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Signaling For Performing Battery Saving

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Energy efficient forwarding in ad-hoc wireless networks
01/29/15 - 20150029914 - A system for conserving energy in a multi-node network (110) includes nodes (205) configured to organize themselves into tiers (305, 310,315). The nodes (205) are further configured to produce a transmit/receive schedule at a first tier (310) in the network (110) and control the powering-on and powering-off of transmitters and...

Network interface for reduced host sleep interruption
01/29/15 - 20150029915 - Systems and techniques for reduced host sleep interruption are described herein. A first packet received via a receive chain may be placed into a buffer. The first packet may be of a first preliminary type. The first packet may be processed from the buffer without communication with the host machine....

Power saving for multi-hop communications
01/29/15 - 20150029916 - There is provided a system and method for transmitting a data packet from a transmitting device to a destination device using an intermediary device. The transmitting device configured to determine an identity of the destination device, generate an announcement message that includes the identity of the destination device, transmit the...

Apparatus and method for controlling multi-carrier supporting operation
01/29/15 - 20150029917 - Provided is an apparatus and method for not performing an inter-frequency measurement to reduce a current to be used by a terminal providing a multi carrier (MC) function or a carrier aggregation (CA) function. When the terminal satisfies predetermined conditions, the terminal may be operated in a single carrier mode...

User equipment and evolved node-b supporting machine type communication and small data communication
01/29/15 - 20150029918 - Embodiments of a User Equipment (UE) and method for selecting a Radio Resource Control (RRC) inactivity timer for a service operating in a wireless network are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the UE may be configured to operate in a 3GPP network in accordance with a Radio Resource Control...

Techniques for efficient small cell discovery
01/29/15 - 20150029919 - Techniques for efficient small cell discovery are described. In one embodiment, for example, an evolved node B (eNB) may comprise logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to determine a discovery signal transmission schedule for a series of radio frames based on a discovery signal...

Power saving ul dtx and dl drx techniques for multi-flow operation in hspa
01/29/15 - 20150029920 - An apparatus includes multi-flow communicating means adapted to perform a communication with a UE including a portion of a multi-flow communication to the UE; evaluating means adapted to evaluate the communication with the UE; and providing means adapted to provide a DTX/DRX information based on the evaluation. The DTX/DRX information...

Methods and apparatuses for communication between a mobile terminal and a base station during a random access procedure
01/29/15 - 20150029921 - The disclosure relates to a method in a mobile terminal for communication with a base station in a wireless network during a random access procedure. The method comprises exchanging (202) between the mobile station and the base station, during the random access procedure, information on a selected DRX scheme to...

Stations, access points, communication systems and methods of controlling the same
01/29/15 - 20150029922 - In various embodiments, a method of controlling a station may be provided. The method may include receiving a first signal from an access point, the first signal including information indicating a time period. The method may further include deactivating the station after receiving the first signal and before expiry of...

Connected mode design with bundling considerations
01/29/15 - 20150029923 - Aspects of the present disclosure provided techniques that may be applied in systems that utilize bundled transmissions from a base station (e.g., an eNodeB) to a user equipment (UE), when a user equipment (UE) is in a connected mode of operation. An exemplary method performed by a UE for processing...

Flexible downlink subframe structure for energy-efficient transmission
01/22/15 - 20150023235 - Disclosed herein are methods for using new energy-saving subframe structures, as well as corresponding apparatus that are configured to exploit these energy-saving subframes. In these energy-saving subframes, some, but not all, of the individual OFDM symbols in a subframe are inactive, meaning that no signal is transmitted during at least...

Method by which stations operating in power save mode in wireless lan systems transmit and receive frames, and apparatus for supporting same
01/22/15 - 20150023236 - The present invention relates to a method by which a station (STA) which operates in power save mode in a wireless LAN system transmits and receives frames. The method includes the steps of: obtaining a channel access authority on the basis of at least one slot time, wherein each slot...

Channel-sensitive power control
01/22/15 - 20150023237 - A communication receiver which applies signal processing for quantitatively estimating receive signal factors such as communication channel quality, signal characteristics, and overall system received bit error rate (BER) or packet error rate (PER) and which applies a general algorithm for mapping these estimated factors to control receiver performance and minimize...

Mobile communication method and radio terminal
01/22/15 - 20150023238 - A mobile communication method, which configures a DRX cycle having an On duration in which a downlink signal transmitted from a serving base station is to be monitored and an Off duration other than the On duration in an RRC connected state where an RRC connection is established between a...

Apparatus and method for reducing power comsumption in multi antenna system
01/22/15 - 20150023239 - An apparatus and method for reducing the power consumption of a Base Station (BS) in a multi antenna system are provided. The method for reducing the power consumption of the BS includes identifying an amount of resources being in use for communication, determining whether to convert at least one Radio...

Compressed mode operation and power control with discontinuous transmission and/or reception
01/22/15 - 20150023240 - Techniques to support operation in a compressed mode and/or a continuous packet connectivity (CPC) mode are described. In an aspect, a user equipment (UE) may obtain an assignment of enabled subframes for the CPC mode and an assignment of transmission gaps for the compressed mode. The transmission gaps may be...

Performance in a direct communication link environment
01/15/15 - 20150016321 - Functionality can be implemented to improve performance of a direct wireless communication link. In one embodiment, a first network device provides an indication to a second network device that the first network device will enter a power save mode. While operating in the power save mode, the first network device...

Systems and methods for coordinating power management in an independent basic service set
01/15/15 - 20150016322 - Systems and methods are provided for coordinating power management for wireless communications devices in an independent basic service set (IBSS). An announcement traffic indication message (ATIM) coordinator receives address information for destination stations for which data is buffered for transmission at source stations. The ATIM coordinator sends an ATIM Indication...

Power management for ran-wlan integration
01/15/15 - 20150016323 - Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for modified power management for UEs in a wireless communication system that utilizes one or more RANs for communication. For example, certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to a technique for controlling when the UE is placed in a...

Method and apparatus for discovering central nodes in wireless communication system
01/15/15 - 20150016324 - A method and apparatus for reducing power consumption in a mobile device of a wireless communication system when discovering a central node is provided. The method for operating of a terminal for discovering at least one central node in a wireless communication system includes: generating a probe request signal and...

Data transmission method, access point and station
01/15/15 - 20150016325 - A method includes: sending an indication frame to an access point AP, where the indication frame includes first indication information and second indication information, the first indication information is used to indicate that a type of the indication frame is a PS-POLL frame, and the second indication information is used...

Method and device for controlling mbms receiving in a wireless communication system
01/15/15 - 20150016326 - The present invention provides a method of receiving a multimedia broadcast/multicast service in a user equipment of a wireless communication system based on MBSFN transmission and a method of assisting the user equipment to receive the service in the corresponding base station; wherein the user equipment receives a transport block...

Power save method, access point device, and station device
01/15/15 - 20150016327 - A power save method, an AP device and an STA device are provided. According to whether power save is allowed in a current TXOP and whether a station STA is newly added in an operation object identifier of a subsequent frame of each frame of the current TXOP, the AP...

Method for transmitting data in a network
01/15/15 - 20150016328 - A method for transmitting data from a primary station to a secondary station, includes at the primary station signaling to the secondary station that a data message is to be received, and at the primary station transmitting the data message. The time of transmission of the data message relative to...

Techniques for optimizing propagation of multiple types of data
01/08/15 - 20150009874 - Systems and approaches are provided to reduce power usage of a computing device connected to a third generation (3G), 3G+, or fourth generation (4G) mobile network. A computing device can be configured for concurrent transmission of a first type of data, such as VoIP or VoLTE data, and a second...

Energy-efficient device discovery techniques
01/08/15 - 20150009875 - Techniques for energy-efficient device discovery are described. In one embodiment, for example, user equipment may comprise logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to initiate a synchronous operation mode, determine to announce one or more characteristics of a discovery zone of a wireless channel, and...

Communication system with radio interworking capability and related communication station and user equipment
01/08/15 - 20150009876 - A communication system includes a communication station, multiple access points, and a user equipment. The communication station transmits signal by utilizing a first radio access technology, stores a target frequency list utilized for representing multiple target frequencies, and transmits the target frequency list and an assigned scanning order. The user...

Energy saving functionality for small cells in e-utra and e-utran
01/08/15 - 20150009877 - Apparatus and method are provided for small cell energy saving. In one novel aspect, switch-off-request is broadcasted by the small cell detecting the low-load condition. The small cells upon receiving the switch-off-request message enter the frozen state, which prevents the small cells from switching off. In another novel aspect, the...

Method and apparatus for accessing channels in wireless lan system
01/08/15 - 20150009878 - The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more specifically, to a method and apparatus for accessing channels in a wireless LAN system. The method for accessing channels in a station (STA) of the wireless communication system according to one embodiment of the present invention comprises the steps...

Channel access method in wireless communication system and apparatus therefor
01/08/15 - 20150009879 - A channel access method in a wireless communication system and an apparatus for supporting the same are disclosed. Particularly, the method comprises the steps of: transmitting a beacon frame containing a traffic indication map (TIM); and receiving a power pave (PS)-poll frame within a PS-Poll section set in a station...

Method and apparatus for performing component carrier-specific reconfiguration
01/08/15 - 20150009880 - Techniques for component carrier-specific reconfiguration are disclosed. A wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) is capable of transmitting or receiving via multiple component carriers. The WTRU may perform component carrier reconfiguration on a component carrier basis to add, remove or replace a component carrier. Discontinuous reception (DRX) and/or discontinuous transmission (DTX) may...

Adaptive wireless sensor network and method of routing data in a wireless sensor network
01/01/15 - 20150003309 - A method of routing data in a wireless sensor network, a program product and a wireless sensor network. The method, includes: (a) detecting a temporal event by a source sensor node of a wireless sensor network comprising a multiplicity of sensor nodes; (b) identifying multiple paths from the source sensor...

Method for receiving signal at user equipment in a multi-tier wireless communication system
01/01/15 - 20150003310 - A method for receiving a signal at a User Equipment (UE) in a multi-tier wireless communication system is disclosed. The method includes receiving antenna turn-on/turn-off interval information about a transmission point. The antenna turn-on/turn-off interval information is used for connection transition of a UE related to the transmission point....

Discontinuous reception operation with additional wake-up opportunities
01/01/15 - 20150003311 - The invention relates to methods for improving the DRX operation of a UE by introducing an additional DRX wake-up cycle, which runs in parallel to the short and/or long DRX cycle. The DRX wake-up cycle defines time intervals after which the UE starts monitoring the PDCCH for a wake-up duration...

Method and apparatus for activating sleep mode of terminal
01/01/15 - 20150003312 - Provided are a method and apparatus for dormant mode operation in a user equipment. During dormant mode, data transmission between the user equipment and network is suspended. For dormant mode operation, the user equipment determines whether to enter dormant mode, and sends, upon determining to enter dormant mode, a dormant...

Power consumption reduction for cellular broadcast
12/25/14 - 20140376429 - Reducing power consumption for cellular broadcast communication by a wireless device. A cellular communication channel for cellular broadcast messages may be monitored in a discontinuous manner according to specified cellular broadcast scheduling periods. Between each pair of cellular broadcast scheduling periods, the wireless device may operate in a reduced power...

Managing power consumption of transmission circuitry in a wireless communication device
12/25/14 - 20140376430 - Methods, apparatuses and computer readable media are described that manage transmit power levels for a wireless device connected to a network access system of a wireless network. Processing circuitry in the wireless device obtains a target average transmit power level. Based on estimates of an actual average transmit power level...

Portable wireless router
12/25/14 - 20140376431 - A portable wireless router includes a network interface, a power over ethernet (PoE) module connected to the network interface, and a power source interface to connect an external power source to the portable wireless router. A power processing module is connected to the power source interface and to convert power...

Beacon jitter prediction for wireless local area network (lan) devices
12/25/14 - 20140376432 - A method for activating a wireless communication device, the method may include receiving, by the wireless communication device, a sequence of periodic transmissions; estimating, for each periodic transmission of the sequence of periodic transmissions and before a reception of the periodic transmission, an expected time of arrival of the periodic...

Wireless channel access method and system
12/25/14 - 20140376433 - Disclosed are a method and system for accessing a wireless channel. An access point transmits a radio frame including access parameters of at least one group of stations (STAs); and when receiving the radio frame, an STA belonging to the at least one group of STAs transmits data to be...

Start signal generating apparatus
12/25/14 - 20140376434 - Besides a time constant circuit 5 that imposes a frequency limit on a wireless signal detected by a power detecting circuit 4 at a preset time constant Ta, there is provided a time constant circuit 8 that imposes a frequency limit on the wireless signal at a time constant Tb...

Radio communication system, user equipment, base station, server device and communication control method
12/25/14 - 20140376435 - A user equipment is capable of executing plural applications in parallel. The user equipment obtains, for each application, packet statistics information relating to packets that each of the plural applications transceives, for reporting to a base station. The base station, based on the packet statistics information received from the user...

Method and apparatus for performing discontinuous reception operation by connected mode user equipment in a mobile communication system
12/25/14 - 20140376436 - Methods and apparatuses are provided for establishing time alignment by a terminal in a mobile communication system. First information for discontinuous reception (DRX) operation is received from a base station. A downlink control channel is monitored based on the first information. Second information for identifying a dedicated preamble on the...

Power-efficient adaptive channel state feedback in discontinuous reception scenarios
12/25/14 - 20140376437 - Providing adaptive channel state feedback (CSF) reports in discontinuous reception (DRX) scenarios in a power-efficient manner. The described algorithm may be able to make adaptive decisions to carry over the CSF from previous DRX cycles based on channel conditions, DRX cycle length, and/or the requirements of CSF reporting for current...

Self-contained data transfer channel
12/18/14 - 20140369245 - A data transfer system may coordinate the transfer of user data and control data using a self-contained data channel without using a separate control channel in a time period between set-up and tear-down of the self-contained data channel. For example, a plurality of data transfer resources may be established in...

Traffic tunnel for end to end low latency
12/18/14 - 20140369246 - A communication circuitry includes a media access control including a first wireless interface and a second wireless interface. An application processor includes a network stack connected with the media access control. A communication packet is routed from the first wireless interface to the second wireless interface or from the second...

Reduced circuit-switched voice user equipment current using discontinuous transmissions on dedicated channels
12/18/14 - 20140369247 - Aspects of the disclosure are directed to a method, apparatus, and computer software for wireless communication. In various examples, DTX is enabled for the transmission of voice frames corresponding to a circuit-switched voice call. That is, the voice frames may be transmitted during a portion of a transmission time interval...

Determining transmission parameters for transmitting beacon frames
12/18/14 - 20140369248 - A method includes dynamically determining transmission parameters for transmission of beacon frames corresponding to a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) supported by an access point. The transmission parameters being based on zero or more client devices connected to the WLAN or monitored data indicative of a load at the access...

System and method for energy saving in a wireless system
12/11/14 - 20140362750 - A system and method for entering and exiting energy savings power mode in a wireless network is provided. According to an aspect, a request message for requesting entry of a node into energy serving is generated at an anchor node. The request message is sent and the node that receives...

Portable voice routing apparatus, a system, and a method for processing telephony voice communication
12/11/14 - 20140362751 - Disclosure herein is related to a portable voice routing apparatus, a system, and a method for processing a telephony voice call. In an exemplary embodiment of the invention, the portable voice routing apparatus provides a local network protocol service for the local-end terminal devices, and renders a connection bridging a...

Enhanced node b and methods for providing system information updates to user equipment with extended paging cycles
12/11/14 - 20140362752 - Embodiments of an enhanced Node B (eNB) and method to provide system information (SI) updates to user equipment (UE) in sleep or idle mode with an extending paging cycle are generally described herein. In some embodiments, a paging message configured to include an optional field to indicate whether there has...

Power control method and apparatus of user equipment using multifrequency
12/11/14 - 20140362753 - A power control method and an apparatus for controlling power mode of a User Equipment (UE) operating on multiple frequencies are provided. The terminal includes a primary module for primary cell communication and a secondary module for secondary cell communication. The method includes receiving a secondary cell adding message for...

Discontinuous reception (drx) controller and method for drx operation
12/11/14 - 20140362754 - Embodiments of a context-retention controller and method for retaining context in a wireless access network are generally described herein. In some embodiments, the context-retention controller may assign a context identifier to a mobile device at network entry for context retention. A disconnection and context-retention request may be received from a...

System and method for hybrid automatic repeat request (harq) functionality in a relay node
12/11/14 - 20140362755 - Devices and methods related to relay nodes are provided. The relay node includes a first hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) entity providing a first HARQ functionality. The relay node further includes a second HARQ entity providing a second HARQ functionality....

Coverage, connectivity and communication (c3) protocol method for wireless sensor networks
12/04/14 - 20140355499 - The coverage, connectivity and communication (C3) protocol method for wireless sensor networks is an integrated and energy-efficient protocol for Coverage, Connectivity and Communication (C3) in WSNs. The C3 protocol uses RSSI to divide the network into virtual rings, defines clusters with clusterheads more probably at alternating rings, defines dings, which...

Method and apparatus for consuming low power by terminal in mobile communication system
12/04/14 - 20140355500 - A method for operating a terminal using reduced power consumption in a mobile communication system is provided. The method includes receiving a signal, determining whether the received signal corresponds to a Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) update request message, if the received signal corresponds to an SIP update request message, sending...

Systems and methods for sleep mode and staged connectivity in multi-rat environments
12/04/14 - 20140355501 - Systems and methods for staged connectivity and sleep mode are provided. Embodiments of the present disclosure optimize power consumption for a user across user devices by creating an ad hoc co-located network of user devices and establishing a device in the co-located network to act as a master (hub) device....

Network power optimization via white lists
12/04/14 - 20140355502 - A device and method for controlling radio power in a wireless sensor network. A wireless sensor device includes a wireless transceiver, a white list generator, and power control logic. The wireless transceiver is configured to transmit and receive via a wireless sensor network. The white list generator configured to identify...

Transmitting service advertisements
12/04/14 - 20140355503 - Apparatus (30) comprises a battery power supply, a radio-frequency transceiver, a multi-element antenna, and processor and memory. Software causes the apparatus (30): when in an idle mode, to broadcast positioning service advertisements and to refrain from broadcasting positioning packets, when in a positioning mode to broadcast positioning packets from each...

Handling a state of a device
12/04/14 - 20140355504 - Method and apparatuses for handling transition of a connected device to an unsynchronised state are disclosed. In accordance with a method a trigger for move from a synchronised state is determined where after a control channel for the synchronised state is released and a move to the unsynchronised state is...

Method for simultaneously receiving lte and 1x in srlte device
12/04/14 - 20140355505 - Methods, apparatuses and computer readable media are described that configure wireless circuitry of a wireless communication device. The wireless communication device establishes a connection to a first wireless network using first and second receiving signaling chains. In response to detecting a radio frequency tune-away event, the wireless communication device reconfigures...

Turbo hsdpa system
12/04/14 - 20140355506 - A method of power saving for a wireless transceiver (FIGS. 1 and 2) is disclosed. The transceiver has an active power mode (504) and a reduced power mode (510). The transceiver is operated in the reduced power mode (510) and monitors transmissions from a remote wireless transmitter while in the...

Radio data communication method, base station, and user equipment
11/27/14 - 20140348046 - Embodiments of the present invention provide a method includes: receiving, by a base station, a long DRX parameter sent by an RNC, where the long DRX parameter includes at least two of a cycle length of a long DRX cycle, a long DRX on length and a long DRX off...

Method and device for transmitting and receiving frame using short guard interval
11/27/14 - 20140348047 - Disclosed are a method and a device for transmitting and receiving a frame using a short guard interval. A method for receiving a beacon frame comprises the steps of: receiving a first beacon frame which contains guard interval type information; determining a second beacon frame which is to be received...

Method and device for allocating resources to carrier response information
11/27/14 - 20140348048 - A method and apparatus for allocating resources to carrier response information feedback are disclosed. Wherein, when Transmit Power Control (TPC) command in Downlink Control Information (DCI) for each secondary component carrier in carrier aggregation is different, Physical Uplink Control Channel (PUCCH) resources allocated to the response information feedback of the...

Access point response to ps-poll
11/20/14 - 20140341098 - Methods, systems, and devices are described for power conservation in a wireless communications system through efficient transmissions and acknowledgements of information between an AP and a station. The time between a determination by a station to enter a power saving mode and entering network sleep mode by the station may...

Access point response to ps-poll
11/20/14 - 20140341099 - Methods, systems, and devices are described for power conservation in a wireless communications system through efficient transmissions and acknowledgements of information between an AP and a station. The time between a determination by a station to enter a power saving mode and entering network sleep mode by the station may...

Access point-aided coexistence/concurrency at mobile devices
11/20/14 - 20140341100 - Methods, systems, and devices are described that enable a WLAN access point (AP) to schedule packet transmissions to (or from) a mobile device taking into consideration the schedule of various other coexisting transmission/reception (Tx/Rx) activities on the mobile device. Various approaches may increase throughput at the mobile device. Various approaches...

Communication system
11/20/14 - 20140341101 - A communication system in which at least one of the first and second base station modules of a dual mode access point is configured to provide information, as regards to its operating mode, to the other base station module. In one embodiment, the operating mode information is provided via an...

Scheduled peer power save mode
11/20/14 - 20140341102 - Embodiments of scheduled peer power save systems, devices, and methods are disclosed. For example, methods of saving power for stations configured to communicate via a direct link are provided. Embodiments of scheduled peer power save systems, devices and methods are disclosed. For example, methods of saving power for stations configured...

Method and apparatus for early termination of transmission
11/13/14 - 20140334363 - A method for early termination of transmission is disclosed. The method includes: receiving downlink (DL) data from a DL channel during a transmission time interval (TTI); attempting to decode the received DL data before receiving all DL data of the TTI; and transmitting an early termination indicator (ETI) in an...

Remote wake-up system and method
11/13/14 - 20140334364 - A remote wake-up system and method are provided. The system includes an electrical device; a remote device, having a network card which includes a first wireless transmission module and the remote device is in a soft-off state; and a wireless routing device, having a second wireless transmission module and having...

Target wakeup time (twt) grouping modification
11/13/14 - 20140334365 - Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide methods and apparatus for modifications to operation of a group of devices utilizing target wakeup times (TWTs)....

Long paging cycle and paging enhancement for power saving lte devices
11/13/14 - 20140334366 - An enhanced paging mechanism is provided for UEs waking up from a very long paging cycle to improve paging robustness and flexibility. Enhanced paging includes absolute time paging (ATP) and paging with extended wakeup time. For absolute time paging, a UE receives ATP configuration and uses the actual wall time...

Mobile station apparatus, communication system, communication method and program
11/13/14 - 20140334367 - min{[the upper limit value of the average TP of each uplink component frequency band],10 log10([the number of allocated uplink resource block pairs])+[Reference TP control value]+[Coefficient multiplied with pass loss]×[Pass loss]+[Modulation scheme-dependent power offset value]+[TP control value]}....

Addressing multiple communication terminals in a wireless communication network
11/13/14 - 20140334368 - The present invention is directed to a communication device of a wireless communication network, the communication device including a message generator configured to generate a beacon message having a traffic indication map (TIM) information element (IE), wherein the TIM IE includes a partial virtual bitmap field including at least one...

Radio usage optimization with intermittent traffic
11/13/14 - 20140334369 - In accordance with the exemplary embodiments of the invention there is at least a method and apparatus to perform a method of determining assistance information associated with intermittent background traffic of at least one of applications and services running on user equipment, and sending said assistance information towards a serving...

Communication device and network, and method of communication
11/13/14 - 20140334370 - A communication device includes a primary communication unit and an auxiliary communication unit. The primary communication unit is operable between an operational state in which a primary communication channel is able to be established for communication with a remote control station and a non-operational state in which the primary communication...

Method and apparatus for transmitting and receiving data by using plurality of carriers in mobile communication systems
11/13/14 - 20140334371 - The method for transmitting and receiving data at a base station in a wireless communication system according to one embodiment of the present invention includes the steps of: receiving a performance report from a terminal; determining whether the addition of a serving cell is necessary; when the addition of the...