Patents Examined by Curtis A Alia
  • Patent number: 10462797
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for using communications channels corresponding to frequency bands subject to cellular network, e.g., LTE, interference and/or other interference are described. The methods are well suited for use of cable networks where communications over a coax cable or via cable device may be subject to LTE interference. In various embodiments data traffic is classified based on whether the traffic corresponds to a protocol that supports a retry communications mechanism in the event of a communication error, the type of traffic data and/or the priority of the traffic data. In some embodiments data being communicated using a protocol which supports a retry mechanism are routed over channels subject to interference even if, in some cases, the packets correspond to data which has a higher priority or QoS requirements than packets, e.g., best effort packets, which are transmitted using a protocol that does not support a packet retry mechanism.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Time Warner Cable Enterprises LLC
    Inventors: Louis D. Williamson, Michael Kelsen
  • Patent number: 10454823
    Abstract: The problem of processing an egress packet by a data forwarding device having (1) a first routing stack associated with a first namespace and a first interface, (2) a second routing stack associated with a second namespace and a second interface, wherein at least some forwarding information included in the second namespace is incompatible with the first routing stack, (3) a virtual routing and forwarding instance (VRF), and (4) a shared session layer socket associated with both the first and second routing stack, and bound to the VRF, where the VRF is associated with the second interface via the second routing stack, is solved by: adding the first interface to the VRF whereby the VRF is associated with both the first and second interfaces; and responsive to the adding of the first interface to the VRF, (1) adding routes from the second namespace to the first namespace such that network address prefixes of the second namespace are associated with a “special” next hop, and (2) flagging the shared session layer
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Reji Thomas, Vivek Ramesh, Pranavadatta Devaki Narasimha Bhatta
  • Patent number: 10455546
    Abstract: Techniques are described herein that enhance the following: (1) how a wireless device conveys a change of its downlink (DL) coverage class (CC) to a network; and (2) how the network and the wireless device each perform a new paging group procedure to align coverage class paging groups within a given Extended Discontinuous Receive (eDRX) cycle for the wireless device. In addition, devices namely a wireless device, a radio access network node (e.g., Base Station Subsystem), and a core network node (e.g., Serving GPRS Support Node) that implement these techniques are described herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 22, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mårten Sundberg, Nicklas Johansson, Paul Schliwa-Bertling, John Walter Diachina
  • Patent number: 10448401
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for improving coverage contour and interference thresholds for general authorized access (GAA) channel assignment in a wireless communications environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Farhad Meshkati, Satashu Goel
  • Patent number: 10439940
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method comprises establishing, by a deterministic device interface circuit, a deterministic link with a peer deterministic interface circuit within a deterministic data network based on identifying a repeating deterministic schedule for transmitting each data packet, allocated to the deterministic schedule, at a corresponding transmission instance coinciding with a reception instance by the peer deterministic interface circuit; determining a latency between sending a request for data to a host device via a non-deterministic data link provided by a network switch, and receiving from the host device a transport layer packet responsive to the request; and sending an instruction to the host device for initiating transfer of the transport layer packet, the instruction correcting for the latency and enabling the deterministic device interface circuit to receive the transport layer packet for transmission of a corresponding data packet on the deterministic link at the corresponding transmission
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Eric Michel Levy-Abegnoli, Patrick Wetterwald
  • Patent number: 10440706
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) is described. The UE includes a processor and memory in electronic communication with the processor. The UE receives a configuration message of processing time reduction from an evolved node B (eNB). The UE also receives a physical downlink control channel (PDCCH) downlink control information (DCI) for a physical downlink shared channel (PDSCH) with reduced processing time in subframe n?k, where k is smaller than 4. The UE further determines a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource for hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) reporting. The UE additionally determines HARQ-ACK bits to be reported in subframe n. The UE also transmits the HARQ-ACK in subframe n on the determined PUCCH resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignees: Sharp Kabushiki Kaisha, FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Zhanping Yin, Toshizo Nogami
  • Patent number: 10433179
    Abstract: Wireless communications systems and methods related to SDMA operations across multiple network operating entities are provided. A first wireless communication device transmits a communication indicating a reservation for one or more spatial layers in a transmission opportunity (TXOP) of a shared spectrum. The shared spectrum is shared by a first network operating entity and a second network operating entity. The first wireless communication device is associated with the first network operating entity. The first wireless communication device communicates, with a second wireless communication device, data over the one or more spatial layers during the TXOP. The second wireless communication device is associated with the first network operating entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xiaoxia Zhang, Taesang Yoo, Siddhartha Mallik, Tamer Kadous, Vikas Jain, Ahmed Sadek
  • Patent number: 10432516
    Abstract: Servicing a pseudowire communication across multiple Administrative Systems (AS) by components of packet data networks. A first Provider Edge (PE) router of a first AS receives a first Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) message from a source PE router of the first AS that includes pseudowire data. The first PE router creates a first Border Gateway Protocol Link State (BGP-LS) message that includes the pseudowire data and transmits the first BGP-LS message to a second PE router of a second AS and intended for a destination PE router of the second AS. The first PE router then receives a second BGP-LS message from the second PE router that includes modified pseudowire data. The first PE router creates a second IGP message that includes the modified pseudowire data and transmits the second IGP message to the source PE router.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Uma S. Chunduri, Evgeny Tantsura
  • Patent number: 10425788
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a clustering approach for sensor nodes of a wireless sensor network. This clustering approach, equal distance different members, balances the power burden amongst sensor nodes by deriving an optimal number of sensor nodes at each segment of a length. To this end, the present disclosure describes a linear wireless sensor network wherein the distance between adjacent cluster heads is equal while the number of and distance between sensor nodes in each cluster is different. A power consumption model is derived to aid in the determination of the optimal number of sensor nodes within each cluster. Following evaluation of the cluster approach in comparison with previously described approaches, the present disclosure is observed to improve network longevity and reduce power consumption by deliberately increasing the density of sensor nodes nearest a base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 24, 2019
    Assignee: King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
    Inventors: Uthman Baroudi, Abdullatif Albaseer, Shokri Selim
  • Patent number: 10419166
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a data retransmission method, a device, and a system, and relates to the communications field, so as to resolve a prior-art problem that when a device transmits data by using an unlicensed carrier, the data cannot be retransmitted because a channel needs to be preempted again. A specific solution is as follows: A first device transmits data to a second device by using a first carrier, where the first carrier is an unlicensed carrier. The first device obtains status information of the first carrier, where the status information is used to determine whether the first carrier is available. When the first carrier is unavailable, the first device retransmits the data to the second device by using a second carrier, where the first carrier and the second carrier are different carriers. The present invention is used for data retransmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 17, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Da Wang, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10412614
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for coordinating inter-frequency measurement gaps in a wireless network are disclosed. In various embodiments, a measurement gap pattern is determined and provided (via a serving frequency) to a user equipment (UE) in conjunction with frequency identification information identifying at least one target frequency. In accordance with the measurement gap pattern, the UE tunes a receiver to the target frequency and receives a reference signal upon which measurement operations are performed. Additional target frequencies can also be specified for the measurement gap pattern. In other embodiments, the frequency identification information identifies a band of target frequencies, any of which can be measured using the measurement gap pattern. In further embodiments, target frequencies employing overlapping reference signals are grouped into a timing group indicated by the frequency identification information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 10, 2019
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nathan Tenny, Bingzhao Li, Aimin Sang
  • Patent number: 10404424
    Abstract: A hub apparatus and a method for controlling the same are provided for efficiently managing a frequency slot or a time slot in communication between at least one hub apparatus and at least one device. The hub apparatus includes a communicator configured to receive a communication signal from at least one device; a controller configured to allocate time slots for the at least one device on the basis of the communication signal received from the at least one device, and when the communicator receives a communication signal from a new device other than the at least one device, transmit a control signal for reallocating time slots for at least one device having the new device; and a memory configured to store data that is associated with a communication frequency, a use amount of time slots, and a communication signal strength of the at least one device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Inventor: Joon Young Kim
  • Patent number: 10405343
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a radio frame transmission method and a wireless network device. The method includes: receiving PRACH trigger information that is carried in a first transmission subframe in a first radio frame and that is sent by a first wireless network device; and sending, to the first wireless network device in response to the PRACH trigger information, a preamble sequence carried in a second transmission subframe in a second radio frame, where there is a preset first mapping relationship between a subframe number of the first transmission subframe and a subframe number of the second transmission subframe, and a structure of a transmission subframe in the first radio frame is different from a structure of a transmission subframe in the second radio frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ting Wang, Yuanjie Li, Jian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10405264
    Abstract: A pairing scheme may add devices to a mesh network automatically. Assuming that at least one device is already part of the mesh network, this scheme may allow devices that have not been paired yet to be automatically added to the mesh, eliminating manual pairing processes. When a new device is powered on, it may broadcast a connectable advertisement packet. The payload of this packet may be secure and not understood by the recipient device. Rather, only a server may have a copy of the device key, and can thus decrypt the advertising packet. The server sends a packet back with a network key and information, and the device then becomes part of the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: WiSilica Inc.
    Inventors: Dennis Kwan, Suresh Kumar Singamsetty
  • Patent number: 10397380
    Abstract: A network device for a computer network (1), the network device (2) including communication channels (3), a PHY chip (4) configured for transmitting data in a raw data stream on the communication channels, and a MAC chip (5) configured for encapsulating data to be transmitted into frames, and for calculating a checksum for each frame. The PHY chip is configured for receiving frames of the MAC chip and transmitting transmission data contained in the frames via at least one of its communication channels. The PHY chip is configured to calculate, after receiving a frame and before sending the data of the frame in a raw data stream, a checksum of the data contained in the frame, and to this checksum with the CRC contained in the frame. The data contained in the frame are transmitted if the comparison of the checksums delivers identical values. If the comparison delivers non-identical values, then a specifiable or specified action is executed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 27, 2019
    Assignee: TTTech Computertechnik AG
    Inventor: Georg Gaderer
  • Patent number: 10390189
    Abstract: User Equipment (UE) may skip the Access Class Barring (ACB) procedure for specific services, such as MMTEL voice, MMTEL video, and SMS. In one implementation, NAS layer of a UE may: receive, from an upper layer relative to the NAS layer, a request for a particular service type that is being originated by the UE; receive an indication, from a Radio Resource Control (RRC) layer of the UE, that access to a cell, associated with the UE, is barred; and bypass the indication that access to the cell is barred, when the particular service type matches a predetermined set of service types. The bypassing may include: requesting that the RRC layer establish an RRC connection for the service request, and notifying the RRC layer that the request for the RRC connection corresponds to the particular service type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Ana Lucia Pinheiro, Marta Martinez Tarradell, Robert Zaus, Jerome Parron, Hyung-Nam Choi, Richard Burbidge, Vivek G. Gupta, Chen-Ho Chin
  • Patent number: 10383099
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system and provides an efficient control information transmission method and apparatus for supporting a multiple antenna transmission technique. A method is provided for transmitting downlink hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ) information related to an uplink multiple codeword transmission and includes receiving the uplink multiple codeword transmission, generating HARQ information related to each of the multiple codewords based on a result of decoding each of the multiple codewords, modulating the HARQ information, and transmitting the modulated HARQ information via one or more physical HARQ indicator channels (PHICHs).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Hyun Soo Ko, Jae Hoon Chung, Bin Chul Ihm, Moon Il Lee
  • Patent number: 10367750
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an input interface and transmit-side circuitry. The input interface is configured to receive a sequence of packets that carries a stream of video frames. The transmit-side circuitry is configured to divide the sequence of packets into multiple interleaved sub-sequences, wherein each sub-sequence carries a respective sub-stream of the stream of video frames, and wherein at least one of the sub-streams is self-contained and viewable independently of any other sub-stream, and to transmit the multiple sub-sequences of packets to a communication network over respective, different packet flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Mellanox Technologies, Ltd.
    Inventor: Dotan Levi
  • Patent number: 10367672
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. In one example, phase-noise compensation tracking signals (PTRS) may be transmitted using sets of resource blocks (RBs), where a frequency for each PTRS within the sets RBs is different from a frequency corresponding to a direct current (DC) tone. In another example, a time-domain-based PTRS may be used, where a discrete Fourier transform (DFT)-spread-orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (DFT-s-OFDM) symbol may include a cyclic prefix and a PTRS inserted in the DFT-s-OFDM symbol. Additionally or alternatively, a guard-interval-based DFT-s-OFDM symbol may include a PTRS that replaces part or all of a guard interval. In some examples, subsets of tones used for PTRS across a system bandwidth may be transmitted using a scrambled modulation symbol, where at least one antenna port may be used for the transmission of PTRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10361767
    Abstract: A relay device includes: a hardware processor that refers to association information associating an address of a device and a port number in a first network with a port number of a second network to relay communication between the device in the first network and a device in the second network, wherein the hardware processor dynamically changes the association information on the basis of a state of the device in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 23, 2019
    Assignee: KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
    Inventor: Hiroyuki Kawabata