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LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH CELLULAR NETWORKING

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed are examples of lighting devices and other devices that are equipped with a cellular transceiver that is configured to communicate using licensed cellular radio frequency spectrum in both a small-scale cellular network and a large-scale cellular communication network. By utilizing a short-range, low-power cellular transceiver setting, a lighting device facilitates communication, within the space in which the lighting device is installed, of messages between the lighting device and other types of user devices. Such an equipped lighting device may be configured to participate in the generation and delivery of different types of messages, such as data, emergency broadcast information, news and other information as well extend the reach of devices within the space in which the equipped lighting devices are located.



RESOURCE MAPPING FOR MULTI SIM MULTI ACTIVE MULTI RAT SCENARIOS USING WLAN TRANSCEIVER SUPPORTING PARTIAL WWAN TRANSCEIVER CAPABILITIES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In a user equipment (UE) supporting multiple radio access technologies (RATs) and operating in an multiple-SIM multiple-active (MSMA) scenario, at least a portion of the wireless local area network (WLAN) transceiver may be used opportunistically to support the operation of the wireless wide area network (WWAN) transceiver to support the multiple subscriber identity modules (SIMs). For example, when a first SIM is in an active mode and using the WWAN transceiver for transmit and/or receive operations, at least a portion of the WLAN transceiver may be used in addition to the WWAN transceiver to support the WWAN operation of a second (or third, etc.) SIM. The WLAN transceiver may be used for transmit, receive, or both for the second SIM, while the first SIM continues to use the resources of the WWAN transceiver.



COMMUNICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR THE SAME AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present invention provides a technique that, in the case where a first radio communication unit has acquired device information, and the execution of a service has started, makes it possible to detect the stopping of execution of the service by a second radio communication unit. To achieve this, device information regarding another communication apparatus is acquired via the first radio communication unit, and if a predetermined service is being executed with the other communication apparatus based on the acquired device information, a predetermined signal indicating stopping of the predetermined service is detected via the second radio communication unit that is different from the first radio communication unit. If the predetermined signal is detected, processing for stopping the predetermined service is performed.



MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATION DEVICES, MOBILE RADIO COMMUNICATION NETWORKS, AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING THE SAME

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile radio communication device is described configured to operate in a first communication state and in a second communication state. The mobile radio communication device includes: a transmitter configured to transmit data to a mobile radio communication network when the mobile radio communication device is in a first communication state in which the mobile radio communication device is in a connection with a cell of the mobile radio communication network; a memory configured to store information based on the transmitted data; a cell determination circuit configured to determine a cell of a mobile radio communication network as a connection candidate based on the stored information; and a connection request circuit configured to request connection with the determined cell when the mobile radio communication device is in a second communication state in which the mobile radio communication device seeks a connection with a cell of a mobile radio communication network.



ESTABLISHING SHORT RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION BETWEEN A VEHICLE AND A MOBILE DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile communication system and a method of establishing short range wireless communication (SRWC) between a vehicle and a mobile device. The method includes: establishing a first short range wireless communication (SRWC) link between the vehicle and a first mobile device; receiving at the vehicle a request to establish a second SRWC link from a second mobile device; and disconnecting the first SRWC link between the vehicle and the first mobile device and, in response to the request, establishing the second SRWC link between the vehicle and the second mobile device.



Systems, methods, and devices having databases for electronic spectrum management

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems, methods, and apparatus are provided for automated identification of baseline data and changes in state in a wireless communications spectrum, by identifying sources of signal emission in the spectrum by automatically detecting signals, analyzing signals, comparing signal data to historical and reference data, creating corresponding signal profiles, and determining information about the baseline data and changes in state based upon the measured and analyzed data in near real time, which is stored on each apparatus or device and/or on a remote server computer that aggregates data from each apparatus or device.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OBTAINING INFORMATION FOR 3GPP LTE-WLAN INTERWORKING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for obtaining wireless local area network (WLAN) information in a wireless communication system is provided. An evolved NodeB (eNB) transmits an indication of WLAN offloading support to a mobility management entity (MME), and receiving a list of supported WLAN from the MME. The eNB may decide which access point name (APN), among a list of common APNs, to offload, and broadcast WLAN information and the decided APN to user equipments (UEs). Alternatively, the eNB may decide which APN to offload for a specific UE, and transmit WLAN information and the decided APN to the specific UE via a dedicated signaling.



DYNAMIC MEDIUM ACCESS CONTROL SWITCHING

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, systems, and devices are describe for dynamic medium access control (MAC) algorithm selection in a wireless communication system. A device, e.g., a user equipment or base station, may identify a channel parameter associated with a first channel used for communications in the wireless communication system. The device may dynamically select, based at least in part on the channel parameter, a first MAC algorithm from a plurality of MAC algorithms available for communications using the first channel. The wireless communication system may be a millimeter wave wireless communication system and may, in some examples, use directional or beamformed transmissions.



METHOD, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT FOR ADAPTING DEVICE-TO-DEVICE RESOURCE ALLOCATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

To allocate resources for a device-to-device discovery and/or communication to at least one user equipment of a mobile communication network, the at least one user equipment is informed of a change of the resources allocated for the device-to-device discovery and/or communication from first allocated resources to second allocated resources. To inform the at least one user equipment of the change, a base station or a user equipment which act as central controller for a group of users of the mobile communication network transmits information on the second allocated resources in at least one physical resource element of the first allocated resources..



Systems and Methods for Managing Lost Devices

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for a device to determine that it has been lost is provided. The method comprises the device determining its current location, the device comparing its current location to a plurality of stored locations, and the device determining that it has been lost when its current location is a stored location that has been designated as a location where the device is unlikely to be located or is not a stored location that has been designated as a location where the device is likely to be located.



TECHNIQUES FOR SETTING QUALITY ATTRIBUTES OF ACCESS POINTS IN A POSITIONING SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In one embodiment, techniques are provided for setting a quality attribute of a WiFi access point that is suspected to have moved. The WiFi access point is identified when within range of a mobile WiFi-enabled device based on received signals received by a Wi-Fi radio of a mobile WiFi-enabled device. A recorded location associated with the identified WiFi access point is received from a local copy of a reference database or a remote store of the reference database on a server system. A location estimate is determined for the mobile WiFi-enabled device and compared to the recorded location associated with the identified WiFi access point to evaluate whether the identified WiFi access point has moved from its recorded location. Feedback is then generated that is sent to the server system in response to determining that the identified WiFi access point has moved, where the feedback is usable to set the quality attribute.



Method for Power Processing and Terminal

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for power processing and a terminal are disclosed, the method includes: after receiving a command for power adjustment, a terminal performing power adjustment; when detecting that transmission power exceeds a threshold value, or within a specified time period, a time that the transmission power exceeds the threshold value reaches a specified value or a lasting time that the transmission power exceeds the threshold value reaches a specified value, or detecting that a number of times for receiving the specified command for power adjustment in a specified time period exceeds a specified number of times, the terminal reporting the detection information to a base station. With the embodiments of the present document, the probability that the current transmission power of the terminal exceeds a maximum transmission power can be reduced, or the number of times of the power adjustment for the terminal can be reduced.



Deriving PCMAX in Dual Connectivity

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

There is disclosed a method for operating a terminal (10) in a wireless communication network, the terminal (10) being adapted for dual connectivity, the method comprising determining a total configured maximum output power PCMAX of the terminal (10) based on a synchronization level. There are also disclosed further related devices and methods.



METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MULTIPLE-SERVING-CELL CONNECTIVITY FOR UE AND BASE STATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and a device for multiple-serving-cell connectivity in a UE and in a base station are disclosed in the present invention. Addressing the problem of the PUCCH power reduction that can be caused by PUCCH transmission on a secondary cell during dual-connectivity communication, the present invention provides a solution for PUCCH power reduction during dual-connectivity communication. In one embodiment, when power is reduced, the priority of PUCCH transmission on a secondary cell is lower than the priority of PUCCH transmission on a primary cell. The present invention can ensure PUCCH reception quality on a primary cell, guaranteeing the robustness of UE connectivity. Moreover, the present invention maintains the highest degree of compatibility with present systems.



INTER-MODULATION DISTORTION REDUCTION IN MULTI-MODE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TERMINAL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A multimode wireless communication terminal that communicates using a first radio access technology (RAT) and a second RAT determines whether the first and second RATs are in an active state, and modifies a maximum transmit power limit of the first RAT based on a voice codec rate of a voice transmission on the second RAT when the first RAT and the second RAT are in the active state concurrently, wherein the second RAT is conducting the voice transmission in the active state. In an alternative embodiment, the limit is modified based on a transmit power status of the second RAT or on a transmission type of the first RAT.



POWER MANAGEMENT OF COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for reducing power consumption in a communication device. The method includes determining, by the communication device, that a packet transmitted on a communication medium is not intended for the communication device and estimating a length of the packet. If the length is greater than a first threshold but less than a second threshold, selecting a first group of components of the communication device to which to reduce power. If the length is greater than the second threshold, selecting a second group of components of the communication device to which to reduce power. The second group of components includes the first group of components. The method includes reducing power to the selected group of components.



Mobile Hotspot UFI Device and Start-up Method

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The embodiments provide a mobile hotspot UFI device and a start-up method. The UFI device includes a battery, a main control chip, a power management chip and a start-up control unit. The power management chip internally provides a control signal at a first electric potential, and when the control signal is at a second electric potential, the power management chip controls the battery to supply electricity to hardware of the UFI device. When the main control chip does not output a GPIO signal, the start-up control unit conducts the external power supply to the control signal, so as to make the control signal change from the first electric potential to the second electric potential. When the main control chip outputs the GPIO signal, the start-up control unit disconnects the external power supply from the control signal.



WIRELESS DEVICE, GATEWAY APPARATUS, AND WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A wireless device that performs an operation based on setting information includes a wireless communicator configured to perform wireless communication over a wireless network, a near field communicator comprising a memory storing the setting information and configured to perform transmission and reception of the setting information stored in the memory by near field communication, and a controller configured to control at least the wireless communicator.



USER EQUIPMENT AND METHOD IN A COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method in a User Equipment (UE) of performing measurements of a plurality of measurement types is provided. The UE performs a measurement of a first measurement type and at least one of a measurement of a second and a third measurement type. In the performed measurements: the at least one of a measurement of the second and the third measurement type is performed during a required time such that first pre-defined requirements for the at least one of a measurement of the second and third measurement type are met, the required time forming part of a time available for measurements, andthe measurement of the first measurement type is performed during a remaining time, during which the at least one of a measurement of the second measurement type and a measurement of the third measurement type is not performed.



CONTROLLING VoLTE SERVICE AT VEHICLE TELEMATICS UNITS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method of controlling a VoLTE-capable vehicle telematics unit includes: detecting the location of the vehicle telematics unit; determining that one or more cell towers within a range of the location have begun supporting a modern cellular protocol in addition to one or more other cell towers supporting an earlier cellular protocol; and wirelessly transmitting an over-the-air (OTA) message to the vehicle telematics unit commanding the vehicle telematics unit to detach from an attached cell tower and re-attach to a cell tower using an IP multimedia subsystem (IMS) protocol.



COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, TERMINAL AND COMMUNICATION METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a communication system applied to a terminal, the communication system includes: a first communication module: a second communication module: a first determination unit configured to determine whether the terminal currently supports circuit switched fallback based on a real-time state of the terminal; and a processing unit configured to establish a connection between the first communication module and a first network in a case that the first determination unit determines that the terminal currently supports the circuit switched fallback, or establish a connection between the second communication module and a second network in a case that the first determination unit determines that the terminal does not currently support the circuit switched fallback. Accordingly, further provided are a terminal and a communication method.



METHOD, APPARATUS, AND SYSTEM FOR PROVIDING PLURALITY OF SERVICES USING ONE BEACON

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided are a beacon service method, apparatus, and system for providing a plurality of services using one beacon device by allowing the beacon device to broadcast a plurality of beacon signals for providing the plurality of services to a certain user terminal. The beacon device includes a first communication module configured to broadcast a beacon signal, a storage module configured to store transmission information for a plurality of beacon signals, and a control module configured to use the transmission information for the plurality of beacon signals stored in the storage module to control the first communication module to alternately broadcast the plurality of beacon signals.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANIPULATING UPLINK SERVICE AREA OF ACCESS NODE IN WIRELESS NETWORK

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure provides a method and an apparatus for manipulating an Uplink (UL) service area of an access node in a wireless network. The method comprises determining whether a condition for updating a cell list for UL reception of a terminal device in proximity of the access node is met by considering a first set of Cell Individual Offsets (CIOs) for a set of cells. The first set of CIOs for the set of cells are respectively different from a second set of CIOs for the set of cells which are considered in determining whether a condition for changing a serving access node for Downlink (DL) transmission of the terminal device is met. The method further comprises updating the cell list for UL reception of the terminal device according to the determination.



HANDOFF FOR SATELLITE COMMUNICATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Various aspects of the disclosure relate to handoff of a user terminal in communication with a satellite network portal through a satellite. In some aspects, a satellite network portal and a user terminal use a satellite handoff information to determine when to handoff the user terminal from one cell to another and/or from one satellite to another. In some aspects, a user terminal sends capability information, location information, or other information to a satellite network portal whereby, based on this information, the satellite network portal generates the satellite handoff information and/or selects a handoff procedure for the user terminal. In some aspects, handoff of a user terminal to a different satellite involves the user terminal conducting satellite signal measurements and sending a measurement message to the satellite network portal. In some aspects, the satellite network portal generates new satellite handoff information as a result of receiving a measurement message.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLOUD ASSISTED WIRELESS MOBILITY

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for providing wireless access to a radio access network for a user equipment (UE) obtains, at a server (102), a plurality UE upload cell messages from a plurality UEs (106) served by different cells (402). Each UE upload cell message includes cell specific data and corresponding UE specific data for a specific cell. The method and apparatus aggregate network cell data based at least on the cell specific data and the corresponding UE specific data (404). For example, the method and apparatus may aggregate the cell specific data and the corresponding UE specific data for each serving cell, such that the observances by the UEs are grouped together according to each serving cell. A UE may then receive cell information that is based on the aggregated network cell data (506) to, for example, re-order a scan list or cell roaming list, or bias a cell measurement.



Method and Device for Moving UE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is a method and device for moving a User Equipment (UE). The method includes that: a Radio Network Controller (RNC) receives a first message; according to a decision rule, the RNC decides whether a target RNC Cluster corresponding to the first message is the RNC Cluster where the RNC is located, wherein the RNC Cluster is composed of one or more RNCs; if the decision result is yes, the RNC sends a second message to perform internal processing of the RNC Cluster; or, if the decision result is no, the RNC sends the second message to the target RNC Cluster. The disclosure can avoid call drop when the UE moves between the RNCs, thereby guaranteeing the continuous reception of a service.



METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RETURNING TO LONG TERM EVOLUTION NETWORK AND MOBILE SWITCHING CENTER

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Embodiments of the present invention disclose a method, a mobile switching center and a system for returning to a long term evolution network, which may prevent a UE which does not need to return to the LTE network from mistakenly returning to the LTE network. The method includes: receiving a first CSFB indication corresponding to a UE that is sent by a MME after the UE initiates CSFB, wherein the first CSFB indication is used for identifying that the UE needs to return to a LTE network after circuit service of the UE is finished; and sending, according to the first CSFB indication, a second CSFB indication corresponding to the UE to an RNC/BSC when the circuit service of the UE is finished, wherein the second CSFB indication is used for indicating that the RNC/BSC is to notify the UE of returning to the LTE network.



WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM HAVING CELL SATURATION BASED CONTENT DELIVERY

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Receiving Internet Protocol (IP) data content having an associated file type and service port number is disclosed. Determining a level of service for a portable wireless transceiver is further disclosed. The level of service may be associated with the file type, the service port number and a saturation of users in a cell of the wireless transceiver. On a condition the level of service is determined to be a partial service level, data content may be delivered to the portable wireless transceiver at a limited data rate. On a condition the level of service is determined to be a full service level, the data content may be delivered to the portable wireless transceiver at a data rate higher than the limited data rate.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING MINIMIZATION OF DRIVE TESTS FOR RADIO ACCESS NETWORK SHARING IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for performing trace recording in a wireless communication system is provided. It is assumed that an evolved NodeB (eNB) is shared by a first operator and a second operator. The UE receives an indication, which allows collecting minimization of drive tests (MDT) logs of a user equipment (UE) of the second operator, from a mobility management entity (MME) of the second operator. Upon collecting the MDT logs, the UE transmits a trace record based on the collected MDT logs to a trace collection entity (TCE) of the first operator.



ENHANCED DATA COLLECTION, PROCESSING, AND ANALYSIS FACILITIES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and corresponding apparatus configured to collect raw data from a plurality of wireless devices. The raw data includes activity recorded when the wireless devices are at a selected topographic region. The raw data is combined to produce aggregated data representative of the activities of the individual wireless devices. Either the aggregated data or the raw data are selected for analysis depending on whether the raw data meets a threshold activity or subscriber density level. The selected data are analyzed to identify activity patterns of users of the wireless devices.



CORE SERVICES PLATFORM FOR WIRELESS VOICE, DATA AND MESSAGING NETWORK SERVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for managing wireless devices in a wireless network that performs operation comprising: receiving a diagnostic request to analyze a problem associated with a wireless device operating in the wireless network; retrieving contextual information associated with the wireless device from a database of the wireless network; determining at least one solution for the problem associated with the wireless device based on the contextual information; transmitting the at least one solution; and receiving a confirmation that the problem has been resolved.



DETERMINING CONNECTION STATES OF A MOBILE WIRELESS DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, apparatuses and computer readable media are described that determine a connection state between a mobile wireless device and a wireless network upon detection of an interruption of a connection between the mobile wireless device and the wireless network. The mobile wireless device transmits an uplink resource allocation message to the wireless network, and when receiving no response to the uplink resource allocation message, transmits a random access message to the wireless network. When receiving no response from the wireless network to the random access message, the mobile wireless device executes a radio link failure procedure. In an embodiment, the uplink resource allocation message includes a unique identifier for an existing radio resource control connection between the mobile wireless device and the wireless network.



WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM, APPARATUS IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A wireless communication system, an apparatus in the wireless communication system and a method. The apparatus at a user equipment side in the wireless communication system includes: a wireless link problem detector, detecting a first wireless link between a first node and a user equipment to determine whether a wireless link problem occurs; a timer configuration unit, which starts a first timer when detecting that the wireless link problem occurs on the first wireless link, wherein the user equipment considers that a wireless link failure event occurring on the first wireless link is detected when the first timer expires; and a wireless link information reporting unit, which reports content including wireless link information of the first wireless link to a second node through a second wireless link between the user equipment and the second node when detecting that the wireless link problem occurs on the first wireless link.



AN AUTONOMOUS DETECTING AND POSITIONING METHOD OF INDOOR WIRELESS NETWORK FAULTS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Method of autonomous detection and positioning method of indoor wireless network faults, the method comprising: building an indoor three-dimensional spatial structural model and an indoor transmitting antenna model of a target building, calculating the signal strength of the indoor transmitting antenna model inside the target building according to a ray-tracing propagation model algorithm to determine key testing positions of the target building, each key test position being associated to an individual transmitting antenna and maximizing the difference between the signal strength generated by its corresponding antenna and that generated by other antennas, deploying mobile phones with an automatic dial testing function at the key testing positions of indoor wireless networks and starting the dial testing mobile phones when the wireless networks are idle, collecting measurement reports reported by the dial testing mobile phones, detecting and locating faults of indoor networks and devices according to the measurement reports.



OPTIMIZATION OF MOBILE TRAFFIC DIRECTED TO PRIVATE NETWORKS AND OPERATOR CONFIGURABILITY THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Systems and methods for optimization of mobile traffic directed to private networks and operator configurability thereof are disclosed. One embodiment includes a method, which may be implemented on a system, for identifying a network accessed by mobile traffic at a mobile device, identifying an operator of the network, and/or determining whether the mobile traffic is directed towards a private or public network. In response to determining that the mobile traffic is directed towards a private network, determining whether the private network is owned by or operated by the operator. Optimization of the mobile traffic is performed based on policies set by the operator. In general, the system maintains and/or enforces different sets of policies regarding mobile traffic optimization set by different and multiple operators.



METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING,TRANSMITTING AND/OR USING BEACONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus for using beacon signals are described. One or more sectorized base stations are used in some embodiments to transmit beacon signals into zones, e.g., each zone being at least partially covered by one or more beacon signals. Use of sectorized base stations allows a single base station, e.g., a Bluetooth or other base station capable of transmitting beacon signals, to cover a number of different zones avoiding the need for multiple different beacon transmitters at different locations to establish different beacon coverage areas. Sectorization of a Bluetooth base station and the ability to remotely or locally configure the base station allows for great flexibility to use beacon signals in stores or other locations without the need for numerous individual battery powered beacon transmitters at floor or display level.



RAPID INDOOR WIRELESS SIGNAL FINGERPRINT DATABASE CREATION THROUGH CALIBRATION OF RAY-TRACING PROPAGATION MODEL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for rapidly creating an indoor wireless signal fingerprint database, comprising the following steps: constructing an indoor and outdoor combined three-dimensional scene model of a target building, predicting wireless signal field intensity information of 3D space using a ray-tracing algorithm, selecting a small quantity of testing points to perform manual field measurements and recording the wireless signal intensity information, correcting/calibrating 3D ray-tracing propagation model parameters based on the difference between the actually measured wireless signal intensity information and the theoretical wireless signal intensity information calculated through the 3D ray-tracing propagation model.



SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR OBTAINING UBIQUITOUS NETWORK COVERAGE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Implementations described and claimed herein provide a system and methods for determining a minimum number of communication nodes to substantially cover a particular geographical area and for optimizing an extension of an optical network to provide service to the communication nodes. In one implementation, at least one parameter for one or more forces configured to control interactions of a plurality of nodes is received. Each of the nodes has a node range corresponding to an effective operational limit of the node. Boundary information defining a geographical area to which coverage by a network may be provided is received. The one or more forces are simulated to distribute the plurality of nodes. The simulation of the one or more forces causes the plurality of nodes to become positioned in an overall layout such that the defined geographical area is substantially covered by the node ranges.



CELL TOWER INSTALLATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-based installation method for equipment on cell towers includes flying the UAV with the equipment attached thereto upwards to a desired location on the cell tower, wherein the desired location comprises one or more horizontal support structures; positioning the equipment to the desired location on the cell tower; connecting the equipment to the desired location; and disconnecting the equipment from the UAV.



DSA RADIO POLICY-CONTROLLED CLASSIFIER RESTRICTION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A dynamic spectrum access (DSA) radio communication device includes a plurality of signal classifier modules operating thereon, with each different classifier module able to classify a different radio signal type. A classifier scheduler module is provided to manage classifier use by selecting which classifiers to operate or not to operate and to manage the order that the classifiers are operated in. The communication device is configured to invoke policies that include control elements associated with adjusting the classifier scheduler module. The control elements associated with adjusting the classifier scheduler module tend to reduce the number of classifier cycles required to classify a radio signal. The device includes or can be provided with a plurality of different policies suitable for different radio environments and operating modes. Specifically, different policies may include different classifier control elements suitably matched to the present radio environment and/or operating mode.



Methods and Apparatuses for Supplying a Subscription for Communication Over a Mobile Radio Network

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method comprises the following steps: supplying the subscription on the security element of the user's mobile end device, with the subscription being held available on a background system by a service or product provider as one subscription of a plurality of subscriptions and enabling communication over a mobile radio network; and accessing the mobile radio network by the security element by means of the subscription supplied on the security element. While the security element accessing the mobile radio network the position of the mobile end device is determined at time intervals in order to check whether the position of the mobile end device falls within a predefined range of allowed positions and, if the established position of the mobile end device does not fall within the predefined range of allowed positions, the access of the security element to the mobile radio network is interrupted.



METHOD FOR ADAPTING THE SECURITY SETTINGS OF A COMMUNICATION STATION, COMMUNICATION STATION AND IDENTIFICATION MODULE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and systems are provided for managing security of a communication setup. The communication setup may be associated with an identification module that stores identification information used in a communications network. Security related data stored in the identification module may be updated based on an event that relates to hardware configuration of the communication setup, and security functions in the communication setup may be controlled based on the security related data. Controlling the security functions may comprise restricting access setup applications in the identification module by other components of the communication setup, limiting right of one or more applications executed in the communication setup, and/or determining authentication requirements for an application run by the identification module. The communication setup may comprise a workstation and a mobile terminal with the identification module.



Methods and Apparatuses for Activating a Subscription for Communication Over a Mobile Radio Network

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method is provided for activating a subscription on a security element which is part of a mobile end device, and is insertable or permanently installed therein. The method comprises the following steps: receiving a request from the security element by a mobile radio system to communicate over a mobile radio network of the mobile radio system; establishing the position of the mobile end device; and checking by the mobile radio system whether the established position of the mobile end device falls within a predefined range of allowed positions, wherein the subscription on the security element is activated and thereby the security element enabled to communicate over the mobile radio network if the established position of the mobile end device falls within the predefined range of allowed positions.



AUTHENTICATION COMMANDS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

This disclosure presents a modem for use at a terminal for accessing first and second communication networks that comprises a device interface for connecting to a subscriber identity device that stores first and second subscriber identity applications, and first and second pieces of user authentication data, separate from one another, for effecting independent first and second user authentication procedures for the first and second applications, respectively. A processing unit executes the first application to provide access to the first network when the first authentication procedure has been completed, and executes the second application to provide access to the second network when the second authentication procedure has been completed. An actuation component responds to an authentication command received via a host interface to identify at least one of the first and second pieces of user authentication data to perform an authentication task in relation to the identified user authentication data.



Method and System for Providing Security from a Radio Access Network

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The disclosure relates to a security method and system in a telecommunications network comprising a radio access network system and a core network system. The radio access network system is configured to provide a wireless radio interface for at least one user device, wherein a shared secret key is stored in both the user device and the core network system. At least one vector is received from the core network system comprising one or more values derived from the shared secret key. At least one of an authentication procedure and a key agreement procedure is performed in the radio access network system for the user device over the wireless radio interface using the one or more values of the received vector for establishing a connection between the user device and the radio access network system.



SERVICE SET DETERMINATION BASED UPON DEVICE TYPE IDENTIFIER

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, systems, and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the configuration of a device with service set information based upon an identification of a device-type associated with the device. A device-type identifier may be retrieved from a communication that is received from a device requesting a service from an access point. The device-type identifier may be compared to one or more correlations between device-types and service sets that are maintained within a database, and the device may be configured with information for a service set that is correlated with the retrieved device-type identifier, or the device may be configured with information for a default service set. Certain service sets offered by an access point may remain inactive when not in use, and if a device is configured with information for an inactive service set, the access point may automatically enable the service set.



Device Assisted Services Install

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Device assisted services (DAS) install techniques are provided in accordance with some embodiments. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques for providing service processors for mobile devices are provided. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques for downloading/installing new and/or updated service processors for mobile devices are provided. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques for providing verified service processors for mobile devices are provided. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques for providing secured service processors for mobile devices are provided. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques include determining if a communications device in communication with a wireless network includes a service processor for assisting control of the communications device use of a service on the wireless network, in which the service processor includes a service profile that includes a plurality of service policy settings, and in which the service profile is associated with a service plan that provides for access to the service; and verifying the service processor. In some embodiments, DAS install techniques include providing a generic first version service processor for downloading and installing a second version service processor.



ENHANCED ROAMING SERVICES AND CONVERGED CARRIER NETWORKS WITH DEVICE ASSISTED SERVICES AND A PROXY

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A multiple wireless network service system allows a given Internet data service, according to a service policy, to be accessed by each of a plurality of wireless end-user devices from either of two wireless provider access networks. Proxy servers provide the data service according to the policy, as supplied by a service controller. The service controller facilitates the configuration of elements in the access networks to allow the devices to connect through either access network to the proxy servers. A service processor on each of the devices communicates data traffic for the data service with the proxy servers.



METHOD FOR ENABLING A WIRELESS DEVICE FOR GEOGRAPHICALLY PREFERENTIAL SERVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Disclosed is system comprising: a server platform operative to communicate with a wireless communication network; and data storage coupled to the server platform to store a plurality of business rules, wherein the server platform is operative to: generate a first provision instruction to provision a Policy and Charging Rules Function (PCRF) with a first rule set associated with a first set of business rules for wireless usage incurred by a mobile terminal operating in the wireless communication network; generate a first billing instruction based on the first set of business rules and a first data type determined by a packet gateway that inspects packet data communicated to or from the mobile terminal.



Method of Conveying a Location Information Representing a Physical Location of a Communication Device, a Computer Program Product for Executing the Method, and the Communication Device for Conveying the Location Information

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method of conveying a location information representing a physical location of a communication device to another communication device comprises acquiring by the communication device a first location information and a second location information, the second location information being acquired subsequently to the acquiring of the first location information and detecting by the communication device a deviation of the second location information from the first location information representing a change of the physical location of the communication device. The method further comprises, triggered by the detected change of the physical location of the communication device, conveying the most recently acquired physical location of the communication device to the other communication device by sending a signaling message by the communication device to the other communication device, the signaling message comprising either the second location information or the deviation of the second location information on the first location information.



METHOD AND SYSTEM TO INCLUDE TETRA SS-LE MEMBER IN PUBLIC SAFETY (PS) LONG TERM EVOLUTION GROUP CALL SERVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Method and system to include a TETRA member (subscriber) in an ongoing PS-LTE group call using SS-LE, by mapping a plurality of specific SS-LE messages is disclosed. The embodiments herein enable TETRA SS-LE service to interwork with PS LTE GCS. The process involves the steps of queuing the TETRA call leg at the PS LTE GCS AS, informing the TETRA SwMI to activate SS-LE for a TETRA member, embedding a SS-LE PDU as a payload in the SIP messaging module, defining and interrogating a SS-LE service on a GCS AS via the authorized user on the TETRA SwMI or on the PS-LTE network. The TETRA member is connected to the ongoing group call through a gateway. The TETRA SwMI works as the TETRA core and the LTE to TETRA Gateway facilitates the process of message mapping and protocol conversion.



USER PROTECTION METHOD USING SMART PHONE CASE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A user protection method using a smart phone case includes: installing a screen-lock application driven with electric signals of at least one of a fingerprint recognition sensor and the case of the smart phone and a reporting application running in conjunction with the screen-lock application, and setting a predetermined option; unlocking the smart phone and simultaneously running the reporting application, if a registered fingerprint is recognized in the fingerprint recognition sensor or if the smart phone receives an electric signal; sending a designated server report data created by capturing and recording a field situation through a camera and microphone of the smart phone that work in conjunction with the reporting application; and linking report data to a predetermined website, converting an address of the website and position information of the smart phone into text message formats, and sending the conversion results to a guardian's smart phone.



VOICE COMMUNICATIONS WITH REAL-TIME STATUS NOTIFICATIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system, apparatus, graphical user interface and methods are provided for conducting electronic voice communications with status notifications. A user of a first portable device executing a communication application selects a multi-function control that automatically initiates an audio recording, which is automatically sent toward another participant of an active communication session when the control is released. The same multi-function control may be used to transmit a textual message. A representation of the recording is displayed on the user's device, with an indicator that changes appearance when the other participant plays the recording. In addition, when one user initiates an audio recording that will be automatically sent to another user, the other user's device is advised of the initiation of recording and displays that status for the other user.



MOBILE DEVICE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide a system for communicating with a plurality of mobile devices from a single mobile device. Source information may be stored from an incoming message to one or more groups. An outgoing message may be associated to each of the groups, and may be automatically sent to one or more of the groups based on user-defined rules.



Method and System for Improving the Safety of Driving While Communicating

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and system for improving the safety of drivers of vehicles while either sending or receiving written communications to third parties includes a steering wheel mounted keyboard such that the opposing thumbs of a driver can send and revive text messages, e-mails, etc., with the display of such text messages being projected via a HUD display onto the windshield of the vehicle. The driver's hands are thus always on the steering wheel in approximately the preferred 10 o'clock and 2 o'clock positions and the driver's view is directly on the road through the windshield directly in front of the driver while any text message is being composed, thus reducing the many accidents that occur due to drivers being distracted when viewing their Smartphone messages and taking their eyes off the road while doing so. Avoidance of gesture based controls or oral/voice controls is also preferred as such gestures require a driver's hands to leave the steering wheel and thus jeopardize the safety of the driver.



Radio Access Network (RAN) Aware Service Delivery for Push-to-Talk-Over-Cellular (PoC) Networks

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for providing radio access network (RAN) aware service delivery for Push-to-talk-over-Cellular (PoC) networks, wherein at least one of the servers performs an presence delivery method that reduces presence notifications delivered to the mobile units participating in communications services. The effective presence delivery method may comprise: throttling the delivery of the presence notifications; avoiding simultaneous dispatch of the presence notifications to multiple watchers located in the same cell or group of cells of the wireless communications network; or the server delaying sending the presence notifications for a mobile unit until the mobile unit triggers the server.



Mobile Accident Processing System and Method

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile accident processing system and method. An example system includes a mobile device configured to issue a notification of an accident involving a vehicle. The example system also includes a base station device configured to respond to the notification and test at least one condition associated with the accident. The base station assesses circumstances of the accident based on testing the at least one condition and determines whether an impairment test is required.



METHODS AND APPARATUS RELATING TO THE USE OF RECEIVED SIGNALS TO DETERMINE WIRELESS TERMINAL LOCATION AND/OR REFINE LOCATION DETERMINATION MODELS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and apparatus relating to use of actual and/or virtual beacons are described. Virtual beacons are virtual in that an actual beacon need not be transmitted but a rather a virtual beacon transmitter at a desired location maybe considered to transmit virtual beacons. In some embodiments a set of beacon transmitter information for one or more beacons is supplied to devices in a communications system. The beacon transmitter information indicates transmission power and location of actual and virtual beacon transmitters as well as information to be communicated by virtual beacons. Devices with access to beacon information can determine based on the location of a wireless terminal whether the wireless terminal is within coverage area of a virtual beacon and report reception of the virtual beacon to the wireless terminal or a component of the wireless terminal which acts upon receiving an indication of beacon reception.



System and Method for Data Packet Scheduling and Delivery

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for sending data packets to mobile devices includes generating time-location information for a first mobile device in accordance with mobility information for the first mobile device and other mobility-related information, wherein the time-location information comprises predictions of when coverage areas of a plurality of transceiver devices operatively coupled to the communications device cover the first mobile device, wherein the communication device serves the first mobile device, selecting a first transceiver device from the plurality of transceiver devices in accordance with the time-location information and a first delivery time associated with a first data packet, and sending the first data packet to the first transceiver device in accordance with the first delivery time, wherein the first data packet is configured to prompt the first transceiver device to transmit the first data packet to the first mobile device.



LOW KEY POINT OF INTEREST NOTIFICATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In one embodiment, a location of a mobile device may be obtained. A direction of movement of the mobile device may be ascertained. A field of vision of a user of the mobile device may be determined based, at least in part, on the location of the mobile device and the direction of movement of the mobile device. A user profile associated with the user and/or the mobile device may be identified. A notification may be provided via the mobile device based, at least in part, upon the user profile and the field of vision of the user.



USING LOCATION-BASED REQUEST DATA FOR IDENTIFYING BEACON LOCATIONS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

System and method are directed towards determining an approximate location of a cell tower (CT), using at least implicit location information obtained from a plurality of mobile devices obtained while each mobile device user employs a location based application. Also obtained are CT identifiers associated with a cell tower each mobile device is currently employing. When a sufficient number of mobile devices provide implicit location information for a given CT identifier, an approximate location may be determined. Subsequently, when a mobile device provides a CT identifier for which an approximate location has been determined, the approximate location information may be used to assist the user of the mobile device. For example, the user might access a location based application and automatically have an approximate location of the user's mobile device be provided to the application transparent to the user.



INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, AND PROGRAM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided is an information processing apparatus including a position sensor for detecting position information, and a detection times control unit for acquiring detection accuracy information regarding detection accuracy of the position sensor based on a detection result of the position sensor, and controlling the number of detection times of the position sensor based on the acquired detection accuracy information.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SELECT LOCATIONS OF INTEREST BASED ON DISTANCE FROM ROUTE POINTS OR ROUTE PATHS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Selection of offers, locations or merchants based on their distances from a portion of a user's route and their affinity for the user is disclosed. A route employed by a user for travelling to a destination is obtained and segmented at identified vertices. Locations that are proximate to the route segments are determined. The proximate locations are further analyzed to obtain their specific distances from a selected portion such as the user's origin or destination or any route segment. Location based services are associated with those proximate locations that are closest to the selected portion on the user's route or those with the better utility.



METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR EFFICIENT TRANSPORT AND MANAGEMENT OF A POSITIONING & TIMING ALMANAC

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and apparatus for reporting almanac versions and almanac identification by a mobile station to a server is provided. The server compares the almanac version and almanac identification held by the mobile station with almanac versions and almanac identifications held by the server. The server then sends instructions to the mobile station to match the server versions of the almanac versions and almanac identifications for the almanac versions and almanac identifications that the mobile station should hold.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATED ANALYSIS COMPARING A WIRELESS DEVICE LOCATION WITH ANOTHER GEOGRAPHIC LOCATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and method for automatically comparing obtained wireless device location information from a wireless network and comparing that location with another independent source geographic location is provided. Location information is derived from two or more sources in a multiplicity of ways and a comparison is made within a Location Comparison Engine. The Location Comparison Engine makes use of databases that assist in resolving obtained raw positioning information and converting that positioning information into one or more formats for adequate location comparison. Results of the location comparison are deduced to determine if the wireless device is in some proximity to some other activity source location. Other location information used for comparison may be obtained from a multiplicity of sources, such as another network based on some activity of the wireless device user, another wireless device via a wireless network, or any system capable of providing location information to the Location Comparison Engine.



MAP BASED BEACON MANAGEMENT

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Once a proximity beacon is installed within a venue, mobile devices receive signals transmitted by the proximity beacon. These mobile devices then report their own locations to an application server. These mobile devices also report a signal strength to the application server, the signal strength associated with the signal from the proximity beacon. The application server determines the location of the proximity beacon by triangulating based on the locations of the mobile devices and on the signal strengths from the mobile devices. The location of the proximity beacon is then transmitted to a front-end device that then displays the location of the proximity beacon on a map along with other locations of other proximity beacons. The map may also display range areas and battery levels of the proximity beacon, and any other data that can be gathered by the application server from the mobile devices or the proximity beacon.



MOBILE SOCIAL CONNECTION TOOL, SYSTEM, AND SERVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A location-based mobile social connection tool facilitates social interaction with other users in a physical setting by integrating various technologies in a user-friendly application to easily identify who is available or willing to engage in social interaction.



Methods and Apparatus to Associate Geographic Locations with User Devices

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods, apparatus, systems and articles of manufacture are disclosed to associate geographic locations with user devices. An example method includes receiving, at a server, a request including source identifying information and monitoring information, the monitoring information sent by a device in response to accessing media, the source identifying information associated with a router connecting a private network to a public network. The example method also includes identifying a location identifier of the device based on the source identifying information and the monitoring information. The example method also includes attributing a geographic location to the device based on the location identifier.



TECHNIQUES FOR MOBILE NETWORK GEOLOCATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Techniques for mobile network geolocation are disclosed. In one particular exemplary embodiment, the techniques may be realized as a system for mobile network geolocation. The system may comprise one or more processors communicatively coupled to a mobile communications network. The one or more processors may be configured to determine that a mobile device is on a travel path. The one or more processors may also be configured to determine one or more candidate locations of the mobile device based on data associated with the travel path. The one or more processors may further be configured to determine at least one candidate route associated with the mobile device along the travel path comprised from one or more candidate locations.



TECHNIQUES FOR CACHING WI-FI ACCESS POINT DATA ON A MOBILE CLIENT DEVICE USING TILES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In one embodiment, Wi-Fi access point data is cached on a mobile client device in response to distances to WPS tile boundaries. The mobile client device identifies one or more Wi-Fi access points in range based on signals received by a Wi-Fi radio, and estimates its location utilizing the identified one or more Wi-Fi access points and Wi-Fi access point data of one or more Wi-Fi positioning system (WPS) tiles in a WPS tile store on the mobile client device. Based on the estimated location, the mobile client device determines it is within a threshold distance of a boundary of the one or more WPS tiles present in the WPS tile store and requests one or more new WPS tiles from a reference database of a remote server. Upon receipt, the one or more new WPS tiles are cached in the WPS tile store on the mobile client device.



APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING A WIRELESS DEVICE'S LOCATION AFTER SHUTDOWN

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A wireless data processing device is described which periodically exits an unpowered state and transmits location data. For example, one embodiment of a wireless data processing device comprises: power circuitry for maintaining the wireless data processing device in a powered or unpowered state, the power circuitry causing the wireless data processing device to enter into an unpowered state responsive to user input; a timer to periodically power up the wireless device or portion thereof in response to reaching a predetermined time; a location services module determining a current location of the wireless data processing device using one or more specified location determination techniques; a transmit thread transmitting the current location of the wireless device over one or more specified communication channels; and the power circuitry powering down the wireless data processing device a second time after the current location has been transmitted.



LOCATION BASED INFORMATION SERVICE APPLICATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and system for providing audio information on geographical elements at a geo-location by receiving, at a server, geo-location coordinates of a mobile device; selecting audio files comprising information on the geographical elements located within a predetermined radius of the geo-location; sending the audio files to the mobile device; storing the audio files in a memory on the mobile device; and playing the audio files on the mobile device. The method and system may also periodically receive the geo-location coordinates of the mobile device and compare the received geo-location coordinates to previously received geo-location coordinates to determine if the device has moved to a different geo-location.



METHODS AND ARRANGEMENTS IN LOCATION SERVERS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An identifier of a first location server is received together with information regarding which communication devices the first location server stores geographic location information for. A location request is received from an Operator Location Service (OLS) node for requesting the geographic location information of the communication device. The location request originates from an Over The Top (OTT) service providing node and comprises an identifier of the communication device. The first location server is determined by utilising the received identifier of the communication device and the received identifier of a first location server. The geographic location information of the communication device is obtained from the determined first location server by utilising the received identifier of the first location server. The retrieved geographic location information of the communication device is sent to the OLS node, which forwards the received geographic location information to the OTT service providing node.



DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE STATUS OF LANES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Customers would like to minimize the time waiting in lines; however, it is often difficult to understand which lane to choose. The present invention embraces a device, system, and method to help customers understand which lanes are open and operating most efficiently. The invention utilizes Bluetooth-low-energy (BLE) transmitters located at each lane to transmit updated information related to (i) the lane's status (e.g., open or in-use) and (ii) the lane's quality (e.g., throughput efficiency). Portable electronic devices used by customers may receive the BLE signals and understand (e.g., using augmented reality) which lane would be most likely to provide a quick process.



METHOD FOR SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method for short-range wireless communication for an electronic device is provided, which comprises establishing a first connection to a first electronic device; transmitting audio data on a call received by the electronic device to the first electronic device based on the first connection; and receiving audio data on a call received by the first electronic device based on a second connection in a state where the electronic device and the first electronic device are connected through the first connection.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESS COMMUNICATION TEST AUTOMATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method by a near-field communication (NFC) device is described. The method includes receiving, at an NFC controller, an end of test response from a lower tester (LT) device that indicates completion by the LT device of an NFC Forum test case. The method also includes sending an end of test message from the NFC controller to a device host. The method further includes initiating, by the device host, a deactivation process for the LT device upon receiving the end of test message.



COMMUNICATION SERVICE FOR MACHINE-TO-MACHINE DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

When machine-to-machine (M2M) devices attach to a mobile communication network, the associated communication session can be treated differently than the attachment of other devices. For example, upon determining that a subscriber device that attaches to a communication network is an M2M device has completed a given network transaction, the M2M device can be immediately detached without waiting on expiration of an inactivity timer. As another example, upon determining that a subscriber device that attaches to a communication network is an M2M device, the M2M device can be excluded from various signaling procedures such as load-balancing procedures.



INVISIBLEMASK: A TANGIBLE MECHANISM TO ENHANCE MOBILE DEVICE SMARTNESS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An inter-app switching method on a mobile device is provided. The method includes receiving at least one input associated with mobile app usage from a user and determining whether a pre-defined trigger is enabled based on the at least one received input. The method also includes performing routine user operations on the mobile device when the pre-defined trigger is disabled. Further, the method includes discovering a current user intent by utilizing at least one user interaction, recommending at least one mobile app recommendation and access point including at least an entrance to a function and a type of the function (FUNC) to the user, receiving a selection by the user from the at least one recommended FUNC, and directly switching from a current app page to another app page without returning to any home screen on the mobile device when the pre-defined trigger is enabled.



SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING INPUTTING OF COMMANDS TO A MOBILE DEVICE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure relates to a method performed by a mobile device for facilitating inputting a command to a service application in the mobile device. The mobile device comprises an inertial measurement unit (IMU). The method comprises determining a time interval in which a user of the mobile device will agitate the mobile device in accordance with a command. The method also comprises filtering an information feed from the IMU during said time interval to remove signals which are outside of a predetermined spectrum and thus regarded as noise. The method comprises finding distinguishable signals within the filtered feed, said distinguishable signals forming a command pattern. The method comprises associating the command pattern with the command.



ZERO-TOUCH WI-FI

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A system and apparatus for remotely provisioning and operating a headless Wi-Fi IoT device is described that provides for automatic provision of the IoT device so as to connect the IoT device to a network.



Systems and Methods for Providing Renewable Wireline and Wireless Services and Goods

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods for provisioning wireline or wireless services and goods to at least one prepaid or postpaid customer in a communications network are provided. In one such method, a request is received for at least one service or good from a prepaid customer and it is determined based upon the request if sufficient funds are available to pay for the requested service and, if not, a warning message is sent to the customer. If funds are available a payment for the requested service or good is deducted from the customer's account, the account balance is updated, and an authorization is sent to the service node that facilitates the requested service or good. Upon receipt of the authorization, the service node is permitted to access the requested service or good in accordance with a parameter. Other similar methods are provided for postpaid customers.



APPLICATION-SPECIFIC MOBILE DATA ALLOCATION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Mobile devices may obtain applications from an application market infrastructure. The applications may consume data from a data allocation that has been purchased from a mobile data provider. A user may assign a sub-allocation of the data allocation with a specific application, for use by the application. When the sub-allocation is depleted, the application may alert the user and also give the user an opportunity to purchase additional data. If the user accepts an offer to purchase additional data, the application calls the application market infrastructure to process a purchase transaction for the additional data. The application market infrastructure interacts with the user to complete the transaction and then instructs the mobile data provider to allocation additional data to the mobile device of the user, which is then added to the sub-allocation associated with the application.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DIRECT CONTROL OF SMART DEVICES WITH A REMOTE RESOURCE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method, apparatus and computer program product are provided for direct control of constrained electronic devices with a remote resource. A method performed in a mobile device is provided. The method includes the mobile device receiving a net work address and a smart device identifier from a smart device; accessing a remote resource, such as an external internet application, based on the network address; receiving a command indication, wherein the command indication indicates an action to be executed by the smart device; and causing a transmission of a command to the smart device, wherein the transmission includes the smart device identifier.



WIRELESS DOCKING SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A wireless docking system has a host (251) and a dockee device (220). The host is coupled to at least one peripheral (210, 230, 240) to constitute a wireless docking environment. The dockee is arranged for selecting a wireless docking environment from multiple available wireless docking environments (251, 252, 253), and for transmitting an identify request via the dockee communication unit to the docking host. The host is arranged for receiving the identify request via the host communication unit from the dockee device, and for responding to the identify request by generating a physical feedback at a peripheral of the host. The physical feedback, e.g. light signal or sound signal, enables a user of the dock-device at a remote distance to perceive the docking environment as selected.



CALL CENTER SMS VERIFICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A service call between a service user and a call center for a service provider is established when the service user is contacted or calls into the call center of the service provider. The service provider may request basic account information for verification of the identity of the service user. If the service provider determines that a further verification of the user's identity is necessary, the service provider may send a verification code to the service user via the user communication device. The verification code is relayed back to the service provider. The transmitted verification code and the relayed verification code are compared and if the codes match, the user is authenticated.



Medical alert and monitoring for the hearing impaired

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An illustrative method includes receiving, by a processor of a computing device, a request to initiate a call from a portable electronic device. The call is a communication across a communication network. The method also includes initiating, by the processor of the computing device, the call. The call connects the portable electronic device to an emergency response service. The call also utilizes a relay service.



INFORMATION PROVIDED TO PARENT REGARINDG A CALLED FOR CHILD PROTECTION

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The present disclosure describes a system, method, and computer readable medium for providing information of a calling party to an alert party, wherein the calling party is in communication with the receiving party in a communications network. The method includes receiving a message from a calling party to a receiving party and performing a lookup of information relating to the calling party in a database, wherein the lookup is based on an identifier associated with the message, Thereafter, an alert is sent to the alert party if the calling party information is unavailable in a contact list of the receiving party.



METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR MANAGEMENT OF VIDEO AND RING TONES AMONG MOBILE DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Provided herein are methods and systems for a sender-controlled contact media content type that can be sent among mobile devices, including addressing the contacts systems and methods of such devices to provide rich interactions among users upon the occurrence of contact events.



Mobile Device with Side by Side Multitasking and Applications

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

The cellular telephones/mobile devices of the present invention may be configured with multiple general purpose and special purpose processors to perform a number of varied functions and multi-tasking. The present invention provides for the viewing of two separate television programs or other content side by side on each of the display areas enabling the user to multiplex between two distinct functions and tasks. As another example the user may contemporaneously work on two computational intensive tasks on each of said display areas. Two display areas may be configured as touch sensitive display areas for independently actuating one or more types of functions and utilities from each side. The mobile device may be enabled with a cellular voice and data communication, WiFi connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, and Internet Protocol connectivity.



MOBILE ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CONTROL METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

In an aspect of embodiments, a mobile electronic device includes a storage, a display, an atmospheric pressure measurement module, a determinator, and a position corrector. The storage stores a floor map for each of floors in a building. The display displays a current position of an own device in the floor on the floor map. The atmospheric pressure measurement module measures atmospheric pressure acting on the own device. The determinator determines whether the own device is moving between the floors based on a change in the atmospheric pressure. The position corrector corrects the current position of the own device to be displayed on the floor map when the determinator determines that the own device is moving between the floors.



DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANAGING EVENT INFORMATION IN WIRELESS TERMINAL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A device and method is provided for managing event information in a wireless terminal. The device includes a controller for controlling and sorting at least one event information based on a menu, and providing an identifier corresponding to the menu on a date-by-date basis, and a displaying unit for displaying event information on the date-by-date basis, using the identifier. The method includes the steps of sorting at least one event information by a menu, and displaying event information on a date-by-date basis, using an identifier corresponding to the menu.



METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR GENERATING AND PLAYING ANIMATED MESSAGE

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A method and an electronic device are provided for transmitting a message from an electronic device to another electronic device. Handwritten input comprising one or more input objects is received. Playback information of the one or more input objects is generated using input coordinates of the one or more input objects or input times of the one or more input objects. An animation message including a first region in which one or more images are displayed, and a second region in which the one or more input objects are displayed, is generated according to the playback information. The animation message is transmitted to the another electronic device.



ADAPTER DEVICES FOR ENHANCING THE FUNCTIONALITY OF OTHER DEVICES

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

An adapter may facilitate easy and swift data transfer amongst two previously incompatible electronic devices. Such an adapter may be operative to communicate data with a first of the two electronic devices using a contactless communication link and a first communication protocol and to communicate data with a second of the two electronic devices using a mechanical communication link and/or using a second communication protocol that is different than the first communication protocol, such that data may be transferred between the first and second electronic devices via the adapter. The adapter may be communicatively coupled to both the first electronic device and the second electronic device at the same time. The adapter may rapidly transition between communicating data with the first device and communicating data with the second device (e.g., without altering a physical connection between the adapter and one of the first and second devices during such a transition).



Motion to Connect to Kiosk

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A user may associate a mobile device such as a smartphone with a public device by imitating a movement pattern for a target with a movement pattern of the mobile device. The physical movement of the smartphone may be compared to the movement data for the target. If there is a match, the public device and the mobile device may be associated with one another. The association may allow a user to interact with the public device using the smartphone.



SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONNECTING A MOBILE DEVICE TO A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

Methods and systems for enabling a function based on identifying information for a mobile device are provided. The identifying information can include location information, and is provided from a communication device or identification tag. The mobile device provides the identifying information to a system authority. The mobile device can also provide additional identifying information to the system authority. The system authority can then authorize a command and control or a content delivery operation.



COMBINED TYPE ACCESSORY SYSTEM AND COMBINED TYPE ACCESSORY THEREOF

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A combined type accessory for communications connection with a mobile terminal may include a power supply module, a control module and a function module. The control module and the power supply module can be detachably connected. The function module and the control module can be detachably connected. The power supply module can supply power to the control module and the function module, and the mobile terminal can be in communications connection with the control module so as to control the function module. Embodiments of the present invention further provide a combined type accessory system. The combined type accessory system and the combined type accessory can form various accessories through a variety of combinations, provide abundant applications of the mobile terminal, and result in convenience for people's life.



REMOTE SENSING DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD UTILIZING SMARTPHONE HARDWARE COMPONENTS

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A remote sensing device, system and method is described. The remote sensing device includes an enclosure, a smartphone, and a separate microcontroller. The smartphone is disposed within the enclosure. The separate microcontroller is communicatively coupled to the smartphone. The separate microcontroller includes a power management module, a microcontroller processor, and a wireless sensor network. The power management module is electrically coupled to an auxiliary battery that powers the smartphone. The separate microcontroller is communicatively coupled to smartphone and the separate microcontroller controls the power management module. The wireless sensor network includes a wireless communication interface that is different from the smartphone wireless communication interface. The remote sensing system includes a remote sensing component, a network module such as a web application server, and a database.



Mounting Device

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mounting device for supporting a hand-held computer, the mounting device including a housing that is operationally configured to support a handheld computer.



MOBILE TERMINAL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile terminal is provided. The mobile terminal includes a terminal main body having a display module to display visual information, a window disposed above the display module and having a pattern layer to recognize a user's touch input, a key region formed on one surface of the window near one side thereof, and a light emitting module configured to illuminate the key region.



MOBILE TERMINAL

Thu, 03 Nov 2016 08:00:00 EDT

A mobile terminal including a frame having a depressed portion; a display panel positioned on a first side of the frame facing the display panel; and a short range antenna disposed in the depressed portion and between the frame and the display panel and having a radiation direction toward the display panel.