Patents Examined by Brian O Connor
  • Patent number: 10122459
    Abstract: A data communication system comprises an optical transferring device, optical network units, and user processors. The optical transferring device splits a received optical signal into split optical signals. Each optical network unit transforms a respective split optical signal into M first electronic signals, M>1. Each user processor comprises an input mapping unit to map the respective M first electronic signals into N second electronic signals, N?M; an equalization processor to equalize the N second electronic signals and generate a set of N equalized electronic signals; a wave-front demultiplexer to perform a wave-front demultiplexing transform on the N equalized electronic signals, and output N wave-front demultiplexed signals, each of the N wave-front demultiplexed signals being a unique linear combination of the N equalized electronic signals; and an output mapping unit to map the N wave-front demultiplexed signals into at least M third digital electronic data signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: SPATIAL DIGITAL SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventor: Donald C. D. Chang
  • Patent number: 10110550
    Abstract: An example system for device-independent point to multipoint communication is configured to receive a message addressed to one or more destination users, the message type being, for example, Short Message Service (SMS), Instant Messaging (IM), E-mail, web form input, or Application Program Interface (API) function call. The system also is configured to determine information about the destination users, the information comprising preferred devices and interfaces for receiving messages, the information further including message receiving preferences. The system applies rules to the message based on destination user information to determine the message endpoints, the message endpoints being, for example, Short Message Service (SMS), Instant Messaging (IM), E-mail, web page output, or Application Program Interface (API) function call. The system translates the message based on the destination user information and message endpoints and transmits the message to each endpoint of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: TWITTER, INC.
    Inventors: Jack Dorsey, Christopher Isaac Stone
  • Patent number: 10104668
    Abstract: A wireless telecommunications system in which downlink communications are made using a radio interface that spans a system frequency bandwidth (host carrier) and supports at least some communications from a base station to least some terminal devices within a plurality of restricted frequency bands (virtual carriers) which are narrower than and within the system frequency bandwidth. A terminal device conveys an indication of its identity, to the base station during an initial connection procedure as the terminal device seeks to access the radio interface. The terminal device and the base station both determine a selected restricted frequency band from among the plurality of restricted frequency bands based on the identity of the terminal device in the same way. Thus the terminal device and base station select the same restricted frequency band and can accordingly configure their respective transceivers to allow downlink communications between them within the selected restricted frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 10104000
    Abstract: Example implementations relate to reducing control plane overload of a network device. In an example, a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium may store instructions that, when executed by a processor of an SDN controller, cause the SDN controller to track packet-in messages received from a controlled switch and, if a rate of packet-in messages received from the controlled switch exceeds a threshold, send a flow rule to the controlled switch to divert a subset of unmatched flows to a non-SDN forwarding pipeline of the controlled switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventor: Shaun Wackerly
  • Patent number: 10098059
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure describe discovering physical cell identifiers in wireless communications. It can be determined to discover a physical cell identifier of one or more cells in a zone based at least in part on detecting a condition. A cell-specific signal can be received from at least one cell of the one or more cells in the zone. The cell-specific signal can be associated with one of a plurality of cell-specific signal hypotheses. The physical cell identifier of the at least one cell can be determined as one of a plurality of physical cell identifiers that corresponds to the one of the plurality of cell-specific signal hypotheses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hung Ly, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Tingfang Ji, Jing Jiang, Yang Yang, June Namgoong
  • Patent number: 10097270
    Abstract: An optical apparatus includes a front optics section and a spectrometer section. The front optics section includes a spot de-multiplexer configured to receive a plurality of multi-mode optical signals each having a plurality of modal components, and to output in a linear array of a corresponding plurality of optical beams for each multimode optical signal. The spectrometer section includes a wavelength steering element configured to separate each of the optical beams into a plurality of wavelength channels. A fiber steering element is configured to steer the wavelength channels between the optical beams.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: WSOU Investments, LLC
    Inventors: Nicolas K. Fontaine, David Neilson, Roland Ryf
  • Patent number: 10098123
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide techniques for wireless communications by a user equipment (UE). An exemplary method, performed by a UE, generally includes receiving a physical broadcast channel (PBCH), and determining, based on a first one or more bits in the PBCH, whether a second one or more bits in the PBCH are used to indicate control information for communications related to a first type of applications or a second type of applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Hao Xu, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10091137
    Abstract: A network switch to support scalable and flexible wildcard matching (WCM) comprises a packet processing pipeline including a plurality of packet processing units each configured to generate a master key for a WCM request to a memory pool and process a packet based on looked up WCM rules. The memory pool includes a plurality of memory groups each configured to maintain a plurality of WCM tables to be searched in one or more SRAM memory tiles of the memory group, format the master key generated by the packet processing unit into a compact key based on a bitmap per user configuration, hash the formatted compact key and perform wildcard matching with the WCM tables stored in the one or more SRAM memory tiles of the memory group using the formatted compact key, process and provide the WCM rules from the wildcard matching to the requesting packet processing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Cavium, Inc.
    Inventors: Anh Tran, Jeffrey Huynh, Weihuang Wang
  • Patent number: 10091013
    Abstract: A local router stores a content distribution map that specifies a plurality of permitted multicast groups. The local router receives communications from user devices on an access-network side of the local router. Those received communications identify multicast groups for which user devices wish to receive data. The local router ascertains if those identified multicast groups are permitted multicast groups specified by the stored content distribution map. For multicast groups ascertained to be permitted multicast groups, the local router sends communications across a network-side interface requesting membership in those multicast groups. The local router may then receive data for those multicast groups and forward that data to user devices. For multicast groups identified in user device communications ascertained not to be permitted multicast groups, the local router sends no communications across the network-side interface requesting membership.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Brian E. Field
  • Patent number: 10075252
    Abstract: Telecommunication systems using multiple Nyquist zone operations are provided. In one aspect, a telecommunication system can include a first section and a second section. The first section can receive signals from at least one transmitting base station or transmitting terminal device. The received signals have frequencies in multiple frequency bands. The first section can also sample the received signals such that the received signals are aliased. The first section can also combine the aliased signals from the frequency bands into a combined frequency band in a common Nyquist zone. The second section can extract signals from the combined frequency band. The extracted signals are to be transmitted at frequencies in a frequency band from a Nyquist zone that is different than the common Nyquist zone. The second section can also transmit the extracted signals to at least one receiving base station or receiving terminal device. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Oliver Braz, Markus Mederle, Alfons Dussmann, Van E. Hanson, Nelson Christian Schmidt, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10070366
    Abstract: In accordance with particular embodiments, a method for offloading a wireless device is disclosed. The method comprises identifying a second best cell. The second best cell provides the wireless device with a second wireless signal that has a first signal characteristic that is less than a corresponding first signal characteristic of a first wireless signal provided by a serving cell. The method also includes offloading the wireless device from the serving cell to the second best cell despite the first signal characteristic of the first wireless signal of the serving cell being better than the first signal characteristic of the second wireless signal of the second best cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Florent Munier, Gerardo Agni Medina Acosta, Nianshan Shi, Mark Curran
  • Patent number: 10070401
    Abstract: A method for supporting a secondary cell (SCell) addition in a radio access system that supports a carrier aggregation (CA), the method is performed by a primary cell (PCell) of a first timing advanced group (TAG) and includes acquiring, from a SCell of a second TAG, random access channel (RACH) resource information related to a random access procedure, wherein the random access procedure is to be performed at the SCell in order to add the SCell to the first TAG; transmitting, to a user equipment (UE), SCell related information, wherein the SCell related information includes a cell identifier of the SCell and the RACH resource information; and receiving, from the UE, a message reporting that the random access procedure at the SCell has failed, wherein the RACH resource information includes RACH parameters required to perform the random access procedure, and wherein a timing advanced value of the first TAG is different from a timing advanced value of the second TAG.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Bonghoe Kim, Suckchel Yang, Yunjung Yi, Joonkui Ahn
  • Patent number: 10064181
    Abstract: Sub-band allocation techniques for reduced-bandwidth machine-type communication (MTC) devices are described. In one embodiment, for example, user equipment (UE) may comprise logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to identify a machine-type communication (MTC) sub-band allocation based on received MTC sub-band allocation information, the MTC sub-band allocation to comprise an allocation of a plurality of subcarriers to an MTC sub-band of a system bandwidth of a serving cell of the UE, the MTC sub-band allocation to define at least one MTC direct current (DC) subcarrier among the plurality of subcarriers, and a radio interface to receive a transmission via the MTC sub-band according to the MTC sub-band allocation. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Seunghee Han, Debdeep Chatterjee, Gang Xiong, Elmar Wagner
  • Patent number: 10057393
    Abstract: A codec-specific radio link adaptation procedure can be implemented at the radio access network (RAN) level. A process includes receiving, from a mobile device, a bitstream carrying speech data as part of a communication session, determining, based at least in part on a result of inspecting packets of the bitstream or a notification message from an Internet Protocol (IP) Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) core, that the bitstream is associated with a codec that provides improved performance of the mobile device as compared to legacy codecs in similar radio conditions; and adapting a radio link for the communication session according to the codec.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Ming Shan Kwok, Mark McDiarmid, Jun Liu
  • Patent number: 10044600
    Abstract: The present disclosure discloses a method and device for calculating a network path. Wherein, the method includes that: a network control node calculates a forwarding path from a source node to a destination node according to capability information of a forwarding node and a constraint condition. By the method, correctness of calculating the SDN path and network applicability may be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventors: Junhui Zhang, Yanjie Zhao, Zhui Guo
  • Patent number: 10039108
    Abstract: Techniques for group-based spatial stream assignment signaling in 60 GHz wireless networks are described. According to various such techniques, a 60 GHz-capable transmitting device may be configured to define one or more DL MU-MIMO groups, each of which may comprise one or more respective 60 GHz-capable receiving devices. In various embodiments, the 60 GHz-capable transmitting device may include a DL MU-MIMO group ID within DL MU-MIMO control information in a PHY header of a PPDU in order to indicate that the PPDU is directed to a DL MU-MIMO group corresponding to that DL MU-MIMO group ID. In some embodiments, DL MU-MIMO control information may comprise information specifying spatial stream assignments for the 60 GHz-capable receiving devices of that DL MU-MIMO group. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chittabrata Ghosh, Carlos Cordeiro
  • Patent number: 10038490
    Abstract: Signaling techniques to support DL MU-MIMO in 60 GHz wireless networks are described. According to various such techniques, a transmitting 60 GHz-capable device may be configured to include DL MU-MIMO control information in a PHY header of a PPDU that comprises respective data for multiple receiving devices. In some embodiments, the DL MU-MIMO control information may include information identifying each such receiving device. In various embodiments, the DL MU-MIMO control information may include information specifying—for each such receiving device—one or more respective spatial streams that are assigned to that receiving device. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL IP CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chittabrata Ghosh, Carlos Cordeiro
  • Patent number: 10038567
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and data structures are provided for managing multicast IP flows. According to one embodiment, a router identifies active multicast IP sessions. A data structure is maintained by the router that contains information regarding the active multicast IP sessions and includes multiple pairs of a source field and a group field ({S, G} pairs), a first pointer associated with each of the {S,G} pairs and a set of slots. Each of the {S, G} pairs defines an active multicast IP session. The source field defines a source of a multicast transmission of the multicast IP session and the group field defines a group corresponding to the multicast IP session. The first pointer points to a dynamically allocated set of outbound interface (OIF) blocks. Each slot has stored therein a second pointer to a transmit control block (TCB) data structure that services users participating in the multicast IP session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh I. Balay, Girish Bhat, Gregory Lockwood, Rama Krishnam Nagarajan
  • Patent number: 10034226
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method, an apparatus and a system for acquiring system information. The method for acquiring includes setting at least two indicators for indicating a system information update, the at least two indicators being corresponding to at least two User Equipments (UEs); and sending the indicators to the UEs, so that the UEs acquire system information according to their respective modification periods. Through the embodiments of the present disclosure, for example the MTC UE can acquire the latest system information in time, while ensuring that any extra and unnecessary acquisition of system information is not performed to reduce the power consumption of the MTC UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Tao Qiu, Haibo Xu
  • Patent number: 10028211
    Abstract: Transaction sensitive access network discovery and selection function (TSANDSF) features are disclosed. TSANDSF features can include access network resource (ANR) selection based on vendor ANR information and UE information. TSANDSF features can further include facilitating access, via a UE, to vendor value added products or service, vendor selected information, or vendor advertisements as a result of establishing a communication link with a vendor ANR. In contrast to conventional ANDSF, TSANDSF can facilitate improved ANR ranking and selection based on rules that correlate UE information with determined vendor ANR features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventor: Venson Shaw