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Sprint Spectrum L.P.
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Overland Park, KS
No. of patents:
758
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Patent Number Title Of Patent Date Issued
8208933 Implementing global neighbor lists to support low-cost internet base stations (LCIBs) June 26, 2012
Methods and systems are provided for implementing global neighbor lists to support low-cost Internet base stations (LCIBs). In a macro wireless-communication network, each sector has a neighbor list that contains the pseudorandom number (PN) offsets of surrounding sectors. To account
8208922 System and method for inter-technology capacity handover of a wireless communication device June 26, 2012
A method and system for a wireless communication device (WCD) to perform handover from a first BTS that serves a plurality of WCDs via a first air interface protocol (AIP) and a second BTS that serves another plurality of WCDs via a second AIP. The first BTS includes a modem for data
8204798 Method and system for integrating image-printing and communication service in a subscriber servi June 19, 2012
A method and system for integrating imaging printing and communication service in a subscriber service plan. A service provider, such as a wireless carrier, will establish for a subscriber an integrated service plan that entitles the subscriber to engage in a designated quantity of c
8204535 Uniform reverse-link power control for an active set of a mobile station June 19, 2012
Exemplary methods and systems are described that may be employed in a radio access network in order to aggregate the power-control messages from the sectors in a mobile station's active set, and provide an aggregate reverse-link power-control indication, in all active sectors. To do
8204517 Method and system of paging a mobile station June 19, 2012
An access network may identify paging areas based on a reference location (e.g., a mobile station's last known location), where each paging area includes at least one coverage area. The access network may then determine paging-channel occupancies for coverage areas in at least identi
8204000 Achieving quality of service (QoS) by using the reverse activity bit (RAB) in creation of neighb June 19, 2012
Methods and systems are provided for achieving quality of service (QoS) by using the reverse activity bit (RAB) in creation of neighbor lists for selected access terminals. In an embodiment, an access node provides service to a plurality of access terminals in a first wireless coverage
8203963 Overflow pages in heavily loaded slots June 19, 2012
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for scheduling pages to mobile stations in a radio access network. An exemplary method involves (a) at a radio access network, determining whether or not a first load that is scheduled for transmission during a first paging period, is greater than
8203947 Interlaced control channel June 19, 2012
A method and system is disclosed for interlaced control channel. When a RAN in a wireless communication system operating at least according to IS-856 determines that a delay condition exists in the transmission of control packets to access terminals, it invokes interlacing of time slots
8200240 Method and system for use of a trusted server to facilitate location determination June 12, 2012
Disclosed is a method and system for use of a trusted server such as an over-the-air provisioning server to facilitate mobile location determination. If a mobile location server (MLS) sends a location-determination message to a mobile station and does not receive a response back from
8195204 Method and apparatus for scanning sectors in order of distance from mobile station June 5, 2012
A mobile station will sort wireless coverage sectors in order of distance of the sectors from the mobile station, and the mobile station will then scan for pilot signals from the sectors in the sorted order. The invention can be applied advantageously to provide an order of scanning
8195191 Method and apparatus for communicating location of a split-sector in a cellular wireless communi June 5, 2012
A method and apparatus for communicating the location of a split sector in a cellular wireless communication system. A processor receives a definition of the separate coverage areas defining the split sector and programmatically determines whether a minimum composite angle spanning t
8195190 Method and system of determining a location of a dual-mode device June 5, 2012
A method and system for determining a location of a wireless communication device (WCD) provisioned to operate in (a) a first access network that defines a first plurality of coverage areas and (b) a second access network that defines a second plurality of coverage areas. A location
8195167 Dynamic reverse activity bit offset adjustment based on soft handoff ratio June 5, 2012
A method and system is disclosed for dynamic reverse activity bit (RAB) offset adjustment based on soft handoff ratio. A base station controller (BSC) or radio node controller (RNC) or similar network device will determine the ratio of access terminals in soft handoff service to a to
8194562 Method and system for management of RF access probes based on RF conditions June 5, 2012
A method and system for dynamically optimizing access channel parameters in a cellular wireless communication system. A computer system monitors the level of access channel occupancy and the level of reverse link noise in a given cell sector, and the computer system then automatically
8189746 Voice rendering of E-mail with tags for improved user experience May 29, 2012
Tags, such as XML tags, are inserted into email to separate email content from signature blocks, privacy notices and confidentiality notices, and to separate original email messages from replies and replies from further replies. The tags are detected by a system that renders email as spe
8185145 Dynamic overhead channel power control May 22, 2012
Disclosed herein are methods and systems for dynamically adjusting power allocated for overhead communications in a sector of a radio access network (RAN). An exemplary method involves (a) detecting a switch to RC4 for resource allocation in a given sector; (b) in response to detecting
8185092 Selective scanning for WLAN coverage by a multi-mode device May 22, 2012
Methods and systems are provided for selective scanning for WLAN coverage by a multi-mode device. In at least one embodiment, the multi-mode device determines whether it is both charging and authenticated via a wireless network that operates according to a first protocol, and if it is bo
8184811 Mobile telephony content protection May 22, 2012
In a digital content management system, a mobile device determines whether it is authorized to use digital content by sending, to a service provider, a hash value that has been pre-stored in the mobile device and that is associated with the digital content. The hash value is generated
8184598 Low-cost internet-base-station (LCIB) radio-frequency (RF) adaptation using stationary transceiv May 22, 2012
Methods and systems are provided for implementing low-cost Internet-base-station (LCIB) radio-frequency (RF) adaptation using stationary transceivers. In an embodiment, an LCIB emits a pilot beacon having an adjustable transmission-power level. The LCIB repeatedly wirelessly sends tr
8180407 Automatic reduction of background wireless communication in a media player mode May 15, 2012
A method and system for conserving battery power in a portable communication device. When a user puts the device into a media player mode such as by invoking a media player application on the device, the device will automatically reduce the extent to which it engages in background wi
8180393 Method and system for location-based restriction on application of cellular-PBX integration serv May 15, 2012
A method and system for using location of a cellular wireless communication device (WCD) as a basis to restrict application of a cellular-PBX integration service. In one embodiment, a radio access network (RAN) serving the WCD receives a call request for the WCD, and, based on the WC
8180388 Methods and systems for improving session establishment with wireless communication devices May 15, 2012
Methods and systems for reducing the latency of instant communication session establishment are presented. According to various preferred embodiments, a RAN, may receive a setup request message via a packet-switched network. The RAN may determine, from a quality of service (QOS) indi
8180381 Method and system for reducing paging channel traffic May 15, 2012
A method and system for reducing an amount of traffic on a paging channel of a wireless communications system by holding a pending page message until a subsequent re-registration request and response cycle scheduled to occur within a threshold amount of time. A radio access network (RAN)
8180333 Differential routing of communication-usage records May 15, 2012
Disclosed is an apparatus, system, and method for differentially routing communication-usage records based on an identity of the base station that served the underlying communication. For example, if the base station is a home carrier base station, then the communication-usage records ma
8180037 Automated registration for mobile device reminders May 15, 2012
A system allows automated registration for reminders to be sent to a mobile device, such as a mobile telephone. A telephone number to use to register for an automated reminder is displayed in conjunction with an advertisement for an upcoming event. A user who views the advertisement
8179884 System and method for asymmetric communications and control in a wireless wide area network May 15, 2012
An access point for a wireless wide area network might receive a request from a wireless device to establish a session on the wireless wide area network. In response, the access point might establish a circuit switched uplink channel and a packet switched downlink channel for communicati
8179842 Encapsulating upper layers of CDMA signaling between a multi-mode device and a signaling gateway May 15, 2012
Methods and systems are provided for encapsulating upper layers of CDMA signaling messages between a multi-mode device and a signaling gateway. In an exemplary embodiment, a multi-mode device has a CDMA mode and a Wi-Fi mode. In Wi-Fi mode, the device generates an upper-layer portion of
8175550 Method and apparatus for interference mitigation by removing a portion of the transmit signal May 8, 2012
Elimination of intermodulation interference in a wireless communication system by removing a portion of the spectrum of transmitted signals. According to a received indication of an occurrence of intermodulation interference experienced by a narrowband receiver, mappings are performed
8170544 Method and system for integrated management of base transceiver station (BTS) with wireless back May 1, 2012
A base transceiver station (BTS) includes a radio access network (RAN) interface for communicating with mobile stations and a backhaul interface for communicating with a backhaul network. A RAN element management system generates RAN status information based on event notifications from
8169962 Method and system for transmitting a voice mail indication to a mobile station May 1, 2012
A radio access network (RAN) receives a request to route a call from a caller to a mobile station, assigns a wireless traffic channel to the mobile station for the call, and detects a no-answer condition for the call (because a user of the mobile station does not answer the call with
8169952 Method and system for selective application of cellular-PBX integration service May 1, 2012
A method and system for selectively applying a cellular-PBX integration service. When a radio access network (RAN) receives a call request seeking to set up a call for a cellular wireless communication device (WCD) that is operating in the coverage area of the RAN, a determination is
8169951 Method and system for establishing wireless IP connectivity May 1, 2012
A method and system for establishing wireless IP connectivity, in which a wireless communication device (WCD) obtains a routable IP address during its registration with a radio access network, rather than first registering with the RAN and then subsequently requesting and acquiring p
8165599 Method and system for locating mobile stations using call measurement data April 24, 2012
A location of a mobile station is estimated based on wireless communications between the mobile station and a wireless telecommunications network. Call measurement data is obtained for a call involving the mobile station and a plurality of base station antennas. The call measurement
8160634 Intelligent power control in a wireless network April 17, 2012
A method and system is disclosed for intelligent power control in a wireless communication system. In accordance with an example embodiment, a first device will operate in a dynamic-power state in which it transmits a power-increment command or power-decrement command in response to
8160619 Dynamic paging concatenation based on page-type April 17, 2012
Exemplary methods and systems for paging a mobile station are disclosed herein. An exemplary method involves: (i) before transmission of a page to a mobile station by an access network, the access network (a) determining a page-type of the page to the mobile station; (b) based at lea
8160611 Selective simultaneous communication with a wireless communication device based on location and April 17, 2012
A radio access network (RAN) may base the number of wireless coverage areas that it uses for substantially simultaneous communication with a wireless communication device (WCD) on the location and/or movement of the WCD. Thus, for instance, if the WCD has been in a particular geograp
8160603 Method and system for providing streaming media content to roaming mobile wireless devices April 17, 2012
A mobile device requests streaming media content while being served by a first radio access network in a market area. A content streaming system obtains the requested media content, adapts the media content using a first total bandwidth availability curve (TBAC) to provide adapted media
8160034 Dynamic determination of EV-DO control-channel bit rate based on forward-link-timeslot utilizati April 17, 2012
Methods and systems provide dynamic determination of a control-channel bit rate. An access node provides service on a carrier comprising active and idle timeslots, active timeslots comprising a data channel for carrying a control channel at a bit rate that can be set to a lower value
8160024 Method and system for handoff at inter-radio-network-controller boundary April 17, 2012
A method is disclosed that can be carried out in an access network comprising a plurality of coverage areas, each coverage area being served by an RNC. The method involves making a determination that an access terminal is located in an inter-RNC boundary zone, and then, during a comm
8159987 Method and system for embedding a data message in a pilot signal April 17, 2012
Disclosed herein is a method for data communication between a wireless-communication system and one or more wireless-communication devices. The wireless-communication system broadcasts a standard pilot signal over a pilot channel. The method comprises (a) the wireless-communication s
8156423 Method and system for dynamically updating fixed resources on client station April 10, 2012
An intermediary such as a gateway will intercept a markup document being sent in a response message from a web server to a client station and will determine that the client station does not have stored locally the set of objects necessary to render the markup document. The intermediary w
8155634 System and method for generating an alert signal when an additional data line between a packet-s April 10, 2012
The present invention provides methods and systems to determine whether to upgrade the infrastructure of a wireless communication network. The invention is directed to generating an alert signal indicating that an additional data line between a packet-switched network and the wireless
8155074 Methods and systems for improving performance of applications using a radio access network April 10, 2012
Methods and systems for improving the performance of a radio access network (RAN) are presented. In particular, for a given WCD, a RAN may detect a pattern of forward link buffer occupancy and reverse link buffer occupancy that is indicative of the given WCD's reverse link data rate
8150962 Method and system for delivery of user-interface skins, applications and services for wireless d April 3, 2012
Wireless devices such as cell phones and personal digital assistants are automatically provisioned with a user interface skin, application logic, and/or wireless communications services based on demographics data acquired from the subscriber/user of the device. A computing system that
8150392 Private wireless network integrated with public wireless network April 3, 2012
A private wireless network is able to provide wireless telecommunication services to subscriber mobile stations that also subscribe to a public wireless network. The private wireless network includes a private base transceiver station (BTS), a private mobile switching center (MSC), and a
8150344 Method and system of planning a wireless telecommunication network April 3, 2012
A method and system are provided for planning a service provider network. At one or more low-cost Internet base stations (LCIBs) operating within a building, one or more wireless signals are detected. The wireless signals are provided by one or more macro base stations. The wireless sign
8150024 Methods and systems for setting a volume level of ringback media presented to a calling party April 3, 2012
Methods and systems are disclosed for setting a volume level of ringback media presented to a calling party. The method may include receiving at a ringback server an indication of ambient noise at a client device, using the received indication as a basis to set a volume level of the ring
8149774 System, apparatus, and method for use of reserved PN-offsets to limit cellular wireless communic April 3, 2012
Disclosed in this document is an improved mechanism for notifying mobile stations that they should not seek to initiate a communication in a given wireless coverage area. The solution is to use a specially designated PN-offset as the indicator that a problem situation exists in the c
8145254 Dynamic adjustment of the pilot-channel, paging-channel, and sync-channel transmission-power lev March 27, 2012
Methods and systems are provided for dynamic adjustment of the pilot-channel, paging-channel, and sync-channel transmission-power levels based on forward-link and reverse-link RF conditions. In an exemplary embodiment, a base station provides service on a carrier in a wireless covera
8145185 Method for communicating indoor location to an emergency service system March 27, 2012
A method for communicating location to an emergency service system. A wireless communication device (WCD) such as a cell phone attains a GPS location fix when outdoors and then uses a compass and pedometer to determine its direction(s) and distance(s) of travel reaching a position in
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