Patents Examined by Ayaz R. Sheikh
  • Patent number: 10321467
    Abstract: A method includes sending, from a base unit, provisioning information to a first device. The provisioning information is associated with the first device establishing a connection with a network device. The method includes identifying a source of interference with the connection. The method also includes sending, to the first device, information indicating an operation state of the source of the interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Anup Karnalkar, Kevin S. Kim, Daehyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10321433
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication device includes: a transmitter configured to transmit a first beacon signal through a first channel and transmit a second beacon signal through a second channel; and controlling circuitry configured to select the first channel from a first radio frequency band and select the second channel from a second radio frequency band. Use of the second radio frequency band is more limited than use of the first radio frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ryoko Matsuo, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10313987
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a method for controlling a power, comprising: determining an average basic transmission power of all User Equipments (UEs) in a cell in each first resource; for each first resource, determining a UE group scheduled in the first resource and a first transmission power allocation factor corresponding to the UE group according to the average basic transmission power. The present disclosure also provides an apparatus for controlling a power. According to the present disclosure, a base station determines a UE group scheduled in each subband and a transmission power for each UE in the UE group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Anxin Li, Huiling Jiang
  • Patent number: 10305559
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to control the antenna selection in a user terminal adequately even when the user terminal connects with a plurality of radio base stations by employing dual connectivity (DC). A user terminal supports communication which uses dual connectivity with a plurality of radio base stations that each configure a cell group formed with one or more cells, and this user terminal has a transmission section that transmits UL signals to one or a plurality of cell groups, and a control section that controls the antenna selection for transmitting the UL signals, and, when antenna selection for a serving cell (UE transmit antenna selection) is configured, the control section controls the antenna selection expecting that the plurality of cell groups are not configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kakishima, Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata, Tooru Uchino
  • Patent number: 10298508
    Abstract: A communication system includes: a transmission unit configured to transmit each of a plurality of measurement packets at a predetermined transmission interval; a reception unit configured to receive the plurality of measurement packets which have passed through a predetermined network for a predetermined number of times; and an available bandwidth estimation unit configured to calculate a cumulative value of a queuing delay by using reception time information indicating temporal information about reception of the measurement packets and transmission time information indicating temporal information about transmission of the measurement packets, and estimate an available bandwidth of the network by using the calculated cumulative value of the queuing delay.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Yoshiaki Nishikawa
  • Patent number: 10298313
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments described herein include systems, methods, and nodes for selecting a donor for a relay wireless device. Signal levels corresponding to signals received at a relay wireless device from a plurality of access points are determined. Signal information is received from the plurality of access points, wherein the signal information comprises a group identification for each access point. The signal information for the access points may then be compared to a donor criteria. And the access point corresponding to the greatest signal level that also comprises signal information that meets the donor criteria may be selected as the donor for the relay wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Chunmei Liu, Hemanth Pawar, Krishna Sitaram, Pratik Kothari
  • Patent number: 10299261
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method and device for downlink multi-user (DL MU) transmission in a wireless communication system. In particular, the method for downlink multi-user data transmission in the wireless communication system includes the steps of receiving, by a station (STA), a DL MU data frame from an access point (AP) and transmitting, by the STA, an acknowledgement (ACK) frame in response to the DL MU data frame, wherein a plurality of ACK frames transmitted by a plurality of STAs in response to the DL MU data frame is multiplexed to configure an uplink multi-user (UP MU) ACK frame, and the time and/or size of a frequency resource at which the ACK frame is transmitted may be determined according to the level of a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) that is applied to the ACK frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jinyoung Chun, Kiseon Ryu, Wookbong Lee, Jinsoo Choi, Dongguk Lim, Hangyu Cho
  • Patent number: 10299264
    Abstract: Where first and second reference signals for a first and second communication system, respectively, are transmitted, resources that affect a reception apparatus compatible only with the first communication system can be minimized, and the throughput can be prevented from being deteriorated. As resources for a reference signal CSI-RS for LTE-A, last half symbols in a time direction of a resource unit RB/Sub-frame defined in a frequency-time domain are used, and the CSI-RS is allocated in a position up to the last two symbols or in the last symbol, or the like, of a particular RB/Sub-frame and transmitted when a reference signal 4RS for LTE is transmitted to a reception apparatus in addition to transmitting CSI-RS for LTE-A. The reception apparatus receives CSI-RS allocated in the last half symbol of RB/Sub-frame based on CSI-RS allocation information, measures channel quality by using this CSI-RS, and transmits and reports feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: SUN PATENT TRUST
    Inventors: Masayuki Hoshino, Akihiko Nishio, Seigo Nakao, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 10291956
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selectively connecting a user device on a first network to a peripheral device on a second network are provided. More particularly, a communication server controls the peripheral devices that are visible to a user device in a discovery process. In addition, the communication server limits the peripheral devices that are available to a user device to those peripheral devices that the user device is authorized to access. The system further enables a user device to operably connect to a visible peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SONIFI SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Walter Zdepski, Shaun Eugene Marko, Chad J. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10292168
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to allocating digital channels into spectrum chunks in a wireless distribution system (WDS). In a WDS, a central unit is configured to communicate downlink and uplink communications signals with a plurality of remote units over a plurality of downlink and uplink communication links. In one aspect, discrete downlink channels in the downlink communications signals are grouped into downlink spectrum chunks at the central unit when the processing circuitry at the central unit is underutilized. In another aspect, discrete uplink channels in the uplink communications signals are grouped into uplink spectrum chunks at the remote units when the processing circuitries at the remote units are underutilized. By grouping discrete downlink channels into downlink spectrum chunks and/or grouping uplink discrete channels into uplink spectrum chunks, it is possible to optimize system resource utilization in the WDS, thus providing enhanced overall performance in the WDS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Dror Harel, Gavriel Mizrahi, Ofer Nisan, Dror Ben-Shlomo
  • Patent number: 10292103
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and computer program products for synchronization of wireless devices in a peer-to-peer network are described herein. In one aspect, a method for synchronizing a wireless communication apparatus is provided. The method includes initiating a contention based process for transmitting a synchronization message during a discovery time interval of a discovery time period. The synchronization message includes a first timestamp of the wireless communication apparatus. The method further includes selectively transmitting the synchronization message based on a master preference value of the wireless communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Santosh Paul Abraham, George Cherian, Alireza Raissinia, Guido Robert Frederiks
  • Patent number: 10291489
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring network performance in respect of a digital communications network comprising a user-network (1) having at least one user-device (11, 12, 13) therein that is able to submit requests for data to and receive data from one or more remote servers (16) via an intermediate control module (10), and an access network (5) via which data may be delivered to the user-network (1) via the control module (10). In particular, methods and apparatus are disclosed that allow a network service provider providing network services via an access network to its customers' home networks to have visibility on the performance of its customers' home networks and/or on the performance of one or more networked devices within those customers' home networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Alan Smith, Trevor Burbridge
  • Patent number: 10284482
    Abstract: A method and system for data communications is provided. The method reduces the overall transmission time of the information to a destination by simultaneously sending different segments of the information over a plurality of data connections. The method comprises presenting information content for transmission to a destination entity, and simultaneously sending different segments of the information over a plurality of data link connections. All segments of the information are received from the plurality of data link connections at the destination entity, and the data segments are reconstructed back into the information content at the destination entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC.
    Inventor: Aloke Roy
  • Patent number: 10270693
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example avoiding data copy and task switching by processing protocol headers of network PDUs as a serial tape to be processed in order such as by a single method. Other processing includes reducing stages and simplifying protocol processing and multiplexing during network communications. Address changing in an active network can be implemented by assigning multiple addresses to an entity so that a new address can replace the old address. Peer-to-peer application searching can be performed among networks that can be accessible or non-accessible networks. Utilizing anycast sets that include selected and alternative addresses to enable immediate or near immediate alternative route selection on failure or congestion. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Tria Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Day, Steve Bunch
  • Patent number: 10271309
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for transmission and reception of an uplink grant during a gap created in radio resources assigned by a previous multiple Transmit Time Interval (multi-TTI) uplink grant in a system operating according to a Time Division Duplexing (TDD) scheme. In one embodiment, a method of operation of a radio network node in a cellular communications network is provided. The method includes transmitting a first uplink grant that assigns radio resources for a multi-TTI uplink transmission, and transmitting a second uplink grant during a gap in the radio resources assigned by the first uplink grant. In one embodiment, by utilizing the gap to transmit the second uplink grant, uplink radio resources assigned for uplink transmission can be maximized, which is particularly beneficial in high uplink traffic conditions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Henrik Sahlin, Mattias Frenne, Johan Furuskog, Stefan Parkvall, Qiang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10263914
    Abstract: A method is executed by a network device in a network including a plurality of network devices. The network device implements a software defined networking (SDN) controller, where the SDN controller controls a first switch and a second switch in a network. The method improves packet processing performance in the network by reorganizing flow entries to decrease time to match active flows. The method includes receiving flow statistics for a first flow from the first switch, determining, based on the flow statistics for the first flow, that the first flow has a traffic usage that exceeds a pre-defined threshold, and in response to determining that the first flow has a traffic usage that exceeds the pre-defined threshold, programming the second switch to create a new flow table for processing the first flow or to increase a priority for matching a flow entry for the first flow within an existing flow table.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Anant P. Utgikar, Vijay Kachinthaya
  • Patent number: 10264479
    Abstract: A test apparatus for a telecommunication network includes: simulated mobile terminals, which supply respective bit streams; and SDR stages, which receive the bit streams of respective simulated mobile terminals that communicate with respective base stations and have respective SDR uplink stages and SDR downlink stages. An SDR uplink stage includes: at least one processing branch, which converts the bit stream of a respective mobile terminal into a baseband signal; a mapping module, which generates a respective uplink sub-carrier vector via a mapping of the baseband signals; an inter-cell interference module, which combines the sub-carrier vector with the uplink sub-carrier vectors of at least one of the other SDR stages; and an inverse-transform module, which performs an inverse transform of the baseband signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Prisma Telecom Testing S.R.L.
    Inventors: Paolo Marini, Lodovico Binda, Luigi Travaglini, Enrico Bendinelli
  • Patent number: 10264414
    Abstract: An asynchronous communication device provides wireless broadband link between a base station and a plurality of client devices in a wireless communication network. The asynchronous communication device includes a receiver configured to operate at a first frequency band and to asynchronously receive first and second data packets from the base station. The device includes a transceiver configured to operate at a second frequency band and operable to asynchronously transmit the first data packets to a first client device and to transmit the second data packets to a second client device. The first frequency band has a wide band separation from the second frequency band. The transceiver is configured to asynchronously receive third and fourth data packets from the first and second client devices, respectively. The transceiver asynchronously transmits the third and fourth data packets at the second frequency band to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Phazr, Inc.
    Inventor: Farooq Khan
  • Patent number: 10264031
    Abstract: A method for managing jitter includes determining, by a processor of a master device, at least one of device capabilities of at least one satellite device, device capabilities of the master device, or channel conditions; determining, by the processor of the master device, a de-jitter buffer size based on the at least one of the device capabilities of the at least one satellite device, the device capabilities of the master device, or the channel conditions; and applying, by the processor of the master device, de-jitter buffer having the determined de-jitter buffer size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Soumya Das, Karthika Paladugu, Arungundram Chandrasekaran Mahendran
  • Patent number: 10264464
    Abstract: A base station will be configured to provide service on a host carrier that has a particular frequency range and, concurrently, on a guest carrier that has a narrower frequency range and that is defined as a portion of and fully within the host-carrier's frequency range. With this arrangement, a portion of the host-carrier's air interface resources would thus also be air interface resources of the guest carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Roger Bartlett, Arun Rajagopal