Patents Examined by Ashley Shivers
  • Patent number: 11323214
    Abstract: A fault-tolerant command and control system including a plurality of flight devices, a plurality of flight computers, a distribution network including a plurality of switches and cables connecting the plurality of flight devices to the plurality of flight computers, and a power source connected to the distribution network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Joby Aero, Inc.
    Inventors: Scott MacAfee, JoeBen Bevirt, Jason Ryan
  • Patent number: 11323341
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling monitoring operations performed by various devices, e.g., access points, in a communications network and for using information obtained by the devices which perform the monitoring are described. The methods are well suited for use in a system with a variety of access points, e.g., wireless and/or wired access points, which can be used to obtain access to the Internet or another network. An access point, which has been configured to monitor in accordance with received monitoring configuration information, e.g. on a per access point interface basis, captures packets, stores captured packets, and monitors to detect communications failures corresponding to communications devices using said access point. In response to detecting a communications failure, the access point generates, an event failure notification indicating the type of detected failure and sends the event failure notification to the network monitoring node along with corresponding captured packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Sourav Chakraborty, Deanna S. Hong
  • Patent number: 11316577
    Abstract: Methods are provided for configuring an initial CORESET and associated search space during beam management. A base station (BS) receives measurements of at least one downlink reference signal (RS) from a User Equipment (UE), wherein each of the at least one downlink RS is associated with a transmit beam. The BS selects, based on the received measurements, a transmit beam for transmitting on resources of an initial time and frequency control resource set (CORESET), wherein the initial CORESET schedules unicast Physical Downlink Data Channel (PDSCH) for the UE, wherein the initial CORESET is identified during initial access of the UE to the BS. The BS transmits information relating to the initial CORESET on the selected beam in a Medium Access Control (MAC) Control Element (MAC-CE), wherein the information is transmitted using a combination of bits in the MAC-CE, the bits configured for indicating CORESETs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Yan Zhou, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 11310850
    Abstract: Wireless-conferencing radios communicate directly with each other without a base station using a multiple access protocol, such as Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 19, 2022
    Assignee: Dominant Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Ronald H. Fraser
  • Patent number: 11303368
    Abstract: A command and control (C2) radio system configured for same-channel out-of-band sensing is disclosed. In embodiments, the radio system (e.g., an air radio system (ARS) aboard an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) or a ground radio station (GRS)) scans its switching back to the appropriate operating frequency before the next subframe starts. The radio system processes the collected energy samples to determine minimum and mean operating frequencies for idle subframes and slots where a preamble is not detected. The radio system uses idle frames to scan sensing frequencies assigned by a central server of the C2 link system, collecting spectral energy sources during the idle timeslots and energy levels, thereby identifying the level of interference on the assigned frequency (e.g., due to noise or interfering signals) and hypothesizes whether the detected interference is tolerable or precludes current use of the assigned signal in the vicinity of the radio system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: George F. Elmasry, Jason Thompson, George Tyler Barney, Boe A. Svatek
  • Patent number: 11291060
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides an electronic apparatus, a central node apparatus and a network side apparatus, a transmission method and a configuration method. The electronic apparatus for user equipment UE side includes: a transmission mode determining device configured for determining, based on service type of uplink transmission data that is to be transmitted to a network side apparatus by the electronic apparatus for UE side, whether to adopt a transmission mode in which the uplink transmission data is transmitted to a central node apparatus such that the uplink transmission data is transmitted to the network side apparatus. The electronic apparatus, the central node apparatus and the network side apparatus, the transmission method and the configuration method according to the present disclosure can implement at least one of saving network resources, reducing signaling overhead, and reducing power loss.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Inventor: Wei Bai
  • Patent number: 11284329
    Abstract: Device detection in networks with mixed mobility devices is discussed. Devices in the network first determine a discovery mode from a plurality of discovery modes, wherein the determining is based on a mobility state of the wireless device. The device identifies a set of resources associated with the determined discovery mode, wherein each of the plurality of discovery modes is provisioned with separate resources. A discovery signal is transmitted using the identified set of resources according to the discovery mode. Thus, devices with higher mobility will generally send discovery signals more often than devices that are static or semi-static.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Piyush Gupta, Tingfang Ji, Chong Li, Shailesh Patil, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Jing Jiang, Wei Zeng, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11277883
    Abstract: A network device (e.g., a user equipment (UE), or a new radio NB (gNB)) can process or generate a configuration of a multi-subframe scheduling signal to configure an unlicensed band transmission that comprises an hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) feedback or a plurality of time transmission intervals (TTIs). The unlicensed band transmission can be configured dynamically with a number of N subframes, N comprising an integer greater than one, based on a downlink control information (DCI) or a radio resource control (RRC) signaling, which comprises the one or more subframes of the multi-subframe scheduling signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Salvatore Talarico, Jeongho Jeon, Gang Xiong, Hwan-Joon Kwon
  • Patent number: 11277197
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for non-terrestrial network beam switching is provided. A non-terrestrial network base station includes a transmitter configured to transmit downlink data to user equipment and a receiver configured to receive uplink data from the user equipment. A channel bandwidth of the non-terrestrial network base station is divided into a plurality of bandwidth parts respectively corresponding to a plurality of geographic areas, and each bandwidth part is respectively associated with a satellite beam. When the user equipment is located in a first geographic area, the transmitter transmits the downlink data to the user equipment over a corresponding first bandwidth part. After the user equipment transitions from the first geographic area to a second geographic area, the transmitter transmits the downlink data to the user equipment over a corresponding second bandwidth part of the plurality of bandwidth parts.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: DISH Wireless L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mehdi Alasti, Siddhartha Chenumolu, Mariam Sorond
  • Patent number: 11271622
    Abstract: A method for transmitting channel state information performed by a User Equipment (UE) may include receiving, from a base station, a bitmap for configuring codebook subset restriction (CSR) and reporting, to the base station, Channel State Information (CSI), when a number of antenna ports is configured as 16 or more and a number of layers associated with a rank indicator (RI) in the CSI is 3 or 4, a unit of multiple bits in a bitmap for configuring the CSR is associated with each precoder, and a reporting of precoding matrix indicator (PMI) corresponding to the precoder associated with the multiple bits is restricted in the CSI, when the CSR is indicated in any one of the multiple bits, and each bit in the bitmap for configuring the CSR is associated with each precoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Haewook Park, Kijun Kim, Minki Ahn
  • Patent number: 11265194
    Abstract: A method and a device in a User Equipment (UE) and a base station used for wireless communication systems that support broadcast signals. The UE receives a first radio signal on a first time-frequency resource. The first radio signal comprises a first RS sequence, RSs in the first RS sequence are mapped from lower frequency to higher frequency in frequency domain, the first time-frequency resource belongs to a first frequency domain resource. The first frequency domain resource comprises K frequency domain sub-resource(s). (A) Position(s) of the K frequency domain sub-resource(s) in the first frequency domain resource is(are) unfixed, RSs of the first RS sequence in a given frequency domain sub-resource are not related to a position of the given frequency domain sub-resource in the first frequency domain resource. Therefore, the UE is able to correctly receive RSs even without knowing the position of frequency domain resources in the system bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Inventor: Xiaobo Zhang
  • Patent number: 11245612
    Abstract: A node operable in a mesh communication network and a method performed thereby for routing a received packet towards a destination are provided. The method includes receiving a packet addressed to a destination node in the mesh network, the packet including information related to address of source node, last hop address, address of destination node, and a hop counter. The method further includes determining whether the destination address is included in a routing table of the node in the mesh communication network. When the destination address is included in a routing table, the received packet is forwarded according to the routing table; or when the destination address is not included in a routing table, the received packet is flooded by broadcasting it in the mesh communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Roman Chirikov, Per Skillermark
  • Patent number: 11245449
    Abstract: Method performed by a network node (210) to indicate a first and a second set of antenna ports. The network node (210) indicates (803) to a wireless device (250) at least one of: a) a first indication of a first set (M?) of antenna ports for first measurements on first radio signals, the first measurements associated with periodic reporting, and b) a second indication of a second set (M) of antenna ports for second measurements on second radio signals, the second measurements associated with aperiodic reporting. The first set is different than the second set. The periodic and the aperiodic reporting are by the wireless device (250) and correspond to a same Channel State Information, CSI, process. The network node (210) also transmits (804), to the wireless device (250), the first radio signals, periodically, over the first set and the second radio signals over the second set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 8, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mattias Frenne, Shiwei Gao, Robert Mark Harrison, George J├Ângren, Siva Muruganathan
  • Patent number: 11240879
    Abstract: A method for providing stateful proxying is disclosed, comprising: associating a first base station with a first base station identifier at a signaling protocol gateway, and with a first Internet Protocol (IP) address of the signaling protocol gateway; associating a second base station with a second base station identifier at the signaling protocol gateway, and with a second IP address of the signaling protocol gateway; establishing a first signaling protocol connection between a third base station and the first base station via the signaling protocol gateway with the first base station using the first IP address of the signaling protocol gateway; and establishing a signaling protocol connection between the third base station and the second base station with the second base station using the second IP address of the signaling protocol gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Anupam Goyal, Kartik Shashikant Raval, Harish Kumar Lohar
  • Patent number: 11240772
    Abstract: An out-of-synchronization processing method implemented in an intermediate communication apparatus includes obtaining synchronization information for synchronizing with a downstream communication apparatus, and performing a search for an upstream communication apparatus and a communication with the downstream communication apparatus. A parameter is adjusted according to the synchronization information during the communication with the downstream communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: February 1, 2022
    Inventors: Xiongbin Rao, Xiaojun Yin, Ning Ma, Naibo Wang
  • Patent number: 11201703
    Abstract: Provided is a technology capable of securing communication quality without providing an additional function such as phase correction. A base station device and a communication terminal device when operating as a transmitting device rotate inverse fast Fourier transform (IFFT) output, and copy a last portion of the rotated IFFT output to a head of the rotated IFFT output as a cyclic prefix (CP) to thereby generate a transmission signal so that there is no phase rotation at a head of a demodulation reception window set in a receiving device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Kuniyuki Suzuki, Masayuki Nakazawa
  • Patent number: 11196527
    Abstract: A method for supporting carrier aggregation and a short transmission time interval (sTTI) in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention is performed by a terminal, and may comprise a step of reporting the maximum number of component carriers supporting a combination of downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) sTTI lengths, in units of bands or band combinations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunho Lee, Yunjung Yi, Daesung Hwang
  • Patent number: 11191050
    Abstract: This application provides a communication processing method and apparatus. The method includes: receiving, by a target node, a second message sent by a synchronization source node via at least one intermediate node, where the second message carries a receiving time of a first message from the target node at the synchronization source node and waiting time information of the first message at each of the at least one intermediate node; and determining, by the target node, a clock deviation between the target node and the synchronization source node based on a sending time of the first message at the target node and the second message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yuanping Zhu, Mingzeng Dai, Rui Wang
  • Patent number: 11190279
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer program products for delivering information to an individual, group, or device. The information is carried by audio signals beyond the audible frequency range of human hearing, but within the frequency range of an audio system. The information is modulated onto an ultrasonic frequency and embedded into an audio signal transmitted by the audio system. Each individual, group member, or device may have or be coupled to a receiver configured to receive an acoustic signal transmitted by the audio system that includes the modulated ultrasonic frequency. The receiver extracts the information from the modulated ultrasonic frequency and provides the information to the individual, group member, or device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ohio State Innovation Foundation
    Inventors: Can Emre Koksal, Harihara Varma Indukuri
  • Patent number: 11184240
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and instrumentalities are disclosed to communicate with subscribers in an information-centric networking environment. A WTRU may store a first path from the WTRU to a first subscriber and a second path from the WTRU to a second subscriber. A message from a topology manager may be received. The message may indicate a change to a network topology. In response to a determination that the change to the network topology relates to the first path and does not relate to the second path, the WTRU may remove the first path from the memory and maintain the second path in the memory. The WTRU may send a request to the topology manager for a third path to replace the first path that was removed from memory. In response to the above determination, a portion of the first path may be removed and replaced according to the above mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: IDAC Holdings, Inc.
    Inventor: Dirk Trossen