Patents Examined by Bob A. Phunkulh
  • Patent number: 10298371
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, receiving, by a network element of a distributed antenna system, a reference signal, a control channel and a first modulated signal at a first carrier frequency, the first modulated signal including first communications data provided by a base station and directed to a mobile communication device. The instructions in the control channel direct the network element of the distributed antenna system to convert the first modulated signal at the first carrier frequency to the first modulated signal in a first spectral segment. The reference signal is received at an out of band frequency relative to the control channel. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Irwin Gerszberg, Paul Shala Henry, Robert Bennett, Farhad Barzegar, Donald J Barnickel, Thomas M. Willis, III
  • Patent number: 10284345
    Abstract: An apparatus and a apparatus method for controlling transmissions of base stations are proposed. In the method, the apparatus belongs to a set of apparatuses controlled by a common controller, transmits at least one control signal unique to the apparatus within a given area and transmits also a second control signal common to a set of apparatuses controlled by the same controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Henrik Christian Liljestrom, Tuula-Mari Rautala, Pertlu Aukusti Mella, Pekka Johannes Marjelund
  • Patent number: 10285165
    Abstract: A method for allocating resources for a scheduling request indicator (SRI) is disclosed. An SRI cycle period for use by user equipment (UE) within a cell is transmitted from a NodeB in a cell to UE within the cell. The NodeB transmits a specific SRI subframe offset and an index value to the particular UE within the cell. The specific SRI subframe offset and the index value enable the UE to determine a unique combination of cyclic shift, RS orthogonal cover, data orthogonal cover, and resource block number for the UE to use as a unique physical resource for an SRI in the physical uplink control channel (PUCCH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Pierre Bertrand, Zukang Shen, Tarik Muharemovic
  • Patent number: 10278092
    Abstract: Apparatus for communications management in a communications system of a moving platform comprising a plurality of systems and/or functions and at least one platform application, the communications system comprising at least one transmitter for transmitting data received from the at least one platform application and being configured to effect wireless data communication thereof by means of one of a plurality of supported communications links, wherein the apparatus comprises a data management module configured to: receive a control message indicative that no suitable communications links are available for transmission of platform application data; obtain a classification in respect of platform application data to be transmitted to at least one recipient node; determine, from a stored ruleset, an action to be taken in respect of the platform application data according to the respective classification thereof, wherein the action comprises one of storing or discarding the platform application data; and generat
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BAE Systems plc
    Inventors: Peter Noble Hudson, Rania Hamdi Eissa
  • Patent number: 10271244
    Abstract: A method for managing traffic detection including: receiving predetermined traffic monitoring conditions; processing at least one packet to determine packet properties; determining an application identifier to associate with the traffic flow based on the packet properties; determining at least one policy to apply to the traffic flow based on the traffic monitoring conditions, packet properties and the application identifier; and communicating the at least one policy to be applied to the traffic flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sandvine Corporation
    Inventors: Said Zaghloul, Yuval Lifshitz
  • Patent number: 10264441
    Abstract: One embodiment of the present invention relates to a method for performing discovery by a device supporting Wi-Fi Direct, the method comprising the steps of: calling, by a service end, a SeekService method and an AdvertiseService method; and transmitting a probe request on the basis of at least one of the SeekService method and the AdvertiseService method, wherein when the type field of the SeekService method is active and the periodic field of the AdvertiseService method is 1 or higher, the probe request includes a service hash generated from the service_name of the SeekService method, and a service hash and an advertisement ID generated from the service_name of the AdvertiseService method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Byungjoo Lee, Dongcheol Kim
  • Patent number: 10250511
    Abstract: Embodiments provide a system and method for network tracking. By using packet capture applications having a flow identifier and a time stamper, one or more raw packets from one or more packet flows intercepted from a network can be tagged with a unique identifier and timestamp that can later be used to aggregate packet flows that have been analyzed by one or more capture applications. The unique identifier can relate to the network interface of the particular capture application and can also have an increasing value, where the increase in value can be monotonic. Later capture applications, while capable of generating secondary timestamps, can disregard those secondary timestamps for the primary timestamp of the first capture application in order to remove complications arising from latency issues.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: William A. Bird, Russell Couturier, Vijay Dheap, Patrick V. Johnstone, Ben A. Wuest, Alex Omø Agerholm
  • Patent number: 10250304
    Abstract: Provided is a method of transmitting and receiving a frame for a multi-user multiple-input and multiple-output (MU-MIMO) communication in an access point (AP), the method including determining at least one transmission station (STA), transmitting, to the transmission STA, an uplink multi-user poll (UL MU poll) frame requesting a data frame, receiving the data frame from the at least one transmission STA simultaneously, and transmitting an acknowledgement (ACK) frame to the at least one transmission STA in response to the receiving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONIC AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jee Yon Choi, Hyoung Jin Kwon, Je Hun Lee, Sok Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 10237839
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for phase tracking in wireless communications using frames with some portions that use relatively long symbol durations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Lin Yang, Bin Tian, Tao Tian
  • Patent number: 10237704
    Abstract: A unidirectional service implementation method and an apparatus for transmitting media content collected by a terminal in a wireless communication system are provided. The unidirectional service implementation method includes registering with a server by transmitting a registration message, transmitting a first unidirectional service request message including information requesting a first unidirectional service, and establishing a first session based on the first unidirectional service request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hoyeon Lee, Sangsoo Jeong, Sunghoon Kim, Erik Guttman
  • Patent number: 10225204
    Abstract: An apparatus comprising a processor and interface for receiving and transmitting packets to external units. The interface comprises a first layer filter and first packet queues; the processor comprises a kernel, second layer filter, second packet queues and applications. For a packet received by the unit, the unit delivers parts the packet to the first layer filter; applies first level filtering; performs first sorting and delivers parts of the packet according to first level filtering rules and delivers parts of the packet to one of the first packet queues in dependence on the first sorting; the unit further being adapted for delivering the packet to second layer filter from kernel or from first packet queues; applying second level filtering; performing second sorting of parts of the packet and delivering parts of the packet to one of the applications in dependence on the second sorting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Jiangtao Zhang, Bengt Johansson, Sten Rune Pettersson
  • Patent number: 10225813
    Abstract: A receiving device, user equipment, communication system and a method for processing synchronization information are provided. The receiving device comprises a synchronization information processing apparatus configured to combine synchronization information of a plurality of frequency channels based on time and frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Yunshuai Tang, Yanzeng Fu, Hong Zhang, Jie Lei, Zhen Wang, Zhuanni Jia, Lei Li
  • Patent number: 10225866
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and apparatuses for signaling and generating an enhanced random access frame in a wireless network are provided. One aspect of this disclosure provides a method of wireless communication. The method includes receiving, at a first device, a first frame from a second device indicating one or more frequency bandwidths available for random access by the first device. The method further includes transmitting, at the first device, a second frame to the second device in response to the first frame, the second frame comprising an indication of an identifier of the first device and indicating a selection of at least one frequency bandwidth of the one or more frequency bandwidths, the second frame not including a medium access control (MAC) payload data portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yan Zhou, Alfred Asterjadhi, Simone Merlin, George Cherian
  • Patent number: 10200988
    Abstract: Embodiments include a physical resource block scheduling method, network device, and system, which may be used to perform scheduling request indicator SRI scheduling. The method includes: receiving a scheduling request indicator SRI sent by user equipment UE; allocating M PRBs to the UE according to a reference quantity of bits for scheduling; receiving, on a physical uplink shared channel, an uplink transmission block TB that is sent, in response to current-time SRI scheduling, by the UE; and determining, according to the uplink TB, a reference quantity of bits for scheduling for next-time SRI scheduling of the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Lingyun Lei
  • Patent number: 10187864
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. A base station may establish a transmission gap between downlink (DL) and uplink (UL) transmissions on a shared radio frequency (RF) spectrum band using time division duplex (TDD). A length of the gap may be based at least in part on a maximum allowed length of a filler signal corresponding to a coverage area of the base station. To reserve the shared band, a user equipment (UE) may communicate the filler signal for a length of time that is based at least in part on the maximum allowed length and a geographic distance between the UE and the base station. UEs farther from the base station transmit the filler signal of shorter lengths before sending an UL transmission, so that the UL transmissions from different UEs arrive at the same time at the base station regardless of the geographic distance between the UEs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Taesang Yoo, Juan Montojo, Jing Sun, Zhifei Fan
  • Patent number: 10187310
    Abstract: A system and method for supporting network isolation in a multi-tenant cluster environment. An exemplary method can support one or more tenants, and can associate each of the one or more tenants with a partition of a plurality of partitions, and can also associate each of the plurality of partitions with one or more nodes of a plurality of nodes, each of the plurality of nodes being associated with a leaf switch of a plurality of switches. The method can mark each of the plurality of partitions with a policy parameter. The method can assign each node of the plurality of nodes a partitioning order based on the marked on the partition associated with each node. Finally, the method can, based at least upon the marking of the partition of the plurality of partitions, generate one or more linear forwarding tables for use in the multi-tenant cluster environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Feroz Zahid, Ernst Gunnar Gran, Bartosz Bogdanski, Bjørn Dag Johnsen
  • Patent number: 10172044
    Abstract: A first base station of an access network exchanges with a first peer device and a network element of a core network to establish a peer-to-peer connection and associated first access network bearer for the first peer device. The first access network bearer is unbound to a core network bearer. The first base station receives a data packet from the first peer device over the first access network bearer, wherein the data packet is addressed to a second peer device. The first base station further forwards the data packet to the second base station for the second peer device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC
    Inventor: Apostolis Salkintzis
  • Patent number: 10165601
    Abstract: The present invention relates to methods and apparatuses radio base station (120, 600) and UE (110, 700) for enabling a UE to perform a random access. According to embodiments of the present invention, an identification number of a dedicated random access preamble is, in a message, transmitted together with information indicating in which channel or channels the preamble is valid for the UE. The UE (110, 700) can then use the received information and based on that information perform a random access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 25, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Michael Meyer, Magnus Stattin
  • Patent number: 10154481
    Abstract: Aspects of the disclosure relate to wireless communication systems configured to provide techniques for strategically placing a sounding reference signal (SRS) within a slot to improve the decoding timeline. Aspects of the disclosure further relate to wireless communication systems configured to optimize the physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) search space within a slot to improve the decoding timeline. Features may also include placing the SRS near the end of the slot, such as after the uplink user data traffic and the corresponding uplink demodulation reference signal (DMRS). In addition, features may also include identifying the PDCCH search space within the slot based on at least a slot index of the slot. Other aspects, embodiments, and features are also claimed and described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo, Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu, Peter Gaal, Yi Huang, Renqiu Wang, Seyong Park
  • Patent number: 10153930
    Abstract: A communication device encodes a plurality of information bits to generate a plurality of encoded bits, and maps the plurality of encoded bits to a plurality of constellation symbols, including mapping each bit to multiple constellation symbols. The communication device generates a plurality of orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols corresponding to a physical layer (PHY) data unit using the plurality of constellation symbols, wherein the OFDM symbols are generated such that: the OFDM symbols have a tone spacing that is ¼ of a tone spacing of a legacy wireless communication protocol, and the OFDM symbols span only a subband of a 20 MHz communication channel. The communication device generates a transmission signal using the plurality of OFDM symbols, the transmission signal spanning only the subband of the 20 MHz communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou, Su Khiong Yong