Patents Examined by Bob A. Phunkulh
  • Patent number: 11224094
    Abstract: A system for an airborne platform includes a network controller, a first subsystem having a number of devices configured to communicate a first data type, and a second subsystem having a number of devices configured to communicate a second data type. The network controller includes a processing circuit and is communicably coupled to the first subsystem and to the second subsystem. The processing circuit is configured to receive data relating to the first data type over a first plurality of communication channels and data relating to the second data type over a second plurality of communication channels. The processing circuit is further configured to multiplex the data relating to the first data type and the second data type to a multiplexed data stream configured for communication over a single communication channel. The processing circuit is further configured to transmit the multiplexed data stream over a data transmission line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Rockwell Collins, Inc.
    Inventors: Matthew P. Corbett, Brent James Nelson, Jason R. Owen, James Matthew Zaehring
  • Patent number: 11212364
    Abstract: The present application describes a communication system including a first apparatus including a single application processor operably coupled to a non-transitory memory including instructions and a local group of discrete radio resources each including a modem. The single application processor of the first apparatus is configured to at least execute the instructions of sending a request for capacity information to a second, remote apparatus. The second apparatus includes a single application processor, a non-transitory memory operably coupled to the single application processor, and a local group of discrete radio resources each including a modem operably coupled to the single application processor. The first apparatus is also configured to execute the instructions of determining, from the local group of discrete radio resources of the first and second apparatuses, a dedicated resource to handle a communication request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Inventors: Adam Christopher Markham, Brett Michael Brotherton, Kevin Michael Dyer
  • Patent number: 11202208
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a communication control device capable of smoothly exchanging information between a plurality of wireless systems. [Solution] Provided is a communication control device including: a communication unit configured to transmit geographical location information of the own device or a communication node served by the own device to a communication control determination device that controls coexistence of a plurality of wireless systems; and an acquisition unit configured to acquire, from the communication control determination device, information including information necessary for communication control for coexistence as information regarding another communication control determination device that manages a peripheral region of a geographical region managed by the communication control determination device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Sho Furuichi
  • Patent number: 11202193
    Abstract: A device can receive, from a node in a core network, application identifiers associated with applications accessible by a first user device. The application identifiers can be associated with latency requirements. The device can obtain, from the first user device, a first packet associated with a first packet flow. The device can compare information regarding the first packet flow, and the application identifiers to determine that the first packet is destined for a low-latency application having a specified latency range. The device can identify a first low-latency bearer that satisfies the specified latency range associated with the low-latency application. The device can map the first packet flow to the first low-latency bearer, and communicate packets, associated with the first packet flow, using the first low-latency bearer. The packets can include data packets communicated between an entity hosting the low-latency application and the first user device, while bypassing the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 14, 2021
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Jignesh S. Panchal, Ratul Kumar Guha, Kalyani Bogineni, Hans Raj Nahata
  • Patent number: 11197331
    Abstract: A communication device (UE) conducting wired and/or wireless communications may issue service requests using zero-round-trip-time (zero-RTT) connectivity. The UE may obtain, prior to initiating an application, an address corresponding to a service and a security credential for use in accessing the service. The UE may receive, after initiating the application, an instruction to issue a service request, and generate the service request that may include a service identifier corresponding to the service, the address corresponding to the service, and the security credential for use in accessing the service. The UE may then transmit the service request to an edge server associated with the service. The edge server may route the service according to the service identifier. Multiple data centers/servers may advertise their services to the edge server associated with the service, facilitating fast routing of the service request by the edge server associated with the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 7, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventor: Christopher M. Bell
  • Patent number: 11183773
    Abstract: A configurable wireless communications module may include a first antenna layer having one or more antenna operating at a first wireless radio band; a second antenna layer having one or more antenna operating at a second wireless radio band; and a support structure for supporting the first antenna layer and the second antenna layer in a stacked configuration. The first antenna layer and/or the second antenna layer may be divided into sectors, with a directional antenna assigned to each sector, and with each directional antenna operating on a designated channel. Antenna layers may be individually accessed and removed/inserted for ease of maintenance and enhancement of function. An optional accessory module may support additional sensors and elements beyond antennas to allow for enhanced customization based on the intended application.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 23, 2021
    Assignee: HOOK'D WIFI INC.
    Inventors: Jeremy B. Fried, Jimmy Wynoka Sheffield, Jr., Amber E. Wayne, Frank Carlo Pallone
  • Patent number: 11175649
    Abstract: A method for mediating an interaction between a control station and a remote system includes maintaining, at a command monitor, data characterizing an operation of the remote system in response to execution of commands at the remote system, receiving, at the command monitor, state information from the remote system, updating the data characterizing the operation of the remote system based on the received state information, receiving, at the command monitor, one or more commands sent from the control station, determining a predicted set of one or more outcomes that would result from execution of the one or more commands at the remote system based at least in part on the data characterizing the operation of the remote system, and preventing issuance of at least one command of the one or more commands at the remote system based on the predicted set of one or more outcomes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 16, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Robert Cunningham, Benjamin Kaiser, Margaret Boning, Jeffrey Brandon, Alice Lee
  • Patent number: 11160050
    Abstract: A UE in a wireless communication system is provided. The UE comprises a transceiver configured to receive SS/PBCH block over downlink channels using a set of parameters based on an operation mode. The operation mode is configured for the SS/PBCH block as a first operation mode in which the SS/PBCH block is used on a LAA Scell or a second operation mode in which the SS/PBCH block is at least used on a Pcell. The set of parameters is configured as a first set of parameters for the SS/PBCH block when the operation mode of the SS/PBCH block is configured as the first operation mode or a second set of parameters for the SS/PBCH block when the operation mode of the SS/PBCH block is configured as the second operation mode. The first and second set of parameters include different information each other.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongbo Si, Yingzhe Li
  • Patent number: 11159284
    Abstract: Teachings herein improve the choice of carrier placement in a wireless communication network by de-coupling the carrier raster from the subcarrier grid. Recognizing that the placement of a carrier by its center frequency is an artificial construct, it is re-defined and the carrier placement is instead defined by the carrier position, which is on a carrier raster (e.g., 100 kHz), but in general does not have to be the center of the carrier. Second, a subcarrier grid is defined that is common for all RF carriers and spanning a range of frequencies, at least within an operating band, and provides orthogonality for subcarriers within all RF carriers regardless of carrier position. Third, a unique mapping from the carrier position on the RF carrier raster to a subcarrier reference position, e.g., the DC subcarrier, is defined, which in turn identifies the exact position of the RF carrier on the subcarrier grid.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 26, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Johan Sköld, Robert Baldemair, Håkan Björkegren
  • Patent number: 11153802
    Abstract: Aspects of the subject disclosure may include, for example, a device that determines each of a default downlink forwarding address of a first interface of a user plane and a currently used downlink forwarding address of the first interface of the user plane. One of an uplink user data packet comprising an origination address of a second interface of the user plane, a downlink user data packet comprising a destination address of the second interface of the user plane or both are received, by way of the user plane. One of the default downlink forwarding address, the currently used downlink forwarding address or both can be modified based on the uplink origination address, the destination address or both. Modification of the default downlink forwarding address, the currently used downlink forwarding address or both results in a redirection of an associated packet flow within the user plane. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Jiansong Wang, Joseph Dahan, Ryan Redfern
  • Patent number: 11153212
    Abstract: In an approach to managing transmission frequency for a plurality of edge devices of an interconnected distributed network, one or more computer processors determine a maximum writing frequency, MWF, for the interconnected distributed network; iteratively process values of data flow writing frequency, DFWF, for a plurality of edge devices of an interconnected distributed network in accordance with an optimization algorithm based on the MWF to identify a convergence in the values of DFWF, wherein each iteration of processing values comprises, at each edge device in the plurality of edge devices, determine a value of DFWF based on an associated utility function of the respective edge device, wherein the utility function is a measure of utility of the device as a function of DFWF; responsive to identifying convergence, determine the converged values of DFWF to be optimal values of DFWF for the plurality of edge devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Mingming Liu, Bora Caglayan, Cristian-Alexandru Olariu, Gavin Shorten
  • Patent number: 11153778
    Abstract: A buffer status report reporting method and apparatus, the method including determining, by a terminal, a first logical channel used to transmit first-type service data, where data processing duration required by the first-type service data is less than a first specified threshold, triggering, by the terminal, a first buffer status report BSR based on the first logical channel when the first-type service data that can be used to be sent exists on the first logical channel, sending the first BSR to a base station, receiving a first uplink resource allocated by the base station to the first logical channel, and sending, by the terminal, the first-type service data by using the first uplink resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Bin Xu, Wei Quan, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11146434
    Abstract: A communication device generates a transmission signal for transmission via a wireless communication channel, wherein the transmission signal corresponds to a physical layer (PHY) data unit that conforms to a range extension mode of a first communication protocol. Generating the PHY data unit includes generating a preamble of a PHY data unit, wherein the preamble is generated to include: a legacy signal field that includes information indicating a duration of the PHY data unit, a duplicate of the legacy signal field, a plurality of subfields of a non-legacy signal field, and a plurality of additional subfields with the same data as the plurality of subfields of the non-legacy signal field. The plurality of subfields of the non-legacy signal field and the plurality of additional subfields are modulated to signal to a receiving device that the PHY data unit conforms to the range extension mode of a first communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Hongyuan Zhang, Hui-Ling Lou, Su Khiong Yong
  • Patent number: 11146314
    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: February 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Jee Yon Choi, Hyoung Jin Kwon, Je Hun Lee, Sok Kyu Lee
  • Patent number: 11140615
    Abstract: A method and system for joining a Wi-Fi network with a mobile device based on historical device behavior includes detecting, using a mobile device, a new Wi-Fi network connection is available for connection by the mobile device. The method and system includes determining that the new connection meets a first connection threshold based on first connection factors. The method and system further includes analyzing historical data regarding acceptance of Wi-Fi network connections for the device. The analysis of the historical data is used to determine a pattern for accepting a connection. The method and system includes determining when to accept the new Wi-Fi network connection based on the new connection meeting the first connection threshold based on the first connection factors, and the second connection threshold based on the historical data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Dana L. Price, Paul Barry
  • Patent number: 11122453
    Abstract: A secondary node (SN) in evolved universal mobile telecommunications system terrestrial radio access network new radio-dual connectivity (EN-DC) with a master node (MN) can directly provide measurement configuration and receive measurement reports from a UE and/or coordinate measurement configuration and reporting with the MN. For example, only one measurement object configuration is allowed for a frequency, but both MN and SN can provide measurement reporting configurations on the same measurement object. The UE can send measurement reports for the same measurement object to both MN and SN or the node that configured the reporting criteria configuration. In another embodiment, only one node provides the reporting configuration but configures the UE to provide reporting to one node or both MN and SN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Candy Yiu, Sudeep K. Palat, Seau S. Lim, Yujian Zhang
  • Patent number: 11109236
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user equipment (UE) may receive data transmissions on primary cell and transmit feedback for the data transmissions on a secondary cell, where carriers on the secondary cell have a subcarrier spacing that is greater than the subcarrier spacing of carriers on the primary cell. The UE may perform a self-contained transmission by receiving data and transmitting feedback within a single transmission opportunity. The base station may schedule the UE for only downlink transmissions in the primary cell, removing uplink transmission resources and guard periods from slots of primary cell carriers. The UE may transmit other information on the high band cell as well, such as a channel quality indicator or scheduling requests. The base station may apply rate adjustments for downlink transmission in the next slot of a primary cell carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 31, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Rahul Malik, Kaushik Chakraborty
  • Patent number: 11088714
    Abstract: A method and system of transmitting data. The method comprises receiving data, in a memory of the server computing device, from an asset tracker device; determining, in a processor of the server computing device, one or more weighting factors representing a respective priority associated with one or more of a latency, a cost, a power utilization and a throughput associated with transmission of the data for each of a plurality of communication channels; and selecting, from the plurality of communication channels, a communication channel for transmission of the data based at least in part on the one or more weighting factors and a transmission schedule for the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 10, 2021
    Assignee: Allosense, Inc.
    Inventor: Roman Sandoval
  • Patent number: 11082170
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for transmitting and receiving data in a wireless communication system supporting a short transmission time interval (TTI) and an apparatus therefor. Specifically, the method may comprise the steps of: receiving a downlink control channel for which a first TTI is configured; and transmitting a specific uplink channel for which a second TTI is configured, on the basis of the received downlink control channel, wherein the first TTI and the second TTI are configured to have different lengths, the specific uplink channel is transmitted through a subframe after a specific processing time from the end point of a resource region allocated to the downlink control channel, and the specific processing time is set according to at least one of a first processing time for the downlink control channel and a second processing time for the specific uplink control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 3, 2021
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kyuhwan Kwak, Yunjung Yi, Daesung Hwang, Seungmin Lee, Hyunho Lee
  • Patent number: 11075839
    Abstract: The disclosure application discloses a method. The method includes: determining, by a control node, routing entry information of a service function forwarding node in a SFP in the SFC, where the routing entry information records a mapping relationship between route prefix information and next hop information, the route prefix information includes a SPI and a SI, the SPI is used to identify the SFP, the SI is used to identify a location of the service function forwarding node in the SFP, and the next hop information is used to indicate a next hop node of the service function forwarding node in the SFP; and sending, by the control node, the routing entry information to the service function forwarding node, where the routing entry information is used by the service function forwarding node to generate a forwarding table used to instruct the service function forwarding node to forward a packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 27, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Shunwan Zhuang, Junlin Zhang, Nan Wu