Patents Examined by A. S. Roberts
  • Patent number: 11218943
    Abstract: An electronic device (12) in a cluster (10) that has the potential to serve as a new cluster head (36) receives cluster head assistance data from a current cluster head (36) device. The cluster head assistance data includes at least one data item related to establishment of operative communication with the wireless communications network (28) over a network communications interface (26) of the electronic device. If the electronic device is assigned to be the new cluster head, it injects the at least one data item into a process related to operation of the network communications interface and establishment of the operative communication with the wireless communications network; establishes the operative communication with the wireless communications network; and carries out cluster head functions on behalf of the cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 4, 2022
    Assignee: SONY NETWORK COMMUNICATIONS EUROPE B.V.
    Inventors: Henrik Sundstrom, Magnus Tillgren, Magnus Johansson, Anders Sandwang, Magnus Svensson
  • Patent number: 11212732
    Abstract: A second access network node sends endpoint information of a second transmission path on the second access network node side to the first access network node. The second transmission path is a transmission path that is between the second access network node and a third access network node. The third access network node sends endpoint information of the second transmission path on the third access network node side to the first access network node. The first access network node sends the endpoint information of the second transmission path on the third access network node side to the second access network node, and sends the endpoint information of the second transmission path on the second access network node side to the third access network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Haiyan Luo, Man Wang, Wenjie Peng
  • Patent number: 11212729
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and system for establishing a route in a connectionless mesh network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Espressif Systems (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiangjian Jiang, Yuexia Qi
  • Patent number: 11206150
    Abstract: A controller for equipment includes a communications interface, a communications protocol manager, a protocol detection manager, and an equipment controller. The communications interface connects to at least one of a serial bus and a wireless communications device. The communications protocol manager communicates via at least one of the serial bus and the wireless communications device according to a communications protocol and a predetermined parameter. The protocol detection manager causes the communications protocol manager to test for multiple communications protocols and predetermined parameters to identify a communications protocol and parameter used by at least one of the serial bus and the wireless communications device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 21, 2021
    Assignee: Johnson Controls Tyco IP Holdings LLP
    Inventors: Sergey A. Galchenko, Eric W. Hamber
  • Patent number: 11201688
    Abstract: A user equipment, method and apparatus receive a PDSCH from a base station and determine a modulation order used in the PDSCH based on whether the PDSCH is transmitted in a second slot out of a first slot and the second slot which configure a subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Chiharu Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Urabayashi, Noriyoshi Fukuta, Naohisa Matsumoto
  • Patent number: 11184256
    Abstract: In the field of data filtering the invention discloses a method of filtering data and a data filter (1), both with optional features, which assess network data using a number of criteria to refine it to a format appropriate for a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs
    Inventors: Robert John Dale, John Alan Thorp
  • Patent number: 11184825
    Abstract: A method and base station supporting uplink transmissions. The method being used in a base station and comprising receiving a data block from a wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU) using a hybrid automatic repeat request (H-ARQ) process, transmitting uplink scheduling information to the WTRU to indicate whether the data block should be retransmitted by the WTRU, wherein the uplink scheduling information includes a H-ARQ process identification for the H-ARQ process, and receiving a retransmission of the data block from the WTRU. The uplink scheduling information includes physical channel resources. The uplink scheduling information is received from a primary cell and the WTRU transmits to the primary cell and at least one secondary cell. The scheduling information indicates a modulation and coding scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: Pantech Wireless, LLC
    Inventors: Guodong Zhang, Sung-Hyuk Shin, Stephen E. Terry, James M. Miller, Stephen G. Dick
  • Patent number: 11177993
    Abstract: An apparatus includes a radio frequency (RF) receiver. The RF receiver includes a timing correlator and frequency offset estimator. The timing correlator and frequency offset estimator: (a) extracts timing from a set of samples derived from an RF signal, and (b) determines a frequency offset estimate from the set of samples.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories Inc.
    Inventors: Hendricus de Ruijter, Wentao Li
  • Patent number: 11160126
    Abstract: Wireless communications for asymmetric services are described. Asymmetric services (e.g., for downlink or uplink) may be associated with each other. Resources may be configured based on an association of asymmetric services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Weihua Qiao, Esmael Dinan, Kyungmin Park, Jinsook Ryu, Peyman Talebi Fard
  • Patent number: 11160125
    Abstract: Wireless communications for asymmetric services are described. Asymmetric services (e.g., for downlink or uplink) may be associated with each other. Resources may be configured based on an association of asymmetric services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Weihua Qiao, Esmael Dinan, Kyungmin Park, Jinsook Ryu, Peyman Talebi Fard
  • Patent number: 11153195
    Abstract: Respective destination groups are provided to routing intermediaries associated with a packet processing application. The destination group comprises a set of fast-path packet processing nodes of a packet processing service to which the routing intermediaries are to transmit packets to be processed. After a determination is made that the set of fast-path nodes to be included in the destination groups has changed, the destination groups are modified gradually during an update propagation interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Techologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Joseph Elmar Magerramov, Ethan Joseph Torretta, Stewart Allen
  • Patent number: 11140569
    Abstract: A radio node and a UE are described, and methods and computer programs therein to handle separate aperiodic CSI reports for one or more static subframes, in which the direction of signal transmission is fixed, and one or more flexible subframes, in which the direction of signal transmission is variable. The method performed by a UE comprises receiving a trigger for an aperiodic CSI report as part of an uplink grant from a radio node in a static downlink subframe, said trigger indicating a CSI subframe set related to the one or more static subframes. The method further comprises reporting to the radio node, in a CSI reporting subframe, a result of an aperiodic CSI measurement for a CSI reference in the CSI subframe set. The method further comprises receiving a second trigger that relates to the one or more flexible subframes and reporting the results to the radio node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Xinghua Song, Shaohua Li, Zhiheng Guo, Rui Fan, Jinhua Liu
  • Patent number: 11122546
    Abstract: In one aspect, the present disclosure relates to a method for method for efficient allocation of bandwidth in a wireless network. The method can include: identifying a plurality of network interfaces on a first user device; initializing a virtual network resource associated with the plurality of network interfaces; receiving, at the virtual network resource, data packets from an app executing on the first user device, the data packets destined for a remote device; sending a first portion of the data packets to the remote device via a first one of the plurality of network interfaces; and sending a second portion of the data packets to the remote device via a second one of the plurality of network interfaces. An aggregation platform can be configured to receive and reconstitute the first and second portions of the data packets, and to transmit the reconstituted data packets to the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Capital One Services, LLC
    Inventors: Lawrence H. Douglas, Clayton Johnson
  • Patent number: 11122570
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for UE receiving data in a wireless communication system, the method for receiving data comprising the steps of: receiving control information through a channel through which the control information is delivered; and confirming an information bit which is included in the control information and is related to reserving a resource, wherein the information bit simultaneously indicates whether UE which has transmitted the control information reserves the resource, and if the resource is reserved by the UE, the location of the resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyukjin Chae, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 11101898
    Abstract: A system includes a base station, an antenna coupled to the base station, and an antenna line device coupled to the antenna. The antenna line device is Internet Protocol (IP) addressable and is configured to receive a control signal from a controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: COMMSCOPE TECHNOLOGIES LLC
    Inventor: Sammit Patel
  • Patent number: 11102700
    Abstract: A method can include receiving member information from first member devices at a first gateway UE in a device-to-device (D2D) LAN. The D2D LAN can include a first sub-LAN and at least one second sub-LAN. The first sub-LAN can include the first gateway UE and the first member devices. Each of the second sub-LANs can include a second gateway UE and a set of second member devices. The first and second gateway UEs can be connected with sidelinks. The member information can indicate a first DEVICE ID associated with the respective first member device. A first member device list including the first DEVICE IDs of the first member devices can be updated based on the received member information. A first mapping update message including the updated first member device list and a first gateway ID of the first gateway UE can be broadcast to the second gateway UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: TENCENT AMERICA LLC
    Inventor: Yixue Lei
  • Patent number: 11102765
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for enhancing uplink grant-free transmissions and/or downlink semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) transmissions for uplink ultra-reliable low latency communications (URLLC) are described. One technique includes receiving a first configuration for a first grant-free communication and a second configuration for at least one second grant-free communication. Grant-free communications are performed based on at least one of the first configuration or the second configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Seyed Ali Akbar Fakoorian, Srinivas Yerramalli, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 11076405
    Abstract: One or more embodiments provide a method implemented in a user equipment (UE) used in a wireless communications system. The method includes transmitting an indication to a base station that the UE is capable of transmitting on a single uplink carrier frequency and downlink carrier aggregation. The method also includes receiving an uplink carrier frequency switching pattern from the base station. The method also includes switching uplink carrier frequencies based on the uplink carrier frequency switching pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Boon Loong Ng, Thomas David Novlan, Aris Papasakellariou, Young-Han Nam
  • Patent number: 11071111
    Abstract: In order to transmit capability information of a user equipment (UE) to an evolved Node B (eNB), the UE may generate a UE CAPABILITY INFORMATION message including the capability information of the UE, and transmit the generated UE CAPABILITY INFORMATION message to the eNB. Here, the capability information of the UE may include at least one band combination supported by the UE and whether Time Division Duplexing-Frequency Division Duplexing Carrier Aggregation (TDD-FDD CA) for the band combination is supported.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Soenghun Kim, Kyeongin Jeong, Sangbum Kim
  • Patent number: 11064493
    Abstract: [Object] To be able to utilize radio resources more efficiently in the environment where a small cell is operated. [Solution] Provided is a communication control apparatus including: a communication unit configured to communicate with a radio communication apparatus being connected to a base station via a radio backhaul link and being connected to one or more terminals via an access link; and a control unit configured to, when a reception on the radio backhaul link and a transmission on the access link, or a reception on the access link and a transmission on the radio backhaul link are executed on an identical channel simultaneously in the radio communication apparatus, adjust a power ratio between a reception signal and a transmission signal in order to support the radio communication apparatus in removing self-interference due to a sneak of the transmission signal from the reception signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 13, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hiromasa Uchiyama, Ryo Sawai, Ryota Kimura