Patents Examined by Ahmed Elallam
  • Patent number: 11129051
    Abstract: A cellular telecommunication system comprises a radio access part comprising a plurality of base stations that can be offset by wireless connection, as well as a core network part comprising quality-of-service policy control equipment connected via a first connection to a gateway via which radio bearers are set up. Proxy equipment: intercepts, on said first connection, each session establishment or session update message; when the intercepted message does not concern a radio bearer involving a base station offset by wireless connection, propagates the message to its destination. Otherwise the proxy equipment: determines a remaining bandwidth via said wireless connection; when the remaining bandwidth covers a bandwidth requirement expressed in the intercepted message, propagates the message to its destination; and otherwise modifies the message by indicating a bandwidth requirement of no more than the remaining bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE SAS
    Inventors: Jean-Marc Montenot, Franck Scholler, Franck Cibaud
  • Patent number: 11122447
    Abstract: Among other things, a communication system comprising at least one remote unit and at least one controller is described. The at least one remote unit exchanges radio frequency (RF) signals with mobile devices. Each RF signal comprises information destined for, or originating from, at least one of the mobile devices. The at least one controller is communicatively coupled to the at least one remote unit. All physical layer processing for an air interface is implemented in the at least one remote unit. All Media Access Control (MAC) layer processing for the air interface is implemented in the at least one controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Vedat Eyuboglu, Arthur J. Barabell
  • Patent number: 11121813
    Abstract: A method performed by an AP may comprise transmitting a MU-HE-PPDU, on a first 20 MHz channel and a second 20 MHz channel, to a plurality of STAs. The MU-HE-PPDU may comprise an HE-SIG-A portion carried on the first 20 MHz channel and the second 20 MHz channel. The MU-HE-PPDU may comprise a first HE-SIG-B portion carried on the first 20 MHz channel and a second HE-SIG-B portion carried on the second 20 MHz channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Hanqing Lou, Oghenekome Oteri, Rui Yang, Robert L. Olesen, Guodong Zhang
  • Patent number: 11115937
    Abstract: Wireless communications are described. A wireless device may determine a first transmission power for a first signal and a second transmission power for a second signal. The wireless device may reduce signal transmission power of one or more of the first signal or the second signal, based on a calculated power value exceeding an allowable transmission power. The wireless device may reduce the signal transmission power during an overlap period or a non-overlap period, based on a duration of an overlap of the first signal with the second signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 7, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11108893
    Abstract: A field device includes components to communicate with a control and/or asset management system of a process control system or with other field devices using any of several different communication protocols such as several different internet protocol (IP) protocols. This architecture allows for a single version of a field device to be provided in automation or plant control systems that use any of these communication protocols, thus saving on inventory and product development costs. Moreover, the multi-protocol field device or a system using the multi-protocol field device can manage the asset (read and write parameterized data from and to the asset) using one protocol while at the same time communicating real-time process/factory automation information using a second and different protocol. Moreover, the field device may be able to communicate to other devices including other field devices and host devices using both of these protocols or other protocols for different purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: FISHER-ROSEMOUNT SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Zielinski, Donald R. Lattimer
  • Patent number: 11102663
    Abstract: Among other things, a communication system comprising at least one remote unit and at least one controller is described. The at least one remote unit exchanges radio frequency (RF) signals with mobile devices. Each RF signal comprises information destined for, or originating from, one of the mobile devices. The controller is communicatively coupled to the at least one remote unit and comprises a real-time scheduler for assigning airlink resources to the mobile devices for the information. The at least one controller and the at least one remote unit are configured so that the physical layer functions for an air interface are split between the controller and the at least one remote unit. The at least one controller and the at least one remote unit are configured so that the split of the physical layer functions for at least some of a first channel of the air interface differs from the split of the physical layer functions for a second channel of the air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Vedat Eyuboglu, Arthur J. Barabell
  • Patent number: 11102800
    Abstract: The method includes determining a time interval during which at least one other user equipment is to transmit a data transmission; generating a scheduling signal indicative of the data transmission; and transmitting the scheduling signal during the determined time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2021
    Assignee: NOKIA TECHNOLOGIES OY
    Inventors: Torsten Wildschek, Matthew Baker
  • Patent number: 11088786
    Abstract: The present application describes a data processing method used for implementing data transmission between multiple carriers and a HARQ entity. A terminal receives mapping relationship information sent from a base station, where the mapping relationship information is used to indicate a mapping relationship between a HARQ entity of the terminal and a frequency resource configured by the base station for the terminal. The terminal determines the frequency resource. The terminal determines a HARQ entity corresponding to the frequency resource according to the mapping relationship information and processes a HARQ data block transmitted on the frequency resource by using the HARQ entity. Therefore, carrier communication channels for real-time transmission between the base station and the terminal are increased, to improve transmission efficiency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qinghai Zeng, Yi Guo
  • Patent number: 11082916
    Abstract: Described herein is a gateway for sensor data forwarding, including first communication circuitry adapted to receive sensor data from at least one sensor data source, processing circuitry connected to the first communication circuitry and adapted to collect and buffer the sensor data and to execute programs, which map a communication protocol, second communication circuitry connected to the processing circuitry and arranged for transmitting the collected and buffered sensor data, wherein the processing circuitry is arranged to switch on the second communication circuitry for transmitting the collected data and to switch the second communication circuitry off after transmitting the collected data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: VEGA GRIESHABER KG
    Inventors: Roland Welle, Joerg Boersig
  • Patent number: 11076317
    Abstract: A master RAN node (1) sends, to a control plane function (5) in a core network (4), a modification request for modification of a first PDU session already established between a radio terminal (3) and a user plane function (6) in the core network (4). The modification request implicitly or explicitly indicates that PDU session split is needed for the first PDU session. The modification request causes the control plane function (5) to control the user plane function (6) to move a specific one or more QoS flows of a plurality of QoS flows associated with the first PDU session from a first tunnel between the user plane function (6) and the master RAN node (1) to a second tunnel between the user plane function (6) and a secondary RAN node (2). This contributes, for example, to implementing PDU session split in a radio communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 11070272
    Abstract: A method performed by a radio device 6 for Channel State Information (CSI) feedback in a communication system 1 comprising a Radio Access Network (RAN) node 3 comprises receiving, from the RAN node, information about a CSI Reference Signal (RS) resource, a first CSI type and a second CSI type for feedback. The method also comprises receiving, from the RAN node, a CSI feedback request for CSI measurement and feedback of the first CSI type or the second CSI type. The method also comprises measuring CSI of the indicated type based on signals received on the CSI-RS resource. The method also comprises sending, to the RAN node, a CSI report of the requested CSI type. A corresponding method in a RAN node is furthermore presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 20, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Shiwei Gao, Robert Mark Harrison, Siva Muruganathan, Mattias Frenne, Stephen Grant
  • Patent number: 11044758
    Abstract: An operation method for a communication node transmitting system information in a communication network is an operation method for a base station which transmits system information in a communication network, and includes: configuring information on a request time when system information is requested and a transmission time when the system information is transmitted in a communication network; transmitting a message including the configured information on the request time and the transmission time by using a broadcast-based method; receiving, from at least one user equipment included in the communication network, a message requesting the system information on the basis of the request time; and transmitting a message including the system information to the at least one user equipment on the basis of the transmission time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 22, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Lee, Min Hyun Kim, Ji Hyung Kim, Cheul Soon Kim, Sung Hyun Moon, Ju Ho Park, Jun Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 11039337
    Abstract: [Object] To set a minimum unit of a transmission time in communication via wireless communication in a further preferred form in accordance with conditions. [Solution] An apparatus including: a communication unit that performs wireless communication; and a control unit that decides a minimum unit of a transmission time in communication via the wireless communication on a basis of a first processing time that is decided in accordance with a terminal apparatus and a second processing time that is decided in accordance with a communication environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 15, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Atsushi Yoshizawa
  • Patent number: 11026202
    Abstract: A system and method of synchronizing a mesh network comprising a plurality of nodes are provided. The method may include sensing and transmitting, by a first subset of the plurality nodes, temperature values of the first subset nodes; receiving, by at least one back-end unit, from the first subset nodes, the temperature values of the first subset nodes; determining, by the at least one back-end unit, for a second subset of the plurality of nodes including all the first subset nodes, respective ambient-related clock drift values, based on the temperature values of the first subset nodes and an inter-node data; transmitting, by the at least one back-end unit, the respective ambient-related clock drift values to the second subset nodes; and determining, by the second subset nodes, ambient-related time offset values between each respective two nodes of the second subset, based on the respective nodes' ambient-related clock drift values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: CONNECTED INTELLIGENCE SYSTEMS LTD.
    Inventor: Ido Gazit
  • Patent number: 11019569
    Abstract: Embodiments provide techniques for device power management in wireless networks. For instance, an apparatus may include a power management module, and a transceiver module. The power management module determines a beacon interval and a wakeup interval. The transceiver module to send a transmission to one or more remote devices that includes the beacon interval and the wakeup interval. The beacon interval indicates a time interval between consecutive beacon transmissions of the apparatus, and the wakeup interval indicates a time interval between when the apparatus receives two consecutive beacons from a peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Xiaohong Gong, Jesse Walker
  • Patent number: 11012923
    Abstract: During a communication technique, an access point provides a message that includes one or more public land mobile network identifiers of one or more cellular-telephone networks that are supported by the access point. Then, an electronic device, which received the message, provides a candidate list specifying one or more access points that support communication with a cellular telephone network to a radio node that is associated with this cellular-telephone network. By communicating with a wireless-local-area-network (WLAN) controller, the radio node validates the one or more access points, and selects a target access point based on performance feedback from the WLAN controller. Next, the radio node instructs the electronic device to associate with the target access point. Moreover, the radio node and the target access point establish a secure-communication pathway, which allows the radio node to communicate data to the electronic device via the access point using an LTE Wi-Fi aggregation protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Steve A. Martin, Henry H. Tzeng, Sudhakar Padala, Ron Mok, Shailender Potharaju, Stuart Kerry, Sandip C. Patel
  • Patent number: 11006370
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses an uplink power control method, a device and a system. A terminal device may first determine a target downlink signal for performing a downlink path loss estimation, perform the downlink path loss estimation based on the determined target downlink signal to obtain a downlink path loss estimate, then can determine transmitting power of an uplink signal according to the downlink path loss estimate, and transmit the uplink signal according to the determined transmitting power, thereby implementing uplink power control in a beamforming scenario, and improving the system performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Hai Tang
  • Patent number: 10999834
    Abstract: Layer 2 refers to the Data Link layer of the commonly-referenced multilayered communication model, Open Systems Interconnection (OSI). The Data Link layer is concerned with moving data across the physical links in the network. Embodiments of the invention provide a Layer 2 and management modification to provide and maintain an accurate network map. Embodiments of the invention modify Layer 2 functionality to work with a multi-AP system without central management or with central management, and modify management frames to quickly update the network map when the client roams or when topology changes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peiman Amini, Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel
  • Patent number: 10993183
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may identify that data is available to be transmitted to a user equipment (UE) that is operating in a discontinuous reception mode. The base station may transmit, based at least in part on identifying that the data is available to be transmitted to the UE, a wakeup message to the UE using a first transmit beam. The base station may initiate a beam management procedure based at least in part on identifying that the data is available to be transmitted to the UE, to identify a second transmit beam for the base station to use to transmit the available data to the UE, wherein the second transmit beam comprises a narrower beam width than the first transmit beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Jianghong Luo, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Ashwin Sampath, Sundar Subramanian
  • Patent number: 10966221
    Abstract: In some example embodiments there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a user equipment, configuration information, wherein the configuration information at least configures the user equipment for wireless local area network aggregation with cellular; and dividing, based on the received configuration, packet transmission between a cellular transceiver and a wireless local area network transceiver. Related systems, methods, and articles of manufacture are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Jarkko Koskela