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Date/App# patent app List of recent Networks-related patents
02/04/16
20160037550 
 Radio access networks patent thumbnailRadio access networks
An example communication system in a cellular network comprises: a processing system comprising a controller and remote units, with the remote units being configured to communicate with the controller and to communicate with mobile devices within a communication cell of the cellular network. At least part of the processing system is configured to perform operations comprising: estimating signal strength experienced by all or some of the mobile devices; identifying, based at least on the signal strength, one or more of the mobile devices that can be scheduled for communication with one or more of the remote units in the communication cell on a same airlink resource; and scheduling the communication..
Airvana Lp


02/04/16
20160037535 
 System and  resource management in heterogeneous wireless networks patent thumbnailSystem and resource management in heterogeneous wireless networks
A system and method for resource management in a heterogeneous wireless network that is performed via distributed implementation wherein the resources of the mobile communications system are managed on a coarse time-scale and a fine time-scale. The coarse time-scale management comprises a first stage of determining the user association for each of the tps followed by a second stage of determining activation fractions for all tps.
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037531 
 Relay  wireless networks patent thumbnailRelay wireless networks
In one embodiment, a method is performed by a wireless station. The method includes determining that a wireless network provides relay service.
Conversant Intellectual Property Management Inc.


02/04/16
20160037525 
 Interference-aware frequency selection for small cells in wireless networks patent thumbnailInterference-aware frequency selection for small cells in wireless networks
Methods and apparatuses are provided for selecting an operating frequency from available frequencies/channels for a small cell. A set of candidate operating frequencies is determined from a plurality of available operating frequencies as having an interference cost less than a first threshold and a coupling cost less than a second threshold.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037479 
 Transmitting location data in wireless networks patent thumbnailTransmitting location data in wireless networks
A wireless access point in a wireless network that may be adapted to transmit location data indicating its location to other devices within range, including other wireless access points and client devices. In some embodiments of the invention, the location data may be embedded in a control message or announcement transmission transmitted by the wireless access point, or other message conventionally used to broadcast network characteristics necessary for a client device to establish a connection to the wireless access point.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


02/04/16
20160037475 
 Roaming encoded information reading terminal patent thumbnailRoaming encoded information reading terminal
A portable encoded information reading (eir) terminal for incorporation in a data collection system having a host computer, a plurality of peer eir terminals, and a plurality of interconnected networks including one or more wireless networks, can comprise a central processing unit (cpu), a memory, an encoded information reading (eir) device configured to output raw message data containing an encoded message or decoded message data corresponding to an encoded message, and at least one wireless communication interface. The eir terminal can provide ieee 802.11-conformant wireless distribution system services, including association, disassociation, distribution, integration, and re-association, to the peer eir terminals.
Hand Held Products, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037474 
 Authentication using dhcp services in mesh networks patent thumbnailAuthentication using dhcp services in mesh networks
A new device is deployed to an area in which a network is provided. The new device may join the network using a single handshake via a neighboring device that is a member of the network and register with a network management system managing the network.
Itron, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037470 
 Multiple carrier attachment establishment and maintenance patent thumbnailMultiple carrier attachment establishment and maintenance
Systems and methods are described herein that facilitate attaching a mobile station to a target wireless network through a physical connection between the mobile station and a supporting wireless network. Uplink and downlink channels between the mobile station and the target wireless network tunnel through the supporting wireless network.
Google Inc.


02/04/16
20160037447 
 Radio communication terminal that selects among radio communication networks patent thumbnailRadio communication terminal that selects among radio communication networks
A radio communication terminal 100 includes: a first storage unit 1171 configured to store a prl list l1 used for connection to a communication provider-provided wlan provided by a communication provider, a content of the first storage unit 1171 being rewritable by the communication provider; and a second storage unit 1172 configured to store a user registration list l2 used for connection to a user-registered wlan registered by a user of the radio communication terminal, the second storage unit 1172 being rewritable by the user. The radio communication terminal 100 selects any one of the communication provider-provided wlan and the user-registered wlan, based on the prl list l1 and the user registration list l2..
Kyocera Corporation


02/04/16
20160037439 
 Method and  automatically detecting and connecting to wi-fi networks patent thumbnailMethod and automatically detecting and connecting to wi-fi networks
An apparatus and methods are provided for automatically detecting and connecting to a wi-fi network. In these methods, a wireless device listens for beacons that are sent using a low-power wireless protocol.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160037434 

Centralized ground-based route determination and traffic engineering for software defined satellite communications networks


Approaches are provided for an sdsn that employs a satellite network nodes, where central l2 network nodes are controlled via a centralized controller. Link status information is obtained regarding links of each l2 node.
Hughes Network Systems, Llc


02/04/16
20160037432 

Enhanced common logical-a protocol for reconfigurable systems


A network has a central entity connected to a plurality of capillary networks and external networks. Information regarding the capillary networks and the external networks may be fused in the central entity to provide assistance services and network control to one or more of the capillary networks.
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037429 

Low cost mesh network capability


A wireless device that utilizes a single network interface to simultaneously connect to an infrastructure network and a mesh network. The device has a driver layer with a media access control module for each network type.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


02/04/16
20160037415 

Systems and methods for enhanced network handoff to wireless local area networks


A method of managing a wireless device includes receiving location information via a wireless wide area network interface and identifying a set of access points within connection range of the wireless device via a wireless local area network interface using the location information. The method also includes transmitting information associated with the set of access points to the wireless device via the wireless wide area network interface and transmitting station information associated with the wireless device to an access point within connection range of the wireless device.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037396 

Dynamic channel switching for wireless mesh networks


The present invention relates to a method of dynamic channel switching in a wireless mesh network that is in conformance with an ieee 802.11s standard. The method comprises the steps of transmitting a request frame to a node for scanning a channel associated with the node; determining a link quality of the channel; receiving a response frame from the node; and switching to the channel if the switching metric is larger than a switching threshold, wherein if otherwise, remain unswitched.
Telekom Malaysia Berhad


02/04/16
20160037393 

Method and system for managing security in mobile communication system


A method, an apparatus, and a system for solving and managing security problems, which may occur during a handover of a user equipment (ue) between plmns in a mobile communication network, by using a non-access stratum (nas) protocol are provided. By the method, a ue can perform a security mode command and an authentication with a network.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037392 

Method and system for managing security in mobile communication system


A method, an apparatus, and a system for solving and managing security problems, which may occur during a handover of a user equipment (ue) between plmns in a mobile communication network, by using a non-access stratum (nas) protocol are provided. By the method, a ue can perform a security mode command and an authentication with a network.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037391 

Method and system for managing security in mobile communication system


A method, an apparatus, and a system for solving and managing security problems, which may occur during a handover of a user equipment (ue) between plmns in a mobile communication network, by using a non-access stratum (nas) protocol are provided. By the method, a ue can perform a security mode command and an authentication with a network.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037387 

System and resource management in heterogeneous wireless networks


A system and method for resource management in a heterogeneous wireless network wherein the resources of the mobile communications system are managed on a coarse time-scale and a fine time-scale. The coarse time-scale management comprises a first stage of determining the user association for each of the plurality of tps followed by a second stage of determining activation fractions for all tps.
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037380 

Techniques for scheduling communications in wireless networks with traffic aggregation


Certain aspects of the described aspects relate to scheduling communications in wireless networks using traffic aggregation. A ue communicates with a first access point using a first rat over a first connection to access a first wireless network, and with a second access point using a second rat over a second connection.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037379 

System and a location prediction-based network scheduler


Embodiments are provided for traffic scheduling based on user equipment (ue) in wireless networks. A location prediction-based network scheduler (ns) interfaces with a traffic engineering (te) function to enable location-prediction-based routing for ue traffic.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037357 

Method for predicting the radio field level and/or the duration of propagation of cellular telephone networks using high-resolution terrain databases


A method of predicting the level of radio field and/or the duration of radio propagation of a mobile telephone network for the coverage of a cell using the ray tracing technique and utilizing geographical databases, wherein the database directly utilized is a matrix base composed of pixels, each pixel carrying at least an information item specific to the type of ground cover and an information item specific to the height of the ground cover, a vectorization processing is applied to the matrix base to linearize the contours of obstacles encountered while rays are fictitiously traced, the rays according to the obstacles encountered being either reflected or diffracted and scattered, whilst the global attenuation and/or propagation duration is calculated, the vectorization processing of the contours of obstacles being applied to matrix bases to linearize the contours of obstacles encountered by forming straight lines whose positions and various angles are known accurately.. .
Softwave Wireless


02/04/16
20160037328 

Node selection in network transitions


The present disclosure relates to methods, systems and apparatuses for transferring a user equipment (ue) connected to a first network (e.g., a lte network) to a second network (e.g., a wireless local area network, or wlan). In particular, the present disclosure teaches methods, systems and apparatuses for selecting and connecting the ue to a gateway (e.g., an evolved packet data gateway (epdg)) and a network apparatus (e.g., a packet data network gateway (pgw)).
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037327 

Providing a set of services to a multi-mode mobile station that is able to operate over packet-switched and circuit-switched access networks


A set of services is from a multimedia network to a multi-mode mobile station that is able to operate over a packet-switched access network and a circuit-switched access network. Packet-switched call control messages are communicated between a node in the multimedia network and the multi-mode mobile station through the packet-switched access network when the multi-mode mobile station is attached to the packet-switched access network, where the packet-switched call control messages communicated through the packet-switched access network are used to provide the set of services.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160037300 

Location determination in wireless networks


A system configured to perform operations including: determining a first received signal strength, at a first locator device located at a first location, for a signal transmitted by a target device; determining a second received signal strength, at a second locator device located at a second location, for the signal transmitted by the target device; determining a third received signal strength, at a third locator device located at a third location, for the signal transmitted by the target device; determining an average received signal strength of the first, second, and third received signal strengths; and determining a first distance from the first locator device to the target device based at least on (a) the average received signal strength, (b) the first received signal strength, and (c) the distance from the first locator device to a circumcenter of the first location, the second location, and the third location.. .
Aruba Networks Inc.


02/04/16
20160037294 

Distributed location detection in wireless sensor networks


The wireless sensor network can including a plurality of anchor sensors each including a signal receiver, a processing module, and a transmitter. The signal receiver can be configured to detect a received signal.
Az Board Of Regents, A Body Corporate Of The State Of Az Acting For And On Behalf Of Az State Univer


02/04/16
20160036921 

Accessing enterprise communication systems from external networks


A computer system implements a plurality of modules, including a tenant administration proxy that receives session credentials from a tenant application in the private communication system and authenticates the tenant application in response to the session credentials, a connector service that receives a bridge setup request from the tenant application and establishes a bridge connection with the tenant application in response to the bridge setup request; and a configuration manager that stores service information regarding a cloud-based service that is accessible through the computer system. The tenant administration proxy retrieves the service information from the configuration manager and provides the service information to the tenant application in response to a request from the tenant application, and wherein the connector service facilitates communication between the cloud-based service and an enterprise service in the private communication system over the bridge connection..
Ca, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036920 

Accessing network services from external networks


A method for accessing network services from external networks includes receiving at a cloud-based server a bridge setup request from a private communication system, establishing a bridge connection between the cloud-based server and the private communication system, establishing a communication path between the cloud-based server and a cloud-based application, receiving a request from a cloud-based entity that is directed to an enterprise service hosted within the private communication system, transmitting the request to the enterprise service over the bridge connection, receiving a response from the enterprise service over the bridge connection, and transmitting the response to the cloud-based entity. Related computer program products and systems are also disclosed..
Ca, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036919 

Propagating communication awareness for communication sessions


Techniques for propagating communication awareness for communication sessions are described. In at least some embodiments, a communication session refers to an exchange of communication media between different communication endpoints.
Microsoft Corporation


02/04/16
20160036902 

Method and sharing content between devices in peer-to-peer networks


A method and apparatus share content between devices in peer-to-peer networks. A first connection between a first peer device and a second peer device can be established in a first peer-to-peer network.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160036813 

Emulate vlans using macsec


Emulating virtual local area networks (vlan)s using media access control security (macsec) can include a network controller to provision a first client device of a plurality of client devices within a network with a macsec key associated with a macsec flow. The network controller can provision a second client device with the macsec key associated with the macsec flow to emulate a vlan with secure communication between the first and the second client devices..
Hewlett-packard Development Company, L.p.


02/04/16
20160036747 

Automatic determination of additional languages used in social networks


A computer processor determines a first language in which a message posted on a social network is composed, the message corresponds to a user of a social network. The computer processor compares the first language of the message to a set of one or more languages understood by the user of the social network.
International Business Machines Corporation


02/04/16
20160036732 

System and network protocol offloading in virtual networks


Disclosed herein are a system and method for network protocol offloading in virtual networks. An embodiment method of offloading a network protocol processing task for a message includes receiving, at a virtual switch, the message from a virtual source node destined for a virtual receiver node.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036726 

Method and processing a multicast packet


The embodiments of the present invention relate to the field of computer networks, and disclose a method and an apparatus for processing a multicast packet. The method includes receiving a multicast packet, acquiring a local router interface corresponding to the multicast packet according to a multicast routing entry carried in the multicast packet, and forwarding the multicast packet through the acquired local router interface to a clustered routing system interface for further transfer.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160036723 

Low-cost flow matching in software defined networks without tcams


Various exemplary embodiments relate to a method for processing data packets by a first-hop switch in a data network, including: receiving a first data packet associated with a flow; determining whether the flow associated with the first data packet is found in a flow table in the first-hop switch; modifying the first data packet by replacing a packet header field with flow definition information; and transmitting the modified first data packet based upon the flow definition information.. .
Alcatel-lucent


02/04/16
20160036721 

System for detecting and managing application traffic in mobile and fixed networks


A system capable of detecting data within user application streams to manage or control the chains. For example, the system can receive bandwidth information from the application, and based on that information, determine a level of network traffic caused by the application.
Broadview Communications, Llc


02/04/16
20160036708 

Rf-aware packet filtering in radio access networks


Methods and systems are provided for filtering packets in a wireless communication system in the to-subscriber direction. This filtering is at least in part based on rf circuit state information.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036692 

Propagating routing awareness for autonomous networks


Techniques for propagating routing awareness for autonomous networks are described. In at least some embodiments, routing awareness refers to attributes of autonomous networks that route communication sessions between different endpoints.
Microsoft Corporation


02/04/16
20160036689 

Method and reducing response time in information-centric networks


A method for reducing response times in an information-centric network includes receiving an indication from an ingress node of a content object entering a network, the content object associated with a new delivery flow through the network. An egress node in the network for the content object and a size of the content object are identified.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036620 

Virtual layer 2 and mechanism to make it scalable


A network component including a receiver configured to receive a plurality of internet protocol (ip) addresses for a plurality of hosts in a plurality of external layer 2 networks located at a plurality of physical locations and interconnected via a service, a logic circuit configured to map the ip addresses of the hosts in the external layer 2 networks to a plurality of media access control (mac) addresses of a plurality of corresponding gateways in the same external layer 2 networks, and a transmitter configured to send to the external layer 2 networks a plurality of a plurality of ip addresses for a plurality of local hosts in a local layer 2 network coupled to the external layer 2 networks via the service.. .
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036600 

Gateway device, network system including gateway device, air-conditioning outdoor unit, and air-conditioning network system


A gateway device includes an address manager that manages address information enabling transmission via a second interface of an own gateway device and another gateway device, a first relay that, if the data received by the second interface is multicast data, adds to the multicast data received, address information and a header conforming to a protocol of a non-band-sharing network, and outputs the multicast data to a first interface, and a second relay that, if the data received by the first interface includes address information, extracts only multicast data from data conforming to the protocol of the non-band-sharing network, and transmits the multicast data to the second interface. Even when collision domain for n (n is 2 or more) of facility networks having different address architectures is to be divided using (n+1) or more of gateways, multicast communication that match the area of the address architecture can be realized..
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation


02/04/16
20160036563 

Distributed reed-solomon codes for simple multiple access networks


A computer-based distributed error correction scheme with an efficient decoding algorithm is disclosed. The efficiency of the corresponding decoding algorithm, based on standard single source reed-solomon error correcting codes, makes the practical employment of the decc feasible.
California Institute Of Technology


02/04/16
20160036552 

Reversible wavelength channels for optical communication networks


An optical transmission system comprises at least one first connection point and one second connection point arranged to transmit and receive at least one channel signal transmitted via at least one optical means connecting the first connection point and the second connection, wherein each of the at least one channel signal is reversibly configurable to be transmitted in either a first direction or a second direction between the first connection point and the second connection point. A method of transmitting at least one channel signal between a first connection point and a second connection point via at least one optical media in an optical transmission system, wherein each of the at least one channel signal is reversibly configurable to be transmitted in either a first direction or a second direction between the first and the second connection points..
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


02/04/16
20160036504 

Scaling wireless full duplex in multi-cell networks with spatial interference alignment


A method, system, and computer program product for minimizing intra-cell and inter-cell interference in a multi-cell full duplex communication system in a wireless network. The method includes selecting, by a clint selector, a plurality of clients, wherein the plurality of clients includes a plurality of uplink clients configured to transmit signals and a plurality of downlink clients configured to receive signals over a plurality of data streams in each cell of the multi-cell full duplex communication system, and performing, by a spatial interference aligner, spatial interference alignment on interfering data streams to align the interfering data streams of uplink clients towards downlink clients in its own cell and downlink clients in a neighboring cell..
Nec Laboratories America, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036500 

Radiofrequency map creation for data networks


A next generation data network is described. It leverages the “cloud” for data management, frequency data computation and analytics.
Facebook, Inc.


02/04/16
20160036226 

Distributed gradient descent for solving optimal power flow in radial networks


Node controllers and power distribution networks in accordance with embodiments of the invention enable distributed power control, one embodiment includes a node controller comprising a memory containing: a plurality of node operating parameters; and a plurality of node operating parameters describing operating parameters for a set of at least one node selected from the group consisting of at least one downstream node and at least one upstream node; wherein the processor is configured by the node controller application to: receive and store in memory a plurality of coordinator parameters describing operating parameters of a node coordinator by the network interface; and calculate updated node operating parameters using an iterative gradient projection process to determine updated node parameters using node operating parameters that describe operating parameters of node and operating parameters of the set of at least one node, where each iteration is determined by the coordinator parameters.. .
California Institute Of Technology


02/04/16
20160036225 

Dynamic frequency control in power networks


Node controllers in power distribution networks in accordance with embodiments of the invention enable dynamic frequency control. One embodiment includes a node controller comprising a network interface a processor; and a memory containing a frequency control application; and a plurality of node operating parameters describing the operating parameters of a node, where the node is selected from a group consisting of at least one generator node in a power distribution network wherein the processor is configured by the frequency control application to calculate a plurality of updated node operating parameters using a distributed process to determine the updated node operating parameter using the node operating parameters, where the distributed process controls network frequency in the power distribution network; and adjust the node operating parameters..
California Institute Of Technology


02/04/16
20160036221 

Dc connection system for renewable power generators


A dc connection system for renewable power generators includes a first monopole dc collection network, a second monopole dc collection network and a first bipole transmission system. The first monopole dc collection network aggregates positive-valued dc voltage outputs of a first cluster of renewable power generators onto a positive terminal of the first monopole dc collection network.
Abb Technology Ag


02/04/16
20160036220 

Electrical network of an aircraft


An electrical network of an aircraft comprises: several main generators, several high voltage direct current networks powered by one of the generators in normal operation, several low voltage direct current networks powered by one of the high voltage direct current networks, several converters to transfer energy from one of the high voltage direct current networks to one of the low voltage direct current networks, the different converters being independent and isolated from each other, each converter being dedicated to one of the high voltage networks and to the low voltage direct current network, a load designed to be powered in normal operation by the main generators and in backup operation by one of the low voltage direct current networks, the backup operation being put into place when at least one of the high voltage networks is no longer powered by the associated main generator in normal operation.. .
Thales


02/04/16
20160035177 

Method and system for providing alternative usages of closed lottery networks


A method for processing lottery transactions and debit/credit transactions with lottery terminals that communicate with a lottery central site over a closed lottery network includes conducting lottery transactions at the lottery terminals and transmitting lottery transaction data between the lottery terminals and the lottery central site. An interface is configured between the lottery central site and an acquiring processor that is external to the closed lottery network.
Scientific Games International, Inc.


02/04/16
20160035078 

Image assessment using deep convolutional neural networks


Deep convolutional neural networks receive local and global representations of images as inputs and learn the best representation for a particular feature through multiple convolutional and fully connected layers. A double-column neural network structure receives each of the local and global representations as two heterogeneous parallel inputs to the two columns.
Adobe Systems Incorporated


02/04/16
20160034966 

Driving behaviors, opinions, and perspectives based on consumer data


A method includes receiving an input identifying a target audience segment (e.g., reflecting a behavior, perspective, or opinion an advertiser would like to influence/increase). The method further includes identifying a first attribute measured by a measurement system, where the first attribute is determined to correlate to users tracked by the measurement system and that belong to the target audience segment, which reflects the behavior that the advertiser wants to influence/increase.
Umbel Corporation


02/04/16
20160034936 

Social-referral network methods and apparatus


A computer implemented method, apparatus and computer readable medium for monetizing online referral social networks. The online referral social network system confirms a particular online referral social network member indicated in one or more communications for registering a user as having referred the user to the online referral social network is a member of said online referral social network.

02/04/16
20160034820 

Systems and methods for distributed solution of optimization problems


A framework is presented for designing a class of distributed, asynchronous optimization algorithms realized as signal processing architectures utilizing various conservation principles. The architectures are specifically based on stationary conditions pertaining to primal and dual variables in a class of generally nonconvex optimization problems.
Massachusetts Institute Of Technology


02/04/16
20160034814 

Noise-boosted back propagation and deep learning neural networks


A learning computer system may update parameters and states of an uncertain system. The system may receive data from a user or other source; process the received data through layers of processing units, thereby generating processed data; process the processed data to produce one or more intermediate or output signals; compare the one or more intermediate or output signals with one or more reference signals to generate information indicative of a performance measure of one or more of the layers of processing units; send information indicative of the performance measure back through the layers of processing units; process the information indicative of the performance measure in the processing units and in interconnections between the processing units; generate random, chaotic, fuzzy, or other numerical perturbations of the received data, the processed data, or the one or more intermediate or output signals; update the parameters and states of the uncertain system using the received data, the numerical perturbations, and previous parameters and states of the uncertain system; determine whether the generated numerical perturbations satisfy a condition; and if the numerical perturbations satisfy the condition, inject the numerical perturbations into one or more of the parameters or states, the received data, the processed data, or one or more of the processing units..
University Of Southern California


02/04/16
20160034810 

Neural networks for transforming signals


A method for transforms input signals, by first defining a model for transforming the input signals, wherein the model is specified by constraints and a set of model parameters. An iterative inference procedure is derived from the model and the set of model parameters and unfolded into a set of layers, wherein there is one layer for each iteration of the procedure, and wherein a same set of network parameters is used by all layers.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034809 

System and network based application development and implementation


An application provisioning system and method. A server provides an application provisioning service.
Sightline Innovation Inc.


02/04/16
20160034788 

Learning image categorization using related attributes


A first set of attributes (e.g., style) is generated through pre-trained single column neural networks and leveraged to regularize the training process of a regularized double-column convolutional neural network (rdcnn). Parameters of the first column (e.g., style) of the rdcnn are fixed during rdcnn training parameters of the second column (e.g., aesthetics) are fine-tuned while training the rdcnn and the learning process is supervised by the label identified by the second column (e.g., aesthetics).
Adobe Systems Incorporated


02/04/16
20160034732 

Electronic shelf label tag and electronic shelf label gateway with adjacent channel removal feature


An electronic shelf label tag may include a second antenna receiving a radio signal from an electronic shelf label gateway, a second wireless communications unit processing the radio signal received from the second antenna, and a second neighboring channel removal unit connected between the second antenna and the second wireless communications unit to remove a neighboring channel signal having a frequency lower than a frequency of a communications channel signal by a preset frequency interval. A signal having a frequency lower than that of the communications channel by a preset amount among signals of wireless communications networks different from a currently used communications network may be removed, whereby reception sensitivity of the electronic shelf label tag may be improved..
Samsung Electro-mechanics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160034641 

Network-based providing patient subscription status


networks and methods include or use a computer hardware processor to manage healthcare information between healthcare information providers and subscribers. Subscriber and provider requests are used in the networks and methods to provide only responsive content to subscribers and providers.
Audacious Inquiry


02/04/16
20160034625 

Network architectures for boundary-less hierarchical interconnects


Systems and methods for implementing boundary-less hierarchical networks including methods of generating such networks in accordance with embodiments of the invention are disclosed. In one embodiment, a hierarchical network in an integrated circuit that includes a plurality of computing elements, where the plurality of computing elements have m outputs and n inputs, and a plurality of switches arranged into stages of switches wherein the plurality of computing elements are connected to switches in a first stage, the switches in the first stage are connected to the plurality of computing elements and switches in a second stage, where the switches in the second stage are connected to the switches in the first stage, at least m+1 adjacent computing elements can connect to at least two nearest neighboring computing elements via a stage 1 switch, and every computing element can connect with every other computing element within the hierarchical network..
The Regents Of The University Of California


02/04/16
20160034463 

Identifying user biases for search results on online social networks


In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query, determining a user bias of a first user of an online social network from a first node corresponding to the first user and a plurality of user nodes corresponding to a plurality of second users sharing one or more user attributes with the first user, identifying nodes of a plurality of second nodes based at least in part on the user bias of the first user, where the identified nodes correspond to the structured query, and generating search results corresponding to the identified nodes. The bias may be determined by identifying a candidate user node of the second nodes, comparing a first user attribute of the first node to a second user attribute of the candidate user node, and including the candidate user node in the user nodes when the first user attribute matches the second user attribute..
Facebook, Inc.


02/04/16
20160034462 

Search results based on user biases on online social networks


In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a query, identifying one or more nodes of a plurality of second nodes corresponding to the query, calculating a score for each of the identified nodes using a probabilistic ranking model that scores each node based at least in part on a number of edges connecting the node to one or more nodes within a first set of user nodes that includes the first node and user nodes corresponding to second users sharing one or more user attributes with the first user, and generating corresponding search results. The score calculated for each of the identified nodes may bias the search results toward nodes connected to disproportionately more nodes in the first set of user nodes than nodes in the plurality of second nodes that correspond to an overall population of users of the online social network..
Facebook, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033650 

Method and system for selecting optimal satellites for a-gps location of handsets in wireless networks


A system and method for determining a set of satellites for which assistance data may be provided to a wireless device. A boundary for an approximate area in which the wireless device is located may be determined and one or more sets of satellites may be determined as a function of the boundary.
Telecommunication Systems, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033617 

System and methods for location determination in mimo wireless networks


Disclosed herein, one embodiment of the disclosure is directed to a system, apparatus, and method for location estimation in the presence of multipath/non-line-of-sight (nlos) conditions. Various methods have been contemplated to detect the level of multipath/nlos propagation between two devices.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033613 

System and methods for information collection and processing for location estimation in mimo wireless networks


Disclosed herein, one embodiment of the disclosure is directed to a system, apparatus, and method for location estimation in the presence of multipath/non-line-of-sight (nlos) conditions. Various methods have been contemplated to detect the level of multipath/nlos propagation between two devices.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


02/04/16
20160033283 

Efficient route planning in public transportation networks


This document discloses a system that selects a path to reach a destination in a transportation network. The system receives information related to a public transportation network with multiple stops.
Xerox Corporation


02/04/16
20160032127 

Metal nanowire inks for the formation of transparent conductive films with fused networks


Fusing nanowire inks are described that can also comprise a hydrophilic polymer binder, such as a cellulose based binder. The fusing nanowire inks can be deposited onto a substrate surface and dried to drive the fusing process.
C3nano Inc.


02/04/16
20160030907 

Stabilization of suspended solid particles and/or gas bubbles in aqueous fluids


This invention relates to compositions that have utility, amongst others, in the stabilization of suspension particles or gas bubbles in fluid water-based compositions and/or in conferring shear thinning behavior to such fluid water-based compositions. The inventors have developed parenchymal cellulose based materials, which comprise cell wall derived networks of cellulose based fibers and nanofibrils, can advantageously be used for stabilization of suspended solid particles in fluid water-based compositions.
Koninklijke Cooperatie Cosun U.a.


02/04/16
20160030786 

Pump assemblies and methods for inhibiting oxygen from entering water supply systems


A method of inhibiting oxygen in ambient air from entering a water supply system having at least one ingress point at which a fluid can enter the water supply system includes supplying an inert gas to the at least one ingress point of the water supply system. The inert gas enters the water supply system at the at least one ingress point and substantially inhibits ambient air including oxygen from entering the water supply system at the at least one ingress point to substantially inhibit oxygen corrosion in the water supply system.
Engineered Corrosion Solutions, Llc


02/04/16
20160029693 

Systems and methods for mobile software clinical smoking cessation platform


The object of the present invention is to provide a system and method to enable a person wishing to quit smoking to carry with him a smoking cessation device that will assist the user in behavior modification, and in particular curbing and dealing with nicotine cravings. The current invention makes use of widely available and familiar infrastructure of hand held devices such as cellular phones and cellular networks.
Click Therapeutics, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029432 

Pause signals for full-duplex wireless networks


System and method embodiments are provided for pausing data transmission in a full-duplex wireless network. Embodiments eliminate the deadlocks in the full duplex mac layer and improve the system efficiency.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029420 

Telehealth wireless communication hub device and service platform system


Methods and devices provide a wireless communications hub device and services enabling remote access to electronic medical or fitness devices in a manner that simplifies device networking. A wireless communication hub device may include a processor and wireless communication transceivers configured to connect to cellular and/or wifi networks to access a remote server, and wired and/or wireless local networks for connecting to electronic medical or fitness devices.
Qualcomm Incorporated


01/28/16
20160029419 

Methods and devices for connecting to wireless network


A method for a device to connect to a wireless network is provided. The method includes: detecting a first wireless network when a wireless network connection of the device is in a disconnected state, wherein the first wireless network has a same name as a second wireless network, and connection information for connecting to the second wireless network is pre-stored in the device; generating a first wireless network list including one or more wireless networks detected when the first wireless network is detected; comparing the first wireless network list with a pre-stored second wireless network list to obtain a comparing result, wherein the second wireless network list includes one or more wireless networks previously detected when the device was connected to the second wireless network; and if the comparing result satisfies a preset condition, sending a connection request to the first wireless network..
Xiaomi Inc.


01/28/16
20160029418 

Resetting of network resources in wireless networks


The proposed technology relates to methods and network nodes for enabling resetting of network resources in a wireless network. For example, a method performed by a first network node comprises the step of providing at least one pair of information elements, each pair defining a respective range of identifiers within a list of identifiers, wherein each identifier within each range of identifiers is associated with a respective network resource to be reset..
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


01/28/16
20160029404 

Systems and methods for scheduling communication between wireless devices to reduce interference associated with full duplex communication in multi-cell networks


Certain embodiments herein relate to scheduling interference between wireless devices in a manner that reduced interference associated with full duplex communication. Signal strength and interference information associated with communication between wireless devices may be collected and forwarded to a processing device, such as a central controller.

01/28/16
20160029403 

Apparatus and methods for scheduling resources in mesh networks


Methods and apparatuses are described herein that facilitate mesh network communication by a millimeter wave base stations (mbs) or wtrus as nodes of a directional mesh network with other nodes of the directional mesh network. The mb or wtru may include a directional antenna configured to transmit and receive signals in specific directions during the mesh network communication to define a directional mesh network.
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029397 

Systems and methods for improved communication efficiency in wireless networks


Methods and apparatuses for providing wireless messages according to various tone plans can include a system including a memory that stores instructions. The system further includes a processor coupled with the memory.
Qualcomm Incorporated


01/28/16
20160029334 

Method and synchronizing networks among heterogeneous wireless operators


Disclosed are a method and an apparatus for synchronizing networks among heterogeneous wireless business operators. A terminal belonging to a first network monitors whether there is a different network in a monitoring period of a frame.
Electronics And Telecommunications Research Institute


01/28/16
20160029298 

Method of controlling wlan access for wireless communication devices


The present disclosure relates to method performed by a wireless communication device (2; 4) for controlling its access to one or several wireless local area networks (wlans). The present disclosure also relates to a wireless communication device (2; 4) adapted and configured to perform the method.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


01/28/16
20160029296 

Interworking between networks operating according to different radio access technologies


There is provided a method of operating a terminal device in a first network that is operating according to a first radio access technology, rat, the terminal device supporting and operating according to a network interworking feature that enables and controls interworking between the first network and a network operating according to a second rat, the method comprising determining whether a first cell in the first network that is serving the terminal device supports the network interworking feature (1101); and modifying the operation of the terminal device with respect to the network interworking feature if it is determined that the first cell does not support the network interworking feature (1103).. .
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


01/28/16
20160029277 

Inter-radio access technology interference coordination for multi-standard radio access networks


A method and system for coordinated interference suppression in a communication system. The communication system implements at least a first radio access technology via a first base station and a second radio access technology via a second base station.
Telefonaktiebolaget Lm Ericsson (publ)


01/28/16
20160029274 

Systems, methods and switching networks in active mode


Systems, methods, and apparatuses for switching networks in active mode are described herein. In one aspect a method of wireless communication is provided.
Qualcomm Incorporated


01/28/16
20160029260 

Method and system for managing security in mobile communication system


A method, an apparatus, and a system for solving and managing security problems, which may occur during a handover of a user equipment (ue) between plmns in a mobile communication network, by using a non-access stratum (nas) protocol are provided. By the method, a ue can perform a security mode command and an authentication with a network.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029259 

Method and system for managing security in mobile communication system


A method, an apparatus, and a system for solving and managing security problems, which may occur during a handover of a user equipment (ue) between plmns in a mobile communication network, by using a non-access stratum (nas) protocol are provided. By the method, a ue can perform a security mode command and an authentication with a network.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029258 

Method and system for managing security in mobile communication system


A method, an apparatus, and a system for solving and managing security problems, which may occur during a handover of a user equipment (ue) between plmns in a mobile communication network, by using a non-access stratum (nas) protocol are provided. By the method, a ue can perform a security mode command and an authentication with a network.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029257 

Method and system for managing security in mobile communication system


A method, an apparatus, and a system for solving and managing security problems, which may occur during a handover of a user equipment (ue) between plmns in a mobile communication network, by using a non-access stratum (nas) protocol are provided. By the method, a ue can perform a security mode command and an authentication with a network.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029256 

Method and system for managing security in mobile communication system


A method, an apparatus, and a system for solving and managing security problems, which may occur during a handover of a user equipment (ue) between plmns in a mobile communication network, by using a non-access stratum (nas) protocol are provided. By the method, a ue can perform a security mode command and an authentication with a network.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


01/28/16
20160029249 

Wireless local area network (wlan) traffic load measurement provisioning to wireless cellular networks


Generally, this disclosure provides devices, systems and methods for provisioning of wireless local area network (wlan) traffic load measurements to third generation partnership project 3gpp wireless cellular networks. A wlan element manager (em) may include a polling module to poll a wlan access point (ap), the polling to request traffic load data from the wlan ap; a timer module to trigger the polling module to poll at periodic intervals; a logging module to receive and log the requested traffic load data; and an integration reference point (irp) agent including a reporting module to generate a traffic load report for transmission to a network manager (nm), the traffic load report based on the logged traffic load data..

01/28/16
20160029246 

Signaling storm reduction from radio networks


A method for signaling storm reduction is disclosed, comprising concentrating a plurality of signaling messages from a radio access network node to a core network node at a signaling concentrator; and processing the plurality of signaling messages with a mobile device identifier rule, at a rate equal to or greater than a line rate of a link from the radio access network to the signaling concentrator, wherein processing the plurality of signaling messages further comprises determining whether to drop each of the plurality of signaling messages.. .
Parallel Wireless, Inc.


01/28/16
20160029216 

Peer to peer remote control method between one or more mobile devices


Described herein is a method for providing peer to peer remote control management between a helper and a beneficiary mobile device. The method includes registering, by the helper and beneficiary mobile devices, with a secure server.
Aetherpal Inc.


01/28/16
20160029189 

System and uninterrupted transfer of calls between cellular and wifi networks


A system and method for transferring calls without interruption between a cellular network and a wifi network. The system includes smartphones and other mobile devices (e.g.

01/28/16
20160029146 

Methods and systems for triggering efficient application synchronization


An example method of synchronizing application data between a mobile device and a remote computing device includes for each network of one or more networks, collecting network data regarding a mobile device's current connectivity state to the respective network. The mobile device includes one or more mobile applications including application data.
Qualcomm Incorporated


01/28/16
20160029060 

Portable broadcast system accommodating multiple remote users for digital audio/video transmission via wired or wireless ip or 3g/4g networks


A system for simultaneously distributing program content originating from hundreds of remote multicast transmit units to a global network such as the internet, and configured to receive at a host multicast receiver/server the transmitted program content segments from each of the remote multicast transmit units in real time, at full bandwidth and minimum latency. A command center station coupled to a first output of the multicast receiver/server for distribution of the program content segments via a satellite broadcast network interface to one or more affiliated stations and a second output of the multicast receiver/server via a third party network interface for streaming distribution to the affiliated stations..

01/28/16
20160029049 

Cost reduction through bidding and advertising


Various techniques for enhancing wireless networks and/or devices that can receive wireless signals are disclosed.. .
At&t Mobility Ii, Llc


01/28/16
20160028903 

Transmission of facsimiles via internet protocol over public networks


A computer system maps unique addresses to the conventional fax numbers of conventional fax devices (such as conventional fax machines and computing devices having conventional fax capabilities). A transmitting user who is connected to the internet may send an ip fax to a receiving user who is also connected to the internet by addressing the receiving user using the receiving user's unique address, even if the sending user and receiving user are not within the same local network.
Biscom Inc.


01/28/16
20160028856 

Method, system and providing services across networks


The invention provides a method and a system for providing a service from a network device in a closed network to a client device outside of the closed network through a service portal. The method may include the steps of actively establishing a first connection between the network device and the service portal, receiving a request for the services from the client device via established first connection, retrieving data of service and sending back to the client device.
Miiicasa Taiwan Inc.


01/28/16
20160028817 

Wireless synchronization of media content and subscription content


Arrangements are provided which use a host computer to configure a wireless portable device's network connection parameters. The radio on the portable device may be used to help locate nearby accessible wireless networks.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


01/28/16
20160028808 

Network operating system


Generally described, the present invention is directed to a network operating system that provides more effective ways of leveraging the connectivity of computer networks. In one embodiment, an xml virtual machine is implemented that accepts high-level application code written in an xml programming language as input.
Xcerion Aktiebolag


01/28/16
20160028792 

Fast file server methods and systems


The invention provides, in one aspect, an improved system for data access comprising a file server that is coupled to a client device or application executing thereon via one or more networks. The server comprises static storage that is organized in one or more directories, each containing, zero, one or more files.
Pme Ip Pty Ltd


01/28/16
20160028791 

Methods for evaluation of items and services on the internet and devices thereof


The present invention is related to the evaluation of items or services on the internet in web pages, social networks or applications running in mobile devices. In such context, the present invention provides a method, non-transitory computer readable medium, and an evaluation management computing device capable of allowing an unsatisfied user to evaluate a given item or service with a negative classification represented by a trash bin icon.
Tohtt ServiÇos De Tecnologia Ltda.


01/28/16
20160028782 

Presenting content items shared within social networks


Within a social network, a user may establish a set of contacts who share with the user various content items and comments related thereto. However, these content items are often hosted by a content source outside of the social network, and the user may have to transition to the content source to view the content item, and then transition back to the social network to submit a comment.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


01/28/16
20160028770 

Wireless network service interfaces


A uniform wireless network service selection information exchange interface system is provided to facilitate a consistent user experience across multiple wireless networks that may have different service plan activation or service plan purchase processes. Network detection of service usage anomalies based on device-based data usage reports is provided to enable the network to determine whether an end-user device is likely operating in accordance with the established policy, or whether the end-user device may be operating fraudulently..
Headwater Partners I Llc


01/28/16
20160028733 

Off-site user access control


Systems and methods are described for off-site user access control to communications services via a site-based communications network. Embodiments operate in context of sites, each having one or more site-based networks in communication with external networks via one or more on-site routers.
Guest Tek Interactive Entertainment Ltd.


01/28/16
20160028693 

Apparatus and security of industrial control networks


Approaches for providing security for a programmable logic controller (plc) are provided and include cloning a security module as a plc proxy by copying at least one of a media access control (mac) address and an internet protocol (ip) address of the plc and determining, based on a predetermined security criteria, whether to route the message to the plc. Based on the determination, the message is selectively routed to the plc.
Ge Intelligent Platforms, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028684 

Selecting between domain name system servers of a plurality of networks


Managing domain name system services for a plurality of networks is disclosed. A computer identifies information for the plurality of networks to which a client device is connected.
International Business Machines Corporation


01/28/16
20160028675 

System and operating mesh devices in multi-tree overlapping mesh networks


A method for a first mesh device associated with two mesh networks to serve as a conduit in an overlapping mesh network environment comprises associating with both a first access point over a first mesh network and a second access point over a second network, wherein each access point manages a respective mesh network; responsive to receiving a neighbor information broadcast from a first neighboring mesh device in the first mesh network, updating a neighborhood table; responsive to receiving a neighbor information broadcast from a second neighboring mesh device in the second mesh network, updating the neighborhood table; responsive to a request to transmit a message from a device in the first mesh network to a destination in the second mesh network, determining a next device, wherein the next device is on a path towards the destination in the second mesh network; and transmitting the message to the next device.. .
Trilliant Networks, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028610 

Subnetworks and multiple networks


A next generation data network is described. It leverages the “cloud” for data management, frequency data computation and analytics.
Facebook, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028609 

Multiple topology routing architecture in computer networks


In a multiple interface, low power and lossy network comprising a plurality of nodes, a low transmission power and medium transmission power topology are defined for the network and a channel-hopping schedule is defined for the devices operating in each topology. A sender determines that data is capable of being transmitted via a link on the low transmission power topology.
Cisco Technology, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028605 

Systems and methods involving mobile linear asset efficiency, exploration, monitoring and/or display aspects


Certain systems and methods herein are directed to features of accessing and/or improving building system efficiency and supporting linear asset networks, including aspects involving iot (the internet of things). For example, some embodiments may include ways to measure occupant comfort, ways to conserve energy in heating and cooling linear asset networks, measure the efficiency of linear assets for energy and water delivery and consumption, improve machine efficiency by increasing maintenance effectiveness and many others.
Reylabs Inc.


01/28/16
20160028588 

Method for identifying logical loops in ethernet networks


A method and system for identifying logical loops in an ethernet network may determine a number of nodes n and a number of links l between nodes. A number of rings r, including a number of major rings and a number of sub-rings for the ethernet network may be determined.

01/28/16
20160028553 

Network adaptive content download


Techniques for managing content downloads to a computing device. The techniques include an agent on the computing device determining for each network of a plurality of networks available to the computing device, costs of downloading content and an exemption list.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


01/28/16
20160028502 

Mechanism for traffic privacy in reconfigurable add/drop multiplexer based submarine networks


A method for data transport that includes providing a branch terminal between a first and second trunk terminal, wherein a branching unit is present at an intersect between the first and second trunk terminal and the branch terminal. The branching unit includes a reconfigurable add/drop multiplexers (roadm) at least one attenuator.
Nec Corporation


01/28/16
20160028487 

Compensation of non-linear transmitter impairments in optical communication networks


An optical transceiver comprises a transmitter configured to transmit a first signal, and a receiver coupled to the transmitter and configured to receive a first compensation, wherein the first compensation is based on a pattern-dependent analysis of the first signal, and provide the first compensation to the transmitter, wherein the transmitter is further configured to compensate a second signal based on the first compensation to form a first compensated signal, and transmit the first compensated signal. An optical transmitter comprises a digital signal processor (dsp) comprising a compensator, a digital-to-analog converter (dac) coupled to the dsp, a radio frequency amplifier (rfa) coupled to the dac, and an electrical-to-optical converter (eoc) coupled to the rfa.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028482 

Hybrid laser anti-clipping for fiber-coaxial networks


Systems, devices, and methods for hybrid anti-clipping in optical links in hybrid fiber-coaxial (hfc) networks are disclosed. A hybrid anti-clipping circuit can be included in both the uplink and downlink paths of the hfc network to avoid driving the laser in the optical link above a clipping threshold.
Arris Enterprises, Inc.


01/28/16
20160028472 

Method and system for dynamic sharing of satellite bandwidth by multiple sites with concurrent terrestrial transmission


A method of transmitting bursty data and non-bursty data, the method including using terrestrial networks to transmit the non-bursty data and sharing satellite bandwidth to transmit the bursty data from multiple sites. The non-bursty data and the bursty data are transmitted concurrently via the terrestrial networks and the satellite bandwidth, respectively.
Intelsat Corporation


01/28/16
20160028438 

Dynamic medium switch in co-located plc and rf networks


A method for implementing a convergence layer. Data is received on a first communication medium by a first transceiver.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


01/28/16
20160028352 

Efficient power amplification over large operating average power range


Embodiments of a doherty power amplifier that maintain efficiency over a large operating average power range are disclosed. In one embodiment, the doherty power amplifier includes reconfigurable main and auxiliary output matching networks and a fixed combining network.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


01/28/16
20160028075 

Silicon-embedded copper nanostructure network for high energy storage


Provided herein are nanostructure networks having high energy storage, electrochemically active electrode materials including nanostructure networks having high energy storage, as well as electrodes and batteries including the nanostructure networks having high energy storage. According to various implementations, the nanostructure networks have high energy density as well as long cycle life.
Amprius, Inc.






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