US Pat. No. 10,426,754

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF ANAVEX2-73 FOR THE TREATMENT OF ALZHEIMER'S DISEASE

ANAVEX LIFE SCIENCES CORP...

13. A method of treating Alzheimer's disease in a subject comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition according to claim 1; and wherein said pharmaceutical composition is administered according to an intermittent dosing regimen of at least two cycles, each cycle comprising (a) a dosing period during which a therapeutically effective amount of said pharmaceutical composition is administered to said patient and, thereafter, (b) a resting period.
US Pat. No. 10,428,035

PROCESS FOR THE EPOXIDATION OF AN OLEFIN

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for the epoxidation of an olefin by continuously reacting the olefin with hydrogen peroxide in a methanol solvent on a fixed bed epoxidation catalyst comprising a titanium zeolite, wherein:a) hydrogen peroxide is used as an aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution made by an anthraquinone process;
b) the aqueous hydrogen peroxide solution is mixed with methanol to give a feed mixture; and
c) said feed mixture is filtered before being contacted with the fixed bed epoxidation catalyst.
US Pat. No. 10,428,292

FUNCTIONAL POLYALKYL (METH)ACRYLATES WITH ENHANCED DEMULSIBILITY PERFORMANCE

Evonik Oil Additives GmbH...

1. A polyalkyl(meth)acrylate polymer, comprising:(a) 0% to 8% by weight of methyl (meth)acrylate;
(b) 1.5% to 4.5% by weight of a hydroxyl-substituted C1-4 alkyl (meth)acrylate; and
(c) 87.5% to 98.5% by weight of at least one C6-30 alkyl (meth)acrylate, wherein
the polyalkyl(meth)acrylate polymer has a weight-average molecular weight Mw in the range of 30,000 to 130,000 g/mol.
US Pat. No. 10,428,303

EMBRYO CULTURE METHODS AND MEDIA

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientifi...

1. A method of culturing a human embryo in vitro, the method comprising culturing a human embryo in a medium comprising: a starting lactate concentration of between about 0.3 mM and about 1 mM, and a glucose concentration of less than about 2 mM, wherein the medium does not contain serum, wherein the medium is a sequential medium or a medium that is replenished at least once during the culturing of the embryo.
US Pat. No. 10,428,312
US Pat. No. 10,428,313

CHIMERIC WEST NILE/DENGUE VIRUSES AND METHODS OF USE

The United States of Amer...

1. A nucleic acid chimera comprising:a first nucleic acid molecule comprising a 5? non-coding region, a nucleic acid encoding non-structural proteins and a C protein, and a 3? non-coding region from a West Nile virus genome, wherein the C protein comprises a signal sequence 18 amino acids long comprising a 5? portion of a prM signal sequence from the West Nile virus genome and a 3? portion of a prM signal sequence from a Dengue virus genome; and
a second nucleic acid molecule operably linked to the first nucleic acid molecule, encoding at least a portion of a prM protein and E protein from a Dengue virus genome, wherein the second nucleic acid is 3? to the portion of the prM signal sequence from the Dengue virus genome and 5? to the non-structural proteins and 3? non-coding region from the West Nile virus.
US Pat. No. 10,426,790

TREATMENT OF ALLERGIC EYE CONDITIONS WITH CYCLODEXTRINS

Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A method of treating eye allergy, comprising topically administering to an eye of a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of an ophthalmic composition comprising a cyclodextrin, wherein the composition has cyclodextrin as the sole pharmaceutically active agent.
US Pat. No. 10,426,794

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS OF TREATING AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES

1. A method of generating an immunosuppressive dendritic cell comprising: contacting a dendritic cell with an effective amount of an IL-27 polypeptide agonist and an effective amount of an extracellular ATP degrading enzyme.
US Pat. No. 10,426,795

USE OF PRETALPHA OR FUNCTIONAL VARIANT THEREOF FOR EXPANDING TCRALPHA DEFICIENT T CELLS

CELLECTIS, Paris (FR)

1. An isolated TCRalpha deficient primary human T cell,wherein the TCRalpha gene in the T cell has been inactivated by introducing a rare-cutting endonuclease that induces a DNA cleavage within the TCRalpha gene,
comprising an exogenous nucleic acid encoding an exogenous pTalpha polypeptide that supports CD3 surface expression and supports expansion of the TCR-deficient primary T cell using stimulatory anti-CD3/CD28 antibodies.
US Pat. No. 10,428,334

METHOD OF CREATING INDUSTRIAL STREPTOMYCES WITH CAPABILITY TO GROW ON CELLULOSIC POLYSACCHARIDE SUBSTRATES

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A heterologous gene cassette for expression in a Streptomyces species to enhance growth on a cellulosic polysaccharide substrate, the cassette comprising a glycoside hydrolase family 9 (GH9) endoglucanase gene from Streptomyces LaPpAH-95, a glycoside hydrolase family 12 (GH12) endoglucanase gene from Streptomyces DpondAA-B6, and at least two four genes selected from the group consisting of:a) a glycoside hydrolase family 6 (GH6) gene,
b) an auxiliary activity family 10 (AA10) gene,
c) a glycoside hydrolase family 48 (GH48) gene, and
d) a glycoside hydrolase family 5 (GH5) gene.
US Pat. No. 10,426,800

ADIPOSE TISSUE-DERIVED STEM CELLS FOR VETERINARY USE

CELL4VET CORPORATION, Sa...

1. A method of treating a medical condition in a non-human mammal in need thereof comprising administering to the non-human mammal an effective amount of a purified population of porcine adipose tissue-derived stem cells (ADSC),wherein the medical condition is one or more condition selected from the group consisting of: tissue regeneration, scarring, soft tissue defect, fecal incontinence, dilated cardiomyopathy, hip dysplasia, avascular necrosis of the femoral head, spinal cord injury, atherosclerosis-related infarctions, muscular dystrophy, and pain, and wherein the ADSC are xenogenic to the non-human mammal.
US Pat. No. 10,428,336

METHOD FOR MODULATING PLANT GROWTH

The Australian National U...

1. A method for increasing, accelerating or increasing and accelerating non-root plant growth in a plant relative to a wild-type plant grown under the same conditions, said method comprising introducing at least one mutation or at least one exogenous nucleic acid into one or more plant cells which at least one mutation or nucleic acid results in:(i) decreased expression of one or more C-TERMINALLY ENCODED PEPTIDEs (CEPs), decreased expression of one or more CEP receptors, or decreased expression of one or more CEPs and one or more CEP receptors by cells of a plant regenerated from or comprising said one or more plant cells, wherein said at least one mutation is in a sequence encoding a CEP, a CEP receptor or an upstream sequence thereof or wherein said exogenous nucleic acid is either a CEP-encoding sequence or a CEP receptor-encoding sequence, or said exogenous nucleic acid modulates, or its product modulates expression of at least one endogenous CEP-encoding nucleic acid or CEP receptor-encoding nucleic acid, wherein said exogenous nucleic acid comprises a nucleic acid sequence homologous to, or complementary to at least a portion of the endogenous CEP-encoding or CEP receptor-encoding nucleic acid; or
(ii) reduced affinity of one or more CEPs for their respective CEP receptors, which reduced affinity arises through modifications in the CEP(s), CEP receptor(s) or in both expressed CEP(s) and CEP receptor(s)expressed by cells of a plant regenerated from or comprising said one or more plant cells, wherein said at least one mutation is in a sequence encoding a CEP or a CEP receptor, or wherein said exogenous nucleic acid is either a CEP-encoding sequence or a CEP receptor-encoding sequence,
wherein said CEP comprises a CEP domain comprising the amino acid sequence (X1)nX2X3X4X5X6PGX9SPGX13GX15 (SEQ ID NO:454), wherein n is 0 or 1,
X1 is selected from D, A, P, G, S, V, E, P, T, Q, I, N, K, and C;
X2 is selected from F, V, T, S, A, K, Y, R, G, I, Q, H, D, G, and W;
X3 is selected from R, A, Q, G, E, V, D, K, P, S, H, and Q;
X4 is selected from P, G, S, T, A, N, C, H, V, E, Y, and K;
X5 is selected from T, S, A, P, G, V, N, M, and I;
X6 is selected from T, N, A, G, P, D, K, S, V, Y, Q, E, C, and H;
X9 is selected from H, N, S, Y, P, R, T, G, V, F, Q, and D;
X13 is selected from I, V, and A; and
X15 is selected from H, and N.
US Pat. No. 10,426,805

METHOD FOR PRODUCING LACTIC ACID BACTERIA CONTROLLING M CELLS

1. A method for producing lactic acid bacteria, Lactobacillus salivarius, having a filament form with a length in a range of 4 ?m to 10 ?m to control M cells, comprising:selecting Lactobacillus salivarius as a starting material; and
culturing the Lactobacillus salivarius in a lactose-free medium at a temperature in a range of 39° C. to 41° C.
US Pat. No. 10,428,341

TRANSGENIC POTATO PLANTS WITH INCREASED HYALURONAN PRODUCTION

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A genetically modified potato plant cell comprising a nucleic acid molecule coding for a hyaluronan synthase stably integrated into its genome and a foreign nucleic acid molecule coding for a protein having the enzymatic activity of a glutamine:fructose 6-phosphate amidotransferase (GFAT), wherein said plant cell has an increased activity of a protein having the activity of a GFAT compared to corresponding non genetically modified wild-type plant cells, and wherein said cell synthesizes an increased amount of hyaluronan compared to a plant cell having the activity of a hyaluronan synthase and no increased activity of a GFAT.
US Pat. No. 10,426,806

ANTI-OBESITY EFFECT OF BORAGO OFFICINALIS LINN. EXTRACTS TO PREVENT AND TREAT METABOLIC DISORDERS

1. A method for treating insulin resistance in a human in need thereof consisting essentially of administering to said human in need thereof an oral dose of 150 mg/kg or 300 mg/kg of an ethanolic extract of Borago officinalis, sibutramine, and orlistat to said human in need of treatment, wherein insulin resistance is reduced by an increase in insulin sensitivity in a metabolic disorder in said human in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,426,811

BANANA FERMENTATION PRODUCT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD AND USE OF THE SAME

TCI CO., LTD., Taipei (T...

1. A banana fermentation product, which is obtained by subjecting a banana pulp juice to a pre-fermentation and then a post-fermentation, wherein the pre-fermentation is conducted in the presence of Streptococcus thermophiles DSMZ 28121 strain and Saccharomyces cerevisiae ATCC 4126T strain and the post-fermentation is conducted in the presence of at least one of Acetobacter aceti TISTR 102 strain and Acetobacter aceti DSMZ 3508 strain, and wherein, the pre-fermentation is conducted at 30° C.±1° C. for 72 hours, and the post-fermentation is conducted at 30° C.±1° C. for 21 days.
US Pat. No. 10,429,378

METHODS OF DIFFERENTIATING PREADIPOCYTES AND USES THEREOF

Board Of Supervisors Of L...

1. A method of transdifferentiating mammalian preadipocytes, the method comprising:(a) culturing mammalian preadipocytes;
(b) infecting the mammalian preadipocytes with a viral vector encoding Oct4 such that the mammalian preadipocytes overexpress Oct4;
(c) culturing the infected cells until about 100% confluent;
(d) subculturing the cells of step (c), wherein subculturing comprises seeding at least a portion of the cells onto a mouse embryonic fibroblast (MEF) feeder cell layer;
(e) expanding the cells seeded onto the feeder layer of step (d) for a period of time sufficient to produce a population of cells which produce glucagon and which express a pancreatic alpha cell marker gene selected from the group consisting of CGC, CNTN1, PCSK1, PDK4, RGS4, IRX2, LPPR4, LOXL2, KCTD12, KL, and any combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,426,816

METHODS AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS FOR THE TREATMENT OF RESPIRATORY TRACT INFECTIONS

Institut National de la S...

1. A method of treating an acute respiratory tract infection comprising administering to a subject that has an acute respiratory tract infection caused by Streptococcus pneumonia a therapeutically effective amount of a TLR5 agonist, wherein the TLR5 agonist consists of a flagellin polypeptide, and wherein said TLR5 agonist is administered topically by intranasal administration or pulmonary administration.
US Pat. No. 10,429,380

DEVICE COMPRISING A HYDROGEL HAVING A GLUCOSE-BINDING PROTEIN AND A LIGAND OF THE GLUCOSE-BINDING PROTEIN INCORPORATED THEREIN

EyeSense AG, Basel (CH)

1. A device comprising a hydrogel having a glucose-binding protein and a ligand of the glucose-binding protein incorporated therein, wherein the hydrogel comprises:(a) a first hydrogel matrix made of alginate; and
(b) a second hydrogel matrix which forms an interpenetrating network within the first hydrogel matrix, wherein the second hydrogel matrix is formed simultaneously with or sequentially to the first hydrogel matrix, and wherein the first and second hydrogel matrix cannot be separated unless covalent bonds or ionic bonds are broken.

US Pat. No. 10,433,294

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRANSMITTING/RECEIVING SIGNAL OF V2X TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transmitting a synchronization signal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating a secondary synchronization signal; and
transmitting the generated secondary synchronization signal,
wherein the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted only in subframe 5 among subframe 0 to subframe 9, when the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted by a V-UE (vehicle user equipment), and
wherein the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted only in the subframe 0 among the subframe 0 to the subframe 9, when the secondary synchronization signal is transmitted by a D2D (Device-to-Device) UE.

US Pat. No. 10,433,292

LTE CHANNEL ACCESS OVER UNLICENSED BANDS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

12. A base station for wireless communications, comprising:a processor;
memory in electronic communication with the processor; and
instructions stored in the memory, the instructions being executable by the processor to:
perform a clear channel assessment (CCA) at the base station associated with a first radio access technology (RAT) to determine availability of a shared spectrum,
transmit, by the base station, a first waveform to user equipments (UEs) associated with the first RAT over the shared spectrum when a determination is made that the shared spectrum is available, the first waveform comprising a first component configured to be readable by a first device associated with a second RAT different from the first RAT and a second component configured to be readable by a second device associated with the first RAT, the first component comprising a first allocation of resources for the second RAT and the second component comprising a second allocation of resources for the first RAT; and
receive, at the base station, a second waveform from one or more of the UEs associated with the first RAT, the second waveform being transmitted responsive to the first waveform and being received over the shared spectrum and being configured to indicate that the respective UE has channel access over the shared spectrum to receive data from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,291

DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL TRANSMISSION WINDOW DETECTION AND DISCOVERY REFERENCE SIGNAL MEASUREMENT CONFIGURATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication comprising:receiving a user equipment (UE) measurement report from a UE that includes information regarding a discovery reference signal (DRS) of a neighbor cell;
determining, based at least in part on the UE measurement report, one or more parameters associated with a DRS transmission window of the neighbor cell; and
transmitting a message that includes a DRS measurement timing configuration (DMTC) to the UE, wherein the DMTC is based at least in part on the one or more parameters associated with the DRS transmission window of the neighbor cell determined based at least in part on the UE measurement report.

US Pat. No. 10,433,290

UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION TRANSMISSION METHOD AND APPARATUS IN CARRIER AGGREGATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method for sending information in a communications system, comprising:receiving, by a user equipment (HE), a radio resource control (RRC) configuration signaling from a base station carrying indication information instructing the HE to perform spatial bundling on hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) acknowledgement/negative acknowledgement (ACK/NACK) information, wherein the spatial bundling is an AND logical operation on the HARQ ACK/NACK information, and the HARQ ACK/NACK information comprises two bits corresponding to two codewords of a carrier;
performing, by the UE, according to the indication information, the spatial bundling on the HARQ ACK/NACK information by performing the AND logical operation on the two bits of the HARQ ACK/NACK information to determine bundled HARQ information, wherein the bundled HARQ information comprises 1-hit ACK/NACK information; and
sending, by the HE, the bundled HARQ information on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource.

US Pat. No. 10,433,289

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND COMMUNICATION METHOD WHICH UTILIZES A FIRST FRAME INCLUDING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION RESOURCE INFORMATION AND ATTRIBUTE INFORMATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A communication apparatus, comprising:communication circuitry configured to:
transmit a first frame comprising wireless communication resource information in which resources selectable as uplink resources are specified from a plurality of resources and attribute information related to transmission of a second frame; and
receive the second frame transmitted as a response to the first frame,
wherein the second frame is transmitted using at least one resource selected from the selectable resources specified in the first frame on the basis of the attribute information, and
wherein the resource information comprises information related to a frequency resource and information related to a spatial stream.

US Pat. No. 10,433,287

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION IN CARRIER AGGREGATION ENVIRONMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of receiving uplink control information in a carrier aggregation environment, the method comprising:transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), n respective Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) transmissions through n respective downlink component carriers;
receiving, from the UE, encoded integrated response data in response to the n respective PDSCH transmissions;
determining k bits of integrated response data by performing a block decoding of the received encoded integrated response data;
extracting n respective pieces of Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) response data, each piece having a size of 1 bit or 2 bits, from the determined k bits of integrated response data, wherein the n respective pieces correspond to the n respective PDSCH transmissions through the n respective downlink component carriers and are located in the integrated response data according to a preset order, wherein each of the n respective pieces of HARQ response data are either configured as 1 bit corresponding to one codeword and the 2 bits corresponding to two codewords; and
determining whether to perform one or more retransmissions for the n respective PDSCH transmissions by using the n respective pieces of HARQ response data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,285

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A ELECTRONIC DEVICE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A first electronic device for executing a control command, the first electronic device comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate with a second electronic device or a server;
a memory configured to store a grouping table, wherein the grouping table is configured by mapping each control command with at least one second electronic device, and each of the control commands is to be executed by a mapped second device; and
a controller configured to:
receive a control command from the server, wherein the control command is one of a silent mode transition command, a vibration mode transition command, airplane mode transition command, or a display brightness adjustment command;
identify whether the received control command is in the grouping table;
identify whether the first electronic device is a master electronic device, in case of the received control command being in the grouping table;
transmit the control command to the at least one second electronic device mapped to the control command, in case of the first electronic device being the master electronic device; and
execute the received control command, in case of the first electronic device being the master electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,284

BEARER MANAGEMENT FOR PROSE DIRECT DISCOVERY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communications, comprising:sending, from a user equipment (UE), a connection request that indicates a service type and that includes an information element (IE), wherein the IE indicates at least one bearer of a set of bearers that is to be suspended for communications of the indicated service type and an evolved packet system (EPS) bearer context status IE that indicates a subset of EPS bearers of the set of bearers that are to be active and the connection request comprises an extended service request (ESR) indicating the service type and wherein the IE comprises the evolved packet system (EPS) bearer context status IE that indicates a subset of EPS bearers of the set of bearers that are to be active and an extended service request (ESR) indicating the service type;
establishing the set of bearers;
suspending at least one bearer of the set of bearers after sending the connection request, the at least one suspended bearer comprising the at least one bearer indicated by the IE included in the connection request sent by the UE;
receiving, at the UE, a message in response to the ESR that establishes at least one radio bearer corresponding to a respective EPS bearer of the subset indicated by the EPS bearer context status IE to be active, and wherein suspending comprises locally suspending each EPS bearer of the set of bearers for which no corresponding radio bearer is established;
sending, from the UE, a second ESR that indicates a second service type and includes a second EPS bearer context status IE that indicates a second subset of EPS bearers of the set of bearers that are to be active;
receiving, at the UE, a second message in response to the second ESR that establishes at least one radio bearer, each radio bearer corresponding to a respective EPS bearer indicated by the second EPS bearer context status IE to be active; and
activating from suspension each respective EPS bearer for which a corresponding radio bearer is established.

US Pat. No. 10,433,283

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BANDWIDTH DIVISION AND RESOURCE BLOCK ALLOCATION

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. A method comprising:transmitting a bandwidth portion assignment to indicate an assignment of at least one first bandwidth portion of a plurality of bandwidth portions within an available bandwidth to a given first numerology, the given first numerology having an associated first OFDM subcarrier spacing and first symbol duration, the plurality of bandwidth portions having at least one second bandwidth portion that is assigned to a second numerology, the second numerology having an associated second OFDM subcarrier spacing and second symbol duration, and the first OFDM subcarrier spacing differing from the second OFDM subcarrier spacing by a factor of 2n, where n?0.

US Pat. No. 10,433,282

NARROW BANDWIDTH OPERATION IN LTE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:transmitting wideband downlink information to a first set of user equipments (UEs), the wideband downlink information comprising control information and data;
determining a starting symbol of an effective data region for narrowband downlink information for a second set of UEs, the starting symbol selected from a plurality of symbols, such that the starting symbol is semi-statically configured, and the starting symbol indicated to the second set of UEs prior to transmitting the narrowband downlink information;
disabling intra-subframe hopping and/or inter-subframe hopping to maintain narrowband transmissions for the second set of UEs; and
transmitting the narrowband downlink information to the second set of UEs operating in a narrower bandwidth than a bandwidth of the first set of UEs, the narrowband downlink information comprising control information and data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,281

D2D OPERATION METHOD PERFORMED BY TERMINAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND TERMINAL USING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for performing device-to-device (D2D) communication in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) in network coverage and comprising:receiving resource information for a D2D resource and specific information;
performing the D2D communication on the D2D resource based on the resource information and the specific information,
wherein the UE determines whether the D2D resource information acquired in one radio resource control (RRC) state is also applicable in another RRC state based on whether the specific information is broadcasted or not,
wherein the RRC state is a RRC idle state or a RRC connected state;
when the specific information is broadcasted, determining that the D2D resource information acquired in the RRC idle state is also applicable in the RRC connected state; and
when the specific information is not broadcasted but is provided based on 4a UE dedicated signal, determining that the D2D resource information acquired in the RRC connected state is also applicable in the RRC idle state, the UE dedicated signal being a RRC connection release message or a RRC connection reconfiguration message.

US Pat. No. 10,433,280

SELECTING MODULES FOR A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICE

III Holdings 1, LLC, Wil...

1. A wireless communication device comprising:a first antenna coupled to a first radio frequency (RF) receive chain that includes a first analog-to-digital converter (ADC) and a first frequency downconverter;
a second antenna coupled to a second RF receive chain that includes a second ADC and a second frequency downconverter;
a processor that includes a plurality of processing modules, wherein each of the plurality of processing modules is configured to communicate with the first RF receive chain and the second RF receive chain; and
wherein the first RF receive chain and the second RF receive chain are activated based on a maximum power consumption of the wireless communication device;
wherein the processor is configured to determine a hardware arrangement to facilitate performance and meet functionality of the wireless communication device for communication with a network;
wherein the hardware arrangement includes the first antenna or the first antenna and the second antenna, a first processing module and a second processing module, the first processing module including a single processing technique, the second processing module including first and second processing techniques;
wherein a first beam of a plurality of beams is selected for reception and transmission weights are selected for the first and second antenna based on the selected first beam and a first power control algorithm is selected from a plurality of power control algorithms for setting a transmission power level for a transmission using the selected transmission weights.

US Pat. No. 10,433,279

METHOD OF RECEIVING SINGLE-CELL MULTICAST DATA AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

KT CORPORATION, Gyeonggi...

1. A method of receiving single-cell multicast data by a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving carrier information for Single Cell-Multicast Control Channel (SC-MCCH) reception through system information;
monitoring SC-MCCH scheduling information on a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) based on the carrier information; and
receiving an SC-MCCH on a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) based on the monitored SC-MCCH scheduling information,
wherein the UE is configured to access a network service having a channel bandwidth limited to about 200 kHz or lower or to operate in a bandwidth limited to 6 physical resource blocks (PRBs),
wherein the SC-MCCH scheduling information is identified using a Single-Cell Radio Network Temporary Identifier (SC-RNTI), and
wherein the system information corresponds to system information block type 20 (SystemInformationBlockType20).

US Pat. No. 10,433,278

METHODS AND DEVICE FOR ALLOCATING AND PROCESSING SUB-FRAME RESOURCE

1. A method for allocating sub-frame resource, comprising:under the condition that a Multicast Channel (MCH) Scheduling Period (MSP) exceeds a Common Sub-frame allocation Period (CSP), determining an allocation manner for allocating Multicast Broadcast over Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) sub-frame resources to each MCH and a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) in the MCH; and
notifying User Equipment (UE) of the allocation manner;
wherein determining the allocation manner for allocating the MBSFN sub-frame resources to each MCH and the MBMS in the MCH comprises:
allocating the MBSFN sub-frame resources for the MBMSs to each MCH in the MSP; and when a number of MBSFN sub-frames allocated to a part of MCHs in the MSP exceeds a preset threshold value, adding indication information to a corresponding position where the number of the MBSFN sub-frames allocated to the part of MCHs reaches the preset threshold value, and starting recounting of other MBSFN sub-frames after the position, wherein a number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is a difference value between a number of all MBSFN sub-frames comprised in the MBSFN sub-frame resources and the preset threshold value, and if the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames still exceeds the preset threshold value, indication information is added to corresponding positions where the preset threshold value is reached every time and the other MBSFN sub-frames after the positions are recounted until the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is lower than the preset threshold value; or
allocating the MBSFN sub-frame resources for the MBMSs to each MCH in the MSP; and when a number of MBSFN sub-frames allocated to a part of MCHs in the MSP exceeds a preset threshold value, starting recounting of other MBSFN sub-frames after a corresponding position where the number of the MBSFN sub-frames allocated to the part of MCHs reaches the preset threshold value according to an agreement premade with the UE, wherein a number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is a difference value between a number of all MBSFN sub-frames comprised in the MBSFN sub-frame resources and the preset threshold value, and if the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames still exceeds the preset threshold value, the other MBSFN sub-frames after corresponding positions where the preset threshold value is reached every time are recounted until the number of the other MBSFN sub-frames is lower than the preset threshold value, and when a number of MBSFN sub-frames allocated to a single MBMS exceeds the preset threshold value, other MBSFN sub-frames after corresponding positions where the preset threshold value is reached every time are recounted.

US Pat. No. 10,433,275

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING MOBILE DEVICES IN A FIFTH GENERATION WIRELESS NETWORK

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method at a user equipment (UE) for supporting location of the UE with 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP) Fifth Generation (5G) New Radio (NR) wireless access, the method comprising:receiving a first Long Term Evolution (LTE) Positioning Protocol (LPP) message from a location server, wherein the first LPP message comprises a location request and is received via a serving 5G base station;
obtaining at least one location measurement based on the first LPP message, wherein the at least one location measurement comprises a measurement for a Radio Access Technology (RAT)-independent position method or a measurement for an Evolved Universal Terrestrial Radio Access (E-UTRA) position method;
determining location information based on the at least one location measurement; and
sending a second LPP message to the location server, wherein the second LPP message comprises the location information and is sent via the serving 5G base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,274

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING A WIRELESS ACCESS POINT COMPRISING AN ARRAY OF MULTIPLE ANTENNAS

UCL Business PLC, London...

1. A method of calibrating a wireless access point comprising an array of multiple (m) antennas denoted Ai (i=1 . . . m), each antenna having a respective internal phase offset ?i, said method comprising:receiving a signal from at least one transmitter located at a substantially known bearing from the wireless access point; and
determining an estimated value for each internal phase offset ?i such that an angle of arrival (AoA) spectrum calculated for the received signal on the basis of said estimated values matches the known bearing, wherein said AoA spectrum is calculated by treating said multiple antennas as a phased array;
wherein said method further comprises computing a correlation function for the calculated AoA spectrum against the known bearing to provide a measure of whether or not a match is present, wherein said correlation function is selected to be: (i) higher if the AoA spectrum contains a peak in the direction of the known bearing; (ii) lower if there are peaks in directions other than said known bearing; and (iii) lower if the peak in the direction of the known bearing in is low compared to a noise floor for the AoA spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,433,273

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UTILIZING MOBILE SUBSCRIBER IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION WITH MULTIPLE DEVICES BASED ON REGISTRATION REQUESTS

1. A network server, comprising:a processing system including a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processing system, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving a first international mobile subscriber identity associated with a registration request that is directed to a registration function server by a first communication device;
determining that the first international mobile subscriber identity is included in a group of international mobile subscriber identities that are shared with other communication devices, wherein the group of international mobile subscriber identities are configured to be utilized in registration for communication services;
determining that the first communication device is not associated with a particular location; and
reassigning, via an over-the-air interface, a second international mobile subscriber identity to the first communication device, wherein the over-the-air interface utilizes a transport key that is stored by the first communication device and is not stored by a second communication device that shares the first international mobile subscriber identity.

US Pat. No. 10,433,272

DISTRIBUTED COORDINATION OF MESH NETWORK CONFIGURATION UPDATES

Googel LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A wireless mesh network device implemented as a leader device, the wireless mesh network device comprising:a wireless mesh network interface configured for communication in a wireless mesh network;
a memory and processor system to implement a dataset manager application that is configured to:
receive, using the wireless mesh network interface, a first pending commissioning dataset;
propagate the first pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause devices in the wireless mesh network to store the first pending commissioning dataset;
receive a second pending commissioning dataset from a node device in the wireless mesh network;
compare a first pending timestamp included in the first pending commissioning dataset to a second pending timestamp included in the second pending commissioning dataset;
based on the comparison, determine that the second pending timestamp is newer than the first pending timestamp; and
based on the determination, propagate the second pending commissioning dataset to the wireless mesh network, the propagation being effective to cause the devices in the wireless mesh network to reestablish secure communication across the wireless mesh network using the second pending commissioning dataset.

US Pat. No. 10,433,271

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAINTAINING UPLINK SYNCHRONIZATION AND REDUCING BATTERY POWER CONSUMPTION

InterDigital Technology C...

1. A method performed by a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU), the method comprising:receiving discontinuous reception (DRX) control information from a wireless network, the DRX control information indicating a time interval that the WTRU should monitor a downlink control channel;
receiving a control message on the downlink control channel while monitoring the downlink control channel according to the DRX control information, wherein the control message is associated with an identifier of the WTRU, the control message indicating that the WTRU should transmit a random access preamble to the wireless network;
transmitting the random access preamble to the wireless network in response to receiving the control message; and
receiving a timing adjustment command from the wireless network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,270

SYNCHRONIZATION FOR BATTERY POWERED IOT NETWORKS

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by an Internet of Things (IoT) device, a plurality of IoT devices associated with a wireless IoT network, wherein the IoT device is configured as a coordinator for the wireless IoT network;
determining, by the IoT device, a clock error rate associated with the wireless IoT network;
determining, by the IoT device, a last synchronization time;
determining, by the IoT device, a data time period during which one or more of the plurality of IoT devices are expected to send data to the IoT device;
setting, by the IoT device, a wakeup time period for the IoT device based on the determined clock error rate, the determined last synchronization time, and the determined data time period;
entering, by the IoT device, a sleep mode;
exiting, by the IoT device, the sleep mode when the wakeup time period begins; and
performing, by the IoT device, a clock synchronization between the IoT device and at least one of the plurality of IoT devices during the wakeup time period.

US Pat. No. 10,433,269

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR INTEGRATED BACKHAUL AND WIRELESS ACCESS NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A relay node (RN) comprising:a transceiver configured to receive, from a second node, a synchronization signal burst comprising a plurality of synchronization signal blocks, each of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks transmitted using a set of channel resources; and
a processor operably connected to the transceiver, the processor configured to:
measure the received plurality of synchronization signal blocks;
identify, based at least in part on measurement of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks, at least one of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks to monitor as a synchronization reference for the second node; and
select a set of channel resources for use to transmit an RN synchronization signal to at least one third node, the selected set of channel resources comprising at least one other synchronization signal block from the synchronization signal burst.

US Pat. No. 10,433,268

CALCULATING TIMING OFFSET IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of operation of a device in a cellular communications network, the method comprising:detecting a timing signal from a serving base station;
obtaining timing information from at least one other base station;
setting a value for a transmission time offset based on the detected timing signal from the serving base station and the timing information obtained from the at least one other base station; and
transmitting signals to the serving base station using the set value for the transmission time offset, wherein transmitting the signals to the serving base station comprises transmitting the signals to the serving base station with a power that is determined based on an uncertainty in the set value for the transmission time offset.

US Pat. No. 10,433,267

SATELLITE LINK BUDGET COMMAND INTERFACE TOOL

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for commanding a space vehicle (SV), the method comprising:determining, by at least one processor, a transmitter output power for a control word (CW) at a particular temperature for a transmitter on the SV,
wherein the particular temperature of the transmitter is a temperature prediction based on on-orbit operations;
generating, by the at least one processor, a transmitter uplink command by using the transmitter output power;
transmitting, by at least one antenna, a transmitter uplink command signal comprising the transmitter uplink command to the SV; and
adjusting the transmitter to provide an output power according to the transmitter uplink command.

US Pat. No. 10,433,265

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRANSMISSION POWER OF SOUNDING REFERENCE SIGNAL IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for a user equipment (UE) to transmit a sounding reference signal to a base station in a wireless communication system supporting eIMTA (Enhanced Interference Management and Traffic Adaptation), the method comprising:receiving a higher layer signaling regarding configuration of a first subframe set and a second subframe set; and
transmitting the sounding reference signal to the base station on subframe ‘i’,
wherein the ‘i’ is a subframe number and an integer equal to or greater than 0,
wherein transmission power of the sounding reference signal transmitted on the subframe ‘i’ is determined based on fc(i) for the first subframe set, and fc(0)(i) for the second subframe set,
wherein the fc(i) is a current physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) power control adjustment state for serving cell ‘c’ in subframe ‘i’ belonging to the first subframe set, and the)fc(0)(i) is a current PUSCH power control adjustment state for serving cell ‘c’ in subframe ‘i’ belonging to the second subframe set, and
wherein the fc(i) is separately accumulated from a value of a previous subframe belonging to the first subframe set while the fc(0)(i) is separately accumulated from a value of a previous subframe belonging to the second subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,433,264

COMMUNICATION CONTROL DEVICE, TRANSMISSION POWER ALLOCATION METHOD AND PROGRAM

Sony Corporation, (JP)

1. A node for controlling power allocated within a network, the node being a master in the network, and the network having a plurality of channels used by a primary system for communication, the node comprising:a first communication interface comprising an interface between the node and a server;
a second communication interface comprising one or more wireless interfaces between the node and respective ones of one or more other nodes, the one or more other nodes being slaves of the node;
a memory in which a program is stored; and
a processor to operate according to the program stored in the memory to:
receive from the server information indicating transmission power allocation for one or more of the plurality of channels selected for use as part of a secondary system, the transmission power allocation being dependent on a path loss between a reference point of the primary system and the secondary system, the path loss being dependent on a distance between the reference point of the primary system and the secondary system and on one or more frequencies respectively allocated to the one or more of the plurality of channels selected for use as part of the secondary system, and the reference point being determined according to position data for a service area of the primary system and being a point at which interference in the primary system due to the secondary system is the harshest, and
set the transmission power of the node within a transmission power range indicated by the received information indicating transmission power allocation.

US Pat. No. 10,433,263

WIRELESS TRANSMISSION SYSTEM CAPABLE OF AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTING TRANSMISSION POWER

Mars Semiconductor Corp, ...

1. A wireless transmission system capable of automatically adjusting transmission power, comprising a main wireless apparatus and a plurality of secondary wireless apparatuses, wherein the main wireless apparatus has a plurality of first wireless modules for receiving data, and each secondary wireless apparatus has a second wireless module for transmitting data to be received by the corresponding first wireless module, characterized in that the main wireless apparatus further comprises a data rate analyzer and a master controller, wherein the data rate analyzer is configured to detect a data rate between the first wireless module and the second wireless module of each group, and the master controller is configured to send an instruction to any one of the secondary wireless apparatuses according to the data rate of each group, and each secondary wireless apparatus comprises a slave controller configured to receive the instruction of the master controller of the main wireless apparatus and increase or decrease the transmission power of the second wireless module according to the instruction, so as to optimize the data rate, transmitting distance, or both between the main wireless apparatus and the plurality of secondary wireless apparatuses; andwherein the data rate analyzer sets a standard value of the data rate, and if the data rate between the first wireless module and the second wireless module of any group is greater than the standard value, the master controller will drive the slave controller to decrease the transmission power of the second wireless module of the group until the data rate between the first wireless module and the second wireless module of the group is equal to the standard value.

US Pat. No. 10,433,261

SELF-OPTIMIZING DISTRIBUTED ANTENNA SYSTEM USING SOFT FREQUENCY REUSE

Dali Systems Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method of determining a transmission power of a digital remote unit (DRU) in a distributed antenna system (DAS), the method comprising:a) setting a transmission power level for the DRU;
b) determining a key performance indicator related to a number of satisfied users at the transmission power;
c) iteratively adjusting a transmission power level for the DRU to increase the key performance indicator related to the number of satisfied users; and
d) setting the transmission power level for the DRU at an iterated power level.

US Pat. No. 10,433,260

ANTENNA-PARAMETER CONTROL IN A DISTRIBUTED SYSTEM

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. An electronic device, comprising:one or more antenna nodes configured to couple, via a cable having a length, to an antenna module; and
an interface circuit communicatively coupled to the one or more antenna nodes, wherein the electronic device is configured to:
provide, via the interface circuit, electrical signals intended for the antenna module, wherein the electrical signals correspond to an output transmit-power level at the interface circuit;
receive, via the interface circuit, feedback from the antenna module about an input transmit-power level at the antenna module and an orientation of an antenna in the antenna module;
determine a modified output transmit-power level based on the input transmit-power level at the antenna module and the orientation; and
provide, via the interface circuit, modified electrical signals intended for the antenna module, wherein the modified electrical signals correspond to the modified output transmit-power level at the interface circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,433,259

ADJUSTING POWER OF A CONTROL CHANNEL BASED ON A CHARACTERISTIC OF A MESSAGE IN THE CONTROL CHANNEL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for performing wireless communications in a mobile communications network, comprising:a communication device determining a message to be communicated in a control channel;
the communication device determining a power level for transmission of the message using the control channel, wherein said determining the power level comprises setting different power levels for different types of messages carried in the control channel, wherein a specific power level is determined based on the message being an acknowledgement message, and wherein the power level for the acknowledgement message is a default power level and wherein a power level for at least one other message of a type different than the acknowledgement message is different than the default power level;
the communication device setting the power level for transmission of the message based on said determining; and
after setting the power level for transmission, the communication device transmitting the message in the control channel using the determined power level.

US Pat. No. 10,433,258

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING CONTROL INFORMATION IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:generating control information including hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) bit(s) and a scheduling request (SR) bit;
setting a transmit power for the PUCCH signal based on a parameter nSR; and
transmitting the PUCCH signal including the control information based on the transmit power at a subframe configured for SR transmission,
wherein nSR is a parameter having a value of 0 or 1 based on whether or not the UE has any associated transport block for an uplink shared channel (UL-SCH) with regard to the subframe.

US Pat. No. 10,433,257

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR UPLINK CONTROL CHANNEL

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

16. A network device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, storing processor-readable instructions which when executed causes the processor to implement operations including:
determining that user equipment is to send first uplink control information on a first physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) and in a subframe i, wherein the first uplink control information comprises channel state information (CSI), a hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgment (HARQ-ACK), and/or a scheduling request (SR);
determining transmit power for sending the first uplink control information on the first PUCCH and in the subframe i, wherein the transmit power is a sum of a base power adjustment value and any one of a first power adjustment value, a second power adjustment value, a third power adjustment value, a fourth power adjustment value, or a fifth power adjustment value; and
receiving the first uplink control information that is sent by the user equipment on the first PUCCH by using power that is not greater than the transmit power, wherein
(a) the first power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to a quantity of bits of the first uplink control information,
(b) the second power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the bits of the first uplink control information and a quantity of resources of the first PUCCH,
(c) the third power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH and a ratio of the quantity of the bits of the first uplink control information to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH,
(d) the fourth power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH, and
(e) the fifth power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH and a ratio of a quantity of bits of second uplink control information to a quantity of resources occupied on the first PUCCH by the second uplink control information, or the fifth power adjustment value is a power adjustment value determined by the user equipment according to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH and a ratio of a quantity of bits of the second uplink control information to the quantity of the resources of the first PUCCH, wherein the second uplink control information is a subset of the first uplink control information; and
the base power adjustment value comprises a sum of PO_PUCCH and PLc, or the base power adjustment value comprises a sum of PO_PUCCH and ?c·PLc, wherein
PO_PUCCH is a value configured for the user equipment by the network device using higher layer signaling;
PLc is a path loss that is determined by the user equipment and that is of a downlink of a cell c in which the first PUCCH is located; and
?c is a path loss factor that is configured for the user equipment by the network device and that is of the cell c in which the first PUCCH is located.

US Pat. No. 10,433,256

APPLICATION CONTROL METHOD AND APPLICATION CONTROL DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. An application control method of a mobile terminal, comprising steps of:acquiring M running applications on the mobile terminal, wherein M is a positive integer;
acquiring user habit data related to closing at least one application within the M running applications; and
closing the at least one application within the M running applications according to the user habit data related to closing the at least one application;
wherein the acquiring user habit data related to closing at least one application comprises:
acquiring P closing records for closing the at least one application within the M running applications within a preset period of time, wherein P is an integer greater than 1;
classifying the P closing records according to an application ID to obtain Q application classes, wherein Q is an integer greater than 1; and
acquiring a closing control parameter for each of the Q application classes as the user habit data;
wherein the closing control parameter comprises a closing time and a closing priority for each of the Q application classes;
wherein acquiring a closing control parameter for each of the Q application classes as the user habit data comprises:
analyzing all closing times corresponding to each of the Q application classes to obtain a closing time corresponding to each of the Q application classes; and
determining, according to a closing frequency and power consumption for each of the Q application classes, a closing priority corresponding to each of the Q application classes.

US Pat. No. 10,433,255

CONTROL OF REPORTING A DEVICE'S REMAINING BATTERY ENERGY LEVEL

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. In a wireless communication system comprising a base station that has an established radio-link-layer connection with a user equipment (UE) device, a method of controlling reporting a remaining battery energy level of the UE to the base station, the method comprising:the base station tracking an amount of time in which the UE operates in a radio-link-layer connected mode;
the base station determining that the amount of time in which the UE has operated in the radio-link-layer connected mode has exceeded a predetermined threshold amount of time; and
responsive to determining that the amount of time in which the UE has operated in the radio-link-layer connected mode has exceeded the threshold amount of time, the base station causing the UE to report to the base station the remaining battery energy level of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,433,254

METHOD, SYSTEM AND APPARATUS OF TIME-DIVISION-DUPLEX (TDD) UPLINK-DOWNLINK (UL-DL) CONFIGURATION MANAGEMENT

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable storage medium comprising instructions that, when executed, cause a system to:control communication of a message to share load information in an orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing (OFDM) time-division-duplexing (TDD) long term evolution (LTE) or LTE advanced (LTE-A) cellular system, the message having a first information element (IE) to indicate a cell identifier for a first wireless communication cell, a second IE to indicate uplink-downlink (UL-DL) configuration information intended to be used by the first wireless communication cell, and a third IE to indicate a cell identifier for a second wireless communication cell; and
send the message over a communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,433,253

POWER MANAGEMENT MODE TRANSITION FOR WAKE UP RECEIVER

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a non-access point (AP) station (non-AP STA), the apparatus comprising:memory; and
processing circuitry to:
encode a first frame for transmission to an AP via a primary connectivity radio of the non-AP STA, the first frame indicating that the non-AP STA is a wake-up radio (WUR) non-AP STA, the first frame indicating WUR capabilities of the non-AP STA;
encode a second frame for transmission to the AP via the primary connectivity radio, the second frame indicating that a wake-up radio (WUR) receiver (WURx) of the non-AP STA is entering a power management mode, the second frame including a WUR mode element indicating whether the WURx is in an active state or a power-save state, wherein for the power save state the second frame further indicating duty cycle timing of the WURx,
wherein when the WURx is in the power-save state of the power management mode, the processing circuitry configures the WURx to transition between an awake and a doze state in accordance with the duty cycle timing,
wherein when the WURx is in the active state of the power management mode, the processing circuitry configures the WURx to remain in the awake state and not transition between the awake and the doze states, and
wherein when the non-AP STA is in the power management mode, the primary connectivity radio is configured to be in a doze state;
enable the WURx to receive a WUR wake-up frame from the AP when the WURx is in the awake state; and
in response to receipt of the WUR wake-up frame, configure the primary connectivity radio to transition from the doze state to an awake state.

US Pat. No. 10,433,252

OPTIMIZING TARGET WAKE-UP TIME (TWT) OPERATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communications, comprising:a processing system configured to generate one or more first frames that, collectively, include a set of parameters defining at least one broadcast target wake-up time (TWT) schedule and an assignment of one or more wireless nodes to one or more TWT groups to be serviced in different TWT service periods (SPs) associated with the at least one broadcast TWT schedule wherein the processing system is further configured to generate at least one second frame comprising an indication, for each of the TWT SPs, of one or more wireless nodes of a TWT group to be serviced;
a first interface configured to output the one or more first frames for transmission, the first interface being further configured to output the at least one second frame for transmission; and
a second interface configured to obtain at least a third frame from one of the one or more wireless nodes of the TWT group to be serviced, in response to the at least one second frame; and
wherein the processing system is further configured to service wireless nodes from which third frames are received by the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,433,251

POWER SAVING IN WLAN STATIONS USING DATA ACCUMULATION AT AN ACCESS POINT

Nokia Technologies Oy, E...

1. A method, comprising:transmitting, by a wireless device, a data accumulation request to an access node of a wireless network, wherein the data accumulation request comprises at least one downlink accumulation rule for accumulating downlink data, and the at least one downlink accumulation rule comprises at least one parameter of the following parameters: a minimum transmission unit for downlink data transmission and a minimum duration for buffering data for downlink data transmission;
receiving a message from the access node, wherein the message comprises a traffic indication map which indicates whether there is downlink data satisfying the at least one downlink accumulation rule in the access node for the wireless device; and
upon detecting that there is downlink data satisfying the at least one downlink accumulation rule in the access node, triggering a service period for receiving the downlink data from the access node.

US Pat. No. 10,433,250

TIME DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (TDMA) MEDIA ACCESS CONTROL (MAC) ADAPTED FOR SINGLE USER, MULTIPLE USER, MULTIPLE ACCESS, AND/OR MIMO 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 the processing circuitry is configured to:
support, via the communication interface, first communications with a first other wireless communication device to provide at least one characteristic of the wireless communication device to the first other wireless communication device;
receive, via the communication interface, an announcement or assignment frame from the first other wireless communication device that is based on the at least one characteristic and that includes first information to direct the wireless communication device to awaken from a power savings mode to an operational mode and to support second communications with the first other wireless communication device at or during a first time specified within the announcement or assignment frame and also includes second information to direct a second other wireless communication device to awaken from the power savings mode to the operational mode and to support third communications with the first other wireless communication device at or during a second time specified within the announcement or assignment frame;
generate or acquire sensing or measurement data that is associated with the wireless communication device based on the first time specified within the announcement or assignment frame; and
based on the first time specified within the announcement or assignment frame, awaken from the power savings mode to the operational mode and transmit, via the communication interface, third information to the first other wireless communication device after awakening from the power savings mode to the operational mode, wherein the third information includes the sensing or measurement data that is associated with the wireless communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,249

METHOD, SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SWITCHING A TRANSMISSION TIME INTERVAL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a User Equipment (UE) for synchronized switching of a Transmission Time Interval (TTI) between at least two different TTI lengths, the method comprising:transmitting a report comprising a measured received power;
receiving a switching message indicating that the UE is to switch from using TTIs having a first length to using TTIs having a second length, wherein the switching message indicates a number of TTIs after which a switching of a current TTI length value to the different TTI length value is to occur; and,
in response to said switching message, switching from using TTIs having the first length to using TTIs having the second length, in accordance with the indicated number of TTIs.

US Pat. No. 10,433,248

CONNECTION MANAGEMENT FOR INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICES

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:identifying, by a network device, Internet of Things (IoT) devices that are present on a Long Term Evolution, category M1 (LTE Cat-M1) network in an IoT service area with connectivity to a common wireless station;
determining, by the network device, a reporting configuration currently associated with each of the IoT devices, wherein each of the reporting configurations are based on a reporting requirement for an initiation of reporting instances via the LTE Cat-M1 network;
performing, by the network device, an analysis of the reporting configurations to identify at least one of a potential signal loading reduction over the LTE Cat-M1 network or a potential power consumption reduction related to the reporting configuration associated with at least one of the IoT devices, wherein performing the analysis includes:
determining that the reporting configuration for the at least one IoT device schedules the initiation of at least one of the reporting instances at a point in time that coincides with the initiation of the reporting instances scheduled by the reporting configuration for at least a threshold number of the IoT devices;
modifying, by the network device and based on the analysis, the reporting configuration of the at least one IoT device to enable the at least one of the potential signal loading reduction or the potential power consumption reduction, wherein the modified reporting configuration is to apply a starting time offset to the at least one reporting instance; and
transmitting, by the network device and to the at least one IoT device, a message identifying the modified reporting configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,433,247

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD AND PROGRAM

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising: processing circuitry configured todetermine whether compatibility information regarding presence or absence of a specific function is acquired from a different apparatus connected to the information processing apparatus, the specific function being a compatibility function of understanding a frame for notifying the different apparatus of a function temporary pause period;
in response to determining the compatibility information regarding presence or absence of the specific function is not acquired from the different apparatus, perform control for requesting the different apparatus for the compatibility information regarding presence or absence of the specific function; and
perform control for setting, when at least a part of functions for wireless communication of the information processing apparatus is to be temporarily paused, the function temporary pause period within which at least a part of functions for wireless communication of the different apparatus is to be temporarily paused and perform control for transmitting the frame for notifying the different apparatus of the function temporary pause period, in a case where the different apparatus is determined to have the specific function of understanding the frame based on the compatibility information regarding presence or absence of the specific function.

US Pat. No. 10,433,246

SYSTEM, METHOD AND ARTICLE OF MANUFACTURE TO CONSERVE POWER IN A MOBILE DEVICE BY TEMPORARILY DISPLAYING A SCANNING CODE FOR CONDUCTING A CLOUD-BASED TRANSACTION WITHOUT UNLOCKING A MOBILE DEVICE

AVANT-GRADE IP LLC, Lort...

1. A method to conserve power in a mobile device having a lock screen wallpaper, the method comprising:identifying the mobile device is at a business location;
temporarily replacing lock screen wallpaper in the mobile device to an image having a scanning code, the scanning code encoding payment information for conducting a cloud-based transaction at the business location;
activating a display of the mobile device and rendering the image having the scanning code as the lock screen wallpaper on the activated display of the mobile device which remains in the screen locked state; and
conserving power in the mobile device by providing the image having the scanning code as the lock screen wallpaper of the mobile device, without having to unlock the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,245

CELL SITE POWER GENERATION

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

1. A system for generating power, comprising:means for communicatively coupling a wireless interface to a back-haul;
means for providing power from a primary power source to the means for communicatively coupling;
means for selectively generating power;
means for storing power, wherein power from the means for selectively generating power is routable to the means for storing power and to the means for communicatively coupling, and wherein power from the means for storing power is routable to the means for communicatively coupling;
multiple means for rectifying power from the means for providing power from a primary power source and from the means for selectively generating power; and
means for controlling the generation, routing, and rectification of power, including means for individually enabling and disabling each of the multiple means for rectifying power based, at least in part, on an availability status of the primary power source.

US Pat. No. 10,433,244

INTER-FREQUENCY CELL RESELECTION

Verizon Patent and Licens...

1. A method comprising:camping, by a device, on a current cell of a wireless network;
storing, by the device, cell reselection parameters that have values that change in correspondence to a change of remaining battery power of the device;
selecting, by the device, a first set of at least one of one or more candidate frequency bands or one or more candidate frequencies based on a first parameter of the cell reselection parameters, wherein the first parameter indicates at least one of one or more candidate frequency bands or one or more candidate frequencies from which the device can select for cell reselection;
performing, by the device, inter-frequency measurement pertaining to the at least one of the one or more candidate frequency bands or the one or more candidate frequencies;
counting, by the device, a number of inter-frequency measurements performed;
filtering, by the device, a result of the inter-frequency measurement;
determining, by the device, whether a cell reselection criteria has been satisfied based on one or more signal threshold values;
selecting, by the device, a new cell in response to determining that the cell reselection criteria has been met;
entering, by the device, a rest period, based on a second parameter of the cell reselection parameters, in response to selecting the new cell, wherein the second parameter indicates a duration of the rest period when cell reselection is successful; and
determining, by the device, whether to select a second set of at least one of one or more candidate frequency bands or one or more candidate frequencies indicated by the first parameter in response to determining that the cell reselection criteria has not been met.

US Pat. No. 10,433,243

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INTEGRATING AND EXPLOITING THE AVAILABILITY OF MULTIPLE COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES IN A NETWORK OF MOVING THINGS, FOR EXAMPLE INCLUDING A NETWORK OF AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Veniam, Inc., Mountain V...

1. A Mobile Access Point (MAP) of a vehicle communication network, the MAP comprising:a wireless local area network (WLAN) radio;
a vehicle communication network radio;
a cellular communication network radio; and
at least one module comprising a processor and memory, wherein the at least one module is operable to, at least:
utilize the WLAN radio to provide WLAN communications to one or more first client devices by, at least in part, operating to establish a direct WLAN communication link with each of the one or more first client devices;
utilize the cellular radio to provide cellular communications to one or more second client devices by, at least in part, operating to establish a direct cellular communication link with each of the one or more second client devices; and
utilize the vehicle communication network radio to communicate the provided WLAN communications and the provided cellular communications through the vehicle communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,242

DEVICE AND METHOD WHEREBY ELECTRONIC DEVICE SELECTS WIRELESS NETWORK

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating an electronic device, the method comprising:identifying a first network and a second network that are accessible;
transmitting, to a first access point of the first network and a second access point of the second network, channel environment information regarding the electronic device;
receiving information on a first Modulation and Coding Selection (MCS) level corresponding to the first network, wherein the first MCS level is determined by the first access point in consideration of the channel environment information;
receiving information on a second MCS level corresponding to the second network, wherein the second MCS level is determined by the second access point in consideration of the channel environment information;
identifying each data transmission rate of the first network and the second network respectively based at least in part on the first MCS level and the second MCS level;
selecting a network to be accessed having a higher data transmission rate based on the identified each transmission rate of the first network and the second network; and
accessing the selected network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,241

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR REGISTERING AND DISCOVERING SERVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for managing a direct association service in a wireless local area network (WLAN), comprising:receiving, by an access point (AP), a direct association service request frame from a first station (STA), wherein the direct association service request frame comprises a service request state and a first service name;
obtaining, by the AP, a second STA device address when the service request state is a first request state, wherein the first request state represents that the first STA wants to obtain a Wi-Fi direct association service;
probing, by the AP, a distance between the first STA and the second STA according to the second STA device address;
querying, by the AP, a direct association service management table of the AP when the distance between the first STA and the second STA is not greater than a direct distance;
recording, by the AP, a first direct association service management information in the direct association service management table of the AP when the first service name and the second STA device address do not exist in the direct association service management table of the AP; and
sending, by the AP, a first direct association service response frame to the first STA, wherein the first direct association service response frame comprises the second STA device address.

US Pat. No. 10,433,240

NETWORK ACCESS METHOD AND MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for accessing to a network, comprising:using a mobile communication terminal having a processor and a memory storing a plurality of program instructions executed by the processor to determine a location of a mobile communication terminal according to an iconic building that sits on the location;
using the processor to execute the plurality of program instructions to scan a Bluetooth low energy (BLE) protocol broadcast channel recorded in the mobile communication terminal if a network identity of a public land mobile network (PLMN) corresponding to the location is not included in a first equivalent public land mobile network (EPLMN) list stored in the memory;
using the processor to execute the plurality of program instructions to extract a second EPLMN list including a plurality of network identities of PLMNs stored in another mobile communication terminal over the BLE protocol broadcast channel, wherein the second EPLMN list is a shared EPLMN list in response to a share request broadcast by the mobile communication terminal;
using the processor to execute the plurality of program instructions to add the plurality of network identities of PLMNs included in the second EPLMN list to the first PLMN list; and
using the processor to execute the plurality of program instructions to detect whether the network identity of the PLMN corresponding to the location is added into the second EPLMN list, and access the network based on the second EPLMN list if the second EPLMN is added with the network identity of the PLMN corresponding to the location, wherein each of the first EPLMN list and the second EPLMN list comprises equivalent PLMNs deployed by different operators, and the equivalent PLMNs stored in the first EPLMN list and the plurality of network identities of PLMNs from the second EPLMN list have a same priority during network searching.

US Pat. No. 10,433,239

CROSS-LAYER OPTIMIZED ADAPTIVE HTTP STREAMING

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processor comprising logic circuitry which, when executed, defines:
an application function module to interact with an application on a remote device that utilizes dynamic policy and charging control to receive an adaptive multimedia stream;
a policy and charging rules function (PCRF) module coupled to the application function module, wherein the PCRF module implements policy and charging control decisions; and
a policy and charging enforcement function (PCEF) module coupled to the PCRF module, wherein the PCEF module enforces policy decisions received from the PCRF;
wherein the remote device provides session information including a media presentation description (MPD) to the application function module to provide the multimedia stream to the remote device at a specified quality of service (QoS) via application function session signaling between the remote device and the application function module, wherein the application function session signaling includes a first mapping between multimedia specific application layer information contained in the MPD and the specified QoS for a radio access network used to deliver the adaptive multimedia stream, and a second mapping between multimedia specific application layer information contained in the MPD and the specified QoS for a core network used to deliver the adaptive multimedia stream, and wherein the adaptive multimedia stream is controlled by the remote device via the MPD; and
wherein the remote device includes a cross-layer adaptation manager to optimize a quality of experience of the multimedia stream received over a network via a hypertext transport protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,433,238

TRAFFIC CHARACTERISTIC INDICATION FOR CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT CONTROL

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method of controlling connectivity to a cellular radio network, the method comprising:for each of multiple applications configured at a radio device, the radio device determining at least one characteristic of traffic generated by the application; and
in response to one of the applications requiring establishment of a connection of the radio device to the cellular radio network, the radio device sending a request for establishing the connection to the cellular radio network, the request indicating the at least one characteristic corresponding to the application;
wherein the at least one characteristic indicates whether the traffic is expected to form a single burst, and not a sequence of multiple data transfers separated in time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,237

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR BEACON-BASED MANAGEMENT OF SHARED RESOURCES

Massachusetts Mutual Life...

1. A server-implemented method comprising:periodically determining, by a server, an availability status associated with each of a plurality of resources in response to receiving location signals from at least one beacon located within each of the plurality of resources, whereby when the server does not receive any location signals associated with a resource, the server determines that resource to be available;
receiving, by the server, from a location-aware device operated by a user, a request to identify availability status of at least one resource of the plurality of resources, wherein the request comprises a device identifier associated with the location-aware device and at least one location signal detected by the location-aware device from the at least one beacon of the at least one resource;
determining, by the server, a current location of the location-aware device based on the device identifier;
determining, by the server, a location of the at least one resource based on a signal strength and a composition comprising a unique identifier of the at least one location signal emitted from the at least one beacon of the at least one resource;
querying, by the server, the database to determine the availability status of the at least one resource corresponding to the current location associated with the location-aware device based on information associated with the at least one location signal;
displaying, by the server, the availability status of the at least one resource, and a map showing a route between the current location of the location-aware device and the location of the at least one resource responsive to the request on the location-aware device;
monitoring, by the server, a presence of the user in the at least one resource based on processing of signals transmitted from the location-aware device of the user; and
when the server determines that the location-aware device has moved out of the at least one resource, transmitting, by the server, instructions to an electrical control system to turn off equipment in the at least one resource.

US Pat. No. 10,433,236

BEACONING IN SMALL WAVELENGTH WIRELESS NETWORKS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication in a mesh network, the apparatus comprising:(a) a wireless communication circuit configured as a station for wirelessly communicating with other wireless communication stations in a mesh network utilizing directional transmission having a plurality of antenna pattern sectors each having different transmission directions;
(b) a processor coupled to said wireless communication circuit; and
(c) a non-transitory memory storing instructions executable by the processor;
(d) wherein said instructions, when executed by the processor operating as a station performing as a beacon master (BM), perform steps comprising:
(i) transmitting a first type of beacon, a network discovery beacon, containing mesh network profile information which identifies said mesh network, to aid network discovery for wireless communication stations to join said mesh network, with said beacon master being an only station allowed to transmit said network discovery beacons on said mesh network; and
(ii) wherein only said beacon master (BM) also performs (A) receiving and processing new beacon master (BM) requests; (B) scheduling a new beacon master (BM) schedule based on received beacon master (BM) requests; (C) updating a steady-state beacon master (BM) sequence; (D) defining scanning receive directions for a new station joining said mesh network; (E) updating discovery beacon scanning directions for peer stations of a new node joining said mesh network;
(iii) transmitting a second type of beacon, a peer beacon, comprising time synchronization and resource management information, to maintain existing links among one or more neighboring peer stations within said mesh network; in which said second type of beacon is transmitted to a reduced number of antenna sector directions, from said plurality of antenna pattern sectors, based on peer locations, with said beacon master being only one of the stations in said mesh network allowed to transmit said peer beacons; and
(iv) wherein active stations in said mesh network become a beacon master (BM) according to a selected sequence, with the sequence remaining valid until a new station becomes discoverable by an existing station of the mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,235

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELF ORGANIZING NETWORKS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method for running a Self Organizing Network (SON) module in a communication network, the method comprising:providing an open Application Programming Interface (API) for a SON framework;
examining a digital signature associated with the SON module; and
executing the SON module,
wherein the SON module is only loaded into the SON framework when the digital signature is determined to be valid, and
wherein the SON module accesses the functionality of the SON framework using the API.

US Pat. No. 10,433,233

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING POSITION OF ROUTING NODE AND TERMINAL EQUIPMENT

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An apparatus for determining a position of a routing node, including:a processor, including:
an initializing module configured to generate a 0-th generation routing node deployment scheme set according to a link connection relationship among sensor nodes, a gateway node and deployable routing nodes in a network;
an evaluating module configured to calculate a fitness of each routing node deployment scheme in a j-th generation routing node deployment scheme set, the fitness being a function of a relationship between a minimum cost path, based on a routing cost difference between a first minimum cost path from each sensor node to the gateway node via first routing nodes in a range of routing node positions in the routing node deployment scheme, and a second minimum cost path from each sensor node to the gateway node via second routing nodes in a range of all the deployable routing nodes, and a number of routing nodes of each routing node deployment scheme, j being an integer greater than or equal to 0;
a processing module configured to process the j-th generation routing node deployment scheme set according to the fitness to generate a (j+1)-th generation routing node deployment scheme set; and
a first determining module configured to, when the (j+1)-th generation routing node deployment scheme set satisfies a predetermined condition, select a routing node deployment scheme satisfying the predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,433,232

INTERNET PROTOCOL ADDRESS PRESERVATION IN MOBILE OPERATOR NETWORKS

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of operating a mobile communications network by a routing controller arranged to communicate data packets between a terminal and a packet data network via one or more routers, wherein the one or more routers include routing information for routing data packets, the method comprising:establishing a data packet pathway for communicating data packets between a first Internet Protocol (IP) address associated with the terminal and a second IP address associated with the packet data network, the data packet pathway including a first local gateway, wherein a local gateway is a point within the mobile communications network through which all data packets communicated over the data packet pathway from the second IP address to the first IP address pass and the first local gateway allocates the first IP address to the terminal from a pool of IP addresses belonging to the first local gateway;
communicating one or more data packets between the first IP address and the second IP address via the data packet pathway including the first local gateway;
selecting a second local gateway based on a position of the terminal;
updating the routing information of at least one of the routers by replacing the first local gateway with the second local gateway in the data packet pathway while maintaining the first IP address allocated by the first local gateway to the terminal; and
communicating one or more data packets between the first IP address and the second IP address via the data packet pathway including the second local gateway.

US Pat. No. 10,433,230

METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS FOR SUPPORTING WIRELESS ROAMING

Cassia Networks Inc., Sa...

1. A method for supporting wireless roaming among coverage areas of a plurality of access points, comprising:detecting, by a first access point of the plurality of access points, signal strength of signals from a client device that is wirelessly connected to the first access point;
comparing the signal strength with a threshold, and if the signal strength is less than the threshold, disconnecting, by the first access point, the client device from the first access point;
transmitting, by the first access point, a signal indicating the disconnection of the client device to an access controller;
updating, by the access controller, connection status information to indicate the disconnection of the client device from the first access point;
transmitting, by the access controller, the connection status information of the client device to the plurality of access points; and
in response to receiving the connection status information that indicates the disconnection of the client device from the first access point, connecting, by a second access point of the plurality of access points, the client device with the second access point of the plurality of access points;
wherein detecting, by a first access point, signal strength of signals from a client device that is wirelessly connected to the first access point comprises: generating a received signal strength indicator (RSSI) to indicate signal strength of the signals from the first client device, and wherein the threshold level is a RSSI threshold level; and wherein:
multiple access points of the plurality of access points have an overlapping coverage area;
each of the multiple access points has a maximum RSSI and a minimum RSSI of signals from the client device when the client device is within the overlapping coverage area; and
the RSSI threshold is a medium of the maximum RSSI and minimum RSSI of the multiple access points.

US Pat. No. 10,433,229

CODEC-SPECIFIC HANDOVER THRESHOLDS

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

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving, from a mobile device, a registration message at a serving base station configured to provide access to an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core;
sending, by the serving base station, information to the mobile device that includes:
a first codec-specific threshold in association with a first codec; and
a second codec-specific threshold in association with a second codec, wherein the first codec-specific threshold and the second codec-specific threshold are different thresholds;
receiving, from the mobile device, a session initiation message at the serving base station to establish a communication session for the mobile device;
negotiating a codec for the communication session involving the mobile device;
sending, by the serving base station, the codec to the mobile device; and
terminating the communication session for the mobile device with the serving base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,228

METHOD, EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEM FOR HANDING OVER CELL IN COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. An electronic device, comprising: circuitry including a processor and a memory, and configured to measure performance of one or more measurement objects based on a configuration set by a serving node of the electronic device to obtain measurement results, the one or more measurement objects corresponding to one or more neighbour carrier frequencies; compare the measurement results of the measurement objects with performance of one or more serving carrier frequency aggregated with a primary carrier frequency of the electronic device based on carrier frequencies of the measurement objects to be measured; compare the measurement results of the measurement objects with performance of the primary carrier frequency of the electronic device based on carrier frequency of the measurement objects to be measured; and trigger a measurement report to the serving node of the measurement results based on the comparisons performed by the circuitry of the measurement results of the measurement objects with performance of one or more serving carrier frequency aggregated with the primary carrier frequency of the electronic device based on carrier frequencies of the measurement objects to be measured, and the measurement results of the measurement objects with performance of the primary carrier frequency of the electronic device based on carrier frequency of the measurement objects to be measured.

US Pat. No. 10,433,227

BASE STATION AND WIRELESS LAN TERMINATION APPARATUS

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A base station in an Evolved-Universal Terrestrial Radio Access Network (E-UTRAN), comprising:a controller, wherein
the controller is configured to:
receive information from a termination apparatus in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN), the termination apparatus managing at least one WLAN access point, the information indicating that an access point managed by the termination apparatus is in an energy savings mode;
transmit a request message to the termination apparatus upon determining to switch a traffic of a user terminal of the base station to the access point, the request message requesting termination of the energy savings mode to the access point;
receive a response message to the request message from the termination apparatus; and
transmit, to the user terminal, an instruction to use the WLAN, in response to the response message indicating that the termination apparatus accepts the request, wherein the user terminal uses the WLAN in response to receiving the instruction.

US Pat. No. 10,433,226

WLAN—3GPP INTERWORKING

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a wireless communication system comprising a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) and a radio access network (RAN) for efficient usage of communication resources in the WLAN and the RAN, the WLAN comprising a WLAN control node and the RAN comprising a RAN control node, the method comprising:providing the RAN control node with a WLAN MAC-address of a user equipment (UE) connected to the RAN;
sending, by the UE to the RAN control node, signal quality measurements performed by the UE on a downlink (DL) signal received from the WLAN control node;
sending, by the UE, an identity of the WLAN control node to the RAN control node;
sending, by the RAN control node, the WLAN MAC address of the UE to the WLAN control node based on the identity of the WLAN control node;
sending, by the RAN control node, an instruction to the UE to send a signal to the WLAN control node;
sending, by the UE, a signal to the WLAN control node based on the identity of the WLAN control node in response to the received instruction,
performing, by the WLAN control node, uplink (UL) signal quality measurements on the signal received from the UE
determining control information, by the RAN control node, regarding whether or not to grant access for the UE to the WLAN, the control information being based on the performed DL signal quality measurements;
sending, by the RAN control node, the control information to the WLAN control node; and
selectively granting access to the WLAN for the UE, by the WLAN control node, based on the received control information and the performed UL signal quality measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,433,224

DEVICE AND METHOD OF HANDLING DATA TRANSMISSIONS AFTER A HANDOVER

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A communication device for handling data transmissions after a handover, comprising:a storage device, for storing instructions of:
receiving a first radio resource control (RRC) message configuring a first data radio bearer (DRB) and configuring a mapping that a first flow is mapped to the first DRB, from a first base station (BS), wherein the first RRC message includes a mapping configuration configuring the mapping and a DRB configuration configuring the first DRB;
transmitting a first plurality of Protocol Data Units (PDUs) of the first flow over the first DRB in response to the first RRC message;
receiving a second PDU of the first flow or a second flow over a second DRB from the first BS;
transmitting a third plurality of PDUs of the first flow over the second DRB in response to the second PDU;
receiving a handover command from the first BS;
performing a handover to a second BS in response to the handover command; and
transmitting a fourth plurality of PDUs of the first flow over the first DRB to the second BS in response to the handover command, after performing the handover to the second BS; and
a processing circuit, coupled to the storage device, configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,223

FACILITATION OF ADAPTIVE DEJITTER BUFFER BETWEEN MOBILE DEVICES

1. A method, comprising:based on a type of a handover associated with a first mobile device and a first network device, sending, by a second network device comprising a processor, first unordered voice packet data to a second mobile device as an indication of the handover;
receiving, by the second network device from the first mobile device, distance data related to a distance between the first mobile device and the second network device;
in response to the receiving the distance data, increasing, by the second network device, a memory size of a dejitter buffer based on receiving second unordered voice packet data and receiving the type of the handover from the first mobile device, resulting in an increased memory size of the dejitter buffer;
storing, by the second network device, the second unordered voice packet data to reach a capacity of the increased memory size of the dejitter buffer, resulting in a fulfilled capacity;
reordering, by the second network device, the second unordered voice packet data, resulting in ordered voice packet data; and
in response to the fulfilled capacity being reached, sending, to the second mobile device by the second network device, the ordered voice packet data.

US Pat. No. 10,433,222

USE OF UPLINK TRANSMISSION POWER FROM DISTANT DEVICES AS BASIS TO CONTROL SERVICE

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A method for controlling service of user equipment devices (UEs) in a wireless communication system in which a base station provides a coverage area defining an air interface having a downlink and an uplink, the method comprising:detecting by the base station that noise on the uplink is threshold high and that a plurality of UEs being served by the base station are each located at least a predefined threshold distance from the base station; and
responsive to at least the detecting, (i) selecting by the base station at least one of the UEs of the plurality to be handed over from the base station, wherein the selecting of the UE is based on the UE having highest uplink transmission power of the plurality of UEs that are each located at least the predefined threshold distance from the base station, and (ii) causing by the base station the selected UE to be handed over from the base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,221

BASE STATION AND RADIO TERMINAL

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A radio terminal configured to perform communication with a base station and a wireless wide area network (WWAN) system, comprising:a controller configured to receive first configuration information with which the radio terminal configures a measurement report from the base station in an RRC (Radio Resource Control) connected mode,
the measurement report is a report of a measurement result on a signal transmitted by a wireless local area network (WLAN) system from an access point, wherein
the controller configured to configure a measurement of a signal transmitted by a WLAN system from an access point based on the first configuration information, and
if the controller transitions from the RRC connected mode to an RRC idle mode, the controller holds the first configuration information in the RRC idle mode, wherein
the controller is configured to
if control for performing communication with the access point is started in response to a steering command from the base station,
transition from the RRC connected mode to the RRC idle mode, and
hold the first configuration information in the RRC idle mode.

US Pat. No. 10,433,220

DYNAMIC HANDOVER THRESHOLD ADJUSTMENT FOR LOAD BALANCING

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

1. A system for load balancing, the system comprising:a processing node; and
a processor coupled to the processing node, the processor for configuring the processing node to execute operations comprising:
measuring a first cell load of a first frequency band;
upon determining that the first cell load exceeds a load threshold, determining a difference between the first cell load and a second cell load of a second frequency band;
in response to determining that the difference between the first cell load and the second cell load exceeds a difference threshold, adjusting a handover threshold parameter comprising a signal strength of the first frequency band, wherein adjusting the handover threshold parameter further comprises:
increasing a first threshold signal level for the first frequency band; and
decreasing a second threshold signal level for the second frequency band;
transmitting the adjusted handover threshold parameter to a wireless device using the first frequency band; and
upon determining that the first cell load does not exceed the load threshold, incrementally returning the adjusted handover parameter to a default value by a defined value per each loop of a periodic timer,
wherein the adjusted handover threshold parameter causes the wireless device to request a handover to the second frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,433,219

WLAN SYSTEM AND HANDOVER METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR USE THEREIN

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A handover method of a station in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system, the method comprising:receiving, by the station, one of a beacon signal and a probe response signal including handover availability information received from an Access Point (AP) of the WLAN system, the handover availability information indicating whether a future handover from the AP is available or unavailable in the WLAN system;
storing the handover availability information received from the AP;
connecting to the AP, after receiving and storing the handover availability information from the AP;
determining whether a handover condition is fulfilled in the connected state with the AP; and
preventing an attempt for a handover in the WLAN system, when the handover condition is fulfilled, and the stored handover availability information is set to “unavailable”,
wherein the attempt for the handover includes searching for a new AP available for the handover, and further includes at least one of transmitting a signal for connection with the new AP found by the searching and transmitting a signal to the AP requesting to perform a handover procedure, and
wherein if an Extended Service Set (ESS) only has the AP, the handover availability information is set to “unavailable”.

US Pat. No. 10,433,218

EFFICIENT USE OF A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

CSC Holdings, LLC, Bethp...

1. A method for performing a handover of a communications device from a first network to a second network, the method comprising:detecting, by the communications device within a coverage area of the first network, the second network; and
initiating and completing the handover of the communications device from the first network to the second network within a time window before a time boundary and without crossing the time boundary in response to detecting the second network, the time boundary being based on a unit of time used by a service provider of the first network to charge for access of the communications device to the first network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,217

NETWORK ELEMENTS, WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHODS THEREFOR

ip.access Limited, Cambr...

1. A first access point for providing communications in a first cell using a first radio access technology, RAT, wherein the first cell has a coverage area that overlaps at least a part of a coverage area of a second cell that uses a same first RAT as that of the first cell, and at least a part of a coverage area of a third cell that uses a second RAT that is different from the first RAT of the first and second cells, wherein the first access point comprises:a first tracking area code, TAC, that is configured to be different from a second TAC assigned to the second cell such that multiple TACs are used within the same RAT, and the first TAC and second TAC are different to a third Area Code assigned to the third cell that uses the second RAT that is a different RAT to the first RAT;
a memory for storing information relating to the third cell, and
wherein the first access point is arranged to receive and capture a request for connection to an access point of the second cell from a wireless communication unit that is within the overlapping coverage area of the first cell as the first access point is using the same first RAT as the second cell that the wireless communication unit is registered with, and in response to capturing said request for connection, the first access point is arranged to establish a connection and redirect the wireless communication unit to the third cell that uses the second RAT by sending to the wireless communication unit, a Radio Resource Control Connection Release message including a Radio Resource Control redirection Information Element that includes the stored information relating to the third cell that enables the wireless communication unit to autonomously establish a RRC connection with the third cell.

US Pat. No. 10,433,216

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SELECTING NETWORK AND DISTRIBUTING TRAFFIC IN HETEROGENEOUS COMMUNICATION ENVIRONMENT

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for operating a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, a system information block including first radio access network (RAN) assistance information;
receiving, from the base station, a radio resource control (RRC) connection reconfiguration message including second RAN assistance information and a timer associated with the second RAN assistance information;
identifying whether the timer associated with the second RAN assistance information expires;
discarding the second RAN assistance information and applying the first RAN assistance information, in case that the timer associated with the second RAN assistance information expires;
identifying whether cell reselection occurs in case that the timer associated with the second RAN assistance information does not expire; and
stopping the timer associated with the second RAN assistance information based on the cell reselection occurring and applying the first RAN assistance information.

US Pat. No. 10,433,215

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MULTIPOINT TCP IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS AND DEVICES FOR USE THEREIN

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless terminal operating in a 3GPP wireless communications network for controlling the wireless terminal using multipoint traffic control protocol (MPTCP) with a wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:receiving, from the 3GPP wireless communications network, system information comprising a condition for the MPTCP with the WLAN network, the condition being associated with mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal;
determining a parameter indicative of the mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal;
in response to determining that the parameter indicative of the mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal is at or above a value defined in the condition, not allowing the MPTCP with the WLAN network and disabling the MPTCP with the WLAN network;
determining current mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal; and
permitting a transition of the wireless terminal from a state in which the MPTCP with the WLAN network is not allowed to a state in which the MPTCP with the WLAN network is allowed when the current mobility characteristics of the wireless terminal for the MPTCP with the WLAN network are maintained for a period of time equal to or longer than a defined threshold, wherein the state in which the MPTCP with the WLAN network is allowed, a parallel connection of the 3GPP wireless communications network and the WLAN network is established.

US Pat. No. 10,433,214

SYNCHRONIZATION METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR CALL SUPPLEMENTARY SERVICE CONFIGURATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method implemented by a terminal for synchronizing a supplementary call service configuration, the method comprising:receiving, by the terminal, a supplementary service configuration instruction;
obtaining, by the terminal, a configuration parameter corresponding to the supplementary service configuration instruction;
uploading, by the terminal, the configuration parameter to a mobile switching center using a circuit switched domain for enabling the mobile switching center to store the configuration parameter as the supplementary call service configuration of the circuit switched domain for a home location register;
receiving, by the terminal, configuration feedback information;
determining, by the terminal and according to the configuration feedback information, whether a configuration synchronization succeeds; and
storing, by the terminal, the configuration parameter as an on-terminal supplementary call service configuration when the configuration synchronization succeeds, wherein the on-terminal supplementary call service configuration is used as supplementary call service configuration of 4G network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,213

APPARATUS, SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN ADAPTIVE SEGMENT SIZE FOR DATA TRANSMISSIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising: at a user equipment (“UE”): establishing a transmission control protocol (TCP) connection for communication over a network;identifying a first TCP maximum segment size (MSS) value for data transmissions that are to be performed by the UE via the TCP connection, wherein the first TCP MSS value is announced during the establishment of the TCP connection;
setting a current size setting for TCP MSS to the first TCP MSS value;
receiving current physical layer conditions;
determining historical data associated with the UE and TCP MSS uplink; and
adjusting the current size setting to a second TCP MSS value based on at least one of (i) the current physical layer conditions or (ii) the historical data, wherein the second TCP MSS value is to be applied to a data transmission that is to be performed by the UE via the TCP connection.

US Pat. No. 10,433,212

UNSCHEDULED POWER SAVE MODE WITH PEER DEVICE NOTIFICATION

AVAGO TECHNOLOGIES INTERN...

1. A device comprising:at least one processor configured to:
transmit a first request to enter an unscheduled power save mode to a network coordinator device of a network;
receive, from the network coordinator device, a first acknowledgement of the first request;
responsive to receipt of the first acknowledgement of the first request, transmit a first indication of entering the unscheduled power save mode to at least one other device of the network;
enter the unscheduled power save mode responsive to receipt of a second acknowledgment of the first indication from the at least one other device;
exit the unscheduled power save mode responsive to receipt, from the network coordinator device, of a third acknowledgment of a second request to exit the unscheduled power save mode;
transmit a second indication of exiting the unscheduled power save mode to the at least one other device of the network upon exiting the unscheduled power save mode; and
subsequent to transmission of the second indication of exiting the power save mode to the at least one other device of the network, receive, from the network coordinator device, a beacon message that indicates that the device exited the unscheduled power save mode, the beacon message being separate from the third acknowledgment of the second request to exit the unscheduled power save mode, wherein the beacon message is received by the at least one other device at least when the at least one other device is not in a power save mode.

US Pat. No. 10,433,211

DYNAMIC LINK MONITORING TO RESOLVE IMBALANCE IN LAA/LTE RADIO RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processing element configured to cause a wireless communication device to:
conduct wireless communications according to a first radio access technology (RAT) simultaneously in a first frequency band and in a second frequency band;
detect a radio resource allocation imbalance based at least on the wireless communication device conducting a higher portion than a previously specified portion of the wireless communications in the second frequency band with respect to the first frequency band; and
in response to detecting the radio resource allocation imbalance, cause a base station serving the wireless communication device to schedule subsequent wireless communications of the wireless communication device in the first frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,433,210

DATA GATHERING TO ENABLE THE OPTIMIZATION OF DISTRIBUTED WI-FI NETWORKS

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A method for gathering data by an access point in a Wi-Fi system for optimization, the method comprising:in the access point, periodically or based on command from a cloud-based system i) obtaining on-channel scanning data while operating on a home channel and ii) switching off the home channel and obtaining off-channel scanning data for one or more off-channels;
providing measurement data based on one or more of the on-channel scanning data and the off-channel scanning data to the cloud-based system for use in the optimization of the Wi-Fi system, wherein the measurement data comprises raw data and processed data; and
determining a division of time on the home channel that the access point spends in a plurality of categories based on a combination of direct measurements and computations based on the direct measurements, to determine an effective data rate of the access point for the optimization, wherein the plurality of categories include transmitting, receiving, busy, and idle.

US Pat. No. 10,433,209

AUTOMATIC METHOD FOR MOBILITY LOAD BALANCING IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS NETWORKS

TELECOM ITALIA S.p.A., M...

1. A method of balancing a traffic load among at least a part of traffic managing entities of a mobile telecommunication network comprising a plurality of traffic managing entities, the method comprising:collecting traffic-related data referred to said at least a part of the traffic managing entities;
generating a matrix for the at least a part of the traffic managing entities, a first dimension of the matrix corresponding to observation time sub-periods of an observation time period, a second dimension of the matrix corresponding to a performance index determined based on the traffic-related data;
identifying a first set of traffic managing entities managing an excessive traffic load based on the matrix;
identifying a second set of traffic managing entities configured to take charge of at least part of the excessive traffic load to which traffic managing entities of the first set of traffic managing entities are subjected;
for each traffic managing entity of the first set of traffic managing entities:
determining at least one traffic managing entity of the second set of traffic managing entities configured to take charge of at least part of the excessive traffic load managed by said traffic managing entity of the first set of traffic managing entities,
assigning at least part of the excessive traffic load to which said traffic managing entity of first set of traffic managing entities is subjected to the determined at least one least one traffic managing entity of the second set of traffic managing entities, and
adjusting radio communication parameters of said traffic managing entity of the first set of traffic managing entities and of said determined at least one traffic managing entity of the second set of traffic managing entities to redistribute traffic load.

US Pat. No. 10,433,208

MULTI-MODEM USER TERMINAL AND POLICY-BASED MANAGEMENT FOR SATELLITE TRANSPORT RESILIENCY

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method comprising:monitoring, by a control module of a wireless communications terminal, one or more factors that indicate operational characteristics of data communications via a first data path between the wireless communications terminal and a remote gateway node over a first network of a plurality of available wireless data communications networks;
determining, by the control module of the wireless communications terminal, that the data communications via the first data path are affected by one or more conditions, based on a determination that at least one of the one or more factors satisfies a respective predetermined state of the first data path, wherein each predetermined state reflects at least one of the one or more conditions affecting the data communications via the first data path;
determining, by the control module of the wireless communications terminal, a second data path for the data communications between the wireless communications terminal and the remote gateway node over a second network of the plurality of available wireless data communications networks, wherein the second data path is not affected by the one or more conditions affecting the first data path; and
determining, by the control module of the wireless communications terminal, to switch the data communications between the wireless communications terminal and the remote gateway node from the first data path to the second data path; and
wherein the determination to switch the data communications from the first data path to the second data path is based on an evaluation of one or more policy-based rules applicable to the data communications in view of the one or more conditions, and
wherein the policy-based rules are controlled by a unified network management system based on a global view of the plurality of available wireless communications networks and overall objectives of respective service providers operating the plurality of available wireless data communications networks and optimization considerations for the plurality of available wireless data communications networks.

US Pat. No. 10,433,206

METHOD FOR PROCESSING RADIO PROTOCOL IN MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM AND TRANSMITTER OF MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A transmitting device comprising:a transceiver; and
a processor configured to:
receive a packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) service data unit (SDU) from an upper entity and perform sequence numbering to the received PDCP SDU;
compress a header of the received PDCP SDU;
cipher the header-compressed PDCP SDU;
add a first SN to the ciphered PDCP SDU,
wherein the first SN is added to the ciphered PDCP SDU based on the sequence numbering;
segment the first SN added PDCP SDU;
add a corresponding second SN to each segment of the segmented PDCP SDU; and
process the second SN added segmented PDCP SDU.

US Pat. No. 10,433,205

NETWORK NODE, METHOD THEREIN, COMPUTER PROGRAM, AND CARRIER COMPRISING THE COMPUTER PROGRAM FOR RETRANSMITTING AN RLC PDU

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a network node, for retransmitting a Radio Link Control (RLC) Protocol Data Unit (PDU) to a User Equipment (UE), wherein the UE and the network node operate in a wireless communications network, and wherein the UE is configured to use Discontinuous Reception (DRX), the method comprising:in response to an RLC PDU transmitted to the UE being indicated as not being received by the UE, determining a time until a first DRX on-duration time period that is possible to allow time for Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARM) operations to complete a retransmission of a Medium Access Control (MAC) PDU, which MAC PDU is associated with the RLC PDU; and
initiating a retransmission of the RLC PDU to the UE based on expiration of a timer, wherein the timer is set up according to the determined time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,204

MULTI-USER COMMUNICATION IN WIRELESS NETWORKS

NEWRACOM, INC., Lake For...

1. A method implemented by a first wireless device operating in a wireless network for communicating status, the method comprising:generating a frame for transmission to a second wireless device operating in the wireless network, wherein generating the frame includes:
inserting, by the first wireless device into a High Throughput (HT) Control field of the frame, channel quality information (CQI) for one or more resource units of a wireless channel; and
transmitting, by the first wireless device, the frame to the second wireless device in the wireless network,
wherein the second wireless device uses the CQI to allocate resources of a transmission to the second wireless station, and
wherein the CQI includes at least one of a preferred modulation and coding scheme, a preferred number of spatial streams, a signal to noise ratio, or a signal to interference and noise ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,433,203

PROVIDING A QUALITY OF SERVICE TO WIRELESS DEVICES ATTACHED TO RELAY ACCESS NODES

Sprint Spectrum L.P., Ov...

9. A system for providing a quality of service (QoS) to wireless devices attached to a relay access node, the system comprising:a donor access node configured to provide wireless services to a first plurality of wireless devices directly attached to the donor access node without an intervening relay access node and to a second plurality of wireless devices attached to a relay access node, wherein the relay access node is communicably coupled to the donor access node via a wireless backhaul link; and
a processor coupled to the donor access node, the processor for configuring the donor access node to perform operations comprising:
comparing a first resource requirement of the first plurality of wireless devices with a second resource requirement of the second plurality of wireless devices, wherein both first and second resource requirements as associated with a same type of traffic;
determining that the first resource requirement of the first plurality of wireless devices is smaller than the second resource requirement of the second plurality of wireless devices; and
changing a class identifier of the wireless backhaul link from a default class identifier to a new class identifier to meet the second resource requirement;
determining that the second resource requirement is smaller than the first resource requirement; and
changing the class identifier from the new class identifier to the default class identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,433,202

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION METHOD OF CONFIGURING MEASUREMENT RESOURCE, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL THEREFOR

Sun Patent Trust, New Yo...

1. A wireless communication terminal, comprising:a transmitter, which, in operation, transmits a CSI (Channel State Information) to a base station, and
circuitry, which is coupled to the transmitter and which, in operation, determines at least one measurement resource, among at least two measurement resources configured per subframe, to be unreported when a number of the measurement resources configured in one subframe exceeds a maximum number of measurement resources that can be measured by the wireless communication terminal in one subframe, determines not to update the CSI for the unreported measurement resource per subframe, wherein the at least one measurement resource is determined based on a lowest priority assigned thereto and based on a number of unreported measurement resources within N subframes before a subframe in which the at least one measurement resource corresponding to the unreported measurement resources is configured to be reported, wherein N is an integer equal to or greater than 1.

US Pat. No. 10,433,201

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING PACKET IN TRANSPORT NETWORK

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. An operation method of a controller in a transport network supporting communications between an access network and a core network, the operation method comprising:transmitting a request message for requesting a channel state report to at least one transport node among a plurality of transport nodes included in the transport network;
receiving, in response to the request message, a response message including channel state information from the at least one transport node;
determining at least one protocol layer to be used in the at least one transport node based on the channel state information; and
transmitting a control message including information on the determined at least one protocol layer to the at least one transport node.

US Pat. No. 10,433,200

METHOD FOR TERMINAL FOR REPORTING CHANNEL STATUS INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION, AND APPARATUS FOR THE METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for reporting aperiodic channel status information (CSI) in a carrier aggregation system, the method performed by a user equipment (UE) and comprising:receiving downlink (DL) control information (DCI) for uplink (UL) grant from a base station, the DCI including information for a CSI request;
selecting one of a plurality of triggering sets; and
transmitting CSI for a measurement target included in the selected one of the plurality of triggering sets to the BS,
wherein a specific bit value of the information for the CSI request is related to the plurality of triggering sets,
wherein the measurement target is at least one component carrier (CC) or at least one CSI process, and
wherein the at least one CC or at least one CSI process is selected by circular shift selection from all CCs or CSI processes included in the selected one of the plurality of triggering sets when a CSI request for the selected one of the plurality of triggering sets is repeated.

US Pat. No. 10,433,198

CHANNEL SOUNDING TESTING DEVICE AND METHOD TO ESTIMATE LARGE-SCALE PARAMETERS FOR CHANNEL MODELLING

1. A channel sounding testing device, comprising:a processor configured to perform wireless channel testing operations using channel models and propagation parameters for a specific measurement scenario, which are verified by comparable channel measurements; and
wherein measurement parameters that affect estimation of one or more large scale parameters are documented along with the measurement results in order to ensure comparability,
wherein a one of the large scale parameters is a noise threshold,
wherein for all measurements, the noise threshold, as well as the parameters used for estimation of the noise threshold, are documented in order to achieve comparability of the derived large scale parameters, and
wherein the noise threshold is defined according to the following equation:

where:
? is a margin,
?i is a complex amplitude of the ith sample, amplitude of the sample,
L is a length of a channel impulse response, and
? is a parameter within the interval
and where ? is in steps of

US Pat. No. 10,433,196

SYSTEM FOR TRACKING RESOURCE ALLOCATION/USAGE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system for tracking resource allocation/usage across a dispersed Internet protocol capable network connecting devices electrically attached to the network, the system comprising:at least one memory storing an augmented reality application;
at least one processing device operatively coupled to the memory device, wherein the at least one processing device is configured to execute computer-readable program code to:
initiate a control path connection on a network layer between one or more computing devices attached to a dispersed network and at least one distributed server;
receive, from a first user computing device, a first user request for authorization to access at least one of the one or more computing devices;
initiate the augmented reality application for display on the at least one of the one or more computing devices based on at least determining that the user has authorization to access the at least one of the one or more computing devices;
reconfigure, via the augmented reality application and using one or more software applications stored on the first computing device, a display device associated with the first user computing device to emulate a content displayed on a display device associated with at least one of the one or more computing devices on the display device of the first user computing device, wherein emulating further comprises duplicating a content displayed on the display device associated with at least one of the one or more computing devices, and a behavior of at least one of the one or more computing devices on the first user computing device;
retrieve, using the first user computing device, information from the content, wherein the information comprises one or more objects;
process, using the first computing device, the retrieved information, wherein processing further comprises:
extracting one or more features from the one or more objects; and
identifying the one or more objects based on at least the extracted features;
determine dimensional information associated with the one or more objects by capturing one or more geometric figures and images resulting from projecting the one or more objects on to another surface;
determine at least one surrounding environment based on at least identifying the one or more objects;
determine dimensional information associated with the at least one surrounding environment;
transmit control signals configured to cause the display device associated with at least one of the one or more computing devices and/or the display device of the first user computing device to display the one or more identified objects and the at least one surrounding environment associated with the one or more identified objects;
determine that the at least one of the one or more computing devices and/or the first user computing device is associated with at least one trigger event, wherein the triggering event comprises: (i) the at least one of the one or more computing devices being exposed a predetermined low levels of illumination for a first predetermined extended period of time, (ii) the at least one of the one or more computing devices being stationary for a second predetermined extended period of time, or (iii) a power source of the at least one of the one or more computing devices being associated with predetermined low levels; and
disengage the emulation of the content displayed on the display device associated with at least one of the one or more computing devices on the display device of the first user computing device based on at least determining that the at least one of the one or more computing devices and/or the first user computing device is associated with at least one trigger event.

US Pat. No. 10,433,195

TECHNIQUE FOR TESTING WIRELESS NETWORK LOAD PRODUCED BY MOBILE APP-CARRYING DEVICES

1. A method comprising:simulating a wireless network for an application-carrying device separate from wireless communications network test equipment;
simulating a positioning signal for the application-carrying device, wherein the positioning signal comprises information allowing the application-carrying device to determine one or more simulated positions, and wherein the application-carrying device includes at least one application, wherein the at least one application comprises a location-based application that uses the simulated position(s) as location input, and wherein the positioning signal comprises a satellite navigation signal, and wherein, to increase location determination accuracy, the satellite navigation signal comprises one or more of an AGPS signal, a GLONASS signal, a GALILEO signal, a Beidou signal, a COMPASS signal, an IRNSS signal and a QZSS signal;
monitoring a wireless communications interface between the simulated network and the application-carrying device, wherein the monitoring comprises measuring signaling data on a control plane, and measuring application data on a user plane related to the at least one application of the application-carrying device, and wherein the monitoring further comprises measuring power consumption data and data based on the simulated position(s) of the application-carrying device; and
generating cross-layer measurement data based on the simulated position(s), the measured signaling data, the measured application data and the measured power consumption data; and
wherein the signaling data, the application data, the data based on the simulated position(s) and the power consumption data are measured based on a common time reference of the test equipment,
wherein one or more control plane events are predefined as trigger events, and
wherein the monitoring of the wireless communications interface is performed via multiple monitoring phases, each monitoring phase employing a different respective network configuration of the simulated wireless network that is based on a respective set of radio network controller (RNC) parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,433,194

CLOUD-BASED THERMAL CONTROL OF WIRELESS ACCESS POINTS

Plume Design, Inc., Palo...

1. A method of cloud-based thermal control of an access point performed by a cloud-based controller, the method comprising:periodically obtaining temperature measurements from the access point comprising one or more radio chips operating therein, wherein the cloud-based controller is connected to the access point via the Internet, and wherein the access point is configured to provide wireless connectivity via the one or more radio chips;
responsive to the temperature exceeding a first threshold, causing one or more thermal mitigation techniques to modify operating conditions of the one or more radio chips where the access point maintains network connectivity with the modified operating conditions; and
responsive to the temperature being lower than a second threshold, causing reversion back of the one or more thermal mitigation techniques.

US Pat. No. 10,433,192

MOBILITY MANAGER DESTRUCTIVE TESTING

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

1. A test environment for testing a network core of a cellular communications network, the test environment comprising:a network router that provides communications through a transport communication network;
a mobility manager configured to communicate through the network router over the transport communication network, wherein the mobility manager comprises a Mobility Management Entity (MME) of an Evolved Packet Core (EPC);
multiple base stations configured to communicate with the mobility manager through the transport communication network, wherein the base stations comprise Evolved Node Bs (eNodeBs) and communications between the eNodeBs and the MME use an S1 communication protocol;
multiple communication devices configured to (a) communicate with the mobility manager through the base stations and (b) establish multiple communication sessions that use the mobility manager; and
a test manager configured to (a) apply a setting in the network router that interrupts communications between the base stations and the mobility manager and (b) identify how many of the multiple communication sessions are dropped after applying the setting,
wherein applying the setting comprises applying an Access Control List (ACL) rule, the ACL rule blocking communications through a logical port used by the S1 communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,433,191

CHANNEL MANAGEMENT IN A VIRTUAL ACCESS POINT (VAP)

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:forming, by a supervisory device in a network, a first virtual access point (VAP) for a first node in the network, wherein a plurality of access points (APs) in the network are mapped to the first VAP as part of a VAP mapping, and wherein the first node treats the APs in the VAP mapping as a single AP for purposes of communicating with the network;
determining, by the supervisory device, a communication schedule for the first node based on a radio chain of at least one of the APs in the VAP mapping for the first VAP being shared by the first VAP and a second VAP for a second node in the network; and
causing, by the supervisory device and according to the communication schedule for the first node, one or more of the APs in the VAP mapping for the first VAP to instruct the first node to stop transmitting for a period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,190

SIGNALING PHYSICAL CELL IDENTIFIER PROBLEMS

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method, comprising:receiving, at a network node and from a first base station, information of at least one suspected identifier problem for identifiers of cells used by terminals to connect to the cells, the information indicating the at least one suspected identifier problem between a cell of the first base station and a cell of a second base station, the information being based on a connection failure of a terminal;
analyzing, by the network node, the at least one suspected identifier problem based on the received information and a neighbor relation table associated with the second base station; and
initiating, at the network node, over at least one interface appropriate actions based on at least the analysis of the at least one suspected identifier problem to resolve the at least one suspected identifier problem for the identifiers of the cells.

US Pat. No. 10,433,189

FLEXIBLE RADIO ASSIGNMENT

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A network controller, comprising: a processor; a memory containing a program that, when executed on the processor, performs an operation, the operation comprising: for each of a plurality of access points, calculating a respective density value based on a number of respective neighboring access points that are in direct communication with the access point and based on a path loss between the access point and at least one of the respective neighboring access points; selecting an access point from the plurality of access points based on the respective densities values; calculating locations of the respective neighboring access points relative to the selected access point; determining that a radio in the selected access point is redundant based on the calculated locations; and managing the radio in the selected access point to mitigate co-channel interference in a frequency band after determining that the radio is redundantwherein calculating locations of the respective neighboring access points comprising calculating the locations as a function of a path loss in a first and second frequency band of the at least one of the respective neighboring access points; and
wherein the first and secondary frequency bands are different.

US Pat. No. 10,433,188

CONTROL APPARATUS, BASE STATION APPARATUS, RADIO TERMINAL, AND METHOD FOR UPDATING NEIGHBOUR RELATION TABLE

NEC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A control apparatus comprising:at least one memory configured to store a set of instructions and a neighbour relation table including a plurality of entries indicating neighbour-cell relations from a source cell to respective neighbour cells; and
at least one processor configured to execute the set of instructions to automatically update the neighbour relation table,
wherein the set of instructions further causes the at least one processor to add, to the neighbour relation table, a new entry indicating a neighbour-cell relation from the source cell to another cell different from both the source cell and a target cell of a handover from the source cell, in response to receiving by a base station controlling the source cell, from a base station controlling the another cell, from a base station controlling the target cell, or from a core network, a first message that is issued when a radio terminal that has experienced a failure involving disconnection of a radio link connection in the source cell or in the target cell attempts to re-establish the radio link connection to the another cell, and
wherein the first message contains at least a Physical Cell Identifier (PCI) of the another cell.

US Pat. No. 10,433,187

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UTILIZING MULTIDIMENSIONAL CONSTELLATIONS

Huawei Technologies Canad...

1. A method for wireless transmission comprising:receiving, by a transmitter of a wireless system, a feedback signal from a receiver, the feedback signal dependent on channel statistic measurements measured by the receiver;
selecting, by the transmitter, an M-dimensional constellation from a group of possible M-dimensional constellations based on the wireless conditions affecting the wireless transmission as indicated by the feedback signal;
converting, by the transmitter, a data block to be transmitted into a set of P-dimensional symbols derived from the M-dimensional constellation, wherein M?3 and P encoding, by the transmitter, the set of P-dimensional symbols to form a Space Time Block Code (STBC) matrix; and
transmitting, by the transmitter, the STBC matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,433,186

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING SIGNALING

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A method for transmitting signaling, the method comprising:selecting a first angle of rotation for modulating at least first partial signaling information carried in at least a first signaling symbol in a signaling field of a data packet, wherein the first angle is not equal to 0 degrees or 90 degrees, wherein selecting the first angle of rotation comprises selecting the first angle of rotation according to a frame format of the data packet;
selecting a second angle of rotation for modulating at least second partial signaling information carried in at least a second signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet, wherein the second angle is equal to 0 degrees;
modulating, using a binary phase shift keying (BPSK) manner of rotation by the first angle, the at least first partial signaling information carried in the at least first signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet and modulating, using the BPSK manner of rotation by the second angle, the at least second partial signaling information carried in the at least second signaling symbol in the signaling field of the data packet, to obtain modulated signaling information; and
sending, to a receive end, the data packet that carries.

US Pat. No. 10,433,185

TERAHERTZ COMMUNICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Waterford Institute of Te...

1. A method of controlling a terahertz-band communication cell having a coverage area and comprising a plurality of antenna structures each having an antenna configured to transmit a signal in the terahertz-band and at least one mirror which is moveable to reflect a terahertz-band signal from a different antenna in the plurality of antenna structures, the method comprising:dividing the coverage area into an array of tiles;
determining the location of each of the plurality of antenna structures within the coverage area;
determining the location of a transmitter within the coverage area;
calculating the coverage obtained for at least one target tile within the coverage area using the locations of the transmitter and each of the plurality of antenna structures;
determining a desired coverage for at least one target tile within the coverage area;
determining whether the calculated coverage matches the desired coverage and
if there is no match, adjusting at least one mirror of at least one antenna structure to provide the desired coverage.

US Pat. No. 10,433,183

URBAN MOBILE NETWORK SYSTEM

BEELINX USA, LLC, Dallas...

1. A mobile network system comprising:a central unit having:
a database having stored therein a data structure; and
a central unit communications transceiver for communicating with a first network;
at least one intermediate base station having:
a base station transceiver for communication with the central unit over the first network; and
a mobile transmitter for transmitting data to a second network in a broadcast mode for receipt by a receiving unit and not requiring any back communication link to a receiving unit;
a plurality of mobile units each operating as a receiving unit, each having:
a mobile receiver for receiving the broadcast data from the base station over the second network, such that all of the plurality of mobile units receive the broadcast data at substantially the same time; and
a memory for storing the data;
wherein the central unit operates in a broadcast mode to map at least one portion of the data structure to the memory in each of the mobile units through the intermediate base station such that the portion of the data structure is received by substantially all of the mobile units at the same time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,182

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND WIRELESS NETWORK ENGINEERING SUPPORT METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A communication system comprising: a plurality of wireless devices; a gateway that transmits and receives information with respect to each of the wireless devices; and a network management device that manages a wireless multi-hop network including the wireless devices and the gateway,the network management device including:
a network configuration management unit that manages communication quality information between the wireless devices and between the wireless devices and the gateway;
a repeater necessity determination unit that determines whether or not to add a repeater for each of the wireless devices based on the communication quality information and selects the wireless device that is required to add the repeater based on a determination result;
an access point determination unit that determines access points for securing a predetermined communication quality for the wireless device selected by the repeater necessity determination unit based on the communication quality information or positional information of the wireless devices and the gateway to select the access point from the wireless devices or the gateway based on the determination result; and
a repeater placement determination unit that determines whether there is a repeater installation location indicating an installation range of the repeater for relaying the wireless device selected by the repeater necessity determination unit and the access point selected by the access point determination unit based on a communication range of the wireless device selected by the repeater necessity determination unit and a communication range of the access point selected by the access point determination unit.

US Pat. No. 10,433,180

DYNAMIC MEDIUM SHARING

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:communicating, by a first wireless communication device with a second wireless communication device, a reservation request (RRQ) for a transmission opportunity (TXOP) in a shared spectrum, wherein the shared spectrum is shared by a plurality of network operating entities, wherein the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device are associated with a first network operating entity of the plurality of network operating entities, and wherein the RRQ indicates a first traffic priority of data to be communicated; and
communicating, by the first wireless communication device with the second wireless communication device, the data of the first traffic priority during the TXOP,
wherein the TXOP includes a pre-scheduling period and a contention period,
wherein the pre-scheduling period includes first resources, each of the first resources associated with one of the plurality of network operating entities,
wherein the contention period includes second resources, each of the second resources associated with one of a plurality of access priorities, and
wherein the RRQ is communicated using one of the first resources associated with the first network operating entity.

US Pat. No. 10,433,179

SPATIAL-DIVISION MULTIPLE ACCESS (SDMA) ACROSS MULTIPLE OPERATORS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of wireless communication, comprising:communicating, by a first wireless communication device with a second wireless communication device, a communication indicating a reservation for one or more spatial layers in a transmission opportunity (TXOP) of a shared spectrum, wherein the shared spectrum is shared by a first network operating entity and a second network operating entity, wherein the first wireless communication device and the second wireless communication device are associated with the first network operating entity, wherein the first network operating entity includes a number of supportable spatial layers including the one or more spatial layers, and wherein the reservation further indicates whether sharing of remaining unreserved supportable spatial layers is allowed; and
communicating, by the first wireless communication device with the second wireless communication device, data over the one or more spatial layers during the TXOP.

US Pat. No. 10,433,178

METHOD FOR TRANSMITTING AND RECEIVING DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of receiving data by a user terminal in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a base station, configuration information related to a physical resource block (PRB) bundling size of a downlink shared channel, wherein the configuration information comprises (i) a first bundling size set consisting of one value among a plurality of candidate values, and (ii) a second bundling size set consisting of two values among the plurality of candidate values;
receiving, from the base station, downlink control information comprising
a bundling size indicator;
based on the bundling size indicator having a first indicator value, determining the PRB bundling size as the one value in the first bundling size set;
based on the bundling size indicator having a second indicator value, determining the PRB bundling size as one of the two values in the second bundling size set, based on whether a size of contiguous scheduled PRBs in a frequency domain exceeds a threshold that is related to a size of a bandwidth part (BWP) for the user terminal; and
receiving downlink data from the base station through the downlink shared channel configured based on the PRB bundling.

US Pat. No. 10,433,177

ADAPTIVE PAIRING OF A RADIO ACCESS NETWORK SLICE TO A CORE NETWORK SLICE BASED ON DEVICE INFORMATION OR SERVICE INFORMATION

1. A device, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
determining first information corresponding to core network slices for a core network environment, wherein the first information corresponding to the core network slices comprises a first characteristic of a first core network slice of the core network slices;
determining second information corresponding to radio access network slices for a mobility network environment, wherein the second information corresponding to the radio access network slices comprises a second characteristic of a first radio access network slice of the radio access network slices;
determining a first pairing of the first core network slice and the first radio access network slice based on the first characteristic, the second characteristic, and first end device information for a first end device;
determining a second pairing of a second core network slice of the core network slices and a second radio access network slice of the radio access network slices based on a third characteristic of the second core network slice and a fourth characteristic of the second radio access network slice;
ranking the first pairing and the second pairing based on a first key performance indicator of the first pairing and a second key performance indicator of the second pairing;
selecting a pairing from a paired slices group comprising the first pairing and the second pairing, resulting in a selected pairing; and
initiating a communicative coupling according to the selected pairing to facilitate communication via the first pairing between the first end device and a second end device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,176

DISCARDING A DUPLICATE PROTOCOL DATA UNIT ASSOCIATED WITH A DATA TRANSMISSION VIA A FIRST SIGNALING RADIO BEARER OR A SECOND SIGNALING RADIO BEARER

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for discarding a duplicate protocol data unit associated with data transmission via a first signaling radio bearer or a second signaling radio bearer, the method being performed by a device and the method comprising:receiving a protocol data unit,
comparing a sequence number of the received protocol data unit with a first duplicate detection threshold,
comparing the sequence number of the received protocol data unit with a second duplicate detection threshold, when the sequence number is equal to or above the first duplicate detection threshold,
verifying an integrity of the received protocol data unit in an integrity verification procedure based on the comparison of the sequence number with the first duplicate detection threshold and the second duplicate detection threshold,
determining that the integrity of the received protocol data unit is not successfully verified,
in response to the determination, discarding the received protocol data unit,
determining whether the discarded protocol data unit is a duplicate protocol data unit,
if it is determined that the discarded protocol data unit is a duplicate protocol data unit, not indicating an integrity verification failure, and
if it is determined that the discarded protocol data unit is not a duplicate protocol data unit, indicating an integrity verification failure to one or more upper layers.

US Pat. No. 10,433,175

ACCESS CONTROL METHOD, USER EQUIPMENT, AND NETWORK DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A user equipment (UE) apparatus, comprising:a receiver, configured to receive access control information sent by a network device, wherein the UE apparatus is connected to the network device, wherein the access control information comprises a correspondence between each piece of application information and an access control indication, and wherein the access control indication is used to control sending of non-access stratum signaling;
a transmitter; and
a processor, configured to determine, according to obtained first application information in a service establishment request and the access control information, whether to send the non-access stratum signaling to the network device,wherein the processor configured to determine whether to send the non-access stratum signaling to the network device is further configured to: control a non-access stratum of the UE apparatus to obtain the service establishment request, control the non-access stratum of the UE apparatus to send first non-access stratum signaling to an access stratum of the UE apparatus, wherein the first non-access stratum signaling comprises the first application information and indication information that is used to indicate a type of the first non-access stratum signaling; and control the access stratum of the UL apparatus to determine, according to the indication information, the first application information, and the access control information, whether to send the non-access stratum signaling to the network device,and wherein the processor configured to control the access stratum of the UE apparatus to determine whether to send the non-access stratum signaling to the network device is further configured to: control the access stratum of the UE apparatus to determine the type of the first non-access stratum signaling according to the indication information: control the access stratum of the UE apparatus to determine whether the type of the first non-access stratum signaling is the same as a type of the non-access stratum signaling: if the type of the first non-access stratum signaling is different from the type of the non-access stratum signaling, instruct the transmitter to send the first non-access stratum signaling to the network device by using the access stratum of the UE apparatus; if the type of the first non-access stratum signaling is the same as the type of the non-access stratum signaling, control the access stratum of the UE apparatus to determine, according to the first application information and the access control information, whether to send the non-access stratum signaling.

US Pat. No. 10,433,174

NETWORK ACCESS PRIVACY

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

16. The method of claim 15, wherein the second confirmation message comprises an indication of an identity of the updated AMF.

US Pat. No. 10,433,172

METHOD OF AUTHENTIC USER OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An electronic device comprising:a display;
a camera;
one or more processors; and
a memory storing one or more programs including instructions which, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the one or more processors to:
while the electronic device is in a locked state:
control to detect that the electronic device is lifted,
in response to detecting that the electronic device is lifted while the electronic device is in the locked state and the display is inactivated:
control to activate the display to display a locking screen on the display;
control to obtain an image from the camera;
control to detect a face included in the obtained image; and
control to perform an authentication of a user based on the face being detected in the obtained image, and
based on a result of the authentication being successful, control to switch a state of the electronic device from the locked state to an unlocked state and control to display an indicator for indicating that the electronic device is switching to the unlocked state.

US Pat. No. 10,433,171

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CREATING AND MANAGING WIRELESS NETWORKS

ANI Technologies Private ...

1. A method for creating multiple wireless networks, the method comprising:transmitting, by at least one of a first communication device and a first user device, a first device identifier to a server;
receiving a first wireless network identifier by the first communication device from the server, wherein the first wireless network identifier is associated with the first device identifier of the first user device and is generated by the server based on the first device identifier;
receiving a first password by the first communication device from the server, wherein the first password is associated with at least one of the first wireless network identifier and the first device identifier of the first user device and is generated by the server based on the first device identifier;
creating a first wireless network by the first communication device based on at least the first wireless network identifier and the first password, whereby the first user device connects to the first wireless network using the first wireless network identifier and the first password;
receiving the first wireless network identifier and the first password from the server by a second communication device, wherein the server receives the first device identifier of the first user device from at least one of the second communication device and the first user device, and transmits the first wireless network identifier and the first password to the second communication device based on the first device identifier of the first user device;
re-creating the first wireless network by the second communication device based on the first wireless network identifier and the first password, after the first wireless network created by the first communication device is disconnected, whereby the first user device re-connects to the first wireless network created by the second communication device using the first wireless network identifier and the first password;
receiving a second wireless network identifier and a second password from the server by the second communication device, wherein the server receives a second device identifier of a second user device from at least one of the second communication device and the second user device, and transmits the second wireless network identifier and the second password to the second communication device based on the second device identifier of the second user device; and
creating a second wireless network by the second communication device based on the second wireless network identifier and the second password, whereby the second user device connects to the second wireless network created by the second communication device using the second wireless network identifier and the second password.

US Pat. No. 10,433,170

SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY PATTERN

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A subscriber data server, comprising:a subscriber record database to store a subscriber record comprising a primary subscriber identity, a subscriber identity pattern covering a range of subscriber identities, including a range size associated with the primary subscriber identity to encompass a range of different subscriber identities, and subscriber data including subscriber profile data, the subscriber data including various subscriber profile data stored in a Home Location Register (HLR) to enable devices to connect to cellular networks; and
control software stored on a non-transitory computer readable medium to:
receive an attach request for a device as part of a location update procedure, the request including a subscriber identity for the device, and the subscriber identity being different than the primary subscriber identity;
retrieve the subscriber record by matching the subscriber identity to the subscriber identity pattern when the subscriber identity is within the range of subscriber identities; and
return the subscriber profile data from the subscriber record, wherein the control software is to:
receive a second attach request for a second device while the first device is still attached to the network, the second request including a second subscriber identity matching the subscriber identity pattern; and
when the first device has been connected for at least a minimum period of time:
disconnect the first device and return the subscriber data from the subscriber record to allow the second device to connect.

US Pat. No. 10,433,169

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION TRANSMISSION, AND SMART TERMINAL

Beijing Xiamoi Mobile Sof...

1. A method for controlling information output, comprising:when it is detected that a smart terminal in which a near field communication (NFC) chip is disposed is started, disabling an information output function of the NFC chip;
after disabling the information output function of the NFC chip, receiving an instruction for outputting information sent by the NFC chip, information to be outputted being in an unavailable state;
performing authentication of an identity of a user who triggers the information output; and
when it is determined that the authentication of the identity is passed, enabling the information output function of the NFC chip and setting the information to be outputted as in an available state, such that the NFC chip can output the information,
wherein the information to be outputted is information about payment, the information output function of the NFC chip is a card emulation function of NFC, and the card emulation function causes a smart terminal in which the NFC chip is disposed to become a card emulation device for storing information to be read out.

US Pat. No. 10,433,168

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR COMBINATION WIRELESS AND SMARTCARD AUTHORIZATION

QUANTA COMPUTER INC., Ta...

1. A method for a combination wireless and smartcard login authentication, the method comprising:detecting, by a baseboard management controller (BMC) of a server, a smartcard being inserted into a USB adapter of the server, the BMC being a specialized microcontroller coupled to one or more motherboards of the server, and configured to manage an interface between server hardware and server management software, and enable a system administrator to remotely monitor the server;
in response to the detecting, enabling smartcard authorization on the BMC;
validating, by the BMC, the smartcard to yield a validation;
establishing, by the BMC, a wireless connection with a remote device based on the validation;
in response to the establishing, receiving, by the BMC, a smartcard passcode from the smartcard;
verifying, by the BMC, the smartcard passcode to yield a verification;
in response to the verifying, authorizing, by the BMC, the remote device access to the BMC based on the verification;
generating, at the BMC, a random number;
transferring, from the BMC, the random number to the smartcard; andreceiving, at the BMC, an encrypted random number from the smartcard, wherein the encrypted random number is encrypted by the smartcard based upon the random number.

US Pat. No. 10,433,167

INFORMATION PROCESSING DEVICE AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An information processing device, comprising:a central processing unit (CPU) configured to:
obtain developer identification information and access control information from a user terminal, to control execution of at least one function of the information processing device,
wherein the developer identification information and the access control information are associated with an application program executed by the user terminal;
generate first key information;
output the generated first key information to the user terminal;
obtain, from the user terminal, first encoded information that is generated by a first encoding process on second encoded information based on the first key information;
encode the second encoded information based on the first key information to generate third encoded information,
wherein the second encoded information is generated by a second encoding process on the developer identification information and the access control information based on second key information different from the first key information;
determine a developer of the application program indicated by the developer identification information as the developer who made an advance request for authorization for use based on
a match of the generated third encoded information and the obtained first encoded information, and
a match of the second encoded information and the obtained first encoded information; and
control execution of at least a portion of the at least one function based on the access control information and the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,433,166

CRYPTOGRAPHY USING RF POWER MEASUREMENT

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:
storing a first target receive power, at which a first setup signal is targeted to be received by a second device via a communication channel;
determining, from the first target receive power, a first transmission power to send the first setup signal to the second device via the communication channel;
via the communication channel, transmitting the first setup signal to the second device at the determined first transmission power;
via the communication channel, receiving a second setup signal from the second device at a second target receive power, wherein the first and second target receive powers are the same;
sampling the second setup signal to generate sampling results;
creating a key from the sampling results; and
using the created key, encrypting or decrypting a data signal transmitted between the first and second devices via the communication channel.

US Pat. No. 10,433,165

METHOD FOR CONFIGURING AND TRANSMITTING KEY

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a first base station in a wireless communication system where a terminal communicates with the first base station associated with a primary cell (PCell), and a second base station associated with one or more secondary cells (SCells) only, the method comprising:determining second security information which is different from first security information based on which a first communication between the first base station and the terminal is performed;
transmitting, to the second base station, a first message for adding at least one SCell associated with the second base station for the terminal, the first message including the second security information based on which a second communication between the second base station and the terminal is performed on the at least one SCell; and
receiving, from the second base station in response to transmitting the first message, a second message including configuration information for the at least one SCell,
wherein the configuration information includes information on a primary SCell (PSCell) of the at least one SCell, and
wherein the PSCell is determined by the second base station from the at least one SCell.

US Pat. No. 10,433,164

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING SECURITY INFORMATION IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method performed by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:establishing, by the UE, both a first connection with a first base station and a second connection with a second base station;
receiving, by the UE from the first base station, a security mode command message including a first security parameter;
deriving, by the UE, a first security key for the first base station;
deriving, by the UE, a signaling key associated with the first security parameter from the first security key;
applying, by the UE, integrity protection or ciphering for signaling for the first base station based on the signaling key and the first security parameter;
while maintaining both the first connection with the first base station and the second connection with the second base station:
deriving, by the UE, a second security key for the second base station from the first security key;
deriving, by the UE, a user traffic key associated with a second security parameter from the second security key;
applying, by the UE, ciphering for user traffic for the second base station based on the user traffic key and the second security parameter,
wherein the second security key is derived, by the first base station, from the first security key and transmitted, by the first base station, to the second base station, and used by the second base station.

US Pat. No. 10,433,163

TECHNIQUES FOR DERIVING SECURITY KEYS FOR A CELLULAR NETWORK BASED ON PERFORMANCE OF AN EXTENSIBLE AUTHENTICATION PROTOCOL (EAP) PROCEDURE

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:performing an extensible authentication protocol (EAP) procedure with an authentication server via an authenticator, the EAP procedure based at least in part on a set of authentication credentials exchanged between the UE and the authentication server;
deriving, as part of performing the EAP procedure, a master session key (MSK) and an extended master session key (EMSK) that are based at least in part on the authentication credentials and a first set of parameters, wherein the first set of parameters comprises: at least one identifier, at least one random number, at least one network parameter, at least one UE parameter, or a combination thereof;
determining a network type associated with the authenticator; and
performing, based at least in part on the determined network type, at least one authentication procedure with the authenticator, the at least one authentication procedure based on an association of the MSK or the EMSK with the determined network type.

US Pat. No. 10,433,162

SECURE RADIO ACCESS WITH INTER-ENB CARRIER AGGREGATION

NTT DOCOMO, INC., Tokyo ...

1. A system comprising:a primary eNB (PeNB) comprising hardware that:
generates a base key to secure transmission on a first radio bearer with a user equipment (UE); and
derives a set of derived keys used to secure transmission on a second radio bearer from a set of radio bearers that correspond to the set of derived keys;
a secondary eNB (SeNB) comprising hardware configured to secure transmission on the second radio bearer with the UE using at least one of the set of derived keys received from the PeNB, which corresponds to the second radio bearer from the set of radio bearers used by the SeNB; and
a plurality of eNBs managed by the PeNB,
wherein the UE communicates with the PeNB and the SeNB simultaneously by performing inter-eNB carrier aggregation with the PeNB and the SeNB using the first radio bearer and the second radio bearer, and
wherein each of the plurality of eNBs is configured to secure transmission with the UE using at least one of the set of derived keys received which corresponds to a radio bearer from the set of radio bearers used by the respective eNB.

US Pat. No. 10,433,161

CALL HANDOVER BETWEEN CELLULAR COMMUNICATION SYSTEM NODES THAT SUPPORT DIFFERENT SECURITY CONTEXTS

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method of operating a first node to generate a security context for a client in a cellular communication system, wherein the first node comprises processing circuitry, the method comprising:the first node performing, as part of a handover in the cellular communication system:
receiving at least one cryptographic key from a second node;
receiving identities of security algorithms supported by the client from a third node;
using the at least one cryptographic key and the identities to generate the security context for the client; and
using the generated security context to, at least in part, control security-related signaling between the client and the cellular communication system,
wherein the first node is a target packet switched node, the third node is a source packet switched node, and the second node is a source circuit switched node.

US Pat. No. 10,433,160

USING IDENTIFIERS TO ESTABLISH COMMUNICATION

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of communication, comprising:communicating by an access terminal with a first access point, wherein the first access point is a source node in a handover of the access terminal from the source node to a target node;
selecting, by the access terminal and without being instructed by the first access point, an identifier of a set of identifiers associated with the first access point, wherein the selected identifier allows a second access point to uniquely identify the first access point, wherein the second access point is the target node, wherein the set of identifiers includes a first identifier and a second identifier, and wherein the selecting of the identifier is based on whether a value of the first identifier is one of a set of designated values; and
transmitting the selected identifier from the access terminal to the second access point when establishing communication with the second access point for the handover.

US Pat. No. 10,433,159

UPLINK SIGNALING FOR COOPERATIVE MULTIPOINT COMMUNICATION

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A method of operating a wireless communication apparatus, comprising:receiving a signal from a base station;
selecting a cell-specific parameter in response to a first state of the signal, or a user-specific parameter in response to a second state of the signal, wherein the user-specific parameter is a virtual cell identification parameter;
initializing a first pseudo-random sequence generator for generating a base sequence with the virtual cell identification parameter;
initializing a second pseudo-random sequence generator for generating a cyclic shift hopping sequence with the virtual cell identification parameter;
generating an uplink reference signal in response to the selected parameter; and
transmitting the uplink reference signal generated from the base sequence and the cyclic shift hopping sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,433,158

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CHANGING OPERATING MODE IN WIRELESS LOCAL AREA NETWORK SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) in a wireless local area network (LAN) system, comprising:receiving, by a first station (STA), an association request from a second STA;
transmitting, by the first STA, an association response to the second STA,
wherein the association response includes a control field for a transition time used for the second STA;
receiving, by the first STA, first control information including an operating mode (OM) of the second STA from the second STA during a first time duration,
wherein the OM of the second STA is related to a number of spatial streams and a receiving channel bandwidth being supported by the second STA;
receiving, by the first STA, second control information including the OM of the second STA during a second time duration;
determining, by the first STA, whether to include a delay required field in an acknowledgment (ACK) of the second control information based on whether the second control information is changed from the first control information;
transmitting, by the first STA, the ACK including the delay required field to the second STA based on the second control information being determined to have changed from the first control information;
setting, by the first STA, a number of spatial streams used for a first PPDU based on the OM of the second STA included in the second control information;
delaying, by the first STA, during the transition time after transmitting the ACK; and
after delaying during the transition time, transmitting, by the first STA, the first PPDU via the number of spatial streams set based on the OM of the second STA included in the second control information.

US Pat. No. 10,433,157

METHOD FOR ENABLING A COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A MOBILE DEVICE AND A COMMUNICATION RECEIVER

Vodafone GmbH, Dusseldor...

1. A method for enabling a communication between a mobile device (10) and a communication receiver (30), comprising the following steps:recognizing at least one receiving information type (32) of the communication receiver (30),
transforming a storing information type (22) of an information element (20) into a sending information type (12) of the mobile device (10) which is compatible with the recognized receiving information type (32) of the communication receiver (30),
wherein the recognizing step is carried out automatically in response to approximation of the mobile device (10) to the communication receiver (30).

US Pat. No. 10,433,156

ADAPTING SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULE (SIM) CARD

Sprint Communications Com...

1. A method of initiating a mobile communication device, each step of the method performed by an initiation application executing on a subscriber identity module (SIM) card connected to the mobile communication device, the method comprising:in response to a power-on event of the mobile communication device, requesting and receiving an international mobile equipment identity (IMEI) from the mobile communication device;
reading an identity of a brand and model of the mobile communication device from a non-transitory memory of the mobile communication device by looking up a type allocation code (TAC) in a table of the SIM card based on the IMEI, wherein the SIM card stores a plurality of profile components for different wireless protocols, different device brands, and different device models;
looking up a profile identity in a table of profile identities stored in the SIM card based on the looked-up TAC;
based on the looked-up profile identity, building a SIM profile having a subset of profile components selected from the plurality of profile components stored in the SIM card, where the SIM profile is associated with the looked-up profile identity and comprises an international mobile subscriber identity (IMSI), a public land mobile network (PLMN) file that defines roaming behavior, and mobile network authentication keys;
sending a refresh proactive command to a radio transceiver of the mobile communication device; and
sending at least some of the contents of the SIM profile to the radio transceiver.

US Pat. No. 10,433,155

METHOD TO PARAMETERIZE A COMMUNICATION SERVICE PROVIDED BY A SERVER OF A SERVICE PROVIDER TO A USER'S COMMUNICATION MODULE VIA A PORTABLE DEVICE

Orange, Paris (FR)

1. A method to parameterize a communication service delivered by a server of a service provider to a communication module of a user, the communication service being configured in accordance with an availability status, the method comprising:detecting a change in context of use of a portable device by the user separate from a change in context of use of the communication module, wherein detecting the change in context of use of the portable device is made by detecting a change of the display mode of the information fed back by the portable device and comprises receiving, by the communication module, a message from the portable device containing information indicating a change in context of use of the portable device;
determining a new availability status as a function of the detected change in context of use; and
transmitting a message relating to the new availability status to the server of the service provider or the communication module so that the communication service is configured on the basis of the determined new availability status;
parameterizing the portable device or the communication module in relation to the new availability status of the user; and
feeding information back to the user via a user interface of the portable device relating to the determined new availability status,
wherein the user interface of the portable device displays interface elements corresponding to a set of functionalities to be displayed, the feedback of information on the user's new availability status comprises selecting the set of functionalities to be displayed as a function of the user's new availability status and displaying interface elements corresponding to the set of selected functionalities.

US Pat. No. 10,433,154

ATTRIBUTE INDICATING A HOME COMPONENT OF A SUBSCRIBER

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A method, executable by a networking device to redirect messages to a home component, the method comprising:receiving, by a non-registered component at which a subscriber did not register to gain network access, a message configured for delivery to the subscriber;
processing, by the non-registered component, a data attribute, populated by a home component, within a subset of a profile corresponding to the subscriber, that indicates the home component at which the subscriber is registered to gain network access; and
based on the data attribute, redirecting the message from the non-registered component to the home component;
attaching the subscriber to the network;
registering the subscriber at the home component within the network; wherein registering the subscriber at the home component within the network comprises:
populating the data attribute with an address to the home component;
wherein processing the data attribute, within the profile corresponding to that subscriber, that indicates the home component comprises:
in response to an absent data attribute, updating the data attribute, within the profile of the subscriber, indicating the home component of the subscriber.

US Pat. No. 10,433,152

GPS ASSISTED, RADIO-DEVICE COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND METHODS

1. For use with a vehicle having a location which changes from time to time, a GPS-based navigation system with a moving map display showing the location of the vehicle as the vehicle moves, the vehicle having a radio capable of wirelessly receiving selected radio stations which are within range, the system comprising:a) a GPS-based navigation system providing navigation information and GPS location data for a vehicle as the vehicle moves and displaying the vehicle location on a moving map display, the vehicle having a radio, which may be part of the navigation system or separate, for receiving selected radio stations;
b) a database of radio station information for one or more radio stations, the database information being accessible by one or more processors;
c) the one or more processors operating in response to the vehicle's GPS location data and the database information to identify one or more radio stations, if any, which is likely within range of the vehicle radio, the radio station identification being updated from time to time as the vehicle moves;
d) the one or more processors operating to enable the moving map display to visually display information from the database for the one or more radio stations likely to be within range of the vehicle radio.

US Pat. No. 10,433,151

METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING A MOBILE DEVICE IN A SITE

KIANA ANALYTICS INC., Su...

1. A method for identifying a mobile device in a site, the method comprising:receiving, in real time, a plurality of different identifications for a particular mobile device visiting the site, wherein the plurality of different identifications include false or repetitive identifications for the particular mobile device;
filtering out the plurality of different identifications for the particular mobile device to obtain a true identification for the particular mobile device, wherein the true identification does not include false or repetitive identifications for the particular mobile device;
receiving video streams of visual location and movement of the particular mobile device from one or more cameras;
generating data structures for the video streams and tracking information of the particular mobile device, the data structures including time stamped videos and the true identification of the particular mobile device;
storing the data structures in a computer storage medium; and
utilizing the data structures to recognize the particular mobile device when the particular mobile device returns to the site at a future time.

US Pat. No. 10,433,150

COMMUNICATION METHOD, RADIO TERMINAL, PROCESSOR AND BASE STATION

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A communication method, comprising:transmitting, by a base station managing a cell operated in a first frequency, to a radio terminal connected to the cell, a first message including first information indicating a first threshold value;
transmitting a request message to the base station, by the radio terminal, in response to Reference Signal Received Power (RSRP) of a radio signal received from the cell being below the first threshold value, the request message requesting transmission of a discovery signal for public safety in a second frequency band different from the first frequency;
receiving, by the base station, the request message; and
transmitting, by the base station to the radio terminal, a second message including second information on radio resources to be used in transmission of the discovery signal in the second frequency, on a basis of the request message.

US Pat. No. 10,433,149

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A communication apparatus that performs an infrastructure connection for wireless connecting to an external apparatus through a wireless access point of a local area network and a direct connection for direct wireless connecting to the external apparatus, the communication apparatus comprising:at least one memory storing instructions;
at least one processor executing the instructions to perform:
searching for devices;
displaying a list of devices discovered by the search;
attempting to perform the infrastructure connection to a device selected by a user in the displayed list; and
in a case where the infrastructure connection to the selected device fails, attempting to perform the direct connection to the selected device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,148

PROXIMITY DETECTION OF MOBILE DEVICES FOR VOIP CALLING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of placing a call from an initiating device capable of placing VoIP calls, the method comprising:receiving an initiation of a call via a VoIP calling application;
detecting a failure of the call;
confirming a proximity within a range of a proxy device to the initiating device, wherein the proxy device comprises a cellular-enabled device; and
upon confirming the proximity within a range of the proxy device, route the call through the proxy device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,147

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ASSESSING THE SAFETY OF A USER OF AN APPLICATION FOR A PROACTIVE RESPONSE

Life360, Inc., San Franc...

1. A computer-implemented method for assessing and alerting safety of a user of a mobile device, comprising:receiving, from a data repository, normal behavior data associated with the user;
generating an abnormality score based on the normal behavior data and location data of the mobile device;
generating a threat score based on the abnormality score, wherein the threat score indicates a degree of physical threat to the user;
generating a safety score for the user based on the threat score and a threat type; and
when the safety score is less than a safety score threshold, generating an alert message to be displayed on the mobile device, wherein the alert message includes a request for a reply from the user.

US Pat. No. 10,433,146

PROCESSING AND REPORTING SITUATIONAL INFORMATION TO EMERGENCY SERVICE PROVIDERS

West Corporation, Omaha,...

1. A method, comprising:responsive to detecting an emergency situation, instructing a caller to use a short code to send a message having multi-media information comprising one or more of video, sound, and images of the emergency situation to emergency service providers and instructing one or more cameras of one or more mobile devices in a specific geographic area to send captured traffic and vehicle information;
identifying a location of the caller based on the telephone number and by leveraging a geographical information system and a global position system;
identifying a closest public safety answering point to the location;
when the closest public safety answering point to the location is available, sending the multi-media information of the message to the closest public safety answering point;
when the closest public safety answering point to the location is not available, sending the multi-media information of the message to an available public safety answering point;
storing and processing the information in a database, wherein the processing of the information comprises identifying a telephone number of the caller, and storing the telephone number of the caller and the multi-media information in the database; and
reporting the processed information to the emergency service providers when the telephone number of the caller matches a telephone number identified by the emergency service providers.

US Pat. No. 10,433,145

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEVICE-BASED E911 CALL TRIGGER

1. A method comprising:Initiating an emergency call using a network having an Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS);
Responsive to the initiating step, generating a trigger, wherein the trigger comprises a request to suspend a call restriction associated with a user device;
and Transmitting the trigger using a Ut interface from a user device to an application server to suspend the call restriction;
receiving a response from the application server wherein the response comprises a time period;
wherein the call restriction is enabled at the end of the time period.

US Pat. No. 10,433,144

PROCESSING WIRELESS EMERGENCY ALERT MESSAGES WITH UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATORS TO REDUCE CELLULAR NETWORK LOAD

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a processor of a mobile device, a first wireless emergency alert message, wherein the first wireless emergency alert message comprises alert data;
displaying, by the processor, the alert data on the mobile device;
receiving, by the processor, a second wireless emergency alert message including a uniform resource locator via a cellular broadcast, wherein the second wireless emergency alert message is received after the first wireless emergency alert message;
in response to the receiving the second wireless emergency alert message, determining, by the processor, whether a non-cellular access network is available for the mobile device;
when the non-cellular access network is available:
accessing, by the processor, target data from the uniform resource locator via the non-cellular access network; and
presenting, by the processor, the target data on the mobile device, wherein the target data is presented after the alert data is displayed; and
when the non-cellular access network is not available:
preventing, by the processor, the uniform resource locator from being displayed on the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,143

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NOTIFYING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS OF ARMED INTRUDER SITUATIONS#

Guard911 LLC, Collinsvil...

1. A computer-implemented method executed by one or more computer servers, the method comprising:receiving a notification from a first communication device, the notification indicating an armed intruder within a first stationary geofence, said notification made in response to input from a first user; and
determining whether said first communication device is within said first stationary geofence;
wherein the notification is ignored if the first communication device is determined to be outside the first stationary geofence; and
wherein the following additional steps are performed only if the first communication device is determined to be within the first stationary geofence:
automatically determining whether one or more of a second plurality of communication devices are within a second stationary geofence different than the first stationary geofence;
in response to the notification, automatically providing an emergency alert to one or more of the second plurality of communication devices the communication device(s) determined to be within the second stationary geofence;
receiving an acknowledgement from at least one of the second plurality of communications devices in response to input from a second user; and
automatically displaying information related to the notification on the device which sent the acknowledgement as soon as such information becomes available.

US Pat. No. 10,433,142

BROADCAST RECEIVING DEVICE AND OPERATING METHOD THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A primary device (PD) communicating with a companion device (CD), the primary device comprising:an IP communication unit to receive a discovery request from the CD, transmit a discovery response to the CD, receive a description request from the CD, and transmit a description response to the CD, the description response being used for connecting the CD with the PD;
a broadcast reception unit to receive a physical layer frame comprised of a preamble and one or more pipes from a broadcast station, the preamble carrying signaling data providing fundamental signaling information for the physical layer frame, the signaling data including flag information, the physical layer frame including at least one emergency alert message (EAM) based on the flag information; and
a control unit to transmit the at least one EAM received from the broadcast station to the CD.

US Pat. No. 10,433,141

COMMUNICATION SYSTEM IN A MINE, A NODE, AND METHOD

Strata Products Worldwide...

1. A communication system in a mine comprising:a remote station;
a data network in the mine on which solely data is sent throughout the mine to the remote station;
a wireless network in the mine on which voice and data is sent bidirectionally throughout the mine to the remote station separate and independent from the data network to the remote station; and
a plurality of nodes distributed and apart from each other that form the data network and the wireless network, each node having a data portion which receives and sends data on the data network, a wireless portion which receives and sends voice signals on the wireless network, and a power supply portion in electrical communication with the data portion and the wireless portion which powers the data portion and the wireless portion, at least a first node of the plurality of nodes receiving power from another node of the plurality of nodes, the first node in electrical connection with the another node, the remote station monitoring the nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,433,140

IOT DEVICES BASED MESSAGING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Best Network Systems Inc....

1. A system for application-less communication, the system comprising:an Internet-of-things backend system comprising IOT devices that implement proximity and physical web discovery services and implement a modified short-range wireless communication protocol stack for communicating with communication devices at a kernel level; and
each of the communication devices receiving messages from the Internet-of-things backend system over a short-range wireless connection, the messages are presented to the communication devices without an application being installed on the communication devices, and by using kernel level services of the communication devices, the modified short-range wireless communication protocol stack is selectively configured by the IOT devices based on a short-range wireless protocol that is active on the each of the communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,433,139

COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A communication device comprising:a first type of interface configured to send specific information to a mobile device;
a second type of interface;
one or more processors; and
a memory that stores computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the one or more processors, causing the communication device to perform:
in a case where the specific information is sent to the mobile device via the first type of interface and the communication device is not currently able to execute communication of object data with the mobile device via the second type of interface due to the communication device not being connected to an access point, establishing a wireless connection via the second type of interface with the mobile device using the specific information, not via the access point, in order for the communication device to shift to a communication-enabled state, the communication-enabled state being a state in which the communication device is currently able to execute communication of the object data with the mobile device via the second type of interface;
executing the communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface, not via the access point, after establishing the wireless connection with the mobile device; and
in a case where the communication device is currently able to execute the communication of the object data with the mobile device via the second type of interface due to the communication device being connected to the access point, executing the communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface via the access point without establishing the wireless connection with the mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,138

ELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH NETWORK ACCESS VIA MOBILE DEVICE PROXY

Medea Inc., Pleasanton, ...

1. A computer readable medium comprising instructions that, when executed by a processing device, cause the processing device to perform operations comprising:receiving, by a mobile computing device and from an electronic display device that lacks a network connection, an unsolicited low energy radio signal having a first format of a unidirectional wireless communication protocol and comprising a unique identifier assigned to the electronic display device;
sending, by the mobile computing device, a query to a remote server computing device, the query comprising the unique identifier and user account information identifying a first user account associated with the mobile computing device;
receiving, from the remote server computing device, a response indicating that the first user account is authorized to access the electronic display device responsive to one or more of: the first user account corresponding to an owner of the electronic display device; the first user account being authorized by the owner of the electronic display device; or the unique identifier being unassigned; and
establishing, by the mobile computing device, a wireless connection to the electronic display device using a bidirectional wireless communication protocol that is different from the unidirectional wireless communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,433,137

BLUETOOTH WIFI GATEWAY DEVICE

SHENZHEN JBT SMART LIGHTI...

1. A Bluetooth WIFI gateway device comprising:a Bluetooth module;
a WIFI module electrically connected to the Bluetooth module;
a switch circuit electrically connected to the WIFI module;
a first voltage regulation circuit electrically connected to the Bluetooth module; and
a second voltage regulation circuit electrically connected to the WIFI module and the switch circuit,
wherein the Bluetooth module comprises:
a processing unit;
a Bluetooth chip comprising a Bluetooth voltage regulation interface, a processing unit interface, a Bluetooth asynchronous receive interface, and a Bluetooth asynchronous transmit interface, wherein the Bluetooth voltage regulation interface is electrically connected to the first voltage regulation circuit, the Bluetooth asynchronous receive interface and the Bluetooth asynchronous transmit interface are electrically connected to the WIFI module, and the processing unit interface is electrically connected to the processing unit, and
wherein the first voltage regulation circuit comprises:
a first voltage input interface for receiving a predetermined voltage;
a USB interface electrically connected to the first voltage input interface;
a first voltage regulator electrically connected to the USB interface and the first voltage input interface;
a first protection circuit electrically connected to the first voltage regulator; and
a first voltage output interface electrically connected to the first protection circuit and connected to the Bluetooth voltage regulation interface.

US Pat. No. 10,433,136

WIRELESS NETWORK ENHANCEMENTS VIA INDUCTANCE LOOPS AS ANTENNAS

1. A roadside system comprising:a processor; and
memory having computer-executable instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising:
measuring, via a meter, inductance of an inductance loop associated with a road,
determining whether the inductance of the inductance loop is greater than a baseline,
in response to determining that the inductance of the inductance loop is greater than the baseline, determining that a vehicle is positioned over the inductance loop, and utilizing the inductance loop to activate a roadside area network,
connecting to a user device via the roadside area network,
enabling communication between the user device and a network via a backhaul,
determining whether the inductance of the inductance loop has returned to the baseline, and
in response to determining that the inductance of the inductance loop has returned to the baseline, deactivating the roadside area network.

US Pat. No. 10,433,135

HOUSEHOLD OR INDUSTRIAL DEVICE INCLUDING PROGRAMMABLE CONTROLLER AND METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR USE IN CONFIGURING SAME

1. A household appliance comprising:a) one or more electrically powered components forming part of the household appliance;
b) a housing holding a programmable controller for operating the one or more electrically powered components, said programmable controller comprising:
i) a memory module having stored thereon firmware including instructions for controlling operations of the one or more electrically powered components, said memory module including a memory component on which at least a portion of the firmware is stored, the memory component of the memory module being configured to be responsive to a signal carrying firmware update information received over a short range radio frequency (RF) wireless communication link from a device external to the household appliance for:
(1) drawing energy from the signal carrying firmware update information to activate the memory component; and
(2) causing a firmware update process to be performed to modify the instructions of the firmware based on the update information carried by the signal, at least part of said firmware update process being performed while the memory component remains activated using energy drawn from said signal as a source of electrical energy;
ii) a processing unit in communication with said memory module, said processing unit being programmed for operating the one or more electrically powered components at least in part in accordance with the instructions of the firmware.

US Pat. No. 10,433,134

VIDEO GATEWAY AS AN INTERNET OF THINGS MESH ENHANCER APPARATUS AND METHOD

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A premises system, comprising:a first wireless network configured to operate according to a first wireless networking standard;
a second wireless network configured to operate according to a second wireless networking standard, the second wireless networking standard incompatible with the first wireless networking standard;
a mobile device configured to:
communicate according to the first wireless network standard, and
present, on a user interface of the mobile device, devices adhering to the first wireless networking standard and devices adhering to the second wireless networking standard in a common manner; and
a premises gateway device comprising:
a second wireless networking standard transmitter for communicating with the second wireless network; and
the premises gateway device configured to:
communicate according to the second wireless network standard;
receive commands from the mobile device, the commands formatted according to the first wireless networking standard;
advertise a device over the second wireless network as a spoofed device adhering to the first wireless networking standard; and
based on the received commands from the first mobile device, output corresponding commands to the second wireless networking standard device, the corresponding commands in a format compatible with the second wireless networking standard, such that the corresponding commands appear to be for the spoofed device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,133

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RECALLING ENTITLED AUTHENTICATION METHODS FOR A VEHICLE

Volkswagen AG, (DE)

1. A method for indicating that one or more authentication media have been previously authorized for control of functionality of a transportation vehicle, the method comprising:detecting a key authorized for controlling functionality of the transportation vehicle via a first interface of the transportation vehicle;
ascertaining whether one or more authentication media have been previously authorized to control functionality of the transportation vehicle; and
in response to the detected key having been detected previously via the first interface, outputting an indication of whether the ascertainment indicated that one or more authentication media have been previously authorized to control functionality of the transportation vehicle, wherein the indication is output via display included in the transportation vehicle;
communicating, by the transportation vehicle, with the one or more authentication media via a second interface of the transportation vehicle, which differs from the first transportation vehicle interface,
wherein the key authorized for the transportation vehicle is a primary key and the one or more authentication media is a secondary key.

US Pat. No. 10,433,132

DESYNCHRONIZED NETWORK ACCESS IN M2M NETWORKS

InterDigital Patent Holdi...

1. A method of performing a carrier change for a machine-to-machine (M2M) subscriber group of M2M devices, the method comprising:sending by a base station (BS), on a serving carrier of the M2M subscriber group, a primary carrier change control signal directed to the M2M subscriber group, wherein the primary carrier change control signal indicates changing a primary carrier of the M2M subscriber group from the serving carrier to a target carrier;
initiating by the BS, a confirmation procedure with an M2M device of the M2M subscriber group to determine a status of a primary carrier change by the M2M device from the serving carrier to the target carrier; and
sending by the BS, a confirmation message to the M2M device to confirm that the M2M device sent an uplink packet on the target carrier within a predetermined time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,433,131

EMBEDDED UNIVERSAL INTEGRATED CIRCUIT CARD (EUICC) COMMAND PROCESSING

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:at an embedded universal integrated circuit card (eUICC):
receiving a script that includes:
a first remote profile management (RPM) command, and
a second RPM command;
scanning the script;
performing the first RPM command;
deferring, based on the scanning, a communication to a local profile assistant (LPA) that is external to the eUICC, the communication in response to the first RPM command;
performing the second RPM command;
sending a refresh command to the LPA subsequent to performing the second RPM command;
receiving, from the LPA responsive to the refresh command, a memory read command; and
sending, to the LPA responsive to the memory read command, profile status information for one or more electronic subscriber identity modules (eSIMs) on the eUICC.

US Pat. No. 10,433,130

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A first information processing apparatus, comprising:a display device; and
circuitry configured to:
receive, from a second information processing apparatus, a first request to communicate by a first communication method;
transmit first information to the second information processing apparatus, wherein the first information corresponds to a service provided by an application;
receive, from the second information processing apparatus, service registration data, based on the first information;
generate a first command based on the service registration data;
register the service in a memory based on execution of the first command by the first communication method;
receive, from the second information processing apparatus, a second request to switch from the first communication method to a second communication method,
wherein the second communication method is different from the first communication method;
receive a second command from the second information processing apparatus;
write, in the memory, a name of the registered service, wherein
the name is written in the memory based on execution of the second command, and
the memory includes a plurality of names of registered services;
identify, from the memory, the name of the registered service; and
control the display device to:
display the name of the registered service, wherein the name of the registered service is displayed based on the identification of the name of the registered service; and
display a portion of the plurality of names of the registered services in a layered manner.

US Pat. No. 10,433,129

ENHANCED DATA DOWNLOAD MECHANISM FOR POWER CONSTRAINED INTERNET OF THINGS DEVICES

1. An Internet of Things (IoT) device comprising:a processor; and
memory that stores instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to perform operations comprising
receiving, from an IoT file share server, a plurality of file chunks, wherein each file chunk of the plurality of file chunks is received in a single awake period of the IoT device, wherein each file chunk of the plurality of file chunks has a file chunk size that was calculated by the IoT file share server based, at least in part, upon a device type of the IoT device and a file size of an update file from which the plurality of file chunks are partitioned, and wherein the update file comprises an update for the IoT device,
combining the plurality of file chunks to complete the update file, and
sending the update file to an application layer of the IoT device for further processing.

US Pat. No. 10,433,128

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROVISIONING MULTIPLE DEVICES

Visa International Servic...

1. A method for provisioning payment account information that was previously provisioned and stored on a first device, to a second device, the method comprising:receiving, by a server computer from the second device, a message to initiate a provisioning process, after the second device interacts with the first device storing the payment account information through a local connection, and receives a first device identifier from the first device;
after receiving the message, generating, by the server computer, a validation code;
sending, by the server computer, the validation code to the first device, wherein the validation code is subsequently received by the second device from the first device through the local connection;
receiving, by the server computer, a provisioning request from the second device, wherein the provisioning request comprises interaction data comprising the validation code and a network identifier indicating a type of local connection that forms the local connection between the first device and the second device;
determining, by the server computer, that provisioning the second device with the payment account information is permitted based upon the interaction data comprising the validation code and the network identifier indicating the type of local connection that forms the local connection between the first device and the second device; and
initiating, by the server computer, provisioning of the second device with the payment account information associated with the first device, and causing the payment account information to be stored in the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,127

IN-VEHICLE RADIO FREQUENCY BAND MANAGEMENT SYSTEM AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREOF

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method of optimizing a frequency band by a vehicle controller, the method comprising:upon wirelessly connecting a new device to the vehicle controller, first determining a frequency characteristic of the new device;
second determining whether a frequency band is capable of being allocated to the new device in an available frequency band by using the determined frequency characteristic; and
when the frequency band is not capable of being allocated to the new device as the second determination result, readjusting a bandwidth occupied by one or more pre-connected devices to ensure a band to be allocated to the new device,
wherein the readjusting of the bandwidth includes shifting a position of a bandwidth occupied by at least one device of the one or more pre-connected devices on a frequency axis, and
wherein the shifting of the position of the bandwidth is performed by sequentially releasing connection with the at least one device and then performing reconnection.

US Pat. No. 10,433,126

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION BY USING V2X SERVICES IN A WIRELESS ACCESS SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of transceiving messages for public transportation by a Passenger Control Center (PCC) in a wireless access system, the method comprising:tracking vehicles in a coverage of the PCC;
transmitting a first message triggering a public transportation service to the tracked vehicles;
receiving a second message from one or more vehicles among the tracked vehicles including location information on each of the one or more vehicles;
receiving traffic situation information on the coverage of the PCC from a base station;
determining a candidate vehicle based on the location information and the traffic situation information; and
transmitting a third message to the candidate vehicle to pick up passengers at a specific location,
wherein the PCC is further configured to receive a fourth message including priority information for the public transportation, and determine the candidate vehicle based on the priority information, the location information and the traffic situation information, and
wherein the priority information includes a type of public transportation, a destination with a randomized error, a type of service, an anonymized current location of the passengers, and a temporary identification (ID) for a coming vehicle driver.

US Pat. No. 10,433,125

PORTABLE WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS ADAPTER

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. A portable wireless communications adapter comprising:a wireless antenna and wireless access point electronics configured to communicate wirelessly with a portable electronic device;
a wireless receiver configured to receive Wireless Avionics Intra-Communication (WAIC) communications over a WAIC frequency range between 4.2 gigahertz (GHz) and 4.4 GHz;
a wireless transmitter configured to send WAIC communications over the WAIC frequency range between 4.2 GHz and 4.4 GHz;
a location sensing module configured to:
determine a location of the portable wireless communications adapter relative to an interior of an aircraft based on WAIC communications received at the wireless receiver;
selectively enable the wireless transmitter to send WAIC communications in response to determining that the portable wireless communications adapter is located within the interior of the aircraft; and
selectively disable the wireless transmitter to prevent the wireless transmitter from sending WAIC communications in response to determining that the portable wireless communications adapter is not located within the interior of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,433,124

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SYNCHRONIZING WIRELESS SENSOR DEVICES CONNECTED TO A CONTROL PANEL DEVICE VIA MULTIPLE ACCESS POINT DEVICES

ADEMCO INC., Golden Vall...

1. A method comprising:an access point device periodically receiving a time signal from a control panel device and using the time signal to synchronize with the control panel device;
the access point device periodically transmitting a wireless beacon that includes a starting point of a temporal pattern alarm cadence and a timestamp of the access point device to a sensor device for use by the sensor device to synchronize with the access point device and to calculate a current phase of the temporal pattern alarm cadence by calculating a gap between the starting point of the temporal pattern alarm cadence and a first real time of a first local clock of the sensor device.

US Pat. No. 10,433,123

IMPACT PREVENTION USING MOBILE BEACONS

Industrial Scientific Cor...

1. A system, the system comprising:a receiving device associated with a user, the receiving device comprising:
a receiver adapted to receive a beacon broadcast from one or more of a plurality of beacons, the beacon broadcast comprising informational data and data regarding a range of relevance; and
a processor; and
an alarm,
wherein the processor makes a determination that the receiving device is within the range of relevance of a beacon of the plurality of beacons based on the data regarding the range of relevance, and wherein based on the determination, the alarm is activated.

US Pat. No. 10,433,121

METHOD FOR EQUIPMENT NETWORKING AND OUTPUTTING BY EQUIPMENT, AND EQUIPMENT

Beijing Xiaoniao Tingting...

1. A method for outputting by equipment, comprising:detecting, by equipment, first data characterizing a signal transmitted by wireless equipment when the wireless equipment approaches the equipment;
determining, by the equipment, whether a second pre-set condition is met by the first data characterizing the signal; and
in response to determining that the second pre-set condition is met by the first data characterizing the signal, generating, by the equipment, an output instruction, and outputting data according to the output instruction, detecting second data characterizing the signal transmitted by the wireless equipment, and determining whether a third pre-set condition is met by the second data characterizing the signal; and in response to determining that the third pre-set condition is not met by the second data characterizing the signal, generating an end instruction, and stopping outputting the data according to the end instruction, the signal indicates a frequency of the signal, wherein the determining that the second pre-set condition is met by the first data characterizing the signal comprises: determining that the second pre-set condition is met by the first data characterizing the signal in response to determining that a first frequency of the signal meets a pre-set frequency condition, wherein the determining that the third pre-set condition is not met by the second data determining that the third pre-set condition is not met by the second data characterizing the signal in response to determining that a second frequency of tire signal does not meet tire pre-set frequency condition.

US Pat. No. 10,433,120

NETWORK BROADCAST OF DATA TO INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) DEVICES USING A DEDICATED SYSTEM INFORMATION BLOCK (SIB) IN LONG TERM EVOLUTION (LTE) AND/OR FIFTH GENERATION (5G) NEXT RADIO NETWORKS

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
receiving, from a first user equipment, report data associated with an event;
based on an analysis of the report data, determining a geographical area where notification data related to the event is to be broadcast;
facilitating a transmission of the notification data via an access point device that is determined to have a coverage area that comprises a portion of the geographical area, wherein the notification data is to be transmitted via a system information block that has been dedicated to transfer Internet of things service data, and wherein the system information block is to be transmitted via a radio interface in a broadcast control channel; and
configuring a second user equipment located within the geographical area and served by the access point device to read the system information block.