Patents Examined by Ashley Shivers
  • Patent number: 10820321
    Abstract: Signal processing complexity in fifth generation (5G) networks can be reduced by communicating wireless signals over self-contained partitions of a carrier such that the wireless transmission communicated over each self-contained partition of the carrier includes all physical control channel signaling required to decode data carried in a physical data channel of the partition. The control signaling may include resource assignment within the partition, modulation and coding scheme indication, reference signal configuration and retransmission information. In some embodiments, an anchor partition of a carrier is used to communicate initial access information for self-contained partitions of the carrier. The initial access information may include center-frequencies, bandwidths, and/or air interface configurations of the self-contained partitions. The anchor partition may also carry load indications associated with the self-contained partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Lu Rong, Kelvin Kar Kin Au
  • Patent number: 10819419
    Abstract: A system and method for timing synchronization of satellite switching instants with gateway switching instants is described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Hughes Networks Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Murali Regunathan, Yezdi Antia, Neal David Becker, Stanley Kay, Uday R. Bhaskar
  • Patent number: 10772132
    Abstract: Physical random access channel (PRACH) configuration on new radio unlicensed (NR-U) networks is disclosed. A UE may perform PRACH transmission either with a transmission opportunity (TXOP) or outside of a TXOP. The UE monitors for a control signal, such as a preamble or common control signal, identifying a TXOP. The UE may obtain an autonomous random access configuration for communications outside of the current TXOP that identifies a random access slot includes a plurality of random access occasions. If the UE fails to detect the control signal, it transmits an autonomous random access signal in a random access occasion corresponding to a beam direction of its location in relation to the base station. Otherwise, upon detection of the control signal and receipt of a trigger signal, the UE may transmit a random access request within the TXOP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10764939
    Abstract: The disclosure discloses systems and methods for network function processing. In one embodiment, a method includes: separately sending, by a network function agent module in an enhanced VNF entity, a reconstruction request to a physical network element management module and a virtual network element management module. The request includes connection point information. The method further includes receiving, by a PNF entity in the enhanced VNF entity, a first connection instruction sent by the physical network element management module, and establishing a connection to the network function agent module based on connection point information in the first connection instruction. The method additionally includes receiving, by a VNF entity in the enhanced VNF entity, a second connection instruction sent by the virtual network element management module, and establishing a connection to the network function agent module based on connection point information in the second connection instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianning Liu
  • Patent number: 10764088
    Abstract: The present invention provides secure communication between a data center, in which a wide area network (WAN) is interposed between the data center and a wireless LAN to which a terminal connects to, comprises a VPN apparatus (GW) that connects with the terminal using a VPN through the wide area network and the wireless LAN; and a virtual core network virtualizing at least a part of constituent elements of a core network, wherein the VPN apparatus is connected to the virtual core network, and the terminal communicates with a connection destination, from the VPN via the VPN apparatus, via the virtual core network, and further via a packet data network to which the virtual core network connects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Satoru Ishii, Hideo Hasegawa, Shintaro Nakano
  • Patent number: 10764893
    Abstract: Signal processing complexity in fifth generation (5G) networks can be reduced by communicating wireless signals over self-contained partitions of a carrier such that the wireless transmission communicated over each self-contained partition of the carrier includes all physical control channel signaling required to decode data carried in a physical data channel of the partition. The control signaling may include resource assignment within the partition, modulation and coding scheme indication, reference signal configuration and retransmission information. In some embodiments, an anchor partition of a carrier is used to communicate initial access information for self-contained partitions of the carrier. The initial access information may include center-frequencies, bandwidths, and/or air interface configurations of the self-contained partitions. The anchor partition may also carry load indications associated with the self-contained partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Lu Rong, Kelvin Kar Kin Au
  • Patent number: 10757757
    Abstract: Various systems and methods for enhancing a distributed computing environment with multiple edge hosts and user devices, including in multi-access edge computing (MEC) network platforms and settings, are described herein. A device of a lifecycle management (LCM) proxy apparatus obtains a request, from a device application, for an application multiple context of an application. The application multiple context for the application is determined. The request from the device application for the application multiple context for the application is authorized. A device application identifier based on the request is added to the application multiple context. A created response for the device application based on the authorization of the request is transmitted to the device application. The response includes an identifier of the application multiple context.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Dario Sabella, Ned M. Smith, Neal Oliver, Kshitij Arun Doshi, Suraj Prabhakaran, Francesc Guim Bernat, Miltiadis Filippou
  • Patent number: 10749583
    Abstract: It is disclosed a method for transmitting and receiving channel state information in a wireless communication system and a device for supporting the same. Particularly, 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 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Haewook Park, Kijun Kim, Minki Ahn
  • Patent number: 10750502
    Abstract: Signal processing complexity in fifth generation (5G) networks can be reduced by communicating wireless signals over self-contained partitions of a carrier such that the wireless transmission communicated over each self-contained partition of the carrier includes all physical control channel signaling required to decode data carried in a physical data channel of the partition. The control signaling may include resource assignment within the partition, modulation and coding scheme indication, reference signal configuration and retransmission information. In some embodiments, an anchor partition of a carrier is used to communicate initial access information for self-contained partitions of the carrier. The initial access information may include center-frequencies, bandwidths, and/or air interface configurations of the self-contained partitions. The anchor partition may also carry load indications associated with the self-contained partitions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Lu Rong, Kelvin Kar Kin Au
  • Patent number: 10750566
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for determining to transition to a connected state. One apparatus includes a processor that determines whether to transition to a connected state for receiving system information based on a parameter associated with the system information. The apparatus includes a transmitter that transmits information that initiates a transition to the connected state in response to determining to transition to the connected state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Prateek Basu Mallick, Ravi Kuchibhotla, Joachim Loehr
  • Patent number: 10736155
    Abstract: A network function and a method for associating a UE of a UE group to a PDU session with in a CN. The NF establishes a shared PDU session for the UE group before all of the UEs in the UE group register with the CN and binds a UE that has not yet registered with the CN to the shared PDU session when the UE registers with the CN, provided the UE will share at least one of a UL UP connection and a DL UP connection associated with the shared PDU session. The NF may be an SMF.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ngoc Dung Dao, Hang Zhang, Xu Li
  • Patent number: 10728804
    Abstract: A method of processing state information relating to user equipment in a communications system comprising a radio access network, the method comprising: maintaining current state information relating to the user equipment; and on the basis of a change of connection of the user equipment from a first cell to a second cell: transmitting a current value associated with a given state information part to the target radio access node in response to detecting at least one of one or more predetermined triggers that indicate that the target radio access node may not have received the current value from the source radio access node; or relying on the target radio access node having received the current value from the source radio access node if said at least one of said one or more predetermined triggers is not detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Himke Van der Velde, Gert Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 10728055
    Abstract: The present disclosure is directed to packet processing via reconfigurable packet processing system. A network device is configured to identify a processing order of multiple function units based on a first flow parameter of a first packet, execute a first function unit according to the processing order, update a processing status for the first packet to indicate processing by the first function unit is complete, and transmit the first packet responsive to determining from the processing status that the processing order has been completed. The network device is configured to receive a second packet including a second flow parameter, identify the second packet as a response packet of the first packet based on the first and second flow parameters, identify a reverse of the first processing order of the multiple function units, and execute a second function unit according to the reverse processing order.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventor: Sankar Muthu Paramasivam
  • Patent number: 10715408
    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: January 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Mist Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Sourav Chakraborty, Deanna S. Hong
  • Patent number: 10708942
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide various methods and apparatuses configured to reuse, reallocate, reserve, or reassign available control resources in a control region for carrying downlink (DL) payload or user data. The inventive concept and idea may also be applied to reuse control resources for uplink (UL) and/or sidelink user data transmission in both frequency division duplex (FDD) and time division duplex (TDD) configurations in other embodiments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Heechoon Lee, Jing Sun, Wanshi Chen, Shimman Patel, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Peter Pui Lok Ang, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10701734
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed from the perspective of a UE (User Equipment). In one embodiment, the method includes the UE initiating a Random Access (RA) procedure on a Serving Cell, wherein the UE has multiple active uplink bandwidth parts (UL BWP) for the Serving Cell. The method further includes the UE selecting a UL BWP from the multiple active UL BWPs for an Msg1 transmission, based on a first rule. The method also includes the UE transmitting the Msg1 on the selected UL BWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ASUSTek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Tun-Huai Shih, Richard Lee-Chee Kuo, Wei-Yu Chen
  • Patent number: 10701747
    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: August 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Wei Bai
  • Patent number: 10687318
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure relate to a communication method, user equipment, and a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaoying Xu, Xiaoxiao Zheng, Yalin Liu
  • Patent number: 10673557
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for rate-matching a data transmission around resources. One method includes: receiving a downlink control channel (“DCC”) transmission in a predetermined time period; determining a first DCC candidate (“DCCC”) based on the downlink control channel transmission; determining whether the first DCCC belongs to a plurality of DCCCs associated with the DCC transmission, wherein the plurality of DCCCs carry the same downlink control information (“DCI”); in response to determining that the first DCCC belongs to the plurality of DCCCs: determining a second DCCC; and determining the DCI by decoding the first and the second DCCCs; in response to determining that the first DCCC does not belong to the plurality of DCCCs: determining the DCI by decoding the first DCCC; and determining downlink resources corresponding to a data transmission; and rate-matching the data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) PTE LTD
    Inventors: Hossein Bagheri, Vijay Nangia
  • Patent number: 10645631
    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: December 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Piyush Gupta, Tingfang Ji, Chong Li, Shailesh Patil, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Jing Jiang, Wei Zeng, Alexei Yurievitch Gorokhov, Junyi Li