Patents Examined by Duc C. Ho
  • Patent number: 10979349
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe systems, devices, and methods for traffic steering in the mobile networks. Various embodiments may include a service steering and control function to route a service dataflow through one or more service enablers based on service steering and control rules. Other embodiments may be described or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Changhong Shan, Muthaiah Venkatachalam, Puneet Jain, Alexandre S. Stojanovski
  • Patent number: 10977023
    Abstract: As described herein, a gateway device may include one or more expansion ports to add functionality. The added functionality can be of any desired type, such as adding telephone call routing capabilities, or high-definition radio capabilities. The added functionality can include new wireless communication abilities, such as adding Bluetooth capability, and the combination may allow greater networked communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Michael Connelly, Michael Cook, James Poder, Daniel Herscovici, Hari Venkatram Pedaprolu
  • Patent number: 10980053
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to signalling of transmissions with shortened TTI. The disclosure further relates to an RBS and a method performed at the RBS of scheduling resources for a wireless communication device. The disclosure still further relates to a wireless communication device and a method performed at the wireless communication device of being granted data transmission or data reception. In a first aspect of the disclosure, a method performed at an RBS is provided of scheduling resources for a wireless communication device including indicating a grant of a resource for the wireless communication device to transmit or receive data based on DCI and a position of the DCI within a data frame of a downlink control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Jingya Li, Laetitia Falconetti, Henrik Sahlin, Gustav Wikström
  • Patent number: 10972446
    Abstract: A method for establishing a wireless communication connection for exchanging of control messages between a first device and a second device using both of a non-standardized locking mechanism and a standardized pairing protocol, the method comprising: applying the non-standardized locking mechanism to set whether access to the standardized pairing protocol is locked or unlocked; and on condition of being activated by said non-standardized locking mechanism, performing a pairing between the first device and the second device using the standardized pairing protocol, wherein completion of the standardized pairing protocol activates the wireless communication connection for exchanging of control messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: SIGNIFY HOLDING B.V.
    Inventor: Gerhardus Engbertus Mekenkamp
  • Patent number: 10966228
    Abstract: The present invention provides a method for transmitting or receiving an uplink signal between a terminal and a base station in a wireless communication system, and a device supporting the same. More particularly, the present invention provides: a configuration wherein when various numerologies are applied, a terminal receives downlink data from a base station and transmits uplink control information corresponding to the received downlink data; and a corresponding operation configuration of the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hanjun Park, Suckchel Yang, Seonwook Kim, Changhwan Park
  • Patent number: 10965505
    Abstract: Flexible waveform synthesis is disclosed for new radio (NR) shared spectrum (NR-SS) networks. In order to accommodate variable transmission resources, a transmitter may construct an M×N grid to model a resource element (RE) map of transmission resources available to the transmitter within a shared communication channel, where M corresponds to a number of symbols for a scheduled physical signal and N corresponds to a number of tones of a transmission bandwidth for the transmitter. The transmitter may then map the M×N grid to the RE map and puncture one or more REs associated with the subbands unavailable for transmission in the transmission resources. The transmitter may then transmit a transmission according to the unpunctured REs of the RE map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jing Lei, Srinivas Yerramalli, Tamer Kadous
  • Patent number: 10965429
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for securing a network, for admitting new nodes into an existing network, and/or for securely forming a new network. As a non-limiting example, an existing node may be triggered by a user, in response to which the existing node communicates with a network coordinator node. Thereafter, if a new node attempts to enter the network, and also for example has been triggered by a user, the network coordinator may determine, based at least in part on parameters within the new node and the network coordinator, whether the new node can enter the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Maxlinear, Inc.
    Inventors: Yoav Hebron, Na Chen, Zong Liang Wu, Ronald Lee
  • Patent number: 10965443
    Abstract: In various examples there is a communications network comprising a plurality of nodes connected via an interconnection medium to form a receive-from-many communications network. The network has a synchronisation mechanism which synchronizes a signal frequency of the nodes. The network has at least one store holding signal amplitude data of signals previously sent between specified pairs of nodes of the communications network. An amplitude controller uses the stored data to adjust amplitudes of signals communicated between at least one of the pairs of nodes of the communications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Istvan Haller, Krzysztof Jozwik, Hitesh Ballani, Paolo Costa, Benn Charles Thomsen, Foteini Karinou, Daniel Jonathan Finchley Cletheroe, Kai Shi, Sophie Gloria Lange
  • Patent number: 10956182
    Abstract: Disclosed aspects relate to window management in a stream computing environment. A set of computing resources may be detected with respect to the stream computing environment. Based on the set of computing resources, a set of window configurations in the stream computing environment may be determined. In response to determining the set of window configurations in the stream computing environment, the set of window configurations may be established in the stream computing environment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Eric L. Barsness, Daniel E. Beuch, Michael J. Branson, John M. Santosuosso
  • Patent number: 10958476
    Abstract: According to an embodiment of the invention, a data transmission device that includes a communicator and a controller is provided. The communicator is connected to a network and communicates with another device via the network. The controller transmits, from the communicator to the other device, a data set including data of at least one item in the case where the data of the at least one item has changed from the state of previous interval; and the transmitted data set includes the data having the changed state. The controller acquires the data of the at least one item at a first interval, and performs the transmitting of the data set to the other device at a second interval or at a frequency less than the second interval by updating the data of the at least one item at the second interval; and the second interval is slower than the first interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTRIC INDUSTRIAL SYSTEMS CORPORATION
    Inventors: Keisuke Hattori, Tomohisa Ohkami
  • Patent number: 10958401
    Abstract: An electronic device and a user equipment in a wireless communication system and a wireless communication method. The electronic device includes: one or more processing circuits configured to acquire NACK information indicating an information transmission failure between a transmitting end and a receiving end in a wireless communication system and to acquire failure cause information indicating a cause of the information transmission failure, wherein the cause of the information transmission failure is classified as a link quality cause or a non-link quality cause; and when the cause of the information transmission failure is determined to be the non-link quality cause, generating spectrum sensing parameter information to adjust a spectrum sensing parameter at the transmitting end to increase a probability of successful information transmission between the transmitting end and the receiving end.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Chen Sun, Bingshan Hu
  • Patent number: 10959243
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein provide a method for resource unit signaling with reduced data bits in a wireless local area network. At a wireless transceiver, a data frame may be obtained for transmission. The data frame includes a first preamble portion and a second preamble portion compliant with a wireless local area network communication protocol. When an available resource unit for transmitting the data frame is less than an allowed bandwidth, the first preamble portion and the second preamble portion may be configured with resource unit signaling bits. When the available resource unit is greater than or equal to the allowed bandwidth, the resource unit may be virtually divided into a plurality of channels. At least one of the first preamble portion and the second preamble portion may be configured with a first number of bits representing a number of users spatially multiplexed on a channel from the plurality of channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: Marvell Asia Pte, Ltd.
    Inventors: Yakun Sun, Hongyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10952086
    Abstract: A method for rate adaptation in a communication device includes, during a time interval, transmitting over a wireless channel to a peer communication device both (i) communication packets that carry user data, at a communication data rate, and (ii) channel-probing packets for probing channel conditions, at a channel-probing data rate that is derived from the communication data rate. A first statistical performance of the communication packets, and a second statistical performance of the channel-probing packets, are estimated over the time interval. The communication data rate is set for a subsequent time interval based on at least one of the first statistical performance and the second statistical performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NXP USA, Inc.
    Inventors: Yan Zhang, Xiayu Zheng, Bo Yu, Jinjing Jiang
  • Patent number: 10944672
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method generally includes a first edge (E) node in a network receiving an encapsulated data packet, wherein the encapsulated data packet comprises an outer header and a data packet, wherein the outer header comprises a first router locator (RLOC) corresponding to the first E node, wherein the data packet comprises an internet protocol (IP) header, and wherein the IP header comprises a destination endpoint identification (EID) corresponding to a host H. The first E node determines whether the host H is attached to the first E node. And in response to the first E node determining the host is attached to the first E node, the first E node forwards the data packet to the host H. The first E node receives a message from another node after the host H detaches from the first E node and reattaches to another E node, wherein the message comprises the destination EID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sanjay K. Hooda, Victor M. Moreno, Satish Kumar Kondalam
  • Patent number: 10944615
    Abstract: Provided are a control apparatus, device and method for a wireless communication system, a signal processing apparatus and method for a mobile terminal, a mobile terminal and a wireless communication system. The control apparatus comprises: a control circuit, wherein the control circuit is configured to make a plurality of the wireless communication devices send, to a mobile terminal, a plurality of synchronous sequence signals which are different from each other. According to the control apparatus, device and method, the signal processing apparatus and method, the mobile terminal and the wireless communication system in the present disclosure, the influence of a large-carrier frequency offset on the performance of a timing synchronization system can be effectively suppressed and eliminated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Zaichen Zhang, Rong Zeng, Pen-shun Lu
  • Patent number: 10935600
    Abstract: A system and method for dynamically protecting against security vulnerabilities in a reconfigurable signal chain. The system includes a signal chain formed from at least a first component connected with a second component. The first component has a set of source outputs and a first authentication block, and the second signal chain component has a set of destination inputs and a second authentication block. The system also includes a signal chain configurator that populates the first authentication block with at least one validated endpoint from the set of destination inputs. A signal chain integrity block, which is communicatively coupled with the first authentication block and the second authentication block, identifies a source-destination pair from one or more endpoint pairs formed from the at least one validated endpoint and the set of source outputs. The signal chain integrity block propagates the source-destination pair to the first authentication block and the second authentication block.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Veeramanikandan Raju, Anand Kumar G, Christy Leigh She
  • Patent number: 10939485
    Abstract: In one implementation, the method comprises, in response to obtaining a request to associate an electronic device with the one or more WLAN termination nodes: generating, between a base station and a networking device, a control link based on a first identifier associated with the base station; generating, between the networking device and a first WLAN termination node, a control link based on a second identifier that corresponds to a pseudonym for the base station; and associating the first and second identifiers in a control table. The method further comprises: instantiating, between the base station and the networking device, a first data tunnel associated with a first tunneling protocol; instantiating, between the networking device and the first WLAN termination node, a second data tunnel associated with a second tunneling protocol; and associating the first and second data tunnels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Sangram Kishore Lakkaraju, Vimal Srivastava, Vivek Pise, Srinath Gundavelli
  • Patent number: 10939274
    Abstract: A system for wireless communication is provided. In some implementations, the system performs operations including transmitting a first packet to a second device, the first packet comprising a first identifier of the first device. The operations further include receiving a second packet from the second device, the second packet comprising a second identifier of the second device. The operations further include assigning, in response to the second packet, a network identifier and a network channel to the second device based on the second identifier. The operations further include storing the network identifier, the second identifier, and the network channel, in a database accessible by the first device. The operations further include transmitting a third packet to the second device. The operations further include transmitting a fourth packet to the second device, the fourth packet triggering a communication from the second device to the first device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: C LAN WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Paul Kolen
  • Patent number: 10931348
    Abstract: A method and system are provided for sensor-based beam management by user equipment (UE). The method includes obtaining, by the UE, a reference beam pair and a first set of neighbor beam pairs in a first reception direction for connecting with a network; determining, by the UE, a change in the first reception direction, based on sensor data; identifying, by the UE, a second set of neighbor beam pairs in the changed first reception direction; measuring, by the UE, a plurality of beam parameters for neighbor beam pairs in the second set of neighbor beam pairs; determining, by the UE, an optimal beam pair from the identified second set of neighbor beam pairs based on the plurality of measured beam parameters; and configuring, by the UE, an optimal beam pair for connecting with the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Inventors: Ashok Kumar Reddy Chavva, Shubham Khunteta, Yunas Rashid, Chaiman Lim, Youngpo Lee, Jinwoo Kim
  • Patent number: 10931363
    Abstract: A relay device is provided with a detection unit, a reply unit, and a transmission unit. The detection unit detects an inability to connect to a wide-area information communication network in a case in which the relay device is multiplexed with another relay device. In a case in which the detection unit detects the inability to connect to the wide-area information communication network, when a request searching for a replacement partner is received from another relay device, the reply unit replies to the other relay device with information indicating that the relay device itself is a replacement candidate. The transmission unit transmits information set in the relay device itself to the other relay device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 23, 2021
    Assignee: FUJI XEROX CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Kodai Takagi, Kazuhiro Kaneko