Patents Examined by Afshawn Towfighi
  • Patent number: 9999018
    Abstract: An eNodeB operable to maintain timing advance groups (TAGs) in a heterogeneous network (HetNet) is disclosed. The eNodeB can form a timing advance group (TAG) for one or more serving cells when a same timing advance applies to the one or more serving cells. The eNodeB can map each of the one or more serving cells to the TAG using radio resource control (RRC) signaling from the eNodeB. The eNodeB can assign a timing advance group identifier (TAG ID) to the one or more serving cells mapped to the TAG. A separate timing advance timer can be maintained at a user equipment (UE) for each TAG for a selected period of time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kamran Etemad, Mo-Han Fong, Jong-Kae Fwu, Huaning Niu
  • Patent number: 9979509
    Abstract: A wireless communication device (UE) may reliably decode control information during wireless cellular communications. The UE may decode the Physical Control Format Indicator Channel (PCFICH) for a given wireless network, and if the decode is unsuccessful, the UE may perform a blind decode of the PCFICH. The UE may decode, for the network, a Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH) for a current subframe using a specified control format indicator (CFI) value. If the decode of the PDCCH is successful, the UE may communicate over the NW, using the specified CFI value. If the decode for the current subframe is unsuccessful, the UE may decode the PDCCH for a different next subframe using a different CFI value until the PDCCH for the NW has been successfully decoded. The CFI value may be specified based at least on common signaling present in certain subframes received by the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Li Su, Jianxiong Shi, Sami M. Almalfouh
  • Patent number: 9979987
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal according to the present invention proposes a system capable of supporting next-generation broadcast service in an environment supporting a next-generation hybrid broadcast which uses a terrestrial broadcasting network and an internet network. Also, the present invention proposes an efficient signaling method which can encompass both the terrestrial broadcasting network and the internet network in an environment supporting next-generation hybrid broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jangwon Lee, Sejin Oh, Woosuk Ko, Minsung Kwak, Woosuk Kwon, Kyoungsoo Moon, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9973243
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for uplink measurement based mechanism and control using user equipment (UE) centric sounding signals. The mechanism provides an alternative to DL-measurement dominated system control. Based on UL-measurements at TPs, the network obtains knowledge of users' channel and timing information, traffic, and interference, and is thus able to perform better control, including TP and UE clustering and optimization, and power control and link adaptation. In an embodiment method, a TP receives one-to-one mapping information indicating a plurality of UE IDs and a plurality of sounding channels assigned to the corresponding UE IDs. When the TP detects a sounding reference signal (SRS) from a UE, the TP is able to identify the UE using the detected SRS and the one-to-one mapping information. The TP then obtains measurement information for the identified UE, enabling better control and communications for uplink and downlink transmissions between multiple TPs and the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liqing Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Patent number: 9948428
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed that support the aggregation of acknowledgement messages and control messages. Advantageously, acknowledgement and negative acknowledgement indications for multiple client nodes are combined into a single aggregated message which is broadcast or multicast to the multiple client nodes. Based on unique identifiers assigned to each client node, client nodes are grouped such that the aggregated acknowledgement messages can be efficiently encoded to conserve both network capacity when they are transmitted, as well as processing capacity when they are parsed by the client nodes. If code division multiple access (CDMA) technology is used, the aggregated acknowledgment message can be transmitted without CDMA spreading to effectively broadcast or multicast it to multiple client nodes. A similar technique can be employed for the efficient broadcast or multicast of aggregated control messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Hemanth B. Pawar, Shilpa Kowdley Srinivas, Anoop K. Goyal, Bhagwan Khanka, Duane Anthony Tomka
  • Patent number: 9935755
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data by a transmitter in a broadcast system, a transmission device for transmitting at least one data stream in a broadcast system, a method of receiving data by a receiver in a broadcast system, and a receiving device for receiving data in a broadcast system are provided. The method of transmitting data by a transmission device includes generating a first frame comprising a preamble and a payload, wherein the preamble comprises first information related to the payload of the first frame, and wherein the payload comprises the data; and transmitting the first frame, wherein the preamble includes at least one parity bit for third information related to a payload of a second frame, and wherein the second frame is a next frame of the first frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Ismael Gutierrez, Alain Mourad
  • Patent number: 9930597
    Abstract: Coordinated P-GW change for SIPTO may be provided. A WTRU may send and/or receive one or more flows via a first PDN connection and via a first P-GW. The WTRU may send an indication to the network that at least one flow of the first PDN connection is available for SIPTO. The indication may include one or more SIPTO preferences. The WTRU may receive a message from a MME. The message may trigger establishment of a second PDN connection via a second P-GW. The WTRU may move, while maintaining the first PDN connection, the at least one flow from the first PDN connection to the second PDN connection. The WTRU may deactivate the first PDN connection when the one or more flows have been moved to the second PDN connection and/or when no information has been received via the first PDN connection after a predetermined duration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Saad Ahmad, Li-Hsiang Sun
  • Patent number: 9930384
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for transmitting a broadcast signal. The method for transmitting a broadcast signal according to the present invention proposes a system capable of supporting next-generation broadcast service in an environment supporting a next-generation hybrid broadcast which uses a terrestrial broadcasting network and an internet network. Also, the present invention proposes an efficient signaling method which can encompass both the terrestrial broadcasting network and the internet network in an environment supporting next-generation hybrid broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jangwon Lee, Sejin Oh, Woosuk Ko, Minsung Kwak, Woosuk Kwon, Kyoungsoo Moon, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9924526
    Abstract: Cells are grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) groups comprising a primary PUCCH group and a secondary PUCCH group. A base station detects a radio link issue with a PUCCH secondary cell while one or more other cells in the secondary PUCCH group have acceptable radio link quality. The base station transmits at least one second message configured to release at least one of the one or more other cells in the secondary PUCCH group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Ofinno Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 9923807
    Abstract: Concepts and technologies disclosed herein are directed to intelligent signaling routing for machine to machine (“M2M”) communications, such as communications for Internet of things (“IoT”) devices. According to one aspect of the concepts and technologies disclosed herein, a mobility management entity (“MME”) can receive an attach request or a tracking area update (“TAU”) from a device to establish a connection to a network. The MME can extract device identification information from the attach request. The device identification information can identify the device as either a UE or IoT device. The MME can determine an appropriate DIAMETER routing agent (“DRA”) of a plurality of DRAs to which to route signaling traffic associated with the device. The plurality of DRAs can include DRA and an IoT application-specific DRA. The MME can route the signaling traffic to the appropriate DRA of the plurality of DRAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak, Venson Shaw
  • Patent number: 9923678
    Abstract: There is provided a wireless communication system which can improve throughputs in wireless communication by effectively using frequency resources. In the wireless communication system including a plurality of wireless communication stations which may operate as wireless communication terminals or wireless base stations, the wireless communication station includes an access right acquisition means of acquiring an access right upon generating transmitting data; a determination means of determining whether or not different data destined to a plurality of wireless communication stations can be transmitted on different channels according to OFDMA; and a data transmitting means of transmitting data to the receivable wireless communication stations using OFDMA when the determination means determines that different data destined to a plurality of wireless communication stations can be transmitted on different channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph And Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Hirantha Sithira Abeysekera, Yasuhiko Inoue, Yusuke Asai, Shoko Shinohara, Takeo Ichikawa, Masato Mizoguchi
  • Patent number: 9918279
    Abstract: Provided is a method and apparatus for executing an uplink channel power control in dual connectivity configuration when power is limited. An appropriate power controlling method may be determined based on a priority, and may be applied to a UE that has dual connectivity with a Master eNB (MeNB) and a Secondary eNB (SeNB) in a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY LAB CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Dong Hyun Park
  • Patent number: 9917621
    Abstract: Embodiments are provided for uplink measurement based mechanism and control using user equipment (UE) centric sounding signals. The mechanism provides an alternative to DL-measurement dominated system control. Based on UL-measurements at TPs, the network obtains knowledge of users' channel and timing information, traffic, and interference, and is thus able to perform better control, including TP and UE clustering and optimization, and power control and link adaptation. In an embodiment method, a TP receives one-to-one mapping information indicating a plurality of UE IDs and a plurality of sounding channels assigned to the corresponding UE IDs. When the TP detects a sounding reference signal (SRS) from a UE, the TP is able to identify the UE using the detected SRS and the one-to-one mapping information. The TP then obtains measurement information for the identified UE, enabling better control and communications for uplink and downlink transmissions between multiple TPs and the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Liqing Zhang, Jianglei Ma, Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Nimal Gamini Senarath
  • Patent number: 9912548
    Abstract: A method for enhanced tracing and/or monitoring of network nodes of a communication network includes tracing or capturing, by at least one tracing functionality agent corresponding to at least one virtual machine, first data packets being sent by at least one virtual machine and/or second data packets being received by the at least one virtual machine; and transmitting, by the at least one tracing functionality agent corresponding to the at least one virtual machine, the first data packets and/or the second data packets to a monitoring entity or to a data layer of the communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: DEUTSCHE TELEKOM AG
    Inventor: Alexander Sobania
  • Patent number: 9913288
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a data transmission method, device, and system. A first device is configured to serve a primary carrier, and the first device includes: a first unit configured to process an RLC layer, a second unit configured to process a MAC layer, a third unit configured to process a PDCP layer, and a first scheduling unit. The first unit includes a first control module and a first transition module. The second transition module is configured to: receive the N data packets and scheduling information sent by all scheduling units in the system, acquire, according to all or a part of the received scheduling information and from the N data packets a data packet that needs to be transmitted on the secondary carrier, and send the data packet acquired by the second transition module to the fifth unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Guangcai Nie, Anquan Yang
  • Patent number: 9907066
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention is a method for receiving a discovery reference signal by a terminal in a wireless communication system. Particularly, the method comprises the steps of receiving discovery reference signal configuration information through an upper layer; blind-detecting at least one discovery reference signal on the basis of the configuration information; and transmitting/receiving a signal to/from a small cell corresponding to the detected at least one discovery signal and a serving cell, wherein the discovery reference signal configuration information includes information on a candidate parameter set of the discovery reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Yunjung Yi, Kijun Kim
  • Patent number: 9907087
    Abstract: A method for providing M2M data includes parameterizing M2M data subscriptions by parameters representing a data item to be subscribed, a required period, and a weight; determining, for all of the M2M data subscriptions, a schedule for retrieving data from a front end based on the importance of the data items such that when the actual period with which data updates for a data item can be provided is larger than the required period for the data item a penalty value is added to the weight; modifying the schedule based on the updated weights for retrieving data for the data items such that an overall penalty is minimized and/or an overall actuality of the cached data is maximized; and retrieving data items from the front end and caching the retrieved data from the front end by a back end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tobias Jacobs, Salvatore Longo
  • Patent number: 9900885
    Abstract: A method for receiving a downlink signal by an apparatus in a wireless mobile communication system, the method includes receiving common downlink control information including a resource indication value, RIV, wherein the RIV is mapped to a start index S and a length L of consecutive virtual resource blocks, VRBs; and receiving the downlink signal on the consecutive VRBs, wherein the start index, S, is an element of a first set {s: s=mG<?NVRB/G?·G} and the length, L, is an element of a second set {1:1=nG??NVRB/G?·G}, where m is an integer of 0 or higher, n is an integer of 1 or higher, NVRB is the number of VRBs in a downlink system bandwidth, and G is an integer of 2 or higher.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dong Youn Seo, Jung Hoon Lee, Ki Jun Kim, Joon Kui Ahn
  • Patent number: 9900928
    Abstract: A method in a User Equipment, UE, for managing an extended Discontinuous Reception, DRX, cycle mode. The UE is operating in a network and is in a Radio Resource Control, RRC, connected state. The UE enters (401) the extended DRX cycle mode when a first criterion is satisfied. The first criterion relates to anyone or more out of that the UE has not been scheduled by the network during a specific time duration, that the UE has completed a predefined or configured number of long DRX cycles when being in a long DRX cycle mode, that the UE has received an order from the network to enter to the extended DRX cycle mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mikael Wittberg, Anna Larmo, Walter Müller, Tuomas Tirronen, Emre Yavuz
  • Patent number: 9900881
    Abstract: Disclosed in some examples are methods, systems, and machine readable mediums which reuse existing LTE functionality to rapidly signal UEs on the availability of a LTE-U cell. Using these techniques the on/off operation can be in the order of a few milliseconds (ms). Several techniques are disclosed herein, including use of component carrier (CC) specific Discontinuous Reception (DRX) signaling, PDCCH signaling, DL assignment based signaling, Physical Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request Indicator Channel (PHICH) signaling, Beacon signaling, and the like.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Seunghee Han, Youn Hyoung Heo, Hong He, Jong-Kae Fwu, Hwan-Joon Kwon