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Communication Device

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A communication device may execute a specific wireless communication of object data via a first wireless network with a mobile device using a second type of interface after executing a specific process of sending a first wireless setting for causing the mobile device to belong to the first wireless network using a first type of interface in a first case where the communication device operates in a first state which is a parent station state or a child station state in the first wireless network and execute the specific wireless communication of the object data with the mobile device using the second type of interface after executing another process different from the specific process in a second case where the communication device operates in a second state which is different from the first state.



LINE OF SIGHT INITIATED HANDSHAKE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Technologies are generally described for systems, devices and methods effective to implement a line of sight initiated handshake. In some examples, a processor in a first communication device may detect a line of sight directed from the first communication device to a second communication device. The first communication device may send a handshake request to the second communication device. The first communication device may receive a handshake acknowledgement from the second communication device. The handshake request and handshake acknowledgement may be effective to create the handshake. The first and second communication devices can thereafter share data.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROXIMITY BASED NETWORKED MOBILE COMMUNICATION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Communication between users of mobile devices is provided based on proximities between the users. Users are given unique identifiers, which are stored on a server, and mobile devices with the unique identifiers broadcast transmissions with their unique identifiers. The mobile devices listen for incoming identifiers from other mobile devices, and devices are detected directly or through an external radio communication device or hotspot. Additionally, indirect detection through another mobile device or hotspot is used to linking the first mobile device and the second mobile device. The detection is used to form a group of two or more mobile devices, providing at least a subset of profile information associated with the list of users in the group to the first mobile device to form proximity groups.



Job Site Radio with Wireless Control

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A job site radio includes a wireless transceiver, such as a Bluetooth transceiver, that enables mobile electronic devices around the work site to stream digital music and other audio from the mobile electronic devices to the job site radio for playback. In one embodiment, the mobile electronic devices execute a software application to implement a remote control functionality for the job site radio. This increases the range typically associated with prior art infrared remote control devices, and enables workers to use a wide range of mobile electronic devices such as smartphones in conjunction with the job site radio instead of requiring a single-purpose remote control device.



IDENTIFICATION OF A BROADBAND CONNECTION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A computer in a vehicle communication head unit is configured to operate a communication network. The computer further configured to broadcast a connection type or responds with this information upon request. The computer may also use Access Network Query Protocol (ANQP) message over Generic Advertisement Service (GAS) and receive a communication network connection type message from a wireless device. The computer will access a vehicle communication head unit profile, including a communication network connection type to an external network and notify the wireless device the communication network connection type. The computer then receives a notification message from the wireless device that the communication network connection type meets a criteria of the wireless device and engage in a wireless data communication session with the wireless device and the vehicle communication head unit.



Next Generation Public-Safety Answering Point (PSAP) Administration via Text Messaging

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A PSAP management system includes a mobile device and a Short Message Service (SMS) enabled ESRP(s). The mobile device can include a PSAP administrator module that allows a PSAP administrator to initiate transmission of a text message to a Short Message Service (SMS) enabled ESRP(s). The text message can be comprised of management commands that allow the PSAP administrator to remotely manage, e.g., take a particular PSAP offline, place a particular PSAP online, redirect overflow to a particular PSAP, direct maintenance to a particular PSAP, direct disaster calls to a particular PSAP, etc., one or more PSAPs. The PSAPs can be managed due to such external factors as, e.g., communication problems with a particular PSAP, power outage at a particular PSAP, localized emergencies requiring greater bandwidth, etc.



CONFIGURABLE RANDOM ACCESS INITIAL POWER LEVEL SELECTION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, systems, and devices are described for initial power level selection on a physical random access channel in a wireless communications network. Initial power level selection may account for, or be based on, one or more channel conditions associated with the physical random access channel. Initial power level selection may be based on signaling of available initial power transmission levels and a reference signal received power measurement. The described features may be implemented as coverage enhancement techniques, for example, for machine-type communication (MTC).



METHOD FOR PERFORMING MEASUREMENT IN CLOUD WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND DEVICE FOR SAME

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a method by which a terminal performs a measurement in a cloud wireless communication system comprising one or more baseband units (BBUs), and one or more remote radio units (RRUs) connected to the specific BBU among the BBUs so as to directly provide services to the terminal through one or more cells. According to the present method, the terminal respectively receives a first measurement configuration message and a second measurement configuration message from a first BBU and a second BBU, which are connected, includes, in a first measurement report message and a second measurement report message, the results of performing a measurement on one or more first RRUs to be measured according to the first measurement configuration message and a measurement on one or more second RRUs to be measured according to the second measurement configuration message, and then transmits the first measurement report message and the second measurement report message, wherein when the first RRUs and the second RRUs include one or more overlapping RRUs, the measurement result of one or more overlapping RRUs is included only in either the first measurement report message or the second measurement report message.



TIME-REVERSAL WIRELESS PARADIGM FOR INTERNET OF THINGS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of connecting devices to a network is provided. The method includes providing base stations connected to a network, and at each of the base stations, receiving probe signals from terminal devices. For each of the terminal devices, the base station calculates a signature waveform based on a time-reversed waveform of a channel response signal derived from the corresponding probe signal. For each of the terminal devices, the base station determines a downlink transmit signal for the terminal device based on the downlink data and the corresponding signature waveform, and transmits the downlink signals to the terminal devices. Several base stations have overlapping broadcast regions, several terminal devices are located within the overlapped broadcast regions, the base stations transmit the downlink signals using a same frequency band, and some downlink signals transmitted by base stations having overlapping broadcast regions also overlap in time.



Control node resource selection and allocation method and device

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention discloses a control node resource selection and allocation method and device, wherein said method comprises: a first D2D device sends control node broadcast information; said first D2D UE is confirmed as the control node.



Enhanced Paging Mechanism for Machine Type Communication

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Enhanced paging mechanisms are proposed for Machine Type Communication (MTC) devices in 3GPP networks. First, adaptive paging is proposed to adaptively allocate extra paging occasions for MTC devices with no extra procedure or power consumption on normal UEs. Second, group paging is proposed to simultaneously page a plurality of MTC devices with one paging. Group paging is controlled in different levels for optimized signaling and easier management. In one embodiment, group broadcasting and group release are used. Third, paging with response policy is proposed to pre-define or dynamically configure paging response policies for MTC devices.



LIVING NOTIFICATIONS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method, apparatus, and system relating to a notification system for merging a new message into a pending notification.



LOCATION VERIFICATION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A location verifier can be configured to receive a location report of a target mobile device, wherein the location report includes data characterizing a location for the target mobile device. The location verifier can also be configured to receive a list of mobile devices that are within a predefined proximity of the target mobile device. The location verifier can further be configured to interrogate each mobile device in the list of mobile devices for a list of detected devices. Each device in the list of detected devices can be detected through peer-to-peer communications.



INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, TARGET TERMINAL, COMMUNICATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

[Object] To provide a technique which is capable of reducing the possibility that information related to the user of a target terminal may be acquired by others. [Solution] There is provided an information processing apparatus including an identification information acquisition unit configured to acquire predetermined identification information associated with an IP address of a target terminal, from the target terminal, a data acquisition unit configured to acquire a MAC address of the target terminal associated with the IP address of the target terminal, from a control apparatus for a base station to which the target terminal is connected, a storage control unit configured to store the predetermined identification information and the MAC address of the target terminal in association with each other, and a position information provision unit configured to, when acquiring a position estimation request including the predetermined identification information from the target terminal, provide position information of the target terminal corresponding to the MAC address of the target terminal associated with the predetermined identification information, to the target terminal.



Methods and Apparatus for Supporting Inter-Frequency Measurements

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The invention relates to methods and devices for supporting configuration of a measurement gap pattern for a user equipment requiring measurement gaps for performing an inter-frequency measurement. A radio network node receives an indication from the user equipment that the user equipment is going to perform an inter-frequency measurement for positioning, which inter-frequency measurement requires measurement gaps. The radio network node may determine a measurement gap pattern for performing the inter-frequency measurement and may signal, to the user equipment, information to initiate use of the determined measurement gap pattern in the user equipment. Alternatively the user equipment configures the measurement gap pattern itself based on a set of pre-defined rules.



ADVANCED GEOCASTING METHODS IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, AND NETWORK NODES THEREFOR

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method provides a network service in a communication network covering a geographical area for a plurality of mobile clients. A mobile client (among the plurality of mobile clients) registers with the communication network. A geomessaging register identifies a service enabler based on registration information of the mobile client. The geomessaging register sends, to the identified service enabler, contact information of the mobile client. The service enabler sends, to the geomessaging register, contact information of the service enabler. The geomessaging register then sends, to the mobile client, the contact information of the service enabler. The mobile client is then connected to the service enabler for receiving the network service. Related network nodes participate in providing such services.



UPLINK NOISE MINIMIZATION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of controlling uplink signal power in a distributed antenna system includes monitoring a noise condition of an uplink signal path in the distributed antenna system and determining the noise contribution from the distributed antenna system that is presented to the base station. The receive noise floor of the base station is determined. The determined noise contribution and receive noise floor are unlisted. Based on the evaluation, the uplink gain that is applied to uplink signals from the distributed antenna system to a base station is adjusted.



Method and Device for Signaling Interaction Between Nodes, Uplink Power Control, and Uplink Transmission

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a method and device for interacting signaling between nodes, a method and device for controlling uplink power, and an uplink transmission method and device, wherein the method includes that: a node respectively receives uplink power control information transmitted by other nodes using a basic resource element as a unit, and transmits the uplink power control information of the node to the other nodes by using the basic resource element as a unit, wherein the basic resource element includes at least one of the followings: a terminal or a terminal cluster, and a basic unit resource. The disclosure solves the problem in the related art that an uplink power reduction method cannot ensure uplink transmission reliability in a double-link scenario, thus ensuring the accuracy of uplink transmission in the double-link scenario.



CIRCUIT, INTEGRATED CIRCUIT, RECEIVER, TRANSCEIVER AND METHOD FOR RECEIVING A SIGNAL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A circuit according to an example includes a receiver circuit configured to receive a signal including a data stream, the data stream including at least one block of data, a block of the at least one block of data including at least two sub-blocks, a payload of the block being redundantly encoded in the at least two sub-blocks, and the at least two sub-blocks of the block being consistently arranged over time inside the block. The circuit further includes a control circuit configured to switch the receiver circuit into a non-ready-to-receive state during at least a part of at least one of the at least two sub-blocks of the block, when an enable condition is fulfilled.



CELL SITE POWER GENERATION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system, apparatus, method, and manufacture for generating backup power in a wireless communications system such as a wireless communications service base station. The system includes a communications interface, a primary power interface, a generator, rectifiers, and a battery circuit. During normal operation, the communications interface is powered from the primary power interface. During a power outage, the communications interface is powered from either the generator or the battery circuit. The generator is cycled on and off during power outages to charge the battery circuit while conserving fuel. To decrease rectification loss, rectifiers are run near full load while rectifying the generator output.



METHOD AND APPARATUS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method comprises determining in a base station of a first cell of a first network that there is an inactive second cell of a second, different network which is a candidate cell for a user equipment and causing an activation message to be sent to cause the activation of said inactive second cell.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DEPLOYING, CONTROLLING, AND MANAGING WIRELESS COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods are provided for analyzing radio frequency (RF) data. RF data is received from one or more RF sensors, wherein the RF data is collected over a particular frequency range and resolution bandwidth. One or more frequencies not in use are determined based on the RF data and a signal level threshold. One or more recommended frequencies for use are calculated based on the one or more open frequencies and an intermodulation function, wherein each of the one or more recommended frequencies reduces a potential for intermodulation distortion than other frequencies in the frequency range.



DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING CELL SEARCH

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for performing a cell search in a multi-subscription device is provided. The method includes estimating, by a first subscriber identity module (SIM) of multiple SIMs of the multi-subscription device, search time information required for identifying one cell and margin time information for cell search, where the first SIM is associated with a first radio access technology (RAT); obtaining a discontinuous reception (DRX) period of a second SIM associated with a second RAT in the multi-subscription device; determining a number of cells to be searched during the DRX period based on the estimated information; performing a measurement for one or more cells to be searched based on the number of the cells; ranking the one or more cells based on the measurement; and initiating a cell search on one or more cells having a highest signal strength during the DRX period.



PROXIMITY-BASED VERIFICATION OF PROGRAMMING INSTRUCTIONS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile device, such as a smart phone, generates instructions for a user device, such as a wearable device for a child. The mobile device initiates a local network associated with an attribute, and the user device may access the local network using the attribute when the user device is within a threshold distance of the mobile device. The mobile device generates program data identifying the instructions and the local network attribute, and mobile device forwards the programming data to the user device via another network. For example, the mobile device may generate a short messaging service (SMS) message that includes the programming data. The user device executes the instructions when the user device is able to communicate with the mobile device via the local network.



COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD, MOBILITY MANAGEMENT DEVICE, HOME BASE STATION, AND BASE STATION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A communication control method applied to a mobile communication system, the mobile communication system including a home base station that forms a specific cell and a mobility management device that performs verification of a user terminal for access permission to the specific cell in a handover procedure of the user terminal to the specific cell, comprises a step A of transmitting, by the mobility management device, verification failure information indicating failure of the verification to the home base station when the verification is failed after the user terminal establishes a connection to the specific cell in the handover procedure and a step B of starting, by the home base station, a re-handover procedure of the user terminal to another cell from the specific cell while maintaining the connection in response to reception of the verification failure information from the mobility management device.



ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND CALL PROCESSING METHOD THEREOF

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic device and method thereof are provided. The electronic device includes a communication module configured to communicate with a communication server; an input module configured to receive a user command; and a processor configured to receive a device changing command, via the input module, during a call between the electronic device and a first external electronic device, and transmit, to the communication server, via the communication module, a message for changing the call between the electronic device and the first external electronic device to a call between a second external electronic device and the first external electronic device. The second external electronic device uses a same subscription information as the electronic device, and the message includes call state information of the call between the electronic device and the first external electronic device.



Device and Method of Handling Cell Reselection

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A communication device for handling a cell reselection comprises 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. The instructions comprise performing a measurement on at least one cell one time in an extended discontinuous reception (eDRX) cycle to obtain a measurement result; stopping performing at least one layer filtering mechanism on the measurement result; and transmitting the measurement result to a network.



CELL SELECTION METHOD AND MEASUREMENT METHOD FOR CELL RESELECTION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

One embodiment of the present specification provides a cell reselection method of a terminal. The cell reselection method comprises the steps of: receiving, from a serving cell, a common parameter to be used for a cell selecting procedure and a category-specific parameter; measuring the serving cell and/or a neighboring cell; and determining whether the measurement result value satisfies cell selection criteria. At this point, if the terminal is set to use the category-specific parameter, cell reselection can be evaluated by reflecting the category-specific parameter in the measurement result value.



PROFILE SWITCHING POWERED BY LOCATION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device and method for profile switching based on location and wireless network quality are provided. A client device determines relevant locations for a user of the client device based on a variety of factors. After determining that a location is of particular relevance to the user, the client device will proceed to collect wireless network parameters for each available wireless network at each of the relevant locations for the user. The client device then determines a quality score for each wireless network at each relevant location and proceeds to utilize the quality score to make wireless network profile switching decisions as the client device travels between the relevant locations.



COMMUNICATION CONTROL METHOD AND USER TERMINAL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A communication control method for performing an offload from a cellular RAN to a wireless LAN, includes a step of performing, by a user terminal, a network selection operation to select an appropriate access network with which a traffic of the user terminal is exchanged, from the cellular RAN and the wireless LAN on the basis of determination parameters. The determination parameters comprises at least one of: a cellular network status that is a network status concerning the cellular RAN; a wireless LAN network status that is a network status concerning the wireless LAN; a cellular radio link status that is a radio link status between the cellular RAN and the user terminal; and a wireless LAN radio link status that is a radio link status between the wireless LAN and the user terminal.



METHOD FOR OPERATING A WIRELESS DEVICE IN A SELECTED RADIO ACCESS NETWORK

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is a method to operate a wireless device, comprising a communication unit, in a wireless cellular network comprising at least two radio access networks, the communication unit being configured to communicate to a network node of the wireless cellular network, the network node being associated to a first radio access network. The method comprises the steps for the communication unit of: detecting if a second radio access network of said wireless cellular network fulfills a predefined set of access parameters, wherein the second radio access network supports a different access technology than the first radio access network. If the second radio access network fulfills said set of access parameters: sending a connection release indication to the network node, receiving from the network node a connection release confirmation message, sending a connection request message to the wireless cellular network with selection of said second radio access network.



DYNAMIC ADJUSTMENTS OF MEASUREMENT CONDITIONS ALONG WITH ADDITIONAL TRIGGER METHODS FOR REPORTING

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides apparatuses, methods, computer programs, computer program products and computer-readable media usable for triggering measurement reporting. The method includes configuring, at a base station, a measurement configuration message for triggering a start of measurement and reporting, the measurement configuration message comprising a dynamic threshold condition, and a first trigger for starting measurement and reporting, and transmitting said configured measurement configuration message to user equipment served by the base station.



MOBILITY MANAGEMENT OF OSI CONNECTIONS BETWEEN CELL TOWERS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A processor-implemented method, apparatus, and/or computer program product move Open Systems Interconnection (OSI) layer 4 connections between wirelessly-connected user equipment to a series of cell-towers, wherein an OSI layer 4 connection is extracted out of the underlying cellular protocols at the series of cell-towers. A detection is made that user equipment, which has a broken-out layer 4 connection, has moved from a first cell-tower to a second cell-tower. Traffic for an existing layer 4 connection from the user equipment is tunnelled between the first cell-tower and the second cell-tower. In response to a predetermined trigger event occurring, an ongoing bidirectional flow of data packets is migrated from the user equipment over to layer 4 connections maintained at the second cell-tower. Furthermore, OSI layer 4 connections for all server ports other than the proxied active layer 4 connections that are proxied in the web cache are byte cached.



METHOD FOR ACCESSING A SERVICE UNAVAILABLE THROUGH A NETWORK CELL

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In an access device associated with a first network cell, a method for enabling user equipment (UE) to obtain a service unavailable through the first network cell includes receiving a request for the UE to access the service, and identifying, in a message to the UE, a plurality of second network cells providing the service.



QCI Usage and Signaling for IP Flow Selection

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

QoS information provided in or by at least one of the RAN and ANDSF for 3GPP compliant mobile networks is or are leveraged to implement IP flow steering rules.



RADIO TERMINAL, RADIO STATION, RADIO COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, AND METHODS IMPLEMENTED THEREIN

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In one embodiment, a radio terminal (2) is used in a radio communication system (100) and communicates with a radio station (1). The radio terminal (2) includes a measurement unit (20). The measurement unit (20) operates to perform, using a terminal measurement procedure for executing a first terminal measurement corresponding to radio access technology applied to the radio communication system (100), a second terminal measurement of a shared frequency shared by a plurality of radio systems including the radio communication system (100). This embodiment therefore contributes to simplification of a measurement function which should be supported by the radio terminal when the radio communication system uses a shared frequency (e.g., TVWS) shared by the plurality of radio systems.



System, Apparatus, and Method for Controlling Access to Multiple Antennas in Mobile Devices Having Multiple SIMs

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments described herein relate to an apparatus, system, and method for controlling access to multiple antennas in a mobile device. The mobile device may determine priority among a first protocol stack associated with a first subscriber identity module (SIM) in the mobile device and a second protocol stack associated with a second SIM in the mobile device. The mobile device may lock control of a position of a switch to the first protocol stack based on determining the priority among the first protocol stack and the second protocol stack. The switch may control access to the multiple antennas. Accordingly, the second protocol stack may be unable to modify the position of the switch when control of the switch is locked to the first protocol stack.



EVOLVED MACHINE TYPE COMMUNICATION DESIGN FOR SHARED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM OPERATION

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques utilizing shared radio frequency spectrum (SRFS) for certain devices, such as machine type communication(s) (MTC) user equipments (UEs) and evolved or enhanced MTC (eMTC) UEs. An exemplary method, performed, for example, by a base station (BS), includes performing a channel clear assessment (CCA) for at least a portion of the SRFS including one or more narrowband regions, and communicating with at least one MTC UE, after performing the CCA, on at least one of the narrowband regions. A second exemplary method, performed, for example, by a MTC UE, generally includes receiving, from a BS, an assignment of resources in a narrowband region of the SRFS band for the MTC UE to use for communicating with the BS, and communicating with the BS on the narrowband region without performing a CCA for the narrowband region. A third exemplary method, performed, for example, by a MTC UE, generally includes performing a CCA for a narrowband region of the SRFS band and communicating with a BS on the narrowband region.



Methods and Devices for Providing a Secure Element with a Subscription Profile

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for providing a secure element having a processor and a memory of a mobile terminal with a target subscription profile for communicating via a target mobile network comprises the steps of: providing as a first part of the target subscription profile a subscription management interface to the secure element; implementing the subscription management interface on the secure element; and providing as a second part of the target subscription profile subscription data in a format defined by the operator of the target mobile network to the secure element, wherein the subscription management interface allows the secure element to process the subscription data and to implement the target subscription profile thereon for allowing access to the target mobile network. A corresponding secure element, mobile terminal and subscription management backend system includes features associated with the method.



Account Login Method, Apparatus, and System

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An account login method includes receiving a login request command sent by a second terminal, the login request command carrying an account and a second terminal identifier. The method further includes detecting whether a device lock flag corresponding to the account is unlocked and that a state corresponding to the second terminal identifier is that a device lock is locked If yes, the method further includes acquiring a first terminal identifier corresponding to the account, a state corresponding to the first terminal identifier being that the device lock is unlocked and implementing a login of the account on the second terminal by using a first terminal corresponding to the first terminal identifier.



ELECTRONIC DEVICE AND VOICEPRINT AUTHENTICATION METHOD

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An electronic device uses a voiceprint for user authentication, and includes a storage unit, a voice input unit, and at least one processor. The storage unit registers a first voiceprint based on first voice corresponding to a first character string and a second voiceprint based on second voice corresponding to a second character string longer than the first character string. The at least one processor generates a third voiceprint from third voice input to the voice input unit after registration of the voiceprint in the storage unit, and makes a first comparison between the first voiceprint and the third voiceprint as first user authentication. The at least one processor generates a fourth voiceprint from fourth voice input to the voice input unit after the third voice, and makes a second comparison between the second voiceprint and the fourth voiceprint, when the first user authentication has failed.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AUTHENTICATION OF COLLABORATIVE MOBILE DEVICES

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method, apparatus, and system are provided for authentication of collaborative mobile devices. A first mobile device receives a challenge message, derives a first mobile device authentication result based on the challenge message, and conveys, to a second mobile device of a user of the first mobile device, a first short-range wireless signal comprising the challenge message. The second mobile device receives the challenge message from the first mobile device, derives a second mobile device authentication result based on the challenge message, and conveys, to the first mobile device, a first short-range wireless signal comprising the second mobile device authentication result. The first mobile device receives the second mobile device authentication result and authenticates one or more of the first mobile device, the second mobile device, and the user by conveying, to an authenticator device, the first mobile device authentication result and the second mobile device authentication result.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROGRAMMING, CONTROLLING AND MONITORING WIRELESS NETWORKS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system for programming, controlling and monitoring wireless networks enabling a wireless device (Dev) being utilized and integrated into car electronic control module or home (or business) alarm/security system. This system also presents a general control (robotic) device, which controls general input and output functions, where plurality of cellular handsets, internet devices can co-control, monitor, share and exchange information through the cellular, the internet networks and other wire/wireless network.



Antenna Control System and its Operating Method

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure in some embodiments provides an antenna control system wherein multiple primaries perform selective communications with antenna line devices (ALDs) and its operation method. Some embodiments provide an antenna control system including a switching unit which is interconnected between at least one functional unit for controlling an antenna of a radio base station and a plurality of control devices for transmitting a control signal to the functional unit so as to control as well as power the functional unit, and is configured to selectively electrically connect any of the plurality of control devices to the functional unit.



RECONFIGURING WIRELESS DEVICE CAPABILITY AND PERFORMANCE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method includes configuring a device, which is capable of operating in accordance with a first capability level, at a second capability level that is less than the first capability level. The method also includes identifying a problem or situation in which the first capability level is needed and reconfiguring the device to operate in accordance with the first capability level, in response to identifying the problem or situation. The method may further include determining that the problem or situation has been resolved and configuring the device to operate in accordance with the second capability level, in response to determining that the problem or situation has been resolved.



METHOD, DEVICE, AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING INFORMATION AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for transmitting information performed by a terminal is disclosed. The method includes: acquiring a first network identifier of a detected wireless communication network; sending a SIM card information request to a server, the SIM card information request including at least the first network identifier; receiving identity information and encryption data of a first SIM card sent by the server, the first SIM card corresponding to the detected wireless communication network corresponding to the first network identifier included in the SIM card information request; and joining the detected wireless communication network corresponding to the first network identifier using the identity information and encryption data of the first SIM card, and transmitting information through the detected wireless communication network.



MAINTAINING INACTIVE ELECTRONIC SUBSCRIBER IDENTITY MODULES

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This disclosure describes procedures for maintaining multiple electronic subscriber identity modules (eSIMs) within a user equipment (UE) device, in such a manner that an inactive eSIM can be maintained/updated at the UE device while an active eSIM is being utilized by the UE device to communicate with a corresponding network. The procedures include, a UE device establishing communications with a first network using an active eSIM, initiating an eSIM manager at the UE device, selecting an inactive eSIM (e.g., associated with a second network) with the eSIM manager, applying a profile update to the inactive eSIM with the eSIM manager during communications with the first network, and deselecting the inactive eSIM with the eSIM manager when the profile update to the inactive eSIM is complete. In some configurations, the eSIM manager and the multiple eSIMs can be stored within a secure element of the UE device.



System and Process for Having Wireless Service Value Included in a SIM Card

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and system a system for activating a wireless service includes a subscriber identity module (SIM) card having a first surface, the SIM card including a subscriber identity module (SIM), and an activation code stored with the SIM card. The activation code is linked to the SIM. A wireless device configured to receive the SIM, where the SIM is configured to be utilized in the wireless device, the wireless device including: a memory that stores an operating system of the wireless device and a wireless service activation application, a processor that processes a function of the wireless device, a display that displays information to a user, the wireless service activation application is configured to capture the activation code that authorizes the wireless device on a wireless network and authorizes a predetermined amount of wireless service for the wireless device associated with said SIM.



CONTEXTUAL CALL NOTIFICATION USER INTERFACE

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure generally relates to providing a contextual call notification. An electronic device receives an indication of an incoming voice communication associated with a caller. The electronic device obtains contextual information that is indicative of a likely intent of the caller and is distinct from an identity of the caller. In response to receiving the indication, the electronic device displays a notification that represents the voice communication. While displaying the notification, the electronic device detects a user input. In response to detecting the user input, the electronic device, in accordance with a determination that the user input includes a request to accept the incoming voice communication, establishes a voice communication session between the user and the caller, and, in accordance with a determination that the user input does not include a request to accept the incoming voice communication, forgoes establishing a voice communication session.



DYNAMICALLY UPDATING POLICY CONTROLS FOR MOBILE DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS VIA POLICY NOTIFICATIONS

Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A computer-implemented method, comprises: providing, by a computing device, a policy notification to selected one or more user devices via a primary communications channel to cause the selected one or more user devices to update a policy when the policy notification is received by the user device; and providing, by the computing device, an alternate policy to the selected one or more user devices via an alternate communications channel when the selected one or more user devices does not receive the policy notification via the primary communications channel, wherein providing the alternate policy notification causes the selected one or more user devices to update the policy.