Patents Examined by Diane Lo
  • Patent number: 10103861
    Abstract: Various example embodiments are disclosed herein. According to one example embodiment, a method may include determining, at a base station in a wireless network, an uplink channel quality for a mobile station, sending an acknowledgment/negative acknowledgment (ACK/NAK) aggregation indicator to the mobile station based on the determining, sending a plurality of data bursts to the mobile station, and receiving at least one aggregated ACK/NAK report from the mobile station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Wireless Future Technologies Inc.
    Inventors: Adrian Boariu, Shashikant Maheshwari
  • Patent number: 10104707
    Abstract: Techniques for implementing Wireless Gigabit (WiGig) Display Extension (WDE) communications as Wi-Fi Direct Services (WFDS) services are described. According to such techniques, WDE services may make use of primitives and events obtained from a WFDS application service platform (ASP). This application of WFDS to WDE may provide necessary mechanisms for layer 2 operations such as device and service discovery, P2P connection management, and session management. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Guoqing Li, Bahareh Sadeghi, Emily Qi, Carlos Cordeiro
  • Patent number: 10104597
    Abstract: A mesh WLAN controller (100) operates in mesh soft-access-point or mesh client modes. When operating in the mesh client mode it performs a mesh network scan, for detecting at least one mesh WLAN BSS (202), send mesh client access requests to mesh WLAN BSSs detected, and, if mesh client access is achieved, provide information indicative to the accessed WLAN BSSs of any other mesh WLAN BSS to which mesh client access is achieved, and if mesh client access is not achieved with any of the detected mesh WLAN BSSs, operate in the mesh soft-access-point mode. Upon receiving an instruction to operate in a mesh bridge-client mode, the controller detects messages from any of the mesh WLAN BSSs (204, 206) with mesh client access, and forwards the received mesh WLAN messages within any other of the mesh WLAN BSSs to which mesh client access has been achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING B.V.
    Inventors: Xiaodong Ge, Jun Yao
  • Patent number: 10098030
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a method implemented by an access node in a wireless communication system for beam switch, comprising: selecting a transmission mode from a set of predefined transmission modes; transmitting a reference signal to a device according to the selected transmission mode; signaling the selected transmission mode to the device; and receiving, from the device, a mobility measurement report based on the reference signal. By virtue of this method, the signaling overhead for reference signal configuration can be reduced.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Qingyu Miao, Jinhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10091829
    Abstract: A user apparatus that performs D2D communication by radio includes a signal transmission unit configured to transmit a signal including a destination identifier of a physical layer associated with a destination identifier of an upper layer which is a layer higher than the physical layer; and a signal reception unit configured to detect a signal addressed to the user apparatus by detecting an identifier, of the physical layer of the user apparatus, that is associated with an identifier of the upper layer of the user apparatus from a signal received by radio.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Shimpei Yasukawa, Hiroki Harada, Satoshi Nagata
  • Patent number: 10082558
    Abstract: Neighbor cell hearability can be improved by including an additional reference signal that can be detected at a low sensitivity and a low signal-to-noise ratio, by introducing non-unity frequency reuse for the signals used for a time difference of arrival (TDOA) measurement, e.g., orthogonality of signals transmitted from the serving cell sites and the various neighbor cell sites. The new reference signal, called the TDOA-RS, is proposed to improve the hearability of neighbor cells in a cellular network that deploys 3GPP EUTRAN (LTE) system, and the TDOA-RS can be transmitted in any resource blocks (RB) for PDSCH and/or MBSFN subframe, regardless of whether the latter is on a carrier supporting both PMCH and PDSCH or not. Besides the additional TDOA-RS reference signal, an additional synchronization signal (TDOA-sync) may also be included to improve the hearability of neighbor cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Lai King Tee, Geng Wu, Jun Li, Yuqiang Tang, Neng Wang, Hua Xu, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10084691
    Abstract: Upon detecting a failure of a switch link in a set of multiple redundant switch links that directly connect two nodes in the switch fabric network, the system performs a failover operation that remaps network traffic associated with the failed switch link to an alternative switch link in the set of multiple redundant switch links. Each node in the switch fabric network maintains a mapping table that translates from logical ports and associated logical virtual lanes to physical ports and associated virtual lanes. The system also provisions switch links with private virtual lanes comprising resources to facilitate failover operations. While remapping the network traffic, the system changes the mapping table so that network traffic, which is presently directed to a physical port and associated virtual lane for the failed switch link, is remapped to an alternative physical port and an associated private virtual lane, for the alternative switch link.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Arvind Srinivasan, Bjorn Dag Johnsen, Shimon Muller
  • Patent number: 10085268
    Abstract: Disclosed herein is a communications device including: a first transceiver configured to transmit and receive a signal compliant with a first communication protocol; a first protocol processor configured to process a first frame included in the received signal; a second transceiver configured to transmit and receive a signal compliant with a second communication protocol; a second protocol processor configured to process a second frame included in the received signal; a recognizer configured to recognize the communication protocol of the received signal; a command handler configured to handle a command extracted from the first frame; a converter configured to convert a command extracted from the second frame and pass the converted command to the command handler; and a memory configured to store device identification information for use in the first communication protocol. The second transceiver transmits the device identification information to an external device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Management Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Nobuya Takagi
  • Patent number: 10080182
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present invention relates to a method of transceiving a neighbor awareness networking (NAN) signal by a NAN device in a wireless communication system, the method comprising the steps of: receiving a NAN publish from an access point (AP); identifying a service from the NAN publish; and having association with the AP for the identified service, wherein the service is one of services of one or more stations (STAs) associated with the AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 2, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Dongcheol Kim, Byungjoo Lee, Giwon Park
  • Patent number: 10075373
    Abstract: A process capable of facilitating network communication using forwarders or vforwarders interconnected via an overlay network is disclosed. The process, in one aspect, is able to receive a packet stream or network traffic from a customer premise equipment (“CPE”) using a point-to-point (“PTP”) connection via the overlay network. After identifying a service component able to provide a network function (“NF”) in accordance with the packet stream, at least a portion of the packet stream is forwarded to the service component via a second PTP connection through the overlay network according to a set of predefined requirements. Upon receipt of a processed packet stream in response to the packet stream from the service component, the processed packet stream is forwarded to another forwarder via a hop-to-hop (“HTH”) link through the overlay network in accordance with the processed packet stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ViaSat, Inc.
    Inventor: Pawan Uberoy
  • Patent number: 10075962
    Abstract: For determining transmission channel resources to be allocated for a communication, a processing device: obtains an interference profile representative of interference with said communication implied by at least one predicted interferer; determines, for each set of transmission channel resources made available to perform said communication, a first figure of merit representative of robustness to frequency-selective interference with said communication that might be implied by unpredicted interferers; determines from the interference profile, for each set of transmission channel resources made available to perform said communication, a second figure of merit representative of robustness to frequency-selective interference with said communication that is expected to be implied by predicted interferers; and selects transmission channel resources that optimize the first figure of merit under a QoS-target constraint applied to the second figure of merit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nicolas Gresset
  • Patent number: 10075568
    Abstract: A method for transmitting a broadcast signal proposes a system for supporting a next-generation broadcast service in an environment for supporting next-generation hybrid broadcast using a terrestrial broadcasting network and the Internet. In addition, the method proposes an effective signaling method for covering both a terrestrial broadcasting network and the Internet in an environment for supporting next-generation hybrid broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Woosuk Kwon
  • Patent number: 10075367
    Abstract: A method and apparatus is provided for establishing a repair path between a source node (101) and a destination node (105) in a communication network configured to operate a remote Loop-Free Alternate, LFA, procedure. The method comprises the steps of: prior to detecting a link failure or switchover event associated with a protected link, within a current path between the source node (101) and the destination node (105), performing the steps of: pre-configuring a Point of Local Repair, PLR, node (106) for the protected link (step 301); and pre-configuring a repair tunnel endpoint node (102) for the PLR node (step 303).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Aaron Yi
  • Patent number: 10075938
    Abstract: Systems and processes may be implemented to evaluate current network conditions with respect to a telecommunication device and to dynamically toggle the device between a Multiple-input Multiple-output (MIMO) communication mode and a Carrier Aggregation (CA) communication mode. The device may use either the MIMO mode or the CA mode to exchange data with a network operator while remaining locked onto a primary base station. Thus, rather than being statically assigned based on a fixed priority to use a particular communication mode for data exchanges with the primary base station, for example assigning all MIMO 4×4 capable devices to use MIMO 4×4 throughout its time within a primary cell, a device may be dynamically assigned and re-assigned to use a plurality of different communication modes at different times based on which mode will achieve optimal performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yasmin Karimli, Puja Gupta
  • Patent number: 10070458
    Abstract: In wireless communications for multi-users, an access point may generate a trigger frame, which may include a trigger indication. The trigger indication may indicate whether a second trigger frame will be transmitted during a time interval. The trigger indication may use a single bit. The trigger frame may also include resource allocation for one or more stations. When the access point transmits the trigger frame, the station(s) may transmit an uplink frame(s) in response to the trigger frame. The access point may transmit a second trigger frame in the time interval. In response to the second trigger frame, the station(s) may transmit additional uplink frame(s) to the access point. The station(s) may save the resource allocation included in the trigger frame and utilize the same resource allocation for the uplink frame(s) and the additional uplink frame(s). Other methods, apparatus, and computer-readable media are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: NEWRACOM, INC.
    Inventors: Vida Ferdowsi, Young Hoon Kwon
  • Patent number: 10069713
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are devices, systems, and methods for determining if a master schedule will allow information to be recorded and downloaded from a node. A method can include receiving a plurality of schedules including a first schedule, a second schedule, and a list, determining, at the scheduler circuitry and based on the first schedule and the list, whether there is a threshold latency between mission data collection and downlink, determining, at the scheduler circuitry and based on the first schedule, the second schedule, and the list, whether any mission data will be overwritten in performing operations of the master schedule, and providing, by a display communicatively coupled to the scheduler circuitry, a first warning in response to determining that there is a threshold latency between mission data collection and downlink and a second warning in response to determining that mission data will be overwritten.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Raytheon Company
    Inventors: Marcus A. Teter, Brenda S. Dougherty, Steven T. Naumann
  • Patent number: 10064080
    Abstract: Operations of a UE and eNB are provided when there is a cell which can perform cell on/off. In this case, the UE may performs receiving signal on downlink channel and processing with the signal on the downlink channel. In addition, the signal on the downlink channel may includes a discovery signal when the cell is off-state, and the discovery signal is a signal used for cell identification and/or measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventor: Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10057755
    Abstract: A communication device is described comprising a detector configured to detect, based on the reception of radio signals from another communication device, whether the other communication device is operating as a relay communication device in a radio cell associated with the communication device and a signaling circuit configured to signal to a communication terminal that the other communication device is operating as a relay communication device if it has been detected that the other communication device is operating as a relay communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL DEUTSCHLAND GMBH
    Inventors: Maik Bienas, Andreas Schmidt, Hyung-Nam Choi
  • Patent number: 10057801
    Abstract: [Object] To make it possible to automatically decide an MBSFN area to which a cell belongs. [Solution] There is provided an apparatus including an acquisition unit configured to acquire a result of measurement of a reference signal transmitted by one of a target base station and one or more other base stations, the result of the measurement being supplied by the other of the target base station and the one or more other base stations, and a decision unit configured to decide an MBSFN area to which a cell of the target base station belongs based on the result of the measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 13, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventor: Nishiki Mizusawa
  • Patent number: 10050893
    Abstract: To transmit data packets over a shared data path, data packets of a first message and a second message are received and stored, respectively, in first and second queues. First and second data packets are then extracted from, respectively, the first and second messages. First and second priority values are calculated, respectively, for the first and second data packets and are associated thereto. If the first priority value is determined to be lower than the second priority value, then the first packet is transmitted over the shared data path. If the second priority value is determined to be lower than the first priority value, then the second packet is transmitted over the shared data path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: VMware, Inc.
    Inventor: Philip Donald Lee