Patents Examined by Bailor C. Hsu
  • Patent number: 11418952
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments include methods and/or procedures for Packet Data Convergence Protocol, PDCP, processing performed in a network node of a multi-hop, integrated access backhaul, IAB, communication network. Exemplary methods can include receiving (610) a configuration that includes a first characteristic associated with at least one of the following: the node and data packets received by the network node. Exemplary methods can also include receiving (620) a data packet having one or more packet characteristics, and determining (630) if there is a match between the one or more packet characteristics and the first characteristic. Exemplary methods can also include enabling or disabling (640) a first PDCP processing operation on the data packet based on the result of the determination. Other exemplary embodiments include network nodes configured and/or arranged to perform operations corresponding to the exemplary methods and/or procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 16, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Oumer Teyeb, Per-Erik Eriksson, Gunnar Mildh
  • Patent number: 11412076
    Abstract: Network access node virtual fabrics configured dynamically over an underlay network are described. A centralized controller, such as a software-defined networking (SDN) controller, of a packet switched network is configured to establish one or more virtual fabrics as overlay networks on top of the physical underlay network of the packet switched network. For example, the SDN controller may define multiple sets of two of more access nodes connected to the packet switched network, and the access nodes of a given one of the sets may use a new data transmission protocol, referred to generally herein as a fabric control protocol (FCP), to dynamically setup tunnels as a virtual fabric over the packet switched network. The FCP tunnels may include all or a subset of the parallel data paths through the packet switched network between the access nodes for a given virtual fabric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2021
    Date of Patent: August 9, 2022
    Assignee: FUNGIBLE, INC.
    Inventors: Deepak Goel, Narendra Jayawant Gathoo, Philip A. Thomas, Srihari Raju Vegesna, Pradeep Sindhu, Wael Noureddine, Robert William Bowdidge, Ayaskant Pani, Gopesh Goyal
  • Patent number: 11405863
    Abstract: Methods and techniques are described for initiating a periodic and triggered location in a target UE. After LCS Client requests initiation of periodic and triggered location reporting from the UE, two intermediate responses are returned by a network. A first response indicates that the periodic and triggered location request has been received and accepted b the network. A second response indicates that periodic and triggered location has been activated in the UE. Additionally, a periodic and triggered location request may include a maximum event sampling interval and a maximum reporting interval and one or more location triggers. The maximum event sampling interval can limit UE power consumption and the maximum reporting interval can detect when periodic and triggered location is no longer active in a UE. The location triggers may include periodic reporting, reporting using area events or reporting based on UE motion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventor: Stephen William Edge
  • Patent number: 11395371
    Abstract: Some embodiments include assessing multimedia service in a particular environment, determining in real-time whether an extender device would improve the multimedia service in the particular environment, and communicating a recommendation via a graphical user interface (GUI). The assessing is based on physical layer and application layer measurements of the multimedia service in the particular environment. Some embodiments utilize an application on a mobile communications device that may be used in conjunction with a multimedia device to determine placement of an extender device among multimedia devices associated with a same multimedia service customer account for a desired performance and hence, a desired customer experience.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Roku, Inc.
    Inventors: Amalavoyal Narasimha Chari, Jim Funk, Sujatha Jagannathan, Liang-Jong Huang, Jason Schmidlapp, Tito Thomas, Ilya Asnis
  • Patent number: 11382172
    Abstract: It is presented a method for controlling uplink contribution from a plurality of remote radio heads in a combiner. The method is performed in a remote radio head controller and comprises the steps of: determining a first set of at least one remote radio head; determining a second set of at least one remote radio head, wherein the first set and the second set are disjoint; selecting a first uplink carrier for a first wireless device; selecting a second uplink carrier for a second wireless device; and applying a configuration such that the at least one remote radio head of the first set refrains from contributing on a first channel with uplink signals on the second uplink carrier and that the at least one remote radio head of the second set refrains from contributing on the first channel with uplink signals on the first uplink carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 5, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Tsao-Tsen Chen, Gunther Auer, Miguel Berg, Mattias Frenne
  • Patent number: 11362862
    Abstract: A method for operating a network that includes network functions that have a data-plane separated from a control-plane is provided. The network function of the network functions include network function components. The network function components include a control plane function and data plane functions. During runtime and in case of a predefined state of a first data plane function of the data plane functions, an existing subscription context of the first data plane function and associated data-plane traffic are offloaded to a second data plane function of the data plane functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Marco Liebsch
  • Patent number: 11343817
    Abstract: A method, and software application, are disclosed for managing data communication transmissions among a plurality of wireless communication nodes that are configured to communicate using a time division multiple access (TDMA) network that is based upon a TDMA frame including a plurality of timeslots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Konstantinos Amouris
  • Patent number: 11330524
    Abstract: In a wireless communication terminal, a processor is configured to execute sleep determination when a wireless communicator receives a sleep-declaration packet from a sleep-declaration terminal. The processor is configured to determine that sleep by the sleep-declaration terminal is accepted if an upper-rank terminal in a wake-up state other than the sleep-declaration terminal is present. The processor is configured to determine that the sleep by the sleep-declaration terminal is not accepted in the first sleep determination if the upper-rank terminal in the wake-up state other than the sleep-declaration terminal is not present. The processor is configured to cause the wireless communicator to transmit a sleep-prohibition packet to the sleep-declaration terminal when the processor determines that the sleep by the sleep-declaration terminal is not accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuichi Kiyoshige
  • Patent number: 11329716
    Abstract: A signal processing device includes: a transmission path estimator that estimates a first transmission path characteristic of a transmission signal using a vertical signal out of vertical and horizontal signals resulting from being received by a vertical polarization antenna and a horizontal polarization antenna; a transmission path estimator that estimates a second transmission path characteristic of the transmission signal using the horizontal signal; a weight calculator that calculates a first weight for the vertical signal and a second weight for the horizontal signal, using the first transmission path characteristic and the second transmission path characteristic; and a weighting applier that applies weighted summation to the vertical signal and the horizontal signal using the first weight and the second weight.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Mikihiro Ouchi, Tomohiro Kimura, Takayuki Sotoyama, Naoki Adachi, Naoya Shibaike, Shutai Okamura
  • Patent number: 11319107
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to synchronization for standalone long term evolution (LTE) broadcast. In one aspect, a method is provided which may be performed by a wireless device such as a user equipment (UE). The method generally monitoring, within anchor subframes occurring at a first periodicity, for synchronization signals of a first type, obtaining an indication of one or more unicast subframes scheduled to occur between anchor subframes, and obtaining an indication of one or more broadcast subframes scheduled to occur between anchor subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shimman Arvind Patel, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Juan Montojo, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 11317325
    Abstract: A device, system, and method improve a call setup time. The method is performed at a device configured to establish first and second network connections where the second network performs circuit switched voice calls. The method includes receiving a call input to perform a call and determining whether the device is registered with a first feature to perform the call based on an Internet Protocol (IP). When the device is registered with the first feature, the method includes determining whether timeouts for attempting previous IP calls is greater than a threshold. When the timeouts are at least the threshold, the method includes deregistering from the first feature and performing a circuit switched fallback (CSFB) procedure including a handover from the first network to the second network. The method includes performing the call as a circuit switched call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sundarraman Balasubramanian, Vijay Venkataraman, Nordine Kadri, Alistair McFarlane
  • Patent number: 11317322
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present application relates to the field of communication technologies, and particularly to a data offloading method and a gateway, for achieving data offloading and relieving pressure on a core network. The data offloading method according to the embodiment of the present application is applied to a long term evolution (LTE) system including a base station, a gateway, a core network, and a local server, wherein the base station establishes a link with the core network via the gateway and the base station establishes a link with the local server via the gateway. The method comprises: a gateway receives a first data packet transmitted by a base station, wherein the first data packet comprises first data; and the gateway transmits the first data to a local server upon determining that the first data packet is not a VoLTE data packet in an LTE system, thereby achieving offloading of non-VoLTE data and thus relieving the pressure on a core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Comba Network Systems Company Limited
    Inventors: Ziyong Zheng, Chengxin Hu, Liusheng Zhong, Wenxiang Guan
  • Patent number: 11303560
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses a path selection capability configured to support intelligent path selection within the context of a hybrid-access communication network including a hybrid-access gateway (HAG) and a hybrid-access customer premises equipment (HCPE) in communication based on a multipath communication capability. The path selection capability is configured to support HCPE-based intelligent path selection for downlink traffic being provided from the HAG to the HCPE for delivery to CPEs supported by the HCPE. The path selection capability is configured to support HCPE-based intelligent path selection based on flow identification information signaled from the HAG to the HCPE based on determination of the flow identification information of the downlink traffic by the HAG. The HCPE-based intelligent path selection enables the HCPE to control the path(s) (e.g., multipath subflow(s) of a multipath connection) over which the downlink traffic is sent from the HAG to the HCPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Gino Dion, Randall Sharpe, Steven Morin
  • Patent number: 11296856
    Abstract: Provided are a method for transmitting information and a device. The method comprises: a receiving end device receiving, within a first time unit, first information sent by a sending end device; and the receiving end device sending, within a second time unit, second information corresponding to the first information to the sending end device, wherein the duration of the first time unit is different from that of the second time unit. By means of the method for transmitting information in the embodiments of the present invention, when different transmission time intervals are used for an uplink and a downlink or a plurality of types of transmission time intervals are used for a communication system, rational scheduling and a time sequence fed back can be determined for devices at a receiving end and a sending end so as to ensure normal transmission of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 11297168
    Abstract: A lighting network control server and method for translating non-light related data packets into a protocol that is compatible with a third party automation server are disclosed. For example, the lighting network control server includes a communication interface to receive data packets from a lighting network and to communicate with a third party automation server, a non-transitory computer readable medium to store sub-routines and instructions to execute a protocol adapter, and a processor communicatively coupled to the communication interface and the non-transitory computer readable medium to execute the protocol adapter to translate the data packets into a protocol that is compatible with the third party automation server and transmit the data packets that are translated to the third party automation server via the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventor: Rizwan Ahmad
  • Patent number: 11296748
    Abstract: A method for registering customer premises equipment to provide an Internet service to the customer premises equipment by a network management apparatus of an access network structure, wherein the network management apparatus and the customer premises equipment are connected through a bundle cable including a plurality of lines in the access network structure, the method includes: transmitting a registration signal toward a customer premises equipment; receiving registration response signals transmitted from the customer premises equipment through the plurality of lines; analyzing the registration response signals introduced from the plurality of lines and distinguishing a direct signal transmitted through a properly connected line and interference signal from the registration response signals; and establishing a link with the customer premises equipment connected to the properly connected line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoung-Ju Lee, Jun Gu Lee, Gyeong Doo Kang, Nowook Park, Sang Chul Seo, Ha Sung Lee, Hyung-Jin Park, Kwangyeol Yoon, In-Taek Jeong, Jonghak Kim, Tae Woo Ha
  • Patent number: 11290518
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods which disclose a command device which can be used to establish a wireless connection, through one or more wireless channels, between the command device and a remote device. An intention code may be generated, prior to, or after, the establishment of the wireless connection, and the remote device may be selected based on the intention code. The command device may initiate a wireless transfer, through one or more wireless channels of the established wireless connection, of an intention code, and receive acknowledgement that the intention code was successfully transferred to the remote device. The command device may then control the remote device, based on the intention code sent to the remote device, through the one or more wireless channels of the established wireless connection between the command device and the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Lae-Hoon Kim, Erik Visser, Yinyi Guo
  • Patent number: 11284423
    Abstract: Methods, a user equipment (UE) and a base station are disclosed for processing scheduling request (SR). According to an embodiment, a random access procedure is performed for one or more first pending SRs in response to a first event. One or more physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) based SR transmission procedures are performed for one or more second pending SRs in response to a second event. The random access procedure is performed in parallel with the one or more PUCCH based SR transmission procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Min Wang, Jinhua Liu
  • Patent number: 11272568
    Abstract: A command reception method and apparatus and a communication system. The command reception method includes: receiving a command for activating or deactivating duplication transmission transmitted by a network device by using a bitmap field; and activating or deactivating duplication transmission of one or more packet data convergence protocol entities or radio bearers according to the bitmap field. Hence, one or more PDCP entities in the user equipment may be activated or deactivated with respect to duplication transmission modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yulong Shi, Meiyi Jia, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 11265946
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The embodiments of the present invention provide methods and devices for network access. The method includes receiving a first request message forwarded by a distributed unit in a base station and indication information of the distributed unit with respect to the first request message, the first request message requesting to connect a user equipment to a network; determining a processing to be performed on the first request message based on the indication Information; and transmitting an indication of the determined processing to the distributed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weiwei Wang, Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang