Patents Examined by Alpus H. Hsu
  • Patent number: 10142218
    Abstract: A physical host executes a virtual machine monitor (VMM) that instantiates a source virtual machine (VM). In response to the VMM receiving from the source VM a packet specifying a first destination address of a destination VM and a second destination address of a default gateway, the VMM determines whether the packet can be communicated to the destination VM without the packet being routed by the default gateway. In response to the VMM determining that the packet can be communicated to the destination VM without the packet being routed by the default gateway, the VMM forwards the packet to the destination VM such that the packet bypasses routing by the default gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2011
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Robert Cowart, David Hadas, Daniel J. Martin, Bruce Ratcliff, Renato Recio
  • Patent number: 10129412
    Abstract: A system, apparatus, and methods are provided for establishing and supporting a VOIP (Voice Over Internet Protocol) call from one computing/communication device to another. The system receives a call offer from a caller, forwards it to the callee, and identifies to each party multiple candidate relay entities for relaying their digitized voice communications. Each device binds with one or all relays, and either or both of them select one of the relays to use in a relay mode of operation of the call, if necessary. One or more of the relays inform the devices of their external network addresses, and each device passes its (internal and external) addresses to each other, through the system. The devices attempt to establish a direct connection to conduct their call in a peer-to-peer mode of operation, but may dynamically switch between peer-to-peer and relay modes as necessary.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: WHATSAPP INC.
    Inventors: Manpreet Singh, Ehren A. Kret, Erik James Reed, Michael B. Donohue
  • Patent number: 10117210
    Abstract: A base station forms a wireless communication area in a radio access network, and a radio device transmits a connection request to the base station. The radio device sets a specific signal sequence in the connection request. The base station stores an attach request for registering a radio device in the radio access network, and receives the connection request including the specific signal sequence from the radio device located in the wireless communication area. In response to the detection of the specific signal sequence, the base station transmits the attach request to a higher-level network node before receiving, from the radio device, another attach request that is scheduled to be received after the detection of the specific signal sequence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Masaru Mori
  • Patent number: 10098208
    Abstract: A load control system may include a load control device for providing power to an electrical load and a control device that may send instructions to the load control device for providing the power to the electrical load. The control device may communicate with the load control device using a link address assigned to the load control device. The load control device may provide power to the electrical load in a manner that causes the electrical load to indicate the link address assigned to the load control device. The link address may be identified by a user or a user device. The identified link address may be associated with a load control device identifier that may identify a physical location of a load control device that is assigned the link address. A user may control a load control device at a physical location by sending instructions via the link address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Lutron Electronics Co., Inc.
    Inventors: Rupesh Gajurel, Sandeep Mudabail Raghuram, Rhodes B. Baker, Brian Michael Courtney
  • Patent number: 10085294
    Abstract: A client device and a host device may create a local connection for providing wide area network access, such as Internet access, to the client device. In some embodiments, the client device may have limited network capabilities and may not be able to access the Internet without the host device. The client device may provide its speed and direction in a message to potential host devices. A host device may calculate a suitability metric, based on the speed and direction of the client as well as connection properties of the networks, which indicates an ability for the host device to connect the client device to the Internet. The host device may provide the suitability metric within a connection request to the client device. Based on the suitability metric and/or other factors, the client device and the host device may establish the local connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Paul V. Flynn, Dennis Mathews, Ajoy K. Singh, Wen Zhao, Yong Liu, Syed Aon Mujtaba, Sriram Hariharan, Matthew L. Semersky
  • Patent number: 10084678
    Abstract: A system, computer-implemented method and computer program performs heartbeat messaging for managing connections for data communications. In one example method, an indication of a problem associated with a connection for data communication in a computing system or network is received. In response to receiving the indication, a heartbeat message is sent over the connection. The method monitors for a heartbeat response to the heartbeat message within a predefined heartbeat time interval. If a heartbeat response is received within the predefined heartbeat time interval, the method determines that the indication of a problem associated with the connection is invalid. If a heartbeat response is not received within the predefined heartbeat time interval, the method determines that the indication of a problem associated with the connection is valid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Michael D. Brooks, Alan Hollingshead, Julian C. Horn, Philip I. Wakelin
  • Patent number: 10084705
    Abstract: The communication of a network message from a first network node in a particular location to a second network node in a manner that the second network node determines that the network message was processed the network message in the particular location. For instance, the particular location might be a geographic location or a network topographical location. The proof of location is accomplished by using a signed proof of location included by the first network node within the network message. The network message is then received by the second network entity. The second network entity then uses the signed proof of location data structure as input to a process that determines that the network message was processed at least based on the signed proof of location data structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Stephen T. Dispensa, Hervey Wilson
  • Patent number: 10079890
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically establishing an adhoc network amongst plurality of communication devices in a beyond audible frequency range is disclosed. The system comprises a first communication device to transmit a quantity of data to a second communication device. The first communication device comprises of an input capturing module to receive the quantity of data from a broadcaster in a format and converts the quantity of data received into a quantity of modulated data, an identity generating module to generate a temporary identity for a broadcasting user. The second communication device then receives the data broadcasted from the first communication device and determines a probabilistic confidence level of the quantity of modulated data. A transreceiver implemented in the first communication device and second communication device transmits and receives the quantity of data in conjugation with the temporary identity within a predefined proximity of each device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: TATA CONSULTANCY SERVICES LIMITED
    Inventors: Aniruddha Sinha, Arpan Pal, Dhiman Chattopadhyay
  • Patent number: 10075545
    Abstract: Provided is an apparatus for managing zone presence, which manages presence information of a zone including a plurality of wireless access points, including: a presence managing unit receiving a subscription request from an application server and determining whether user terminal access information received from at least any one among the plurality of wireless access points corresponds to the subscription request; and an API processing unit providing the presence information to the application server when the user terminal access information corresponds to the subscription request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Sun Hwan Lim, Chang Sup Keum, Hyun Kyung Yoo, Jong Choul Yim, Ki Sook Chung
  • Patent number: 10075255
    Abstract: A method and system for allocating PDCCH resources in a wireless communication system are disclosed. According to one aspect, a method includes detecting at a first base station a condition of inter-cell interference, ICI, between a first cell and a neighboring cell, indicating that the first cell is in a coordination need state. The method includes generating at the first base station serving the first cell a request to lower a first PDCCH load of the neighboring cell to reduce the ICI between the first cell and the neighboring cell, a PDCCH load of a cell being defined as a ratio of used resource elements to total available resource elements within the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Shiguang Guo, Hong Ren
  • Patent number: 10075986
    Abstract: Disclosed is a system and a methodology enabling a first provider party to provide to a second recipient party software and services to enable the recipient party to embed in an Internet e-mail of the recipient party directed to an addressee, an HTML hyperlink file which includes a telecommunication initiating trigger, sending the e-mail to the addressee via the Internet, the addressee upon receiving the e-mail actuating the hyperlink via its trigger and, responsive to the trigger actuation, connecting the addressee via the Internet to a web page located on an Internet server, wherein the web page includes a request for a telephone number of the addressee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: FOCAL IP, LLC
    Inventors: Alfredo Jose Narain, German Angel, Michael Anthony Wilson
  • Patent number: 10064230
    Abstract: A device configured to communicate on a first and at least one second band, the first band being reserved for communication using a specific communication standard, the second band being accessible for communication using different communication standards. The device is configured to request communication resources in the second band from a second device using a first type of request to obtain access to the resources in competition with other requests of the first type issued from other devices; allocate the resources in the second band for communication upon receipt of a resource allocation confirmation from the second device; and communicate using at least a part of the allocated resources in the second band conformant to the specific communication standard applied for communication on the first band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2011
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Chunyan Gao, Wei Bai, Haiming Wang, Wei Hong, Na Wei
  • Patent number: 10057192
    Abstract: An information processing system includes a switch device including a plurality of ports; and a control device configured to: specify a flow in which a transmission port is to be changed among the plurality of flows, and a transmission port after the change, by referring to load distribution information that associates flow information and port information with each other and statistics information indicating use rates of the ports, and transmit a changing instruction packet including information of the specified flow and the port after the change, for instructing the switch device to change the transmission port to the switch device, wherein the switch device is configured to update information in header information, which each of the series of packets included in the specified flow includes, so as to become information with which the port after the change is selected, when the changing instruction packet is received from the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Yukihiro Nakagawa
  • Patent number: 10050759
    Abstract: A mobile station (MS) receives, from a base station (BS), information which is used to assign a PUSCH resource; transmits uplink control information using a single PUCCH resource in case that the PUSCH resource is not assigned and a plurality of PUCCH resources is assigned; transmits the uplink control information using the PUSCH resource assigned on a first uplink component carrier (UCC) in case that the PUSCH resource is assigned on the first UCC, the first UCC is used for transmitting the uplink control information using the single PUCCH resource in case that the PUSCH resource is not assigned and the plurality of PUCCH resources is assigned; and receives the uplink control information using the PUSCH resource assigned on a second UCC in case that the PUSCH resource is not assigned on the first UCC but the PUSCH resource is assigned on the second UCC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Tatsushi Aiba, Shohei Yamada, Shoichi Suzuki
  • Patent number: 10038597
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a system that includes a set of network controllers for receiving definitions of first and second logical switching elements. The system includes several managed switching elements. The set of network controllers configure the several managed switching elements to implement the defined first and second logical switching elements. The system includes several network hosts that are each (1) communicatively coupled to one of the several managed switching elements and (2) associated with one of the first and second logical switching elements. Network data communicated between network hosts associated with the first logical switching element are isolated from network data communicated between network hosts associated with the second logical switching element.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Martin Casado, Keith E. Amidon, Teemu Koponen, W. Andrew Lambeth
  • Patent number: 10033508
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a white space device (WSD) of a secondary wireless network, and to a related method for transmitting a first signal on a channel available for secondary usage allocated to a primary wireless system. The method in the WSD comprises determining (410) a further channel used by the primary wireless system, that would be interfered by a transmission of the first signal on the channel available for secondary usage, retrieving (420) signal information associated with the determined further channel from the primary wireless system, transmitting (430) the first signal on the channel available for secondary usage, and transmitting (440) a second signal on the determined further channel based on the retrieved signal information, simultaneously with the first signal on the channel available for secondary usage* such that an interference generated in the primary wireless system by the first signal transmission is compensated for by the second signal transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Tim Irnich, Jonas Kronander, Yngve Selén
  • Patent number: 10028250
    Abstract: A method in a wireless communication terminal includes receiving configuration signaling for transmitting on a first set of radio resources wherein transmitting only on the first set of radio resources leads to a time-domain periodic repetitive pattern of transmissions from the terminal in a transmission interval that causes interference to a companion device communicably coupled to the wireless communication terminal. The terminals selects a second set of radio resources for transmitting on in the transmission interval such that transmissions on a combination of the second set of radio resources and the first set of radio resources does not lead to a periodic repetitive pattern of transmissions from the terminal in the transmission interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2011
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Ravikiran Nory, Ravi Kuchibhotla, Robert T. Love, Vijay Nangia, Kenneth A. Stewart
  • Patent number: 10021704
    Abstract: According to certain embodiments, methods and systems for toggling transmission parameters in a heterogeneous network to achieve a target block error rate by a network node may include obtaining a signal-to-noise ratio (SINR) estimate from channel quality information for a downlink between a network node and a wireless device. For each of a first code word and a second code word to be transmitted on the downlink, a block error rate estimate may be obtained based on the SINR estimate. The network node may then determine at least one expected SINR for the first code word and the second code word. The at least one expected SINR may be determined as a function of the SINR estimate and the block error rate estimate. Based on the at least one expected SINR for the first code word and the second code word, a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) for obtaining a target block error rate may be selected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Chandra Sekhar Bontu, Jianguo Long, Xixian Chen
  • Patent number: 10015760
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus which allow a wireless terminal (302) to simultaneously maintain connections with multiple base stations (304, 306) are described. Each wireless terminal (302) is capable of supporting multiple separate timing and/or other control loops one, for each base station connection thereby allowing the connections to operate independently and in parallel. Different control signals and/or data are transmitted on each connection that is established with a base station (302, 306). In this manner base stations (302, 306) receive different data allowing for asynchronous data transmission. The data received by the base stations (302, 306) can be supplied to a wired asynchronous network (308) without the need to combine the received data prior to supplying it to the wired network (308). The communications techniques of the invention can be used to implement soft handoffs without the need to duplicate data transmissions to multiple base stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Rajiv Laroia, Junyi Li, M. Scott Corson
  • Patent number: 10015640
    Abstract: Providing network device selection for broadcast content is disclosed. Changes to a LTE or LTE-B network can be propagated in real-time, or near-real-time, to a mapping profile representative of the LTE or LTE-B network. This mapping profile can be employed in updating the LTE or LTE-B network. Further, the mapping profile can be employed in establishing a new LTE-B session, adapting an existing LTE-B session, maintaining an existing LTE-B session, etc. Access to a selection rule can enable the LTE or LTE-B network to rank a determined bearer path of the LTE or LTE-B network. LTE-B network and service management can be performed by the LTE-B network or components thereof, such as, at a BMSC component. Moreover, network device selection for broadcast content can be virtualized.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Rajendra Prasad Kodaypak