Patents Examined by Christopher M Crutchfield
  • Patent number: 10721731
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) receives a SPS resource configuration from an eNodeB (eNB), and transmits information related to a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) activation for a specific logical channel to the eNB. The information may include timing information for the specific logical channel which indicates when a SPS resource for the specific logical channel should be activated. The specific logical channel may correspond to a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Sunghoon Jung
  • Patent number: 10716042
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method performed by a network equipment (16) for controlling handover of a User Equipment, UE, (2) from a source network node (1) to a target network node (3a), the method comprises providing (S1), for the UE (2) and for the target network node (3a), information comprising a representation of a UE specific sequence, wherein the UE specific sequence is to be incorporated in a signal, said signal to be transmitted by the target network node (3a) to enable the UE to initiate a radio link establishment procedure with the target network node (3a) based on a reception of a signal comprising said UE specific sequence. Also disclosed are corresponding devices and computer programs. Further disclosed are cooperating methods, and corresponding devices and computer programs, performed by a UE (2) and a network node (3a) during handover of the UE (2) from the source network node (1) to the target network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Rui Fan, Andres Reial, Johan Rune, Claes Tidestav
  • Patent number: 10716144
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus capable of efficiently performing a random access procedure is a terminal apparatus that communicates with a base station apparatus by using multiple serving cells including a primary cell and one or multiple secondary cells, and includes a medium access control layer processing unit (15) for starting a random access procedure in any one of the multiple serving cells based on a PDCCH order, a transmitter (10) for transmitting a random access preamble in any one of the multiple serving cells, and a receiver (10) for receiving a random access response, in which the medium access control layer processing unit (15), in a case that reception of the random access response is considered not successful, determines whether to automatically resume transmission of the random access preamble or not, at least based on which of the primary cell and the secondary cell is used to transmit the random access preamble.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba, Wataru Ohuchi, Tomoki Yoshimura, Liqing Liu
  • Patent number: 10708005
    Abstract: Provided is a terminal device that receives RRC layer information indicating an asynchronous HARQ for a secondary cell, and a first random access response, which is a random access response including fields for indicating an uplink grant and a Temporary C-RNTI and is related to a non-contention based random access procedure on the secondary cell, that manages multiple HARQ processes, and that delivers the uplink grant to an HARQ process that instructs the transmission unit to transmit the MAC layer data in accordance with the uplink grant. In a case that the RRC layer information indicating the asynchronous HARQ is configured, a HARQ process in which the uplink grant included in the first random access response is delivered is determined based on the value of a field for indicating the Temporary C-RNTI included in the first random access response.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba, Kazunari Yokomakura, Hiroki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 10708819
    Abstract: Back-pressure control in a telecommunications network, in which a method of back-pressure control in a transport network is provided. A buffer state of a buffer is monitored. A condition indicative of back-pressure is also determined in response to a change of the buffer state passing a predetermined limit. In response to determining the condition indicative of back-pressure, a back-pressure notification message is created and, subsequently, transmitted to at least one second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mats Forsman, Tomas Thyni, Annikki Welin
  • Patent number: 10708022
    Abstract: An Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiple Access (OFDMA) frame communicated over a 20 Megahertz (MHz) channel may include eight 26-tone resource units (RUs), one 26-tone bifurcated RU, and a direct current (DC) region. The eight 26-tone RUs may include twenty-six consecutive data and pilot tones, and the bifurcated 26-tone RU may be split into two 13-tone portions each of which include thirteen consecutive data and pilot tones. The DC region may include seven null tones. In one example, the DC region of the 20 MHz MU-OFDMA frame consists of three DC tones and four null-data tones.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung Hoon Suh, Osama Aboul-Magd
  • Patent number: 10708808
    Abstract: Systems and method for using a single dedicated short range communication (DSRC) radio of a vehicle to receive basic safety messages (BSMs) and to communicate with an internet server. The method includes the following: transmitting and receiving BSMs with the single DSRC radio of the vehicle on a safety channel; receiving with the DSRC radio on the safety channel an advertisement transmitted by road-side equipment, the advertisement regarding internet connectivity to a server; and establishing a connection between a vehicle communication module of the vehicle and the server with the DSRC radio in accordance with the advertisement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignees: DENSO International America, Inc., DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Aaron Weinfield, Susan Graham
  • Patent number: 10700987
    Abstract: A technique is provided for transmitting data over a communication network. The technique comprises identifying an optimum network path comprising intelligent intermediate nodes between a source node and a destination node, determining an optimum packet size of the optimum network path for transmitting data packets without fragmentation, transmitting each of the data packets from the source node to the destination node via the optimum network path at the optimum packet size, detecting at least one of a plausible fragmentation of a data packet being transmitted and an actual fragmentation of a transmitted data packet at one of the intelligent intermediate nodes, dynamically updating the optimum packet size of the optimum network path for transmitting remaining data packets without fragmentation based on the detection, and transmitting each of the remaining data packets from the source node to the destination node via the optimum network path at the updated optimum packet size.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Sujeet Sreenivasan, Harish Nair Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 10700844
    Abstract: A communications apparatus and an uplink reference signal communication method. User equipment (UE) transmits an uplink reference signal of the UE according to reference signal bandwidth configuration information for the UE, reference signal frequency hopping interval information for the UE, and a frequency domain position parameter. Because the reference signal frequency hopping interval information for the UE is added as a parameter, further sampling is performed when frequency hopping of the uplink reference signal is performed. Therefore, a quantity of measurement times is reduced, and efficiency of channel quality measurement is improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Jianqin Liu
  • Patent number: 10693586
    Abstract: A method for receiving a Channel State Information (CSI)-Reference Signal (RS) resource in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a User Equipment (UE) may include: receiving, from a base station, a configuration for a CSI-RS resource set including a plurality of CSI-RS resources; receiving the plurality of CSI-RS resources; and when a transmission via different transmission beams of the plurality of CSI-RS resources is configured, reporting a CSI-RS Resource Indicator (CRI) for the plurality of CSI-RS resources to the base station, when a transmission via a same transmission beam of the plurality of CSI-RS resources is configured, not reporting the CRI for the plurality of CSI-RS resources to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Jiwon Kang, Kijun Kim, Hyungtae Kim
  • Patent number: 10693618
    Abstract: This document discloses a solution for carrying out narrowband communications in a wireless network. According to an aspect, a method comprises in an apparatus: detecting at least one content notification message indicating contents of each of a plurality of messages frequency-multiplexed with a discovery message to parallel sub-channels of a channel in a bi-directional wireless network; selecting autonomously a sub-channel on the basis of the detected content notification message; and acquiring a message through the selected sub-channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Enrico-Henrik Rantala, Wessam Afifi Ahmed, Jarkko Kneckt, Janne Marin, Mika Kasslin, Esa Tuomaala, Olli Alanen, Sayantan Choudhury
  • Patent number: 10681766
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure provide procedures for managing secondary eNB (SeNB) radio link failure (S-RLF) in dual connectivity scenarios. A user equipment (UE) may establish communication with a Master Evolved Node B (MeNB) and a Secondary eNB (SeNB). The UE may detect a Radio Link Failure (RLF) of a connection with the SeNB and may transmit an indication of the RLF to the MeNB, in response to the detection. The MeNB may take at least one action to manage the RLF, in response to receiving the indication of the RLF, for example, including transmitting a reconfiguration command to the UE. The SeNB may also detect the RLF and transmit an indication of the RLF to the MeNB over a backhaul connection, in response to the detection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Gavin Bernard Horn, Jelena Damnjanovic, Peter Gaal, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 10680846
    Abstract: Methods, systems and apparatuses are described to detect and resolve device configuration and/or communication incompatibilities (e.g. incompatible messages, improper addressing, malfunctions) for a communication protocol such as HDMI-CEC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Caavo Inc
    Inventors: Nino V. Marino, Pankaj Kashyap, Shankara R. Sundararajan, Vinod K. Gopinath, Sharath H. Satheesh, Ashish D. Aggarwal, Bitto Niclavose, Conrad Savio Jude Gomes
  • Patent number: 10681680
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system, and more specifically, to a method and a device for communicating device-to-device. The method for a first device to transmit a signal to a second device according to one embodiment of the present invention enables the first device to request to a base station a resource allocation for transmitting the signal to the second device, receive from the base station scheduling information for transmitting the signal to the second device, and the signal can be transmitted from the first device to the second device on the basis of the scheduling information, wherein the scheduling information includes information on an uplink resource for transmitting the signal from the first device to the second device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Daewon Lee, Byounghoon Kim
  • Patent number: 10680839
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for transmitting data is disclosed. Data to be transmitted is segmented into data packets. The segmented data packets are duplicated into multiple groups of data packets, which are then transmitted from a device at a transmitting end to a device at a receiving end using multiple transmission protocols in parallel. Each of a set of duplicated data packets is thus transmitted by one of the multiple transmission protocols. The data packet among each of set of duplicated data packets that is first received by the device at the receiving end is retained and other received data packets of the set of duplicated data packets are discarded. The disclosed methods and apparatus thus combine benefits of different transmission protocols. For example, the disclosed methods and apparatus help achieve both transmission integrity and timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Tencent Technology (Shenzhen) Company Limited
    Inventors: Shuxin Li, Yingkun Xi
  • Patent number: 10681572
    Abstract: A computer program product includes: a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: James E. Bostick, John M. Ganci, Jr., Martin G. Keen, Sarbajit K. Rakshit
  • Patent number: 10680766
    Abstract: A method for dynamic allocation of radio UL Physical Resource Block pairs of a plurality of subframes in a cell of an FDMA RAN. For each of the plurality of subframes, using a bandwidth layout in frequency domain for an UL bandwidth of the cell, in which the bandwidth layout has an inner region for a PUSCH positioned between outer regions for a PUCCH. For each of the outer regions, a PUCCH layout comprises an innermost section for PUCCH Format 1 and a middle section and an outermost section are PUCCH Formats 2 and 3. Depending on the traffic load of the cell, dynamically allocating, contiguously inwards, PRB pairs to Scheduling Requests in the outer regions and contiguously extending the inner region as allowed by the dynamic allocation of PRB pairs in the outer regions in each of the plurality of subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventor: Seungtai Kim
  • Patent number: 10674486
    Abstract: In one aspect, machines in a managed network implements a set of rules that cause individual machines to directly interact with only a small number of machines in the network (i.e., a local neighborhood within the network), while the independent local actions of the individual machines collectively cause the individual machines to be self-organized into one or more communication orbits without any global control or coordination by a server or an administrator. The communication orbits are used for supporting network, security and system management communications in the managed network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TANIUM INC.
    Inventors: David Hindawi, Orion Hindawi, Lisa Lippincott, Peter Lincroft
  • Patent number: 10652120
    Abstract: This disclosure falls into the field of voice communication systems, more specifically it is related to the field of voice quality estimation in a packet based voice communication system. In particular the disclosure provides methods, computer program products and devices for reducing a prediction error of the voice quality estimation by considering forward error correction of lost voice packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Dolby Laboratories Licensing Corporation
    Inventor: Doh-Suk Kim
  • Patent number: 10652346
    Abstract: A system, method and non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising instructions that when read by a processor perform receiving a list including a plurality of possible recipients of telephony network connections, the recipients identified by a telephony number, determining a status characteristic of the intended recipient based on the addressing information, based on the status characteristic, determining whether the intended recipient would successfully receive a telephony connection request if the telephony connection request was forwarded to the intended recipient, and indicating the determination of whether the intended recipient would successfully receive the telephony connection request on the list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: WEST CORPORATION
    Inventor: Douglas L. Davis