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Communication Over Free Space

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Communication Over Free Space



Wireless devices and control method
12/11/14 - 20140362749 - Using wireless communications, one or more action devices, or a host device and one or more action devices are wirelessly connected and define a networked system. The devices have the ability to discover other devices wirelessly as those other devices come online within the same network, automatically adjust for the...

Filtering of electronic information to be transferred to a terminal
12/04/14 - 20140355498 - The object of the invention is a system, a device, a terminal and a method for filtering electronic information to be transferred to the terminal through a telecommunication connection. The invention comprises attaching a specific filtering parameter (30-32) by the device transferring the electronic information to the electronic information for...

Real-time rich communications client architecture
11/27/14 - 20140348044 - A distributed services modular client architecture may be used to implement IP-based real time rich communication (“RTC”) services with any type of RTC-enabled digital device and a virtual RTC client on the cloud. The services may be distributed among the RTC-enabled digital device and the virtual RTC client. The architecture...

Communication terminal and method for use in a communication terminal
11/27/14 - 20140348045 - The present invention describes a method for configuring a measurement report type to be used by a receiver to report a measurement to a transmitter, wherein the measurement is reported to the transmitter in a report signal over a control channel. The method includes selecting a first measurement report type...

Suppressing camel service invocation for diverting users
08/14/14 - 20140226545 - A method is provided for establishing a new communication leg of a communication session in an IP Multimedia Subsystem, IMS, network architecture that includes CAMEL services. The method enables IMS network nodes to selectively invoke or suppress invocation of CAMEL services based on signaling received in SIP requests....

Method and corresponding device for improved bandwidth utilization
08/07/14 - 20140219145 - Method and corresponding device for improved bandwidth utilization featuring optimized transmission of information packets on a backhaul connection, by concatenating a few VoIP packets into a big packet with optional internal header compression. The concatenated packets are transmitted efficiently through the backhaul channel and rearranged at the receiving side. In...

Securing transmit openings by the requester
07/17/14 - 20140198692 - Techniques for securing transmit opening help enhance the operation of a station that employs the technique. The techniques may facilitate low latency response to a protocol data requester, for instance. The techniques provide ways for the protocol data requester to provide additional time for the protocol data responder to obtain...

Node and a wireless sensor network comprising the node
07/10/14 - 20140192689 - A computer-implemented method to generate or receive, process and transmit information packets in a node that is in a network with embedded devices using at least one of heterogeneous data formats and protocols at different network layers. The method includes, for each packet, steps of dynamically determining and selecting by...

Method and apparatus for ad-hoc content sharing
07/03/14 - 20140185499 - An approach is provided for discovering proximity-based and/or location-based services over an ad-hoc network. A request to share at least one content item from at least one device is determined. Further, one or more compressed representations of the at least one content item are generated, where the one or more...

Single transmission line for connecting radio frequency modules in an electronic device
07/03/14 - 20140185500 - A millimeter-wave radio frequency (RF) system, and method thereof for transferring multiple signals over a single transmission line connected between modules of a millimeter-wave RF system. The system comprises a single transmission line for connecting a first part of the RF system and a second part of the RF system,...

Geocast-based file transfer
06/12/14 - 20140161006 - Geocast-based file transfer may be implemented via use of a Geocast File Transfer (GFT) protocol. A sending device may parse a file into multiple chunks. Respective multiple geocast packets comprising the chunks may be geocast. The sending device may geocast all packets sequentially. Upon geocasting all packets, the sending device...

Smart automatic communication method and system
06/05/14 - 20140153455 - A smart automatic communication method and system are introduced. The method applies to a first electronic device and a second electronic device. The first electronic device has a first near field communication chip and a first far field communication chip. The second electronic device has a second near field communication...

Methods and apparatus for providing an integrated multi-hop routing and cooperative diversity system
05/29/14 - 20140146721 - Embodiments of methods and apparatus for providing an integrated multi-hop routing and cooperative diversity system are generally described herein. Other embodiments may be described and claimed....

Methods and apparatus for communication mode selection based on content type
05/08/14 - 20140126437 - A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided in connection with selection of a communication mode based on traffic type information. In one example, a network entity (e.g., a WiFi router, Picocell, Fentocell, an eNB, etc.) is equipped to obtain traffic type information for...

Information service system using direct communication between vehicles
05/01/14 - 20140119251 - Disclosed herein is an information service system using direct communication between vehicles for machine-to-machine (M2M)-based intelligent transport services (ITS). The information service system includes at least one vehicle ITS station and at least one roadside device. The vehicle station and the roadside device exchange information with a server. The vehicle...

Wireless communication apparatus and wireless communication program
04/17/14 - 20140105080 - There is provided a wireless communication apparatus capable of using a first MAC protocol and a second MAC protocol including one wireless communication unit. The wireless communication unit includes: a MAC protocol control unit carrying out state transitions and processing in a present state according to the first MAC protocol...

Communication network system
04/17/14 - 20140105081 - In a communication network system with a plurality of nodes connected to a common transmission line, each master candidate node includes an idle time measurement device for measuring an idle time of the transmission line. Once each master candidate node acquires the master privilege and becomes a master node, the...

Method and system for communicating with an alarm system
04/03/14 - 20140092796 - 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...

Heterogeneous mesh network and a multi-rat node used therein
03/27/14 - 20140086120 - 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...

Method for revocable deletion of pdn connection
02/20/14 - 20140050132 - 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...

Apparatus having and method for implementing a distributed architecture for receiving and/or transmitting radio frequency signals
02/13/14 - 20140044026 - 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...

Wireless communication interworking function
01/30/14 - 20140029493 - 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...

Home network of connected consumer devices
01/23/14 - 20140022968 - 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....

Physical layer management at a wall plate device
01/16/14 - 20140016527 - 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...

Wireless communication system and wireless communication control method, wireless communication device and wireless communication method, and computer program
01/16/14 - 20140016528 - 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...

Systems and methods of transmitter protection for wireless communications
01/02/14 - 20140003309 - 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...

Using voip call pickup for optimized incoming call treatment on mobile devices
12/26/13 - 20130343246 - 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...

Systems and methods for identifying enhanced frames for wireless communication
12/19/13 - 20130336182 - 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....

Identifying a random advertising device as a connected device
12/12/13 - 20130329613 - 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...

Telematics communication system and method
12/05/13 - 20130322310 - 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...

Home agent discovery upon changing the mobility management scheme
12/05/13 - 20130322311 - 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...

Method and apparatus for iut in a wireless communication system
12/05/13 - 20130322312 - 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...

Implementing an inter-pal pass-through
11/28/13 - 20130315118 - 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...

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
11/21/13 - 20130308505 - 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...

Automatic device-to-device connection control by environmental information
11/21/13 - 20130308506 - 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...

Method of transmitting data
11/14/13 - 20130301493 - 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...

Method and apparatus of processing digital broadcasting signal including transmission ensemble number fields in transmitter and receiver
11/14/13 - 20130301494 - 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...

Daisy chaining device servers via ethernet
11/14/13 - 20130301495 - 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...

Radio communication apparatus
10/31/13 - 20130286908 - 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,...

Systems and methods for wireless communication of long data units
10/24/13 - 20130279379 - 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...

Broadcast signal transmitting apparatus, broadcast signal receiving apparatus, and broadcast signal transceiving method in broadcast signal transmitting and receiving apparatuses
10/24/13 - 20130279380 - 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...

Method for managing calls and mobile terminal using the same
10/17/13 - 20130272178 - 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...

Frame padding for wireless communications
10/17/13 - 20130272179 - 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...

Communication method and system, access network device, and application server
10/10/13 - 20130265917 - 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...

Broadcast equipment communication protocol
10/10/13 - 20130265918 - 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...

Method and apparatus for adaptive transmission of sensor data with latency controls
10/10/13 - 20130265919 - 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...

Power boost in communication system
10/10/13 - 20130265920 - 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...

Method and system for signaling by bit manipulation in communication protocols
10/10/13 - 20130265921 - 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...

Mac extensions for smart antenna support
10/03/13 - 20130258917 - 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...

Method of commanding wireless devices
10/03/13 - 20130258918 - 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...

System and method for stabilizing a wireless monitoring network
09/26/13 - 20130250823 - 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...

Communication apparatus
09/26/13 - 20130250824 - 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...

Multi-protocol switching control system suitable for controlling different electronic devices of different protocols
08/29/13 - 20130223302 - 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...

Radio apparatus that receives packet signal containing predetermined information
08/29/13 - 20130223303 - 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...

Core network and communication system
08/29/13 - 20130223304 - 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...

Rate matching for a wireless communications system
08/08/13 - 20130201886 - 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...

Method, apparatus, and computer program product for short-range communication based direction finding
07/25/13 - 20130188538 - 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...

Blocking communication between rogue devices
07/25/13 - 20130188539 - 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...

Uspl-fso lasercom point-to-point and point-to-multipoint optical wireless communication
07/18/13 - 20130182620 - 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...

Information collection system, terminal and sink node using wireless multihop network, and communication method for the same
07/18/13 - 20130182621 - 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...

Signal unit including a field indicative of a zero-length payload
07/04/13 - 20130170411 - 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...

Apparatus, and associated method, for facilitating routing of data in a radio communication system having a mobile node capable of roaming movement
07/04/13 - 20130170412 - 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...

Method and system providing interoperability between wireless gigabit alliance i/o pal and a/v pal devices
06/27/13 - 20130163489 - 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...

Voip analog telephone system with connection to home monitoring system
06/27/13 - 20130163490 - 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...

Techniques to enhance header compression efficiency and enhance mobile node security
06/20/13 - 20130155918 - 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...

Method of potential routing, method of potential scheduling, and mesh node
06/20/13 - 20130155919 - 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...

Method and system for transmitting message
06/20/13 - 20130155920 - 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...

Enhanced demodulation reference signal (dm-rs) design
06/20/13 - 20130155921 - 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...

False lock detection for physical layer frame synchronization
06/20/13 - 20130155922 - 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...

Method and apparatus for operating a timer for processing data blocks
06/20/13 - 20130155923 - 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...

Wireless communication device capable of controlling signal polarization based on channel conditions
06/13/13 - 20130148553 - Wireless communication devices are disclosed that are capable of selecting and changing signal polarities depending on channel conditions in order to improve or optimize communication therebetween. When a first polarization direction is deemed inadequate, the devices can switch to communicating via a second polarization. In addition, information relating to received...

Electronic device and method for sharing contents via bluetooth network
06/13/13 - 20130148554 - An electronic device capable of sharing content includes a storage unit, an input unit, a wireless connection unit, and a control unit. The storage unit stores a variety of content. The control unit obtains one of the contents from the storage unit according to a selection signal from the input...

Wireless emergency services protocols translator between ansi-41 and voip emergency services protocols
06/13/13 - 20130148555 - A protocol converter or translator between ANSI-41 ORREQs and VoIP V2 messaging. The protocol converter may alternatively (or also) provide conversion between GMS MAP and VoIP V2 messaging. Interaction of VSPs with a Mobile Positioning Center (MPC) or a Gateway Mobile Location Center (GMLC) is permitted, as is interaction of...