Patents Examined by Dominic Rego
  • Patent number: 10278062
    Abstract: Apparatuses, methods, and systems are provided for configuring a “SIM-less” System-on-Chip (S2oC) with integrated reprogrammable cellular network connectivity. Digitally issued Subscriber Identity Module (SIM) cards may be digitally issued by a remote server and downloaded and managed by the S2oC. A virtual SIM card container may be packaged in the S2oC and hosts an identity manager used by a plurality of applications residing in the multi-core processor of the S2oC. A virtual modem with a custom communication protocol allows the multi-core processor applications to exchange data with the virtual SIM card container.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Simless, Inc.
    Inventor: Ismaila Wane
  • Patent number: 10178626
    Abstract: Provided are a method and an apparatus for controlling uplink transmission power. A method for controlling uplink transmission power by a terminal may include allocating transmission power of one or more uplink control channels and/or one or more uplink data channels in order to transmit the uplink control channels and/or the uplink data channels in two or more cells and transmitting the uplink control channel and/or the uplink data channel to one or more base stations according to the allocated transmission power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Minseok Noh, Woo-jin Choi
  • Patent number: 10159074
    Abstract: The present disclosure is a novel utility of a software defined radio (SDR) based Distributed Antenna System (DAS) that is field reconfigurable and support multi-modulation schemes (modulation-independent), multi-carriers, multi-frequency bands and multi-channels. The present disclosure enables a high degree of flexibility to manage, control, enhance, facilitate the usage and performance of a distributed wireless network such as flexible simulcast, automatic traffic load-balancing, network and radio resource optimization, network calibration, autonomous/assisted commissioning, carrier pooling, automatic frequency selection, frequency carrier placement, traffic monitoring, traffic tagging, pilot beacon, etc.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 18, 2018
    Assignee: Dali Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Paul Lemson, Shawn Patrick Stapleton, Sasa Trajkovic, Albert S. Lee
  • Patent number: 10136398
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to communication systems for a motor vehicle. In some embodiments, a communication device may provide, for example, car-to-car communication (vehicle-to-vehicle communication). A communication system for a motor vehicle, the system may include: a transceiver unit for generating transmission signals where at least two of the transmission signals differ in their signal power; a cable to transmit the transmission signals to an antenna via a controllable amplifier device; a power detector device capturing a respective power value correlated with a power of the transmission signals at a tapping point between the cable and the antenna; and a control device controlling the amplifier device on the basis of the captured power values. The transceiver device generates at least one of the transmission signals with a predetermined reference power. A reference value describing the reference power is permanently predefined in the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Christian Morhart, Richard Owen
  • Patent number: 10135962
    Abstract: A system for intercepting accidental emergency calls in a facility, the system including at least one dead air network element configured within the facility, the at least one dead air network element providing a cellular signal stronger than live cellular signals as seen by electronic devices within the facility, wherein electronic devices connecting to the at least one dead air network element cannot reach emergency services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: Michael Ryan Aubut
  • Patent number: 10128577
    Abstract: A non-geostationary satellite is configured to provide a plurality of spot beams that implement a first frequency plan at Earth's Equator and a second frequency plan away from Earth's Equator. The second frequency plan is different than the first frequency plan. In one embodiment, the non-geostationary satellite is part of a constellation of non-geostationary satellites, with each of the satellites providing spot beams that implement a first frequency plan at Earth's Equator and implement a second frequency plan away from Earth's Equator as the satellites travel in orbit around Earth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Space Systems/Loral, LLC
    Inventors: William Hreha, Guillaume Lamontagne, Eric Shima
  • Patent number: 10117190
    Abstract: In a wireless communication system in which a plurality of base stations each forming a directional beam in one direction are disposed along a predetermined path, each base station estimates a distance from installed in a mobile body moving along the path if the TE enters a cell area of the corresponding base station; and controls the transmission power using a distance from the estimated TE so that a difference between received signal strength of the corresponding base station and the received signal strength of neighboring base stations measured by the TE in a cell boundary area between the base stations does not exceed a predetermined threshold value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Gosan Noh, Yeong Jin Kim, Il Gyu Kim
  • Patent number: 10116381
    Abstract: A system for protecting a fixed satellite service site includes at least one earth station, a first beacon detector disposed within close proximity to the at least one earth station, a central server in operable communication with the fixed satellite service site and the first beacon detector, an access point configured to request authorization from the central server for resource allocation, and a beacon transmitter disposed within close proximity to the access point. The beacon transmitter is configured to transmit a beacon signal to one or more of the central server and the first beacon detector, and the beacon signal uniquely identifies the access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc
    Inventors: Peter Paul Smyth, Jim O'Connor, Lin Cheng, Eric Winkelman
  • Patent number: 10104474
    Abstract: A wireless speaker audio system configured to receive audio information wirelessly transmitted by an audio source including first and second wireless transceivers. The first wireless transceiver establishes a bidirectional secondary wireless link with the audio source for receiving and acknowledging receipt of the audio information. The first and second wireless transceivers communicate with each other via a primary wireless link. A wireless audio system including an audio source and first and second wireless transceivers. The first and second wireless transceivers communicate via a primary wireless link. The audio source communicates audio information to the first wireless transceiver via a secondary wireless link which is configured according to a standard wireless protocol. The first wireless transceiver is configured to acknowledge successful reception of audio information via the secondary wireless link. Other embodiments are also described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Clarke S. Watson, Benjamin W. Cook, Axel D. Berny, Jason A. Trachewsky
  • Patent number: 10104558
    Abstract: Certain features relate to systems and methods for jointly optimizing a radio access network (RAN) and distributed antenna system (DAS). A joint RAN-DAS self-optimizing network (SON) entity can determine target parameters based on parameters specific to the DAS and parameters specific to the RAN. The joint RAN-DAS-SON entity can optimize the RAN and DAS using the target parameters. Jointly optimizing the RAN and the DAS can improve the capacity characteristics, coverage characteristics, or the performance characteristics of the RAN and DAS. In some aspects, the joint RAN-DAS-SON entity can optimize the RAN and DAS by re-allocating power levels of downlink signals transmitted by remote units of the DAS to compensate for underutilized carrier signals in situations of low traffic load.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 13, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: CommScope Technologies LLC
    Inventors: Luigi Tarlazzi, Maurice D'Souza
  • Patent number: 10104611
    Abstract: Systems and methods for low overhead paging in a wireless communications network are described herein. In some aspects, an apparatus for wireless communication includes a receiver and a processor. The receiver receives a request from a first device. The request indicates a first period of a plurality of periods corresponding to a periodicity for transmitting paging messages. The processor assigns the first device to a group scheduled to receive paging messages at most every first period based on the request and determines a start time for transmitting paging messages to the first device based on schedules for transmitting paging messages to a plurality of other devices. In other aspects, an apparatus for wireless communication includes a processor and memory. The processor derives an information sub-unit from an information unit associated with a paging message, compresses the information sub-unit, and generates a second information unit associated with the method of compression.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Simone Merlin, Maarten Menzo Wentink, Zhi Quan, Alfred Asterjadhi
  • Patent number: 10089996
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a signal processing apparatus, a signal processing method, and a program by which, in reproducing transmitted encoded data in real time, buffer overflow can be prevented from occurring on a reception apparatus side even if it is transmitted with a compression rate of the encoded data being varied in a manner that depends on communication condition. Encoded data including transmitted audio data is buffered by a reception buffer. At this time, the quantity of encoded data buffered by the reception buffer is managed in units of processing according to an encoding method. The present technology is applicable to a real-time content reproduction system utilizing a communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Chisato Kemmochi
  • Patent number: 10085218
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. Specifically, the present invention may comprises: a step of a terminal calculating a first maximum power reduction value to be applied to a first uplink channel; and a step of transmitting, from a plurality of subframes, the first uplink channel at the maximum transmission power by applying the first maximum power reduction value. The first uplink channel is transmitted through different frequency resources within the plurality of subframes. The maximum transmission power value has different values according to frequency resources through which specific channels are transmitted. The first maximum power reduction value is a predetermined value applied during the transmission of the first uplink channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventors: Hanbyul Seo, Kijun Kim, Yunjung Yi
  • Patent number: 10070276
    Abstract: A method performs radio communication between a controller and a transport user. A controller creates voice signals which are transmitted via a switching system to a transmitting antenna as a radio signal. The voice signals are received via a receiving antenna and are transmitted to the switching system. A squelch signal is created and indicates whether the signal applied to the receiving antenna contains voice messages. A component of the voice signal emitted by the controller and is received with a time delay, is removed from the received voice signal or is compensated for, and a corrected voice signal is determined. The corrected voice signal is transmitted to the controller, if the squelch signal is present, the signal which is emitted by the controller and does not reach the switching system with a time delay is superimposed on the corrected voice signal and the latter is transmitted to the controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Frequentis AG
    Inventor: Robert Aster
  • Patent number: 10069603
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for providing efficient downlink Hybrid Automatic Request (HARQ) feedback. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a wireless device in a cellular communications system comprises receiving downlink control information from a radio access node in a first subframe T. The downlink control information comprises an indication of a HARQ timing offset K. The method further comprises transmitting downlink HARQ feedback to the radio access node in a subframe T+K. In this manner, HARQ feedback can be directly scheduled by the network, which in turn enables efficient HARQ feedback.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Bergström, Niclas Wiberg, Martin Hessler
  • Patent number: 10069200
    Abstract: A mechanically steered, horizontally polarized, directional antennae for aerial vehicles, such as UAVs. The antenna system can include a planar substrate with a horizontally polarized antenna embedded therein. A rotation member, on one end, can be attached to the planar substrate, and can extend from an external surface of the aerial vehicle. An actuator can be coupled to the rotation member to rotate the rotation member. A communication controller of the aerial vehicle can control the actuator to beam horizontally polarized radiofrequency (RF) waves to a target receiver or receive a wave front from a target transmitter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Insitu, Inc.
    Inventors: Torsten Mack, Peter Kunz
  • Patent number: 10070032
    Abstract: A wireless communication assistant tool includes an electric wire disposed at one end thereof relative to an antenna of a first wireless communication device, a camera, in a contactless condition, and at the other end thereof relative to an antenna of a second wireless communication device, a smartphone, in a contactless condition. Disposition of such electric wire permits wireless communication between the camera and the smartphone through the electric wire acting as a transmission path, so that the camera and the smartphone can make communication with each other without being interfered with other radio signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Shiro Harada, Shizuki Dogawa, Koichi Himeno
  • Patent number: 10069523
    Abstract: A power amplification module includes a first input terminal arranged to receive a first transmission signal in a first frequency band, a second input terminal arranged to receive a second transmission signal in a second frequency band higher than the first frequency band, a first amplification circuit that amplifies the first transmission signal, a second amplification circuit that amplifies the second transmission signal, a first filter circuit located between the first input terminal and the first amplification circuit, and a second filter circuit located between the second input terminal and the second amplification circuit. The first filter circuit is a low-pass filter that allows the first frequency band to pass therethrough and that attenuates a harmonic of the first transmission signal and the second transmission signal. The second filter circuit is a high-pass filter that allows the second frequency band to pass therethrough and that attenuates the first transmission signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Takayuki Tsutsui, Satoshi Tanaka, Hidenori Obiya
  • Patent number: 10057860
    Abstract: A link-budget-limited wireless communication device (UE) may implement improved radio link monitoring procedures for enhancing the link-budget of the UE. The UE may monitor the radio link and may determine whether the radio link can support a lowest acceptable link quality according to a hysteresis-based comparison that uses threshold values to determine error rates associated with a physical control channel. The UE may also identify itself to the network as a link-budget-limited device, and the network may enable special link-budget enhancing features for the UE, including boosting the power of the resource elements (REs) carrying physical channel signaling/data to the UE. The UE may detect the presence of power boost and may estimate/determine the power boost level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Samy Khay-Ibbat, Awais M. Hussain
  • Patent number: 10057869
    Abstract: Disclosed is a network synchronization apparatus and method of a time division multiple access (TDMA)-based mesh network satellite communication system, the network synchronization method of a terminal in a satellite communication system including receiving timing error information from a central station, generating a mesh superframe start time (SST?) by reversing a sign of the timing error information, and receiving traffic information transmitted by a transmission terminal using the mesh SST?.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Joon Gyu Ryu, Soo Yeob Jung, Deock Gil Oh, Jonggyu Oh