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04/17/14
20140105561
 Secure handoff among devices during media playback patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailnew patent 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 patent thumbnailDynamic 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailMethod 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 patent thumbnailHanding 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 patent thumbnailFacilitation 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.. .
11/14/13
20130301617
Method device and system for controlling handoff
A handoff control method includes the following: handoff status information of a first mobile host (mh) is collected. The handoff status information includes at least one parameter that is used for representing a status that happened during the first handoff from a source access point (ap) to a target ap.
11/14/13
20130301615
Method and system for facilitating inter-system handover for wireless communication
A method includes a wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) receiving a network information message via a cellular network while the wtru is in either a first mode or a second mode. The message includes a neighbor cell list that identifies a plurality of wireless access networks available for handoff, including a first network based on a first wireless access technology and a second network based on a second wireless access technology different than the first wireless access technology.
11/14/13
20130301513
Multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms) utilizing spatial multiplexing
Systems and methods are disclosed herein for an enhanced multimedia broadcast multicast service (mbms) in a wireless communications network. In one embodiment, a number of base stations in a mbms zone, or broadcast region, accommodate both spatial multiplexing (sm) enabled user elements and non-sm enabled user elements.
11/07/13
20130295942
Method for establishing network connections between stationary terminals and remote devices through mobile devices
A technique is provided for a seamless and transparent handoff from a user's mobile device to the user's stationary terminal of a network address of a remote device for the purpose of establishing a direct communication channel between the stationary terminal and a remote device, where the remote device first contacted the user's mobile device to initiate communications with the users.. .
11/07/13
20130294324
Methods and apparatus for managing group membership for group communications
Improved group communications methods which are well suited for a wireless environment are described. End nodes request that access nodes make changes in group membership information maintained at the access node.
10/31/13
20130290399
Large scale storage system
A distributed storage system comprising interconnected computer nodes; each one of the computer nodes comprising at least one processing resource configured to execute a unified distributed storage platform (udsp) agent; at least one of the computer nodes comprising one or more resources including at least one cache resource configured to cache objects and having corresponding cache-related parameters; at least one udsp agent of a respective computer node having the at least one cache resource is configured to: monitor cache-related parameters of the at least one cache resource connected to the respective computer node, for determining whether the cache-related parameters meet at least one first sls criteria; and in the case the at least one first sls criteria is not met, initiate handoff of at least part of one or more cache object spaces of the at least one cache resource to at least one other computer node, which after receiving the at least part of one or more cache object spaces, its cache-related parameters meet at least one second sls criteria.. .
10/31/13
20130288666
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.
10/31/13
20130286878
Method and apparatus for cell handoff
A method for handoff between cells in a communication system includes the network sends a cell individual offset preset for a cell in the active set relative to each of its neighboring cells respectively to a terminal. After measuring the cell in the active set and its neighboring cells, the terminal evaluates the measurement in accordance with the measurement result and the cell individual offset for the cell in the active set relative to its each neighboring cell.
10/24/13
20130283346
System and method for rapid authentication in wireless communications
Various methods and communications devices to improve association and handoff performance of a wireless network are provided. By way of example, a modified state machine that permits reduced security requirements for authentication in order to achieve fast authentication is employed.
10/17/13
20130272269
Handoffs between access points in a wi-fi environment
Techniques disclosed herein include systems and methods for providing active mobility of wi-fi enabled devices within a given wireless local area network (wlan). In general, techniques include dynamically commanding wi-fi enabled devices to disconnect from a corresponding access point in response to meeting predetermined conditions.
09/26/13
20130250858
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..
09/26/13
20130250761
System and method for modifying media protocol feedback loop based on mobile system information
Systems and methods for modifying a media protocol based on subscriber and network performance information is disclosed. Media protocols such as adaptive bitrate protocol can adjust bit rates based on conditions perceived at the mobile device and with a goal of obtaining the highest bit rate possible.
09/19/13
20130247121
Interaction method between digital television reception terminal and mobile terminal, terminal and system
An interaction method between a digital television reception terminal and a mobile terminal, the terminal and a system are provided. The method includes the following steps: the mobile terminal acquires a first swinging control instruction of a user by a vector sensor; the mobile terminal transmits the title and the link address information of the current online playing video to the digital television reception terminal, according to said first swinging control instruction; and said digital television reception terminal acquires said playing video to play, according to said title and link address information.
09/19/13
20130246103
Purchase handoff in a travel search engine
A method and apparatus are provided for a dynamic information connection engine. User actions are detected on at least one client system.
09/19/13
20130244654
Handoff determination in a heterogeneous network
Provided is coordinating user equipment handover in a heterogeneous network cell that includes a plurality of overlaying cell layers. An access controller of a network core receives a first parameter relating to signal quality for the user equipment with a serving cell of a cell layer of the plurality of overlaying cell layers, and receives a second parameter based upon a velocity estimation of user equipment within the heterogeneous network cell.
09/19/13
20130242940
Repurposing protocol messages to facilitate handoff
A control element identifies the possibility that a station will transfer to a destination ap, and prepares that destination for a handoff. The control element repurposes messages from the station which indicate a possible near-term handoff, to prepare access points to receive that handoff.
09/19/13
20130242919
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.
08/29/13
20130223391
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.
08/29/13
20130223329
Method for performing proactive wireless communication handoffs using a mobile client's route information
A method of handing off radio resources from a first base station to a second base station includes transmitting route information and speed information associated with a client device from the client device to the first base station or to an application server. A time is selected at which the radio resources are to be handed off from the first base station to the second base station.
08/01/13
20130196669
Radio base station, radio communication terminal, radio communication system and radio communication method
A radio base station 100 according to the present invention notifies a radio base station 200 of a communication level of an application in execution by a radio communication terminal 300, when handoff of the radio communication terminal 300 from the radio base station 100 to the radio base station 200 is performed. To the radio communication terminal 300, the radio base station 200 transmits information for controlling a reverse link communication rate from the radio communication terminal 300 on the basis of the communication level.
07/25/13
20130188608
Network node and method for virtual soft handoff operation
Various methods and network nodes (e.g., base stations or base transceiver nodes) are provided to address the need for enhanced uplink performance. In a first method, a virtual soft handoff network node receives (501), from a serving network node, information related to uplink communications of user equipment (ue) served by the serving network node, wherein a soft handoff is not established between the virtual soft handoff network node and the ue.
07/18/13
20130182633
System and method for wireless link configuration
A method for operating a relay node during a handoff from a first controller to a second controller includes receiving a first instruction from the first controller to discontinue using a first set of wireless backhaul link resources allocated to the relay node by the first controller and to temporarily use a second set of wireless backhaul link resources dedicated by the second controller. The method also includes receiving a second instruction from the second controller to discontinue using the second set of wireless backhaul link resources and to begin using a third set of wireless backhaul link resources allocated to the relay node by the second controller..
07/11/13
20130176866
Call recovery in td-scdma handover failure
A method of wireless communication includes measuring and recording a path loss of a first downlink signal from a source base station, prior to attempting handoff from the source base station to a target base station. The path loss of a second downlink signal from the source base station is measured after unsuccessful handoff from the source base station to the target base station.
07/04/13
20130173813
System and method for endpoint handoff in a hybrid peer-to-peer networking environment
A system and method for endpoint handoff in a hybrid peer-to-peer networking environment are provided. In one example, the method includes logging into the peer-to-peer network by a first endpoint.
07/04/13
20130173699
Zero-click sharing of application context across devices
A first client device performs a handoff operation to a second client device by transmitting application information, associated with a first application, to the second client device when the first client device is positioned within a predefined proximity of the second client device. The first application has a first client device user interface state when the handoff operation is performed.
07/04/13
20130171996
Mobility in a wireless enterprise network
A method for configuring a network is described, the method comprising: receiving, from a first radio node in the network, network information associated with one or more second radio nodes in the network; generating a network relation table, the network relation table comprising network information associated with the first radio node and the one or more second radio nodes; and performing a handoff to a third radio node in the network using the network relation table.. .
06/27/13
20130165128
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.. .
06/27/13
20130165121
Reducing data optimized session negotiation time and facilitating active handoff
A communication entity, such as a wireless communication device, is handed off from a one network to a data optimized network. To facilitate the handoff and interruptions that may occur during the handoff, the communication entity stores data optimized session state information.
06/27/13
20130163562
Pseudo wires for mobility management
Embodiments describe mobility management utilizing neighbor discovery and at least two pseudo wires. When a wireless device desires to handoff to a detected access router, such handoff may not be configured until such time as a current access router receives routing information of the target access router.


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