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04/10/14
20140099974
 Apparatus and method for measuring indoor position of terminal and providing terminal with path guidance on basis of femtocell patent thumbnailnew patent Apparatus and method for measuring indoor position of terminal and providing terminal with path guidance on basis of femtocell
Provided are an apparatus and method for measuring an indoor position of a terminal and providing the terminal with path guidance on the basis of a femtocell. The apparatus for measuring an indoor position of a terminal on the basis of a femtocell includes a femtocell base station including a plurality of sensor transmitters respectively transmitting sensor signals for locating the terminal so that the terminal receives the sensor signals and a sensor controller controlling operation of the sensor transmitters, and the terminal configured to receive the sensor signals from the plurality of sensor transmitters, find which sensor transmitters the sensor signals have been transmitted from, and calculate distances between the sensor transmitters having transmitted the sensor signals and the terminal..
03/27/14
20140086163
 Wi-fi access point and system for establishing data transmission channel patent thumbnailWi-fi access point and system for establishing data transmission channel
A wi-fi access point (ap) is provided. The wi-fi ap includes a femtocell signaling interface, a wan interface, a wi-fi ap radio access interface, and a controller sub-system.
03/20/14
20140080491
 Beacon timeslot allocation patent thumbnailBeacon timeslot allocation
Beacon transmissions by access points (e.g., femtocells) are controlled in an attempt to increase the number of beacons seen by the access terminals in the vicinity of the access points. In some aspects, interference between beacons is reduced by, for example, scheduling beacon transmissions of neighboring access points at different times.
03/20/14
20140080476
 Method for interference coordination of femtocells, femtocell and user terminal equipment patent thumbnailMethod for interference coordination of femtocells, femtocell and user terminal equipment
The present invention proposes a femtocell interference coordination method, a femtocell and a user terminal equipment in a macro-femtocell deployment scenario. The key point of this invention is to stimulate a user terminal of the macrocell to initiate a random access request to a femtocell defined by a “closed subscriber group”.
03/20/14
20140079025
 System and method for providing extending femtocell coverage patent thumbnailSystem and method for providing extending femtocell coverage
Femtocell coverage can be extended across a coverage area by providing a cluster of femtocell access points (faps). Each fap is independently registered with a core network and provisioned with a location area code common to each fap.
03/13/14
20140073343
 Centralized management for pilot pollution mitigation in small cell networks patent thumbnailCentralized management for pilot pollution mitigation in small cell networks
A small cell (e.g., femtocell) in a wireless communication may determine a set of wireless signal measurements for a plurality of small cells causing pilot cell pollution within a coverage area. The small cell may determine an adjustment of a transmission parameter of the small cells for reducing the pilot cell pollution, and transmit the adjustment to the small cells.
03/13/14
20140073334
 Interference coordination in heterogeneous networks patent thumbnailInterference coordination in heterogeneous networks
A device establishes a connection with a user equipment (ue) via a macrocell associated with the device, and provides, to a femto device within range of the macrocell, information identifying resource blocks to allocate to the ue when the ue enters into a femtocell generated by the femto device. The femto device provides the information to the ue when the ue enters into the femtocell.
03/06/14
20140066083
 Base station with coordinated multiple air-interface operations patent thumbnailBase station with coordinated multiple air-interface operations
Base stations with coordinated multiple air-interface operations are provided. In some embodiments, multi-mode base station (bts) systems operate with different air-interfaces, functionality, or configurations in a coordinated manner.
02/13/14
20140045505
 Inbound handover for macrocell-to-femtocell call transfer patent thumbnailInbound handover for macrocell-to-femtocell call transfer
A system and methodology that facilitates macrocell-to-femtocell handovers during an on-going communication session by augmenting a neighbor list with femtocell data is provided. Moreover, the femtocell data associated with a set of femtocells that the a user equipment (ue) is authorized to access is added to a neighbor list.
02/13/14
20140044223
 Rake receiver patent thumbnailRake receiver
There is provided a rake receiver for a femtocell base station, the rake receiver being for use in receiving a multipath signal, the rake receiver comprising a plurality of fingers, and wherein the rake receiver is adapted to assign multiple fingers to the same path in the multipath signal.. .
02/06/14
20140038627
Method for distributed interference coordination in a femtocell environment
Distributed inter-cell interference coordination in a communications system can include: at one other femtocell system, sending channel quality information of a subordinate device communicating with the other femtocell system to the first femtocell system; receiving the channel quality information of the at least one other femtocell system at the first femtocell system; estimating an influence of a use of a resource on the communications system at the first femtocell system according to the channel quality information received by one or more of the at least one other femtocell system; and determining at the first femtocell system whether to use the resource.. .
02/06/14
20140038599
Wireless femtocell setup methods and apparatus
Methods and apparatus that enable a wireless femtocell to operate in its designated frequency so as to minimize interference between the wireless femtocell and neighboring base stations (and other femtocells or nomadic cells). In one exemplary embodiment, the femtocell cell comprises a umts (universal mobile telecommunications system) femtocell which has the ability to scan the air interface in a manner similar to that associated with a ue in order to identify unallocated resources within the wireless network, and subsequently request access for the unallocated resources.
02/06/14
20140038595
Femtocell communication system, apparatus, control method, and program
A femtocell base station has a determination means and a transmission means. The determination means, upon receiving a location update request message from ue (user equipment), determines whether a first message that prompts the ue to again attempt a location update should be transmitted to the ue, whether a second message that prompts the ue to divert to another network should be transmitted to the ue, or whether a third message that notifies the ue that the location update request is accepted should be transmitted to the ue.
02/06/14
20140038565
Femtocell communication system, apparatus, control method, and program
A femtocell base station has a determination means and a transmission means. The determination means, upon receiving a location update request message from ue (user equipment), determines whether a first message that prompts the ue to again attempt a location update should be transmitted to the ue, whether a second message that prompts the ue to divert to another network should be transmitted to the ue, or whether a third message that notifies the ue that the location update request is accepted should be transmitted to the ue.
01/30/14
20140029519
Wireless architecture in support of voice and data communications
A wireless access network including a wireless base station configured to, for iu-cs voice traffic, act as a network controller, by, terminating iu-b signals from user equipment, and relaying the voice traffic over iu-cs via an ip sec tunnel. And for data traffic, wireless base station is configured to act as the network controller, by, terminating iu-b signals from the user equipment, striping ip payload, and sending the data traffic inside ipsec.
01/23/14
20140024359
Method and system for installation and configuration of a femtocell
Aspects of a method and system for installation and configuration of a femtocell are provided. In this regard, information for configuring a femtocell to operate in a specified location may be received by the femtocell and may be utilized to configure one or more parameters of the femtocell.
01/16/14
20140018081
Femtocell network
A femtocell base station in a telecommunications network identifies, for each user device served by the base station, which other base stations in the network that user device is authorized to access. The base station also determines a group identity for each of a plurality of possible neighbour cell base stations in the network.
01/02/14
20140004850
Apparatus and method for controlling paging in heterogeneous wireless network system
The present invention relates to an apparatus and a method for controlling paging in a heterogeneous wireless network system. The present invention discloses a base station comprising: an adjacent base station recognition unit for recognizing an aggressor cell; a paging control unit for changing a paging parameter, deciding a paging frame or a paging opportunity based on the changed paging parameter, and for generating a paging message; and a signal transmission unit for transmitting to the user equipment system information including the changed paging parameter, and transmitting to the user equipment the paging message on the paging frame or the paging opportunity.
12/26/13
20130346212
Communication method of a mobile terminal and method of advertising to a mobile terminal
A communication method of a macro base station including reporting information about a broadcast channel section in order to identify a femtocell in a macrocell of the macro base station set in a downlink broadcast channel of the macrocell, is provided. The macro base station receives position information of a mobile terminal and a request for information about neighboring femto base stations from the mobile terminal, when the mobile terminal identifies an accessible femto base station among the at least one femto base station in the broadcast channel section.
12/26/13
20130344878
Femtocell base station synchronization
There is provided a method of determining a timing estimate for use in synchronizing a femtocell base station to a macrocell base station, the method in the femtocell base station comprising determining an uplink timing estimate from a signal transmitted from a mobile device to the macrocell base station, the mobile device being served by the macrocell base station; determining a downlink timing estimate from a signal transmitted from the macrocell base station; and determining a timing estimate for use in synchronizing the femtocell base station to the macrocell base station from the downlink timing estimate and the uplink timing estimate.. .
12/26/13
20130344874
Load management
The disclosure is related to adaptive load management in a femtocell network. A load state of a femtocell base station may be determined as one of a low load state, a middle load state, and a high load state.
12/26/13
20130343372
Femtocell base station synchronization
There is provided a method of refining a timing estimate used to synchronize a femtocell base station to a macrocell base station. The method in the femtocell base station comprises estimating a multipath power delay profile from signals received from the macrocell base station, detecting the earliest path in the multipath power delay profile and determining a correction to the timing estimate from the earliest path detected in the multipath power delay profile..
12/19/13
20130337846
Location determination for calls within a femtocell
When a call is placed within a femtocell area of coverage, the location of the femtocell is used as the location of the mobile device. The location of the femtocell is stored in the network, and if the call is placed through the femtocell, the location of the femtocell is used to determine the location of the mobile device..
12/19/13
20130337820
Radio resource allocation for cellular wireless networks
A cellular wireless network employs a method of allocating radio resources to femtocells so that the transmissions from femtocells do not occupy the same radio resource blocks as those used by a macrocell for signalling.. .
12/19/13
20130337797
Tracking area management
The disclosure is related tracking area management in a femtocell network. A mobility management entity may receive, from a femtocell base station, macrocell tracking area information associated with the femtocell base station.
12/12/13
20130331112
Subscriber station, resource allocation method, and non-transitory computer readable medium
The present invention relates to a subscriber station, resource allocation method, and non-transitory computer readable medium thereof. The subscriber station using in a femtocell network comprises a receiving interface and a processor.
12/12/13
20130331065
System, method, and computer-readable medium for user equipment registration and authentication processing by a femtocell system
A system, method, and non-transitory computer readable medium for processing registration and authentication procedures by an ip-based femtocell system are provided. In one embodiment, the femtocell system includes a base transceiver station and a session initiation protocol to internet operating system adapter.
12/12/13
20130331064
System, method, and computer-readable medium for multi-stage transmit protection in a femtocell system
A system, method, and computer readable medium for transmit protection in a femtocell system are provided. A multi-stage transmit protection routine prohibits radio transmissions for unregistered femtocell systems and transmissions from femtocell systems in unauthorized areas.
12/12/13
20130331059
System, method, and computer-readable medium for authentication center-initiated authentication procedures for a mobile station attached with an ip-femtocell system
A system, method, and computer readable medium that facilitate authentication center-initiated authentication procedures for a mobile station attached with a femtocell system are provided. A femtocell system may generate a registration identification of a mobile station from one or more mobile station authentication parameters.
12/12/13
20130329671
System, method, and computer-readable medium for ip-femtocell provisioned radio access network
A system, method, and computer readable medium for provisioning radio access via a femtocell system that includes integrated bts and bsc functions are provided. The femtocell system is coupled with a packet switched backhaul and provides an ip-accessible radio access network.
12/12/13
20130329643
System, method, and computer-readable medium for short message service termination processing by a femtocell system
A system, method, and computer readable medium for processing short message service terminations in a communication system featuring an ip-based femtocell system are provided. The femtocell system includes a base transceiver station and a session initiation protocol to internet operating system adapter.
12/12/13
20130329636
Method and device for requesting almost blank subframes in heterogeneous networks
One embodiment of the invention provides a mechanism to assist the enodeb of the second cell, for example macrocell enodeb or femtocell enodeb to determine the configuration of abss. To be specific, the enodeb of the first cell sends a request signaling to the enodeb of the second cell to inform of the requirement for abss.
12/12/13
20130329633
System and method for transporting digital baseband streams in a network environment
A method is provided in example embodiments that include receiving a radio signal stream and segmenting the radio signal stream into segments. The segments may be packetized and transported in packets over a pseudowire in a packet-switched network.
12/12/13
20130329591
System, method, and computer-readable medium for user equipment handoff within an ip-femtocell network
A system, method, and computer readable medium for provisioning communication services by an ip-based femtocell network is provided. Service of a user equipment may be transferred from one femtocell to another femtocell via a femtocell handoff procedure.
12/05/13
20130322374
Interference control for heterogeneous networks
A wireless communication network may include multiple cells for communicating with a wtru. One cell may be a macrocell, while another may be a small cell, such as a picocell or a femtocell.
12/05/13
20130322250
Method and apparatus of load balancing femtocell cluster access
A method of establishing a communication session between an access terminal and an access network is disclosed. The access terminal and access network may be femtocells based on the evdo communication standard.
11/28/13
20130316760
Front-end module network for femtocell applications
A wireless communication device includes a front-end module (fem) network, an rf connection, and a system on a chip (soc). A first set of fems is operable to output, via an antenna, a first outbound rf signal to a first wireless communication device and receive a first inbound rf signal via an antenna.
11/28/13
20130316702
Method and system for timely delivery of multimedia content via a femtocell
Aspects of a method and system for timely delivery of multimedia content via a femtocell are provided. In this regard, a femtocell may receive data via an upstream path and transmit data via a downstream path.
11/28/13
20130316678
Femto jamming of macro pilot
Triggering device scanning and efficient femtocell detection in areas dominated by macro cells can be facilitated. In particular, a jamming component generates a small and measured amount of interference to user equipment or user equipments (ues) camping on nearby macro carriers.
11/21/13
20130310034
Systems, methods, and computer program products for managing access to femtocell coverage
Systems, methods, and computer program products are for managing access to a femtocell coverage area. An exemplary method includes storing in a memory component a first identifier corresponding to a subscribed service of a communication device and a second identifier corresponding to a user of the communication device, and granting access to the femtocell coverage area using the second identifier..
11/21/13
20130310028
Service control apparatus, relay apparatus, femtocell base station, communication system, control method and program
In order to enable a communication system introduced with a femtocell base station using an ims network, to perform ps service similar to that of the existing 3g network, a service control apparatus (sgsn functional unit), based on the ue's message transmitted to the femtocell base station (fap), acquires ue's subscriber information for ps (packet switching) service, from a hlr and registers the subscriber information in a vlr that is present on the ims network. Then, service control apparatus performs ps service based on the subscriber information registered in the vlr..
11/21/13
20130310021
Wireless communication system for moving vehicles
A wireless communication system for a moving vehicle, such as trains, is disclosed. The system includes at least one router in the moving vehicle for receiving and transmitting wireless voice communication and data communication to and from a stationary communication server outside the moving vehicle through an exterior mobile network.
11/21/13
20130310005
Service mobility via a femtocell infrastructure
Aspects of a method and system for service mobility via a femtocell infrastructure are provided. In this regard, a mobile cellular enabled communication device may detect a femtocell operable to deliver content for one or more services to the mobile cellular enabled communication device, where the one or more services may be provided via a set-top-box communicatively coupled to the femtocell.
11/21/13
20130309992
Fixed mobile convergence home control system
Systems and methods for controlling a building automation system with an fmc cellular device are provided. The fmc cellular device can locally interface with a building automation system via a femtocell base station or a wireless access point, remotely interface with a building automation system over a wide area network via a macrocell base station, or remotely interface with a building automation system via a gan enabled wireless access point..
11/14/13
20130300817
Audio and video calling through multiple terminal devices
A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a computer-readable storage medium in a media controller having computer instructions to execute a soft-phone client application on the media processor, receive a call originating from an internet protoco multimedia subsystem network where the calls are directed to the media processor by a gateway having a switch that routes the call in accordance with a destination address included in a eession initiation protocol header message, and selectively answer the call at any of a plurality of terminal devices including a mobile cellular phone coupled to the media processor via a femtocell. The computer instructions can be operable to present an audio portion of the call through a speaker of a presentation device operatively coupled to the media processor.
11/07/13
20130295934
Systems and methods for real time allocation of bandwidth at a femtocell
Systems and methods for real time allocation of radio devices in a femtocell that includes a plurality of software-defined radios (sdrs) are provided. The sdrs can be reconfigured in real time based on the changing network conditions and/or changes to contractual obligations of the femtocell provider.
11/07/13
20130295932
Hnb gateway device, femtocell system, and method of operating hnb-gw used for same with reduced electric power
Provided is an hnb gateway device capable of, while in an operation in a sleep mode, deactivating function units other than functions units associated with a mode check message and a sleep mode release request message from another hnb-gw, and thereby enabling a power saving operation. An hnb gateway device (2) includes a function to obtain a usage rate of the hnb gateway device, relays signals between a switching center and an hnb, and transits to a sleep mode when the usage rate reaches or falls below a predetermined value.
11/07/13
20130294425
Femtocell synchronization enhancements using access probes from cooperating mobiles
Femtocell synchronization is disclosed, in which a femtocell transmits a request over an out-of-band (oob) link to a proximate mobile device for synchronization assistance. In response to the request, the mobile device transmits an access probe to a serving macro base station.
10/31/13
20130288689
Access control for macrocell to femtocell handover
Access to a femtocell can be controlled as part of handover of a mobile device from macrocell to femtocell. Macro network platform issues a handover (ho) request towards femto network platform and a single virtual femto node, which represents a plurality of femto access points (aps).
10/31/13
20130288678
Femtocell service registration, activation, and provisioning
A femto cell service framework is employed for registration, activation, and provisioning of femtocell service. An account management service enables femtocell account creation, and registration thereof.
10/31/13
20130288651
User profile based content delivery between a standard handset and a femtocell device
An access device receives content from a broadband ip network to be communicated to a wireless handset over a radio access network (ran). The access device acquires a user profile utilized in the radio network for the wireless handset.
10/24/13
20130279329
Method of call admission control for home femtocells
The present invention provides a call admission control method for use in a wireless communication network that includes a femtocell that is coupled to the wireless communication network via a wireline communication network. The method includes receiving, at a call admission controller in the wireless communication network, a request to initiate a call between user equipment and the femtocell.
10/17/13
20130272219
Methods and apparatus for backhaul sharing by femtocells
Methods and apparatus are disclosed for femtocell backhaul sharing. The method includes determining whether an available bandwidth for communication by the network entity is below a bandwidth threshold.
10/03/13
20130260786
Method and apparatus for controlling femtocell base station
Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for controlling a femtocell base station which can effectively solve an inter-cell interference problem. A method of controlling a femtocell base station according to an exemplary embodiment of the present disclosure includes receiving pilot signals from one or more macro cell base stations located in surroundings of a femtocell and measuring intensities of the pilot signals; receiving use frequency information and pilot signal transmission power information from the one or more macro cell base stations; determining a position of the femtocell within a reference macro cell according to an intensity of a reference pilot signal having a maximum signal intensity among the received pilot signals; determining a use frequency of the femtocell according to the position of the femtocell; and determining a transmission power of the femtocell according to the use frequency and the intensity of the reference pilot signal of the femtocell..
10/03/13
20130260770
Method and apparatus of supporting wireless femtocell communications
A method and apparatus of routing a call in a femtocell network are disclosed. In one example call routing method, a call is originated from the mobile station via a femtocell access point and the call is transmitted to a femtocell gateway, a mobile switching center and a carrier gateway server and onto an enterprise gateway server to obtain policy information.
09/26/13
20130252632
Location-based services in a femtocell network
Traffic and signaling are routed between a set of networked femto access points (aps) and location-based services are enabled. A femto ap in the set of femto aps is functionally linked to a routing platform that manages traffic and signaling, and is functionally connected to a controller component that relays at least part of data and control to a femto network platform.
09/26/13
20130252598
Method and system for dynamic adjustment of power and frequencies in a femtocell network
Aspects of a method and system for dynamic adjustment of power, antenna direction and frequencies in a femtocell network are provided. In this regard, a communication system may comprise a plurality of femtocells, one or more base stations, and a femtocell management entity that coordinates operation of the plurality of femtocells.
09/19/13
20130244736
Macrocell base station, a telecommunications network, and a femtocell base station, and a method of switching a femtocell base station between a dormant mode and an active mode
A method is provided of switching a femtocell base station for wireless telecommunications between a dormant mode and an active mode. The femtocell base station lies within the coverage area of a macrocell base station.
09/19/13
20130244672
Communication system and communication method thereof
The communication system comprises a base station (bs), a femtocell and a core network. The femtocell deployed within the signal coverage of the bs establishes a first wired connection with an internet service provider (isp) network and a first wireless connection with a user equipment (ue).
09/19/13
20130244667
Mobile communication method, femtocell radio base station, and network apparatus
The disclosed mobile communication method is a mobile communication method in a mobile communication system, wherein at least a part of a macro-cell (#a), with which first broadcast information is transmitted at a first frequency, and a femto cell (#a), in which second broadcast information is transmitted at a second frequency, overlap geographically. The method has step in which a wireless base station (#a) for a femto cell that manages the femto cell (#a) detects the first broadcast information, step in which the wireless base station (#a) for a femto cell transmits guiding broadcast information at a first frequency in response to detection of the first broadcast information, and step (c) in which a mobile station (ue #1) that is communicating in the macro-cell (#a) performs handover to the femto cell (#a) when the guiding broadcast information is detected..
09/19/13
20130244658
Handover management apparatus, base station, and handover management method
In femtocell operation, when a wireless communication terminal whose id is not registered (id unregistered terminal) has entered a femtocell's area, the disclosed invention prevents interference between the femtocell and the id unregistered terminal and interference between the id unregistered terminal and an id registered radio communication terminal and prevents a decrease in the throughput of the femtocell and these terminals. In a radio coverage area formed by a radio base station, if a drop of received power from a radio communication terminal occurs and the frequency of reporting the id of the base station now communicating with the terminal has become less than a given value, it is decided that the terminal is located indoors.
09/19/13
20130244650
Notifications based on device presence
An architecture is provided that can facilitate and/or transmit notifications based upon device presence techniques in connection with a wireless communications network. For example, when certain mobile devices register with a particular network entity (e.g., a femtocell) that services a particular target location (e.g., place of residence), then such registration can be leveraged to indicate presence at the target location.


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