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Communication system and method

Secure front-end interface

Method for communication and components in a communications network

Date/App# patent app List of recent Communications-related patents
08/21/14
20140237626
 Secure workflow and data management facility patent thumbnailSecure workflow and data management facility
Disclosed is a computer program that provides a secure workflow environment through a cloud computing facility, wherein the secure workflow environment may be adapted to (1) provide a plurality of users with a workspace adaptable to provide secure document management and secure communications management, wherein the users comprise at least two classes of user, including a participant and a subscriber, the subscriber having control authority within the workspace that exceeds that of the participant and the participant having control over at least some of the participants own interactions with the workspace, (2) maintain a secure instance of each communication provided by each of the users such that each communication can be managed, (3) maintain a secure instance of each document interaction provided by each user such that each interaction can be managed; and extending the secure workflow environment to the users through a secure network connection.. .
08/21/14
20140237614
 Communication system and method patent thumbnailCommunication system and method
There is provided a system, including a network that is defined by its novel approach to privacy, security and freedom for its users, namely privacy by allowing access anonymously, security by encrypting and obfuscating resources and freedom by allowing users to anonymously and irrefutably be seen as genuine individuals on the network and to communicate with other users with total security and to securely access resources that are both their own and those that are shared by others with them. Functional mechanisms that the system are able to restore open communications and worry-free access in a manner that is very difficult to infect with viruses or cripple through denial of service attacks and spam messaging; moreover, it will provide a foundation where vendor lock-in need not be an issue..
08/21/14
20140237561
 Secure front-end interface patent thumbnailSecure front-end interface
A secure front-end interface for a plc, rtu or similar device is disclosed. A first server is coupled to the plc via a communications link and is configured to receive status information from the device and transmit the information to a second server via a one-way data link.
08/21/14
20140237556
 Method for communication and components in a communications network patent thumbnailMethod for communication and components in a communications network
With a method for communication in a communication network, a subscriber is assigned an authorization level depending on the respective applicable scenario at the time when the authorization level is assigned for that subscriber in that communication network.. .
08/21/14
20140237551
 Systems and methods for identifying devices by a trusted service manager patent thumbnailSystems and methods for identifying devices by a trusted service manager
Embodiments of the disclosure provide systems and methods for identifying devices by a trusted service manager. According to one example embodiments of the disclosure, a method for identifying communications is provided.
08/21/14
20140237528
 Apparatus and method for use with a data stream patent thumbnailApparatus and method for use with a data stream
Telecommunications network and method an apparatus (201) comprises an interface (205) for receiving a data stream (203), for example a digital media data stream such as mpeg2-ts. The data stream (203) comprises a set of component parts (for example video, audio, subtitle), wherein one or more of the component parts further comprises a set of sub-component parts (for example a plurality of video, audio or subtitle sub-component parts, respectively).
08/21/14
20140237486
 Method and apparatus for inter-widget communication patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for inter-widget communication
Various methods are provided for facilitating inter-widget communications. One example method may include receiving a message from a first widget of a plurality of widgets for storage in a data file.
08/21/14
20140237393
 Shared virtual area communication environment based apparatus and methods patent thumbnailShared virtual area communication environment based apparatus and methods
Improved systems and methods for navigating and interacting in virtual communication environments are described. At least some of these systems and methods provide a framework that includes one or more virtual areas and supports realtime communications between the communicants.
08/21/14
20140237327
 Method, apparatus and system for testing network under ipsec mechanism patent thumbnailMethod, apparatus and system for testing network under ipsec mechanism
Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for testing a network under an ipsec mechanism, and relate to the field of wireless communications, so as to correct an error generated by a disorder of service data packet receiving during network testing under the ipsec mechanism. The method for testing a network under the ipsec mechanism includes: receiving a session request message, where the session request message contains information about a quantity of ipsec data packets and a sending time interval of the ipsec data packets; after a session is established with a sending end, receiving an ipsec data packet that carries testing information; and performing error detection for the received ipsec data packet according to the received testing information as well as the information about the quantity of ipsec data packets and the sending time interval of the ipsec data packets in the session request message..
08/21/14
20140237311
 System and method for sharing a communications link between multiple communications protocols patent thumbnailSystem and method for sharing a communications link between multiple communications protocols
A system and method for sharing a communications link between multiple protocols is described. A system includes a communications interface configured to exchange information with other systems using at least one of a plurality of protocols; a protocol select register that stores a value that selects a protocol from among the plurality of protocols to become an active protocol; and a state machine accessible to the communications interface, the state machine used to control the exchange of information through the communications interface according to the active protocol.
08/21/14
20140237296
Architecture for remote access to content state
Features are disclosed for facilitating remote access to the state of an application or content item currently executing or rendered on a user computing device. A connection between the user computing device and another computing device (or connections between the user computing device and an intermediary system, and between another computing device and the same intermediary system) may be established according to a bidirectional communication protocol.
08/21/14
20140237295
System and method for automating testing of computers
An application under test may be run in a test mode that receives a series of test scenarios and produces a set of test results under the control of a verification application. The verification application utilizes “typed-data” (i.e., data having known types that are associated with the data itself, e.g., xml-based data) such that a number of parameters can be set for each event and a number of result parameters can be checked for each result in at least one script.
08/21/14
20140237260
Telecommunications device security
A mobile terminal for use with a cellular or mobile telecommunications network includes a normal execution environment and a secure execution environment the mobile terminal enables the software of the terminal in the secure execution environment to be updated. The terminal may be provided with minimal software initially in the secure execution environment, and is operable to subsequently update the software by over the air transmission of software.
08/21/14
20140237240
Method and systems for the authentication of a user
A computer security system used to identify and authenticate a user. In one aspect, a method for identifying and authenticating a user is provided.
08/21/14
20140237239
Techniques for validating cryptographic applications
Disclosed are various embodiments for validating cryptographic applications. A cryptographic application is transmitted to a client device.
08/21/14
20140237229
Bluetooth device as security access key
This application is directed to a system for remotely directing a host device to perform an operation using a key. The key may include a communications circuitry for transmitting data, for example a key identifier or an instruction to perform an operation, within a personal area network created by the communications circuitry.
08/21/14
20140237138
Performance-based routing method and device
Embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of communications technologies, and disclose a performance-based routing method and device, which can implement exchange of a performance route by expanding a bgp protocol. A first pcr receives first performance routing information sent by a second pcr.
08/21/14
20140237125
Method, apparatus, and system for establishing device-to-device connection
The present invention discloses a method, an apparatus, and a system for establishing a device-to-device connection, and relates to the field of communications technologies. The method includes: obtaining, by a device-to-device d2d server, registration information of a first device needing to perform d2d communication; performing pre-matching for the first device according to the registration information of the first device to find a second device; and triggering an evolved node base enb to establish a d2d communication link between the first device and the second device.
08/21/14
20140237100
Managing communications for modified computer networks
Techniques are described for managing communications between multiple computing nodes, such as computing nodes that are part of a virtual computer network. In some situations, various types of modifications may be made to one or more computing nodes of an existing virtual computer network, and the described techniques include managing ongoing communications for those computing nodes so as to accommodate the modifications.
08/21/14
20140237078
Method and apparatus for managing content storage subsystems in a communications network
A method and apparatus for managing content storage subsystems in a communications network are disclosed. The communications network is equipped with a plurality of content storage subsystems.
08/21/14
20140237056
Collaborative composition of multimedia communications
Provided are methods and systems for providing personalized communications. An exemplary method can comprise determining an interest level in contributing to a media message for a recipient.
08/21/14
20140237047
Automated command and discovery process for network communications
The embodiments disclose a method for automatically communicating a command, received from a command server, to a set of nodes from a plurality of nodes on a network, executing the command on each node in the set of nodes and sending a response message from each node in the set of nodes to the command server indicating a type of executed action, wherein the set of nodes form a plurality of response messages.. .
08/21/14
20140237042
Enhanced notification for relevant communications
Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, computer program product, and system for providing a severity of a notification for a communication. A computing device determines a topic and associated information of a current activity, operating on the computing device.
08/21/14
20140237041
Automatic future meeting scheduler based upon locations of meeting participants
In a network that supports communications between client devices and at least one meeting server, a meeting request that includes one or more meeting constraints to be satisfied is monitored prior to scheduling or initiating a meeting between a plurality of meeting participants associated with respective client devices. At least one meeting constraint includes a location constraint that identifies a location for a client device associated with a meeting participant prior to scheduling or initiating the meeting.
08/21/14
20140237037
System and method for modeling and applying a people network representation
A system and method for applying a people network representation to aid contact between a member of an organization and a target individual selects a contact path between the member and the target supported by analysis of the level of interaction between members of the organization based on network communications of the organization. Level of interaction is analyzed using network communications that take into account the recentness and frequency of interactions, such as email, icq, or phone interaction.
08/21/14
20140237030
Methods, systems, and products for providing communications services
Methods, systems, and products provide communications services. A request for communications service is received.
08/21/14
20140236985
Using vacation automatic replies to enhance bulk marketing campaigns
Methods and systems may provide for identifying a first set of recipients associated with an away status. Additionally, the first set of recipients may be removed from a second set of recipients associated with a bulk communications campaign to obtain a third set of recipients, wherein a first message may be sent to the third set of recipients.
08/21/14
20140236982
Using vacation automatic replies to enhance bulk marketing campaigns
Methods and systems may provide for identifying a first set of recipients associated with an away status. Additionally, the first set of recipients may be removed from a second set of recipients associated with a bulk communications campaign to obtain a third set of recipients, wherein a first message may be sent to the third set of recipients.
08/21/14
20140236930
Operating system program launch menu search
An operating system program launch menu, such as a start menu, provides various mechanisms for a user to quickly and efficiently locate and launch desired data items such as programs, data files, storage locations, and the like. A search box within the program launch menu may be used to quickly locate programs, documents, communications, and other data items.
08/21/14
20140236924
Method for improving address book of mobile means
The invention pertains to the functioning of a mobile communications means and it broadens the method of information search in remote databases connected to telecommunications networks, to broaden the functional capabilities of the address book. According to the proposed method, a mobile communications means is used with built-in subscriber directory, having the capability of connecting to and exchanging data via internet with a remote server providing a search for subscriber contact data contained in a remote database.
08/21/14
20140236828
Systems and methods for secure and transparent cardless transactions
Systems, methods, and apparatus for handling and/or authorizing payment requests by a consumer for a transaction are provided. Payment information can be sent directly from a consumer to a non-merchant, thereby allowing no new entities to obtain the payment information.
08/21/14
20140236812
Communications network, computer system, computer-implemented method, and computer program product for providing a femtocell-based infrastructure for mobile electronic payment
In one aspect, the present application is directed to a communications network, a computer system, a computer-implemented method, and a computer program product for providing a femtocell-based infrastructure for mobile electronic payment. In an aspect, the communications network may include a mobile operator network; a local area in the mobile operator network, wherein the local area is under coverage of at least one femtocell; and a femtocell-based payment system connected to the mobile operator network, wherein the femtocell-based payment system is operable to provide mobile electronic payment via a user device recognized by the at least one femtocell within the local area and notified by the femtocell-based payment system..
08/21/14
20140236810
Method and system for determining most rewarding choice of payment at a point-of-sale
A system, method and computer program product for processing payments, including a server in an electronic device and/or a server in a remote location; a database in the electronic device and/or a database in a remote location coupled to the respective server; and an electronic device of a consumer coupled to the server over a communications network, wherein the server is configured to determine a payment option most advantageous to the consumer based on information stored in the database regarding a plurality of payment options available to the consumer, and the server is configured to display the most advantageous payment option to the consumer on the electronic device of the consumer.. .
08/21/14
20140236685
Methods and apparatus for conducting financial transactions
A method of establishing wireless communications between an interrogator and individual ones of multiple wireless identification devices, the method comprising combining tree search and aloha methods to establish communications between the interrogator and individual ones of the multiple wireless identification devices without collision. A system comprising an interrogator, and a plurality of wireless identification devices configured to communicate with the interrogator in a wireless fashion, the respective wireless identification devices having a unique identification number, the interrogator being configured to employ tree search and aloha techniques to determine the unique identification numbers of the different wireless identification devices so as to be able to establish communications between the interrogator identification and individual devices without ones of the multiple wireless collision by multiple wireless identification devices attempting to respond to the interrogator at the same time..
08/21/14
20140236635
Messaging within a multi-access health care provider portal
Embodiments are provided for securely messaging healthcare entities. In one scenario, a computer system receives an input from a user indicating that a message including text or other characters is to be securely transmitted to a specified healthcare entity.
08/21/14
20140236530
Systems and methods for measuring and rewarding activity levels
Systems and methods include a device and an algorithm for measuring adherence to various activity goals (e.g., time-based goals) and collecting ad-hoc game metrics using accelerometers or other sensors. Some embodiments can provide reduced computational, memory, or communications costs over conventional algorithms.
08/21/14
20140236469
Onboard map display of positions of other aircraft flying in the vicinity of an individual aircraft
Onboard an individual aircraft, a map showing aircraft flying in the vicinity of the individual aircraft is displayed on a monitor. Navigation satellite technology, such as gps, onboard the individual aircraft is used to determine the position of the individual aircraft.
08/21/14
20140236394
Methods and systems for aircraft data communications over heterogeneous connectivity
Methods and systems for communicating data between an aircraft and an off-board network are provided. The method includes pre-loading data for the aircraft onto a secure power unit, communicatively coupling the aircraft to the secure power unit, validating the aircraft at the secure power unit based on air traffic management information, absolute (gmt) time, and aircraft location data, and transferring data between the aircraft and the secure power unit based on the validation..
08/21/14
20140236391
Apparatus and method for controlling an unmanned vehicle
In one or more embodiments, an apparatus and method for operating an unmanned and autonomous vehicle includes a sensor management module configured to direct sensors as to what function they are to provide; a mission management module configured to provide execute function capabilities; an effects management module configured to provide launching and directing weapons to their target capabilities; a vehicle management module; a situation awareness management module configured to provide correlate sensor data of objects, threats, targets, geographic points of interest that the pilot requires in the immediate environment; a communications management module; an information management module configured to provide a database of intelligence-related data; a middleware module configured to interface with the sensor management module, the mission management module, the effects management module, the vehicle management module, the situation awareness management module, the communications management module, and the information management module.. .
08/21/14
20140236369
Method and apparatus for delivering power using external data
A control system for an energy storage system located behind a utility meter uses a unique, feedback-based, communication and control method to reliably and efficiently maximize economic return of the energy storage system. Operating parameters for the energy storage system are calculated at an external, centralized data center, and are selected to prevent electrical power demand of an electric load location from exceeding a specified set-point by discharging energy storage devices, such as dc batteries, through a bidirectional energy converter during peak demand events.
08/21/14
20140235353
Apparatus and methods of physical game components
Systems, apparatus, and methods relating to a physical object that are associated with a virtual game world are described. Some embodiments of the physical object have an in-game value within the virtual game world.
08/21/14
20140235292
Mobile communications radio receiver for multiple network operation
A mobile communications radio receiver for multiple radio network operation includes an rf unit for generating a first down-converted signal from a radio signal received from a first radio network and a second down-converted signal from a radio signal received from a second radio network. Further, the receiver includes a first receiving unit including a user data channel demodulator configured to demodulate a dedicated user data physical channel and a control channel demodulator configured to demodulate a common control data channel of the first radio network based on the first down-converted signal.
08/21/14
20140235291
Method and apparatus for over-the-air activation of neighborhood cordless services
A method for providing local cordless service comprises the steps of receiving subscriber neighborhood zone selection input so that a mobile telephone equipped subscriber may place or receive calls for a fixed rate, for example, per month without having to pay radio frequency air time charges any time they are located within their selected subscribed-to zones. If the subscribed-to zones are adjacent to one another and the mobile subscriber roans from one zone to another, the subscriber may continue their fee call uninterrupted and without paying air time charges.
08/21/14
20140235286
Continuous interface maintenance for group communications to a wireless communication device group
A system, method, and computer device that selectively maintain an open interface to a communication control device that is controlling wireless communication to at least one of a plurality of wireless communication devices that are in a communication group, such as a push-to-talk (ptt) group. In one embodiment, the wireless communication device registers at the communication control device, such as a base station controller, and at least one interface is established between the communication control device and another computer device on the wireless communication network, such as a broadcast a10 interface with a broadcast serving node (bsn).
08/21/14
20140235259
Controlling uplink transmit power in a plurality of basestations
A method for controlling uplink transmit power for a plurality of basestations in a mobile communications network is disclosed. The basestations may form a second layer within the network, and the network may comprise another plurality of basestations forming a first layer.
08/21/14
20140235246
Cell discovery method, device, and system
A cell discovery method, device, and system are disclosed, which relate to the radio communications field, so as to purposefully perform small-scale search and measurement, thereby improving the search efficiency and saving power. The method includes: after receiving first radio frequency information of a handover area and second radio frequency information reported by a user equipment served by a cell of a first base station, detecting, by the first base station, whether the second radio frequency information matches the first radio frequency information; if match, sending a measurement instruction message to the user equipment that reports the second radio frequency information, so as to instruct the user equipment to measure signal strength and/or signal quality of a cell at a frequency of a cell of a second base station or only of the cell of the second base station.
08/21/14
20140235244
Systems and methods for directing mobile device connectivity
Methods and systems are provided herein for selecting networks for a mobile communications device. Methods for selecting a network connection for a mobile communications device may include receiving signals that comprise location information of the mobile communications device and selecting a first network type or a second network type for the mobile communications device based upon a magnitude of movement of the mobile communications device determined from the location information, the first network type comprising a network that is capable of handing off active sessions for the mobile communications device, the second network type comprising a network that having a reduced capacity or no capacity to hand off active sessions for the mobile communications device..
08/21/14
20140235231
System of edge byte caching for cellular networks
The present invention is a method and system that reduces the amount of data traffic across communication links in a cellular network. In this system, the cellular device of a user receives and stores state information about a byte of data.
08/21/14
20140235227
Communication system, terminal, communication method and communication program
There is provided a relay server 20 relaying communications between terminals using an application. Each terminal 10 includes a voice call means 11 which performs a voice call process, and a voice call information transmission means 12 which, when the voice call process is performed by the voice call means 11, transmits to the relay server 20 a voice call status change notice inclusive of information for identifying the terminal 10 and indicative of voice call status having been changed, the transmission being performed by communication using the application.
08/21/14
20140235226
Method and apparatus for supporting machine-type communications with a mobile-originated-only mode
A method and apparatus for supporting machine-type communications (mtc) are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may configure itself to operate in a mobile-originated-only mode.
08/21/14
20140235221

The present invention relates to a processing method of a user equipment, including: detecting, by a user equipment in an active status, that user equipment capability of the user equipment has changed; and sending, by the user equipment, the changed user equipment capability of the user equipment to a base station. An embodiment of the present invention further provides a processing method of a mobility management entity, a user equipment, a mobility management entity, and a communications system.
08/21/14
20140235215
Internet based conferencing system
An internet-based conferencing system simulates the experience of citizens' band (cb) radio communications without the use of cb radio transceivers. Instead of direct rf links between participants, the cbi system employs a combination of user-resident application software, central server-based conferencing software, gps location data, and voice over ip (voip) technology.
08/21/14
20140235207
Method for cryptographically verifiable identification of a physical unit in a public, wireless telecommunications network
A method for identification of a physical unit (m) storing a secret identity (simei) and an open identity (imei) in memory in a physical unit (m); generating a first parameter (chv) in the testing device (p); sending an identity request (ir) with the first parameter (chv) from the testing device (p) to the physical unit (m); generating an electronic signature (sigt) by means of a first cryptographic function (f3) from the secret identity (simei) and at least the first parameter (chv) in the physical unit (m), and sending sigt and the open identity (imei) to the testing device (p); and identifying the physical unit (m) by a comparison of the electronic signature (sigt) sent and a corresponding electronic signature (sigv) in the generated testing device (p).. .
08/21/14
20140235196
Determining telecommunication subscriber metrics
Information associated with a communication is gathered at a switching point during the routing process to determine subscriber metric information associated with an active service identifier. The information relates to the originator of the communication and the target.
08/21/14
20140235194
Method and system for establishing an emergency call in a communications system
A method for establishing an emergency call between a user equipment within a radio coverage area and one of at least two points able to answer the call, the method comprising: receiving said emergency call request; determining a first estimate of the position of said user equipment within said coverage area; interrupting said call establishment by triggering a control point; and using the control point to select, based on said first position estimate, which one of said at least two answering points the call is established with.. .
08/21/14
20140235193
Method, apparatus, and system for handling an alarm event
A method, an apparatus, and a system for implementing alarm event handling. The method includes: acquiring, by a first nodeb enb, alarm event em information reported by a user terminal ue; sending, by the first enb, an em notification that includes the em information to at least one enb that needs to be notified of the em information, so that the at least one enb sends the em notification to a ue of the at least one enb; and sending, by the first enb, the em notification that includes the em information to a ue of the first enb.
08/21/14
20140235189
Clock multiplexing for baseband automatic frequency correction
A wireless communications system includes a clock module, a communications module, a receiver module, and a baseband module. The clock module is configured to generate a first clock reference.
08/21/14
20140235162
Wireless data communications
Near-field communication (nfc) is effected in a manner that ensures that messages are read. In accordance with one or more embodiments, an apparatus includes a nfc antenna, a nfc tag and a host connected to the nfc tag via both a data communication circuit and a field detection circuit.
08/21/14
20140233958
Uni-fiber lasercom terminal design
A method, system, and apparatus for a uni-fiber laser communications (lasercom) terminal are disclosed herein. The apparatus includes an oscillator to generate a first signal having a first wavelength, and a modulator to modulate the first signal.
08/21/14
20140233946
Replacing an existing network communications path with a new path using some exclusive physical resources of the existing path
In one embodiment, a replacement network communications path is determined using dedicated resources of an existing path. One or more network elements in a network determines a new communications path between a first network node and a second network node in the network while an existing communications path is currently configured in the network to carry traffic between the first and second network nodes.
08/21/14
20140233902
Intelligent patching systems and components thereof
A kit for providing intelligence capability to a communications frame includes: a housing having a central portion, pairs of upper members extending from opposite sides of the central portion, and a plurality of fingers extending away from each of the upper members; a rear cover attached to the housing, the cover having a central body, pairs of upper legs extending from opposite sides of the central body, and a plurality of fingers extending away from each of the upper members; and a pcb having a central section, pairs of upper members extending from opposite sides of the central section, and a plurality of fingers extending away from each of the upper members, the pcb being adapted for attachment to the housing and rear cover, with the central section being sandwiched between the central portion and the central body, the pcb upper members being sandwiched between the rear cover upper members and the housing upper members, and the pcb fingers being sandwiched between the rear cover fingers and the housing fingers. The pcb further comprises electronic circuitry configured to detect the presence or absence of a connector positioned between adjacent pcb fingers..
08/21/14
20140233783
Mobile communications device case
A case for a mobile communications device is provided that is configurable to take on at least two audio/audible configurations. The first audio/audible configuration is a handset configuration and the second audio configuration is a headphone/earphone/earbud configuration.
08/21/14
20140233757
Noisy environment communication enhancement system
A communication system enhances communications in a noisy environment. Multiple input arrays convert a voiced or unvoiced signal into an analog signal.
08/21/14
20140233737
Method and system for generating an identifier of a key
A method for generating an identifier of a key includes that: when a user equipment (ue) transfers from an evolved umts terrestrial radio access network (eutran) to a universal terrestrial radio access network (utran) or a global system for mobile communications (gsm), or an enhanced data rate for gsm evolved radio access network (geran), an identifier of a system key after transfer is generated by mapping an identifier ksiasme for an access security management entity, and a mobile management entity generates an identifier of a ciphering key (ck) and an integrity key (ik) by mapping the ksiasme, and then sends the generated identifier to a serving gprs support node (sgsn), when the ue transfers from the eutran to the utran, the sgsn stores the ciphering key, the integrity key and the identifier thereof, and when the ue transfers from the eutran to the geran, the sgsn assigns the value of the identifier of the ciphering key and the integrity key to an identifier of a ciphering key of the geran.. .
08/21/14
20140233733
Method of processing a data packet before transmission over a radio communications network, a method of processing a received data packet, and associated devices and systems
A method for processing a data packet before transmission over a radio communications network as a succession of waveforms transmitted at positions defined by hopping codes, which are time positions or frequency positions. The packet is transmitted over a communications channel of the network by a transmitter node to a destination node.
08/21/14
20140233670
Apparatus and method of differential iq frequency up-conversion
A balanced transmitter up-converts i and q baseband signals directly from baseband-to-rf. The up-conversion process is sufficiently linear that no if processing is required, even in communications applications that have stringent requirements on spectral growth.
08/21/14
20140233667
Method and apparatus for supporting management actions for very high throughput in wireless communications
A method and apparatus may be used in very high throughput (vht) wireless local area network (wlan) management actions. Management action frames such as vht action frames may be used to implement vht features in wlans.
08/21/14
20140233665
Communications terminal, and a method for selecting a transmit antenna for a transmission to a radio communications network
A communications terminal may include: a plurality of antennas; and a selection circuit configured to select at least one antenna of the plurality of antennas as a transmit antenna for a transmission to a radio communications network, wherein a selection of the transmit antenna may be based on a selection criterion.. .
08/21/14
20140233611
System and method for satellite link budget analysis (lba) optimization
A method of optimizing a link budget analysis comprising performing a first lba based on a target modulation and coding pair (modcod), the modcod having a symbol energy to noise density ratio (es/no), a target setting of a power amplifier, or a target antenna size, determining an excess margin and increasing or decreasing a maximum available modcod accordingly, iteratively performing a second lba, calculating a ratio of allocated bandwidth to peb and adjusting at least one of the modcod, amplifier power, and antenna size, summing a contribution to a final ratio of allocated bandwidth to peb of the plurality of communications links, accessing a look up table and selecting a new modcod or adjusting the amplifier size or antenna size is based on the ratio of allocated bandwidth to peb and altering one or more transmission or receiving parameters to apply the optimal modcod, amplifier size, or antenna size.. .
08/21/14
20140233608
Triplicate location tracking multiple access protocol of a beacon
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a here-i-am (hia) transmission on a first rf channel, a registration (reg) transmission on a second rf channel are repeated at least twice and followed by a location tacking messaging (loc) transmission on a third rf channel is operable to identify location between a network and beacons using a wireless communications channel that permits the beacons to be tracked by the network for location of the beacons.. .
08/21/14
20140233607
Triplicate telemetry multiple access protocol of a beacon
Systems, methods and apparatus are provided through which in some implementations a here-i-am (hia) transmission on a first rf channel, a registration (reg) transmission on a second rf channel are repeated at least twice and followed by a short-and-instant telemetry messaging (sim) transmission on a third rf channel is operable to exchange data between a network and beacons using a wireless communications channel that permits the beacons to access the network for identification of the beacons.. .
08/21/14
20140233586
Carrier sense multiple access (csma) protocols for power line communications (plc)
Systems and methods for carrier sense multiple access (csma) protocols for power line communications (plc) are described. In some embodiments, a method may include performing a virtual carrier sensing operation and, in response to the virtual carrier sensing operation indicating that a communication channel is idle, calculating a contention window.
08/21/14
20140233551
Acknowledgement (ack) type indication and deferral time determination
Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for indicating a type of response for acknowledging a protocol data unit. One example method for wireless communications by a first apparatus generally includes transmitting a physical layer convergence protocol (plcp) protocol data unit (ppdu) to a second apparatus and setting at least one bit in a plcp header of the ppdu to indicate a type of response expected from the second apparatus responsive to the transmitted ppdu..
08/21/14
20140233547
Systems and methods for implementing peer-to-peer wireless connections
Systems and methods are described herein for connecting related applications over a peer-to-peer network wireless connection using layer 2 communications protocols to initiate the connection between the applications. The layer 2 communications protocols include discovery frames that may be used to discover various types of systems available on a wireless network.
08/21/14
20140233544
Public land mobile network ("plmn") discovery communications in a wireless network
A mobile device may retrieve information about a network prior to associating with the network. For example, the information may be related to a public land mobile network (“plmn”) and compatibility with extensible authentication protocols (“eaps”)..
08/21/14
20140233535
Uplink transmission method and apparatus in carrier aggregation system
The invention discloses an uplink transmission method and apparatus in a carrier aggregation system and relates to the field of radio communications so as to address the issue of how to perform uplink transmission in a secondary cell when a base station configures a user equipment additionally with the secondary cell. In the invention, a user equipment selects, under a preset reference carrier selection rule, one of downlink carriers corresponding to cells having already eatablished downlink synchronization with a base station as a timing reference downlink carrier used by a secondary cell after the base station configures the user equipment additionally with the secondary cell; and the user equipment performs uplink transmission in the secondary cell according to downlink timing of the timing reference downlink carrier.
08/21/14
20140233528
Uplink channel for wireless communications
A transmission procedure for use in a communication system including a base station and one or more terminals. The base station transmits a signal to a terminal, and provides the terminal with possible characteristics of a further signal for transmission from the terminal to the base station, the possible characteristics including at least one of: one or more locations for transmission of the further signal in the time domain; and one or more locations for the transmission of the further signal in the frequency domain; and wherein transmission of the further signal from the terminal, with one or more characteristics selected by the terminal from the possible characteristics, indicates further information relating to the terminal..
08/21/14
20140233515
Method of resource scheduling used for machine type communications
The invention relates to a method of implementing resource scheduling for mtc devices, the base station assigns multiple machine type communication (mtc) devices to a group, and allocates to each device a sequence number of the group respectively, informs each corresponding device of the sequence number of the device, allocates a resource set for the group, and transmits indication information, indicating the resource set, to each device via broadcast signaling, wherein, the sequence number is used to indicate the resource, in the resource set, used by the device. A mtc device determines the resource, in the resource set, used by the device based on the sequence number.
08/21/14
20140233511
Method and arrangement for positioning a wireless device
A method in a network node and a network node with positioning functionality in a wireless communications network in a multi-carrier system are described. The network node enables positioning measurements for a wireless device in the multi-carrier system based on at least one capability indicator that identifies on which carrier frequencies positioning measurements in the multi-carrier system can be performed..
08/21/14
20140233510
Mobile communications network
Controlling data transfer between a mobile device and a data telecommunications network includes receiving a service request requiring a data transfer, determining at least one parameter requirement relating to the service request from a predefined profile, determining a network/user condition relating to one or more of the at least one parameters, comparing the one or more parameter requirements with the relevant network/user condition, and using the comparison to determine whether or not to proceed with the service request. Data transfer to and/or from a mobile device may be managed so that the network conditions, such as available signal strength and bearer type, are taken into consideration before proceeding with the data transfer.
08/21/14
20140233490
Method of detecting and handling an endless rlc retransmission
Disclosed is a radio (wireless) communication system providing a radio communication service and a terminal, and more particularly, to a method of effectively detecting and handling endless rlc retransmission so as to prevent endless rlc re-transmission occurring between the terminal and a network in an evolved universal mobile telecommunications system (e-umts) that has evolved from a universal mobile telecommunications system (umts) or a long term evolution (lte) system.. .
08/21/14
20140233485
Method and system for customizable flow management in a cellular basestation
A basestation used in a wireless communications system is disclosed. The basestation includes a plurality of flow management schedulers, wherein the base station receives an indication of function selection from an entity, and wherein the base station chooses for the entity one of the plurality of flow management schedulers according to the indication of function selection.
08/21/14
20140233478
Acknowledgement (ack) type indication and deferral time determination
Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for indicating a type of response for acknowledging a protocol data unit. One example method for wireless communications by a first apparatus generally includes transmitting a physical layer convergence protocol (plcp) protocol data unit (ppdu) to a second apparatus and setting at least one bit in a plcp header of the ppdu to indicate a type of response expected from the second apparatus responsive to the transmitted ppdu..
08/21/14
20140233474
Method, device and system for transmitting enhanced downlink control channel
The present invention discloses a method, a device and a system for transmitting an enhanced downlink control channel, which belong to the communications field. The method for sending an enhanced downlink control channel includes: presetting a multiplexing unit, where the multiplexing unit includes at least one resource block pair, and the at least one resource block pair includes e-pdcch resources and dm rs resources, and the e-pdcch resources include multiple control channel elements; sending at least one e-pdcch corresponding to at least one ue in at least one control channel element of the multiplexing unit, and sending the dm rs corresponding to the at least one ue.
08/21/14
20140233472
Contextual and predictive prioritization of spectrum access
A method for optimizing network spectrum utilization of a wireless communications network utilizing a radiofrequency spectrum includes determining, by a processor, spectrum resources at a location by determining the properties of the communication nodes and the utilization of bandwidth by all priority classes of user terminals in a defined area. Future geo-located contextual network needs for users terminals of a plurality of priority classes in the defined area is predicted by the processor based on historical profiles.
08/21/14
20140233471
Method and apparatus for initiating communications on a shared channel in a mobile communications system
A method and apparatus for initiating communications on a shared channel in a mobile communication system are provided. A user equipment transmits an uplink signal for requesting communications on the shared channel to a node b, and waits for a delay duration without monitoring a downlink after transmitting the uplink signal.
08/21/14
20140233466
Methods of interference measurement for advanced receiver in lte/lte-a
A method for communication in a wireless communications network is provided. The method comprises: transmitting, by a network element in a first cell, a first dmrs on a first dmrs port; transmitting, by the network element, a first pdsch on the first dmrs port; and transmitting, by the network, information indicating that the first dmrs port is used to transmit the first pdsch, and information about a second dmrs port that is not used to transmit the first pdsch but is used to transmit a second dmrs, wherein the first dmrs and the second dmrs are orthogonal to one another..
08/21/14
20140233463
Methods and apparatus for voice domain operation
Methods and apparatus for voice domain operation are described herein. One example method includes determining that an evolved universal mobile telecommunications system (umts) terrestrial radio access (e-utra) network is not preferred for voice service based on receiving a response message to a nas message via the e-utra network, wherein the response message to the non-access stratum (nas) message comprises an indication that no voice service is available, storing an identification of a first public land mobile network (plmn), wherein the first plmn is associated with the e-utra network that is not preferred for voice service, and avoiding selection of a second plmn's e-utra network when an identification of the second plmn matches the identification of the first plmn.
08/21/14
20140233458
Automatic ad-hoc network of mobile devices
A process for the automatic creation of ad-hoc networks between mobile devices in emergency and evacuation events. During an emergency or an evacuation event a command centre (20) issues a special emergency warning to mobile network operators, in response to which the operators broadcast over the mobile network (10) a trigger message to the mobile devices (11-14) that they service.
08/21/14
20140233457
Systems and methods of triggering interference mitigation without resource partitioning
Systems and methods for triggering interference mitigation at a wireless device in a cellular communications network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a node associated with a cellular communications network makes a determination to trigger interference mitigation at a wireless device based on a signal load in at least one interfering cell from which transmissions result in interference at the wireless device during reception from a desired cell, a relation between reference signals used in the desired cell and the at least one interfering cell, and a timing relation between at least one of a group consisting of: signals transmitted by the desired cell and the at least one interfering cell and signals received at the wireless device from the desired cell and the at least one interfering cell.
08/21/14
20140233455
Communication protocol preferences
Systems and methods for the management of communications related to telecommunications-based devices are provided. Telecommunications-based devices initiate requests to gateway computing devices corresponding to a radio communication network to establish data communications.
08/21/14
20140233453
Communication units and methods for relay-assisted uplink communication
A relay device is described for supporting communications between a terminal device and a base station, the relay device comprises: at least one receiver; and a control processor, operably coupled to the at least one receiver and arranged to: monitor a downlink communication from the base station to the terminal device; determine therefrom at least one uplink resource to be used by the terminal device; configure the at least one receiver to receive the at least one uplink resource; receive an uplink message on the at least one uplink resource; determine therefrom uplink control information used by the terminal device; modify the uplink message on the at least one uplink resource; and relay the uplink message to the base station.. .
08/21/14
20140233450
Multicasting within a wireless communications system
An access network determines to transmit multicast messages on a downlink shared channel. The access network receives a multicast registration message and a traffic channel request from at least one access terminal.
08/21/14
20140233447
Method and device for maneuvering talk groups to a new channel
A process for communicating with a plurality of push-to-talk (ptt) devices in a wireless network of ptt devices includes, at a first one of the ptt devices, responsive to detecting a change in selected channel, via a channel selector input, from the first channel to a second channel while a ptt input is activated: transmitting, to other ptt devices in a first talkgroup on the first channel, a notification that further transmissions by the ptt device will be made in the second channel, switching the transmitter from the first channel to the second channel, and transmitting further communications to the one or more other ptt devices in a second talkgroup on the second channel.. .
08/21/14
20140233442
Power management in distributed antenna systems (dass), and related components, systems, and methods
Power management in a distributed communications system, such as a distributed antenna system (das), that includes determining user activity at remote units of the das. When user activity in one or more remote units falls below or above a specified threshold, power usage by the one or more remote units is reduced or increased accordingly.
08/21/14
20140233440
Spectrum allocation system and method for multi-band wireless rf data communications
A dual band spectrum allocation system and method for wireless data communications uses discrete bands for upstream and downstream data communications. A preferred embodiment uses unlicensed unii bands for license-free data transmissions from a subscriber to a hub, and uses relatively interference free licensed bands for data transmissions from a hub to subscribers, thereby allowing use of greater bandwidth, simplifying system licensing and reducing filtering requirements for subscribers..
08/21/14
20140233437
Frame structure for filter bank multi-carrier (fbmc) waveforms
A unified frame structure for filter bank multi-carrier (fbmc) and orthogonal frequency division multiplexed (ofdm) waveforms may allow fbmc and ofdm frames to be communicated over a common channel without significant inter-frame gaps. The unified frame structure may set an fbmc frame duration to an integer multiple of an ofdm frame element duration to enable alignment of fbmc frames and ofdm frames in the time domain.
08/21/14
20140233430
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing targeted services to telecommunications network subscribers based on information extracted from network signaling and data traffic
Methods, systems, and computer readable media for providing targeted services to telecommunications network subscribers based on information extracted from network signaling and data traffic are disclosed. According to one aspect, the subject matter described herein includes a method for providing targeted services to telecommunications network subscribers based on information extracted from network signaling and data traffic.
08/21/14
20140233426
Locator resolution in communications networks
A set of globally-reachable attachment registers is provided for objects in an internetwork of interconnected communications networks. “objects” can be networks, hosts or terminals, or passive objects which themselves do not have a network interface.
08/21/14
20140233395
Energy-efficient wireless communications via feedback
Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for energy efficient communication based on feedback. A method may include sending a first message carried by a first wireless radio channel at a first predetermined energy level; receiving, in response to the first message, a second message carried by a second wireless radio channel; comparing the first message to the second message; sending a termination message, when the comparing indicates the first message and the second message match; and sending a portion of the first message at a second predetermined energy level, when the comparing indicates the second message contains at least one error when compared to the first message..
08/21/14
20140233384
Method and apparatus for receiving information from a communications network
A network element for communicating with a wireless communication unit is described. The network element comprises: a transceiver for communicating with the wireless communication unit; an interface for operably coupling to a data store; and a control processor.
08/21/14
20140233372
Real-time distributed network module, real-time distributed network and method therefor
A real-time distributed network module arranged to provide an interface between at least one master application and at least one real-time distributed network. The real-time distributed network module comprises a first communications component arranged to transmit and receive real-time distributed network data over at least a first real-time distributed network connection, at least one further communications component arranged to transmit and receive real-time distributed network data over at least one further real-time distributed network connection at least one master application interface component arranged to provide an interface to the at least one master application, and at least one configuration component arranged to perform mapping of communication channels between the first communications component, the at least one further communications component and the at least one master application interface component.
08/21/14
20140233356
Mobile communication watch utilizing projected directional sound
A watch worn by a user for interfacing with or integrated with a mobile communication device. The mobile communication device provides wireless communications with other communications devices.
08/21/14
20140233160
Load centers including position sensing circuits and related systems and sensing circuits
Electrical distribution panels are provided that are configured to receive a smart breaker. The electrical distribution panel includes a frame; at least one bus line coupled to the frame; a position sensing circuit associated with a breaker position of the electrical distribution panel, the position sensing circuit being configured to provide a unique electrical parameter associated with the breaker position; and a communications circuit coupled to the position sensing circuit and configured to communicate information pertaining to the unique electrical parameter to an external recipient when the smart breaker is positioned in the electrical distribution panel to provide an address for a device associated with the breaker position..


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