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Communication Over Free Space

Communication Over Free Space patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

04/03/14 - 20140092796 - Method and system for communicating with an alarm system
An alarm system can provide security, fire, protection, or other alarm services for a premises, such as for a building or other property. A communication system can provide the alarm system with long-range connectivity, so the alarm system can communicate voice, data, or other information with a remote entity. In...

03/27/14 - 20140086120 - Heterogeneous mesh network and a multi-rat node used therein
This invention discloses a heterogeneous mesh network comprised of multiple radio access technology nodes, wherein nodes can function dynamically, switching roles between client and server. Moreover, these nodes can operate in a heterogeneous fashion with respect to one another. In an alternate embodiment, the invention describes a mesh network comprised...

02/20/14 - 20140050132 - Method for revocable deletion of pdn connection
The invention relates to a method of operating a network node in a telecommunication network, such as an MME. The method comprising: initiating a PDN connection revocable deletion procedure for a device when at least one predetermined criterion is fulfilled; sending a PDN connection revocable deletion request to another network...

02/13/14 - 20140044026 - Apparatus having and method for implementing a distributed architecture for receiving and/or transmitting radio frequency signals
A distributed architecture system for receiving radio frequency (RF) signals includes a receiving unit receiving a plurality of RF signals. The receiving unit includes means for combining the plurality of RF signals into a multiplexed signal. A head unit receives and separates the multiplexed signal into a plurality of information...

01/30/14 - 20140029493 - Wireless communication interworking function
A method and apparatus facilitate data communication between a first device and a second device, such as an application server or Internet portal and a wireless terminal. A wireless link between devices supports communication via plural protocols, such as SMS and TCP/IP over GPRS. An interworking function (IWF) allows communication...

01/23/14 - 20140022968 - Home network of connected consumer devices
A consumer product device has a consumer product, a communication module capable of communicating in a mesh network, and a power connector electrically coupled to the communication module....

01/16/14 - 20140016527 - Physical layer management at a wall plate device
One embodiment is directed to a wall plate device including one or more jacks. Each jack includes a rear attachment point configured to couple to one or more communication paths in a semi-permanent manner. Each jack also includes a front attachment point configured to mate with a connector of a...

01/16/14 - 20140016528 - Wireless communication system and wireless communication control method, wireless communication device and wireless communication method, and computer program
A wireless communication device in a wireless network sets management information notification cycles at specified time intervals and transmits management information containing receive timing information showing its own position to start receiving information, receive window information, and receive cycle information. Another wireless communication device receiving that management information links it...

01/02/14 - 20140003309 - Systems and methods of transmitter protection for wireless communications
Various embodiments provide for systems and methods for wireless communications that implement transmitter protection schemes using spatial combining. The protection scheme implemented by some embodiments provides for a number of benefits, including without limitation: hitless protection; constant power monitoring for each wireless channel being utilized; extra gain to wireless signals...

12/26/13 - 20130343246 - Using voip call pickup for optimized incoming call treatment on mobile devices
A method and system employs a mobile phone which equipped with mobile application that can receive notification about incoming call and telephony server which can send notification about incoming call. Upon receiving notification device establishes a VOIP pickup call to the server. Parameters of pickup call can be either pre-provisioned...

12/19/13 - 20130336182 - Systems and methods for identifying enhanced frames for wireless communication
Systems, methods, and devices for wireless communication. In one aspect, a method for communicating in a wireless network is provided. The method includes generating a media access control frame including a header. The header includes a type field having a type value and a retry field having a retry value....

12/12/13 - 20130329613 - Identifying a random advertising device as a connected device
An electronic device is described. When this electronic device receives a packet containing an address from another electronic device, the electronic device determines if a connection has already been established with the other electronic device using another address. If so, instead of establishing another connection with the other electronic device...

12/05/13 - 20130322310 - Telematics communication system and method
A communication system included in a telematics unit is provided. A GPIO communication port connects a plurality of communication modules included in the telematics unit, and thus enables each of the communication modules to transmit/receive data depending on the data transmission/reception state of the other communication module. Accordingly, provided are...

12/05/13 - 20130322311 - Home agent discovery upon changing the mobility management scheme
The invention relates to a method for discovering a home agent serving a mobile node upon the mobile node changing its mobility management scheme in a packet-switched network and the implementation of such method in a mobile node or home agent. In order to propose a home agent discover scheme...

12/05/13 - 20130322312 - Method and apparatus for iut in a wireless communication system
The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more particularly, to a method and apparatus for performing or supporting inter-UE transfer (IUT). The method for performing relevant IUT operations by first user equipment and second user equipment according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises: a step...

11/28/13 - 20130315118 - Implementing an inter-pal pass-through
A system and method are provided that implement an inter-protocol adaptation layer (inter-PAL) pass-through processing scheme in wireless communicating devices operating with separate PALs to combine use of the individually-beneficial features of one PAL by allowing a first order capability for cross-talk between the PALs. A first PAL data packet...

11/21/13 - 20130308505 - Apparatus for transmitting a broadcast signal, apparatus for receiving a broadcast signal, and method for transmitting/receiving a broadcast signal using an apparatus for transmitting/receiving a broadcast signal
Disclosed is an apparatus for transmitting a broadcast signal, an apparatus for receiving a broadcast signal, and a method for transmitting/receiving a broadcast signal using an apparatus for transmitting/receiving broadcast signal. A method for transmitting a broadcast signal according to the present invention comprises the steps of: generating a first...

11/21/13 - 20130308506 - Automatic device-to-device connection control by environmental information
The various aspects are directed to automatic device-to-device connection control. An aspect extracts a first sound signature, wherein the extracting the first sound signature comprises extracting a sound signature from a sound signal emanating from a certain direction, receives a second sound signature from a peer device, compares the first...

11/14/13 - 20130301493 - Method of transmitting data
Disclosed herein are a method of transmitting data and a method of receiving data. In the method of transmitting data, a management frame including data to be transmitted is configured, and the configured management frame is transmitted. In the method of receiving data, a management frame is received and then...

11/14/13 - 20130301494 - Method and apparatus of processing digital broadcasting signal including transmission ensemble number fields in transmitter and receiver
According to one embodiment, a method of processing a digital broadcasting signal in a transmitter includes: performing RS (Reed-Solomon) encoding on signaling data containing cross layer information between a physical layer and a upper layer; interleaving the RS encoded signaling data, wherein interleaving the RS encoded signaling data includes writing...

11/14/13 - 20130301495 - Daisy chaining device servers via ethernet
A device server intended for attaching serial devices to a network includes Ethernet communications, an Ethernet switch, and serial communication capability so that multiple device servers are connected in a “daisy chain” or series pattern. Galvanic isolation of the power supply from the housing and communication ports, screw terminal and...

10/31/13 - 20130286908 - Radio communication apparatus
A radio receiving apparatus for receiving the variable-length RLC PDU data in an RLC layer includes the buffer memory sectioned into a plurality of areas having a predetermined maximum data length of the RLC PDU data. By referring to a sequence number SN included in each received RLC PDU data,...

10/24/13 - 20130279379 - Systems and methods for wireless communication of long data units
Systems and methods for communicating the length of a data unit and determining control data based thereon are described herein. In some aspects, a processor and a transmitter are provided. The processor may be configured to determine a measurement unit for representing the length of a data unit, the data...

10/24/13 - 20130279380 - Broadcast signal transmitting apparatus, broadcast signal receiving apparatus, and broadcast signal transceiving method in broadcast signal transmitting and receiving apparatuses
Disclosed are a broadcast signal transmitting apparatus, a broadcast signal receiving apparatus, and a broadcast signal transceiving method in the broadcast signal transmitting and receiving apparatuses. The broadcast signal transmitting method comprises the steps of: compressing headers of data packets which are included in an Internet protocol (IP) stream identified...

10/17/13 - 20130272178 - Method for managing calls and mobile terminal using the same
A call management method, an associated mobile terminal, and a mobile terminal control method using a call status, and a related apparatus. A first status change information is created when a call connection for a first call is requested through a first call application. A second status change information is...

10/17/13 - 20130272179 - Frame padding for wireless communications
Systems and techniques relating to wireless communications are described. A described technique includes generating a physical frame and causing a transmission of the physical frame to the wireless communication device. The physical frame includes (i) one or more medium access control data units that encapsulate data for a wireless communication...

10/10/13 - 20130265917 - Communication method and system, access network device, and application server
Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a communication method and system, an access network device, and an application server. The communication method includes: receiving, by an access network device, a service packet; and sending, by the access network device, the received service packet to an application server according to a...

10/10/13 - 20130265918 - Broadcast equipment communication protocol
A data link manager includes a User Datagram Protocol (UDP) receiver for receiving HD Radio broadcast equipment communication protocol (HDP) data or non-HD Radio broadcast equipment communication protocol (non-HDP) data using a User Datagram Protocol/Internet Protocol (UDP/IP) protocol; a Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) receiver; and a router for receiving data...

10/10/13 - 20130265919 - Method and apparatus for adaptive transmission of sensor data with latency controls
Disclosed is a method and apparatus to continuously transmit high bandwidth, real-time data, on a communications network (e.g., wired, wireless, and a combination of wired and wireless segments). A control computing device uses user or application requirements to dynamically adjust the throughput of the system to match the bandwidth of...

10/10/13 - 20130265920 - Power boost in communication system
Representative implementations of devices and techniques provide communication between networked nodes operating on a communication network medium. In an implementation, a node generates a broadcast frame that includes at least a preamble and a payload. The preamble of the broadcast frame may include auxiliary information. The auxiliary information may be...

10/10/13 - 20130265921 - Method and system for signaling by bit manipulation in communication protocols
In a communication environment configured to transfer data from a transmitting end to a receiving end according to a wireless device communication protocol, said wireless device communication protocol is configured with a field comprising a first content, a method for signaling, comprising: replacing the first content of the field with...

10/03/13 - 20130258917 - Mac extensions for smart antenna support
Apparatus and methods implement aggregation frames and allocation frames. The aggregation frames include a plurality of MSDUs or fragments thereof aggregated or otherwise combined together. An aggregation frame makes more efficient use of the wireless communication resources. The allocation frame defines a plurality of time intervals. The allocation frame specifies...

10/03/13 - 20130258918 - Method of commanding wireless devices
A method of commanding a first wireless communicating device from a second wireless communicating device, comprising the following steps performed by a main portion of the second device: joining a wireless communication network to which the first communicating device is connected, using procedures of the protocol stack of the first...

09/26/13 - 20130250823 - System and method for stabilizing a wireless monitoring network
Stabilization of a wireless information collection system for dispenser usage compliance in a facility is provided. This system and method enable network stabilization by providing a network “heartbeat.” The network stabilization operates independently from information collection. Therefore, the system and method are able to improve the reliability of wireless information...

09/26/13 - 20130250824 - Communication apparatus
A location information notifier (107) adds on usage channel information representing the communication channels that the onboard unit is using, to a location information notifying packet to be transmitted to notify the location of the onboard unit and transmits the location information notifying packet to another onboard unit that can...

08/29/13 - 20130223302 - Multi-protocol switching control system suitable for controlling different electronic devices of different protocols
A multi-protocol switching control system suitable for controlling different electronic devices of different protocols by using a router capable of receiving different kinds of protocol to instruct switch sets connected thereto. The system comprises: a wireless router for controlling at least one switch set; the switch set receiving control signals...

08/29/13 - 20130223303 - Radio apparatus that receives packet signal containing predetermined information
An RF unit, a modem unit and a processing unit receive packet signals sent from other radio apparatuses and broadcast packet signals. If no packet signals are received over a predetermined period of time, a timing control unit has the RF unit, the modem unit and the processing unit perform...

08/29/13 - 20130223304 - Core network and communication system
A core network connected to a mobile communication network and establishing voice communication between communication apparatuses receives, from the mobile communication network, to which an originating mobile communication apparatus is connected, a connection request that includes an identifier identifying a terminating communication apparatus, and determines at least one codec that...

08/08/13 - 20130201886 - Rate matching for a wireless communications system
Apparatuses and methods are provided for generating a plurality of redundancy versions using various rate matching algorithms. In some embodiments, a rate matcher is provided that allocates systematic and parity bits to the redundancy versions in a manner that allows all of these bits to be transmitted in at least...

07/25/13 - 20130188538 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for short-range communication based direction finding
Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments provide short-range communication based direction finding. According to an example embodiment of the invention, a method comprises transmitting by a target device, information in one or more advertising packets, including preferences of the target device for using data signing associated with direction...

07/25/13 - 20130188539 - Blocking communication between rogue devices
Techniques which prevent rogue devices from continued access to a wireless communication system. A control element directs access points as to which mobile stations to service. Each access point maintains a record of the mobile stations it is servicing. At the direction of the control element, one or more access...

07/18/13 - 20130182620 - Uspl-fso lasercom point-to-point and point-to-multipoint optical wireless communication
Enhancements in optical beam propagation performance can be realized through the utilization of ultra-short pulse laser (USPL) sources for laser transmit platforms, which are can be used throughout the telecommunication network infrastructure fabric. One or more of the described and illustrated features of USPL free space-optical (USPL-FSO) laser communications can...

07/18/13 - 20130182621 - Information collection system, terminal and sink node using wireless multihop network, and communication method for the same
In a wireless multihop network, collision between a routing control message and an information collection message is avoided, and information collection is completed within a predetermined time. A terminal includes: a transmission period control unit that calculates transmittable periods of a routing control message and an information collection message per...

07/04/13 - 20130170411 - Signal unit including a field indicative of a zero-length payload
A method includes receiving, at a first wireless device from a second wireless device, a signal (SIG) unit including a first field. The method also includes determining whether the first field has a particular value that is indicative of a zero-length payload and decoding the SIG unit based at least...

07/04/13 - 20130170412 - Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating routing of data in a radio communication system having a mobile node capable of roaming movement
Apparatus, and an associated method, for providing routing information to a mobile node operable in a radio communication system. The routing information is used by the mobile node to address data messages that are to be communicated to a relay host, or other, device. The routing information that is provided...

06/27/13 - 20130163489 - Method and system providing interoperability between wireless gigabit alliance i/o pal and a/v pal devices
A method and system are provided for transmitting wireless signals from a source station having a WGA IO PAL device to one or more destination stations having WGA AV PAL device according to a protocol adaptation layer translation mechanism whereby received data and control packets formatted in accordance with a...

06/27/13 - 20130163490 - Voip analog telephone system with connection to home monitoring system
A multi-port VoIP telecommunications system that allows the user to gain access to telephone connectivity through the Internet by connecting directly to the Internet or by connecting to the Internet through the existing Internet connection of a computer or cell phone device. The present system includes an Ethernet port, a...

06/20/13 - 20130155918 - Techniques to enhance header compression efficiency and enhance mobile node security
A method includes, in response to a determination a received packet has information in a header of the packet that if modified with other information would allow a subsequent header compression to compress the header to a larger degree than if the information was not modified, modifying the information with...

06/20/13 - 20130155919 - Method of potential routing, method of potential scheduling, and mesh node
A method of potential routing, a method of potential scheduling, and a mesh node are provided. Here, the mesh node includes a potential routing unit that transmits a data packet to a preset routing path by calculating a multiple potential, wherein the multiple potential indicates each potential of all destination...

06/20/13 - 20130155920 - Method and system for transmitting message
A method and system for transmitting a message to a terminal is provided, and the method for transmitting a message in a message transmission system including an Inter-Working Function (IWF) identified by a Representative Mobile Subscriber Integrated Services Digital Network Number (R-MSISDN) according to an embodiment of the present invention...

06/20/13 - 20130155921 - Enhanced demodulation reference signal (dm-rs) design
A method in a mobile communication terminal includes receiving a Multi-User Multiple-Input Multiple-Output (MU-MIMO) signal, which includes at least a precoded transmission that is addressed to the terminal and which includes one or more Demodulation Reference Signals (DM-RS). Control information, which indicates one or more scrambling sequences and one or...

06/20/13 - 20130155922 - False lock detection for physical layer frame synchronization
Systems, devices, processors, and methods are described which may be used for the reception of a wireless broadband signal at a user terminal from a gateway via a satellite. A wireless signal may include a series of physical layer frames, each frame including a physical layer header and payload. The...

06/20/13 - 20130155923 - Method and apparatus for operating a timer for processing data blocks
A timer for processing data blocks is proposed for a receiver of a mobile communications system. If the timer is not running, the timer is started based a data block. The data block has a sequence number higher than a sequence number of another data block that was first expected...