Patents Examined by Aixa A Guadalupe Cruz
  • Patent number: 10856120
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and software can be used to provide inter-vehicle data communications for multimedia content. In some aspects, a method is disclosed comprising: receiving, at a first vehicle, a multimedia content request message from a second vehicle, wherein the multimedia content request message indicates a target location at which multimedia content is requested; determining, a current location of the first vehicle; in response to determining that the current location matching the target location, generating the multimedia content; and transmitting, by the first vehicle, the multimedia content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Edward Snow Willis, Kristian Neil Spriggs, Sameh Ayoub
  • Patent number: 10855522
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for dual port storage device emulation. A switch is configured with a first virtual switch to provide a first computing device with access a first single port device through a first port and a second port. The switch is configured with a second virtual switch to provide a second computing device with access to a second single port device through a third port and a fourth port. In response to determining that the first computing device has experienced a failure, the first virtual switch and the second virtual switch are reconfigured to provide the second computing device with access to the first single port device through the second port and access to the second single port device through the fourth port. The first computing device is disconnected from accessing the first single port device through the first virtual switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: NetApp Inc.
    Inventors: William Leo Rollins, Daniel John Kolor
  • Patent number: 10833885
    Abstract: A system and method for efficiently creating multicast groups is disclosed. The system includes a gateway controller, that receives a multicast request from a client. The gateway controller parses the request from the client and identifies the set of the desired destination nodes. The gateway controller then determines whether an existing multicast group matches this set. If not, the gateway controller creates a new multicast group, preferably by modifying an existing multicast group by adding new destination nodes to that group. This is an efficient way to create multicast groups, as it increases the number of nodes reacting simultaneously to multicast messages when creating multicast groups, and minimizes the number of messages that are required to synchronize the nodes to the new multicast group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Silicon Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Anders Lynge Esbensen, Karoline Malmkjær, Jakob Buron
  • Patent number: 10826576
    Abstract: A method and system for controlling application of MU-MIMO. The disclosure provides for considering a device's rate of change of RF conditions as a basis to decide whether to provide the device with MU-MIMO service. For instance, a base station could determine which of the base station's served devices each have threshold low rate of change of RF conditions. And on at least that basis, the base station could select each such device to receive MU-MIMO service. Or faced with a choice between devices to receive MU-MIMO service, the base station could compare the devices' rates of change of RF conditions and could select the devices that have lower rate of change of RF conditions to receive MU-MIMO service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Sreekar Marupaduga, Rajveen Narendran
  • Patent number: 10812629
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, and methods are described for wireless communications. A base station and wireless device may communicate capability information associated with a wireless device. The base station may communicate a radio resource control message comprising an Ethernet header compression parameter. The wireless device may send, based on the capability information and the Ethernet header compression parameter, an Ethernet frame comprising a compressed Ethernet header.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Kyungmin Park, Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Weihua Qiao, Peyman Talebi Fard, Alireza Babaei, Hyoungsuk Jeon, Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10813123
    Abstract: One embodiment of a modification of a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) operation triggered by a terminal in a wireless communication system may be a single hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) process according to a plurality of SPS configurations. In other words, an eNodeB (eNB) can provide, to a UE, the plurality of SPS configurations covering a variety of message sizes. Another embodiment of a modification of an SPS operation triggered by a terminal may be a negative acknowledgement (NACK) with respect to a single HARQ process according to a plurality of SPS configurations and an SPS resource grant. In other words, an eNB provides, to a UE, the plurality of SPS configurations covering a dynamic reconfiguration of a message generation period, and whenever a specific SPS resource grant is not used for transmission, the terminal can transmit the NACK with respect to the SPS resource grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Hanbyul Seo, Myoungseob Kim, Seungmin Lee, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10805169
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application disclose a topology determining method used by an OFC to determine a complete topology structure of a hybrid SDN-IP network. The method includes: receiving, by an OFC, a first message forwarded by a first OFS; determining information about a link from the first TS to the first OFS based on the first message; sending a second message to the first OFS, and instructing the first OFS to forward the second message on the first port; sending a third message to the first OFS; receiving a first response message, where the first response message carries the MIB information of the first TS; and obtaining the information about the link from the first OFS to the first TS and information about a link from a second TS to the first TS based on the MIB information of the first TS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Xiuli Zheng, Jiao Wang
  • Patent number: 10798619
    Abstract: A method of supporting a Handover (HO) by a master evolved Node B (eNB) in a wireless communication system supporting dual connectivity of a User Equipment (UE) for the master eNB and a slave eNB is provided. The method includes when an HO of the UE to the slave eNB is determined, transmitting an HO request message to a target slave eNB, when a HO Ack message is received from the target slave eNB, transmitting an HO trigger request message including identification information of the target slave eNB to a source slave eNB, and when a resource release message is received from the target slave eNB, transmitting an HO success indicator to the source slave eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anshuman Nigam, Jungsoo Jung, Jungmin Moon, Sunheui Ryoo, Sungjin Lee
  • Patent number: 10791483
    Abstract: Handover failure modes are identified by logging information associated with at least one of a handover failure or a radio link failure. The information identifies whether or not a user equipment was engaged in an exchange of at least one of data traffic or control traffic with a network at the time that the handover failure or radio link failure occurred. The information is stored in a non-transitory computer-readable medium, and the information is reported to the network. The information is reported using a radio link failure or connection failure information signaling message. The severity of the handover failure or radio link failure is evaluated based upon the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 19, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jari Petteri Lunden, Elena Virtej, Lars Dalsgaard, Esa Mikael Malkamaki, Ilkka Keskitalo, Jarkko Tuomo Koskela, Jussi-Pekka Koskinen
  • Patent number: 10778396
    Abstract: This specification discloses a method for transmitting a demodulation reference signal (DMRS) in a wireless communication system supporting NB (Narrow-Band)-IoT (Internet of Things), the method performed by a User Equipment (UE) including generating a reference signal sequence used for demodulation; mapping the reference signal sequence to at least one symbol; and transmitting the demodulation reference signal (DMRS) to a base station through a single subcarrier in the at least one symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seunggye Hwang, Yunjung Yi, Kijun Kim, Bonghoe Kim
  • Patent number: 10778506
    Abstract: An example operation may include a method, comprising one or more of: receiving a stop request from a VNFM, retrieving a last peer operational state from a heartbeat history datastore, staying in active state when the last peer operational state is not standby, sending a remaining check points message to a peer VNFCI when the last peer operational state is standby, sending a first heartbeat message to the peer VNFCI with an operational state of active and a desired operational state of shutdown, receiving, at the peer VNFCI, the first heartbeat message; sending a second heartbeat message to the VNFCI, determining an operational state of the VNFCI when the second heartbeat message is received from the peer VNFCI, staying in active state when the operational state in the second heartbeat message is activating, transitioning the VNFCI to a deactivating state, stopping accepting service traffic at the VNFCI, and transitioning to shutdown state at the VNFCI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: OPEN INVENTION NETWORK LLC
    Inventor: Keith William Melkild
  • Patent number: 10779354
    Abstract: A communication method according to an embodiment comprises: notifying, by a base station, a radio terminal of a discontinuous reception (DRX) cycle; notifying, by a Mobility Management Entity (MME), the radio terminal of an extended DRX cycle longer than the DRX cycle; determining, by the radio terminal, whether or not the base station supports an extend DRX; using, by the radio terminal, the extended DRX cycle to execute an extended DRX operation in an idle mode, in response to determining that the base station supports the extend DRX; and using, by the radio terminal, the DRX cycle to execute a DRX operation without using the extended DRX cycle, in response to determining that the base station does not support the extend DRX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Yushi Nagasaka, Masato Fujishiro, Kugo Morita, Hiroyuki Adachi, Fangwei Tong, Shingo Katagiri, Chiharu Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Urabayashi, Naohisa Matsumoto, Katsuhiro Mitsui
  • Patent number: 10771206
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure provide a method and apparatus for performing fractional subframe transmission. The method may comprise: in response to detecting that a channel becomes available, determining a target position from at least one potential position predefined in a subframe; and performing the fractional subframe transmission from the target position.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Lei Jiang, Hongmei Liu, Gang Wang, Zhennian Sun, Chuangxin Jiang
  • Patent number: 10757638
    Abstract: This disclosure provides systems, methods, and apparatus, including computer programs encoded on computer-readable media, for advertising operating channels that are being operated in an unlicensed frequency band. One or more access points (APs) may transmit discovery information on a dedicated discovery channel for the unlicensed frequency band. The discovery information may indicate at least one operating channel that is being used by an AP for providing wireless access. The discovery information also may include other information useful for a station (STA) to discover APs, operating channels, and operating parameters. The STA may monitor the dedicated discovery channel to obtain the discovery information without conducting an active scanning or passive scanning procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Abhishek Pramod Patil, Yan Zhou, Venkata Ramanan Venkatachalam Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 10756946
    Abstract: Methods performed by a wireless device operating in a dormant mode comprise performing a measurement on each of a plurality of resources from a predetermined set of resources or demodulating and decoding information from each of a plurality of resources from a predetermined set of resources, such as a set of beams. The methods further include evaluating the measurement or the demodulated and decoded information for each of the plurality of resources against a predetermined criterion, and then discontinuing the performing and evaluating of measurements, or discontinuing the demodulating and decoding and evaluation of information, in response to determining that the predetermined criterion is met, such that one or more resources in the predetermined set of resources are neither measured nor demodulated and decoded. The methods further comprise deactivating receiver circuitry, further in response to determining that the predetermined criterion is met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Bo Lincoln, Robert Baldemair, Martin Hessler, Eleftherios Karipidis, Torgny Palenius, Eliane Semaan
  • Patent number: 10757016
    Abstract: A method of distributing and aggregating resource data, such as transmission capacity. First, for each edge node in the domain a respective spanning tree is constructed that connects said edge node to ail other edge nodes and that identifies for each node other than said edge node in said tree a single upstream neighbour node and zero or more downstream neighbour nodes. Second, any node that has a change in resource data in connection with a particular spanning tree it is a member of, such as the transmission capacity increase or decreases, will send a message to update each of its upstream and downstream neighbour in that spanning tree on said change. Third, each such neighbour will calculate impact of said change to its own resource data and will send a message to update each of its upstream and downstream neighbour in that spanning tree on said impact.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: FAIRFLOW TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: John De Graaff
  • Patent number: 10728078
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus for transmitting/receiving a downlink signal in a wireless communication system are provided. Carrier information about a second carrier that is different from a first carrier can be transmitted on the first carrier. Downlink data for UE can be transmitted on the second carrier based on the carrier information. The first carrier is a carrier having a synchronisation signal and a physical broadcast channel, and the second carrier can be a carrier without any synchronisation signals or physical broadcast channels. The first carrier can be operated on a single resource block in a guard frequency that is used in the wireless communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunsun Kim, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10721313
    Abstract: A method for processing a service request in a wireless communication system, according to one embodiment of the present invention, is performed by a reception device and comprises the steps of: receiving, from a source device, a retrieve request for a resource corresponding to the service satisfying a filter condition; if a target of the retrieve request is an application resource indicating a specific device, searching for a resource satisfying the filter condition included in the retrieve request; if the resource satisfying the filter condition is not present in the reception device, checking whether the filter condition included in the retrieve request includes at least one new resource creation request indicator corresponding to the service, transmitting a request including the filter condition and an identifier of the source device to the specific device; and receiving a response to the request from the specific device, wherein if the specific device successfully generates at least one new resource sati
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seungmyeong Jeong, Seongyun Kim, Dongjoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10721747
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication device includes a transmitter configured to transmit a first field containing information to identify a plurality of wireless communication terminals, and configured to multiplex and transmit a plurality of second fields in each of which a first frame containing an address of any of the wireless communication terminals is set; and a controller configured to determine, for the first frames, values pertaining to lengths of durations to suppress access to a wireless medium to the wireless communication terminal having an address different from the address contained in each of the first frames. The transmitter is configured to set the values in the first frames, the second fields, or the first field. The controller is configured to determine the values so that the durations have an end at an identical time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Tomoko Adachi, Ryoko Matsuo, Tomoya Tandai, Hiroki Mori, Kentaro Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10715383
    Abstract: A method is provided that uses a consistent hashing technique to dispatch incoming packets in a stable system prior to adding of a node. The method uses a hash table and assigns hash buckets in the table to each network node. A set of fields in each incoming packet is hashed and is used to identify the corresponding hash bucket. The packets are then dispatched to the network nodes based on the nodes' hash buckets. During an observation period, the method identifies the ongoing sessions by creating a bit vector table that is used to identify the old and new sessions during a re-dispatching period. The method uses the consistent hashing method and the probabilistic method dispatch the incoming packets such that each packet that belongs to an old session is dispatched to the same old node that has been processing the other packets of the session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Xinhua Hong, Jayant Jain, Mohan Parthasarathy, Anirban Sengupta