Patents Examined by Donald Mills
  • Patent number: 10171149
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of wireless backhaul and access communication via a common antenna array. For example, an apparatus may include a wireless communication unit to control an antenna array to form one or more first beams for communicating over one or more access links and to form one or more second beams for communicating over one or more backhaul links, the access links including wireless communication links between a wireless communication node and one or more mobile devices, and the backhaul links including wireless communication links between the wireless node and one or more other wireless communication nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Alexander Maltsev, Ali S. Sadri, Reza Arefi, Vadim Sergeyev, Alexei Davydov
  • Patent number: 10129039
    Abstract: The invention proposes a method of integrating a service of an application content provider in an IMS core network, and the method includes the step of: allowing a network user to click-to-dial a mobile caller by using a network account. Preferably the step of allowing a network user to click-to-dial a mobile caller by using a network account is performed by providing an open application program interface between the application content provider and a call session control function.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignees: Alcatel Lucent, Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Xiangyang Li, Yigang Cai
  • Patent number: 10122434
    Abstract: For example, a first wireless station may be configured to perform hybrid beamforming training including simultaneously communicating a first plurality of spatially multiplexed Synchronization Signals (SS) beamformed in a plurality of wide beam directions; and simultaneously communicating a second plurality of spatially multiplexed SS beamformed in a plurality of narrow beam directions, which correspond to one or more reported wide beam directions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Roya Doostnejad, Hosein Nikopour, Wook Bong Lee
  • Patent number: 10084577
    Abstract: A UE can receive Zero Power Channel State Information Reference Signal (ZP-CSI-RS) configuration information for an aperiodic ZP-CSI-RS of a serving cell. The UE can receive Downlink Control Information (DCI) on a physical control channel in a subframe of the serving cell. The DCI can indicate whether a Physical Downlink Shared Channel (PDSCH) of the UE in the subframe of the serving cell is rate-matched around resource elements indicated by the ZP-CSI-RS configuration information. The UE can decode the PDSCH in the subframe of the serving cell based on rate-matching around the resource elements indicated by the ZP-CSI-RS configuration when the DCI indicates the PDSCH of the UE is rate-matched around the resource elements indicated by the ZP-CSI-RS configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Ajit Nimbalker, Vijay Nangia, Murali Narasimha, Ravikiran Nory
  • Patent number: 10084702
    Abstract: The application disclose a packet processing method that includes: receiving, by a service distribution node, service routing information sent by a controller, where the service routing information includes a flow identifier, a service identifier, and a next-hop address, the flow identifier is used to identify a packet flow, the service identifier is used to identify a sequence of a service node instance that processes the packet flow, and the next-hop address is used to identify the service node instance that processes the packet flow; receiving a first packet; acquiring a first flow identifier according to the first packet, and searching the service routing information according to the first flow identifier to acquire a matched service identifier and a matched next-hop address; and sending a second packet to a first service node instance that has the matched next-hop address, which implements service processing on a packet flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventor: Changjiang Yan
  • Patent number: 10080234
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and apparatus for requesting scheduling of resources to be used for uplink communication of data in a communications system. If the repeated transmission by a user equipment of scheduling requests on an uplink control channel is determined to be unsuccessful, a random access transmission on a random access channel is initiated as a fallback procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget L M Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jessica Östergaard, Anders Furuskär, Mats Sågfors, Carola Faronius, Peter Moberg, Magnus Stattin, Ghyslain Pelletier, Johan Torsner, Walter Müller
  • Patent number: 10075338
    Abstract: Communication allowance determination means determines, using information of a packet received by a packet relay unit and based on a policy which is information associating a match condition with communicability information, whether to allow or not to allow communication to a destination unit for the packet that meets the match condition, the match condition being information identifying the packet, and the communicability information indicating whether to allow or not to allow the communication to the destination unit for the packet that meets the match condition. Rule setting means sets, at least in the packet relay unit receiving the packet, a rule of executing a process for suppressing forwarding of the packet to the destination unit, on condition that the communication allowance determination means determines not to allow the communication to the destination unit for the packet that meets the match condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Takayuki Hama, Junichi Yamato, Yasunobu Chiba
  • Patent number: 10070339
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods for configuring wireless circuitry of a wireless device to optimize power consumption based on operating states of the wireless device are disclosed. When associating with or while associated with a multiple-input multiple-output (MIMO) capable wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP), the wireless device configures the wireless circuitry to use a MIMO mode that includes at least two spatial streams for communication with multiple radio frequency (RF) receive chains active, a single-input single-output (SISO) mode or a multiple-input single-output (MISO) mode that includes only one spatial stream and a single RF receive chain active, or a single-input multiple-output (SIMO) mode that includes only one spatial stream and multiple RF receive chains active, based on balancing application requirements for data throughput with power saving modes to conserve battery levels. MIMO modes can be used when an active application benefits from MIMO rates or when transferring large files.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kapil Chhabra, Udaykumar R. Raval, Zheng Zeng, Veerendra Boodannavar, Sriram Lakshmanan, Saumin Shah
  • Patent number: 10069791
    Abstract: A method is provided in one example embodiment and may include determining a location for a user equipment (UE); determining whether at least one user data plane entity servicing at least one packet data network (PDN) flow for the UE is to be changed based, at least in part, on the location of the UE; if at least one user data plane entity is to be changed, selecting at least one new user data plane entity to service the at least one PDN flow for the UE; allocating a new PDN Internet Protocol (IP) address for the at least one PDN flow for which the user data plane entity is changed; and communicating the new PDN IP address to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sridhar Bhaskaran, Nirav Salot, Maulik Vijay Vaidya, Sebastian Speicher
  • Patent number: 10057861
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to reporting power headroom in wireless communications. A device can establish a first connection served by at least a first cell, and establish a second connection served by at least a second cell in multiple connectivity/carrier aggregation. The device can then determine to report a first power headroom in a first uplink subframe of the first cell in the first cell. The device can also determine a reporting configuration for possibly reporting a second power headroom based on a second subframe of the second cell as a companion report with the first power headroom when a type of the second subframe of the second cell is not an uplink subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Jelena Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 10034252
    Abstract: A method includes receiving a first plurality of symbols comprising complex portions. The method further includes applying conjugate symmetry to the first plurality of symbols, producing a second plurality of symbols comprising no complex portions. The method further includes transforming the second plurality of symbols using an inverse fast Fourier transform, producing a third plurality of symbols. The method further includes interpolating the third plurality of symbols, generating a short training field comprising at least one real portion of the third plurality of symbols, generating a long training field comprising at least one real portion of the third plurality of symbols, and transmitting the short training field and long training field in a WPAN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Timothy M. Schmidl, Anuj Batra, Srinath Hosur
  • Patent number: 10028302
    Abstract: A method embodiment includes implementing, by a base station (BS), a grant-free uplink transmission scheme. The grant-free uplink transmission scheme defines a first contention transmission unit (CTU) access region in a time-frequency domain, defines a plurality of CTUs, defines a default CTU mapping scheme by mapping at least some of the plurality of CTUs to the first CTU access region, and defines a default user equipment (UE) mapping scheme by defining rules for mapping a plurality of UEs to the plurality of CTUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kelvin Kar Kin Au, Hosein Nikopour, Petar Djukic, Zhihang Yi, Alireza Bayesteh, Jianglei Ma, Mohammadhadi Baligh, Liqing Zhang
  • Patent number: 10027506
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a transmission apparatus, a connection device, and a method, where the apparatus includes N Ethernet Medium Access Control MAC ports, where each Ethernet MAC port is corresponding to a first MII interface, K Ethernet physical layer interfaces, where each Ethernet physical layer interface is corresponding to a second MII interface, and a connection device, where both N and K are positive integers; where the connection device is configured to control a time-division interconnect bus in the connection device or a time-division space-division switching matrix in the connection device to implement a connection between a timeslot of the first MII interface and a timeslot of the second MII interface, where the N Ethernet MAC ports and the K Ethernet physical layer interfaces are separately connected to the connection device by using the first MII interfaces and the second MII interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Qiwen Zhong
  • Patent number: 10009190
    Abstract: A method at a cable modem termination system includes dividing a transmit stream into multiple data streams and transmitting the multiple data streams over multiple radio frequency channels of a group of channels. The group of channels supports traffic to a plurality of destinations. Each channel in the group of channels is a downstream channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY II, L.P.
    Inventors: Bhavesh N. Desai, Nemmara K. Shankaranarayanan, David Hilton Shur, Aleksandra Smiljanic, Todd J. Totland, Jacobus E. Van der Merwe, Sheryl Leigh Woodward
  • Patent number: 10009257
    Abstract: A communication system includes a first communication apparatus, a second communication apparatus, and a third communication apparatus. The first communication apparatus transfers content data to the second communication apparatus and the third communication apparatus using wireless communication. The second communication apparatus includes a first communication unit that transfers first control data including a reception request for receiving the content data transferred by the first communication apparatus if the wireless communication between the second communication apparatus and the first communication apparatus is disconnected. The third communication apparatus includes a second communication unit that transfers the content data transferred by the first communication apparatus to the second communication apparatus using the wireless communication if the third communication apparatus receives the first control data from the second communication apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: RICOH COMPANY, LTD.
    Inventor: Yoshimitsu Shiotani
  • Patent number: 9954762
    Abstract: A method includes each switch in a network maintaining a forwarding database table in which each record identifies a media access control (MAC) address, a port identifier, and a source identifier. A frame is received from a first network device at a first port of a first switch, wherein the frame includes a MAC address of the first network device. The first switch prepares a synchronization packet including the MAC address, a port identifier identifying the first port, a source identifier identifying the first switch and an instruction, in response to determining that the MAC address is not associated with the first switch in the first forwarding database table. The synchronization packet is sent to each other switch, and the forwarding database tables of the other switches are modified to implement the instruction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Lenovo Enterprise Solutions (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Corneliu-Ilie Calciu, Radu Mihai Iorga
  • Patent number: 9955333
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to ultra low power paging frames for wake up and discovery. One example apparatus for wireless communications generally includes at least one interface configured to obtain a frame via a first radio and a second radio, wherein the interface receives a frame from another apparatus via the second radio while the first radio is in a first power state; and a processing system configured to take one or more actions based on a command field included in the frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM, Incorporated
    Inventors: Olivier Jean Benoit, Stephen Jay Shellhammer, Rahul Malik
  • Patent number: 9942944
    Abstract: Described herein are processes related to discovering and establishing suitable multi-hop communication paths for (endpoint) user equipments (UEs). A network-initiated discovery and path selection processes may utilize periodically transmitted reference signals along with optional assistance information. A network node, such an eNodeB, and other relaying-capable nodes, such as relay UEs, may transmit periodic reference signals. Based on these transmitted reference signals and optional assistance information, the relay UEs and/or an endpoint node (e.g., the eNodeB or the endpoint UE) may make a selection decision for previous hop paths for communication. The endpoint UE or the eNodeB may make the selection decision for the end-to-end path in order to provide coverage extension for the end UE using multi-hop transmission paths.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Umesh Phuyal, Candy Yiu, Youn Hyoung Heo, Hong He
  • Patent number: 9942407
    Abstract: A method, system, and computer program product for providing call loop detection and prevention for VoIP SIP based wholesale traffic termination when multiple carriers are involved in handling the same phone call is provided. A method of detecting a call loop includes receiving an originated call, determining whether an origination number of the originated call is a valid phone number, when the origination phone number is invalid, determining a number of calls in a Provisional State with an invalid origination number and the same destination number that were started during a time interval, when the origination phone number is valid, determining a number of calls with the same origination number and the same destination number that were started, but not answered, during the time interval, and when the number of calls per time interval exceeds a threshold for the number of calls, determining that a call loop has been detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: XCast Labs, Inc.
    Inventors: Vladimir Smelyansky, Victor Grinberg
  • Patent number: 9930665
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for communication between a UE and a Node B in a communication system. The UE receives a control signal including one bit of frequency hopping information, a resource allocation type, a resource allocation, and a cyclic shift for a reference signal from the Node B. It is determined that the frequency hopping information is used as a part of resource allocation information, if the resource allocation type indicates that two sets of resource blocks are allocated. The UE transmits data based on the frequency hopping information, the resource allocation type, and the resource allocation included in the control signal. Each of the resource blocks comprises one or more resource block groups, and a size of each resource block group is determined based on an uplink bandwidth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho, Ju-Ho Lee