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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.

10/16/14 - 20140307600 - Method, apparatus, and computer program product for reducing power consumption for wireless communications
Method, apparatus, and computer program product example embodiments enable wireless communication devices to reduce power consumption. In example embodiments, a method comprises receiving, by a communication controller in a wireless communication device, proximity settings, from a host in the wireless communication device, for determining proximity of a peer wireless communication...

10/16/14 - 20140307601 - Power saving enhancements with low latency 802.11
An access terminal transmits at least one uplink transaction to an access point during a transaction slot of a frame including a plurality of slots, when a transaction criterion is satisfied. The transaction criterion may be receipt of a beacon signal from the access point indicating the access point has...

10/16/14 - 20140307602 - Method for transmitting and receiving frame performed by station operating in power save mode in wireless local area network system and apparatus for the same
A method for transmitting and receiving frames performed by a station (STA) in power save mode in a wireless local area network is provided. The method includes: transmitting a Power Save (PS) poll frame to an access point (AP) in a first 20 MHz channel; transmitting at least one duplicated...

10/16/14 - 20140307603 - Discontinuous reception for multicarrier systems with flexible bandwidth carrier
Methods, systems, and devices are provided for discontinuous reception (DRX) alignment for multicarrier systems that may utilize one or more flexible bandwidth carriers. Tools and techniques are provided that may help ensure signaling alignment, such as with respect to DRX cycles, in multicarrier systems that may utilize one or more...

10/16/14 - 20140307604 - Communication device and communication method
A communication device includes a memory, and a processor coupled to the memory and configured to transmit a first packet including a first information within a contention-free period assigned to the communication device, the first packet storing last data to be transmitted in the contention-free period, the first information indicating...

10/16/14 - 20140307605 - Data transmission method of multi-hop network and device using the same
There are provided a data transmission method of a multi-hop network and a device using the same. The data transmission method of the multi-hop network according to the invention may include receiving information on the multi-hop network, receiving a predetermined desired communication reliability (DCR) of data transmission from a source...

10/16/14 - 20140307606 - Method and system for the control of discontinuous reception in a wireless network
Methods and apparatus for controlling discontinuous reception on a mobile device and in particular to control a short discontinuous reception timer in response to receipt of a medium access control control element. The methods and apparatus include stopping, restarting or maintaining the short discontinuous reception timer. Methods and apparatus for...

10/16/14 - 20140307607 - System wakeup on wireless network messages
While an information handling device is in a reduced power state, the information handling device transitions from the reduced power state to a higher power state in response to receiving a message over an established wireless network connection that maintains a presence on a wireless network. In turn, the information...

10/16/14 - 20140307608 - Wireless communication system and method
A method and system for wireless communication are provided. The method for wireless communication comprises following steps. The master device encodes an information code sequence including a communication demand into a wake-up sequence and transmits the wake-up sequence to each slave device continuously within a preset time period. The slave...

10/09/14 - 20140301257 - Novel decoding algorithm for the hs-dpcch harq message exploiting the pre-and postambles
A method that is implemented by a base station to decode a high speed dedicated physical control channel (HS-DPCCH) using a preamble and postamble of a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) message while maintaining a fixed false alarm probability of interpreting a discontinuous transmission (DTX) as a HARQ acknowledgement (ACK)...

10/09/14 - 20140301258 - Sip signaling cut-through
Systems and methods are provided for reducing power consumption in a mobile device having a Internet Protocol (IP) multimedia subsystem (IMS) framework for supporting, e.g., Voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE), IP Voice over High Speed Packet Access (VoHSPA), and Rich Communication Suite (RCS) features. To support such functionality in...

10/09/14 - 20140301259 - Dynamic voltage and frequency scaling in wireless modems
Methods and apparatuses are described in which dynamic voltage and frequency scaling may be used to save power when processing packets in a wireless communications device. In some cases, inframe detection may allow the device to determine whether to transition from a first (e.g., lower) voltage level to a second...

10/09/14 - 20140301260 - System and method for enabling low power devices
Various embodiments are directed to a wireless access point capable of reserving a wireless communication channel by sending a quiet message to multiple legacy devices. The quiet message may include data identifying periodic quiet durations during which the legacy devices cannot access the wireless communication channel. The wireless access point...

10/09/14 - 20140301261 - Methods, device and node for drx of data
A method performed by a radio communication device for discontinuous reception, DRX, of data from a radio network node is disclosed. When information, indicating that data is scheduled to the radio communication device in a DRX cycle, is received (102, 104(Y)) during an initial part of a DRX cycle, a...

10/09/14 - 20140301262 - In-subframe adaptive adjusting
Methods, apparatuses, systems, and devices are described for wireless communication. In one configuration, an allocation of physical resources to be utilized by a wireless communication device during one or more portions of a subframe may be received at the wireless communication device. There may then be determined, based on the...

10/09/14 - 20140301263 - Timing resolution for devices with long sleep cycles
Timing resolution for user equipments (UEs) that operate using a discontinuous reception (DRX) mode that includes various sleep cycles may be addressed through selection of various alternative wake up procedures. A UE selects a wake-up procedure based on the length of the sleep cycle. The UE may use details of...

10/09/14 - 20140301264 - Method and apparatus for controlling discontinuous reception in a wireless communication system
A method and apparatus for controlling Discontinuous Reception (DRX) by a User Equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system is provided. The UE receives a DRX configuration parameter from an evolved Node B (eNB), and determines whether to start an on-duration timer based on the DRX configuration parameter, after a...

10/09/14 - 20140301265 - Carrier control method and corresponding base station device
Embodiments of present invention disclose a carrier control method, including: acquiring traffic information of a current period on one or more baseband boards in a base station itself, wherein the traffic information includes traffic of each sector; configuring, according to the acquired traffic information of the current period, a disabling...

10/09/14 - 20140301266 - Method of monitoring control channel in wireless communication system
A method of monitoring a control channel in a wireless communication system includes monitoring a physical down-link control channel (PDCCH) during a monitored duration, wherein the monitored duration is a part of a discontinuous reception (DRX) period, the DRX period specifying the periodic repetition of the monitored duration followed by...

10/02/14 - 20140293848 - Communication device data channel access
A communication device of an apparatus in one example comprises a radio interface for wireless data transfers over a data channel. The communication device comprises a data channel module adapted to receive at least one data channel request. The data channel request comprises a request for access to the data...

10/02/14 - 20140293849 - Powering a network device with converted electrical power
Examples disclose a networking device comprising a thermopile to convert a temperature difference between a heat surface and an ambient surface into electrical power. Additionally, the examples disclose a power management module to power the networking device with the converted electrical power....

10/02/14 - 20140293850 - Power-saving tdma mac for wireless body area networks
A time division multiple access (TDMA) media access control (MAC) protocol is provided for wireless body area networks (BANs). In particular, in some embodiments the described network devices utilize a reservation-based power saving polling (RESP) MAC protocol for communication. The RESP MAC can be configured to provide methods for emergency...

10/02/14 - 20140293851 - Systems and methods for synchronization within a neighborhood aware network
Methods, devices, and computer program products for synchronization of wireless devices in a peer-to-peer network are described herein. In one aspect, a method for determining at least one of a time for exiting and a time for entering a low power sleep mode to utilize a discovery window is provided....

10/02/14 - 20140293852 - Wireless communication network system, wireless communication station, wireless communication device, and battery consumption smoothing method
A wireless communication network system includes a first wireless communication device; and second wireless communication devices. The first wireless communication device selects a master unit from among the second wireless communication devices, on the basis of reception quality and storage battery remaining levels, and sends, to the selected master unit,...

10/02/14 - 20140293853 - Method for transmitting machine type communication data and apparatus for the same
A method for transmitting machine type communication (MTC) data and an apparatus therefor are disclosed. A method for transmitting data in a MTC device located in a mobile communication system may comprise estimating an absolute position of the MTC device, receiving an awake message, extracting downlink synchronization information and absolute...

10/02/14 - 20140293854 - Method and system for server-side handling of a low-power client in a wide area network
A CMTS may receive a request that a network device be permitted to enter a power-saving mode of operation. In response, the CMTS may enter a power-saving mode of operation wherein MAC management messages, transmission opportunities for the sleeping network device, and/or contention periods on one or more channels occur...

10/02/14 - 20140293855 - Wireless communication system and wireless router
In an ad-hoc wireless communication system, when there occurs a disparity in the remaining amounts of the batteries of wireless routers, it is impossible for each wireless router to change a communication route by itself. As proposed herein, in an invented multi-hop wireless network for communication via a plurality of...

10/02/14 - 20140293856 - Data-related task support in wireless communication systems
Apparatuses may stay synchronized with a network via a beacon signal that is transmitted at a set interval. Various communication-related activities may be planned around an instance when a beacon signal is expected, or a target beacon transmission time (TBTT). While some networked apparatuses are active during every TBTT, other...

10/02/14 - 20140293857 - Method and apparatus for managing terminals
In accordance with an example embodiment of the present invention, there is provided an apparatus comprising at least one memory configured to store an identity of a terminal, at least one processing core configured to use a terminal-specific inactivity timer value and to associate the terminal-specific inactivity timer value with...

10/02/14 - 20140293858 - Node detection in a cellular communication network
A technique for detecting a neighboring node in a cellular communication network is disclosed. The neighboring node may employ a different radio access technology (RAT) and/or operate at a different frequency than adjacent nodes. The neighboring node transmits cell-specific or user equipment (UE) specific information using one or more Multicast...

09/25/14 - 20140286210 - Fast detection of discontinuous transmission
Techniques for detecting discontinuous transmission (DTX) are disclosed. In an example method, given a sequence of bits that is known by a wireless receiver to be included in transmission bursts targeted to the wireless receiver and given a series of received signal samples corresponding to an expected transmission burst for...

09/25/14 - 20140286211 - Wireless device with wlan and wpan communication capabilities
A wireless device which operates according to a first protocol specification in active durations specified by the first protocol, and according to a second protocol specification in the idle durations specified by the first protocol specification. In an embodiment, the first protocol specification corresponds to IEEE 802.15.4 standard and the...

09/25/14 - 20140286212 - Information processing system, information processing apparatus, and computer-readable medium
An information processing system includes a first wireless communication apparatus, a second wireless communication apparatus, and an information processing apparatus. The first wireless communication apparatus receives data from a mobile communication terminal, and is capable of switching between an active state and a non-active state. The second wireless communication apparatus...

09/25/14 - 20140286213 - Mobile device power management while providing location services
The disclosure is related to managing power consumption of a user equipment (UE) while providing location services. An aspect determines whether a given sensor configuration of a plurality of sensor configurations minimizes power consumption of the UE, wherein a sensor configuration comprises a set of values for a set of...

09/25/14 - 20140286214 - Method and apparatus for ue-only discontinuous-tx smart blanking
Aspects of the methods and apparatus relate to performing user equipment (UE) only discontinuous transmission (DTX) smart blanking. One aspect of the methods and apparatus include maintaining a list of voice configurations that would trigger user equipment (UE) discontinuous transmission (DTX). Further, the aspect includes receiving a current voice configuration...

09/25/14 - 20140286215 - Extended discontinuous reception (drx) cycle length in wireless communication networks
Embodiments of wireless communication devices and method for discontinuous reception (DRX) mode in wireless communication are generally described herein. Some of these embodiments describe a wireless communication device having a module to cause the wireless communication device to enter the DRX mode in an operational state of the wireless communication...

09/25/14 - 20140286216 - Wireless communication device using common control channel and wireless communication method using the same
A wireless communication method using a control channel between wireless communication devices including: exchanging profile information between a node and intermediate relay nodes therearound so as to allow the node to transmit/receive data to/from a destination node; determining, by the node, a first intermediate relay node using the profile information...

09/25/14 - 20140286217 - Power management in a wireless network having stations with different power capabilities
Embodiments herein provide a device for communicating in a wireless network, the device comprising a processor, a memory, and a radio, wherein the device is to communicate to an associated access point (AP) information that includes a Max Idle time period corresponding to a time period set within the AP...

09/25/14 - 20140286218 - Method and apparatus for transmitting list of bearers in wireless communication system
A method and apparatus for transmitting a list of bearers in a wireless communication system is provided. A first eNodeB (eNB) of an energy saving cell configures a list of minimum required evolved-UMTS terrestrial radio access network (E-UTRAN) radio access bearers (E-RABs) or required E-RABs, and transmits the configured list...

09/25/14 - 20140286219 - Methods and apparatus for performing measurements in adaptive downlink power transmission
A wireless device, and a method therein, for performing a measurement on a first type of radio signal. The wireless device is comprised in a communications network. The wireless device receives at least two resource specific parameters for the first type of radio signal. The at least two resource specific...

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...