Patents Examined by Christopher P. Grey
  • Patent number: 10349439
    Abstract: It is presented a method for releasing semi-persistent scheduling, SPS, for a wireless device. The method is performed in a network node and comprising the steps of: transmitting an SPS release message to the wireless device to release uplink SPS; starting a timer; when a first condition is true, transmitting a grant for uplink transmission to the wireless device, the first condition being true when the timer expires and/or a scheduling request has been received from the wireless device; receiving a data type indication from the wireless device; and determining that an SPS release message has been correctly received by the wireless device when a scheduling request has been received from the wireless device, the grant has been transmitted and the data type indication indicates only voice over internet protocol, VoIP, data from the wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Alexander Langereis, Saad Naveed Ahmed, Don Corry, David Sandberg
  • Patent number: 10313970
    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: August 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Zhijun Cai, James Earl Womack, Takashi Suzuki, Gordon Peter Young, Yi Yu
  • Patent number: 10291481
    Abstract: A method of processing a model of a telecommunications network, the telecommunications network. The method includes dividing the network elements of the telecommunications network into a plurality of different groups, for a first of the group of network elements being modelled, loading computer program code representing the group of network elements being modelled into the computer memory and executing the computer program to model the first group of network elements within a first time period. For a subsequent time period the first group of network elements is represented by the amount of network services consumed on the one or more interfaces with the second group of network elements determined within the first time period, while loading into the computer memory computer program code to model the second group of network elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: TEOCO Corporation
    Inventor: Gerard Terence Foster
  • Patent number: 10292196
    Abstract: This disclosure relates to carrier aggregation using separate RLC entities for different component carriers. According to one embodiment, a base station and a wireless device may establish a primary component carrier and at least one secondary component carrier according to a first radio access technology. Separate radio link control entities may be established for the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier. Data communicated between the base station and the wireless device may be routed by way of the primary component or the secondary component carrier based on differing characteristics of the component carriers, and the RLC entities may treat downlink data differently on the primary component carrier and the secondary component carrier based on the differing characteristics of the component carriers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Vinay Majjigi, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10291350
    Abstract: A method of receiving a packet in a wireless local area network system includes receiving, from an access point (AP), a packet comprising a data field and a first signal field including a first field, a second field, and a third field, wherein the packet is generated for a single receiving station or a plurality of receiving stations; and processing the packet based on the first signal field, wherein the first field indicates a group ID of the single receiving station or the plurality of receiving stations and whether the packet is generated based on a single user transmission scheme or a multi user transmission scheme, wherein, for the single user transmission scheme, at least one pre-determined value of the first field is used to indicate that the packet is generated based on the single user transmission scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventors: Dae Won Lee, Byeong Woo Kang, Yu Jin Noh, Yong Ho Seok, Dong Wook Roh
  • Patent number: 10277732
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus and systems are disclosed for managing digitally-streamed audio communication sessions between user devices (7a, 7b, 7c). The user devices are configured to send digitally-streamed data (21) indicative of received audio contributions from respective participants in a multiple-participant audio communication session to a multiple-participant audio communication session controller (30) for processing and onward streaming of data (22) indicative of the received audio contributions from the session controller (30) to one or more other user devices (7a, 7b, 7c) for conversion to audio representations for respective other participants of the received audio contributions. The data (22) streamed from the session controller to the respective user devices has one or more audio parameters affecting the audio representations provided by the user devices to the participants using them.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventor: Peter James Hughes
  • Patent number: 10250690
    Abstract: The present invention relates generally to a system and method of networking and interconnecting a large number of various types of sensors to a remote location in an efficient manner. Specifically, the invention utilizes a flexible, configurable, scalable and power-efficient sensor interface relay architecture to gather sensor data from various locations and then relay it to a remote location via the internet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Camgian Microsystems Corp.
    Inventors: Gary Butler, Derrick J. Savage, David Lindley, Muthukumar Nagarajan, Jeffery Hunt
  • Patent number: 10225820
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method, an apparatus and a system for configuring Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) control information, and the method includes: a network side apparatus broadcasts Multicast Control Channel (MCCH) configuration information to the terminal by Broadcast Control Channel (BCCH), and the MCCH configuration information is received by the terminal; the network side apparatus sends Multicast Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) region configuration information to the terminal by the MCCH channel; the MBSFN region configuration information is received by the terminal according to the MCCH configuration information; the network side apparatus sends MBMS service data to the terminal by Multicast Traffic Channel (MTCH); the MBMS service data is received by the terminal according to the MBSFN region configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2010
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Inventors: Dajun Zhang, Jing Liang
  • Patent number: 10212014
    Abstract: In some examples, an apparatus includes a transmitter configured to apply input data as a frequency-domain data sequence to modulate a set of subcarriers, and separate the frequency-domain data sequence into a first subsequence of elements and a second subsequence of elements. A first conjugate symmetric subsequence that is based on inserting a zero value into the first subsequence is formed, and a second conjugate symmetric subsequence that is based on inserting a zero value into the second subsequence is formed, where the zero values are inserted at different positions in the first and second subsequences. A time-domain sequence comprising a first component that is a function of the first conjugate symmetric subsequence, and a second component that is a function of the second conjugate symmetric subsequence is generated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Shouxing Qu, Dake He, Stephen McCann
  • Patent number: 10177839
    Abstract: A wireless network with at least one base station and a plurality of associated terminals for the exchange of payload data and control data and at least one common transmission channel which is available for access to several terminals is described. The base station is configured to control access to the common transmission channel and the terminals are configured to send at least an access signal to the base station for the purpose of obtaining access to the common transmission channel. Different start moments and different preambles can be assigned to the terminals for transmitting their respective access signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Koninklijke Philips N.V.
    Inventor: Christoph Herrmann
  • Patent number: 10171260
    Abstract: Techniques are provided to manage how router advertisement messages are forwarded for ultimate wireless transmission in a wireless network. In one embodiment, a multicast router advertisement message intended for a virtual local area network is converted into individual unicast router advertisement messages directed to specific wireless mobile client devices that are part of that virtual local area network. In another embodiment, router advertisement messages are routed between controllers according to the current location of a wireless mobile client device. In still other embodiments, techniques are provided to minimize the volume of the router advertisement messages sent over a wireless network, and to proactively send a unicast router advertisement message to a mobile client device that has performed a handoff, without waiting for a router solicitation message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Srinath Gundavelli, Abhijit Choudhury, Rohit Suri, Venkatesh Kanagasabapathy, Bhavannarayana Nelakanti, Sudhir Jain
  • Patent number: 10110500
    Abstract: A method involving receiving application monitoring data for a first application executing in a first cloud provider and a second application executing in a second cloud provider, wherein both the first and second cloud providers communication via a cloud exchange, performing traffic latency analytics using the received application monitoring data, determining, based on the traffic latency analytics, that a peering agreement between the first cloud provider and the cloud exchange should be moved to a Central office Re-architected as a Data Center (CORD), requesting a Path Computation Engine to find the CORD that meets a required set of criteria, establishing a private link between the CORD and the cloud exchange, moving the at least one peering agreement to be between the first cloud provider and the CORD, and forwarding at least a portion of the traffic originating from the first application in the first cloud provider directly via the CORD.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Mallikarjunappa Kore, Aung Htay, Yuemin Li
  • Patent number: 8018863
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for reducing the number of CC messages transmitted in a provider network. In one embodiment of the invention, a first service provider network element receives CC messages from a first customer network at a first periodicity rate. The first service provider network element stores the received CC messages and reduces the first periodicity rate to create a second periodicity rate that is smaller than the first periodicity rate. The first service provider network element transmits CC messages to a second service provider network element through the provider network at the second periodicity rate. Other methods and apparatus are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2008
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson
    Inventors: Sriganesh Kini, Rishi Mehta
  • Patent number: 8018832
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of methods, systems, and apparatus for increasing packet generation in a digital communication system. In one exemplary method embodiment, multiple input signals are interpolated, shifted, and aggregated into a composite signal for transmission over a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2005
    Date of Patent: September 13, 2011
    Assignee: Xocyst Transfer AG L.L.C.
    Inventors: Mark A. Webster, Daniel Shearer
  • Patent number: 8005120
    Abstract: A base station including a transmitting and receiving amplifier for amplifying CDMA signals exchanged with a mobile station; a radio stage connected to the transmitting and receiving amplifier for carrying out D/A conversion of a transmitted signal that undergoes baseband spreading, followed by quadrature modulation, and for carrying out quasi-coherent detection of a received signal, followed by A/D conversion; a baseband signal processor connected with the radio stage for carrying out baseband signal processing of the transmitted signal and the received signal; a transmission interface connected with the baseband signal processor for implementing interface with external channels; and a base station controller for carrying out control such as management of radio channels and establishment and release of the radio channels. The base station communicates with the external channels by mapping logical channels into physical channels. The CDMA signals are spread using a short code and a long code.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2003
    Date of Patent: August 23, 2011
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Takehiro Nakamura, Junichiro Hagiwara, Etsuhiro Nakano, Koji Ohno, Seizo Onoe, Akihiro Higashi, Motoshi Tamura, Masatomo Nakano, Hiroshi Kawakami, Hiroki Morikawa
  • Patent number: 7986625
    Abstract: Under the present invention, the performance of a set of system resources is monitored in response to incoming request traffic. When a system resource is approaching an overload condition, a corrective action is identified and implemented. Overload thresholds for each system resource and appropriate corrective actions are contained within a management policy. Based on a performance history of the corrective actions, the management policy can be changed/revised.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2002
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Jeffrey S. Chase, Ronald P. Doyle, David L. Kaminsky, David M. Ogle, Richard D. Telford
  • Patent number: 7986697
    Abstract: A device and method for processing information fragments, the method includes: receiving multiple information fragments from multiple communication paths; wherein the each information fragment is associated with a cyclic serial number indicating of a generation time of the information fragment; storing the multiple information fragments in multiple input queues, each input queue being associated with a communication path out of the multiple communication paths; determining whether at least one serial number associated with at least one valid information fragment positioned in a head of one of the multiple input queues is located within a pre-rollout serial number range; mapping, in response to the determination, serial numbers associated with each of the valid information fragment positioned in the heads of the multiple input queues to at least one serial number range that differs from the pre-rollout serial number range; and sending to an output queue information fragment metadata associated with a minimal v
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2006
    Date of Patent: July 26, 2011
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventors: Boaz Shahar, Liat Kochavi, Noam Sheffer, Michal Shmueli
  • Patent number: 7940789
    Abstract: The invention concerns a method for the rate regulation of radio link probing in a communication network comprising at least a receiver terminal and at least one transmitter terminal, characterized by the steps, at the level of the receiver terminal, of: determining the amount of data sent by each transmitter terminal to the receiver terminal through respective radio links, when a probing of a link is to be made, probing the link corresponding to the transmitter terminal having sent the greatest amount of data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 28, 2003
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2011
    Assignee: Thomson Licensing
    Inventors: Ludovic Jeanne, Patrick Fontaine, Renaud Dore
  • Patent number: 7920554
    Abstract: Middleware may accommodate both packet data and circuit data services in the same cellular telephone. A cellular telephone may travel between networks that are packet and circuit data service based. A protocol middleware may determine whether packet data services are available, and, if so, may determine the mobility management state of the system. Depending on the mobility management state of the system, inappropriate applications may be closed or suspended.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2001
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2011
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventor: Anil K. Kumar
  • Patent number: 7889679
    Abstract: A system for analyzing a network including a plurality of nodes associated and/or connected together by links. The system includes a processor coupled to a data memory. The processor is configured to access a first representation of the network and associated link weight measures w in the memory. Moreover, the system is configured to provide node values for the nodes and determine from the node values corresponding slope measures for links existing between the nodes, the slope measures being computed from a function of differences in node values and from the weight measures w for the links, the weight measures w being used for scaling the function of differences in nodes values; to select for at least some of the nodes one or more steepest ascent links having one or more greatest positive slope measures; and to generate a second representation corresponding to a steepest ascent graph of the network derived from information included in the steepest ascent links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2009
    Date of Patent: February 15, 2011
    Assignee: Telenor ASA
    Inventors: Geoffrey Canright, Kenth Engø-Monsen, Johannes Bjelland, Richard Seyler Ling, Pål Roe Sundsøy