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Date/App# patent app List of recent Nic-related patents
02/04/16
20160037691 
 Discontinuous shielding tape for data communications cable and  making the same patent thumbnailnew patent Discontinuous shielding tape for data communications cable and making the same
A discontinuous shielding tape includes a first tape layer having a first width and a metallic layer disposed on the first tape layer having a second width. The second width of the metallic layer is narrower than the first width of the first tape layer so as to leave at least two metallic free strips running the longitudinal length of the first tape layer, one on either side of the metal layer.
Nexans


02/04/16
20160037686 
 Information handling system thermal management enhanced by estimated energy states patent thumbnailnew patent Information handling system thermal management enhanced by estimated energy states
Thermal conditions at processing components disposed in an information handling system are estimated by applying conservation of energy and component power consumption so that discrete control of information handling system exhaust temperatures is more accurately maintained. For example, a pci backplane communications card has its power consumption estimated based upon its width so that air flow through the information handling system is adequate to meet an exhaust temperature constraint..
Dell Products L.p.


02/04/16
20160037678 
 Information handling system thermal control with adaptive non-rotational cooling devices patent thumbnailnew patent Information handling system thermal control with adaptive non-rotational cooling devices
A tablet information handling system manages thermal conditions with selective installation of either a wireless wide area network interface card or an air moving device in an internal communication link card slot, such as an m.2 card slot. If an air moving device is installed, then greater thermal demands may be managed at the tablet information handling system, such as greater cpu clock speeds for a given cpu, internal housing or skin temperature.
Dell Products L.p.


02/04/16
20160037675 
 Skin oscillation convective cooling patent thumbnailnew patent Skin oscillation convective cooling
An electronic device has a housing, at least one actuator attached to the housing, and a deformable skin having air pores. The actuators are attached to both the housing and the deformable skin to impart a motion that causes a varying amount of separation.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160037674 
 Electronic device, drive apparatus having the electronic device and manufacturing  the electronic device patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic device, drive apparatus having the electronic device and manufacturing the electronic device
An electronic device includes a circuit board, a heat sink and thermal gel. The circuit board has an electronic component, which is mounted to a first principal surface of the circuit board.
Denso Corporation


02/04/16
20160037669 
 Electronic device patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic device
A slide cover has a engaged portion formed thereon. A rotatable member includes a stopper portion which is abutted against the engaged portion so as to restrict a relative movement of the engaged portion of the slide cover when the slide cover is arranged at a closed position.
Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.


02/04/16
20160037665 
 Support frame and electronic device including the same patent thumbnailnew patent Support frame and electronic device including the same
A support frame includes a base unit, a connecting unit and a supporting unit. The base unit includes two end portions and a receiving space.
Wistron Corporation


02/04/16
20160037659 
 Electronic device patent thumbnailnew patent Electronic device
An ecu includes a substrate and a chassis. Electronic components are mounted on a first primary surface of the substrate.
Denso Corporation


02/04/16
20160037656 
 Portable electronic apparatus patent thumbnailnew patent Portable electronic apparatus
A portable electronic apparatus includes a display panel which is flexible and thus prevents or protects a defect from occurring when the portable electronic apparatus is bent. The portable electronic apparatus includes: a display panel configured to display an image; a window that is disposed over an image display surface of the display panel; a functional plate that is disposed between the display panel and the window; and a first adhesive layer that is patterned and is disposed between the display panel and the functional plate or between the functional plate and the window..
Samsung Display Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037628 
 Substrate and electronic device patent thumbnailnew patent Substrate and electronic device
A substrate includes a first pattern on which terminals are formed; a second pattern on which terminals are formed; and a third pattern on which terminals are formed. A distance between a first pair of terminals which are configured by one terminal of the first pattern and one terminal of the second pattern is equal to a distance between a second pair of terminals which are configured by another terminal of the first pattern and one terminal of the third pattern, and a distance between a third pair of terminals which are configured by another of the terminals of the third pattern and another of the terminals of the second pattern is equal to a distance between a fourth pair of terminals which are configured by the other of the terminal of the third pattern and the other of the terminal of the first pattern..
Seiko Epson Corporation


02/04/16
20160037625 
new patent

Support structures for an attachable, two-dimensional flexible electronic device


A dynamically flexible article or device, such as an armband, includes a flexible electronic component, such as a flexible electronic display, and a flexible support structure coupled to the flexible electronic component, wherein the flexible support and the flexible electronic component are flexible along two dimensions to thereby be able to conform to a complex curved surface. The flexible support includes bending limiting structure that constrains bending of the flexible electronic component to prevent undesirable bending..
Polyera Corporation


02/04/16
20160037615 
new patent

Wireless light pairing, dimming and control


A system (100) and method for controlling a light in a residential or commercial location through a wireless communications link with a personal controller (10). The system includes a lighting module (300) and a system administrator (200) having a wireless communications module (202) operable for wireless communication with the personal controller and with the lighting module.
Kortek Industries Pty Ltd


02/04/16
20160037608 
new patent

Display device and electronic device


A display device that can display an image along a curved surface is provided. In the display device, a first display panel and a second display panel overlap each other with a light-transmitting layer provided therebetween.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037579 
new patent

Method and wireless link control in wireless communication system supporting dual connectivity


A method and an apparatus for wireless link (radio link) control in a wireless communication system supporting dual connectivity is disclosed. The present invention includes: detecting radio link failure (rlf) of a secondary serving cell provided from a secondary base station, separately from detecting rlf of a primary serving cell provided from a master base station; generating a rlf specifier specifying an occurrence of rlf of the secondary serving cell when rlf of the secondary serving cell is detected; and transmitting the rlf specifier to an rrc connected master base station.
Pantech Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037578 
new patent

Long term evolution (lte) connected discontinuous reception (cdrx) for single-radio hybrid tune away devices


Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques and apparatus for optimizing long term evolution (lte) connected discontinuous reception (cdrx) for single radio hybrid tune away devices. Certain aspects provide a method for wireless communications by a user equipment (ue).
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037576 
new patent

Method and device for controlling quality of service in wireless lan


A method for transmitting/receiving, by a user equipment, a signal in a mobile communication system includes: transmitting an authentication request message to a wireless lan; receiving an authentication response message corresponding to the authentication request message from the wireless lan; and transmitting, to a base station, a message for supporting a multi-connection mode based on the authentication response message. It is possible to generate an access connection or to provide a qos setting when simultaneously accessing a 3gpp system and a non-3gpp system and transmitting/receiving data, so that a more improved method and device for transmitting and receiving data can be provided to a user..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037575 
new patent

Method and system for managing communications between a mobile device and a machine


A method and apparatus for managing communications between a mobile device and a machine are described. A mobile device wirelessly discovers a plurality of mobile machine identifiers (ids) of a plurality of mobile machines, each machine adapted to wirelessly communicate attribute information about the first machine upon receipt of an authorization indication.
Cranbrook Technology, Llc


02/04/16
20160037574 
new patent

Device auto pairing without touch and tap


A device-to-device (d2d) pairing assembly comprises: a first and a second device detecting and communicating (ddc) component communicatively coupled to each other and to a microprocessor that executes a device pairing parameter exchange (dppe) utility, which configures the d2d pairing assembly to: detect a communicative coupling of a first user device to the first ddc component; receive from the first user device at least one first pairing parameter, which first pairing parameter enables another device to connect to and participate in a pairing session with the first user device; detect a communicative coupling of a second user device to the second ddc component; and communicate the at least one first pairing parameter to the second user device, via the second ddc component, to trigger the second user device to connect to and participate in a pairing session with the first user device via a direct device-to-device communication channel.. .
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160037573 
new patent

Mobile device and pairing the same with electronic device


Methods and devices are provided of pairing glasses with an electronic device is provided. The glasses store identification information and device information regarding a plurality of electronic devices, the device information being usable to pair the glasses with the plurality of electronic devices.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037570 
new patent

Inter-terminal device-to-device communication method and system


Disclosed are an inter-terminal device-to-device communication method and system, which relate to the technical field of wireless communications. The method includes that a source terminal initiates a communication request for device-to-device (d2d) communication with a destination terminal; according to the d2d communication request, whether the source terminal and the destination terminal can conduct the device-to-device communication is detected; if the detection result is that the source terminal and the destination terminal can conduct the device-to-device communication, a d2d communication link is established between the source terminal and the destination terminal; the source terminal and the destination terminal use the d2d communication link to conduct the device-to-device communication.
Zte Corporation


02/04/16
20160037569 
new patent

Method and device for processing proximity-based service in wireless communication system


One embodiment of the present invention provides a method and device for performing a device-to-device (d2d) service in a wireless communication system and, more particularly, provides a method performed by a group leader device supporting the d2d service in a wireless communication system comprising a seller device and a customer device which support the d2d service. The group leader device forms a d2d terminal group including a plurality of customer devices.
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037567 
new patent

Cellular feedback transmission for user equipments enabling device-to-device communications


This disclosure generally relates to cellular feedback transmission for the user equipments enabling d2d communications. In one embodiment, the cellular uplink feedback and the d2d signals may be multiplexed in the same d2d subframe.
Microsoft Corporation


02/04/16
20160037566 
new patent

Method and system for optimized bluetooth low energy communications


This concerns a bluetooth low energy (ble) device, or system, or method of operating a ble device and a respective computer program. The ble device comprises a transceiver to broadcast the at least one advertising packet, a processor connected to the transceiver to generate the advertising packet and/or to trigger broadcasting thereof according to a broadcasting schedule.
Em Microelectronic-marin S.a.


02/04/16
20160037563 
new patent

Connecting wireless devices using visual image capture and processing


A method facilitates establishment of wireless pairing connections between wireless electronic devices by: initiating, at a first device, a connection utility that enables the first device to establish a wireless connection with at least one second device; capturing an image of a selected second device, representing a second device to which a wireless connection is desired; and scanning for identifying information about each discoverable second device that is within a connection range of the first device. The method further includes: forwarding the captured image and any detected identifying information to a wireless connectivity assist (wca) service; receiving wireless connection setup and configuration (wcsc) instructions from the wca service; and establishing the wireless connection with the selected second device utilizing wireless connection setup and configuration (wcsc) instructions received from the wca service..
Motorola Mobility Llc


02/04/16
20160037562 
new patent

Method and performing random access in a mobile communication system


The present disclosure relates to a method and apparatus for performing random access in a user equipment for a small cell e-nb with a small cell service area in heterogeneous e-nb cell carrier integration (dual connectivity or inter-enb carrier aggregation) in mobile communication systems. In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, a method for performing random access in a mobile communication system is provided.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037560 
new patent

Device, network, and communications with spatial-specific sensing


A device, network, and method for communications with spatial-specific sensing is provided. In an embodiment, a method in a first communication node for providing contention-based transmission from the first communication node in a network to a second communication node includes determining, by the first communication node, a transmission direction, the transmission direction characterized by a digital beamforming direction and an analog beamsteering direction; performing, by the first communication node, spatial-specific carrier sensing in accordance with a sensing direction associated with the transmission direction; determining, by the first communication node, a channel status of a channel along the sensing direction according to the spatial-specific carrier sensing; and transmitting, by the first communication node, a transmission along the transmission direction..
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037551 
new patent

Downlink transmission scheduling for user equipments enabling device-to-device communications


This disclosure generally relates to downlink transmission scheduling for d2d ue based on subframe pattern. In one embodiment, the d2d ue may provide the bs with information on a pattern of the d2d reception subframes that indicates the usage of at least some of the d2d reception subframes.
Microsoft Corporation


02/04/16
20160037550 
new patent

Radio 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
20160037549 
new patent

Method for transmitting and receiving signal using device-to-device communication in wireless communication system, and device for same


Disclosed is a method by which a representative terminal of a specific cluster performs scheduling for device-to-device (d2d) communication in a wireless communication system. Particularly, the method comprises the steps of: receiving a first signal from a terminal of a neighboring cluster; and comparing a priority given to the neighboring cluster with a priority given to the specific cluster in a specific resource among a plurality of resources so as to perform d2d communication scheduling on a component terminal of the specific cluster, wherein the first signal includes information on the neighboring cluster..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037544 
new patent

Spectrum analysis and operation of a dual radio device


Methods, systems, and devices are described for wireless communications in which an unlicensed spectrum may be used for cellular communications (e.g., long term evolution (lte) communications). More particularly, the described features relate to improving resource management in a multi-radio or multi-modem wireless device by utilizing one radio or modem (e.g., a wireless local area network (wlan) radio) to inform the operation of another radio or modem (e.g., an lte radio) co-located on the wireless device.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037541 
new patent

Method and providing feedback between base transceiver stations through cooperative communication in wireless communication system


A method and an apparatus for feedback based on information transmitted between base stations (or base stations) through cooperative communication are provided. The method includes receiving, from the second base station, a first message for requesting a channel state information (csi) report, and transmitting, to the second base station, a second message including the csi report, based on the first message.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037538 
new patent

System and interference coordination between communications nodes


Disclosed are a system and a method for interference coordination between communication nodes. A first-type wireless transceiver apparatus of the system is configured to report status information by sending first-type signaling to a second-type wireless transceiver apparatus, and perform data transmission and/or to perform measurement according to second-type signaling.
Zte Corporation


02/04/16
20160037537 
new patent

Method and controlling clear channel assessment threshold


Method and apparatus for controlling cca threshold of a wireless communication channel is provided. The method includes: obtaining a noisy level of the channel based on the number of first data received by a first terminal in a first period, the first terminal being a sta or ap in a wireless network, and the first data include aggregation frames or non-aggregation frames; and adjusting the cca threshold the first terminal uses in data transmission in a second period based on the noisy level.
Spreadtrum Communications (shanghai) Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037536 
new patent

Downlink power control for interference mitigation in competing communication systems


Systems and methods presented herein provide for altering communications of a lte wireless communication system operating in an rf band with a conflicting wifi system. In one embodiment, an lte system includes a wireless base station operable to transmit downlink communications to a ue in the rf band and to receive uplink communications from the ue in the rf band.
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037535 
new patent

System 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
20160037533 
new patent

Method and transmitting traffic indication in wireless communication system


A method and apparatus for transmitting an indication in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (ue) transmits/receives traffic with a second network, and transmits an indication, which includes information on the traffic in the second network, to a first network.
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037532 
new patent

Method and mapping of absolute power grant values in wireless communications


A method and apparatus for adjusting power grants in wireless communications. Multiple power grant tables are stored and one or more tables are designated during communication..
Interdigital Technology Corporation


02/04/16
20160037528 
new patent

Method and transmitting and receiving data using plurality of carriers in mobile communication system


The present specification discloses a mobile communication system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving data using a plurality of carriers in a mobile communication system..
Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037527 
new patent

Method and transmitting and receiving data using plurality of carriers in mobile communication system


The present specification discloses a mobile communication system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving data using a plurality of carriers in a mobile communication system..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


02/04/16
20160037526 
new patent

Method and transmitting and receiving data using plurality of carriers in mobile communication system


The present specification discloses a mobile communication system. More particularly, the present invention relates to a method and an apparatus for transmitting and receiving data using a plurality of carriers in a mobile communication system..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


02/04/16
20160037524 
new patent

System and multiple carrier transmission


A method includes transmitting, by a communications controller to a user equipment (ue), a first data block on a first carrier and transmitting, by the communications controller to the ue, a first downlink control information (dci) to initiate a hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) process associated with the first data block. The method also includes retransmitting, by the communications controller to the ue, the first data block and transmitting, by the communications controller to the ue, a second dci, where the second dci includes a first transmission indicator and an indicator of the first carrier, and where the second dci continues the harq process..
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037522 
new patent

Method and system for determining an interval of frequencies in a telecommunications network


A method allows determination of a frequency interval for the emission, by an item of user equipment, of a signal to be sent to a base station in a telecommunications network, the frequency interval being within a predetermined frequency band over which the base station works, the method including the determination of frequency interval, wherein the determination of the frequency interval is achieved from a table of references including maximum power reduction values for the emission of a signal by the item of user equipment so that the power of the signal emitted by the item of user equipment at a predetermined out-of-band frequency is less than a predetermined maximum power limit value.. .
Cassidian Sas


02/04/16
20160037521 
new patent

Wireless communication device


A wireless communication device includes a detection unit, a time interval estimation unit, a setting unit, and a wireless communication unit. The detection unit is configured to detect interfering electric waves in a predetermined frequency band.
Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba


02/04/16
20160037520 
new patent

Wlan packet-by-packet bandwidth scheduling for lte coexistence


The use of multiple radios using different radio access technologies (rats) on a wireless station can result in interference that can be mitigated by reducing, on a packet-by-packet basis, the bandwidths of communications using one of the rats. For example, the bandwidth of wireless local area network (wlan) communications sent or received by a wireless station can be reduced in order to avoid interference with long-term evolution (lte) or lte-advanced (lte-a) communications.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037519 
new patent

Wireless communication system, wireless communication apparatus, wireless communication method, and computer program


A wireless communication network that forms an ad-hoc network without the arrangement of a controlling station sets a period that a communication apparatus can utilize with priority and performs isochronous communication in the period as required. When isochronous communication has not been performed or after isochronous communication has finished in the priority utilization period, other communication apparatuses perform arbitrary communication.
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160037516 
new patent

Method for scheduling distributed virtual resource blocks


A method for efficiently scheduling virtual resource blocks to physical resource blocks is disclosed. In a wireless mobile communication system, for distributed mapping of consecutively allocated virtual resource blocks to physical resource blocks, when nulls are inserted into a block interleaver used for the mapping, they are uniformly distributed to nd divided groups of the block interleaver, which are equal in number to the number (nd) of physical resource blocks to which one virtual resource block is mapped..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037509 
new patent

Techniques to reduce bandwidth usage through multiplexing and compression


Techniques to reduce bandwidth usage through multiplexing and compression are described. In one embodiment, an apparatus may comprise a local interface component and an external interface component the local interface component may be operative to receive a plurality of communication requests.
Onavo Mobile Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037508 
new patent

Apparatus and method in wireless communication system


A system and a method in a wireless communication system. The system, includes: circuitry, configured to obtain state information of one or more secondary systems managed by the system in a management region; determine first radio resources of a primary system available for the secondary systems based on the state information and allow the secondary systems to use the first radio resources; identify a change of the state information; determine second radio resources of the primary system available for the secondary systems based on the change; and request the secondary systems to use the second radio resources if the second radio resources is smaller than the first radio resources..
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160037504 
new patent

Wireless communication device, wireless communication method, and computer-readable recording medium storing wireless communication program


A wireless communication device includes: a memory; and one or more processors coupled to the memory, which, while performing first wireless communication with a base station using a wireless channel, performs, using the wireless channel without the base station, second wireless communication with a wireless communication device of a communication partner.. .
Fujitsu Limited


02/04/16
20160037501 
new patent

Lte control channel reservation in rf bands with competing communication systems


Systems and methods presented herein provide for an lte wireless communication system operating in an rf band with a conflicting wireless system. The lte system includes a first enodeb operable to transmit downlink communications to ues in the rf band and to receive uplink communications from the ues in the rf band.
Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037496 
new patent

System and sharing a control channel for carrier aggregation


A method for processing a control channel at a user agent (ua) to identify at least one of an uplink and a downlink resource allocated by a resource grant within a multi-carrier communication system wherein resource grants are specified by control channel element (cce) subset candidates wherein the carriers used for data transmission and reception are configured carriers, the method comprising the steps of receiving activation signals specifying active and deactivated carriers from among the configured carriers, for active carriers (i) identifying a number of cce subset candidates to decode and (ii) decoding up to the identified number of cce subset candidates in an attempt to identify the resource grant; and for deactivated carriers, ignoring cce subset candidates associated with the deactivated carriers.. .
Blackberry Limited


02/04/16
20160037494 
new patent

Device and handling device-to-cellular communication


A network for handling a downlink (dl) transmission in a frequency-division duplexing (fdd) system comprise a storage unit for storing instructions and a processing means coupled to the storage unit. The processing means is configured to execute the instructions stored in the storage unit.
Htc Corporation


02/04/16
20160037488 
new patent

Radio resource control for d2d communication


This disclosure generally relates to radio resource control for d2d communication. In one embodiment, a master ue of the d2d communication may obtain radio resource information of a slave ue before performing radio resource configuration for the d2d communication between the master ue and the slave ue.
Microsoft Corporation


02/04/16
20160037486 
new patent

Methods and low power wireless communication


Embodiments include methods and apparatus for wireless network communication between a device that operates a radio in compliance with a wireless communication standard and another device that may not be capable of complying with the wireless communication standard. In an embodiment the non-complaint device is a receiver only.
Psikick Inc.


02/04/16
20160037485 
new patent

Apparatus for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system and method thereof


An apparatus for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system method thereof are disclosed. In a terminal of a wireless communication system, the present invention includes receiving a physical downlink control channel (hereinafter abbreviated pdcch), receiving a physical downlink shared channel (hereinafter abbreviated pdsch), and demodulating the pdsch by interpreting the pdcch according to a type of a subframe including the pdcch and the pdsch..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037481 
new patent

Rich notifications


Various embodiments provide notifications with respect to various communications that are visually embellished to indicate a perceived importance of the communication based upon one or more criteria. In addition, in at least some embodiments, multiple different types of notifications can be combined and presented as a single icon with an associated count to indicate the number of different notifications that have been received.
Microsoft Technology Licensing, Llc


02/04/16
20160037476 
new patent

Method for a secure detach procedure in a radio telecommunication network


A method for performing a detach of a terminal registered to a telecommunication network is disclosed. The detach is performed by associating an identification for the terminal, deriving a signature for the identification, and allocating a pair consisting of the identification and the signature to the terminal.
Nokia Technologies Oy


02/04/16
20160037473 
new patent

Wireless communication establishing a connection between user equipment and a mobility management entity thereof


The present invention relates to a wireless communication system and method for establishing connection between a user equipment (ue) and a mobility management entity (mme) in the wireless communication system in which the data-centric terminal requests the mobility management entity for attachment and checks, when the mobility management entity responds, data-centric features supported by the mobility management entity. According to the present invention, it is possible to connect the data-centric terminal to the mobility management entity supporting the data-centric features of the corresponding data-centric terminal efficiently in the wireless communication system..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037465 
new patent

Method and calculating power headroom in carrier aggregation mobile communication system


A power headroom calculation method and apparatus of a user equipment (ue) are provided for a primary cell power headroom (ph) calculation in a long term evolution-advanced (lte-a) mobile communication system. The method includes determining whether an activated serving cell includes uplink data and/or uplink control signal to be transmitted, and determining ph of the activated serving cell according to whether the activated serving cell has the uplink data and/or uplink control signal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037464 
new patent

Method and calculating power headroom in carrier aggregation mobile communication system


A power headroom calculation method and apparatus of a user equipment (ue) are provided for a primary cell power headroom (ph) calculation in a long term evolution-advanced (lte-a) mobile communication system. The method includes determining whether an activated serving cell includes uplink data and/or uplink control signal to be transmitted, and determining ph of the activated serving cell according to whether the activated serving cell has the uplink data and/or uplink control signal..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037463 
new patent

Power headroom reporting accounting


A method in a first wireless device of a wireless communications network is disclosed. The method comprises obtaining a power headroom report (phr) configuration including one or more phr configuration parameters for an enhanced phr based at least in part on one or more device-to-device (d2d) transmissions of the first wireless device.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


02/04/16
20160037462 
new patent

Radio communication device, radio communication system, congestion control method, and record medium


A radio communication device that communicates with other radio communication devices that become communication partners includes first detection means that detects moving states of said other radio communication devices; second detection means that detects a moving state of its own device; third detection means that detects a congestion level of communication between said other radio communication devices or a congestion level of communication between said other radio communication devices and said own device; transmission means that transmits a radio signal from said own device to said other communication devices; and control means that controls said transmission means to transmit the radio signal based on the moving states of said other radio communication devices, the moving state of said own device, and said congestion level.. .
Nec Corporation


02/04/16
20160037460 
new patent

Radio base station, user terminal and radio communication method


The present invention is designed to make possible link adaptation that is suitable for future radio communication systems. A radio base station according to the present invention has a coding section that encodes downlink data for each of a plurality of user terminals, a modulation section that modulates the downlink data for each of the plurality of user terminals, and a transmission section that multiplexes the downlink data for each of the plurality of user terminals on a per subband basis, and transmits the downlink data for each of the plurality of user terminals by using transmission power that is allocated to each of the plurality of user terminals on a per subband basis..
Ntt Docomo, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037457 
new patent

Power adaptation apparatus and power adaptation controlling uplink/downlink power


A power adaptation apparatus for a wireless communication channel includes a power ratio compensator. The power ratio compensator is capable of receiving a channel quality indicator and compensating a power ratio parameter according to the channel quality indicator, wherein the power ratio parameter defines a relation between power of the wireless communication channel and power of another wireless communication channel, and is referenced for setting the power of the wireless communication channel..
Mediatek Inc.


02/04/16
20160037455 
new patent

Method and reducing power consumption in a mobile electronic device


Embodiments of the present invention provide methods and apparatuses for reducing power consumption for a mobile electronic device in order to extend battery life. In an embodiment, the mobile electronic device monitors a power level of the battery in the mobile electronic device, determines that the power level of the battery reaches a predetermined threshold, and based upon the determination, terminates a first launcher currently running on the mobile electronic device and activates a second launcher on the mobile electronic device.
Futurewei Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037454 
new patent

Systems and methods for controlling electronically operable access devices using wi-fi and radio frequency technology


Systems and methods are disclosed for controlling access devices including wi-fi and dual radio communications between an access control database and one or more access devices in a facility. The systems and methods allow real time communications between the database and the access devices utilizing existing communications wi-fi infrastructure in the facility while minimizing loss of battery life of the access devices by employing the radio network to target all or a portion of the access devices for communications when needed..
Schlage Lock Company Llc


02/04/16
20160037452 
new patent

Method and optimizing power consumption of a terminal in a mobile communication system


The present invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for optimizing the power consumption of a terminal in a mobile communication system. The method for optimizing power consumption of a terminal in a mobile communication system comprises: a determination step of determining whether there is a need for changing a configuration for a discontinuous reception operation of the terminal; and a transmission step of transmitting, to a base station, a request message for a change in the discontinuous reception operation, if it is determined that the change is needed..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037451 
new patent

Method and optimizing power consumption of a terminal in a mobile communication system


The present invention relates to a method and to an apparatus for optimizing the power consumption of a terminal in a mobile communication system. The method for optimizing power consumption of a terminal in a mobile communication system comprises: a determination step of determining whether there is a need for changing a configuration for a discontinuous reception operation of the terminal; and a transmission step of transmitting, to a base station, a request message for a change in the discontinuous reception operation, if it is determined that the change is needed..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037450 
new patent

Infrastructure equipment, mobile communications network and method


A communications device establishes a communications context for communicating data packets using a packet communications bearer from the communications device via a mobile communications network. A controller of the communications device is configured to identify that the communications device can enter a stasis state because no data packets are available for transmission for a predetermined time via the packet communications bearer or there are no data packets to receive via the packet communications bearer, to transmit a stasis state message to the mobile communications network, and to store information relating to the communications context associated with the packet communications bearer in a data store.
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160037449 
new patent

Slot skipping techniques for reduced power consumption in time slotted channel hopping mac protocol


A device may be coupled to a time slot based communication system and receive a timing beacon packet that is broadcast in a time slot of the communication system at a periodic rate, in which the network uses a time slotted channel hopping protocol of sequential frames each having a plurality of time slots. The device may synchronize its time base to the timing beacon.
Texas Instruments Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037448 
new patent

Apparatus, system, and parallelizing ue wakeup process


An apparatus, system, and method for parallelizing user equipment (ue) wakeup process are described. In one embodiment, power may be provided to a crystal oscillator to exit a first sleep state.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160037447 
new patent

Radio 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
20160037442 
new patent

Method of managing power of rf circuits and wireless communication device utilizing the same


A method of locating a mobile device, and a mobile device utilizing the same are provided. The method, adopted by a wireless communication device, includes: searching for a plurality of signal-source types; in response to the searching, determining whether a first type of signal source is available; setting a search configuration based on availability of the first type of signal source; and searching again for the plurality of signal-source types according to the search configuration..
Athentek Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037438 
new patent

Communication management and targeted message delivery


A network environment includes a wireless access point providing access to a corresponding network. A server resource initiates verification (such as authorization) of a mobile communication device attempting to establish a secured wireless link between the mobile communication device and a network access point.

02/04/16
20160037434 
new patent

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 
new patent

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
20160037428 
new patent

Methods and devices for providing application services to users in communications network


In a method for providing application services to a user in a communications network, a first multi-path transport control protocol (mptcp) flow is mapped to a first evolved packet system (eps) bearer associated with a first serving base station for the user, and a second mptcp flow is mapped to a second eps bearer associated with a second serving base station for the user. The first mptcp flow is output on the first eps bearer for delivery to the user through the first serving base station, and the second mptcp flow is output on the second eps bearer for delivery to the user through the second serving base station.

02/04/16
20160037426 
new patent

Method and assisting terminal in measuring


The present invention discloses a method and an apparatus for assisting a terminal in measuring, which relate to the field of communications network technologies and may implement correct measurement on signal strength of a micro base station, thereby preventing ue from incorrectly determining the signal strength of the micro base station. In embodiments of the present invention, a first base station receives a measurement result for a second base station sent by ue, where the first base station provides a service for the ue; the first base station determines, according to the measurement result, whether a handover operation needs to be started; when the handover operation needs to be started, the first base station instructs the second base station to start up, and hands over the ue to the second base station for a service provided by the second base station..
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037425 
new patent

Mobile terminal handover in an lte network


A method of handing over a mobile terminal from a source base station to a target base station in a long term evolution, lte, compliant mobile wireless communications network. The method comprises generating a measurement report including one or more channel state information reference signal, csi-rs, measurement result at a mobile terminal.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037417 
new patent

Mobile communications method, device, and system


The embodiments of present invention provide a mobile communications method, a device, and a system. The method is performed by an access network device, including: receiving, by using a terrestrial interface of a first network standard between an access network and a first core network, a first terrestrial interface message of the first network standard sent by the first core network; generating, according to an air interface protocol of an air interface of a second network standard between the access network and ue and the first terrestrial interface message, a first air interface message of the second network standard; and sending, by using the air interface of the second network standard, the first air interface message to the ue.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037413 
new patent

Connection handover method based on near field communication, and corresponding apparatus


The present invention discloses a connection handover method for near field communication, and further disclose a connection handover apparatus. The method includes: acquiring, by a zeroth terminal, idle connection resource information of the zeroth terminal; receiving a request message that is sent by a first terminal and is used for initiating a connection handover process or used for notifying the zeroth terminal that a connection handover process needs to be performed; and determining, according to the request message, that the following determining needs to be performed: determining, according to the idle connection resource information of the zeroth terminal, whether the zeroth terminal has an idle connection resource, if yes, sending a response message to the first terminal, so as to feed back connection configuration information of the zeroth terminal to the first terminal, and if not, skipping feeding back connection configuration information of the zeroth terminal to the first terminal..
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037411 
new patent

Apparatus and relocating anchor gateway in wireless communication system


The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-generation (5g) or 5g communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates beyond 4th-generation (4g) communication system such as long term evolution (lte). An apparatus and method for managing a connection point with a data network in a wireless communication system is provided.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037410 
new patent

Method and supporting handover of user equipment in mobile communication system


Defined is a handover procedure of a user equipment (ue) for which multiple uplink (ul) carriers requiring different ul timing advances (tas) are aggregated in a mobile communication system. The handover procedure includes admitting execution of handover to a target cell of the ue at the request of a source cell, setting radio resource information to be used by the ue in the target cell and transmitting the set radio resource information to the source cell, determining whether a random access procedure, which is executed, among the multiple ul carriers, with a reference ul carrier or with an ul carrier to which the same ul ta as that of the reference ul carrier is applied, has been completed, and determining that a handover procedure of the ue has been successfully completed if the random access procedure has been completed, and determining that the handover procedure of the ue has failed if the random access procedure fails..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037409 
new patent

Method and supporting handover of user equipment in mobile communication system


Defined is a handover procedure of a user equipment (ue) for which multiple uplink (ul) carriers requiring different ul timing advances (tas) are aggregated in a mobile communication system. The handover procedure includes admitting execution of handover to a target cell of the ue at the request of a source cell, setting radio resource information to be used by the ue in the target cell and transmitting the set radio resource information to the source cell, determining whether a random access procedure, which is executed, among the multiple ul carriers, with a reference ul carrier or with an ul carrier to which the same ul ta as that of the reference ul carrier is applied, has been completed, and determining that a handover procedure of the ue has been successfully completed if the random access procedure has been completed, and determining that the handover procedure of the ue has failed if the random access procedure fails..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037407 
new patent

Radio network node, a base station and methods therein


A method in a radio network node (140) for handling hand over of a user equipment (150) to a target cell. The target cells hares a physical cell identity(pci) with at least a second cell in a cellular communications network.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


02/04/16
20160037406 
new patent

Handover request indicating split of a radio bearer between cells


A method in a first network node for splitting of a dl part and an ul part of a radio bearer between a first cell and a second cell in a wireless communications network. The radio bearer is associated to dl and ul transmissions between the first network node and a user equipment in the first cell.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


02/04/16
20160037401 
new patent

Method and transmitting inactivity indication in wireless communication system


A method and apparatus for transmitting an inactivity indication in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (ue), which transmits/receives internet protocol (ip) packets of a specific bearer/channel via a first connection with a first node, establishes a second connection with a second node while maintaining the first connection.
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037400 
new patent

Base station acquiring load information in wireless communication system


A base station apparatus in a wireless communication system and a method for acquiring load information are provided that make it possible to acquire load information per operator, without changing the standardized interface specifications. In a wireless communication system including base stations (10, 20) each capable of supporting a predetermined number of, or fewer, network operators (a, b, c, d), the first base station (10) retains identification information of network operators supported in a neighbor cell that is managed by the second base station (20) (s30); the first base station (10) sends a load information request message based on the identification information of the operators in the neighbor cell (s32); the second base station (20), in response to the load information request message, sets load information of a network operator or network operators supported in the neighbor cell in a load information notification message and sends it (s33, s34); and the first base station (10) acquires the load information per operator of the neighbor cell from the load information notification message (s35)..
Nec Corporation


02/04/16
20160037397 
new patent

Identifying mobile station in a cellular wireless communication system


Method and apparatus in a cellular wireless communication system are provided. A mobile station is handed over from a first network control node to a second network control node.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037393 
new patent

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 
new patent

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 
new patent

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
20160037390 
new patent

Telecommunications network emergency-call handover


Telecommunications network components configured to manage a handover of a communication session, e.g., an emergency communication session, of user equipment are described herein. A core network device may transmit respective handover queries to a plurality of anchoring network devices following a handover request from user equipment.
T-mobile Usa, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037387 
new patent

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
20160037386 
new patent

Controlling bandwidth on client basis in wlan


Techniques are described for controlling the data rate of individual or groups of client devices in a network such as a wireless local area network (wlan). In one aspect, a method may include grouping a plurality of client devices into at least one group, the grouping being unassociated with a traffic class of the plurality of client devices.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037385 
new patent

Interference mitigation of d2d communications in different coverage scenarios


The embodiments herein relate to a method in a first d2d ue (101) arranged for performing a d2d operation with at least one second d2d ue (101′). The first d2d ue (101) acquires one or more coverage specific parameters for use by the first d2d ue (101) for the d2d operation.
Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)


02/04/16
20160037383 
new patent

Method and transmitting/receiving packet in wireless communication system


A method for simultaneously transmitting packets having different lengths to two or more users in a wireless communication system includes: generating the packets to transmit to the respective users, the packets containing information on the maximum transmission length of the packets having different lengths; and simultaneously transmitting the generated packets to the respective users. The maximum transmission length is represented by the number of symbols, and each of the packets sequentially contains control information required for transmitting the packet, data, a tail field, and a phy pad field, and is generated by inserting a mac pad between the control information and the data such that the tail field and the phy pad field are positioned at the last byte of the last symbol of the maximum transmission length..
Intellectual Discovery Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037380 
new patent

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
20160037368 
new patent

Communication device and network controller for online troubleshooting for mbms in a wireless communication system


A communication device includes a communication interfacing unit and a processor. The processor operable to perform operations includes controlling the communication interfacing unit to transmit a first signal to a network controller according to a user-inputted command; logging first mbsfn measurement results in a first period; and controlling the communication interfacing unit to transmit the logged first mbsfn measurement results to the network controller, so that the network controller adjusts at least one parameter of a network corresponding to a mbsfn transmission of a mbms signal according to the logged first mbsfn measurement results..
Htc Corporation


02/04/16
20160037364 
new patent

Bursty-interference-aware interference management


A method of interference management for a wireless device in a wireless communication system may comprise monitoring a packet error metric associated with transmissions over a communication channel of the wireless communication system, modifying a packet size attribute associated with mpdus processed at the wireless device, identifying a bursty interference condition on the communication channel based on a change in the packet error metric in response to the modified packet size attribute, and generating a bursty interference indicator based on the identification of the bursty interference condition. Another method may comprise receiving a bursty interference indicator identifying a bursty interference condition on a communication channel of the wireless communication system, adjusting a packet size attribute associated with mpdus processed at the wireless device based on the bursty interference indicator, and transmitting one or more mpdus over the communication channel according to the adjusted packet size attribute..
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037363 
new patent

Interference management in a bursty-interference environment


A method of interference management for a wireless device in a wireless communication system may comprise, for example, receiving, at a first wireless device from a second wireless device of the wireless communication system, channel measurement statistics associated with a communication channel of the wireless communication system, comparing the channel measurement statistics to a corresponding bursty interference signature characteristic of bursty interference, identifying a bursty interference condition on the communication channel based on the comparison, and generating a bursty interference indicator based on the identification of the bursty interference condition. Other methods of interference management for a wireless device in a wireless communication system are also disclosed..
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037362 
new patent

Method and measuring radio resource use per traffic class in a wireless communication system


A method and apparatus for measuring a use of radio resources in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes allocating radio resources to a plurality of transport blocks, and, if at least one transport block among the plurality of transport blocks overlaps at least one other transport block in terms of the radio resources, a use of the radio resources is measured by calculating a sum of a value determined by dividing the number of radio resources allocated to each of the plurality of transport blocks by the number of radio resources which are used by the at least one other transport block in a duplicate manner..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037361 
new patent

Sensing proximity utilizing a wireless radio subsystem


In one embodiment, a method includes, by an rf transceiver of a wireless communications device associated with a first user of an online system, transmitting an rf reference signal to each antenna of multiple antennas coupled to the transceiver. The method also includes, by a processor of the wireless communications device, determining, for each antenna of the multiple antennas, at least one characteristic of the rf reference signal reflected back from the antenna.
Facebook, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037359 
new patent

Antenna architecture and operational rf test connector reduction


A method and system configures a wireless communication device to support various radio frequency test modes. A controller determines whether an rf test cable is connected between test equipment and a test connector while a corresponding transceiver(s) is operating.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160037358 
new patent

Relay station, relay method, radio communication system, and radio communication apparatus


A relay node in a mobile communication network for relaying communications between a base station and a mobile terminal. The relay node includes a first communication unit that communicates with the base station via a backhaul link using at least one of a first modulation method and a first multiplexing method, and a second communication unit that communicates with the mobile terminal via an access link using at least one of a second modulation method and a second multiplexing method.
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160037356 
new patent

Network planning tool support for 3d data


A telecommunication network planning method, system, and computer readable medium support accessing point cloud data and a corresponding image of a location. The point cloud data indicates positions of physical objects visible in the image.
At&t Intellectual Property I, L.p.


02/04/16
20160037355 
new patent

Techniques for estimating a coverage area for a distributed antenna system (das) or a repeater system


Techniques for estimating a coverage area for a distributed antenna system (das) or a repeater system are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for estimating a coverage area for a distributed antenna system (das) or a repeater system.
Jdsu Uk Limited


02/04/16
20160037352 
new patent

Techniques for configuring uplink channel transmissions using shared radio frequency spectrum band


Techniques for wireless communications over a shared radio frequency spectrum band, may include techniques for transmitting uplink data transmissions using allocated uplink resources. Allocated uplink resources may include an uplink channel comprising a number of allocated interlaces of resource blocks (rbs) for use by a user equipment (ue).
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037351 
new patent

Method of interference avoidance and base station


A method of reducing interference to reception of streams of television content received at a television receiver in which each of the streams of television content are transmitted on one of a plurality of frequency channels in accordance with a channel map which defines on which of the plurality of frequency channels each stream of television content is transmitted and the interference being caused by a base station transmitting data to or receiving data from one or more mobile devices via radio communication signals in a vicinity of the television receiver. The method includes identifying the channel map and adapting a transmission of the radio communication signals between the base station and the one or more of mobile devices in accordance with the identified channel map to reduce interference at the television receiver..
Sony Europe Limited


02/04/16
20160037347 
new patent

Method for granting a plurality of electronic communication devices access to a local area network


Method for granting a plurality of electronic communication devices access to a local area network (lan) via an access point using a single cryptographic key to secure communications exchanged through the lan. The method comprising an activation phase performed once at initialization of the lan and an operating phase wherein the electronic communication devices accesses the lan.
Nagravision S.a.


02/04/16
20160037344 
new patent

Electronic device and network temporary unlocking method thereof


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes a communication interface configured to transmit a network temporary unlock request and receive a network temporary unlock approval.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd


02/04/16
20160037342 
new patent

Terminal apparatus carrying out communications after authentication, a communication system, and a communication method


An acquiring unit acquires the positional information. A first request unit requests an authentication station to perform authentication by using the positional information acquired by the acquiring unit.
Jvc Kenwood Corporation


02/04/16
20160037338 
new patent

Private wireless communication network for guest users


A system and technique to provide a private wireless communication network for guest users includes providing a guest user profile, including at least a defined service set identification and pre-shared key of a home wireless network of the guest user. A next step includes creating a private wireless communication network with a unique identifier.
Symbol Technologies, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037337 
new patent

Open and encrypted wireless network access


Embodiments of a system and method for establishing secure communications between devices via a wireless network are generally described herein. In some embodiments a device may transmit a public use credential to a second device to establish a secure device-to-device communication session.
Intel Corporation


02/04/16
20160037335 
new patent

Electronic device and controlling information exchange in electronic device


An electronic device is provided. The electronic device includes an information exchange control module configured to receive a first frame from an external electronic device before being connected to the external electronic device.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037334 
new patent

Method and supporting machine-type communications with a mobile-originated-only mode


A method and apparatus for supporting machine-type communications (mtc) are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (wtru) may configure itself to operate in a mobile-originated-only mode.
Interdigital Patent Holdings, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037332 
new patent

Method and controlling home appliances over lte


A computer includes a processor, a network communication interface controlled by the processor, and a memory accessible by the processor. Programming is stored in the memory which configures the computer as a network server to support configuration of a user interface on a mobile device for control of an appliance.
Cellco Partnership D/b/a Verizon Wireless


02/04/16
20160037331 
new patent

Contact management systems


An improved contact management system allows users to establish contact sharing relationships with one another and store updating contacting information for these users alongside static contact information for other users in personal, private data collections. The system may allow a user to specify various levels of information sharing and customize communication options by which other users may contact them.
Gretel Llc


02/04/16
20160037330 
new patent

Methods for group management, scheduling, and rate selection for mu-mimo using user location and other system parameters


Disclosed herein, one embodiment of the disclosure is directed to a system, apparatus, and method for grouping client devices for simultaneous mu-mimo transmissions. When client devices are being grouped for simultaneous mu-mimo transmissions, a first wireless network device may obtain information corresponding to a plurality of client devices that are associated with the first wireless network device.
Aruba Networks, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037329 
new patent

Using a plurality of sim cards at a wireless communication device


A method, an apparatus and a system for using a plurality of subscriber identity module (sim) cards is provided. The use of the plurality of subscriber identity module (sim) cards comprises stop using a first sim card and start using a second sim card when a first event trigger occurs; and stop using the second sim card and start using an operational sim card when a second event trigger occurs.
Pismo Labs Technology Limited


02/04/16
20160037324 
new patent

System and method providing location based wireless resource identification


A system and method providing location based wireless resource identification in a communication system. Various aspects may comprise determining a location of a communication system (e.g., a multimode communication device).
Broadcom Corporation


02/04/16
20160037323 
new patent

Method for making device to device communication in wireless communications system and apparatus therefor


The present invention relates to a method for making device to device (d2d) communication. More specifically, the step of enabling a first device communicating with another device through channel hopping to find a second device for communication further includes the steps of: finding the second device based on a first channel hopping sequence in a first time interval within the entire find cycle during which the first device performs the channel hopping; and setting the first device so as to perform the channel hopping based on a second channel hopping sequence in a second time interval within the entire find cycle, wherein the entire find cycle of the first device is determined based on the second channel hopping sequence in the second time interval and the number of repeated second channel hopping sequences..
Lg Electronics Inc.


02/04/16
20160037322 
new patent

Method for use in device-to-device communication, wireless communication system, and architecture


A wireless communication system (100) is disclosed in which ues (120a-120c) can operate in a cellular mode wherein data is transmitted from one ue to another via one or more access nodes in a cellular network, and at least some ues (120c) are d2d-ues which can also operate in a direct communication mode wherein a pair of d2d-ues transmit data directly from one to the other, wherein d2d-ues operating in the direct communication mode maintain control signaling connection with the network and periodically change to the cellular mode and send csi to the network, and the network uses csi and/or network available geographical location information for d2d-ues in determining whether to cause d2d-ues to operate in the direct communication mode or the cellular mode.. .
Nec Corporation


02/04/16
20160037321 
new patent

Telecommunications data usage management


Telecommunications data usage management may be provided. A network state associated with a communication network may be identified.
Airwatch Llc


02/04/16
20160037320 
new patent

Mobile station apparatus, base station apparatus, and mobile communication system


A mobile station apparatus, in a case where a radio link failure is detected upon a connection for an emergency call, performs a cell selection initiated by the mobile station apparatus, to reestablish the connection and selects a cell as an appropriate cell by the cell selection, whereby the cell is not permitted to access from unsubscribed users and is not included in a list of cells that subscribers are allowed to access.. .
Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha


02/04/16
20160037313 
new patent

Apparatus and delivering short message service efficiently in wireless communication system


A short message service (sms) delivery method and apparatus is provided for delivering an sms message efficiently by selecting a network domain to attach to according to the service provided to a mobile station (ms) by the mobile operator network. An sms delivery method of the present invention includes receiving, at a network node, an attach/routing area update (rau) request message including a parameter indicating an attach/update type and sms-only service, and transmitting, when sms in a serving general packet radio service (gprs) support node (sgsn) is supported at the core network node, to the mobile station an attach accept message including a parameter indicating that sms in sgsn is supported.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037312 
new patent

Method of processing an sms message for providing a content summary and related communication system


When receiving an sms message which has been handled as a long message, a receiving entity is configured to access one or multiple key contents in the content of the sms message and provide a corresponding content summary of the sms message. The source address of the sms message and the content summary may simultaneously be displayed.
Acer Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037311 
new patent

Message service providing device and providing content via the same


An electronic device providing a message service includes: a communication unit configured to exchange a message with another device; a display configured to display a message received from the another device, a message input by the electronic device, and at least one response message generated by the electronic device, all together on a message service screen of the display; and a processor configured to determine whether the received message includes an inquiry, and provide at least one piece of recommended content based on the inquiry in response to the received message being determined as including the inquiry, and transmit the at least one response message comprising the at least one piece of recommended content to the other device.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037310 
new patent

Systems and methods for establishing a group communication based on motion of a mobile device


Methods and systems of communication using a mobile device include communicating with other mobile devices over an initial communication channel, detecting a first motion of the mobile device moving from a first position to a second position, establishing a second communication channel with the other mobile devices in response to the detected first motion, and communicating with the other mobile devices over the second communication channel. In an example, the initial communication may be a half-duplex communication channel, and the second communication channel may be a full-duplex communication channel.
Qualcomm Incorporated


02/04/16
20160037307 
new patent

Vehicle-related information sharing method and system


In an example of a vehicle-related information sharing method, vehicle-related information is received at an in-vehicle application resident on a memory of a communications platform in a vehicle. The in-vehicle application identifies a mobile communications device to transmit a data package to, where the data package is associated with the vehicle-related information.
General Motors, Llc


02/04/16
20160037304 
new patent

A method and system of providing data service according to a user's future location


According to one aspect of the present invention there is provided a method for controlling data service for a vehicle-based user of a telecommunication network. The method comprising: retrieving data associated with location behaviour of the user within the network; predicting, based on said data and on a current user location within the network, a future user location within the network; performing a determination of network capability at the future user location; and modifying, in response to the determination, a configuration of the network and/or a service parameter associated with the user.
Vodafone Ip Licensing Limited


02/04/16
20160037301 
new patent

Apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method to determine a user equipment location in a cellular network using signals from a wireless local area network (wlan)


An apparatus, computer-readable medium, and method to determine a user equipment (ue) location in a wireless network using signals from a wireless local-area network are disclosed. A wireless communication network entity may be configured to send wlan assistance data to a ue.

02/04/16
20160037298 
new patent

Method and electronic device for recognizing area


A method of recognizing an area by an electronic device is provided. The method includes identifying area information for the electronic device and determining whether the electronic device enters a point of interest (poi), using access point (ap) information included in the identified area information..
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037296 
new patent

Provision of information regarding a mobile station


A method of providing information regarding a mobile station adapted for communication via a communication system is provided. In the method an area event notification request is received at a location service entity provided in association with the communication system, the area event notification request containing information associated with the identity of the mobile station and an area of interest.
Nokia Technologies Oy


02/04/16
20160037290 
new patent

Method of electronic device identification and localization based on active code transmission


A method for uniquely identifying and locating one or more electronic devices by means of a data-bearing signal transmission is disclosed. The method is specifically configured to locate a large number of similar electronic devices.

02/04/16
20160037289 
new patent

Mobile phone and near field communication


Disclosed herein is a mobile phone with the near field communication (nfc) technology and method of operating the mobile phone. The mobile phone includes a display; a baseband chip; a near field communication (nfc) module comprising an rf antenna, an nfc tag circuit and an nfc main chip; and the rf antenna configured to receive incoming rf signals in 13.56 mhz..
Aq Corporation


02/04/16
20160037287 
new patent

Method and performing a scanning operation


A method in an electronic device is provided, including: transmitting, to a server, location-related information associated with the electronic device; receiving, from the server, service-related information associated with at least one short-range communication device, wherein the service-related information is received in response to the location-related information; and performing a scan for the short-range communication device based on the service-related information.. .
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037286 
new patent

Systems and methods for performing radio-frequency testing on near-field communications circuitry


An electronic device may be provided with near-field communications (nfc) circuitry for communicating with external equipment. Test equipment may perform radio-frequency testing on the nfc circuitry.
Apple Inc.


02/04/16
20160037271 
new patent

Inter-packet hibernation timing to improve wireless sensitivity


Embodiments of inter-packet hibernation timing to improve wireless sensitivity are generally described herein. A method for wireless communication can include receiving a transmission of a packet using a wireless transceiver of an electronic device, the wireless transceiver configured to automatically hibernate after receiving the packet, and setting a timer of the wireless transceiver.

02/04/16
20160037270 
new patent

Systems and methods for hearing assistance rf multi-band operation


The present disclosure relates to a multi-band wireless communication of information for a hearing assistance device, where the multi-band operation is adapted to provide communications at different radio frequency (rf) bands. In applications of hearing aids, the processor is adapted to perform correction of sound for a hearing impaired user.
Starkey Laboratories, Inc.


02/04/16
20160037251 
new patent

Communication system and method


A communication system and method provides a communication device that fits on the ear and responds to audible commands. The communication system is sufficiently independent to initiate and receive communications without requiring a mobile phone, since contact information is stored in the communication device.

02/04/16
20160037249 
new patent

Wireless headset system


A wireless headset system includes a housing having at least a wireless communication component configured to communicate with a wireless host device. The housing includes: a body portion, an ear-bud portion having at least a speaker operatively coupled with the wireless communications component, and a neck portion having an ear-bud end and a body end, the ear-bud end coupled with the ear-bud portion, the body end coupled with the body portion.
Khyber Technologies Corporation


02/04/16
20160037240 
new patent

Data scheduling and switching method, apparatus, system


Embodiments of the present invention relate to the communications field, and in particular, to a data scheduling and switching method, apparatus, and system. A data packet is distributed to an optical switching unit or an electrical switching unit for switching by using a control policy, and the optical switching unit and the electrical switching unit are used, so that an optical switching resource and an electrical switching source can be better scheduled in a comprehensive manner, and a switching bottleneck of an electrical switching device is overcome.
Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037231 
new patent

Data communications


Embodiments herein provide systems and methods for sending broadband data to end-users over a dttv broadcast transmission. Systems and methods for receiving such data are also described.
British Telecommunications Public Limited Company


02/04/16
20160037229 
new patent

System for fault detection in an internet protocol television communication system


A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, an interactive television network element having a wireless transceiver, a wireline transceiver, and a controller. The controller can be adapted to process multimedia signals received from an upstream network element, transmit the processed multimedia signals to one or more downstream network elements, monitor communications on a wireline interface capable of accessing a fault management system (fms), and cause the wireless access transceiver to wirelessly transmit to the fms telemetry information collected responsive to detecting one or more faults in the wireline interface.
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


02/04/16
20160037219 
new patent

Apparatus and managing voice communications


A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example, a server having a controller to receive a call request from a set top box that is remote from the server where the call request identifies a telephone number that is presented from video content presented by the set top box where the telephone number is detected based on a combination of image pattern recognition and speech recognition and where the telephone number is associated with a marketing entity, establish a voice communication with a first telephone device associated with the set top box, and establish the voice communication with a second telephone device associated with the telephone number and the marketing entity if the first telephone device accepts the voice communication. Other embodiments are disclosed..
At&t Intellectual Property I, Lp


02/04/16
20160037209 
new patent

Video audio output device and system


According to one embodiment, video audio output device is connected to an electronic device and reproduces a predetermined content together with the electronic device. The video audio output device includes storage, first module, second module, and seamless reproduction controller.
Toshiba Lifestyle Products & Services Corporation


02/04/16
20160037194 
new patent

Adaptive video streaming


A method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission are provided. A link aggregation method involves identifying controller network ports to a source connected to the same subnetwork; producing packets associating corresponding controller network ports selected by the source cpu for substantially uniform selection; and transmitting the packets to their corresponding network ports.
Avigilon Corporation


02/04/16
20160037175 
new patent

Method for signaling a step-wise temporal sub-layer access sample


An electronic device for encoding a picture is described. The electronic device includes a processor and instructions stored in memory that are in electronic communication with the processor.
Dolby International Ab


02/04/16
20160037165 
new patent

Image data generation and analysis for network transmission


A method, system and apparatus for image capture, analysis and transmission are provided. A link aggregation method involves identifying controller network ports to a source connected to the same subnetwork; producing packets associating corresponding controller network ports selected by the source cpu for substantially uniform selection; and transmitting the packets to their corresponding network ports.
Avigilon Corporation


02/04/16
20160037151 
new patent

Hand-held electronic apparatus, image capturing obtaining depth information


A hand-held electronic apparatus, an image capturing apparatus and a method for obtaining depth information are provided. The image capturing apparatus includes a time of fly (tof) image capturer, a tof controller, a main and sub image capturers, and a controller.
Htc Corporation


02/04/16
20160037140 
new patent

Devices, systems, and methods for remote video retrieval


The present invention is directed to a camera system. A system may include at least one camera, at least one storage device communicatively coupled and local to the at least one camera, and a modem communicatively coupled to the at least one storage device.
Live View Technologies


02/04/16
20160037106 
new patent

Imaging device, monitoring device, and electronic device


An imaging device includes a pixel; a digital circuit; and an analog processing circuit including a constant current circuit, a current comparison circuit, and a control circuit. The pixel is capable of outputting differential data.
Semiconductor Energy Laboratory Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037078 
new patent

Electronic device with magnifying element


An electronic device includes a magnifying element. The magnifying element includes a camera module and a lens module.
Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037071 
new patent

Automatic mobile photo capture using video analysis


A system creates an electronic file corresponding to a printed artifact by launching a video capture module that causes a mobile electronic device to capture a video of a scene that includes the printed artifact. The system analyzes image frames in the video in real time as the video is captured to identify a suitable instance.
Xerox Corporation


02/04/16
20160037067 
new patent

Method for generating image and electronic device thereof


A method and an electronic device are disclosed. The electronic device includes a camera, an illumination sensor, and at least one processor.
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037054 
new patent

Solid-state imaging device with autofocus and electronic apparatus


There is provided a solid-state imaging device which includes a focus detection pixel that has a light shielding film, which is formed on a light receiving surface of a photoelectric conversion portion and shields light in a part of the light receiving surface, performs pupil division and photoelectric conversion of a received light flux and acquires a phase difference detection signal, where the light shielding film is formed avoiding a gate electrode of a reading gate portion to read a signal charge from the photoelectric conversion portion.. .
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160037048 
new patent

Method and device for sharing a camera feature


Methods and electronic devices for sharing a camera feature are described. In one aspect, the present disclosure describes a method.
Blackberry Limited


02/04/16
20160037042 
new patent

Shooting method and apparatus of electronic device, and electronic device


Embodiments of the present invention provide a shooting method and apparatus of an electronic device, and the electronic device. The shooting method of an electronic device provided in the embodiments of the present invention includes: enabling a front-facing camera to prepare for shooting; and when the front-facing camera is used to perform shooting, adjusting a pixel grayscale of a liquid crystal display to a set grayscale value and/or adjusting a color of the liquid crystal display to a set color, so as to supplement light to an object being photographed.
Huawei Device Co., Ltd.


02/04/16
20160037037 
new patent

Switching between cameras of an electronic device


The subject matter described herein relates to switching between cameras of an electronic device. A method, system and computer storage medium are provided for switching between cameras of an electronic device.
Microsoft Corporation


02/04/16
20160037036 
new patent

Camera assembly for an electronic device having a seal member integrally formed therewith


A camera assembly for an electronic device. The camera assembly comprises an image sensor, a housing barrel, at least one lens and a seal member.
Google Technology Holdings Llc


02/04/16
20160037033 
new patent

Solid state imaging device and electronic apparatus


A solid state imaging device including: a pixel region that is formed on a light incidence side of a substrate and to which a plurality of pixels that include photoelectric conversion units is arranged; a peripheral circuit unit that is formed in a lower portion in the substrate depth direction of the pixel region and that includes an active element; and a light shielding member that is formed between the pixel region and the peripheral circuit unit and that shields the incidence of light, emitted from an active element, to the photoelectric conversion unit.. .
Sony Corporation


02/04/16
20160037016 
new patent

System and sharing images using an image upload menu


There is disclosed a system and method for uploading an image file to an image repository from a mobile handheld communications device having an integrated camera. In an embodiment, the method comprises: upon determining capture of an image using the integrated camera, automatically initiating an image upload module; configuring the image upload module to display an image upload user interface having user selectable image upload settings; and upon receiving user instructions, uploading the image file to the image repository with the selected image upload settings.
Blackberry Limited


02/04/16
20160037005 
new patent

Electronic device and information providing method


Provided is an electronic equipment facilitating a search for setting items associated with items to be set. The display management circuit manages to cause the display circuit to display a first setting item connected with various settings and an advanced setting menu associated with the first setting item.
Kyocera Document Solutions Inc.






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