Patents Examined by Benjamin H Elliott, IV
  • Patent number: 11563620
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described that support a single carrier multi-level coding (MLC) amplitude phase shift keying (APSK) modulated waveform. For example, a user equipment (UE) capable to communicate using MLC APSK modulated waveforms may transmit a channel state information (CSI) report, including a recommendation for a waveform configuration, to a base station. The base station may receive the CSI report and may transmit a configuration message to the UE, which may configure the UE with a set of waveform parameters associated with MLC APSK modulation. The UE may receive the configuration message and may communicate with the base station using MLC APSK modulated waveforms and based on the set of waveform parameters, which may reduce phase noise and provide lower peak average power ratio (PAPR) signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: January 24, 2023
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Daniel Paz, Michael Levitsky, Assaf Touboul
  • Patent number: 11546107
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method for determining a reference signal (RS), a network device, a user equipment (UE), and a computer storage medium, where the method includes: configuring N control resource sets for a UE, where K pieces of transmission configuration indication (TCI) information is configured in each of at least part of control resource sets in the N control resource sets, and a quantity of the TCI information K configured in different control resource sets in the at least part of control resource sets is the same or different; where N and K are integers greater than or equal to 1, and at least one RS is indicated in each piece of TCI information; and indicating to the UE the at least one RS in the K pieces of TCI information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Zhihua Shi, Wenhong Chen, Zhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 11546096
    Abstract: A method for communicating data between Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) devices in a network (100) including multiple nodes (200, 202). The method includes starting a scan mode at a first node (200) having data to send; and determining whether data to send has been transmitted to the first node from an upstream node or a downstream node. If the data to send was received from a downstream node, the first node begins a scan mode. If the data to send was received from an upstream node, the first node begins an ADV event.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 3, 2023
    Assignee: CARRIER CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chih-Kuang Lin, Davide Villa, Adam Kuenzi, Michael Lang, Ankit Tiwari
  • Patent number: 11528347
    Abstract: A network switch includes one or more queues to hold packets received from a first input flow and a second input flow. The network switch also includes a packet communication switch configured to access a first header of a first packet in the one or more queues and a second header of a second packet in the one or more queues. The first header includes first machine learning (ML) information that represents a first set of state transition probabilities under a set of actions performed at the network switch. The second header includes second ML information that represents a second set of state transition probabilities under the set of actions performed at the network switch. The packet communication switch is configured to selectively modify the first header or the second header based on a comparison of the first ML information and the second ML information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Bogdan Uscumlic, Gopalasingham Aravinthan, Lionel Natarianni
  • Patent number: 11528073
    Abstract: A communication terminal capable of at least millimeter-wave communication and microwave communication is provided. The communication terminal includes a repeater that relays communication between a first communication terminal and a second communication terminal by using millimeter-wave communication. Such a communication terminal is capable of maintaining good millimeter-wave communication between terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 13, 2022
    Assignee: MURATA MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ryuken Mizunuma, Satoshi Tanaka, Yasuhisa Yamamoto, Akiko Itabashi
  • Patent number: 11523379
    Abstract: A wireless device may be instructed to activate a cell. The wireless device may activate a cell and start a timer. The wireless device may receive downlink control information (DCI). The DCI may indicate monitoring of a downlink control channel or may indicate a resource grant. The wireless device may monitor the downlink control channel and start another timer. The wireless device may receive the resource grant while one or more timers are running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11522604
    Abstract: In a method and apparatus for inter-satellite communications, transmissions between a satellite and neighboring satellites that share an orbital plane occur via an aft antenna or a forward antenna and transmissions between the satellite and neighboring satellites that do not share an orbital plane occur via the aft antenna or the forward antenna timed during orbital plane crossings. This occurs even if the total path length and number of links is higher than inter-satellite communications that use side-to-side transfers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 6, 2022
    Assignee: Lynk Global, Inc.
    Inventors: Tyghe Robert Speidel, Andrew J. Gerber
  • Patent number: 11516177
    Abstract: In a cable network, embodiments detect and remediate a non-responsive customer premise equipment (CPE) device in a customer's premise with minimal or no interaction with a customer. Embodiments may detect and remediate a non-responsive CPE device without rebooting the non-responsive CPE device or the associated cable modem. Embodiments include troubleshooting a data link layer (e.g., Open System Interconnection (OSI) layer 2, or media access control (MAC) layer) and a network layer (e.g., OSI layer 3, or Internet layer) between a service operator network and the non-responsive CPE device. Embodiments include a guided integration and a proactive integration method, computer program product, and system to reduce and/or eliminate the need for a customer service representative to reboot a cable modem, and/or for a customer to reboot a non-responsive CPE device resulting in a fast and less disruptive service experience for the customer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: CSC Holdings, LLC
    Inventors: John Patrick Pomeroy, Eric Joseph Godas, David Wang, Andy Zovich, Kevin Fowler, Paul Hess
  • Patent number: 11516150
    Abstract: Methods and systems are disclosed. The method comprises: designating a first plurality of links from a first stack segment to a second stack segment as a first etherchannel link; designating a second plurality of links from the first stack segment to a third stack segment as a second etherchannel link, where the second stack segment and the third stack segment are in communication with a fourth stack segment; designating the first etherchannel link and the second etherchannel link as members of a hierarchical etherchannel link; and sending a packet from the first stack segment to the fourth stack segment using the hierarchical etherchannel link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Linda T. Cheng, Manpreet Singh Sandhu, Subrat Mohanty, Ali Ahmad Tareen, Ganesh Srinivasa Bhat
  • Patent number: 11516792
    Abstract: A wireless device may be instructed to activate a cell. The wireless device may activate a cell and start a timer. The wireless device may receive downlink control information (DCI). The DCI may indicate monitoring of a downlink control channel or may indicate a resource grant. The wireless device may monitor the downlink control channel and start another timer. The wireless device may receive the resource grant while one or more timers are running.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 29, 2022
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 11510084
    Abstract: A base station transmits parameters of cells grouped into control channel groups comprising: a primary control channel group; and a secondary control channel group. The secondary control channel group comprises: a control channel secondary cell with a secondary control channel; and a secondary cell. A radio link issue with the control channel secondary cell of a wireless device is detected. At least one command to deactivate the secondary cell for the wireless device is transmitted in response to the radio link issue.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Esmael Dinan
  • Patent number: 11509498
    Abstract: Optimized automated access network connectivity is provided. A network connecting device (NCD) may perform an optimized access network setup process upon boot-up to connect to an access network. The optimized process may be determined by a cloud-based machine-learning system based on learned connecting and network usage behaviors. The optimized process may include a sequence of network connectivity evaluations configured to minimize the setup time associated with discovering and connecting to an access network. The optimized process may further reduce or eliminate the probability of device failure due to an erroneous access network implementation by establishing communications with a test server prior to committing an access operating mode to non-volatile memory. The NCD may be configured to modify the device's master configuration settings to include the optimized process such that when a master reset is performed, the device may utilize the optimized process to discover and connect to the access network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Cox Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Paul Overcash, Yousef Wasef Nijim, James Alan Strothmann
  • Patent number: 11509594
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting a packet in a communication system, the method comprising: generating drop information indicating at least one source packet to be dropped among source packets to be transmitted and whether or not to drop each of the other source packets except the at least one source packet; performing forward error correction (FEC) encoding on the drop information and the other source packets except the at least one source packet; generating a repair packet comprising repair data for restoring the drop information and a repair symbol for restoring the other source packets except the at least one source packet; and transmitting the other source packets except the at least one source packet and the repair packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 22, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Sung-Hee Hwang, Hyun-Koo Yang
  • Patent number: 11496339
    Abstract: A radio receiver includes a channel estimator processing circuit including: a feature extractor configured to extract one or more features from a received signal, the features including a channel correlation estimated based on a reference signal in a current slot, the estimated channel correlation indicating a rate of change of a wireless channel over time; and a Doppler spread estimator configured to estimate a Doppler spread of the wireless channel by supplying the features to one or more Doppler shift predictors trained on training data across a training signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) range and across a training Doppler shift range, each Doppler shift predictor being trained on a portion of the training data corresponding to a different portion of the training data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Yacong Ding, Hyukjoon Kwon
  • Patent number: 11497019
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for adaptive subcarrier spacing in wireless communication networks are described. For example, the described aspects include transmitting, from the UE to a network entity, a first PRACH transmission with a first subcarrier spacing; determining, by the UE, that the first PRACH transmission to the network entity is not successful; and transmitting, from the UE, a second PRACH transmission with a second subcarrier spacing in response to determining that the first PRACH transmission is not successful, wherein the first subcarrier spacing is different from the second subcarrier spacing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung Ly, Hao Xu, Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Tingfang Ji, Durga Prasad Malladi
  • Patent number: 11496993
    Abstract: Embodiments of a Next Generation Node-B (gNB) and methods of communication are disclosed herein. The gNB may be configured with a gNB-CU and a gNB-DU. A first paging message for paging of the UE may be received at the gNB-CU from an access management function (AMF) entity. The first paging message may include: a paging identity of the UE; and a paging origin information element (IE) that indicates whether the paging of the UE is originated due to a protocol data unit (PDU) session from non-3GPP access. A second paging message to page the UE may be transmitted from the gNB-DU to the UE. The second paging message may include: the paging identity of the UE; and an access type parameter that indicates whether the paging of the UE is originated due to the PDU session from the non-3GPP access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Alexandre Saso Stojanovski, Alexander Sirotkin
  • Patent number: 11496976
    Abstract: A method and device for synchronization in a wireless communication system. The method includes broadcasting multiple synchronization signal blocks (SSBs) within a same carrier and broadcasting an indicator of system information according to information included in the multiple SSBs. Each of the multiple SSBs is sent on a different set of sub-carriers. Therefore, the demand for fair sharing of spectral resource may be met.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 8, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gen Li, Jianfeng Wang
  • Patent number: 11489704
    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: January 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: Cypress Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Ankit Sharma, Suprojit Mukherjee, Ayush Sood, Ashok Nimmala
  • Patent number: 11489733
    Abstract: A method includes collecting data relating to an event, the data including a timing of the event and a location of the event, predicting attendance at the event based on the collected data, predicting network usage based on the predicted attendance of the event, instantiating virtual network resources based on the predicted network usage, collecting post event data relating to actual attendance and network metrics, comparing the post event data with the predicted attendance and predicted network usage and updating a prediction algorithm based on the comparing step.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Joseph Soryal, Naila Jaoude, James Ibezim
  • Patent number: 11490443
    Abstract: A data transmission method, a data transmission apparatus, and a session management device are provided. The data transmission method includes obtaining state information of a UE to which downlink data is destined; selecting, for the UE, a first gateway function entity for transmission of the current downlink data according to the state information of the UE; determining a first data transmission path between the first gateway function entity and a second gateway function entity; and performing the transmission of the downlink data according to the first data transmission path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 1, 2022
    Assignee: DATANG MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS EQUIPMENT CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hucheng Wang, Ming Ai, Yunjing Hou