POIs; and
identifying, by the one or more processors, duplicated POIs from the first and second sets of POIs by identifying a highest probability indicating that a first POI in the first group of POIs matches a second POI in the second group of POIs.

US Pat. No. 10,659,910

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO MEDIA CONTENT ASSOCIATED WITH EVENTS, USING A DIGITAL MEDIA CONTENT ENVIRONMENT

SPOTIFY AB, Stockholm (S...

1. A system for providing access to media content associated with events, using a digital media content environment, comprising:a media device including a user interface and media application that enables display of a media consumption and memory event timeline associated with a user, including a plurality of memory events displayed chronologically in a direction along a timeline;
wherein groups of memory events, as displayed along the timeline, are determined based on one or more of user-based, activity-based, period-based, or other type of groupings, for use with a listening history describing media content consumed by the user, to determine a historical media content for use with particular memory events; and
wherein the media device is configured to, upon receipt of a user interaction with the timeline, access media content that is associated with one or more of the groups of memory events displayed along the timeline, by reference to the listening history describing media content consumed by the user, including:
in response to an input action or request for a particular memory event of the one or more memory events, communicate a request to a media server to determine a corresponding historical media content for delivery, and to at least one of:
stream or buffer the historical media content related to that memory event, or
communicate with other systems or environments to provide additional content related to the memory event via the media server, or directly delivered to the media device.

US Pat. No. 10,659,909

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING CONTEXTUAL RECOMMENDATIONS

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., ...

1. A method for providing contextual recommendations, the method comprising:receiving, from a device, contextual location information associated with a customer;
determining a location-based recommendation using the contextual location information;
generating a routing protocol for communication with the customer based on the contextual location information; and
providing a communication to the customer according to the routing protocol, the communication including the location-based recommendation.

US Pat. No. 10,659,908

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO CAPTURE IMAGE OF PINNA AND CHARACTERIZE HUMAN AUDITORY ANATOMY USING IMAGE OF PINNA

EmbodyVR, Inc., San Mate...

1. A method comprising:capturing, by an image sensor, one or more images of a reference pinna;
based on the one or more images of the reference pinna, determining a head related transfer function (HRTF) which characterizes how sound is transformed by the reference pinna, wherein determining the HRTF comprises inputting the one or more images of the reference pinna captured by the image sensor into a neural network model which outputs the HRTF which characterizes how sound is transformed by the reference pinna; and
outputting, by a transducer, a signal indicative of one or more audio cues to facilitate spatial localization of sound via the reference pinna, wherein the one or more audio cues is based on the HRTF.

US Pat. No. 10,659,907

SYSTEM FOR DISTRACTION AVOIDANCE VIA SOUNDSCAPING AND HEADSET COORDINATION

Plantronics, Inc., Santa...

1. An apparatus for use in a soundscape environment in which audio tracks are played, comprising:a headset including a speaker and an audio driver coupled to the speaker; and
logic in communication with the audio driver to access metadata related to a soundscape environment for the headset, to use the metadata to identify an audio track currently being played in the soundscape environment, and to cause the identified audio track to be played using the speaker on the headset.

US Pat. No. 10,659,906

AUDIO PARALLAX FOR VIRTUAL REALITY, AUGMENTED REALITY, AND MIXED REALITY

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. An audio decoding device comprising:processing circuitry configured to:
receive, in a bitstream, encoded representations of audio objects of a three-dimensional (3D) soundfield;
receive metadata associated with the bitstream;
obtain, from the received metadata, one or more transmission factors associated with one or more of the audio objects; and
apply the transmission factors to the one or more audio objects to obtain parallax-adjusted audio objects of the 3D soundfield; and
a memory device coupled to the processing circuitry, the memory device being configured to store at least a portion of the received bitstream, the received metadata, or the parallax-adjusted audio objects of the 3D soundfield.

US Pat. No. 10,659,905

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND PROCESSING DEVICE FOR CORRECTING ENERGY DISTRIBUTIONS OF AUDIO SIGNAL

Acer Incorporated, New T...

1. A method for correcting energy distributions of audio signal, applicable to a head-mounted device having a motion sensor, a left speaker, and a right speaker, wherein the method comprises:detecting a rotation angle of the head-mounted device by using the motion sensor, and obtaining dual-channel audio signals corresponding to the left speaker and the right speaker;
converting the dual-channel audio signals to multi-channel audio signals, wherein the number of channels of the multi-channel audio signal is greater than or equal to 5;
defining four acoustic source positions of the left speaker and the right speaker to convert the multi-channel audio signals to four-channel audio signals of the left speaker and four-channel audio signals of the right speaker; and
correcting energy distributions of the four-channel audio signals of the left speaker and the right speaker according to the rotation angle and the four acoustic source positions to respectively generate a left output signal corresponding to the left speaker and a right output signal corresponding to the right speaker.

US Pat. No. 10,659,904

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING BINAURAL AUDIO SIGNAL

GAUDIO LAB, INC., Seoul ...

1. An audio signal processing device for rendering an audio signal, comprising:a receiving unit configured to receive a file comprising the audio signal;
a processor configured to simultaneously render a first audio signal component of the audio signal and a second audio signal component of the audio signal, wherein the first audio signal component is included in a first track of the file and the second audio signal component is included in a second track of the file, wherein a number of channels supported by a format of an audio file used by each of the first track and the second track is fewer than a total number of channels of the first audio signal component and the second audio signal component; and
an output unit configured to output the rendered first audio signal component and the rendered second audio signal component,
wherein the first audio signal component and the second audio signal component comprise at least one of a channel signal, an object signal and an ambisonic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,659,903

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WEIGHTING STEREO AUDIO SIGNALS

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A signal generator comprising:an input configured to receive at least two audio signals; and
one or more filters configured to apply weights to the at least two audio signals to generate weighted audio signals and to provide the weighted audio signals to at least two speakers;
wherein the weights applied by the one or more filters to the audio signals are derived by:
identifying a first constraint that limits a weight that can be applied to an audio signal to be provided to a first speaker;
determining a characteristic of a second speaker that affects how a user would perceive audio signals output by the second speaker relative to audio signals output by the first speaker;
determining a second constraint based on the characteristic of the second speaker and the first constraint; and
determining the weights so as to minimize a difference between an actual balance of each signal that is expected to be heard by the user when the weighted audio signals are output by the first and second speakers and a target balance, wherein the weights applied to audio signals to be provided to the first speaker are based on the first constraint, and the weights applied to audio signals to be provided to the second speaker are based on the second constraint.

US Pat. No. 10,659,902

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF BROADCASTING A 360° AUDIO SIGNAL

ARKAMYS, Paris (FR)

1. A sound signal processing method comprising:synchronously acquiring an input sound signal (Sinput) by means of N microphones, N being a natural number greater than or equal to three;
encoding said input sound signal (Sinput) to create sound data (D) in a sound data format, said encoding comprising a sub-step of transforming said input sound signal into an ambisonic-type format of order R, R being a natural number greater than or equal to one, said sub-step of transformation into an ambisonic-type format being carried out by means of a Fast Fourier Transform, a matrix multiplication, an Inverse Fast Fourier Transform and by means of a band-pass filter; and
delivering an output sound signal (Soutput) by means of digitally processing said sound data (D);
wherein the matrix multiplication uses a matrix H, where H is calculated applying a method of least squares to a matrix equation CH=P, where C is a matrix of measured directivities of the N microphones and P is a matrix of ideal directivities prescribed by the ambisonic-type format.

US Pat. No. 10,659,901

RENDERING SYSTEM

1. A rendering system, comprising:plurality of loudspeakers;
at least one microphone;
a signal processing unit;
wherein using a rendering filters transfer function matrix a number of virtual sources is reproduced with the plurality of loudspeakers; and
wherein the signal processing unit is configured to determine at least some components of a loudspeaker-enclosure-microphone transfer function matrix estimate describing acoustic paths between the plurality of loudspeakers and the at least one microphone using said rendering filters transfer function matrix;
wherein the signal processing unit is configured to estimate at least some components of a source-specific transfer function matrix describing acoustic paths between the number of virtual sources and the at least one microphone; andwherein the processing unit is configured to determine the loudspeaker-enclosure-microphone transfer function matrix estimate using the estimated source-specific signal transfer function matrix; wherein the signal processing unit is configured to determine at least some components of the loudspeaker-enclosure-microphone transfer function matrix estimate based on the equation?=?SHD+,wherein ? represents the loudspeaker-enclosure-microphone transfer function matrix estimate, wherein ?S represents the estimated source-specific transfer function matrix, wherein HD represents the rendering filters transfer function matrix, and wherein HD+ represents an approximate inverse of the rendering filters' transfer function matrix HD.

US Pat. No. 10,659,900

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOW DELAY OBJECT METADATA CODING

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. An apparatus for generating one or more reconstructed metadata signals, wherein the apparatus comprises:a metadata decoder configured to generate the one or more reconstructed metadata signals from one or more processed metadata signals, wherein each of the one or more reconstructed metadata signals indicates information associated with an audio object signal of one or more audio object signals, wherein the metadata decoder is configured to generate the one or more reconstructed metadata signals by determining a plurality of reconstructed metadata samples for each of the one or more reconstructed metadata signals,
wherein the metadata decoder is configured to receive a plurality of processed metadata samples of each of the one or more processed metadata signals,
wherein the metadata decoder is configured to determine each reconstructed metadata sample of the plurality of reconstructed metadata samples of each reconstructed metadata signal of the one or more reconstructed metadata signals, so that, in a first state, said reconstructed metadata sample is a sum of one of the processed metadata samples of one of the one or more processed metadata signals and of another already generated reconstructed metadata sample of said reconstructed metadata signal, and so that, in a second state being different from the first state, said reconstructed metadata sample is said one of the processed metadata samples of said one of the one or more processed metadata signals.

US Pat. No. 10,659,899

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR RENDERING AUDIO BASED ON PRIORITY

Dolby Laboratories Licens...

1. A method of rendering adaptive audio, comprising:receiving input audio comprising static channel-based audio and at least a dynamic object, wherein the dynamic object is classified as either a low-priority dynamic object or a high-priority dynamic object based on a priority value;
rendering the low-priority dynamic object using a first rendering process and rendering the high-priority object using a second rendering process,
wherein the first rendering process is different than the second rendering process for high priority objects based on a respective processing capability provided to each of the first rendering process and the second rendering process,
wherein the rendering includes classifying the dynamic object as either a low-priority object or a high-priority object based on a comparison of the priority value with a priority threshold value, and wherein the rendering includes choosing either the first rendering process or the second rendering process based on the classification, and rendering the channel-based audio independent of the classification.

US Pat. No. 10,659,898

SWITCHING BINAURAL SOUND

1. Headphones, comprising:a power supply that powers the headphones that a listener wears;
microphones that capture environmental sound;
a network chip that wirelessly receives music from a smartphone;
speakers that play the music and the environmental sound to the listener; and
a sound chip that automatically switches, based on a physical activity of the listener that includes walking and running, the headphones from a silent mode to a mix mode,
wherein while in the silent mode the headphones play the music but mute the environmental sound from passing through to the listener, and
wherein while in the mix mode the headphones play both the music and voices in the environment sound but mute non-voices in the environmental sound from passing through to the listener.

US Pat. No. 10,659,897

COMPUTER-IMPLEMENTED METHOD FOR REDUCING CROSSTALK IN A COMPUTER-BASED AUDIOMETER

SHOEBOX Ltd., Ottawa (CA...

1. A computer-implemented method for reducing undesired crosstalk signals on an inactive channel of a device comprising the steps of:(a) determining system volume levels required to achieve a range of desired audio output attenuation levels on an active channel of the device, wherein the determining system volume levels required to achieve the range of desired audio output attenuation levels on the active channel of the device comprises: (i) measuring an output level at each system volume level of the device when signal amplitude is set at 1;
(ii) converting the output level at each such system volume level into decibels of attenuation, and (iii) storing the decibels of attenuation for each system volume level in a database:
(b) determining a crosstalk compensation signal comprising a signal amplitude and associated phase shift required to reduce undesired crosstalk on the inactive channel of the device for each desired audio output attention level in the range of desired audio output attenuation levels, wherein the determining the crosstalk compensation signal comprising the signal amplitude and associated phase shift required to reduce undesired crosstalk on the inactive channel of the device for each desired audio output attention level in the range of desired audio output attenuation levels comprises:
(i) generating a tone for the desired audio output attenuation level by controlling and setting the system volume level required to generate said tone a
(ii) measuring the undesired crosstalk on the inactive channel of the device;
(iii) selecting an initial Crosstalk Amplitude Offset and Phase Offset that would generate a signal equal in amplitude and opposite in phase to the measured crosstalk at the system volume level;
(iv) re-measuring the undesired crosstalk on the inactive channel of the device and iteratively adjusting the Crosstalk Amplitude Offset and Phase Offset until the re-measured undesired crosstalk is minimized; and
(v) storing the Crosstalk Amplitude Offset and Phase Offset that resulted in the minimized re-measured undesired crosstalk in a database; and
(c) generating a desired audio output attenuation level on the active channel of the device by generating a signal at the determined system volume level required to achieve said desired audio output attenuation level and generating a contemporaneous crosstalk compensation signal on the inactive channel of the device by generating a signal at the determined signal amplitude and associated phase shift required to reduce the undesired crosstalk on the inactive channel.

US Pat. No. 10,659,896

METHODS OF AN INTELLIGENT PERSONAL ASSISTANT MOVING BINAURAL SOUND

1. A method executed by one or more electronic devices, the method comprising:selecting, by a computer program that is an intelligent personal assistant, a location for a user where the user hears binaural sound that emanates from a sound localization point (SLP) in empty space away from a head of the user;
adjusting, by a processor in a wearable electronic device (WED) worn on the head of the user, sound with head-related transfer functions (HRTFs) to generate the binaural sound that localizes to the SLP in empty space away from the head of the user;
receiving, from the user and at a microphone in the WED, a voice command that causes the intelligent personal assistant to move the binaural sound from the SLP in empty space to another SLP in empty space; and
moving, in response to the voice command, the binaural sound from the SLP in empty space to the another SLP in empty space.

US Pat. No. 10,659,895

FAILURE DETECTION APPARATUS, AUDIO INPUT/OUTPUT MODULE, EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION MODULE, AND FAILURE DETECTION METHOD

YAMAHA CORPORATION, Hama...

1. An input/output module comprising:an audio input device;
an audio output device disposed at a fixed distance relative to the audio input device; and
a failure detection apparatus comprising:
an output interface that outputs to the audio output device a confirmation signal that is a burst signal that:
includes a signal portion and a non-signal portion;
is in a frequency band other than an audible band;
periodically switches, during a period including a signal period that includes the signal portion and a non-signal period that includes the non-signal portion, the signal period to the non-signal period;
includes an envelope that:
gradually increases over time during the signal period; and
gradually decreases over time during the non-signal period; and
has an arbitrary duty ratio of the signal period to the period;
an input interface that receives an input signal from the audio input device; and
a processor configured to execute a failure detection task that detects whether the audio output device and the audio input device are operating normally based on a ratio of a partial time length of a period of the burst signal that includes the signal portion and the non-signal portion where an amplitude thereof is equal to or greater than a predetermined threshold value and an entire time length of the period of the burst signal.

US Pat. No. 10,659,894

PERSONAL COMMUNICATION DEVICE HAVING APPLICATION SOFTWARE FOR CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF AT LEAST ONE HEARING AID

1. A hearing system including at least one hearing aid and a personal communication device each including a respective short-range radio transceiver for providing a short-range radio communication link,wherein the personal communication device includes application software adapted for providing a user interface for controlling the operation of the at least one hearing aid,
wherein the at least one hearing aid has a processor and a user operable control,
wherein the processor, upon activation of the user operable control, is adapted for the sending of an activation signal to the personal communication device; and
wherein the personal communication device has a processor adapted for opening, upon reception of the activation signal from the at least one hearing aid, the user interface for controlling the operation of the at least one hearing aid.

US Pat. No. 10,659,893

PROVIDING AND TRANSMITTING AUDIO SIGNAL

1. A system comprising:an audio streaming device having an audio streaming device receiver arranged for receiving a source signal comprising at least an audio signal part, and the audio streaming device further arranged for splitting the audio signal part of the source signal into at least a first audio signal and a second audio signal wherein:
the first audio signal comprises a first audio content,
the second audio signal comprises a second audio content,
a memory device arranged for storing a user defined setting,
a processor arranged for providing an output audio signal, said output audio signal being based on a combination of:
the first audio content, and
the second audio content,
wherein the combination of the first audio content and the second audio content is based on a ratio of an audio level of the first audio content and an audio level of the second audio content in the first content signal, and the ratio is determined based on the user defined setting,
wherein the audio streaming device receiver is further arranged for receiving a video signal, and
wherein the processor is configured to detect presence of a face in the video signal, and determine time instants of voice presence and voice absence from the face, and the processor is adapted to operate signal processing algorithms for combination of the first and second audio content based on the voice presence and absence, and
a system transmitter arranged for transmitting the output audio signal.

US Pat. No. 10,659,892

HEARING DEVICE INCLUDING ANTENNA UNIT

1. A hearing device comprising a housing that is configured to be at least partly positioned in the ear canal of a wearer, the housing having a first part configured for extending into the ear canal of the wearer and a second part configured to be positioned towards or at the opening of the ear canal of the wearer, the hearing device comprising:an input transducer for registering ambient sound and providing an electrical signal representing the ambient sound,
a sound processor for processing the electrical signal,
an output transducer to provide the processed electrical signal to the wearer,
an antenna unit for reception and/or emission of electromagnetic energy, the antenna unit being partly positioned in the second part of the housing,
a communication unit for processing of data to be transmitted or received via the antenna unit, and
a coaxial cable configured as a transmission line connecting the communication unit and the antenna unit, the coaxial cable configured to transfer a signal from the communication unit to the antenna unit and/or from the antenna unit to the communication unit, so as to minimize parasitic effects on the antenna unit, wherein the coaxial cable comprises a shield, and a battery inside the housing is configured as a ground plane for the transmission line by virtue of the shield of the coaxial cable being terminated directly to the battery inside the housing,
wherein an extractor cord for removing and/or inserting the hearing device in the ear canal of the wearer is attached to the housing, and the antenna unit is partly disposed within the extractor cord.

US Pat. No. 10,659,891

HEARING DEVICE COMPRISING A FEEDBACK DETECTION UNIT

1. A hearing device comprising a forward path for processing an electric signal representing sound, the forward path comprisingan input unit for receiving or providing an electric input signal representing sound,
a signal processing unit for applying a frequency- and/or level-dependent gain to an input signal of the forward path and providing a processed output signal, and
an output transducer for generating stimuli perceivable as sound to a user;
the hearing device further comprising
a feedback detection unit configured to detect feedback or evaluate a risk of feedback via an acoustic or mechanical or electrical feedback path from said output transducer to said input unit,
a loop consisting of said forward path and said feedback path being defined, the loop exhibiting a loop delay D,
wherein said feedback detection unit comprises
a magnitude and phase analysis unit for repeatedly determining magnitude and phase of said electric input signal or a processed version thereof, and further configured to determine values of loop magnitude, loop phase, and loop phase difference signals, respectively, based thereon and on said loop delay D, where said loop phase difference is the difference between values of the parameter loop phase at a given time instant, m, and a time instant, mD, one feedback loop delay D earlier;
a feedback conditions and detection unit configured to check criteria for magnitude and phase feedback condition, respectively, based on said values of loop magnitude, and loop phase difference signals, respectively, and to provide feedback detection signal indicative of feedback or a risk of feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,659,890

METHOD FOR OPERATING A HEARING DEVICE AND A HEARING DEVICE

Sivantos Pte. Ltd., Sing...

1. A method for operating a hearing device, which comprises:generating in the hearing device a first directional signal and a second directional signal from an ambient sound signal;
using the first directional signal and the second directional signal to determine at a first response time a first adaptation coefficient, the first adaptation coefficient being generated from a first superposition of the first directional signal with the second directional signal in a first adaptation module for assisting in noise suppression;
using the first directional signal and the second directional signal to determine at a second response time a second adaptation coefficient, the second adaptation coefficient being generated from a second superposition of the first directional signal with the second directional signal in a second adaptation module for assisting in the noise suppression; and
using the first adaptation coefficient and the second adaptation coefficient to determine an output adaptation coefficient for forming an output signal by superposition of the first directional signal and the second directional signal.

US Pat. No. 10,659,889

MICROPHONE PACKAGE AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A MICROPHONE SIGNAL

Infineon Technologies AG,...

14. An audio processing device, comprising:a microphone package configured to output a modified digital microphone signal, comprising:
a microphone configured to generate a microphone signal; and
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) circuit configured to receive the microphone signal or a signal associated therewith, and generate a digital microphone signal based thereon, wherein the digital microphone signal comprises a multi-bit signal;
an equalizer circuit configured to receive the digital microphone signal and alter a frequency response thereof in digital domain, resulting in a modified digital microphone signal;
wherein the equalizer circuit is configured to modify the digital microphone signal such that a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of the modified digital microphone signal is increased; and
a modulator coupled to an output of the equalizer circuit and configured to convert the modified digital microphone signal from a multi-bit signal to a single bit representation of the modified digital microphone signal.