Patents Examined by Debebe A Asefa
  • Patent number: 10321467
    Abstract: A method includes sending, from a base unit, provisioning information to a first device. The provisioning information is associated with the first device establishing a connection with a network device. The method includes identifying a source of interference with the connection. The method also includes sending, to the first device, information indicating an operation state of the source of the interference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Larry B. Pearson, Anup Karnalkar, Kevin S. Kim, Daehyun Lee
  • Patent number: 10321420
    Abstract: A wireless device receives at least one control message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of timing advance groups (TAGs). The wireless device selects a first cell in a TAG according to a criterion. The TAG comprises one or more licensed cells and one or more unlicensed cells. The criterion comprises the first cell being a licensed cell. The wireless device transmits uplink signals in the TAG. Transmission timing of the uplink signals is derived employing the first cell as a timing reference cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10321433
    Abstract: According to one embodiment, a wireless communication device includes: a transmitter configured to transmit a first beacon signal through a first channel and transmit a second beacon signal through a second channel; and controlling circuitry configured to select the first channel from a first radio frequency band and select the second channel from a second radio frequency band. Use of the second radio frequency band is more limited than use of the first radio frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA
    Inventors: Ryoko Matsuo, Hirokazu Tanaka
  • Patent number: 10313449
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and method configurations for providing provisioning information to a mobile device via a wireless network access point are generally described herein. In some examples, a communication session is established between a mobile device and a service provider to obtain provisioning information for wireless network connectivity via a designated access point (e.g., a “hotspot”). A HTTP session is established within the communication session to exchange registration information via a browser of the mobile device. Provisioning information is returned within the communication session in a Subscription Management Object (MO) in response to successful completion of the HTTP session. The subscription MO is provided outside of the browser and the HTTP session (but within the communication session) using mechanisms such as OMA-DM or SOAP-XML communications. The mobile device can then utilize the provisioning information from the subscription MO to associate with an appropriate hotspot.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Necati Canpolat, Venkata Vallabhu, Vivek G. Gupta
  • Patent number: 10313224
    Abstract: Presented herein are techniques to enable seamless mobility of hosts (endpoints) between disaggregated Ethernet virtual private network (EVPN) domains that are connected with one another by an external network (e.g., a Wide-Area Network (WAN)). In one example, a leaf node in the first domain, which was previously connected to a host, receives updated routing information for the host. The leaf node performs a local host verification process to confirm that the host has moved and, in response to confirming that that the host has moved, the first leaf node sends a targeted host announcement message to the host in the second domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sathish Srinivasan, Vrishabha Sikand, Shyam N. Kapadia, Lukas Krattiger, Massimiliano Ardica
  • Patent number: 10306541
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for interworking. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include receiving interworking information, wherein the interworking information comprises at least one rule associated with network access; and receiving information from a network, wherein the information describes how to use the at least one rule associated with network access. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Ilkka Antero Keskitalo, Sami Johannes Kekki, Jari Mutikainen
  • Patent number: 10305559
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to control the antenna selection in a user terminal adequately even when the user terminal connects with a plurality of radio base stations by employing dual connectivity (DC). A user terminal supports communication which uses dual connectivity with a plurality of radio base stations that each configure a cell group formed with one or more cells, and this user terminal has a transmission section that transmits UL signals to one or a plurality of cell groups, and a control section that controls the antenna selection for transmitting the UL signals, and, when antenna selection for a serving cell (UE transmit antenna selection) is configured, the control section controls the antenna selection expecting that the plurality of cell groups are not configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Yuichi Kakishima, Kazuki Takeda, Satoshi Nagata, Tooru Uchino
  • Patent number: 10298316
    Abstract: An example system for satellite payload communications includes a digital channelizer and a regenerative communications subsystem (RCS). The digital channelizer includes a plurality of inputs for receiving a plurality of signals from a plurality of uplink beams and a plurality of outputs for outputting the plurality of signals. The RCS includes a plurality of inputs selectably coupled to the digital channelizer outputs to receive signals from selected ones of the digital channelizer outputs and a plurality of outputs selectably coupled to the digital channelizer inputs to transmit the processed signals to selected ones of the digital channelizer inputs. The RCS is configured to process selected ones of the plurality of signals to produce processed signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: The Boeing Company
    Inventor: James P. Scott
  • Patent number: 10298313
    Abstract: Exemplary embodiments described herein include systems, methods, and nodes for selecting a donor for a relay wireless device. Signal levels corresponding to signals received at a relay wireless device from a plurality of access points are determined. Signal information is received from the plurality of access points, wherein the signal information comprises a group identification for each access point. The signal information for the access points may then be compared to a donor criteria. And the access point corresponding to the greatest signal level that also comprises signal information that meets the donor criteria may be selected as the donor for the relay wireless device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Chunmei Liu, Hemanth Pawar, Krishna Sitaram, Pratik Kothari
  • Patent number: 10291489
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are disclosed for monitoring network performance in respect of a digital communications network comprising a user-network (1) having at least one user-device (11, 12, 13) therein that is able to submit requests for data to and receive data from one or more remote servers (16) via an intermediate control module (10), and an access network (5) via which data may be delivered to the user-network (1) via the control module (10). In particular, methods and apparatus are disclosed that allow a network service provider providing network services via an access network to its customers' home networks to have visibility on the performance of its customers' home networks and/or on the performance of one or more networked devices within those customers' home networks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: Alan Smith, Trevor Burbridge
  • Patent number: 10292168
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure relate to allocating digital channels into spectrum chunks in a wireless distribution system (WDS). In a WDS, a central unit is configured to communicate downlink and uplink communications signals with a plurality of remote units over a plurality of downlink and uplink communication links. In one aspect, discrete downlink channels in the downlink communications signals are grouped into downlink spectrum chunks at the central unit when the processing circuitry at the central unit is underutilized. In another aspect, discrete uplink channels in the uplink communications signals are grouped into uplink spectrum chunks at the remote units when the processing circuitries at the remote units are underutilized. By grouping discrete downlink channels into downlink spectrum chunks and/or grouping uplink discrete channels into uplink spectrum chunks, it is possible to optimize system resource utilization in the WDS, thus providing enhanced overall performance in the WDS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Dror Harel, Gavriel Mizrahi, Ofer Nisan, Dror Ben-Shlomo
  • Patent number: 10291956
    Abstract: Methods and systems for selectively connecting a user device on a first network to a peripheral device on a second network are provided. More particularly, a communication server controls the peripheral devices that are visible to a user device in a discovery process. In addition, the communication server limits the peripheral devices that are available to a user device to those peripheral devices that the user device is authorized to access. The system further enables a user device to operably connect to a visible peripheral device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SONIFI SOLUTIONS, INC.
    Inventors: Joel Walter Zdepski, Shaun Eugene Marko, Chad J. Schroeder
  • Patent number: 10284282
    Abstract: A wireless aircraft network includes a plurality of aircrafts having transceiver devices for transceiving wireless communication, a plurality of ground-based network stations having transceiver devices for transceiving wireless communication, and a network operator station configured to store location data regarding the current geographical location of the plurality of aircrafts in a location data table of the network operator station and to determine a most efficient network path for each of the plurality of aircrafts to one of a plurality of ground-based network stations depending on the current geographical location of the plurality of aircrafts and the geographical location of the plurality of ground-based network stations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Airbus Operations GmbH
    Inventors: Nicholas E. Brownjohn, Stéphane Poulain, Sven Knefelkamp, Igor Ibáñez Martin
  • Patent number: 10277501
    Abstract: A method for handling of conflicts in a multicast routing election in a multicast network is described herein. The multicast network includes a plurality of multicast network devices. A conflict is detected in a Designated Forwarder (DF) election for a link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Duane Mentze, Mark Gooch, Steven Glen Jorgensen
  • Patent number: 10270693
    Abstract: A system that incorporates teachings of the present disclosure may include, for example avoiding data copy and task switching by processing protocol headers of network PDUs as a serial tape to be processed in order such as by a single method. Other processing includes reducing stages and simplifying protocol processing and multiplexing during network communications. Address changing in an active network can be implemented by assigning multiple addresses to an entity so that a new address can replace the old address. Peer-to-peer application searching can be performed among networks that can be accessible or non-accessible networks. Utilizing anycast sets that include selected and alternative addresses to enable immediate or near immediate alternative route selection on failure or congestion. Other embodiments are disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Tria Network Systems, LLC
    Inventors: John D. Day, Steve Bunch
  • Patent number: 10264464
    Abstract: A base station will be configured to provide service on a host carrier that has a particular frequency range and, concurrently, on a guest carrier that has a narrower frequency range and that is defined as a portion of and fully within the host-carrier's frequency range. With this arrangement, a portion of the host-carrier's air interface resources would thus also be air interface resources of the guest carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Roger Bartlett, Arun Rajagopal
  • Patent number: 10264479
    Abstract: A test apparatus for a telecommunication network includes: simulated mobile terminals, which supply respective bit streams; and SDR stages, which receive the bit streams of respective simulated mobile terminals that communicate with respective base stations and have respective SDR uplink stages and SDR downlink stages. An SDR uplink stage includes: at least one processing branch, which converts the bit stream of a respective mobile terminal into a baseband signal; a mapping module, which generates a respective uplink sub-carrier vector via a mapping of the baseband signals; an inter-cell interference module, which combines the sub-carrier vector with the uplink sub-carrier vectors of at least one of the other SDR stages; and an inverse-transform module, which performs an inverse transform of the baseband signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Prisma Telecom Testing S.R.L.
    Inventors: Paolo Marini, Lodovico Binda, Luigi Travaglini, Enrico Bendinelli
  • Patent number: 10264414
    Abstract: An asynchronous communication device provides wireless broadband link between a base station and a plurality of client devices in a wireless communication network. The asynchronous communication device includes a receiver configured to operate at a first frequency band and to asynchronously receive first and second data packets from the base station. The device includes a transceiver configured to operate at a second frequency band and operable to asynchronously transmit the first data packets to a first client device and to transmit the second data packets to a second client device. The first frequency band has a wide band separation from the second frequency band. The transceiver is configured to asynchronously receive third and fourth data packets from the first and second client devices, respectively. The transceiver asynchronously transmits the third and fourth data packets at the second frequency band to the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Phazr, Inc.
    Inventor: Farooq Khan
  • Patent number: 10248433
    Abstract: A network management apparatus and method for remotely controlling a state of an IT device in order to use WOL to change a remote device from an inactive state to an active state over an IP network. The network management apparatus includes a detection pattern generator, a remote state controller, and a wake-up cause analyzer. By activating an inactivated PC connected over an IP network and positioned at a remote site using WOL to control a state of another IT device interoperating through the IP network as well as a state of the PC, it is possible to inactivate the device without unnecessarily having to leave the device on and then control the device as necessary, thereby reducing power consumption of the device and extending a lifetime of the device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sung Won Byon, Eun Jung Kwon, Jung Hak Kim, Hyun Ho Park, Yong Tae Lee, Eui Suk Jung, Hyun Woo Lee
  • Patent number: 10250445
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are systems and methods for automatic load balancing of switches in a cluster of controllers in SDNs. According to an aspect, the system comprises a network controlling device comprising at least one processor and memory. The network controlling device of the system is configured to receive a request to establish a connection from a switch residing in a switch network. The network controlling device of the system is also configured to determine whether a connection may be established between the switch and the network controlling device based on a load balancing policy for the network controlling device. The network controlling device of the system is also configured to determine another network controlling device residing in the switch network for establishment of the connection with the switch in response to determining the connection may not be established with the network controlling device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: David W. Kasberg, Deepak Udapudi, Mohammed A. K. Yasser