Patents Examined by Awet Haile
  • Patent number: 10880847
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present invention presents a method for efficiently estimating a physical channel and, according to the present invention, a terminal of a communication system receives a synchronization signal from a base station, receives a broadcast channel from the base station, and can estimate the broadcast channel on the basis of the synchronization signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Inventors: Youngwoo Kwak, Sungjin Park, Cheolkyu Shin, Donghan Kim, Younsun Kim, Hoondong Noh, Jeongho Yeo, Jinyoung Oh, Juho Lee, Seunghoon Choi, Heedon Gha, Youngbum Kim, Taehyoung Kim
  • Patent number: 10869228
    Abstract: Apparatuses and methods for resource allocation. A method includes: obtaining a future traffic estimate in a data network of a cellular radio network based on past traffic in the data network; requesting a pool of session resources from a border gateway of the data network based on the future traffic estimate; and allocating repeatedly dedicated resources including an IP address and a port of the border gateway for each session from the pool of session resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Guanhua Guo, Yigang Cai, Zhi Wang
  • Patent number: 10869171
    Abstract: A method is provided. The method includes obtaining, by UE, signal quality of a first cell operating on a first transmission carrier frequency. When the UE determines that the signal quality of the first cell is higher than a preset threshold, and the UE receives first indication information sent by the first cell, the method includes selecting, by the UE, the first cell as a serving cell, where the first indication information indicates that the first cell can control the UE to transmit device-to-device D2D service data on a second transmission carrier frequency, and the first transmission carrier frequency and the second transmission carrier frequency are located at different frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Mingchao Li
  • Patent number: 10855580
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described to enable management of redundant route announcements in an access point including multiple packet processors. Route controllers are described that can generate routing information distributing incoming packets to the access point among the packet processors. The route controllers can operate redundantly, such that a failure of a single controller does not cause a complete failure of the access point. To avoid different announcements by different route controllers (particularly under partial failure scenarios), the route controllers utilize a strongly consistent data store to store routing information. So long as a record within the data store contains valid information, it is considered authoritative and routing information from the record is announced by all route controllers. If the information is invalid, the route controllers attempt to overwrite the information with new, higher priority routing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amr Rashad, Hardeep Singh Uppal, Subramanian Ganapathy, Harvo Reyzell Jones
  • Patent number: 10849156
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for transmitting an indicator of channel quality while minimizing the use of a broadcast channel is described. A metric of forward link geometry of observed transmission signals is determined. An indicator of channel quality value is determined as a function of the observed transmission signals. An access sequence is selected, randomly, from one group of a plurality of groups of access sequences, wherein each of the plurality of groups of access sequences correspond to different ranges of channel quality values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Arak Sutivong, Edward Teague, Alexei Gorokhov
  • Patent number: 10841790
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a user equipment (UE) capability for new radio access technology (NR) in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) determines a UE category based on at least a transport block size (TBS) value and a transmission time interval (TTI), and transmits the UE capability including at least the TBS value and the TTI to a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10841782
    Abstract: A method and devices for determining a communication path from a source wireless device to a destination device in a wireless communication network are provided. According to one aspect, a method includes discovering, at the source wireless device, wireless devices within communication range of the source wireless device. The method also includes determining, at the source wireless device, for each discovered wireless device, one of whether the discovered wireless device is the destination device and whether the discovered wireless device has wireless connectivity to a wireless base station. The method further includes including each discovered wireless device in a discovered wireless device list, and prioritize the list of discovered wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Luay Zalzalah, Najeh Abu-Farha
  • Patent number: 10831527
    Abstract: Implementations of the disclosure describe provide link aggregation and high availability services via a network virtualization layer. A method of the disclosure relates to receiving, by a processing device of a host computer system executing a hypervisor, a network packet from a virtual machine managed by the hypervisor, generating a metadata item associated with the network packet, the metadata item comprising an identifier of a transmission mode for the network packet, and determining, by the processing device executing the hypervisor, in view of the identifier of the transmission mode of the metadata item, whether the transmission mode is one of a link aggregation (LA) mode, a high availability (HA) mode, or a combined LA and HA mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Flavio Leitner
  • Patent number: 10826769
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a data processing method and device. A PCRF entity obtains subscription information of remote UE, and determines a QoS rule of relay UE according to the subscription information and service QoS of the remote UE, and the PCRF entity sends the QoS rule of the relay UE to a PGW, where the QoS rule is used by the PGW to modify or establish a bearer of the relay UE, and the bearer of the relay UE is used by the relay UE to forward data of the remote UE, thereby ensuring the service QoS of the remote UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Qiang Deng, Wanqiang Zhang, Zhenglei Huang
  • Patent number: 10827432
    Abstract: A wireless communication system and method. The system includes processing circuitry, and a transceiver coupled to the processing circuitry. The processing circuitry includes logic to generate a wake-up packet addressed to another wireless communication system and including a legacy preamble portion and a wake-up portion, the legacy preamble portion modulated according to a first modulation rate. The wake-up portion is modulated according to a second modulation rate lower than the first modulation rate and includes information to wake-up the other wireless communication system. The transceiver system is to transmit the legacy preamble using a first transmit power level, and to transmit the wake-up portion using a second transmit power level higher than the first transmit power level by a predetermined amount such that an average received power of the wake-up portion is equal to an average received power of the legacy portion at the third-party station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 3, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Minyoung Park, Shahrnaz Azizi, Po-Kai Huang
  • Patent number: 10805931
    Abstract: Disclosed is a reinforcement learning-based resource allocation method for a wireless backhaul network, which is performed by a resource allocation apparatus. The method includes estimating locations of a plurality of base stations on the basis of channel state information (CSI) measured by the plurality of base stations; and allocating resources of the wireless backhaul network to the plurality of base stations using a reinforcement learning neural network having the locations as an input.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
    Inventors: Dong Ho Cho, Dong Jin Ji, Hyuk Joon Lee
  • Patent number: 10797957
    Abstract: A network management apparatus includes: a determination part that determines, when a set of transmission rates set for a plurality of groups including one or more flows is gradually changed from a start state to an end state, a set(s) of transmission rates used in an intermediate state(s) in such a manner that a constraint(s) on a bandwidth(s) of a link(s) through which a flow(s) passes is satisfied; and a setting part that gradually changes the set of transmission rates set for the plurality of groups from the start state to the end state while using the determined set(s) of transmission rates in the intermediate state(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuki Hayashi, Jun Suzuki, Masaki Kan
  • Patent number: 10798600
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed herein that relate to configuration of measurements gaps to be applied by a wireless device for a non-serving carrier on which the wireless device intended or is expected to perform Device-to-Device (D2D) operations. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a network node comprises determining whether a wireless device that is configured with a serving cell that operates on a first frequency is synchronized to a non-serving cell that operates on a second frequency, which is a non-serving frequency. The method further comprises determining whether to configure the wireless device to apply a first or second measurement gap configuration based upon whether the wireless device is synchronized to the non-serving cell and transmitting information to the wireless device that configures the wireless device to apply the determined measurement gap configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2020
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Santhan Thangarasa, Muhammad Kazmi, Marco Belleschi, Mats Folke
  • Patent number: 10791544
    Abstract: Provided are a device-to-device (D2D) operation method and device which are performed by a terminal in a wireless communication system. The method comprises: receiving D2D configuration information indicating a plurality of resources which can be used for a D2D operation from a network; selecting a specific resource from among the plurality of resources; and performing the D2D operation with another terminal using the selected specific resource, wherein the specific resource is selected on the basis of a reference signal received power (RSRP) which the terminal has received from the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10763923
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for communication between moving objects and land-based systems. A virtual multiple-input and multiple-output (MIMO) array may be established for communications between a transportation object and a communication network. The virtual MIMO array may include at least a network transceiver of the communication network that is in proximity to the transportation object or a path of the transportation object, and at least a first transceiver and a second transceiver from a plurality of transceivers in the transportation object. Communications may be setup with the network transceiver via the first transceiver, and the communications may be configured for use of the virtual MIMO array. The configuring may include determining when the second transceiver comes within communication range of the network transceiver due to movement of the transportation object, and based on the determination, communicating at least some signals via the second transceiver using the virtual MIMO array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: SWISSCOM AG
    Inventor: Thomas Zasowski
  • Patent number: 10742368
    Abstract: A wireless access point transmits a protocol data unit (PDU) that includes data and signaling for a plurality of user devices. The PDU spans a channel in frequency and an interval in time, and includes a first signaling section, a second signaling section and a traffic action. For each of a plurality of subchannels of the channel: the first signaling section includes (within the subchannel) a corresponding redundant copy of common signaling information for the user devices associated with the access point; the second signaling section includes (within the subchannel) a corresponding set of user-specific signaling information for a corresponding group of one or more of the user devices; and the traffic section includes (within the subchannel) a corresponding set of traffic data for the corresponding group of one or more user devices. Subchannels sizes may be configurable. A signaling set CRC may be included per subchannel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Joonsuk Kim, Guoqing Li
  • Patent number: 10735927
    Abstract: The present invention provides a vehicle to vehicle (V2V) communication method, a device, and a system, and relates to the field of communications technologies, to resolve a problem that scheduling overheads of physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) information are relatively large in existing V2V communication. The method may include receiving, by a first vehicle terminal, a first SPS configuration parameter that includes a first semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) period and that is sent by the base station. The method may also include receiving first scheduling control information that is used to instruct the first vehicle terminal to perform SPS activation and that is sent by the base station, and sending a V2V data packet to a second vehicle terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Jizhong Sun, Liang Chen, Rui Yue, Hui Yan
  • Patent number: 10727989
    Abstract: Various methods and systems are provided for allocating time-frequency resources for downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) communications between base stations and mobile stations. Different forms of resource allocation messages including combinations of bitmaps and bitfields provide additional information about the resources and/or how they are assigned. In some implementations the resource allocation messages enable reduced overhead, which may ultimately improve transmission rates and/or the quality of transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Robert Novak, Mo-Han Fong, Hang Zhang, Sophie Vrzic
  • Patent number: 10721751
    Abstract: Spectral efficiency for a 5G network, or other next generation networks, can be increased via a resource scheduler of a network node. The resource scheduler can receive a first signal from a mobile device of a wireless network. The first signal can comprise resource request data representative of a first request for a resource of the wireless network. In response to receiving the first signal, the resource scheduler can transmit a second signal to the mobile device via a network device of the wireless network, wherein the second signal can comprise buffer status request data. The scheduler can receive a third signal from the mobile device, wherein the third signal can comprise buffer status data associated with the buffer, and based on comparing bandwidth data to the buffer status data, the scheduler can assign the resource channel to the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Douglas Duet, Yuang Lou, George Hirvela
  • Patent number: 10708811
    Abstract: Disclosed are operation methods of communication node supporting direct communications in network. The operation method comprises obtaining scheduling information configured for the direct communications from a first base station; identifying modulation and coding scheme (MCS) information and radio resource information included in the scheduling information; and transmitting, to a second UE, a first message to which a MCS indicated by the MCS information is applied through radio resources indicated by the radio resource information. Therefore, performance of a communication system can be enhanced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jae Heung Kim, Ji Hyung Kim, Mi Young Yun, Eun Ah Kim, Kyoung Seok Lee