|| List of recent Beacon-related patents
| Locating user in distress through multiple transmitters|
Technologies are generally described for providing localized location information associated with users for emergency service purposes. A user device with wireless communication capabilities employing one or more technologies may initiate an emergency communication in one or more modalities upon triggering by the user or by an external trigger signal and activate beacon modes for one or more of the available wireless technologies transmitting periodic signals, one or more attributes of which such as period, modulation rate, frequency may be optimized.
| Systems and methods for formatting frames in neighborhood aware networks|
Systems and methods for formatting frames in neighborhood aware networks are described herein. One aspect of the subject matter described in the disclosure provides a method of communicating in a wireless neighborhood aware network (nan).
| Method and apparatus for medium access group assignment|
Systems and methods for implementing a medium access group assignment of stations (stas) are disclosed. An access point (ap) device may be configured to allocate a chosen beacon interval to a medium access group (mag).
| System and method for estimating the position and orientation of an object using optical beacons|
A system and method for determining the position and orientation of an object within an environment using optical beacons placed at known locations within the environment. The optical beacons are received by an imaging device mounted on the object to be positioned, the system derives the position and orientation of the object from data associated with the pixel locations of the beacons within images, the identity of the beacons within images, and the positions of the beacons within the environment.
| Signal timing coordination system for crosswalk beacons|
A signal or lighting system synchronizes the flashing of multiple signal or lighting assemblies. When one of the assemblies is triggered, it broadcasts a temporally staggered sequence of signals, each signal instructing the receiving assemblies to initiate flashing of their beacons a given countdown time after that particular signal is transmitted.
|Methods and arrangements to compress identification|
Logic to reduce the probability of hashing collisions via a single hash function. Logic may hash the service set identification (ssid) to generate a compressed ssid and determine multiple compressed ssid segments based upon the compressed ssid.
|Mitigating overlapping basic service set interference in smart grid networks|
Systems and methods for implementing a mitigation of overlapping basic service set (obss) interference are disclosed. Synchronization of access point (ap) devices may be based upon a transmission synchronization function (tsf) offset between the ap devices.
|Systems and for reducing interference in long-range wireless communication|
Systems, methods, and devices for communicating a compressed beacon are described herein. In some aspects, a method of receiving a long-range communication in a wireless network is provided.
|Method for transceiving reference signal in wireless access system and terminal therefor|
Disclosed are a method for transceiving reference signals in a wireless access system supporting carrier aggregation and a terminal therefor. Specifically, the method comprising the steps of: generating a beacon reference signal for estimating an uplink channel using an uplink reference signal; inserting the generated beacon reference signal into the last symbol of a subframe in an uplink frequency region; and transmitting the inserted beacon reference signal to a base station using a subframe that is equivalent to a demodulation reference signal..
|Methods and arrangements for short beacon frames in wireless networks|
Embodiments provide a new short beacon frame format and its operation with full beacon frame transmissions for wireless communications devices. Many embodiments comprise a medium access control (mac) sublayer logic to build frames comprising the short beacon frame for a first communications device.
|Mobile node group formation and management|
The subject disclosure is directed towards mobile network management by reducing energy consumption and increasing a lifetime of one or more nodes. By determining a beacon listening duration and a beacon listening period in response to an energy budget, each node may minimize or reduce latencies associated with node discovery and/or node group maintenance.
|Ue beaconing using rach transmissions for small cells|
A method of beacon detection performed by a small cell device includes: exchanging beacon parameters with a user equipment (ue); entering a low power mode after exchanging the beacon parameters with the ue; receiving, from the ue, a beacon in a random access channel (rach) preamble containing the beacon parameters while in the low power mode; entering a high power mode in response to receiving the beacon; and associating with the ue while in the high power mode. The method of beacon detection allows a small cell device to transition from a low power mode to a high power mode in an efficient manner.
|Filtering of wi-fi physical layer measurements|
A station (sta) can receive messages (e.g., beacon frames) at a regular interval, and perform measurements on the received messages. The sta maintains a running average of recent measurement values, and updates the running average after each new measurement interval.
|Systems and methods for tracking assets using associated portable electronic device in the form of beacons|
The last known location of a beacon associated with an asset can be determined based on the beacon's last communication with a data network. A beacon can be set up to communicate its location to or through a server to a second client used for locating and tracking the beacon after the beacon obtains a wireless data network connection and registers its most recent location with the server.
|Marine emergency position indicating system|
A marine emergency position indicating system that can communicate wirelessly between beacon and search engine is provided. When someone carrying the beacon falls into the water, power supply of the beacon opens through drowning automatic switch or manual switch, therefore the beacon can emit wireless sos signals out.
|Methods, devices and systems for initiating, forming and joining memberships in distributed computing systems|
A computer-implemented method of deploying a membership of nodes in a distributed computing system may comprise selecting nodes to be part of a membership of nodes; creating a membership task identifying a membership creator node as the node that is creating the membership and comprising a membership target identifying at least one node of the distributed computing system that is to become a member of the membership; and creating a beacon configured to send a create membership message to each identified node, the create membership message comprising at least an identity of the membership task and an identification of the membership. Upon receiving a response from a node in the membership target, the node from which the response was received may be removed from the beacon.
|Wireless provisioning a device for a network using a soft access point|
A computing device for provisioning a wireless device for connection to a wireless network via a legacy access point. The wireless device supports a wireless protected setup protocol for obtaining the network profile of the network.
|Wga sta power saving|
This invention relates to switching power saving modes and rescheduling communication frames for various periods of a beacon interval (bi) defined under wga draft specification 0.8 for the personal basic service set (pbss) and infrastructure bss to achieve further power savings and other advantages. Stations can be awake during a contention-based period (cbp) if it is in active state and can schedule frames during a service period (sp) to allow the assigned receiver to transmit to the assigned initiator.
|Method and apparatus for power saving in personal area networks|
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of reducing power consumption in a wireless network device, comprising determining a duration prior to a beacon being received by the device; comparing the duration against a predetermined value; and adjusting a duration of a sleep period in response to the comparison.. .
|Methods and arrangements for traffic indication mapping in wireless networks|
Embodiments may implement a hierarchical data structure for traffic indication mapping. Many embodiments facilitate establishing a number of pages and a number of blocks per page in a bitmap structure.
|Warning lighting system using led beacon arrays with a single master power supply|
The present disclosure is directed to an obstruction lighting system for an elevated structure. In one embodiment, the obstruction lighting system for the elevated structure includes two obstruction light beacons that provide at a light output, wherein each one of the two obstruction light beacons comprises a plurality of light emitting diodes (leds) and at least one optic, wherein each one of the two light beacons provides at least a 180 degree light output in a horizontal direction for being operated together to provide a combined 360 degree light output in a horizontal direction..
|Coverage robot docking station|
A coverage robot docking station includes a base having a robot receiving surface. The base defines a power receptacle for receiving a power supply.
|Method and apparatus for monitoring led beacon lights|
The present disclosure is directed to a method, computer-readable medium and apparatus for monitoring a plurality of light emitting diode (led) light banks for each one of a plurality of led beacon lights. In one embodiment, the method includes determining an amount of ambient light, selecting an operating mode for each one of the plurality of led beacon lights based upon the amount of ambient light, determining a value of a threshold for the operating mode that is selected, receiving a light output value of each one of the plurality of led beacon lights, comparing the light output value of each one of the plurality of led beacon lights to the predetermined value of the dynamic threshold and generating an alarm when the light output value of any one of the plurality of led beacon lights falls below the predetermined value of the dynamic threshold..
|Dns wildcard beaconing|
Dns wildcard beaconing. In one embodiment, for example, a computer-implemented method comprises: receiving a network request from a resolver to resolve a hostname, the network request from the resolver comprising a network address of the resolver, the hostname comprising a unique wildcard portion; storing first data representing an association between at least the unique wildcard portion and the network address of the resolver; receiving a network request from a client for a resource, the network request from the client comprising a network address of the client and at least the unique wildcard portion; storing second data representing an association between at least the unique wildcard portion and the network address of the client; based on the first data and the second data, associating the client with the resolver; and storing third data representing the association between the client and the resolver..
|Automatic updating of aggregations for aggregating data|
In one embodiment, a method receives a specification for aggregating data from processing of beacons. A beacon is associated with an event occurring at a client while a user is interacting with a web application and including unstructured data.
|Using neighboring access points to provide client device location data|
Techniques are presented to determine a location of a wireless client device operating in a wireless local area network. A beacon report request action frame is sent to a wireless client device, where the request frame is configured to cause the wireless client device to transmit a broadcast probe request frame.
|Umts reselection performance in small cell systems|
A beacon cell adapted for use in a small cell ran includes dual identities—a beacon identity and a regular or “live” identity—in which the identities are individually configured to address differing performance requirements in the small cell ran. The beacon identity in the cell is specially configured to meet the performance requirements for mobile user equipment (ue) to be able to quickly and easily move from a macrocell base station in a mobile operator's network to the small cell ran using a process called “reselection.” the live identity is configured to meet all requirements for service to be provided to the ue within the small cell ran.
|Access points to provide event notifications|
An access point is to provide a wireless beacon packet via a wireless communication. The wireless beacon packet is to include an event notification in response to an indication of a need for the event notification..
|Data communication method in non-beacon wireless network and non-beacon wireless network communication system|
The present invention relates to a data communication method in a non-beacon wireless network and a non-beacon wireless network communication system. In accordance with an embodiment of the present invention, a data communication method in a non-beacon wireless network including: checking whether a coordinator uses a channel or not by a first end node; transmitting a first control information message including its id and data size to the coordinator after checking whether the channel is busy or not by the first end node; broadcasting broadcast_ack information including the id and the data size by the coordinator receiving the first control information message; and transmitting first transmit_data to the coordinator by the first end node receiving the broadcast_ack information, wherein the data size is the size of the first transmit_data is provided.
|Methods and apparatus for rapid and cost effective testing of wireless systems|
Apparatus and methods for rapid, cost effective testing of wireless systems. In one embodiment, a unit under test (uut) is tested by a test “server”.
|High-accuracy and low-power tracking system for mobile devices|
An electronic device for wirelessly tracking the position of a second electronic device is disclosed. The electronic device includes transceiver circuitry having a beacon generator to generate a beacon at a particular frequency and direction.
|Methods and systems for detecting a gun and/or bullet within one's vicinity via an electronic device and connecting to a social network|
A loaded weapon notification system is presented including a weapon having a frame, a barrel connected to the frame, and a magazine mechanically cooperating with the frame and at least one projectile configured to be stored within the magazine of the weapon. The loaded weapon notification system further includes an electronic beacon non-removably incorporated within the weapon and/or the projectile, the electronic beacon configured to emit at least one signal to be received by at least one electronic device located within a predetermined range of the weapon and/or projectile.
|Methods and systems for detecting a gun and/or bullet within one's vicinity via an electronic device|
A projectile is presented including a casing, a propellant, and a primer configured to ignite the propellant. The projectile also includes an electronic beacon incorporated within the casing of the projectile, the electronic beacon configured to emit at least one signal to be received by at least one electronic device located within a pre-established vicinity of the projectile.
|System and method for terminal-group based harq for cellular integrated d2d communications|
System and method embodiments are provided to support network communications with groups of ues. The embodiments include a two-level group-based hybrid-automatic repeat request (harq) mechanism and acknowledgement (ack)/negative ack (nack) feedback.
|Incandescent socket connector havingbeacon module for indoor positioning, andindoor positioning system using the same|
An incandescent socket connector having a beacon module for indoor positioning and an indoor positioning system using the same are provided. The incandescent socket connector includes a power supply unit, an ac/dc converter, and an indoor positioning beacon module.
|Methods and devices for detection of context when addressing a medical condition of a patient|
Methods and devices detect context related to a patient when monitoring a physiological condition of the patient and/or when applying one or more modes of therapy. The context may be a patient context such as posture or an environmental context such as ambient conditions.
|Dynamic access point based positioning|
A wireless device that includes an access point (ap) scanner, a transceiver, and a controller coupled to the ap scanner and transceiver. The ap scanner is configured to scan wireless network channels utilized by one or more aps to transmit data packets, probe responses, and beacons.
|Wireless devices, network node and methods for handling relay assistance in a wireless communications network|
A method in a second wireless device for handling relay assistance from a first wireless device in a wireless network is provided. The second wireless device sends (202) a first beacon signal to the first wireless device, which first beacon signal advertises that the second wireless device needs relay assistance in a radio communication, and/or the second wireless device receives (203) a second beacon signal from the first wireless device, which second beacon signal advertises that the first wireless device provides relay assistance in a radio communication in the wireless network.
|System and method for improved communication on a wireless network|
Systems and methods for wireless communication are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes generating, by an apparatus, a first message comprising a first indicator indicating a number of beacon intervals that each have a window during which one or more devices are permitted to communicate with the apparatus; and transmitting, by the apparatus, the first message..
|Usage of beacon for location based security|
A system for location based security which includes a plurality of receivers. Each of the receivers determines times of arrival of received time varying signals.
|Asymmetric channels in power line communications|
Apparatus (and related methods) for a power line communication network include a processor configured to receive beacons over a communication interface. The processor determines a link quality indicator (lqi) for each received beacon and ignores the beacons for at most a predetermined maximum number of beacon receptions when each lqi is below a threshold.
|System and method for improved communication on a wireless network|
Methods and apparatus for wireless communication are disclosed. In one aspect, a method includes generating, by an apparatus, a message indicating a start time of a window during which one or more devices are permitted to communicate with the apparatus, the start time being based on an absolute time reference; and transmitting, by the apparatus, the generated message.
|Method for calibrating listen duration and listen interval and control module thereof|
A method for calibrating a listen duration and a listen interval and a control module thereof are provided. The method is suitable for being applied in a wireless device and monitoring beacons transmitted by a wireless access point (ap) within a wireless transmission range to calibrate the listen duration and the listen interval.
|Method of synchronizing a display device, method of synchronizing an eyeglass device, and method of synchronizing the display device with an eyeglass device|
A method of synchronizing a display device is presented. The method of synchronizing the display device according to various embodiments includes the steps of: receiving a message from an eyeglass device and confirming the eyeglass device that is to perform synchronization based on the received result; transmitting transmission timing information on a beacon packet having a control signal of the eyeglass device to the eyeglass device; and transmitting the beacon packet to the eyeglass device according to the transmission timing information..
|Fire detector having beacon module forindoor positioning, and indoor positioningsystem using the same|
A fire detector having a beacon module for indoor positioning and an indoor positioning system using the same are provided. The fire detector includes a power supply unit, an ac/dc converter, an indoor positioning beacon module, and a fire detection unit.
|Emergency exit sign having beacon modulefor indoor positioning, and indoorpositioning system using the same|
An emergency exit sign having a beacon module for indoor positioning and an indoor positioning system using the same are provided. The emergency exit sign includes a power supply unit, an ac/dc converter, an indoor positioning beacon module, an led lamp, and a charger.
|Way finder using proximity events|
A system adapted to provide a way finder throughout a facility is described. The system includes an array of sensors, each sensor in the array adapted to transmit a wireless beacon signal, the beacon signal including a sensor id associated with the sensor; at least one mobile device adapted to receive the wireless beacon signal from a particular sensor from the array of sensors and generate a request for a route to a destination; and a server adapted to receive the request and generate the route based on a location of the particular sensor and a location of a destination..
|Beacon detection structures, systems and processes for interference testing|
A receiver is provided that receives signals from a device under test (dut) for one or more modes of operation. For each mode, the system detects beacon transmission signals from the dut, and counts the number of beacons for a period of time.
|Beaconing mode for wireless communication|
Embodiments of the present invention are directed to facilitating apparatus interaction. In at least one example embodiment of the present invention, apparatuses may comprise both triggered communication activities and automated communication activities.
|Methods, wireless communication station, and system for wlan channel selection through beacon requests|
Embodiments of a user station (sta) and methods for wlan channel selection through beacon requests are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a sta requests that an access point (ap) transmit a beacon signal on a first sub-band.
|Apparatus, system and method of simultaneous connectivity to location origin transceivers|
Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of simultaneous connectivity to location origin transceivers. For example, a transceiver may be configured to simultaneously maintain a plurality of simultaneous media-access-control (mac) layer connections with a plurality of location origin beacon transceivers (lobts), and to communicate wireless communication signals with the plurality of lobts via the plurality of simultaneous mac-layer connections..
|Marine navigation beacon|
A marine navigation beacon comprises a first module and a second module disposed within a housing. The first module is configured to transmit a signal having a frequency of less than 1 ghz.
|Flexible broadcast system and method|
Broadcasts over designated bands of the radiofrequency spectrum allow for flexible use of the spectrum as well as for the receipt of return signals from receivers. To obtain return signals, information indicating one or more return channels and/or one or more return time windows may be sent with the broadcast transmission.
|Systems and methods for collecting vehicle evidence|
Systems and methods to request and collect evidence elements from one or more evidence systems responsive to a triggering event are disclosed. An evidence request beacon may be generated based at least in part on information associated with the triggering event.
|Mobile robot system and method of controlling the same|
A method of controlling a mobile robot system is provided. The method includes at a mobile robot, transmitting a signal while traveling in a traveling region, at a beacon, receiving the signal transmitted from the mobile robot over 360 degrees and determining whether the mobile robot has approached the beacon, at the beacon, transmitting a response signal to the mobile robot if the mobile robot has approached the beacon, and at the mobile robot, performing avoidance navigation to prevent collision with the beacon when the mobile robot receives the response signal of the beacon..
|System for providing information and associated devices|
A system for providing locality information to a user is disclosed. The system comprises at least one magnetic field beacon.
|Device and system for providing current information for a geographic point of interest|
A computer-based system manages and communicates the identity, attributes, and current state of a geographic point of interest. The system includes a beacon device and a distributed data network.
|Reduced power wireless wake on connection|
An aspect provides a method, including: receiving, at a low power wireless communication subsystem of an information handling device, a beacon from a wirelessly connectable device; determining, with the low power wireless communication subsystem, if the received beacon warrants executing a communication protocol; in response to determining the received beacon warrants executing a communication protocol, powering on a main system component and a higher power wireless communication subsystem; and establishing a wireless connection between the higher power wireless communication subsystem and the wirelessly connectable device. Other aspects are described and claimed..
|Wireless wide area network characteristics indicated over a wireless local area network|
What is disclosed is a method of operating a communications system. The method includes transferring a wireless local area network (wlan) beacon signal from a wireless transceiver, where the wlan beacon signal comprises packets identifying the wlan.
|Systems and methods for beaconing and management in bandwidth adaptive wireless networks|
Systems and methods for beaconing and management in bandwidth adaptive wireless networks are disclosed. The present invention relates to bandwidth allocation for access points and, more particularly, to bandwidth allocation for access points in wireless networks.
|Access and power management for centralized networks|
A system and method for managing power in a subnet having a hub in communication with one or more nodes is disclosed. The hub and nodes communicate using one or more non-contention access methods, such as scheduled, polled or posted access.
|Methods and arrangements for channel access in wireless networks|
Embodiments may define traffic priorities to facilitate transmissions for wireless communications devices. Many embodiments comprise mac sublayer logic to generate and transmit management frames such as beacon frames, association response frames, reassociation response frames, and probe response frames with an access category for low power consumption stations or sensor stations comprising a parameter record defining a contention window that is the earliest contention window to open amongst contention windows defined for the access categories for traffic.
|Method, apparatus, and computer program product for signaling for sectorized beam operation in wireless networks|
Method, apparatus, and computer program product embodiments configure channel access windows in overlapping network environments. An example method embodiment comprises: transmitting, by an access node, a measurement request to an associated wireless device, to perform measurements of signals received from other access nodes to which the device is not associated, the device being a member of a group of devices based on transmission by the access node to the device, of a directional beacon frame; receiving from the device, a measurement response comprising information on a directional message with an access node identifier of another access node to which the device is not associated; and determining a time window that may be used by devices that are members of the group, for transferring data between members of the group and the access node, based at least partly on the measurement response..
|Centralized dispatching of application analytics|
A method may include, in a computing device comprising at least one processor and a memory, generating at least one information beacon from each of a plurality of applications installed on the computing device. Each information beacon may include application analytics data associated with a corresponding application while the corresponding application is running on the computing device.
|Content publishing systems and methods|
A system for publishing digital content is described which, in one embodiment, includes a beacon device associated with a first user configured to transmit identification information and information indicating its current position. A browsing device includes a display configured and adapted to display to a second user a representation of a local geographical area, and to selectively display to the second user content information associated with the first user, based at least in part on whether the location of the beacon device is within the local geographical area..
|Method for selecting and establishing a d2d communication path in mtc capillary networks|
A method for selecting and establishing a device-to-device (d2d) communication path in mtc capillary network, to be executed on an mtc device, is provided, including receiving a paging request; piggybacking the paging request into a probe/beacon signal and sending said probe/beacon signal piggybacked with said paging request to an mtc gateway, when said mtc device being configured to use said mtc gateway; determining a d2d link quality and report result to an enb connected to said mtc gateway, when receiving a probe/beacon signal without paging response from said mtc gateway; and when receiving a probe/beacon signal with paging response from said mtc gateway: setting up a d2d communication link, when said received response indicating said probe/beacon signal with paging request being accepted, or, setting up a direct cellular connection when said received response indicating said probe/beacon signal with paging request being rejected.. .
|Method for channel switching in wireless communication system and apparatus therefor|
The present invention provides a method for switching an operating channel of a device in a wireless personal area network (wpan) system, and an apparatus therefor. Specifically, the method includes the steps of: setting an association with a first frequency band coordinator; receiving channel switching information from the first frequency band coordinator; channel switching to a second frequency-band channel using the received channel switching information; and setting an association with a second frequency band coordinator, wherein the channel switching information includes a residual time with a time limit which channel switches from a first frequency band to a second frequency band, an operating channel in the second frequency band, and a prearranged transmission time of a beacon frame in the operating channel in the second frequency band..
|Method, apparatus, and computer program product for optimized discovery between mobile devices|
Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments enable optimized discovery between mobile devices. In example embodiments, a method comprises transmitting, by a wireless device, a periodic beacon message, the beacon message including an indication that the wireless device is currently unconnectable and indicating a next awake period and response opportunity for connecting the wireless device; entering, by the wireless device, a sleep state until the next awake period; awaking from the sleep state for transmitting the periodic beacon message and determining whether the awake period contains a response opportunity; and when determining that the awake period contains a response opportunity, remaining in an awake state for listening for responses to the periodic beacon message..
|Method and device for offering database access in wireless communication system|
The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more specifically, to a method and device for offering database access. According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method in which a first station (sta) accesses a database (db) through a second sta includes the steps of: receiving a beacon or enabling signal in a first sta, operating as a dependent sta, from a second sta, operating as an enabling sta; operating a link setup of the second sta; and accessing the db through a link with the second sta..
|Systems and methods for power conservation in wireless networks|
Systems and methods are disclosed that are directed to an access point for supporting multiple basic service sets (bsss), such that the access point is configured to transmit an uninterrupted sequence of beacons for each of the bsss followed by one or more groups of multicast frames. In one aspect, the access point may send multicast frames for each of the bsss after the sequence of beacons.
|Methods and apparatus for cooperating between wireless wide area network radios and wireless local area network radios|
A method of wireless communication includes communicating using a first radio based on a first radio technology; configuring a second radio based on a second radio technology different from the first radio technology to assist the first radio with a first-radio operation; and performing at least a portion of the first-radio operation at the second radio. The first-radio operation includes at least one of multiple subscriber identity module (sim) page monitoring and page/data processing, higher order diversity data acquisition and processing, interference measurement and management, e-utran cell global identifier (ecgi) determination and reporting, a reference signal time difference (rstd) measurement, beacon detection for small cell identification, a minimization of drive test (mdt) measurement, and a speed estimation measurement.