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Distributed mobile access point acquisition

Upshift control of a dry dual-clutch transmission

Mobile internet protocol square

Date/App# patent app List of recent Handoff-related patents
07/24/14
20140204904
 Optimized offloading to wlan in 3gpp-rat mobility patent thumbnailOptimized offloading to wlan in 3gpp-rat mobility
System and method embodiments are provided for optimizing offloading wireless services to a wlan in 3gpp-rat mobility. The embodiments enable changing network priority based on changing network conditions.
07/17/14
20140199998
 Distributed mobile access point acquisition patent thumbnailDistributed mobile access point acquisition
Providing for distributed access point management for access to a mobile network is described herein. By way of example, an interface application maintained at a femto cell base station (bs) can facilitate initial power up and/or acquisition for a femto user terminal (ut).
07/10/14
20140195131
 Upshift control of a dry dual-clutch transmission patent thumbnailUpshift control of a dry dual-clutch transmission
A vehicle includes an engine, a dry dual-clutch transmission (ddct) having a pair of input clutches and a gearbox containing oddly- and evenly-numbered gear sets, and a transmission control module (tcm). Application of one of input clutches connects the engine to a corresponding one of the oddly- or evenly-numbered gear sets.
07/10/14
20140192776
 Mobile internet protocol square patent thumbnailMobile internet protocol square
The present invention provides a method and apparatus for network access for consumers in both wired and wireless environments. Multiple-interface/multiple-connections are used to support high-speed handoff and seamless roaming between different networks (wired and wireless).
07/03/14
20140189616
 Incremental concurrent processing for efficient computation of high-volume layout data patent thumbnailIncremental concurrent processing for efficient computation of high-volume layout data
Some embodiments of the present invention overcome i/o bottlenecks of an eda work flow by keeping layout data distributed during handoffs among different processing stages. Specifically, some embodiments leverage a concurrent computation paradigm where data is propagated incrementally between stages, and where data processing among consecutive stages and the i/o between stages are executed concurrently.
06/26/14
20140177594
 Method and apparatus for allowing soft handoff of a cdma reverse link utilizing an orthogonal channel structure patent thumbnailMethod and apparatus for allowing soft handoff of a cdma reverse link utilizing an orthogonal channel structure
Method and apparatus for base stations and subscriber units allows soft handoff of a cdma reverse link utilizing an orthogonal channel structure. Subscriber units transmit an orthogonally coded signal over a reverse link to the base stations.
06/19/14
20140173447
 Apparatus and methods for facilitating context handoff between devices in a cloud based wireless personal area network patent thumbnailApparatus and methods for facilitating context handoff between devices in a cloud based wireless personal area network
An apparatus obtains application state information for another device and displays a login screen on a display that provides information for at least one application running on the other device. The information displayed may be an icon corresponding to an application running on the other device.
06/19/14
20140171142
 Using multiple and a single feedback for ue uplink beamforming in soft handoff patent thumbnailUsing multiple and a single feedback for ue uplink beamforming in soft handoff
Embodiments of the present invention describe methods for increasing the amount of information available to a mobile transmit diversity transmitter during soft handoff. According to embodiments of the invention, a transmit diversity transmitter may determine substantially when it is in uplink communication with one base station and downlink communication with another base station.
06/19/14
20140171084
 Call handoff suppression for hybrid mobile devices patent thumbnailCall handoff suppression for hybrid mobile devices
Disclosed are techniques for suppressing a handoff of a media stream associated with a communication session between communication devices one of which is a mobile device capable of making and receiving calls on separate networks. The technique suppresses an automatic media stream handoff between the mobile device and an ip network based call server in which the automatic media stream handoff comprises switching a communication path of the media stream between the mobile device and the ip network based call server from one including an ip access point to one including a cellular access point.
06/19/14
20140171064
 System and methods for a cloud based wireless personal area network service enabling context activity handoffs between devices patent thumbnailSystem and methods for a cloud based wireless personal area network service enabling context activity handoffs between devices
A system includes a cloud server component, operative to associate a plurality of devices with a single network identifier and define a network including each device. The cloud server component obtains and stores a device profile for each device, maintains a database including the stored device profiles and that has context activity information for each device, and receives updates of the context activity information from each device.
06/12/14
20140162592
Dynamic power class re-registration of mobile devices
Dynamic power class re-registration of wireless devices is provided. A wireless device can exchange data with a communications network.
06/05/14
20140156854
Collaboration handoff
A collaboration handoff method for seamlessly passing a communication session between devices includes connecting a first device and a second device to enable communication between the first and second devices using an intermediary device to initiate a communication session. A request may be received from one of the first device and a third device to switch to the third device for communication with the second device.
06/05/14
20140155055
System and method for constructing a carrier to interference matrix based on subscriber calls
A conventional wireless device constantly measures the signal strength of its server base station and the strength of signals from surrounding base stations for handoff purposes. The wireless device transmits this information to its serving base station, which discards the information a short time afterward, following handoff.
06/05/14
20140153473
Managing router advertisement messages to support roaming of wireless mobile client devices
Techniques are provided to manage how router advertisement messages are forwarded for ultimate wireless transmission in a wireless network. In one embodiment, a multicast router advertisement message intended for a virtual local area network is converted into individual unicast router advertisement messages directed to specific wireless mobile client devices that are part of that virtual local area network.
05/29/14
20140148213
Range tuning for open access small cells
Range tuning for open access small cells may be achieved, for example, by determining a likelihood of handoff for a mobile device around a small cell coverage area, and adjusting a range of the small cell coverage area by controlling a transmit power level of the small cell based on the likelihood of handoff.. .
05/29/14
20140146793
Apparatus and method for access probe handoff
A mobile communication device for access probe handoff is provided. In the mobile communication device, a wireless module performs wireless transmissions and receptions to and from a first cellular station and a second cellular station, and a controller module configures the mobile communication device to operate in a selective retransmission mode, and detects that a signal quality of the first cellular station is less than a predetermined threshold during an access sub-attempt to the first cellular station via the wireless module.
05/29/14
20140146787
Fast association and address continuity for handoff between unmanaged access points
A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus may comprise an interface configured to communicate data via a first device while an association is maintained with the first device and a processing system configured to perform pre-association operations, via the interface, to initiate association with a second device, while maintaining the association with the first device, and to decide to complete association with the second device and communicate data with the second device, based on a first one or more conditions..
05/15/14
20140136732
Method and apparatus for wireless device with multiple wireless interfaces using proxy mobility
A wireless device includes first and second wireless network interfaces, first and second address determination modules, and a mobility control module. The first interface establishes layer two connectivity with a first media access gateway.
05/08/14
20140128079
Psc transmission with time offset for unique small cell identification
A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The method and apparatus resolve issues related to voice and data handovers between micro cells, femto cells and other small cells, and to handovers from macro cells to small cells are becoming increasingly significant as small cells are more widely deployed.
05/08/14
20140128073
Systems and methods for spectrum handoff management in white spaces
Systems and methods for managing spectrum handoff in a plurality of radio networks are disclosed. These may include gathering a plurality of data about each of the first and second locations; determining a load level associated with each of the first and second set of radio networks; determining a bandwidth allocation value; and reserving a plurality of channel slices from the first channel set among the first of radio networks..
05/08/14
20140128019
Emergency call handoff between heterogeneous networks
A system to receive, from a user device, a request to establish a communication session to allow an emergency call to be placed or transferred to a public safety access point (psap) server; determine whether the request includes a first indication that the emergency call is being initiated via the user device or a second indication that the emergency call is being handed off from a base station associated with another network device, place the emergency call, to the psap server and via a first gateway device associated with the network device, when the request includes the first indication; and transfer the emergency call, to the psap server and via a second gateway device associated with the other network device, when the request includes the second indication, where the second gateway device processed the emergency call prior to being handed off from the base station.. .
05/08/14
20140126537
Method and apparatus for obtaining reliable e-dch reception for transmission of scheduling information
A system to obtain an enhanced-transport format combination (e-tfc) for transmitting a scheduling information (si) in a soft handoff (sho) to a serving enhanced data channel (e-dch) cell in a heterogeneous network (hetnet). The system comprises receiving an e-tfc selection power backoff (espb) value from an active macro-cell, the active macro-cell being the service e-dch cell; determining the e-tfc based on an indicated power of a serving grant minus the received espb value and a set of e-tfc power offset value received from the active macro cell, if an mac-e/i data pdu to be transmitted is multiplexed with the si; otherwise, determining the e-tfc based on the indicated power of the serving grant and the set of e-tfc power offset value; and transmitting the mac-e/i pdu to the active macro cell using the indicated power of the serving grant and an enhanced dedicated channel selected based on the determined e-tfc..
05/08/14
20140126377
Data burst communication techniques for mobile communication devices operating in packet data sessions
A mobile device experiences a condition where a time overlap exists between a packet data burst being communicated over a packet data channel of a serving cell and broadcast data burst being communicated over a broadcast control channel of a neighbor cell. The mobile device sets its rf receiver to receive the packet data burst instead of the broadcast data burst based on identifying that the neighbor cell is not a candidate for an upcoming handoff.
05/01/14
20140119341
System and method for handoffs between technologies
Systems and methods for providing a handoff between technologies are disclosed. An intra-technology handoff occurs where the same integrated chassis handles the session for the different access technologies.
05/01/14
20140119286
Soft handoffs in networks
Various embodiments enable a device to maintain a plurality of connections to a plurality of wireless networks simultaneously using one radio. For instance, a device can partition in time, or “time-slice”, when it transmits and receives data such that a device can maintain a plurality of connections with a plurality of networks concurrently.
05/01/14
20140119267
Application-layer handoff of an access terminal from a first system of an access network to a second system of the access network during a communication session within a wireless communications system
The disclosure uses a low-cost local wireless network to expand coverage of a multicast service. A user device determines whether a signal strength for a detected wireless multicast service is greater than a threshold, determines whether a low cost local wireless network is available, and communicates with an application server over the low cost local wireless network based on the signal strength being not greater than the threshold and the low cost local wireless network being available.
04/24/14
20140112307
User terminal and communication apparatus for preventing interuption of communication in information centric network and method thereof
A user terminal for preventing communication interruption during handoff in an information-centric network is provided. The user terminal includes a connection registration unit configured to register the user terminal in an access node for connection to the access node, and a communication interruption prevention unit configured to receive, from the access node in which the user terminal is registered, zone information including identification information on other access nodes that are candidate handoff targets of the user terminal, and transfer the zone information to a counterpart communication device that currently performs communication, wherein the user terminal receives a message from the counterpart communication device through one of the other access nodes that are candidate handoff targets during the handoff.
04/17/14
20140105561
Secure handoff among devices during media playback
Secure handoff among devices during media playback. Playback of media, from one or more sources, on two or more respective devices is performed in an automated or simplified manner based upon a near field communications (nfc) or like security pairing transaction between those devices.
04/17/14
20140105182
Measure of quality of link between mobile station and base station
A mobile station associated with a base station determines a measure of the quality of a communication link between the mobile station and the base station. The measure is determined by comparing either i) an expected data rate for communications over the link and an actual data rate of communications over the link, wherein the expected data rate takes into account radio frequency (rf) power levels of signals received at the mobile station over the link, or ii) an expected rf power level for communications over the link and rf power levels of signals received at the mobile station over the link, wherein the expected rf power level takes into account the actual data rate of communications over the link.
04/17/14
20140105181
Personalized user session information for call handoff
Techniques for hosting a communication session between a first communication device and a second communication device in an ip network are described. A contact server establishes separate communication links between itself and the communication devices wherein the communication links may traverse one or more telephony networks.
04/17/14
20140105179
Call handoff between different networks for hybrid mobile device
Disclosed are techniques for hosting a communication session in a call server between communication devices. The call server functions as a bridge service between the communication devices joining an original communication link between the first communication device and the call server with a second communication link between the second communication device and the call server.
04/10/14
20140098794
Dynamic network selection using kernels
A method for determining whether to perform vertical handoff between multiple network. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of selection metrics for each network, calculating, for each of the other communication networks, a predicted utility value from at least the corresponding plurality of selection metrics using a variable kernel regression function, obtaining, for the current communication network, a second plurality of selection metrics; calculating a second predicted utility value for the current communication network from at least the corresponding second plurality of selection metrics using a second variable kernel regression function, comparing each of the predicted utility values for each of the plurality of other communication networks with the second predicted utility value and switching to one of the other communication networks having the highest predicted utility value, if the highest predicted utility value is greater than the second predicted utility value..
04/03/14
20140092870
Method and apparatus for handoff between source and target access systems
Systems and methods for switching among heterogeneous networks and inter-working between a source access system and a target access system. An inter-system handoff control component can facilitate setting an ip tunneling by the mobile unit, wherein ip addresses for inter-working security gateway and radio access network of the target access system can be identified.
03/20/14
20140079024
Method of facilitating handoff
A method of configuring routers facilitates handoff of user equipment from a router to another router. The method includes configuring a virtual interface in a current router used by user equipment.
03/20/14
20140079019
Method and system for hard handoff in hrpd
Various embodiments are described to assist in reducing handoff delays and the blackout period(s) associated with inter an (access network) hard handoffs. The hard handoff procedure of method disclosed herein establishes or initiates a connection (a10-type connection) between a target an and a packet data serving node (pdsn), unlike known hard handoff approaches that wait until traffic channel assignment to establish or initiate such connection.
03/20/14
20140078898
Handing off between networks with different radio access technologies during a communication session that is allocated quality of service
In an embodiment, a ue performs an irat handoff from a source network with a first rat to a target network with a second rat, and obtains a channel from the target network. The ue reports a level of qos on the channel to a server via the target network.
03/13/14
20140074995
Facilitation of connectivity and content management in mobile environments
Connectivity and/or content management in mobile networks is provided. Information associated with a mobile device of a plurality of mobile devices is determined.
03/06/14
20140064245
Systems and methods for dynamic association ordering based on service differentiation in wireless local area networks
Embodiments relate to systems and methods for dynamic association ordering based on service differentiation in wireless local area networks. A wifi™ or other access point can broadcast beacon information to surrounding stations, and receive probe requests from those stations seeking to associate with the access point.
03/06/14
20140064156
Selective network parameter configuratons based on network identification of non-ims multimedia applications
In a first embodiment, an access network detects whether qos links for both ims and non-ims sessions are allocated to a client device, whereby the non-ims session is recognized as being associated with a particular application type. An srvcc feature for the ims session is disabled if the qos link for the non-ims session exists and carries at least a threshold level of traffic.
01/30/14
20140031045
Assignment of hierarchical cell structures employing geolocation techniques
Distance is employed to facilitate sector selection and re-selection in a network during handoff. A system receives measurement information for a mobile device.
01/30/14
20140031036
Method and apparatus for avoiding in-device coexistence interference
A method, system and device are provided for avoiding in-device coexistence interference between different radio technologies deployed in adjacent bands on the same device by controlling and separating the lte signaling and the non-lte signaling using dedicated time intervals to separate lte signaling from non-lte signaling. In addition, coexistence mode handover procedures are provided which use threshold-based triggering events to avoid coexistence interference and to prevent ping-pong effects by establishing a “keeping time” parameter so that a non-interfering network node does not switch back to an interfering network node after handoff.
01/30/14
20140029737
Conserving call logic during handoff
Conserving call logic during handoff may be provided. First, a call may be received at a first server.
01/30/14
20140029578
Call handoff between different networks
Disclosed are techniques for hosting a communication session in a call server between communication devices. The call server functions as a bridge service between the communication devices joining an original communication link between the first communication device and the call server with a second communication link between the second communication device and the call server.
01/23/14
20140023046
Soft handoff for ofdm
Various embodiments relate to soft handoffs in an ofdm system. Each mobile terminal measures pilot signal strengths of transmissions from adjacent base stations.
01/23/14
20140022919
Apparatus and method of handoff selection
In a particular embodiment, a method of determining a handoff selection includes determining, at a first station, a direct link quality factor value associated with a direct link between the first station and a second station. The method also includes receiving one or more measurements from the second station.
01/16/14
20140018057
Method for transferring base station energy-saving information and method and system for implementing energy-saving
The invention discloses a method for transmitting energy-saving management information. The method includes: a base station and its neighboring base station encapsulating and transmitting the energy-saving management information through an interface message.
01/02/14
20140003393
Method and apparatus for supporting handoff from gprs/geran to lte eutran
A method and apparatus for supporting a handoff (ho) from a general packet radio service (gprs), global system for mobile communication radio access network (geran), and long term evolution (lte) evolved universal terrestrial radio access network (eutran) includes receiving an lte measurement report. A ho is initiated to the lte network and a relocation request signal is transmitted.
01/02/14
20140003390
Network driven cell reselection method for ues playing embms content in unicast idle mode
Techniques are provided for a broadcast client of a wireless communication network. A method may include receiving broadcast content via broadcast delivery on a first resource associated with a first set of carriers.
12/26/13
20130343434
Method and system for processing multipath clusters
In an rf communication system, aspects for processing multipath clusters may comprise tracking a plurality of received clusters of signals and estimating a phase and amplitude of at least a portion of each of the plurality of received clusters of signals. Each of the plurality of received clusters of signals may be specified in time and an aggregate of received signal paths in a single cluster for a single base station may be processed.
12/19/13
20130337817
Combined base transceiver station and base station controller handoff
A system, method, and computer readable medium for a softer handoff comprises receiving a pilot strength measurement message (psmm) to request a handoff by a selector distribution unit (sdu), receiving a softer handoff request message by a channel element control (cec), receiving a softer handoff request message by a radio call control (rcc), receiving a traffic channel assignment message by the cec, and receiving an indication of an addition of a new sector for the softer handoff by the sdu.. .
12/19/13
20130336287
Systems and methods for enhanced network handoff to wireless local area networks
Embodiments relate to systems and methods for an enhanced network handoff to wireless local area networks. A network element, referred to as a network handoff gateway (whg), can be introduced between a wireless wide area network (wwan) and a local wireless area network (wlan).
12/12/13
20130329707
Methods and apparatus for wireless network connectivity
Methods and apparatus which allow a wireless terminal (302) to simultaneously maintain connections with multiple base stations (304, 306) are described. Each wireless terminal (302) is capable of supporting multiple separate timing and/or other control loops one, for each base station connection thereby allowing the connections to operate independently and in parallel.
12/12/13
20130329700
Mobile terminal with a reduced handoff delay time and a wireless network system comprising same
Disclosed are a mobile terminal with a reduced handoff delay time and a wireless network system comprising same. A mobile terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a sensor unit for generating azimuth angle data; a memory unit which stores a base station table containing data about a next base station corresponding to the orientation of the mobile terminal in the current base station; and a handoff management unit which searches for one or more next base station(s) by using the azimuth angle data from the sensor unit and the base station table, and performs a scanning action with respect to the found next base station(s) in accordance with the search results..
12/12/13
20130329695
Method and system for soft handoff in mobile broadband systems
The present invention provides a method and system for facilitating efficient handoff and data throughput in mobile broadband communication systems. Methods implemented by a system constructed in accordance with the principles of the present invention include selectively enabled soft handoff, performing layer 2 bearer functions at the base station and using the mobile device to coordinate soft handoff and interference avoidance without the need for a centralized coordination function..
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
20130322399
Soft handoff in ofdma system
Soft handoff in an ofdma system is disclosed. If the pilot signal strength for a base station exceeds the defined threshold, the base station is added to an active set list.
11/28/13
20130315204
Methods and apparatus for making handoff decisions in access terminals capable of operating at different times in best effort and qos modes of traffic operation
Methods and apparatus for making handoff decisions in an access terminal which can support both best effort and qos traffic, e.g., when operating in a best effort and qos mode of operation, respectively, are described. The access terminal receives an indicator indicating the fraction of communications resources not utilized for qos service and information indicating a number of best effort users being supported by the attachment point.
11/21/13
20130310041
Handover method, base station and system
The present invention provides a handover method, a base station and a system. The handoff method comprises: a low-power base station monitors an uplink signal which is sent by a user equipment served by a neighbor base station, and obtains signal measurement information of the uplink signal and characteristic information of the uplink signal; the low-power base station sends the signal measurement information of the uplink signal and the characteristic information of the uplink signal to at least one macro base station which covers the low-power base station, so that the macro base station, according to the signal measurement information, determines whether the user equipment to which the characteristic information corresponds is unloaded to the low-power base station..
11/21/13
20130308601
Inter-network communication session handoff
A communication session between a first communication device and a second communication device is hosted in an internet protocol (ip) based packet data network. A contact server functions as a bridge service between the first communication device and the second communication device.
11/21/13
20130308597
Methods and apparatus for virtual soft handoff
In some embodiments, a non-transitory processor-readable medium includes code to cause a processor to receive at a tunnel server, a data unit addressed to a communication device, and define, a first instance of the data unit and a second instance of the data unit. The first instance of the data unit is sent to the communication device via a first tunnel defined between at least the tunnel server and a first base station associated with a first network.
11/14/13
20130305296
In-home equipment, content handoff method, and content handoff program
The in-home equipment comprises: playback availability determining means 11 which, in the case of generation of a playback request for playing back a content on any of the plurality of playback devices, determines whether the playback device requested to play back the content is able to play back the content; and playback instructing means 12 which, in the case where the playback availability determining means 11 determines that the playback device is able to play back the content, causes the playback device to play back the content, wherein, in the case of generation of a handoff request to playback process by the playback device playing back the content to other playback device, the playback availability determining means 11 determines whether the other playback device is able to play back the content, and the in-home equipment further comprises handoff control means 13 which stops the playback of the content and causes the other playback device to play back the content from a handoff position in the case where the playback availability determining means 11 determines that the other playback device is able to play back the content.. .


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