Patents Examined by Chi H. Pham
  • Patent number: 11032102
    Abstract: Various embodiments that pertain to a bridge between networks. There can be a desire for a first communication network to share messages with a second communication network. However, these networks can individually have their own security measures that make direct network-to-network communication difficult if not impossible. Therefore, a bridge can be created that allows for communication between the networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: The Government of the United States, as represented by the Secretary of the Army
    Inventors: Robert DiCarlo, Patrick Doyle, Matthew Lazzaro, William Toth, Rex Johnson
  • Patent number: 11032095
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for selecting transmitting common content to user equipment via a multicast, broadcast. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include detecting whether content is common content to be provided, via a multicast, broadcast transmission, to at least one user equipment; forwarding the common content to a multicast, broadcast gateway to enable delivery to the at least one user equipment via the multicast, broadcast transmission; and forwarding, as a unicast service flow, other content to the at least one user equipment to enable the at least one user equipment to selectively combine the unicast service flow with the common content carried by the multicast, broadcast transmission. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventor: Athul Prasad
  • Patent number: 11032034
    Abstract: There is disclosed a method of operating a transmitting node in a millimeter-wave communication network. The method includes transmitting millimeter-wave signaling in a transmission timing structure. The transmission timing structure includes N time interval elements sequentially ordered in time. The millimeter-wave signaling includes N separate signaling structures, each signaling structure being transmitted in a different one of the time interval elements; N being an integer multiple of 2. A first subset of the N separate signaling structures corresponds to control signaling, wherein the subset includes 2{circumflex over (?)}m signaling structures consecutive in time beginning with the signaling structure of the first time interval element; m being an integer such that 2{circumflex over (?)}m<=N. A second subset of the N separate signaling structures corresponds to data signaling. The second subset comprises 0 or an integer number of signaling structures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 8, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Robert Baldemair, Mehrnaz Afshang, Rikke Apelfrojd, Jung-Fu Cheng, Ning He, Dennis Hui, Stefan Parkvall
  • Patent number: 11026161
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are proposed for controlling a radio access network connection to a telecommunications network. In order to enable resource based access barring a wireless terminal performs a delay in proceeding with a radio network access procedure based on an obtained indication of access barring. The access barring is a resource based access barring; based on the resource usage of a wireless terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Olof Liberg, Mârten Sundberg
  • Patent number: 11026128
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to a mechanism to enable interworking between fifth generation system (5GS) network slicing and evolved packet core (EPC) connectivity. In an example, techniques are provided for existing packet data unit (PDU) sessions that provide connectivity to a network slice from a set of network slices. Connectivity to the network slice is in response to a user equipment (UE), that uses network slices, moving between a 5G network and a 4G network. The existing PDU sessions are connected to a dedicated EPC core network that supports the same services provided by the network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Haris Zisimopoulos, Sebastian Speicher
  • Patent number: 11025348
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for radio link monitoring reference signal (RLM-RS) determination using communications systems operating according to new radio (NR) technologies. For example, a method for wireless communications from a UE generally includes determining resources to monitor for radio link monitoring (RLM) prior to being configured with resources to monitor for RLM after establishing a radio resource control (RRC) connection with a network, and performing RLM based on the determined resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Wooseok Nam, Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo, Bilal Sadiq, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Makesh Pravin John Wilson, Sumeeth Nagaraja, Xiao Feng Wang
  • Patent number: 11025394
    Abstract: A wireless communications system that uses adaptive arrays is disclosed in which the capacity is optimized. A method for optimizing the capacity of a wireless communications system that uses adaptive arrays is also disclosed. The wireless communication system may be a point to multi-point (P2MP) and/or a multi-point to multi-point (MP2MP) STAP system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 1, 2021
    Assignee: Tarana Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Omar Bakr, Dale Branlund
  • Patent number: 11019181
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, system, and computer-readable medium are described for permitting communications between devices complying with different communication protocols or versions. For example, a computing device may store a map indicative of associations between one or more tunnels or channels and one or more destination addresses. In some examples, a destination address may be associated with a user device. One or more messages may include an address that may be extracted by a device, such as a router, to determine which channel to use in transmitting the message to the user device. One or more messages may include an indication of a channel that may be extracted by the device to determine a destination address of the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Yiu Leung Lee
  • Patent number: 11018939
    Abstract: A method of determining compatibility of a network hardware device for connecting to a home security network involves receiving, by a processor of a client device, data from a capture input device of the client device. The data includes identification information associated with the network hardware device. The method also involves transmitting, by the client device, to a server computing device the data comprising the identification information associated with the network hardware device. The method further involves receiving, from the server computing device, compatibility information indicating whether the network hardware device is compatible with a hub device of the home security network. Additionally, the method involves displaying, on a display of the client device, the compatibility information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 25, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael Robert Harris
  • Patent number: 11012276
    Abstract: A wireless communication terminal is disclosed. The wireless communication terminal includes a transceiver transmitting/receiving a wireless signal, and a processor controlling an operation of the wireless communication terminal. The transceiver obtains a signaling field from a physical frame including data to be transmitted from a base wireless communication terminal to each of a plurality of wireless communication terminals including the wireless communication terminal, and receives, from the physical frame based on the signaling field, the data having been transmitted from the base wireless communication terminal to the wireless communication terminal. The signaling field signals information about the plurality of wireless communication terminals. The base wireless communication terminal is any one wireless communication terminal different from the plurality of wireless communication terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 18, 2021
    Assignees: WILUS INSTITUTE OF STANDARDS AND TECHNOLOGY INC., SK TELECOM CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Juhyung Son, Jinsam Kwak, Geonjung Ko
  • Patent number: 11006431
    Abstract: A system for selecting a communication mode for a transmitting node to communicate with a receiving node in a mesh network is provided. For example, a transmitting node can gather mode selection data that describe communication conditions of the transmitting node and the receiving node. Based on the mode selection data, the transmitting node can determine a first white list of modes that can be used by the transmitting node to successfully transmit data packets to the receiving node. The transmitting node also determines a second white list of modes that can be used by the receiving node to send acknowledgment packets successfully to the transmitting node. The transmitting node further identifies overlapped modes between the first and second white lists of modes. The transmitting node can then select one of the overlapped modes for transmitting data packets to the receiving node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Landis+Gyr Innovations, Inc.
    Inventors: Justin Clifford Matthews, Michael Sean Holcombe
  • Patent number: 10999114
    Abstract: A terminal (transmission apparatus) is disclosed, which is capable of appropriately configuring processing of a Post-IFFT section in accordance with a communication environment in signal waveform generation. In the terminal, an IFFT section performs IFFT processing on a transmission signal; a control section determines a signal waveform configuration for the transmission signal after the IFFT processing in accordance with a communication environment of the terminal; and the Post-IFFT section performs Post-IFFT processing on the transmission signal after the IFFT processing based on the determined signal waveform configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Tetsuya Yamamoto, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Lilei Wang, Takashi Iwai
  • Patent number: 10998963
    Abstract: Methods and systems are provided for a protected communications architecture in which a pool of limited availability channels are shared through the transmission of encoded symbols with time-varying path diversity by a pool of users. The communications architecture can be managed by a network controller that stores availability data describing the availability of multiple-access satellite communications channels. The network controller allocates a first user to a first time-varying subset of the plurality of multiple-access satellite or terrestrial communications channels based on the availability data. The network controller updates the availability data based on the allocation of the first user. The network controller allocates a second user to a second time-varying subset of the plurality of multiple-access satellite or terrestrial communications channels based on the updated availability data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Northrop Grumman Systems Corporation
    Inventor: Leonard Atkinson
  • Patent number: 10999840
    Abstract: A data transmission method and device for a front-haul transport network include: determining a configuration parameter of a logical channel for transmitting data, the configuration parameter including: the type of the logical channel; different logical channels have different transmission latency and/or different physical transmission resource utilization rates; according to the configuration parameter, mapping the logical channel onto one or more unit frames of a superframe, each unit frame having a preset corresponding relationship with a physical transmission resource; and according to the type of the logical channel mapped by the unit frame, transmitting data carried by the unit frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignees: CHINA MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD RESEARCH INSTITUTE, CHINA MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Weiqiang Cheng, Han Li
  • Patent number: 10992800
    Abstract: A control device of a telecommunications network can receive a session-initiation message and determine a context identifier associated with at least one of a calling-party identifier and a called-party identifier of the message. The control device can retrieve calling-party identification information from an information server based at least in part on the calling-party identifier and the context identifier. The control device can determine a second session-initiation message comprising the calling-party identification information based at least in part on the session-initiation message and send the second session-initiation message via the telecommunications network. An information server can receive a query and select, based at least in part on context information thereof, a calling-party identification information value associated with a calling-party identifier in the query. The information server can send, via the network, a response comprising the calling-party identification information value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Vinod Ravichandran
  • Patent number: 10993253
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a D2D capable a communication method and to a transmitting user equipment, which transmits data to a receiving user equipment over a direct link data channel, uses the services of the eNodeB in order to have resources allocated for transmitting said data. To this end the UE sends to the eNB scheduling information using resources of a subframe dedicated for standard uplink communication through the eNodeB, rather than using resources on the subframe dedicated to D2D data transmission. In order to allow the eNB to distinguish whether the received scheduling request is for allocating resources for transmitting data over the direct link channel or over the eNB, UE may send along with the scheduling information also identification information associated to the scheduling information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Prateek Basu Mallick
  • Patent number: 10992448
    Abstract: A method and apparatus according to the present invention addresses and/or prevents lost protocol synchronization in HARQ systems caused by ACK/NACK errors. One embodiment detects lost synchronization errors for NDI-based retransmission protocols and restores synchronization by sending an explicit RESET message. In response to the RESET message, the transmitter aborts the transmission of a current PDU and transmits a new PDU and corresponding NDI. Another embodiment prevents protocol synchronization errors by sending scheduling grants on a packet by packet basis. The receiver sends a subsequent explicit scheduling grant to the transmitter based on an error evaluation of a received PDU. The transmitter will not send the next PDU unless it receives the subsequent explicit scheduling grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Janne Peisa, Michael Meyer, Johan Torsner, Stefan Parkvall, Magnus Stattin, Mats Sågfors
  • Patent number: 10993164
    Abstract: Technologies for path selection in wireless mesh network of wireless network devices are described. One method includes receiving a first response from a second mesh network device and a second response wirelessly from the second mesh network device, the first response associated with a first request to establish a first wireless path with a third mesh network device and the second response associated with a second request to establish a second wireless path with a fourth mesh network device. The method determines that the first response and the second response include a same sequential number (SN) for the second mesh network device. The method forwards the first response to the third mesh network device and forwards the second response to the fourth mesh network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashish Kumar Shukla
  • Patent number: 10992367
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for beam switching. One apparatus (200) includes a transmitter (210) that transmits (402) information indicating a beam switch request, measurement results, or some combination thereof, wherein the information indicates a list of beams, and the information is based on a trigger event, the measurement results, or some combination thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Lianhai Wu, Chenxi Zhu, Haipeng Lei, Zhuoyun Zhang, Hongchao Li
  • Patent number: 10986218
    Abstract: A system for broadcasting that includes a watermark payload. The system includes a method for receiving a set of message fragments, receiving a 32 bit Cyclic Redundancy Check for each message fragment, identifying whether a last fragment is more than zero, and receiving the 32 bit Cyclic Redundancy Check included in the last fragment, if the value of the last fragment is more than zero, in which the 32 bit Cyclic Redundancy Check contains a CRC value represented by CRC(x), in which x is obtained by concatenating the message fragments and the 32 bit Cyclic Redundancy Check is sent using an unsigned integer most significant bit first format.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Kiran M. Misra, Sachin G. Deshpande