Patents Examined by Christine Ng
  • Patent number: 10985892
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for enabling H-ARQ communication between a base station and one or more wireless terminals. Methods for enabling incremental redundancy (IR) based H-ARQ, Chase based H-ARQ and Space-Time Code combining (STC) based H-ARQ between devices for down?link and up-link direction transmissions are provided in the form of an information element (IE) for use with a Normal MAP convention as currently accepted in the draft version standard of IEEE 802.16. In addition, embodiments of the invention provide a resource management scheme to protect a network from abuse of resources from a wireless terminal not registered with the network. Components of the down-link and up-link mapping components of a data frame transmitted from the base station to one or more wireless terminals included messages that are readable by all wireless terminals as well as some messages that are encrypted and only readable by wireless terminals that are authenticated as being registered with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Hang Zhang, Mo-Han Fong, Peiying Zhu, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10986641
    Abstract: A wireless communication platform utilizes flexible bandwidth assignment to re-allocate bandwidth between spot beams. The platform may assign a first combination of frequency and polarization (FP) to a first spot beam and a second combination of frequency and polarization to a second spot beam that is adjacent and at least partially overlapping the first spot beam. The platform may assign to the first spot beam a reserved combination of frequency and polarization during a first time period, and at second time, assign the reserved combination to the second spot beam. The platform may also assign the reserved combination simultaneously to adjacent spot beams by managing user of the reserved combination by geographically isolated terminals in the spot beams. The platform may further assign different portions of the reserved combination to adjacent spot beams without geographical limitations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Maxar Space LLC
    Inventor: Hampton Chan
  • Patent number: 10972959
    Abstract: A method for supporting the establishment of a path for transmitting a message in a mesh network, wherein said message is to be transmitted from a source node in said mesh network to a destination node, via one or more intermediary nodes, in said mesh network. The method comprises the steps of receiving, by an intermediary node in said mesh network, a path discovery message originating from said source node in said mesh network, said path discovery message comprising a path quality parameter, updating, by said intermediary node, said path quality parameter based on a quality of link associated with a node from which said intermediary node received said path discovery message, and broadcasting, by said intermediary node, said path discovery message wherein said broadcasted path discovery message comprises said updated path quality parameter. A complementary method and corresponding node are also presented herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pontus Arvidson, Piergiuseppe di Marco, Per Skillermark
  • Patent number: 10965526
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided for configuring a Network Element (NE) to transport data within a network. A system configured accordingly may include a Transport Automation Tool (TAT) which can initiate, at a server on a network, a communication channel with a NE on the network. The TAT can determine or receive a network plan providing information about a circuit to be initiated or decommissioned on the network. The network plan may include a first port on the NE which is to be connected via a cross-connect (or disconnected) to a second port on the NE. The TAT can then establish or remove, using the communication channel, the cross-connect on the NE such that the NE is added to or removed from a circuit design utilizing the NE as a transport NE within the circuit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Bernie C. Lehman, James M. Adkins, III, Kevin J. Bennett
  • Patent number: 10943313
    Abstract: An inventive system related to implementation of dynamic virtual local area network (VLAN) assignment and provisioning in communication networks. The inventive system enables per-room 802.1q VLANs that are enforced through 802.1X distribution equipment. This inventive system enables facilities such as hotels to implement per-room VLANs to increase security and efficiency in handling a plurality of devices brought in by guests as well as devices that are provided by the facility itself.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: RG NETS, INC.
    Inventors: Simon C. Lok, Nicholas C. Rogers, Darrian J. Hale
  • Patent number: 10945208
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method of reducing power consumption in a wireless network device, comprising determining a duration prior to a beacon being received by the device; comparing the duration against a predetermined value; and adjusting a duration of a sleep period in response to the comparison.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: III Holdings 6, LLC
    Inventors: Scott Christopher Nicols, Adrian Ward, Robert Cragie
  • Patent number: 10944451
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a 5th-generation (5G) or pre-5G communication system provided for supporting higher data transmission rates than 4th-generation (4G) communication system such as long term evolution (LTE). The present invention relates to a method in which an access point (AP) operates a full-duplex scheme in a communication system supporting a beam-forming scheme, the method comprising the steps of: generating a magnetic interference intensity table according to transmitted beam patterns and received beam patterns; determining, by the AP, a transmitted beam pattern and a received beam pattern for all stations (STAs) on the basis of channel measurement feedback information received from the stations, which provide service, and the electromagnetic-interference intensity table; and performing a communication operation with each of the stations on the basis of the determined transmitted beam pattern and received beam pattern.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jong-Bu Lim, Ji-Yun Seol, Byung-Hwan Lee
  • Patent number: 10869189
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide an IP address assignment method and apparatus, and relate to the communications field, so that a terminal can more easily and conveniently select a proper IP address to initiate a service, thereby avoiding a problem that the terminal needs to adapt to different operators due to APN list maintenance. The IP address assignment method includes: sending, by an IP address assignment apparatus, an IP address and a mobility attribute of the IP address to UE; and selecting, by the UE, an IP address corresponding to a mobility requirement of the UE to initiate a service. The present invention is applied to IP address assignment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Yan Li
  • Patent number: 10856332
    Abstract: A wireless communication method, base station, and user equipment (UE) for physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) in random access channel (RACH) procedure are provided. The UE may include a processor. The processor may obtains a first control resource set (CORESET) configuration for physical downlink control channels (PDCCHs) in the RACH procedure and obtaining a first search space configuration for the PDCCHs in the RACH procedure from a base station to monitor and receive the PDCCHs in the RACH procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Chiou-Wei Tsai, Xiu-Sheng Li, Chien-Hwa Hwang
  • Patent number: 10856136
    Abstract: A wireless device identification system including one or more sensors each having at least one software defined radio to receive signals transmitted between one or more wireless devices and a mobile wireless device, one or more processors, and one or more memory devices. The one or more memory devices having stored thereon instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to capture cellular information, Wi-Fi information, Bluetooth information, and local network information from the received signals. The instructions can include correlating the captured information to the mobile wireless device by creating a weighted edge relationship graph having a plurality of nodes, including a node corresponding to each of the cellular information, the Wi-Fi information, the Bluetooth information, and the local network information, and determining an association strength between each node of the relationship graph.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: December 1, 2020
    Assignee: Ensnare, Inc.
    Inventors: Aaron Richard Espy, Keith Puckett, Brian Sykes, Mark Hoffmann, Michael Cox
  • Patent number: 10841048
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed of a hybrid automatic repeat request feedback method and apparatus, and relates to the field of communications technologies. The hybrid automatic repeat request feedback method is applied to a receive end. After receiving data information sent by a transmit end, the receive end may determine, when target data in the data information is not checked, a measurement value of the target data, then generate feedback information based on the measurement value, and subsequently, send the feedback information to the transmit end, so that the transmit end can determine, based on the feedback information, whether the target data needs to be retransmitted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yue Jiang, Youtuan Zhu, Hongjie Hu
  • Patent number: 10834265
    Abstract: Techniques for monitoring Voice-over-IP (VoIP) network services over the Internet are disclosed. In some embodiments, a system, process, and/or computer program product for monitoring and/or troubleshooting VoIP network services over the Internet includes performing VoIP call initiation testing using a source agent and a target agent; performing synthetic VoIP call quality testing using the source agent and the target agent over the Internet; and generating a report based on the VoIP call initiation testing and the synthetic VoIP call quality testing over the Internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: ThousandEyes, Inc.
    Inventors: Joao Antunes, Ricardo V. Oliveira
  • Patent number: 10820340
    Abstract: Sub bands can be scheduled with optimal modulation and coding scheme (MCS) when the user equipment reports the sub band channel quality indicator (CQI) and sub band pre-coding matrix index (PMI). The network can use multiple downlink control channels to indicate the sub band resources and the corresponding MCS for that resource allocation. By using multiple downlink control channels to indicate the sub band MCS, the network can use resources more efficiently.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: SaiRamesh Nammi, Arunabha Ghosh, Milap Majmundar
  • Patent number: 10813090
    Abstract: Provided are a resource configuration method and device. The method includes: assigning frequency-domain resource blocks (RBs) in a system to one or more sub-channels to form a sub-channel configuration in the system, where each of the RBs is included in only one sub-channel; and determining a unique sub-channel index for each sub-channel, and instructing one or more sub-channels, through the sub-channel index, the RBs included in the instructed one or more sub-channels to carry control information and/or data information of a user equipment. The solution solves the problem of large overheads incurred by indicating configured time-domain/frequency-domain resources in a V2V communication system and reduces overheads incurred by indicating configured time-domain/frequency-domain resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Jin Yang, Shuanghong Huang, Youxiong Lu, Haigang He
  • Patent number: 10805928
    Abstract: Communications in a wireless network for carrier Selection and switching are provided. A terminal in the wireless network is simultaneously receiving data on at most m carriers. A base station in the wireless network sends an activation command associated with more than m carriers to the terminal. The terminal activates the more than m carriers. Then the base station selects a first subset from the activated carriers, and sends a first monitoring command associated with the first subset via a first physical-layer signaling to the terminal. When load and/or interference situations are changed, the base station selects a second subset from the activated carriers, and sends a second monitoring command associated with the second subset via a second physical-layer signaling to the terminal, wherein the first subset is different from the second subset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 13, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jialing Liu, Weimin Xiao, Qian Cheng
  • Patent number: 10791577
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide methods, apparatuses and computer program products for random access in a wireless communication system. A method in a terminal device comprises receiving a random access configuration from a network device, the random access configuration including information for determining a set of candidate subframe numbers and a set of candidate system frame numbers for transmitting a random access preamble; transmitting the random access preamble in a subframe within a radio frame, the subframe being associated with a subframe number, and the radio frame being associated with a system frame number, wherein the subframe number is selected from the set of candidate subframe numbers, and/or, the system frame number is selected from the set of candidate system frame numbers t, based on a size of a Message 3 (Msg3) to be transmitted by the terminal device to the network device during the random access.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jinhua Liu, Jan Christoffersson
  • Patent number: 10785732
    Abstract: A network node (840) and method therein for shaping an output power spectrum of a signal (920) to be transmitted in a wireless communications network are disclosed. The signal (920) is transmitted within a total frequency range or bandwidth comprising a first frequency bandwidth and a second frequency bandwidth. The network node increases or boosts a power of the signal (920) in a part of a first frequency bandwidth and/or decreases/deboosts a power of the signal (920) in a part of the total bandwidth outside the first frequency bandwidth. The network node then transmits the partly increased and/or decreased signal (920) to a wireless communication device (850) operating in the wireless communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 22, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Torgny Palenius, Peter Alriksson, Christian Bergljung, Maomao Chen
  • Patent number: 10772096
    Abstract: A UCI transmission method, a UCI reception method, a terminal and a base station are provided. The UCI transmission method includes, when a collision is present between different types of UCIs with a first TTI length and/or a collision is present between a UCI with the first TTI length and a UCI with a second TTI length, transmitting the UCIs with the collision to a base station simultaneously using a second sPUCCH format on a predetermined sPUCCH resource corresponding to the second sPUCCH format, or determining a transmission scheme for the UCIs with the collision in accordance with a sPUCCH format adopted by the UCI with the first TTI length.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Xuejuan Gao, Xueming Pan
  • Patent number: 10763928
    Abstract: The present invention relates to techniques for a sensor network, machine-to-machine (M2M) communication, machine-type communication (MTC) and internet of things (IoT). The present invention may be applied to said technique-based intelligent services (such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart or connected car, health care, digital education, retail business, and services associated with security and safety). A transmission apparatus of a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention comprises: a transmission unit for transmitting a compressed beacon frame by means of a plurality of transmission beams; a receiving unit for receiving information for the optimal transmission beam from among the plurality of transmission beams; and a control unit for controlling beamforming by means of a beam received from a terminal, wherein the data and header are compressed into a single frame in the compressed beacon frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jongho Oh, Sunheui Ryoo, Jungmin Yoon, Jung Ju Kim, Donghwi Roh, Sungrok Yoon, Ohyun Jo
  • Patent number: 10764173
    Abstract: A controller, including a processor and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program to be executed by the processor for managing a first autonomous system (AS), the program including instructions to receive a first Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) routing message, determine a destination node, the destination node belonging to the first AS, determine, according to a node that sends the first BGP routing message, whether to perform incoming-traffic adjustment and control, allocate a source node from a second AS directly connected to the first AS, obtain a preferred path between the source and destination nodes according to a network topology, determine a first BR and a second BR on the preferred path, and send a routing control message to a specified BR belonging to the first AS instructing the specified BR to use the first BR as a next hop for packet forwarding of the second BR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 1, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Peng Zhou, Yi Xiong, Shunwan Zhuang, Changjiang Yan