Patents Assigned to Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
  • Patent number: 10111242
    Abstract: A game apparatus repeatedly switches between a doze state in which a wireless communication function is restricted, and an awake state. The game apparatus stores unicast data and broadcast data acquired in the awake state, in a normal queue, and transmits the pieces of data to air in acquisition order. On the other hand, in the doze state, the game apparatus stores acquired broadcast data in a preferential transmission queue, and stores acquired unicast data in the normal queue. Thereafter, when the game apparatus becomes the awake state again, the game apparatus transmits the broadcast data stored in the preferential transmission queue in preference to the unicast data stored in the normal queue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignees: NINTENDO CO., LTD., QUALCOMM ATHEROS INC.
    Inventors: Yuki Mizuguchi, Toru Oe, Ya Zheng, Long Wang, Morihisa Momona
  • Patent number: 9622023
    Abstract: A computing device and method for remotely waking sleeping subsystems of the computing device are disclosed. The method includes monitoring a plurality of hardware subsystems on the computing device to detect when at least one of the hardware subsystems goes into an idle state and initiating a remote-start advertisement in response to the at least one of the hardware subsystems going into an idle state. A wireless low energy module of the computing device is monitored for a remote start signal from a remote device, and the at least one of the hardware subsystems that is in an idle state is powered up in response to receiving a remote start signal from a remote device. The remote-start advertisement is then ended in response to the at least one of the hardware subsystems powering up.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 11, 2017
    Assignee: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit Goel, Sunny Balkrishna Kapdi, Balaji Gudavalli, Matthew Lopatka, John Richard Sorenson
  • Patent number: 9374805
    Abstract: A personal network may be established by interconnecting a plurality of satellites as part of the personal network. Each satellite may be configured to communicate with one or more other satellites. On any given one of the plurality of satellites, data indicating a connectivity status for the one or more other satellites is automatically received, and information indicating a capability of the one or more other satellites is automatically received. The given satellite may be configured to enable at least one other corresponding satellite in the plurality of satellites to be made available for use, so that a capability of the at least one other corresponding satellite is made available for the given satellite.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM ATHEROS, INC.
    Inventors: Luc E. Julia, Maklouf Serghine, Johan Le Nerriec, Jehan G. Bing, Jerome Dubreuil
  • Patent number: 9282146
    Abstract: Targeted content may be provided to a designated set of one or more interconnected resources. Programmatic operations are executed using resources that are private to the one or more interconnected devices. The operations, when executed, cause or result in (i) monitoring activities of one or more users of the designated set; (ii) developing profile information of the one or more users, where the profile information is based at least partially on information determined from monitoring activities of the one or more users; (iii) generating, from the profile information, a set of coded data that represent selection criteria; and (iv) communicating the set of coded data to a programmatic source external to the system, where the represented selection criteria enables programmatic selection of content resources from a content library for the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2016
    Assignee: QUALCOMM ATHEROS, INC.
    Inventors: Luc E. Julia, James Behrens, Yohan Le Nerriec
  • Patent number: 9247110
    Abstract: A system and method are provided for remotely monitoring images from an image capturing device. Image data from an image capturing component is received where image data represents images of a scene in a field of view of the image capturing component. The image data may be analyzed to determine that the scene has changed. A determination may be made that the scene has changed. In response to this determination being made, a communication may be transmitted to a designated device, recipient or network location. The communication may be informative that a scene change or event occurred. The communication may be in the form of a notification or an actual image or series of images of the scene after the change or event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2016
    Assignee: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventors: Luc Julia, Makhlouf Serghine, Yohan Le Nerriec
  • Patent number: 8913629
    Abstract: Within a domain of a master device, devices that share a power line as a communications medium monitor signal detection windows to sense network status. The devices transmit sensed network status to the master device. The master device allocates channel resources based on the network statuses communicated by the devices within the domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2012
    Date of Patent: December 16, 2014
    Assignees: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc., HisiliconTechnologies Ltd., Panasonic Corporation, Spidcom Technologies, STMicroelectronics, Inc., Gigle Networks Iberia, S.L.
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Yonge, III, Srinivas Katar, William E. Earnshaw, Stefano Galli, Akio Kurobe, Hisao Koga, Nobutaka Kodama, Jose Abad Molina, Oleg Logvinov, Paul Dixon, Olivier Isson
  • Patent number: 8743808
    Abstract: Method for reducing collisions between a first station and a second station in a CSMA/CA system. The method may be performed by the first station. Medium access to transmit to the second station may be obtained according to a first procedure for obtaining medium access. It may be determined that the second station is configured to grant transmit opportunity to the first station. Medium access to transmit to the second station may be obtained according to a second procedure for obtaining medium access based on determining that the second station is configured to grant transmit opportunity to the first station. The first procedure may include contending for medium access, while the second procedure may include delaying contention for medium access relative to the first procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 3, 2014
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Atheros, Inc.
    Inventors: James S. Cho, Shiwei Zhao
  • Patent number: 8737540
    Abstract: This disclosure is directed to wireless or wired multiple-input multiple-output communication systems, in which a transmit symbol vector and a set of soft decision metrics are estimated using a reduced complexity maximum likelihood (ML) detection method based on a receive symbol vector and a QR decomposition of a set of permuted channel matrices. The QR decomposition can be performed by a series of CORDIC operations. Preferably, the modified receive vector and upper triangular matrix streams are scaled by a weighting vector to help compensate for transmit and receive side noise. Also preferably, the soft decision metric set related to the reliability of transmitted bits is normalized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: May 27, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventors: Kai Shi, Felix Bitterli, Richard Mosko, Tao-Fei Samuel Ng
  • Patent number: 8700076
    Abstract: Communicating among stations in a network includes providing repeated beacon transmissions from at least some of the stations including a first station. The first station is assigned to a first level. Any stations that can reliably receive transmissions from the first station are assigned to a second level. Any stations not assigned to any of the preceding levels that can reliably receive transmissions from the preceding level are assigned to each of one or more higher levels. Timing information at each station in a given level is synchronized according to transmissions received from at least one station in the preceding level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 15, 2014
    Assignee: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventors: Lawrence W. Yonge, III, Srinivas Katar, Manjunath Krishnam
  • Publication number: 20140071955
    Abstract: A method of performing dynamic sounding in a wireless communication device includes determining whether to perform sounding based on an age of current channel state information (CSI). An achievable throughput can be recorded as a reference throughput after performing the sounding. A current achievable throughput can be compared with the reference throughput. A CSI timestamp can be reset when the current throughput is above the reference throughput by a first predetermined amount, thereby prolonging a lifespan of the current CSI. The CSI timestamp can be reduced when the current throughput is below the reference throughput by a second predetermined amount, thereby reducing the lifespan of the current CSI.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 13, 2012
    Publication date: March 13, 2014
    Applicant: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventors: Shu Du, Zhanfeng Jia, Ning Zhang, Guido Robert Frederiks, Vincent Knowles Jones, IV, Sameer Vermani, Chin-Hung Chen, Rahul Tandra, Qinghai Gao, Balaji Srinivasan Babu
  • Publication number: 20140046624
    Abstract: A mobile device may determine its location within an environment having a plurality of light sources in response to the unique frequencies and the predetermined locations of the light sources. For some embodiments, the mobile device can determine its location by detecting the frequencies of light signals emitted from the light sources, providing the determined frequencies as search keys to retrieve the predetermined locations of the light sources from a look-up table, detecting the intensity of light signals emitted from the light sources, correlating the light intensities to distances, and then calculating the position of the mobile device in response to the correlated distances and the predetermined locations of the light sources.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 8, 2012
    Publication date: February 13, 2014
    Applicant: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventor: Pasi Antti Kalevi MIETTINEN
  • Publication number: 20140036976
    Abstract: An active common mode current limiting mechanism limits common mode currents in a powerline communication device. A powerline coupler determines a common mode signal component of an output signal of the powerline communication device. The powerline coupler provides voltage estimates of the common mode signal component to a signal processing unit. The signal processing unit generates samples of the voltage estimates of the common mode signal component. The signal processing unit adjusts transmit voltage levels of the powerline communication device based on the samples of the voltage estimates of the common mode signal component to limit the common mode signal component of the output signal.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventor: Faisal M. SHAD
  • Publication number: 20140036746
    Abstract: The listen interval of a WLAN client is selected to have one of a plurality of values, including a start listen interval (SLI) and one or more longer listen intervals (e.g., transient listen interval (TLI), maximum listen interval (MLI)). The listen interval is set to SLI in response to (1) detecting that an applications processor of the WLAN client is in an awake state, (2) detecting transmit/receive activity on the wireless link, and (3) failing to detect an expected beacon signal on the wireless link. If the listen interval is set to MLI (or TLI) and the WLAN client fails to detect an expected beacon signal (beacon miss), the listen interval is temporarily set to SLI. If the WLAN client then detects an expected beacon signal before detecting a predetermined number of consecutive beacon misses, the listen interval is immediately returned to the original listen interval MLI (or TLI).
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM ATHEROS, INC.
    Inventors: Chaitanya MANNEMALA, Guido Robert FREDERIKS, Sunit PUJARI, Ashok RANGANATH
  • Publication number: 20140037091
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to improve performance of a communications device receiving encrypted communications from multiple sources. The communications device is configured to increase the amount of decryption performed using a hardware-based process as compared to a software-based process by reprogramming the hardware to store a shared security key corresponding to a frame received from a source, allowing the hardware-based process to decrypt subsequent frames from that source.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 1, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM ATHEROS, INC.
    Inventors: Yi ZHU, Anand RAJAGOPALAN, Matthew Daniel SMITH, Vinod NAGARAJAN
  • Publication number: 20140036917
    Abstract: A hybrid device can execute hybrid ARP functionality to manage one-to-many associations between a single network layer address and multiple link layer addresses of other hybrid devices. In accordance with the hybrid ARP functionality, the hybrid device can determine a transmission route, a corresponding one of a plurality of network interfaces of a destination hybrid device, and a corresponding one of a plurality of link layer addresses of the destination hybrid device, based on address resolution store entries associated with the destination hybrid device. The identified link layer address can be populated in a frame for transmission to the destination hybrid device. Additionally, the hybrid ARP functionality can be configured to operate in conjunction with conventional ARP functionality implemented by upper protocol layers. The hybrid ARP functionality can serve as a “proxy” between the conventional ARP functionality and one or more hybrid devices of the hybrid communication network.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM ATHEROS, INC.
    Inventors: Sidney Brower SCHRUM, JR., Lawrence W. YONGE, III
  • Publication number: 20140036892
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed to provide a bridge for a wireless distribution system compatible with legacy equipment, including the use of a bridge device having two WLAN modules, with the first WLAN module associating with one or more stations and the second WLAN module configured to associating with a legacy access point. Frames received by the first WLAN module are forwarded to the second WLAN module for transmission and frames received by the second WLAN module are forwarded to the first WLAN module for transmission on the basis of address information in the frames.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 31, 2012
    Publication date: February 6, 2014
    Applicant: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventor: Yi ZHU
  • Publication number: 20140029505
    Abstract: This specification is directed to systems and methods including a communications device for relaying data packets to at least one receiving node, having a host processor for receiving data packets and a target interface for transmitting the packets over a communications medium, wherein the target interface is configured to extract address and traffic class information from a packet and return the packet to the host processor when it is determined a node is unavailable and wherein the host processor is configured buffer the packet in a queue corresponding to the address information and the traffic class information.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventors: Anand Rajagopalan, Srinivasa Duvvuri
  • Publication number: 20140031055
    Abstract: A method of estimating wireless network coverage includes receiving location data from a plurality of mobile devices located within range of an antenna in a wireless network. The location data is mapped onto a grid of districts and down-sampled for respective districts of the grid. An approximate coverage region of the antenna is calculated based at least in part on the down-sampled location data.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 24, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventors: Ju-Yong DO, Gengsheng Zhang, Weihua Gao
  • Publication number: 20140029447
    Abstract: A hybrid device can apply forwarding tables associated with one or more other hybrid network devices of a hybrid communication network to control the entire transmission route of a frame scheduled for transmission. The hybrid device can use its forwarding table and a forwarding table of a destination hybrid device to determine a source network interface address, a destination network interface address, and a frame transmission route. The destination hybrid device can use forwarding tables associated with one or more hybrid network devices to determine whether to process or drop a received frame, whether the frame was previously received, and/or whether the frame was received on an incorrect network interface. The hybrid device can also use the forwarding tables to ensure that the frame comprises an appropriate link layer address and to select an appropriate transmission route based on analyzing link performance values associated with multiple transmission routes.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 25, 2012
    Publication date: January 30, 2014
    Applicant: QUALCOMM ATHEROS, INC.
    Inventor: Sidney B. SCHRUM, JR.
  • Publication number: 20140016485
    Abstract: A network based positioning (NBP) system that improves the accuracy of wireless positioning systems by concurrently performing RTT ranging operations and associated TDOA operations to generate a number of difference measurement values from which the position of a station device (STA) can be determined using, for example, multilateration techniques. Because the RTT values and their corresponding TDOA values both include the turn-around time (TAT) of the STA, subtracting TDOA values from their corresponding RTT values generates difference measurement values that do not include such TAT values of the STA. In this manner, the STA position can be determined without estimating the STA's TAT.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 12, 2012
    Publication date: January 16, 2014
    Applicant: Qualcomm Atheros, Inc.
    Inventor: Florean CURTICAPEAN