Patents Examined by Alex Skripnikov
  • Patent number: 10321333
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods of beam switching are presented. A first beam switch message (BSM) is transmitted to a second device, the first BSM including a first instruction for switching beams. A reset state is selected from a plurality of reset states including a first state for the second device to disregard the first instruction and a second state for the second device to maintain execution of the first instruction. A second BSM is transmitted to the second device before the second device completes execution of the first instruction. The second BSM includes a second instruction for switching beams and indicating which reset state is selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sumeeth Nagaraja, Tao Luo, Ajay Gupta, Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Kaushik Chakraborty, Sony Akkarakaran, Vinod Viswanatha Menon
  • Patent number: 10321436
    Abstract: Methods, devices and systems for a wireless communication system using multiple-serving nodes are provided. In one embodiment, a method of wireless communication comprises sending from a wireless device an uplink control signal to a first node via a second node using a second communication link; receiving by said wireless device a downlink control signal from said first node using a first communication link; sending from said wireless device another uplink control signal to said second node using said second communication link; and receiving by said wireless device another downlink control signal from said second node via said first node using said first communication link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yi Yu, Rose Qingyang Hu, Zhijun Cai, James Earl Womack
  • Patent number: 10313978
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a communicator configured to perform communication with an external apparatus, a user interface configured to receive a user command, and a processor configured to, when an upload command to upload at least one content to the external apparatus is input, compute a time required to upload the at least one content to the external apparatus based on at least one parameter, determine whether an upload condition for uploading the at least one content satisfies a predetermined condition based on the computed time, control a time point for uploading the at least one content based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Panghal, Rana Prasad Sahu, Karthikeyan Subramaniam, Young-ki Hong, Jin-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10313955
    Abstract: A wireless relay receives a user network Identifier (ID) and a relay network ID. The wireless relay attaches to the relay network responsive to the relay network ID. The wireless relay broadcasts the user network ID and User Equipment (UEs) attach to the wireless relay responsive to the user network ID. The wireless relay exchanges user data with the UEs over user network carrier aggregation links. The wireless relay exchanges the user data with the relay network over relay network carrier aggregation links. Responsive to carrier aggregation loading, the wireless relay receives an instruction to terminate the user network carrier aggregation links, and the wireless relay terminates the user network carrier aggregation links. The wireless relay now exchanges the user data with the UEs over non-carrier aggregation links. The wireless relay continues to exchange the user data with the relay network over the relay network carrier aggregation links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth Oroskar, Jasinder Pal Singh
  • Patent number: 10314051
    Abstract: In a wireless system in which a base station provides a time division duplex (TDD) air interface having a TDD frame configuration, a method and system for controlling whether a user equipment device (UE) operates in a first mode in which the UE sets up and engages in voice call communication via the base station or rather operates in a second mode in which the UE tunes away from the base station to set up and engage in voice call communication via another base station, such as under a different air interface protocol. The method involves determining whether traffic demand for the air interface exceeds a threshold level, and if so, causing the UE to operate in the second mode rather than in the first mode. Further, the method involves setting the threshold level based on the TDD frame configuration of the air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Siddharth S. Oroskar, Jasinder P. Singh
  • Patent number: 10313831
    Abstract: A method for providing an extensible solution for discovery message size includes determining a capsule size at a layer one protocol of a user equipment operating in a cellular network. The capsule size is forwarded to a layer two protocol of the user equipment where it is adjusted to accommodate layer two overhead. The adjusted capsule size is then forwarded to a layer three protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Mazin Al-Shalash
  • Patent number: 10306545
    Abstract: A system and method for controlling aspects of network communications from a device to a network are provided. In particular, a method of initiating scans for a network by a communication device for a communication network is provided. The method comprises: monitoring for a first condition relating to a network scan for the communication network; and when the first condition relates to a receipt of at least one request to initiate the network scan and when at least the first condition is satisfied, identifying a first parameter for the network scan and configuring and initiating the network scan at the communication device for the communication network implementing the first parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Michael Peter Montemurro, Stephen McCann, Richard Howard Kennedy
  • Patent number: 10305774
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are methods, systems, and apparatuses for dynamically enhancing a first network bandwidth with bandwidth available in one or more other networks based on user bandwidth needs and network bandwidth availability. A gateway apparatus is disclosed that may monitor the user desired bandwidth, determine that the desired bandwidth is greater than a first threshold bandwidth (e.g., a first network digital subscriber line (DSL) service bandwidth), activate a connection to a second network (e.g., a Long Term Evolution (LTE) mobility network), derive the second network available bandwidth, and use at least a portion of the second network available bandwidth with the first network bandwidth to provide at least a portion of the desired bandwidth (e.g., improve user Internet speed).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Mobility II LLC
    Inventors: Alexander Viox, Iftekhar Alam, Ming-Ju Ho
  • Patent number: 10298498
    Abstract: The present disclosure pertains to systems and methods to identify high-priority traffic within a software defined network (“SDN”) and to route such traffic through physically distinct communication paths. Such routing may help to reduce network congestion faced by high-priority traffic and increase the reliability of transmission of such data. Certain embodiments may further be configured to generate a failover communication path that is physically distinct from a primary communication path. Still further, certain embodiments may be configured to suggest enhancements to a network that may improve a reliability criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Rhett Smith, Marc Ryan Berner, Josh Powers, David M. Buehler, Jason A. Dearien
  • Patent number: 10299219
    Abstract: A data transfer system, a method of data transfer and a corresponding transmitter and receiver are disclosed. A communication protocol between the transmitter and receiver is defined using a set of valid transmission states for communication from the transmitter to the receiver and a set of valid acknowledgement states for transmission from the receiver to the transmitter. A Hamming distance between patterns of zeroes, and between patterns of ones, in valid states of each of these sets is at least one and the transmitter is arranged to transition between a number of transmission states in response to the reception of an acknowledgement state from the receiver which matches a transmission state it has sent to the receiver on a request bus. A communication protocol which is robust across a multi-voltage and/or clock domain interface is thus provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: ARM Limited
    Inventor: David Walter Flynn
  • Patent number: 10292143
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and storage media for monitoring enhanced physical downlink control channel (EPDCCH)-physical resource block (PRB) sets are described. In embodiments, an apparatus may determine a control channel configuration that indicates one or more EPDCCH-PRB sets to be monitored in a desired subframe. The apparatus may determine a control channel configuration that indicates an EPDCCH to be monitored for one or more EPDCCH transmissions in a non-UE-specific search space (SS) in one or more subframes. The apparatus may determine a control channel configuration that indicates a non-UE-specific search space (SS) to monitor for EPDCCH transmissions using one or more aggregation levels. The apparatus may monitor the EPDCCH according to one or more of the control channel configurations. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Debdeep Chatterjee, Gang Xiong, Gi Wan Choi, Seunghee Han
  • Patent number: 10291579
    Abstract: There is provided a method for a network fault recovery. The method may be performed by a policy and charging rule function (PCRF) node and comprise: transmitting, to a traffic detection function (TDF), a first request for monitoring a session initiation protocol (SIP) based signal to be routed over a first internet protocol (IP) version based network, if a fault of the first IP version-based network is detected; receiving, from the TDF, a report indicating that the SIP based signal is detected; transmitting a first indication for initiating a IP connectivity access network (IP-CAN) session termination procedure to a packet data network gateway (P-GW). Here, the first indication may include a cause value indicating a reactivation is requested such that the P-GW enables a user equipment (UE) to perform a detach procedure and then a reattach procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Myungjune Youn, Jinsook Ryu, Hyunsook Kim, Laeyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10285130
    Abstract: Methods and systems of signal generation for an electronic device are provided. First, a posture or a motion of an electronic device is detected by at least one sensor. It is determined whether the electronic device continuously moves in a predefined interval. When the electronic device does not continuously move in the predefined interval, a signal is generated. When the electronic device continuously moves in the predefined interval, a delay time is determined, and a signal is generated after the delay time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NOODOE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Chieh Yang
  • Patent number: 10285200
    Abstract: An access point selects a channel access policy for an electronic device in a wireless local area network (WLAN). During operation, an interface circuit of the access point receives a channel access preference from the electronic device. The channel access preference includes: a multi-user trigger-based channel access technique, a single-user contention-based channel access technique, or both. The interface circuit selects the channel access policy for the electronic device based, at least in part, on the received channel access preference. The channel access policy can also be selected based at least in part on a communication performance metric associated with communication in the WLAN. The interface circuit communicates the selected channel access policy to the electronic device, which subsequently accesses a communication channel and communicates packets with the access point in accordance with the channel access policy.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Christiaan A. Hartman, Ashok Ranganath, Joonsuk Kim, Matthew L. Semersky, Oren Shani, Su Khiong Yong, Yong Liu
  • Patent number: 10284478
    Abstract: A packet processing device includes: a storage unit that holds an action table including actions that define processing contents of packets and a rule table including rules to search for actions to be applied to packets; a rule control unit that updates rules included in the rule table; and a packet processing unit that searches the action table for an action to be applied to a received packet using the rule table, processes the packet in accordance with the searched action, and accumulates a pointer with respect to the searched action, wherein the packet processing unit determines whether the rule table has been updated by the rule control unit after accumulation of the pointer and, if not updated, extracts an action to be applied to a received packet from the action table in accordance with the accumulated pointer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventor: Tomohisa Yokota
  • Patent number: 10285163
    Abstract: A mechanism is described herein for enhancing the radio coverage for a wireless device based on an exchange of uplink and downlink radio condition information, referred to as uplink and downlink Radio Coverage Category (RCC) values, between the wireless device and a network (e.g., a Radio Access Network (RAN) node, Core Network (CN) node) for use in data transmission (e.g., control plane related signaling or user plane related payload transmission).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Paul Schliwa-Bertling, Mårten Sundberg, John Walter Diachina, Nicklas Johansson
  • Patent number: 10277518
    Abstract: A network device organizes packets into various queues, in which the packets await processing. Queue management logic tracks how long certain packet(s), such as a designated marker packet, remain in a queue. Based thereon, the logic produces a measure of delay for the queue, referred to herein as the “queue delay.” Based on a comparison of the current queue delay to one or more thresholds, various associated delay-based actions may be performed, such as tagging and/or dropping packets departing from the queue, or preventing addition enqueues to the queue. In an embodiment, a queue may be expired based on the queue delay, and all packets dropped. In other embodiments, when a packet is dropped prior to enqueue into an assigned queue, copies of some or all of the packets already within the queue at the time the packet was dropped may be forwarded to a visibility component for analysis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Innovium, Inc.
    Inventors: William Brad Matthews, Puneet Agarwal, Ajit Kumar Jain
  • Patent number: 10278132
    Abstract: An electronic apparatus is provided. The electronic apparatus includes a communicator configured to perform communication with an external apparatus, a user interface configured to receive a user command, and a processor configured to, when an upload command to upload at least one content to the external apparatus is input, compute a time required to upload the at least one content to the external apparatus based on at least one parameter, determine whether an upload condition for uploading the at least one content satisfies a predetermined condition based on the computed time, control a time point for uploading the at least one content based on a result of the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Amit Panghal, Rana Prasad Sahu, Karthikeyan Subramaniam, Young-ki Hong, Jin-ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10278169
    Abstract: An access point including a memory; at least one network interface configured to interface over a network with one or more of a other access point and a user equipment (UE); and a processor configured to, establish, via the at least one interface, a virtual link with the UE based on the respective one of the at least one virtual address, and transfer the virtual link to the other access by transmitting a command to the other AP to set, after a time period, at least one network interface associated therewith to be addressable via the respective one of the at least one virtual address, and disassociating the at least one network interface and the respective one of at least one virtual address after the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: AIRTIES KABLOSUZ ILETISM SAN. VE DIS TIC. A.S.
    Inventors: Eren Soyak, Firat Birlik, Okan Palaz, Irfan Acar
  • Patent number: 10277416
    Abstract: A UE maintains continuity of reception of a service of interest that is available over eMBMS broadcast service and unicast. The UE receives the service of interest over eMBMS from a network within a first MBSFN area supporting the eMBMS broadcast service. The UE receives at least one MBSFN threshold from the network and at least one MBSFN measurement from the network. The UE switches from reception of the eMBMS broadcast from the first MBSFN area to one of reception through unicast or reception through a second MBSFN area supporting the eMBMS broadcast service, based on the at least one MBSFN threshold and the at least one MBSFN measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xipeng Zhu, Jun Wang, Xiaoxia Zhang