Patents Examined by Christopher P. Grey
  • Patent number: 10383111
    Abstract: In one exemplary embodiment, a method includes: transmitting a value from an access node towards an apparatus, where the value is indicative of a size of a first portion of an uplink resource block, where the uplink resource block is shared among a plurality of apparatus, where the first portion is specified for transmission of a first type of signaling to the access node, where a second portion of the uplink resource block is specified for transmission of a second type of signaling to the access node; and receiving at least one transmission using at least one of the first portion and the second portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Kari P. Pajukoski, Esa T. Tiirola, Kari J. Hooli, Timo E. Lunttila
  • Patent number: 10382185
    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: December 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Kitae Kim, Jaehoon Chung, Jinmin Kim, Kukheon Choi, Kwangseok Noh
  • Patent number: 10374856
    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: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Ming Jia, Wen Tong, Peiying Zhu, Claude Royer
  • Patent number: 10367725
    Abstract: In one implementation, a network controller includes a path analysis module, an instruction module, and a distribution module. The path analysis module defines a data path including a plurality of network devices for a flow within a network in response to a data path request from a network device. The instruction module generates a first message including an instruction to establish a first forwarding rule at a first network device, and a second message including a first instruction to establish a second forwarding rule at a second network device and a second instruction to establish a third forwarding rule at a third network device. The distribution module provides the first message to the first network device and the second message to the second network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Subin Cyriac Mathew, Sugesh Chandran
  • Patent number: 10367742
    Abstract: A multi-solution based radio system is provided. A radio system adaptively selects a solution to be used in a communication method based on a quality of service (QoS). The radio system estimates a QoS, such as by using information about at least one of a channel state, a signal state, a performance using a current solution, a complexity using a current solution, and a power consumption of a terminal with respect to a current solution. When the estimated QoS does not satisfy a predetermined condition, the radio system changes a current solution to an alternative solution or changes a parameter value applied to the current solution using feedback information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Ho Yang
  • 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: 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
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dae Won Lee, Byeong Woo Kang, Yu Jin Noh, Yong Ho Seok, Dong Wook Roh
  • 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: 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: 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
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    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