Patents Examined by DeWanda Samuel
  • Patent number: 10135517
    Abstract: A method for preventing a first network node from missing a transmission from a second network node. The method includes, when a ten millisecond periodicity is used for Multicast/Broadcast Single Frequency Network (MBSFN) subframes, setting a time between an uplink grant from the second network node to the first network node and an acknowledgement/negative-acknowledgement message (ACK/NACK) from the second network node to the first network node equal to ten milliseconds. The method further includes, when a forty millisecond periodicity is used for MBSFN subframes, the second network node sending the first network node an asynchronous grant for an uplink retransmission when a data packet is missed, and when the first network node receives the grant for the uplink retransmission, the first network node retransmitting the missed data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventors: Yi Yu, Zhijun Cai, James Earl Womack, Andrew Mark Earnshaw
  • Patent number: 10111118
    Abstract: Embodiments of system and method configurations for device discovery and connection establishment in connection with use of device-to-device (D2D) and proximity-based services are generally described herein. In some examples, an evolved packet core (EPC) of a 3GPP Long Term Evolution or 3GPP Long Term Evolution-Advanced (LTE/LTE-A) network is arranged to assist D2D identification and discovery procedures at user equipment (UEs) connected to the LTE/LTE-A network. Various identification and discovery procedures may be implemented in connection with proximity detection and the establishment of communication times for the establishment of the D2D communication link, between the UEs. Accordingly, the EPC of the LTE/LTE-A network may assist the establishment of a device-to-device communication link between UEs on a wireless network employing a distinct wireless protocol (for example, a direct wireless network connection via a wireless local area network (WLAN) or wireless personal area network (WPAN)).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Kerstin Johnsson, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Alexandre Saso Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 9935705
    Abstract: A method of simplifying the encoding of a predetermined number of bits of data into frames including adding error coding bits so that a ratio of the frame length times the baud rate of the frame times he bit packing ratio of the data divided the total bits of data is always an integer. The method may also convolutionally encode the bits of data so that the same equation is also always an integer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: WI-LAN INC.
    Inventors: Israel Jay Klein, Kenneth L. Stanwood, Steve Pollmann, Frederick W. Price, Rami Hadar, Eli Arviv, David Gazelle, Sheldon Gilbert
  • Patent number: 9912531
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method and a device for recording data or for transmitting stimulation data, which are transmitted in Ethernet-based networks of vehicles. A method for recording data is described, wherein the data are transmitted from a transmitting control unit to a receiving control unit of a vehicle via a communication system of the vehicle. The communication system comprises an Ethernet network, wherein the data are conducted from a transmission component to a reception component of the Ethernet network via a transmission path, and wherein the data are to be recorded at a logging component of the Ethernet network, which does not lie on the transmission path. The method comprises the configuration of an intermediate component of the Ethernet network, which lies on the transmission path, to transmit a copy of the data as logging data to the logging component; and the recording of the logging data at the logging component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Albrecht Neff, Thomas Koenigseder, Thomas Wuerdinger
  • Patent number: 9893867
    Abstract: Provided is a radio communication device which can prevent interference between SRS and PUCCH when the PUCCH transmission bandwidth fluctuates and suppress degradation of CQI estimation accuracy by the band where no SRS is transmitted. The device includes: an SRS code generation unit (201) which generates an SRS (Sounding Reference Signal) for measuring uplink line data channel quality; an SRS arrangement unit (202) which frequency-multiplexes the SRS on the SR transmission band and arranges it; and an SRS arrangement control unit (208) which controls SRS frequency multiplex so as to be uniform in frequency without modifying the bandwidth of one SRS multiplex unit in accordance with the fluctuation of the reference signal transmission bandwidth according to the SRS arrangement information transmitted from the base station and furthermore controls the transmission interval of the frequency-multiplexed SRS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Corporation
    Inventors: Atsushi Matsumoto, Daichi Imamura, Takashi Iwai, Yoshihiko Ogawa, Tomofumi Takata, Katsuhiko Hiramatsu
  • Patent number: 9888376
    Abstract: Embodiments allow one or more eNBs that become isolated from core network entities (e.g., evolved packet core entities such as mobility management entity, serving gate way, packet data network gateway, and so forth) to form a resilient mode network. Such a network can function in a limited fashion and provide for UE to UE communications within the resilient mode network coverage area. One or more of the eNBs function as an autonomous eNB and provide a subset of core network functions that allow UE to UE communications within the resilient mode network coverage area. Embodiments disclosed herein select which eNB functions as the autonomous eNB and then the other eNBs establish an S1-MME and/or S1-U interface with the autonomous eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Achim Luft, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Alexander Sirotkin
  • Patent number: 9882765
    Abstract: A method of operating a wireless packet access network comprises receiving, at a wireless network control system, a packet data request from an application in a wireless communication device, determining if the application is a member of a first application group or a second application group, and selecting a core packet network access point from a plurality of core packet network access points based on whether the application is a member of the first application group or the second application group. The method further comprises transmitting the packet data request to the selected core packet network access point to initiate access to a core packet network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Jasinder Pal Singh, Sachin R. Vargantwar, Maulik K. Shah, Siddharth S. Oroskar
  • Patent number: 9860869
    Abstract: Provided is a method for offloading data traffic by a Mobility Management Entity (MME) in a wireless communication system. The method includes determining a Packet Data Network (PDN) to connect to for providing a service requested by a User Equipment (UE), upon receiving a connection request message requesting connection between the UE and the PDN from the UE, selecting a gateway disposed closest to a Radio Access Network (RAN), sending a permit message permitting a request for connection between the UE and the PDN to the UE, and setting an Evolved Packet Service (EPS) bearer for transmission and reception of data traffic related to a service requested by the UE between the UE and the gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Kim, Yong-Hwan Kim, Youn-Hee Han, Sang-Jun Moon, Yong-Seok Park, Jin-Ho Lee, Dae-Kyu Choi
  • Patent number: 9860084
    Abstract: Various aspects are provided for managing a sounding interval of a wireless communications device, which may include setting a timing of one or more channel sounding operations performed by the communications device. For instance, a method is provided for channel sounding management. This example method may include obtaining information regarding a modulation and coding scheme (MCS) or a throughput degradation gradient associated with one or more transmissions. In addition, the example method may include determining a timing of one or more sounding operations based on the information regarding the MCS or the throughput degradation gradient. Additionally, apparatuses and computer-readable media are provided for channel sounding management in a communications device, which are configured to perform, or store computer-executable code to perform, the disclosed example methods.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 2, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Nathaniel Houghton, Xiaolong Huang, Guido Robert Frederiks, Qinghai Gao
  • Patent number: 9838913
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method and an apparatus for removing a policy and charging control rule from a default bearer. The method includes: determining whether a received service flow is a service flow of SRVCC switching upon receipt of flow description information of the service flow; and, if the received service flow is the service flow of the SRVCC switching, removing a policy and charging control rule that has been activated on a default bearer for the SRVCC switching, and at the same time issuing a policy and charging control rule made for a newly created bearer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Xiaoyan Shi, Weihua Qiao
  • Patent number: 9820181
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a data offload transmission method, apparatus and system, which relate to the field of communications and may avoid multiple collisions and retransmissions, to reduce the transmission time delay of uplink data. The method includes: obtaining, by a base station, a transmission performance parameter of user equipment on a supplementary network, configuring a user transmission restriction according to the transmission performance parameter and sending the user transmission restriction to the user equipment, for enabling the user equipment to perform data transmission on the supplementary network according to the user transmission restriction. The method provided by the embodiments of the present invention is applied to data offload transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Quan, Weiwei Song, Yu Wang, Jian Zhang, Yi Jiang
  • Patent number: 9814026
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for requesting and allocating bandwidth in a broadband wireless communication system. The method and apparatus includes a combination of techniques that allow a plurality of CPEs to communicate their bandwidth request messages to respective base stations. One technique includes a “polling” method whereby a base station polls CPEs individually or in groups and allocates bandwidth specifically for the purpose of allowing the CPEs to respond with bandwidth requests. The polling of the CPEs by the base station may be in response to a CPE setting a “poll-me bit” or, alternatively, it may be periodic. Another technique comprises “piggybacking” bandwidth requests on bandwidth already allocated to a CPE. Currently active CPEs request bandwidth using unused portions of uplink bandwidth that is already allocated to the CPE. The CPE is responsible for distributing the allocated uplink bandwidth in a manner that accommodates the services provided by the CPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Wi-LAN Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth L. Stanwood, James F. Mollenauer, Israel Jay Klein, Sheldon L. Gilbert
  • Patent number: 9794039
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a reference signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system. The UE generates an uplink reference signal in a subframe comprising first, second, third, fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh orthogonal frequency division multiplexing (OFDM) symbols in time domain and a plurality of subcarriers in frequency domain. The UE transmits the uplink reference signal to a base station in the third, fourth and fifth OFDM symbols. The transmitted uplink reference signal is hopped in the frequency domain, based on a cell specific hopping parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jin Sam Kwak, Seung Hee Han, Min Seok Noh, Yeong Hyeon Kwon, Hyun Woo Lee, Dong Cheol Kim
  • Patent number: 9794757
    Abstract: Wi-Fi services multicast to a subnet in a software-defined network (SDN) are extended. An SDN controller centrally monitors a data plane of a Wi-Fi network. Advertisements for services within a first subnet by an advertising station are forwarded to the SDN controller. Parameters of the service of the advertising station are extracted for storage by performing deep packet inspection on the one or more packets. Queries for services within a second subnet by a querying station are also forwarded to the SDN controller. Parameters of the service of the querying station are extracted for storage by performing deep packet inspection on the one or more packets. The query for service to the advertisement matches responsive to the advertisement parameters compared to the query parameters. Responsive to matching, a set of connection parameters necessary for the querying station at the second subnet to connect to the advertising station at the first subnet is sent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 17, 2017
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Lakshmi Narayana Dronadula, Ajay Malik, Avinash Bhagtani, Saurabh Kumar Agarwal, Nuwas Ponnambathayil
  • Patent number: 9769829
    Abstract: Aspects related to allocating transmission power in wireless communications are described. It can be determined whether data is to be transmitted on an uplink control channel in one or more upcoming transmission time intervals (TTIs). Based on this determination, transmission power is allocated to an uplink enhanced dedicated channel in the one or more upcoming TTIs. Where uplink control channel data is not to be transmitted in the one or more upcoming TTIs, transmission power that would have been used for the uplink control channels can instead be allocated to the enhanced dedicated channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 19, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Luna Sapna D'Souza, Arvindhan Kumar, Chetan Gopalakrishnan Chakravarthy, Murali Paravath Menon, Omesh Kumar Handa
  • Patent number: 9763077
    Abstract: A method and system for implementing data routing of a roaming user are disclosed. The method comprises: configuring a roaming protocol between the home network and the roaming network; during the registering process of the user in the roaming network, performing an interactive negotiation between the home network and the roaming network, so as to determine one of the home network and the roaming network to allocate IP address according to the roaming protocol between the home network and the roaming network; and establishing the IP access bearer based on the IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Weihua Hu
  • Patent number: 9730212
    Abstract: There is a provided a wireless communication system in which multiple base station transmit the same data (PDSCH signal) in a coordinated transmission scheme. Each base station controls allocation a wireless resource that one of the remaining base station transmits a signal different from the above same data, such as a control signal or reference signal to a mobile station that is applied the coordinated transmission scheme to a mobile terminal that is different from the mobile station that is applied the coordinated transmission scheme and that is to communicate with the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 8, 2017
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Daisuke Jitsukawa
  • Patent number: 9713179
    Abstract: Systems and methods that configured a Layer-1 destination address for D2D communications. One embodiment is a controller in a network that receives a discovery request from first User Equipment (UE), identifies an application code to announce the first UE during a discovery procedure, and provides the application code to the first UE. The controller receives an address request from the first UE for a D2D communication with one or more second UEs identified during the discovery procedure. The controller derives a Layer-1 destination address for the D2D communication, and provides the Layer-1 destination address to the first UE and to the at least one second UE for pre-configuration of the Layer-1 destination address at the first UE and the at least one second UE before the D2D communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: Alcatel Lucent
    Inventors: Yigang Cai, Anil Rao
  • Patent number: 9713036
    Abstract: A method and apparatus may include estimating a metric value relating to a first user equipment and an access point, without relying on actual data transmitted by the access point to the first user equipment. The method may also include estimating a quality degradation to the at least one second user equipment if at least part of the traffic of the first user equipment is routed to the access point. The method may also include performing routing of at least part of the traffic of the first user equipment based on the estimated metric value and the estimated degradation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 18, 2017
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Daniela Laselva, Istvan Zsolt Kovacs, Per Henrik Michaelsen
  • Patent number: 9699680
    Abstract: A wireless local area network (WLAN) includes a server and receiver, which includes a radio frequency (RF) front-end circuit that receives wireless signals from the mobile nodes within the WLAN and detects baseband signals. A signal waveform detector edge detects a signal waveform and generates a trigger signal indicative of the modulation type, data format and time-of-arrival (TOA) information of a desired signal to be captured. A baseband processor receives the trigger signal from the signal waveform detector and captures the desired signal. A system controller is connected to the baseband processor and configures the baseband processor for processing the desired signal and obtaining message data and signal metrics that are transferred to the system controller to be communicated outbound from the receiver as a client to the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 4, 2017
    Assignee: ZIH Corp.
    Inventor: David S. Wisherd