Patents Assigned to Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11075838
    Abstract: A network device is provided that comprises a plurality of physical ports, an autonomic device fabric (ADF) module configured to receive, send, and forward data packets via the plurality of physical ports, a memory that stores instructions, and one or more processors configured by the instructions to perform operations. The operations comprise determining that network device software is not installed and requesting the network device software from a management machine using the ADF module.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Toerless Eckert, Hongliang Gao
  • Patent number: 11069435
    Abstract: A device, method and system provide a wellness management process and/or an exercise management process for use with a smartphone or other mobile computing device. Various data about the user is obtained and used for determining and recommending an action or exercise to the user to improve the user's wellness/physique/health. The action determined can be based on: (1) current biometric and/or motion data about the user (from the sensors), and (2) current physical condition(s), such as health/medical information or condition about the user (from the user's personal information, e.g., health library or programmed into the smartphone). Specific information about the user is taken into consideration when recommending user action or exercise, such as the user's specific physical, health or medical conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jianyu Zhang, Chia Chin Chong
  • Patent number: 11071114
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) includes receiving, by the UE from a transmit-receive point (TRP), a sounding reference signal (SRS) configuration for a SRS resource, determining, by the UE, at least one transmit beam for transmitting a SRS, wherein the at least one transmit beam is determined in accordance with TRP receive beam information and the SRS configuration, and transmitting, by the UE, the SRS on the SRS resource using the at least one transmit beam in accordance with the SRS configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu
  • Patent number: 11068704
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method for estimating head pose angles of a user includes determining a first rotation between a first head pose axis associated with a first image of a plurality of images of the user and a camera axis associated with a camera taking the images. A second rotation is determined between a second head pose axis associated with a second image of the user and the camera axis. The first and second head pose axes are determined based on light reflections within the plurality of images. A head pose angle of the user can be estimated based on the first rotation and the second rotation. An alert can be generated based on the estimated head pose angle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Lei Yang, Fatih Porikli, Hai Yu
  • Patent number: 11070482
    Abstract: A system and method for information delivery with multiple point transmission are provided. A method for detecting lost packets is provided. The method includes initiating a timer for a received packet at a receiving transmission point, where the timer is set according to a time value associated with the received packet. The method also includes determining that a delivery of the received packet has failed according to the timer elapsing, and transmitting a lost packet report to a primary transmission point that distributed the received packet to the receiving transmission point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hao Bi, Yishen Sun
  • Publication number: 20210216485
    Abstract: An extended peripheral component interconnect express (PCIe) device includes a host PCIe fabric comprising a host root complex. The host PCIe fabric has a first set of bus numbers and a first memory mapped input/output (MMIO) space on a host CPU. An extended PCIe fabric includes a root complex endpoint (RCEP) as part of an endpoint of the host PCIe fabric. The extended PCIe fabric has a second set of bus numbers and a second MMIO space separate from the first set of bus numbers and the first MMIO space, respectively.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 20, 2021
    Publication date: July 15, 2021
    Applicant: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Wesley Shao
  • Patent number: 11063817
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for sending network management information in a network. A source edge node modifies data packets by encapsulating an operations, administration and maintenance (OAM) header in the data packets traversing a data path, and the OAM header includes a first indicator field. The source edge node also inserts a segment size field into the OAM header of the data packets based on an indication by the first indicator field, the segment size field indicating the data path is partitioned into segments based on a value of the segment size field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Haoyu Song, Tianran Zhou
  • Patent number: 11057816
    Abstract: Notifying served user equipments (UEs) of the presence or absence of cell-specific reference signal (CRS) symbols transmitted by neighboring base stations in the physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) region of a subframe can be achieved through various of signaling techniques. The served UE may be notified by communicating a one or multi-bit indicator in a physical layer signaling channel of the serving cell, such as the physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) of the subframe. Alternatively, the served UE may be notified through higher layer signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 6, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Jean-Marie Mazzarese, Qiang Li, Zheng Yu, Weimin Xiao, Brian Classon
  • Publication number: 20210203315
    Abstract: A circuit includes a RC-CR circuit and a second circuit. The RC-CR circuit outputs a first signal at a first output node over a RC path, and a second signal at a second output node over a CR path. The second circuit is coupled to the RC-CR circuit at the first output node over the RC path. The second circuit includes an array of capacitors coupled in parallel and a plurality of switches, and each of the array of capacitors is connected, in series, to a corresponding switch in the plurality of switches. Each of the array of capacitors and its corresponding switch are coupled between the first output node and a ground. The plurality of switches is switched on or off such that the first signal and the second signal have a phase difference that falls within a predetermined phase range.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 15, 2021
    Publication date: July 1, 2021
    Applicant: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Zhenguo Cheng, Xuya Qiu
  • Patent number: 11050138
    Abstract: An embodiment antenna system includes a first antenna portion configured to transmit a first signal received from a first feed and a second antenna portion configured to transmit a second signal received from a second feed. The second antenna portion is capacitively coupled to the second feed and inductively coupled to the first antenna portion, and the second signal has a frequency greater than a frequency of the first signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 29, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Huang, Ping Shi, Xiaoyin He
  • Patent number: 11042430
    Abstract: A method of protecting against two or more board failures at the same time by providing an elastic consistency platform (ECP) of high availability (HA) in multiple board environments is described. The ECP is provided between transmission control protocol (TCP) and an application using TCP on each board, including providing input and output buffers to store data between a producer and a consumer. The ECP is used to generate a warning when an amount of data unsynchronized in an output buffer of the ECP on any board reaches a programmable limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Huaimo Chen
  • Patent number: 11044591
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to technology for establishing communication between a remote device and a virtual machine on a computing node of the cloud-based services via the distributed network. The cloud-based services include multiple operating systems and one or more applications. In response to receiving an instruction from the remote device the virtual machine is accessed, where the virtual machine is associated with at least one of a user of the remote device and the remote device. When directed by an instruction from the remote device, the virtual machine identifies one of the operating systems in which to execute the one or more applications and transmits results, based on execution of the one or more applications by the virtual machine, to the remote device via the distributed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Reza Yazdani, Chen Tian, Lawrence Davison, Viet Trinh
  • Publication number: 20210184896
    Abstract: A network device employs a transmitter configured to transmit a registration request to a software defined network (SDN) controller. The network device employs a receiver to receive a reply from the SDN controller. The reply indicates a plurality of provider edge (PE) devices coupled to a carrier network. The network device employs a processor to cause the transmitter and receiver to establish a plurality of asymmetric connections to a virtual private network (VPN) operating over a wide area network (WAN) via the PE devices.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 1, 2021
    Publication date: June 17, 2021
    Applicant: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Linda Dunbar, Andrew G. Malis
  • Patent number: 11036669
    Abstract: A method of communicating data over a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) Non-Transparent Bridge (NTB) comprising transmitting a first posted write message to a remote processor via the NTB, wherein the first posted write message indicates an intent to transfer data to the remote processor, and receiving a second posted write message in response to the first posted write message, wherein the second posted write message indicates a destination address list for the data. Also disclosed is a method of communicating data over a PCIe NTB comprising transmitting a first posted write message to a remote processor via the NTB, wherein the first posted write message comprises a request to read data, and receiving a data transfer message comprising at least some of the data requested by the first posted write message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Norbert Egi, Guangyu Shi
  • Patent number: 11037029
    Abstract: Provided are an apparatus and a method of multi-stage image recognition. For the multi-stage image recognition, categorized object data is received from a first deep neural network. A second deep neural network is trained on subcategory customization data that relates to a non-ideal environment when the second deep neural network produces invalid subcategorized object data from the categorized object data, and generates an image recognition result using the second deep neural network as trained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Wei Jiang, Wei Wang
  • Patent number: 11036685
    Abstract: A method includes comparing a search key that includes bits having respective values and bit positions to a mask to identify masked and unmasked portions of the search key. The mask corresponds to multi-dimensional keys and has first and second values in bit positions corresponding to and not corresponding to, respectively, common bits. Each common bit has a respective same value and occurs in a respective same position in the multi-dimensional keys. The masked and unmasked portions are bits at bit positions corresponding to bit positions of bits of the mask having first and second values, respectively. The method includes determining, based on determining that values in bit positions of the masked portion match values in corresponding bit positions of a pattern, that the unmasked portion matches a compressed key without decompressing the compressed key, and based thereon, identifying a successful match between the search and compressed keys.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ramabrahmam Velury, Jihui Tan, Guangcheng Zhou
  • Patent number: 11030045
    Abstract: An apparatus and method are provided for utilizing different data storage types to store primary and replicated database directories. Included is a first data storage of a first data storage type including a direct-access storage type. The first data storage is configured to store a primary database directory. Also included is a second data storage of a second data storage type including a share type. The second data storage is configured to store a replicated database directory that replicates at least a portion of the primary database directory.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bai Yang, Guogen Zhang
  • Publication number: 20210168070
    Abstract: Embodiments relate generally to systems and methods for transitioning a system from a tradition network to a Software Defined Network (SDN) enabled network. In some embodiments, the systems and methods may comprise the use of a Path Computation Element (PCE) as a central controller. Smooth transition between traditional network and the new SDN enabled network, especially from a cost impact assessment perspective, may be accomplished using the existing PCE components from the current network to function as the central controller of the SDN network is one choice, which not only achieves the goal of having a centralized controller to provide the functionalities needed for the central controller, but also leverages the existing PCE network components.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 30, 2020
    Publication date: June 3, 2021
    Applicant: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Qianglin Quintin Zhao, Katherine Zhao, Bisong Tao
  • Patent number: 11026216
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for control channel transmission in a wireless network are disclosed. A disclosure is provided with at least one resource block (RB) including a first control channel element associated with a first antenna port (AP) and a second control channel element associated with a second AP. The first and second control channel elements might be used for transmission of a single control channel, and a first reference signal sequence associated with one of the first AP and the second AP is selected for transmission of the single control channel based on a control channel element index value, such that a resource element of the at least one RB can be detected to decode the first control channel element and the second control channel element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bingyu Qu, Philippe Sartori
  • Patent number: 11025388
    Abstract: A method for operating an access node includes sending a configuration of one or more first channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) resources and a configuration of one or more sounding reference signal (SRS) resources, generating first control information including an identifier of a SRS resource set that includes the one or more SRS resources precoded by one or more precoders, generating second control information including an identifier of the one or more first CSI-RS resources, wherein the one or more first CSI-RS resources are associated with the identified SRS resource set, wherein the one or more first CSI-RS resources convey a downlink reference signal (RS) used for making measurements, and wherein the one or more precoders are determined in accordance with measurements of the downlink RS, sending the first control information and the second control information, and sending the downlink RS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Xianda Liu, Kunpeng Liu, Young Hoon Kwon