Patents Examined by Christopher P. Grey
  • Patent number: 10979917
    Abstract: A method for communication includes determining whether any of a plurality of communication control beams have failed, identifying at least one active communication control beam in the plurality of communication control beams, and communicating a partial beam pair link (BPL) loss communication on the at least one active communication control beam.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jianghong Luo, Navid Abedini, Sundar Subramanian, Junyi Li, Bilal Sadiq, Muhammad Nazmul Islam
  • Patent number: 10958562
    Abstract: Techniques for identifying service paths for satisfying a service demand in a data communication network are disclosed. Aspects include identifying a plurality of vertices in a communications route cycle, the communications route cycle alternating through the plurality of vertices and a plurality of edges in a sequence; identifying a plurality of internal paths in the communications route cycle, each of the plurality of internal paths is disjoint to the plurality of edges; identifying a first internal path and a second internal path among the plurality of internal paths as a crossing pair of internal paths; detecting a failure of at least two edges among the plurality of edges; and identifying, based on the communications route cycle and the identified crossing pair of internal paths, a service path that satisfies the service demand in response to detecting the failure of the at least two edges.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ECI Telecom Ltd.
    Inventors: Shirel Ezra, Inbal Hecht, Efraim Gelman
  • Patent number: 10951373
    Abstract: A method for obtaining a quantity of resource elements in a communication process, comprising: determines a downlink control information format of downlink control information, obtains, based on the downlink control information format, a quantity of resource elements occupied by a demodulation reference signal (DMRS); and determines a size of transport block (TBS) based on the quantity of resource elements occupied by the DMRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting Wang, Yongzhao Cao, Yi Wang, Hao Tang, Zhenfei Tang
  • Patent number: 10944696
    Abstract: Methods and network interface modules for processing packet headers are provided. The method comprises: receiving a packet comprising a header and a payload; generating, using the header, an initial packet header vector (PHV); providing the initial PHV to a pipeline comprising a plurality of processing stages; and processing the initial PHV in the pipeline, wherein the processing comprises, for a current processing stage in the plurality of processing stages: receiving, by the current processing stage, an input PHV, wherein the input PHV (i) is the initial PHV or a modified version of the initial PHV and (ii) comprises one or more flits, and applying a feature to the input PHV to generate an output PHV, including increasing an initial length of the input PHV if the initial length is not sufficient to apply the feature.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Inventor: Michael Brian Galles
  • Patent number: 10932190
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for controlling discontinuous reception on a mobile device and in particular to control a short discontinuous reception timer in response to receipt of a medium access control control element. The methods and apparatus include stopping, restarting or maintaining the short discontinuous reception timer. Methods and apparatus for limiting or stopping a retransmission timer by providing user equipment with a maximum retry value for transmissions, by providing a maximum redundant version value, or by providing a medium access control control element to stop or prevent the start of a retransmission timer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Zhijun Cai, James Earl Womack, Takashi Suzuki, Gordon Peter Young, Yi Yu
  • Patent number: 10917225
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and a base station for mitigating self-interference in which, in a resource region for transmitting a plurality of downlink control channels, an overlap region is configured, the overlap region being a resource region from which the effects of self-interference due to an uplink communication of a terminal must be removed, and the information regarding the overlap region is transmitted to a terminal connected to a base station and communicating via FDR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Kitae Kim, Jaehoon Chung, Jinmin Kim, Kukheon Choi, Kwangseok Noh
  • Patent number: 10897717
    Abstract: Provided is a beam transmission/reception method, which is executed in a wireless communication system in which a terminal and a base station use a beam to communicate to and from each other. The method includes a step of grouping, by the base station, when the base station is to receive a random access channel signal transmitted as a connection request from the terminal, a plurality of beam directions by combining a main beam direction, which is determined as suitable for reception of the random access channel signal, with one or more beam directions adjacent to the main beam direction, and of receiving the random access channel signal with use of the grouped plurality of beam directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Inventors: Noriyuki Fukui, Kazuaki Ishioka, Keijiro Take
  • Patent number: 10893554
    Abstract: Methods are provided which indicate availability of the same service on a different access network. In these methods, the network controller generates an identifier for each of one or more services provided by a wireless local access network (WLAN). The identifier is associated with a particular service which is also provided by a private radio network. The network controller provides to an access point the identifier to be broadcast to one or more user devices of the WLAN to connect to the particular service via the private radio network. A mobility management entity receives a request from a user device to connect to the private network, where the request includes an identifier associated with a particular service provided to the user device in the WLAN and based on the identifier, the mobility management entity enables the particular service to be provided to the user device via the private radio network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Indermeet Singh Gandhi, Vimal Srivastava, Srinath Gundavelli
  • Patent number: 10887200
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer readable media may be operable to facilitate client device band steering based upon deep packet inspection information. An access point may be configured to steer one or more client devices from a low frequency band to a high frequency band, and vice versa, based on the status of the low frequency band and/or high frequency band and the client devices associated with the bands. The access point may perform a deep packet inspection of data packet traffic associated with each associated client device, and may classify each client device as either a device associated with a media session or a device that is not associated with a media session based upon information retrieved from the deep packet inspection. The access point may choose one or more client devices to disassociate from a frequency band based upon the media session classification of the client devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Jay Strater, Subha Rajasekar
  • Patent number: 10880950
    Abstract: A User Equipment (UE) includes processing circuitry coupled to memory. To configure the UE for machine type communication (MTC), the processing circuitry is to decode radio resource control (RRC) signaling from a base station (such as an Evolved Node-B (eNB)). The RRC signaling indicates activation of flexible starting physical resource block (PRB) for physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) resource allocation. DCI received on an MTC physical downlink control channel (MPDCCH) is decoded, the DCI indicating a narrowband (NB) index of a NB frequency resource and at least one PRB index for the PDSCH resource allocation. The NB frequency resource indicated by the NB index is shifted based on the activation of the flexible starting PRB for PDSCH resource allocation. PDSCH data received from the base station using the shifted NB frequency resource is decoded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Qiaoyang Ye, Debdeep Chatterjee
  • Patent number: 10873930
    Abstract: A system and method for mapping a combined frequency division duplexing (FDD) Time Division Multiplexing (TDM)/Time Division Multiple Access (TDMA) downlink subframe for use with half-duplex and full-duplex terminals in a communication system. Embodiments of the downlink subframe vary Forward Error Correction (FEC) types for a given modulation scheme as well as support the implementation of a smart antenna at a base station in the communication system. Embodiments of the system are also used in a TDD communication system to support the implementation of smart antennae. A scheduling algorithm allows TDM and TDMA portions of a downlink to efficiently co-exist in the same downlink subframe and simultaneously support full and half-duplex terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, Israel Jay Klein, George Lin, An Chen
  • Patent number: 10873473
    Abstract: Some embodiments provide a method for configuring a set of MFEs to implement a distributed multicast logical router and multiple logical switches to process the multicast data messages. The method sends, from a managed forwarding element (MFE) implementing the distributed multicast logical router, a multicast group query to a set of data compute nodes (DCNs) that are logically connected to one of several logical switches and that execute on the same host machine as the managed forwarding element. The method receives multicast group reports from a subset of the set of DCNs and at least one of the multicast group reports specifies a multicast group of interest. The method distributes, to a set of MFEs executing on other host machines, a summarized multicast group report specifying a set of multicast groups of interest to the first MFE (i.e., multicast groups that the first MFE participates in).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 22, 2020
    Assignee: NICIRA, INC.
    Inventors: Sami Boutros, Sharath Bhat, Jerome Catrouillet, Subin Cyriac Mathew, Alexander Tessmer
  • Patent number: 10869201
    Abstract: This invention discloses a mesh network comprised of at least two dynamic mesh nodes, wherein the two dynamic mesh nodes comprise each a multiple radio access technology architecture, the multiple radio access technology architecture comprising: at least two radio access technologies for providing access to a core network, and an abstraction layer communicatively coupled to the at least two radio access technologies for receiving and converting data into protocol agnostic data, wherein the first and second dynamic mesh nodes are configured to: in response to a query regarding environmental conditions from a computing cloud component, send an environmental condition to the computing cloud component, receive an instruction from the computing cloud in response to the computing cloud component having processed the environmental condition, and change an operational parameter in response to the received instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 15, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Kaitki Agarwal, Sridhar Donepudi, Steven Paul Papa
  • Patent number: 10863461
    Abstract: A method for a terminal to receive a synchronization signal is disclosed in the present invention. The method receives a message including a synchronization signal block indicator indicating one or more synchronization signal block groups including at least one transmission synchronization signal block among a plurality of synchronization signal block groups grouped by the prescribed number of candidate synchronization block positions of a synchronization signal block including a primary synchronization signal, a secondary synchronization signal, and a physical broadcast channel signal, and can receive the at least one transmission synchronization signal block based on the message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyunsoo Ko, Kijun Kim, Sukhyon Yoon, Youngsub Kim, Eunsun Kim
  • Patent number: 10848403
    Abstract: In one example, a network device external to a services complex injects a plurality of probe packets along service chains provided by the services complex, wherein each of the plurality of probe packets includes a first timestamp indicating a time at which the network device sent the respective probe packet. Each of a plurality of service nodes in the services complex modifies each of the plurality of probe packets by inserting a respective second timestamp indicating a respective time at which the respective service node processed the respective one of the plurality of probe packets. An analytics device aggregates probe report information received from each of the plurality of service nodes to determine one or more path monitoring metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventor: Hartmut Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10841141
    Abstract: Pilot, preamble and midamble patterns are provided that are particularly suited for four transmit antenna OFDM systems. Pilots are inserted in a scattered manner for each of the four antennas, either uncoded, space-time coded in pairs, space-time frequency coded in pairs, or space-time-frequency coded.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 17, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Claude Royer
  • Patent number: 10833812
    Abstract: Facilitating configurable hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) feedback types for new radio sidelink communication can be performed for a 5G wireless network. Based on whether reception of data was successful or not, a reception node can send acknowledgement (ACK) data or negative acknowledgement (NACK) data to a base station using an uplink control signal. Therefore, the feedback data can be used to manage subsequent resource allocation decisions within the 5G wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Xiaoyi Wang, Thomas Novlan, Milap Majmundar, Ralf Bendlin, Salam Akoum
  • Patent number: 10834765
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of Peer to Peer communication. For example, a first wireless device may include a radio to send a first Neighbor Awareness Network (NAN) Service discovery frame including a first Robust peer-to-peer attribute, and to receive from a second wireless device a second NAN Service discovery frame including a second Robust peer-to-peer attribute, the first peer-to-peer attribute including first availability information to indicate at least one first channel and one or more first time slots, the second peer-to-peer attribute including second availability information to indicate at least one second channel and one or more second time slots; and a controller to setup a Robust peer-to-peer connection with the second peer-to-peer device based on the first and second availability information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Inventors: Emily H. Qi, Carlos Cordeiro, Harish Balasubramaniam
  • Patent number: 10820231
    Abstract: A mobility management node in a wireless network receives message data from an Internet of Things (IoT) device. The mobility management node obtains a non-Internet Protocol (IP) Access Point Name (APN) associated with the message data, and extracts Class of Service (CoS) and/or Quality of Service (QoS) indicators embedded in the non-IP APN. The mobility management node queues and prioritizes the message data, among other message data, based on the extracted CoS and QoS indicators. The mobility management node dequeues and forwards the message data, among the other message data, from the mobility management node to a Service Capability Exposure Function (SCEF) node based on the extracted CoS and QoS indicators.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Huang, Miguel A. Carames, Martin A. Iroff
  • Patent number: 10791088
    Abstract: Methods, non-transitory computer readable media, network traffic management apparatuses, and network traffic management systems that obtain an assigned Internet Protocol (IP) address from a DHCP server in response to an address request received from a client. One of a plurality of processing cores, on which a traffic management process is executing, is identified. The assigned IP address is modified based on the identified processing core. The modified IP address is sent to the client in response to the received address request. With this technology, connections associated with a same subscriber can advantageously be disaggregated to the same traffic management process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 29, 2020
    Assignee: F5 Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Saxon Amdahl, Gennady Dosovitsky