Patents Examined by Clemence Han
  • Patent number: 10420030
    Abstract: A method for operating in a power save mode for a wireless local area network and a device using the same are provided. After waking up, a device receives a frame via a wireless medium to determine that the wireless medium is busy. If a decoding of the frame in a medium access control (MAC) layer is unsuccessful but a decoding of the frame in a physical layer is successful, the device determines an Interframe space (IFS) to defer an access of the wireless medium.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Inventor: Yong H Seok
  • Patent number: 10033487
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method in a UE served by a network node, a method in the network node, the UE, and the network node. The network node is applying dynamic TDD with flexible subframes. The method comprises receiving (900) a first configuration message from the network node indicating a TDD reference configuration, and determining (910) in which subframe to signal HARQ information based on the TDD reference configuration. The method further comprises receiving (920) a second configuration message from the network node indicating a set of DL subframes that may comprise explicit signaling messages, monitoring (930) the indicated set of DL subframes, and receiving (940) an explicit signaling message in response to monitoring. The explicit signaling message designates a subframe in which the UE shall receive a DL signal. The method also comprises preparing (950) to receive the DL signal in the designated subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Erik Eriksson, Xinghua Song
  • Patent number: 10020961
    Abstract: Provided herein a network virtualization apparatus and method, the apparatus including a tunnel manager configured to collect tunnel end points information within a network, and to connect each tunnel end point with a tunnel based on the tunnel end point information collected; a tunnel packet end point configured to receive a tunnel packet and process the packet such that an L2 switching may be performed, and to transmit the packet to a domain VSI (virtual switching instance); the domain VSI configured to perform the L2 switching on the processed packet, and to transmit the packet to a tunnel packet generator; and the tunnel packet generator configured to add a tunnel header to the packet for which the L2 switching has been performed to generate a new tunnel packet, and to transmit the new tunnel packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventor: Sung Hyuk Byun
  • Patent number: 10004051
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method for controlling traffic of a second electronic device, which interworks with a first electronic device, in the first electronic device is provided. The method includes detecting occurrence of an event which needs to be notified to the second electronic device, determining a time to notify the occurrence of the event based on a driving time of the second electronic device, and transmitting an event occurrence notification signal to the second electronic device at the determined notification time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ok-Seon Lee, Hyeon-Jin Kang, Sang-Jun Moon, Yong-Seok Park, Kang-Jin Yoon
  • Patent number: 10003475
    Abstract: A communication management system includes a GW and a server. The GW relays communication with a destination site via a first NW when an FQDN included in a communication request exists in a list. The server supplies the list to the GW. The server includes an aggregation unit that obtains a record including a communication FQDN, a detection GW, and accompanying information, aggregates the amount of access for each of the FQDNs based on the obtained record, and generates an attribute rank table on attribute of interest and a communication rank table for all the GWs. The server includes an extraction unit that extracts FQDNs highly ranked in the percentage of the number of accesses from the communication rank table and the attribute rank table based on a predetermined extraction ratio, as the list for the GWs corresponding to the attribute of interest, and distributes the list to the GW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Inventors: Itaru Nakagawa, Kazuo Sasaki
  • Patent number: 9999013
    Abstract: A 2D code-driven method and system provides for synchronizing camera-equipped wireless computing devices with a centralized computing device to facilitate interactive educational activities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Mimio, LLC
    Inventor: Christopher M. Cacioppo
  • Patent number: 9999057
    Abstract: An electronic equipment of a wireless communication system is provided. The electronic equipment includes an orchestrator respectively coupled to an FH network, an RRH pool, and a BBU pool. The orchestrator is configured to establish a data path in response to RRH allocation information, FH allocation information and BBU allocation information. The data path includes at least one RRH in the RRH pool, the FH network and at least one BBU in the BBU pool.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Yan-Rung Huang, Ya-Chun Chuang
  • Patent number: 9998936
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are disclosed for enhanced measurements and filters. One apparatus includes a receiver that detects a reference signal during a first time window of a set of time windows during which reception of the reference signal is expected and detects the reference signal during a second time window of the set of time windows. In various embodiments, the second time window occurs an offset time after the first time window. In some embodiments, the apparatus includes a processor that determines a filter coefficient based on the offset time. In such embodiments, the filter coefficient is used to generate a filtered measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Murali Narasimha, Ravikiran Nory
  • Patent number: 9999068
    Abstract: Provided are a resource scheduling method and device; the method comprises: scheduling resource according to the transmission demands; and configuring a frame structure with a non-fixed frame length matching the scheduled resource. The method according to the present invention prevents wastage of wireless resources caused by competition conflict or random back-off, and can better adapt to the demands of different kinds of data services with varied features in the future.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Inventors: Dongshan Bao, Jing Wang, Shenfa Liu, Yongbo Zeng, Yubao Zhou, Zhigang Yan, Jun Lei, Lijun Pan, Feifei Wang
  • Patent number: 9992783
    Abstract: A Device-to-device (D2D) user equipment (UE) device communicating with another D2D UE device within a first cell transmits a D2D subframe that includes a cell identifier a second cell when the UE device moves from the first cell to the second cell. After a handover to the second cell is initiated, the D2D UE device can suspend D2D communication. The D2D UE device transmits the D2D subframe, such as D2D discovery subframe, identifying the second cell when the handover is complete. The other D2D UE device identifies the second cell to the base station providing the first cell. The base stations providing the first cell and the second cell coordinate to determine resources for D2D communication between the D2D UE devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Kyocera Corporation
    Inventors: Amit Kalhan, Henry Chang
  • Patent number: 9980310
    Abstract: A method of enhanced session management procedure is proposed. A user equipment, upon receiving a rejected PDN connectivity request with a cause code, automatically alters the rejected factor to fit network restrictions based on the received cause code. The UE then retries the PDN connectivity procedure by sending a subsequent PDN connectivity request using the altered factor. By automatically altering the rejected factor and reattempting to establish an EPS bearer for data service without user interaction, possible permanent rejection can be avoided in case of user error or unawareness.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Po-Ying Chuang, Chi-Hsien Chen, Chien-Chun Huang-Fu
  • Patent number: 9979511
    Abstract: Systems and methods may integrate acknowledgments, such as application-level acknowledgments and medium access control layer acknowledgments. In an embodiment of a cross-layer acknowledgment method, a medium access control layer acknowledgment and application-layer acknowledgment may be integrated as a single medium access control layer acknowledgment. In an embodiment of a cross-application acknowledgment method, an application-layer acknowledgment for a first application and application-layer acknowledgment for a second application may be integrated into a single medium access control layer frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Convida Wireless, LLP
    Inventors: Chonggang Wang, Qing Li, Zongrui Ding, Hongkun Li, Paul L. Russell, Jr., Michael J. Starsinic
  • Patent number: 9979518
    Abstract: A method of configuring a network node in a wireless telecommunications network to use a secondary cell for dual connectivity communication, a computer program product and network control node operable to perform that method. The method comprises: determining at least one RACH preamble reserved by the secondary cell for use by dual connectivity capable user equipment; identifying user equipment meeting criteria for implementation of dual connectivity communication with the secondary cell; and communicating an allocation of the at least one RACH preamble reserved by the secondary cell for use by dual connectivity capable user equipment to the identified user equipment. Aspects may avoid or mitigate contention experienced by user equipment on RACH and thus may enable fast, contention-free access to a cell. According to some aspects and embodiments, a dedicated preamble can be configured for user equipment identified as a candidate suited to implementation of dual connectivity techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventor: Chandrika K. Worrall
  • Patent number: 9974017
    Abstract: A method includes executing a user equipment (UE) device in a doze mode, a peek mode, and a normal mode. The doze mode includes terminating any connections with a network, comparing a clock time with a maintenance window schedule of maintenance time windows, and executing the peek mode when the clock time is within a maintenance time window. The peek mode includes receiving a connection request from a mobility management entity (MME) system when the MME system has been notified of at least one buffered downlink packet addressed to the UE device, and executing the normal mode in response to receiving the connection request. The normal mode includes establishing a connection to the network and receiving the at least one buffered downlink packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Victor Lin, Amol Tuli
  • Patent number: 9973386
    Abstract: Communication network architectures, systems and methods for supporting a network of mobile nodes. As a non-limiting example, various aspects of this disclosure provide communication network architectures, systems, and methods for supporting a dynamically configurable communication network comprising a complex array of both static and moving communication nodes (e.g., the Internet of moving things).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: VENIAM, INC.
    Inventors: Joao Barros, Carlos Ameixiera, Diogo Lopes, Andre Cardote, Rui Costa, Ricardo Matos
  • Patent number: 9973963
    Abstract: A radio resource scheduler at a first base station may be configured to: identify radio frequency resources in use by the first base station, identify radio frequency resources to be reserved as virtual guard bands to reduce adjacent band interference, and install virtual guard band rules for reducing interference with adjacent bands. The virtual guard band information may be hints, allocations, priorities, reservations, or scheduling instructions for avoiding certain radio resources, radio resource blocks, or frequencies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Rajesh Kumar Mishra, Yang Cao, Michael Yasuhiro Saji
  • Patent number: 9967903
    Abstract: A method for operating a wireless device configured for wireless communications includes receiving a reporting request including a reporting condition that information stored at the device is required to satisfy in order for the device to transmit the information, and initiating an uplink transmission procedure to transmit the information when the reporting condition is satisfied.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., LTD
    Inventor: William Anthony Gage
  • Patent number: 9967915
    Abstract: A method of disconnecting a packet data network (PDN) connection or a packet data protocol (PDP) connection from an access point name (APN) by a user equipment (UE), including sending, to a network apparatus, a signaling message to request disconnecting the PDN connection or the PDP connection from the APN, wherein the signaling message includes an information element (IE), and receiving a deactivate request message from the network apparatus which deactivates the PDN connection or the PDP connection, in response to the signaling message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jaya Prakash Sivapuram, Sailesh Kumar Giri, Ricky Kaura
  • Patent number: 9960885
    Abstract: A system, method and device for wireless communication is provided. The method includes receiving, by a receiver, data from a wireless transmitter, receiving, by the receiver, retransmission of the data from the wireless transmitter, storing, by the receiver, the data, processing, by the receiver, the data without knowledge of the data length, and determining, by the receiver, a data length of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jinhong Wu, Mostafa El-Khamy, Jungwon Lee
  • Patent number: 9961625
    Abstract: An edge device comprising access network discovery and selection function (ANDSF) features is disclosed. An edge device can be a device located at a logical edge of a wireless network. An edge ANDSF component can rank access network resources. The rank can be based on characteristics of an access network resource, a user profile, device resource demands, or a user behavior model. The user profile can comprise information facilitating pre-authentication of a device to an access network resource. Further, the user profile can be considered portable with regard to localized aspects of edge ANDSF components. The user profile provides improved ANDSF feature performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 1, 2018
    Inventors: Venson Shaw, Sangar Dowlatkhah