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Signaling For Performing Battery Saving

Signaling For Performing Battery Saving patent applications listed include Date, Patent Application Number, Patent Title, Patent Abstract summary and are linked to the corresponding patent application page.

09/18/14 - 20140269462 - Signature-coded wake-up transmission
A wake-up radio is configured to scan for transmissions while the radio receiver is in sleep mode. The wake-up radio detects incoming RF transmissions intended for the radio receiver by analyzing data frame characteristics in an incoming RF transmission. The data frame characteristics may contain a signature code that is...

09/18/14 - 20140269463 - Intelligent beaconing by software-enabled access point
Methods and systems according to embodiments of the present disclosure provide intelligent transmission of beacons by a SoftAP-enabled user device for minimizing power consumption. In an embodiment, a method comprises transmitting a first beacon from the SoftAP to a station connected to the SoftAP. The method also comprises determining a...

09/18/14 - 20140269464 - Communications methods and apparatus that facilitate discovery of small coverage area base stations
A communications system includes a plurality of different types of small coverage area base stations, e.g., femto cell base stations, WiFi access points and Bluetooth access points within a macro cell. Different user equipment (UE) devices, e.g., different smartphones, include different capabilities. In order for UE devices and small coverage...

09/18/14 - 20140269465 - Method and apparatus for alert message reception
A method can include connecting to a wireless local area network access point. The method can include receiving an enhanced broadcast indication message of a plurality of enhanced broadcast indication messages that indicate a delivery time and an identifier of a future broadcast message. The method can include scheduling a...

09/18/14 - 20140269466 - Controlling wi-fi service in a vehicle
A method of controlling a Wi-Fi service provided by a vehicle includes detecting at the vehicle that an ignition switch of the vehicle is turned off; wirelessly receiving at the vehicle a message that controls the operation of the Wi-Fi service while the ignition switch of the vehicle is turned...

09/18/14 - 20140269467 - Systems and methods for saving power in monitoring and tracking devices
This disclosure provides systems, methods and apparatus for wireless data communication. In one aspect, a device communicates with a base station. The device comprises a circuit configured to generate energy based on an environmental input. The device further comprises a storage device configured to store the energy. The device further...

09/18/14 - 20140269468 - Systems and methods for wireless band switching
Systems and methods are disclosed for coordinating operation on multiple frequency bands between two or more multiple concurrent band (MCB) devices. The band switch protocols may include sending information on a second band after a communications link has been established on a first band. The receiving device may treat the...

09/18/14 - 20140269469 - High power channel state notification for mobile applications
Systems and methods for providing high power channel state notification, management, and optimization are provided. In some embodiments, data transmissions from mobile devices to remote servers are managed. For example, the operating system, lower level apparatus, or software bundle, sequentially align, or otherwise coordinate the messages to be transmitted during...

09/18/14 - 20140269470 - Apparatus and method for reducing power consumption in customer premises equipment
A power control apparatus for controlling power consumption in customer premises equipment (CPE) for use in a content and data distribution network includes a detector, operative to determine an operational status of a connection between the CPE and a headend in the content and data distribution network, and a controller...

09/18/14 - 20140269471 - Systems, apparatuses, and methods for synchronizing port entry into a low power state
Systems, apparatuses, and method for synchronizing port entry into a lowest power state are described. All logic of a port placed into an intermediate state prior to entry into the lowest power state....

09/18/14 - 20140269472 - Method and apparatus for fast tch to idle transition
Techniques for determining if it is safe for a mobile device to transition directly from a traffic session to a paging mode and for avoiding network re-synchronization procedures in stationary M2M devices are disclosed. It may be safe for direct transition if before-call and in-call network parameters correspond. If safe,...

09/18/14 - 20140269473 - Reducing power consumption by effectively utilizing the device wake up time in single channel concurrency
A wireless device implements power saving logic for two or more wireless clients that concurrently communicate on a shared wireless channel (single channel concurrency). When one of the wireless clients transitions from power save mode to active mode (e.g., in response to a beacon signal), the power saving logic causes...

09/18/14 - 20140269474 - Power saving for low latency deterministic networks in wireless personal area networks
Wireless communication in a wireless network comprises a wireless device communicating power save capability information with a coordinator during a discovery state. A beacon that indicates a configuration state is received by the wireless device. Configuration status information is sent to the coordinator. A configuration request is received by the...

09/18/14 - 20140269475 - Apparatus and method for optimizing uplink semi-persistent scheduling activation
A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus communicates with a UE in a DRX mode and using SPS and transmits information that enables the UE to reduce an amount of awake time while in the DRX mode and while using SPS....

09/18/14 - 20140269476 - Power management for wireless access point
A method and apparatus for power management of a wireless access point associated with a host device. The wireless access point is instructed to transition from a sleep mode to an active mode. The wireless access point then returns to the sleep mode, independent of any instruction from the host...

09/18/14 - 20140269477 - Networked evacuation system
A method includes determining, by a first node in a communication network, a listening schedule to be used by the first node. The listening schedule is based at least in part on a battery life of the first node. The method also includes transmitting, by the first node, the listening...

09/18/14 - 20140269478 - System, apparatus, and method for connecting short distance communication
A system, an apparatus, and a method for connecting short distance communication, which recognize a sufficiently close particular terminal so as to perform a short distance communication connection with low power consumption, are provided. The system includes a server terminal which broadcasts an action frame for a proximity connection for...

09/18/14 - 20140269479 - Multiplexing and feedback support for wireless communication systems
A control scheme using packet headers allows GSM EDGE Radio Access Network (GERAN) systems to increase spectral efficiency through multiplexing techniques, such as superposition coding, multi-user packet transmission, joint detection, and/or joint decoding. A fast feedback scheme for GERAN allows Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) frames to be transmitted over...

09/18/14 - 20140269480 - Method and user equipment for discontinuous reception configuration
The present invention discloses a method for discontinuous reception configuration, the method includes: receiving a discontinuous reception DRX configuration message from an eNodeB, where the DRX configuration message includes at least one of the following configuration parameters: new DRX cycle configuration and new on-duration configuration; applying the DRX cycle configuration,...

09/18/14 - 20140269481 - Automating radio enablement to facilitate power saving
In an example embodiment, there is disclosed herein an apparatus comprising a wireless transceiver and a controller coupled to the wireless transceiver and configured to receive data via the wireless transceiver. The controller operates the wireless transceiver at a first power save state where the wireless transceiver can receive a...

09/11/14 - 20140254442 - Gsm tone detection
A method for tone detection includes wireless communicating on a first radio access technology (RAT). A determination is made of whether a gap generated by at least one idle timeslot in the first RAT communications is sufficient to perform tone detection but not sufficient to perform base station identity code...

09/11/14 - 20140254443 - Electronic device with low-power roaming
A low-power roaming mechanism is described. This low-power roaming mechanism is used by a portable electronic device when the portable electronic device enters a stand-by mode (sleep mode). During this stand-by mode, the portable electronic device allows a wireless interface to look for surrounding wireless networks with a configurable quota....

09/11/14 - 20140254444 - Apparatus and method for saving power by transmission interval in wireless communication system
An apparatus and a method for controlling power consumption of a terminal in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes deactivating one or more of hardware components for signal reception in a transmission interval if there is no data to be received in the transmission interval, and receiving...

09/11/14 - 20140254445 - Wireless sensor network wake-up range extension via energy harvesting and edge devices
An enhanced, ultra low power passive wake-up radio-based sensor includes a passive wake-up radio-based sensor node having an energy harvester and low power wake-up circuit to improve the wake-up range for passive wake-up radio sensor nodes without the need for local power. The wake-up sensor may additionally include a transmitter...

09/11/14 - 20140254446 - Wireless personal area network device
Systems and methods for saving power by a personal area network (PAN) coordinator and a device are described herein. A PAN coordinator is provided to form a wireless PAN with one or more of the devices. Further, the PAN coordinator and the devices enter sleep states to save power. The...

09/11/14 - 20140254447 - Dynamic adjustment of keep-alive messages for efficient battery usage in a mobile network
Systems and methods for dynamic adjustment of keep-alive message intervals in a mobile network are disclosed. One embodiment of maintaining an IP connection between a mobile terminal and a network node over a network includes, detecting a rate with which the client-slide request are made from the mobile terminal, detecting...

09/11/14 - 20140254448 - Method and apparatus for facilitating power conservation via time-gating in a wireless communication system
The described apparatus and methods may include a receiver configured to receive a control signal, and a controller configured to regulate power consumption of the receiver during intervals of less than one radio frame based on the control signals. The controller may also be configured to regulate power consumption of...

09/11/14 - 20140254449 - Power save with data fetch time, with end of data indication, and with more data acknowledgement
A particular method includes transmitting a fetch trigger frame from a station to an access point. The method includes entering a power save mode at the station until a determination at the station that a fetch time associated with the station has elapsed. The access point is configured to communicate...

09/11/14 - 20140254450 - Power save with end of data indication
A particular method includes receiving a first frame from a station at an access point indicating that the station is to enter a power save mode. The method also includes transmitting one or more data frames from the access point to the station. The one or more data frames were...

09/11/14 - 20140254451 - Method and system for employing discontinuous reception configurations in a wireless network environment
The present invention provides a method of selecting and applying Discontinuous Reception (DRX) configurations in a wireless network environment. In one embodiment, a method includes obtaining location and time information associated with user equipment, and selecting at least one DRX configuration suitable for one or more applications miming on the...

09/11/14 - 20140254452 - Active bandwidth indicator for power-saving ues
The present invention relates to a terminal and a base station, and to a receiving and transmitting method to be performed at the terminal and the base station, respectively. In particular, the present invention relates to power consumption reduction by providing two operation bandwidths for a terminal, one being a...

09/04/14 - 20140247760 - Power efficient ue side mechanism for receiving bmc messages
A UE side Broadcast/Multicast Control (BMC) protocol layer determines those Cell Broadcast Service (CBS) messages (and their repetitions) which the UE shall read or ignore in a succeeding CBS schedule period, based on the CBS Schedule Message contents (Message Description Type and New Message Bitmap) received in a current CBS...

09/04/14 - 20140247761 - Wireless communication device power reduction method and apparatus
A wireless communications power saving method and apparatus is provided. The method includes, when no reverse link traffic exists and no forward link traffic has been received for a predetermined amount of time, establishing, at a terminal, a reverse link transmission pilot signal duty cycle, and boosting overhead channel signal...

09/04/14 - 20140247762 - Method and network-side device for optimizing activation/deactivation of isr
The present application relates to mobile communication technical field, and a method for optimizing activation/deactivation Idle State signaling Reduction (ISR) and a network side device are disclosed. The method includes: during a process of updating User Element (UE) area, a first network entity, when receiving a context request message transmitted...

09/04/14 - 20140247763 - Discontinuous reception start offset coordinated with semi-persistent scheduling system and method
An apparatus and method are provided for configuring a user agent to receive semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) transmissions independent of the user agent monitoring a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH). Also provided are an apparatus and method for configuring a user agent to monitor a PDCCH in a subframe to which...

09/04/14 - 20140247764 - Method of operating a communication device operable in an active mode and in an idle mode, a computer program product for executing the method, and the communication device operable in an active mode and in an idle mode
A method of operating a communication device comprises providing the communication device (T, T1-T5) with a first interface (I1) to connect to a first network (N1), which provides a first bandwidth and a first network idle power consumption at the communication device (T, T1-T5), when being connected to the first...

09/04/14 - 20140247765 - System and a method of configuring radio access network parameters for a user equipment connected to a wireless network system
The present invention relates to a method of configuring a set of Radio Access Network (RAN) parameters including Discontinuous Reception (DRX) configurations for user equipment in a wireless networking system. The method includes determining traffic characteristics associated with user equipment based on the number and types of applications running in...

08/28/14 - 20140241225 - Mechanisms for timing and signaling coordination in multi-point connectivity
A method for communication in a wireless telecommunications network is provided. The method comprises coordinating, by a wireless device, with a first network node to identify a first radio resource configuration comprising a first set of radio resources which is used by the wireless device to communicate with the first...

08/28/14 - 20140241226 - Polling beacon
Beacon-poll frames are transmitted from a station (STA) to a wireless AP in an opportunistic manner. In response to receiving a beacon-poll frame, the wireless AP transmits a unicast beacon frame to the STA, thereby eliminating the need for the STA to periodically wake up to receive broadcast beacon frames...

08/28/14 - 20140241227 - Discontinuous rreception
A method may be provided. The method may include selecting one of a first discontinuous cycle of a first length and a second discontinuous reception cycle of a second length. The second discontinuous reception cycle may be of a different length to the first cycle. Both of the first and...

08/28/14 - 20140241228 - Wireless access point terminal and connection control method
A wireless access point terminal capable of reducing power consumption even if housed terminals are present. This device is a wireless access point terminal (200) individually connecting a plurality of housed terminals to a network, using a wireless communications unit capable of individual wireless communications with the plurality of housed...

08/21/14 - 20140233442 - Power management in distributed antenna systems (dass), and related components, systems, and methods
Power management in a distributed communications system, such as a distributed antenna system (DAS), that includes determining user activity at remote units of the DAS. When user activity in one or more remote units falls below or above a specified threshold, power usage by the one or more remote units...

08/21/14 - 20140233443 - Link verification in a wireless network
A method and apparatus for verifying the status of a wireless connection between a wireless device and an access point are disclosed. If the number of missed beacon frames exceeds a threshold value, the wireless device transmits a link verification request to the access point. If the wireless device receives...

08/21/14 - 20140233444 - Systems and methods for wireless coexistence
Systems and methods are disclosed for coordinating operation of WLAN and ANT systems. A coexistence manager may determine an operating mode of the ANT transceiver and selectively enable and disable the ANT and WLAN transceivers based on the operating mode to reduce the potential for interference....

08/21/14 - 20140233445 - Multi-channel power control
Embodiments of computer-implemented methods, systems, computing devices, and computer-readable media are described herein for assigning transmission power to one or more components carriers in an uplink transmission utilizing carrier aggregation. In one embodiment, power is assigned to a component carrier based on the priority level of the component carrier. In...

08/14/14 - 20140226546 - Systems and methods for adapting a network search algorithm
An apparatus operable in a communication system is described. The apparatus includes means for obtaining a wireless communication device thermal condition input. The apparatus also includes means for adapting a network search algorithm. Adapting a network search algorithm includes adapting a network search algorithm based on the wireless communication device...

08/14/14 - 20140226547 - Selection of a transmission mode for wireless communications with a mobile device
Mechanisms for selecting a transmission mode for wireless communications with a mobile device are disclosed. A controller node determines a plurality of rate regions. Each rate region corresponds to a transmission mode of a plurality of transmission modes. A selected rate region of the plurality of rate regions is identified....

08/14/14 - 20140226548 - Method and apparatus for performing tcp communication in a wireless communication system
A method and apparatus for performing Transmission Control Protocol (TCP) communication at a network node in a wireless communication system are provided. The method includes receiving, by the network node that controls a connection between a Mobile Station (MS) and a data network, a TCP KeepAlive packet for maintaining a...

08/14/14 - 20140226549 - Optimal energy efficient bandwidth aggregation system
A novel optimal, energy-efficient, and deployable bandwidth aggregation system for multiple interface enabled devices has been developed which satisfies the goal of achieving a user defined throughput level with optimal energy consumption over multiple interfaces, deployability without changes to current legacy servers, and leveraging incremental deployment to achieve increased performance...

08/14/14 - 20140226550 - Method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a wireless communication device
A wireless communications power saving method and apparatus is provided. The method includes establishing a circular buffer configured to maintain a number of most recently encountered frame delay times and waiting a frame delay time after receiving a further frame before the station enters a power save state. Frame delay...

08/14/14 - 20140226551 - Terminal apparatus, communication system, communication method, and base station apparatus
In a communication system in which a base station apparatus and a terminal apparatus communicate with each other, a base station apparatus, a terminal apparatus, and a communication system with which the base station apparatus and the terminal apparatus can efficiently communicate with each other are provided. The terminal apparatus...