Patents Examined by Benjamin H Elliott, IV
  • Patent number: 11990985
    Abstract: A transmitter can include a laser operable to output an optical signal; a digital signal processor operable to receive user data and provide electrical signals based on the data; and a modulator operable to modulate the optical signal to provide optical subcarriers based on the electrical signals. A first one of the subcarriers carriers carries first TDMA encoded information and second TDMA encoded information, such that the first TDMA encoded information is indicative of a first portion of the data and is carried by the first one of the subcarriers during a first time slot, and the second TDMA encoded information is indicative of a second portion of the data and is carried by the first one of the subcarriers during a second time slot. The first TDMA encoded information is associated with a first node remote from the transmitter and the second TDMA encoded information is associated with a second node remote from the transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2024
    Assignee: Infinera Corporation
    Inventors: Amir Jafari, Kuang-Tsan Wu, David F. Welch, Steven Joseph Hand, Mohamed Osman
  • Patent number: 11985012
    Abstract: The embodiments described herein are directed at techniques to de-correlate Bluetooth interference seen across WLAN receive antennas/space in a Bluetooth transceiver/WLAN transceiver combination device. A Bluetooth interference whitening technique may be utilized, wherein a whitening matrix is computed based on a leakage signal resulting from a training signal transmitted by the Bluetooth transceiver. The leakage signal may leak in to the WLAN transceiver and a set of attributes is calculated for each frequency the leakage signal is received on. One or more whitening matrixes are calculated based on the set of attributes for each frequency the leakage signal is received on. In response to the WLAN transceiver receiving a signal of interest, an appropriate whitening matrix from the one or more whitening matrixes is selected and is then applied to the received signal of interest to de-correlate any interference generated as a result of the Bluetooth transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2022
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Ankit Sharma, Suprojit Mukherjee, Ayush Sood, Ashok Nimmala
  • Patent number: 11979319
    Abstract: A communication system includes multiple Point-of-Presence (POP) interfaces distributed in a Wide-Area Network (WAN), and one or more processors coupled to the POP interfaces. The processors are configured to assign to an initiator in the communication system a client Internet Protocol (IP) address, including embedding in the client IP address an affiliation of the initiator with a group of initiators, to assign to a responder in the communication system a service IP address, including embedding in the service IP address an affiliation of the service with a group of responders, and to route traffic between the initiator and the responder, over the WAN via one or more of the POP interfaces, in a stateless manner, based on the affiliation of the initiator and the affiliation of the service, as embedded in the client and service IP addresses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 3, 2023
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Proofpoint, Inc.
    Inventors: Etay Bogner, Eduardo Warszawski
  • Patent number: 11979347
    Abstract: System and method embodiments are provided for adaptive pilot allocation. In an embodiment, a method in a communication controller for adaptive pilot allocation includes determining at least one channel condition parameter for a wireless channel between the communications controller and a user equipment (UE). The method includes selecting a microframe pilot pattern to use for subsequent communications on the wireless channel according to the at least one channel condition parameter. Additionally, the method includes signaling an indication of the selected microframe pilot pattern to the user equipment. The method further includes transmitting data to the UE using the selected microframe pilot pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventors: Lukasz Krzymien, Philippe Sartori, Weimin Xiao, Qian Cheng, Carmela Cozzo
  • Patent number: 11979864
    Abstract: A V2X transmission method and device, and a user equipment are provided. The method includes the following. Determine whether a PC5 link at a current frequency is suitable for V2X transmission during V2X transmission with a peer end. Switch to a PC5 link at another frequency for V2X transmission with the peer end or release the PC5 link at the current frequency, based on a determination that the PC5 link at the current frequency is no longer suitable for V2X transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Inventor: Yun Deng
  • Patent number: 11974318
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to performing contention credit-based listen-before-talk (LBT) for communications over a shared radio frequency band (e.g., in a shared spectrum or in an unlicensed spectrum) are provided. A wireless communication device performs a first clear channel assessment (CCA) including a first countdown. The wireless communication device transmits, after a gap period from the first countdown, a first communication signal. The wireless communication device performs a second CCA including a second countdown. The wireless communication device transmits, beginning before an end of the second countdown, a second communication signal based on at least a first contention credit associated with the gap period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Giovanni Chisci, Yisheng Xue, Jing Sun, Arumugam Chendamarai Kannan, Vinay Chande, Xiaoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 11973606
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. In some wireless communications systems, a first wireless device may receive one or more sidelink control information messages scheduling a first multi-bit feedback and indicating a number of priority field values associated with respective feedback bits of the first multi-bit feedback. In such cases, the priority of the first multi-bit feedback may correspond to the highest priority field value. The first wireless device may determine that a first set of resources allocated for the first multi-bit feedback at least partially overlaps with a second set of resources allocated for a second feedback having a second priority, and the first wireless device may select the first or second feedback to transmit or receive based on the determined priorities of the first multi-bit feedback or the second feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wei Yang, Seyedkianoush Hosseini, Sony Akkarakaran
  • Patent number: 11974247
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are presented for synchronising a slave device signal to a reference timebase, in situations where the slave device lacks knowledge of the propagation delay for signals from the reference device, e.g. if the positions of one or both of the devices are unknown or classified, or the inter-device signal propagation distance is otherwise a-priori unknown. Reference signal propagation delay is determined using an exchange of signals between the devices, with each device using a differencing procedure for eliminating effects of receiver line bias and other hardware delays. In another aspect an exchange of signals between the devices is used to detect a time residual arising from an inaccurate propagation delay estimate. The synchronisation methods can be applied to a plurality of slave devices for providing a synchronised location network. In certain embodiments signals are transmitted wirelessly, while in other embodiments they are transmitted via a fixed line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Locata Corporation Pty Ltd
    Inventors: David Small, Ian Sainsbery
  • Patent number: 11968700
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices are described for providing network access services to mobile users via mobile terminals over a satellite system. In embodiments, dynamic multiplexing of traffic from fixed terminals and mobile users on the same satellite beam can take advantage of statistical multiplexing of large numbers of users and on different usage patterns between fixed terminals and mobile users. In embodiments, quality-of-service (QoS) is controlled for mobile devices at a per-user level. Mobile users may be provisioned on the satellite system according to a set of traffic policies based on their service level agreement (SLA). System resources of the satellite may be allocated to mobile users based on the demand of each mobile user and the set of traffic polices associated with each mobile user, regardless of which mobile terminal is used to access the system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Assignee: Viasat, Inc.
    Inventors: Corey Ryan Johnson, Brian T. Sleight, Thomas Duncan Lookabaugh, James Esserman, William F. Sullivan, Meherwan Polad
  • Patent number: 11968138
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method for a terminal to receive an aperiodic channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) resource in a wireless communication system. In particular, the method is characterized by: receiving period information for a periodic CSI-RS resource and first offset information; receiving configuration information related to an aperiodic CSI-RS resource set including at least one aperiodic CSI-RS resource; and receiving the at least one aperiodic CSI-RS resource on the basis of the configuration information and the first offset information, wherein the period information is not used for the at least one aperiodic CSI-RS resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2024
    Inventors: Hyunsu Cha, Jonghyun Park, Jiwon Kang
  • Patent number: 11956747
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for determining mobile network policy freshness. One method includes accessing a first policy associated with a first mobile network, a first policy identifier, and a freshness parameter. The method includes determining, based on the freshness parameter, whether the first policy is fresh. The method includes transmitting a registration message to a second mobile network. The registration message includes the first policy identifier in response to determining that the first policy is not fresh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Dimitrios Karampatsis, Apostolis Salkintzis, Genadi Velev
  • Patent number: 11956662
    Abstract: A wireless communication system in which wireless stations perform transmission, a plurality of wireless modules that are operated in a shared frequency band being installed in the wireless stations, wherein the wireless stations each include means for notifying a control device of environment information that includes capacity information regarding the wireless station and information regarding a surrounding wireless environment, and setting frequency channels in the plurality of wireless modules, the wireless stations being notified of the frequency channels by the control device, and the control device includes means for calculating a frequency channel of each wireless module of each wireless station based on the environment information collected from each wireless station, following a control guideline that is determined in advance, and notifying the wireless stations of the frequency channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiro Nakahira, Hirantha Abeysekera, Tomoki Murakami, Koichi Ishihara, Takafumi Hayashi, Yasushi Takatori
  • Patent number: 11956772
    Abstract: A sidelink transmission method includes: performing configuration based on first configuration information, so that the terminal device simultaneously works in both a network device scheduling mode Mode 1 and a terminal device autonomous mode Mode 2.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Inventors: Qian Zheng, Xiaodong Yang, Zichao Ji
  • Patent number: 11950263
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) transmits concurrent channel state information (CSI) processing capability information to a base station. The capability information can take various forms, and is intended to constrain the base station in the types of CSI requests that can be made to the UE. For example, the UE may indicate different CSI processing capabilities for intra-CC and inter-CC cases and/or for different codebook types. The UE may also specify supported combinations of codebook types for concurrent CSI reporting. The UE may also specify maximum resources or weighting factors for different codebook types. The UE may further restrict the rank information it provides and use a priority rule for “dropping” CSI report data due to payload size restrictions. The base station may direct, or the UE may implement, improved utilization of CSI resources that are shared for multiple concurrent CSI reports. Minimum time requirements for CSI reporting may also be relaxed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Chunhai Yao, Chunxuan Ye, Dawei Zhang, Ghaith N Hattab, Haitong Sun, Hong He, Ismael Gutierrez Gonzalez, Oghenekome Oteri, Wei Zeng, Weidong Yang, Yeong-Sun Hwang, Yuchul Kim, Yushu Zhang
  • Patent number: 11950271
    Abstract: Dynamically limiting MIMO transmission layers assigned to wireless devices to mitigate uplink noise levels measured at an access node (e.g. RSSI). The transmission layers can be adjusted based on a device capability or power class. For example, maximum MIMO transmission layers assigned to HPUEs can be reduced first.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum LP
    Inventor: Sreekar Marupaduga
  • Patent number: 11949514
    Abstract: This application provides an example method and an example apparatus for generating hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) information. The method includes receiving, by a terminal device, a first message sent by a network device. The first message is used to indicate that there are a plurality of active bandwidth parts (BWPs) in a cell or that there are M BWP groups in the cell, the M BWP groups may be obtained by dividing, by the network device, N configured BWPs, any BWP group includes an active BWP, M and N are integers greater than or equal to 2, and M is less than or equal to N. The method also includes generating, by the terminal device, HARQ information based on the plurality of active BWPs or the M BWP groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jiehua Xiao, Jinlin Peng, Zhenfei Tang
  • Patent number: 11930440
    Abstract: A communication control apparatus includes a processor configured to acquire communication information representing connection information of a first network slice, which is assigned as a connection destination of a terminal used by a user, among wireless communication lines respectively provided by communications carriers, from a control apparatus that controls the first network slice; and perform control to switch a network slice such that a second network slice different from the first network slice is assigned to the terminal, in a case where a deterioration of a communication quality of the first network slice is notified by using the communication information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: FUJIFILM Business Innovation Corp.
    Inventor: Ayumi Kobayashi
  • Patent number: 11930407
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment in a cellular network, the cellular network comprising a plurality of base stations, wherein at least one base station is configured to maintain neighbor relation data, wherein the user equipment is operating with an active base station in narrowband communication category, the method including, for the user equipment—receiving from the active base station a measurement instruction message, the measurement instruction message containing at least one restriction parameter relating to at least one of a reporting time indication and a minimum power level indicator, —receiving a connection release message, —measuring signals from at least one neighbor base station considering the at least one restriction parameter, and, on occasion of a reconnection—transmitting at least one neighbor measurement report to the active base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2024
    Assignee: Telit Cinterion Deutschland GmbH
    Inventors: Volker Breuer, Uwe Dummann
  • Patent number: 11916623
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates in general to telecommunications. In one of its aspects, the technology presented herein concerns a method, implemented in an Access Point (AP), for transmitting data intended for a terminal in a cell-free massive Multiple-Input and Multiple-Output (MIMO) communications system. The AP is grouped into a cluster together with other APs and the cluster operates autonomously. The cluster is connected to, and managed by, one Central Processing Unit (CPU). A message that the AP is selected to serve the terminal and data intended for said terminal are received from the CPU. Power control is independently conducted, exclusively considering the terminals that are served by the AP itself. Thereafter, said intended data is transmitted to the terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Pål Frenger, Erik G. Larsson, Giovanni Interdonato
  • Patent number: 11917569
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for adjusting clock frequencies of endpoint devices in a mesh network for narrowband and ultra-narrowband communications. An endpoint device receives a reference timing signal over a wireless network from a reference device in the network. The endpoint device determines the current value of the clock frequency of the endpoint device and further determines the frequency difference between the reference frequency of the reference timing signal and the current value of the clock frequency. Based on the frequency difference, the endpoint generates a control signal and applies the control signal to the crystal oscillator of the endpoint device to adjust the frequency of the crystal oscillator. The endpoint device communicates with another device in the network using the oscillating signal generated by the adjusted crystal oscillator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2024
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Technology, Inc.
    Inventor: Daniel E. Fabrega