Patents Examined by Elisabeth Benoit Magloire
  • Patent number: 10979992
    Abstract: The present disclosure provide a transmission method and a device, which relate to the technical field of communications and reduce overhead and improve work efficiency in an application of cooperative transmission in aspects of synchronization, sharing of information such as data and the like, obtaining of channel information and data transmission. Meanwhile application scenarios may also be extended. The method specifically includes: obtaining, by an access point AP, a parameter value, wherein the parameter value is a frequency difference between a crystal oscillator frequency of the AP and a reference crystal oscillator frequency of a reference AP or a delay difference of the AP with respect to the reference AP; compensating, by the AP, a phase difference or a time difference according to the parameter value when both of the AP and the reference AP send data. The present disclosure is applied to an application of a cooperative transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xun Yang, Yi Luo
  • Patent number: 10973082
    Abstract: A registration method includes sending, by a terminal, a first message to the AMF entity, where the first message includes first information, first network slice selection information, second network slice selection information, and information for requesting to establish a protocol data unit (PDU) session. The first network slice selection information is used by the AMF entity to select a first session management control function (SMF) entity, and the second network slice selection information is used by the AMF entity to select a second SMF entity. The method further includes receiving, by the terminal, a second message from the AMF entity, where the second message includes second information, and the second information includes PDU session establishment accept information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Haorui Yang, Hui Jin, Guowei Ouyang, Yue He, Fenghui Dou, Xiaojuan Li
  • Patent number: 10972255
    Abstract: Blockchain validation is provided by receiving a first validation request of a blockchain. A hashing algorithm is applied to a first block of the blockchain to generate a first hash value. In response to the first validation request of the blockchain, a first image from a plurality of images is provided on a display device. The first image is selected to be provided for display on the display device based on the first hash value. The first image may be compared to a second image that was provided for display on the display device prior to the first validation request and that image was provided based on a second hash value to determine whether the first image and the second image are substantially similar, which indicates that no changes have been made to the data in the blockchain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: PAYPAL, INC.
    Inventor: Frank Anthony Nuzzi
  • Patent number: 10965492
    Abstract: The invention relates to a method for transmitting at least one data packet from a first communication participant via a transfer channel shared with at least one further communication participant, wherein data packets are transmitted by the communication participants according to a Round-Robin method. The method comprises receiving by the first communication participant of at least one data packet from the at least one further communication participant via the shared transfer channel, wherein the further communication participant is configured to transmit data packets of different priority values, and determining a priority value from the data packet assigned to the further communication participant. The method comprises a transmission of the data packet by the first communication participant via the shared transfer channel depending on the priority value. The invention also relates to a controller and a system as well as a motor vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventors: Alexander Meier, Olaf Krieger
  • Patent number: 10966225
    Abstract: Described techniques provide for prioritization of radio bearers and logical channels based on mixed transmission time interval (TTI) durations or numerologies of the bearers or logical channels. Two or more bearers may be identified for uplink data transmission that carry data to be transmitted using different TTI durations or numerologies. Each bearer may be prioritized based on the associated bearer type, TTI duration or numerology, or combinations thereof. Additionally, one or more logical channels may be associated with one or more bearers, and also prioritized based on the associated bearer type, TTI duration or numerology, or combinations thereof. A buffer status report (BSR) may be generated that has one or more portions associated with the different priorities of bearers or logical channels. Buffer information associated with the higher priority bearers or logical channels may be provided ahead of buffer information associated with lower priority bearers or logical channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 13, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Ozcan Ozturk, Wanshi Chen, Shimman Arvind Patel, Jing Sun, Seyedkianoush Hosseini
  • Patent number: 10952237
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a downlink control information transmission method, including generating more than one downlink control information (DCI) according to scheduling information of a user equipment (UE); determining a detection order of the more than one DCI and positions of the more than one DCI in a searching space; adding a position indication field to a respective DCI according to the detection order of the more than one DCI and the positions of the more than one DCI in the searching space; wherein, the position indication field is used to indicate a position of a next DCI of the respective DCI in the detection order; in which, a position indication field in a last DCI in the detection order is used to indicate a position of a first DCI in the detection order; and transmitting the more than one DCI in the searching space according to the positions of the more than one DCI in the searching space. The present disclosure also provides a UE-side method, a corresponding base station and a UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DoCoMo, Inc.
    Inventors: Liu Liu, Qin Mu, Jing Wang, Lihui Wang, Huiling Jiang, Xiaohong Zhang, Yong Li
  • Patent number: 10945136
    Abstract: A mobile telecommunications system anchor base station for a mobile telecommunications system is described. The mobile telecommunications system has at least one anchor cell and at least one slave cell which is associated with the anchor cell. The anchor base station has a circuitry which is configured to transmit system information based on beam information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yuxin Wei, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda, Brian Alexander Martin
  • Patent number: 10945175
    Abstract: In accordance with example embodiments of the invention there is at least a method and apparatus to perform at least receiving, by a network device of a communication network, information providing an indication to connect to a network node of the communication network using a Random Access Channel (RACH)-less) signaling procedure; determining that connecting to the network node using the RACH-less signaling procedure has failed; and based on the RACH-less signaling procedure failing, using at least one alternative signaling procedure for connecting to the network node using uplink (UL) resources from RACH-less procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Faranaz Sabouri-Sichani, Ahmad Awada, Rakash SivaSiva Ganesan, Jedrzej Stanczak, Thomas Hohne, Anup Talukdar
  • Patent number: 10944750
    Abstract: A method of access control performed by a user equipment (UE) is disclosed. The method comprises being triggered to perform an access request and evaluating whether one or more access category rules are satisfied by the trigger. The method further comprises determining, based on the evaluation, and access category to apply. The method further comprises performing a barring check, applying the access category determined based on the evaluation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Pontus Wallentin, Christofer Lindheimer
  • Patent number: 10924963
    Abstract: Different Transmission Block Size (TBS)/Modulation and Coding Scheme (MCS) mapping tables, especially TBS/MCS mapping table sets, are used for Ultra-Reliable and Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) traffic and non-URLLC traffic. A TBS/MCS mapping table for URLLC is selected by a network node, upon determination of traffic type as URLLC, and informed to a user equipment (UE). The informing can be a TBS/MCS mapping table index. After receiving the information of TBS/MCS mapping table selection, the UE identifies the selected TBS/MCS mapping table from its TBS/MCS mapping table set for URLLC.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 16, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Zhan Zhang, Shaohua Li, Jinhua Liu
  • Patent number: 10917806
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein define a performance data and measurement job creation solutions for advanced networks including network slicing, based on a service-based framework. The embodiments allow different kinds of consumers to flexibly use performance management services and performance data services, to collect real-time performance data and/or periodical performance data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yizhi Yao, Joey Chou
  • Patent number: 10911919
    Abstract: A wireless access method for a communication system is provided. The wireless access method is adapted to a base station, and includes the following steps. A first control information is transmitted through a first frequency band. A second control information is transmitted through a second frequency band. The time difference between the transmission time points of the first control information and the second control information is less than a slot time, and the first frequency band is different from the second frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hung-Fu Wei, Jing-Shiun Lin, Chiu-Ping Wu, Jen-Yuan Hsu
  • Patent number: 10904804
    Abstract: An apparatus and a method in a wireless communication system. In the wireless communication system, a master device provides a data forwarding service for one or plural slave devices, a master device side apparatus including: a monitoring unit, configured to monitor a predetermined trigger event relating to a change in state of the master device; a handover pre-measurement control unit, configured to respond to the predetermined trigger event by controlling the handover pre-measurement of the one or plural slave devices; and a handover measurement control unit, configured to control, based on the handover premeasurement results, the handover measurement of the one or plural slave devices. The apparatus and method can accelerate start time of effective link handover in a dynamic network, reduce unnecessary link handover, and reduce delays and data loss caused by link failure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Xin Guo, Yuxin Wei, Jinhui Chen, Chen Sun
  • Patent number: 10904703
    Abstract: An in-vehicle terminal engaged in vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication, especially vehicle-to-vehicle (V2V) communication, establishes a reporting cycle on the basis of the speed of the in-vehicle terminal, and transmits geographic information of the in-vehicle terminal to a network cyclically on the basis of the reporting cycle. That is, the reporting cycle may be shortened as the in-vehicle terminal speed increases, or may be lengthened as the in-vehicle terminal speed decreases.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 26, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngdae Lee, Jaewook Lee
  • Patent number: 10897721
    Abstract: A beam measurement and reporting method, a network side device and a mobile terminal are provided. The method includes: configuring measurement parameters and report parameters for one or more target beam groups, wherein, the measurement parameters include reference signal resources, reference signal resources corresponding to different target beam groups are different, reference signal resources for beams of at least two TRPs in the one or more target beam groups are same; transmitting the measurement parameters and the report parameters to a mobile terminal; controlling beams of the one or more target beam groups to transmit reference signals on reference signal resources corresponding to the beams, wherein the reference signals are used by the mobile terminal to perform beam measurement; receiving a measurement report including measurement results reported by the mobile terminal based on the report parameters.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: VIVO MOBILE COMMUNICATION CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yu Yang, Yu Ding
  • Patent number: 10893461
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A method is provided for processing transmission of unattended data traffic (UDT) by a base station in a wireless communication system, the method comprises transmitting information indicating whether the transmission of UDT is barred, and barring the transmission of UDT based on the transmitted information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Inventors: Himke Van Der Velde, Gert-Jan Van Lieshout, Jae-Hyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 10892957
    Abstract: Systems and methods provide solutions to add a physical network function (PNF) instance to a network service (NS), modify PNF instances in an NS, and remove PNF instances from an NS. For example, a process may include sending an update NS request from the management function to a network functions virtualization orchestrator (NFVO) to update the NS instance, the update NS request comprising an NS instance identifier, an update type, and PNF information; receiving an update NS response from the NFVO, the update NS response comprising a lifecycle operation occurrence identifier corresponding to an NS lifecycle operation occurrence; receiving an NS Lifecycle Change notification from the NFVO, the NS Lifecycle Change notification indicating a start of an NS update; and receiving an NS identifier change notification from the NFVO, the NS identifier change notification indicating a result of the NS update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Joey Chou, Yizhi Yao
  • Patent number: 10887038
    Abstract: A Grandmaster clock is presented. The Grandmaster clock has a GNSS interface receiving GNSS time sync data, a Real Time Clock (RTC) with a crystal oscillator, one or more communication interfaces exchanging data with clock correction sources, and a clock correction host. The clock correction host computes clock drift based on the GNSS time sync data and the data from clock correction sources, generating adjusted clock data, and writing the adjusted clock data to the RTC from different locations. The Grandmaster clock may be in a vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Paul M. Liu
  • Patent number: 10885512
    Abstract: A BLUETOOTH® enabled computing device is configured to use a “pseudo” device identifier to prevent undesired device interference during BLUETOOTH® pairing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: Roche Diabetes Care, Inc.
    Inventor: Craig L. Carlson
  • Patent number: 10880181
    Abstract: A method for analysing performance of a telecommunications network is disclosed. The method comprises assembling values observed for a network performance parameter over a time window and constructing a time series by associating each performance parameter value with a representation of a time at which the value was observed. The method further comprises encoding the time series to generate a compressed representation of the time series, decoding the compressed representation of the time series to reconstruct the time series, calculating a reconstruction error between the time series and the reconstructed time series, and analysing the reconstruction error to determine if the assembled performance parameter values indicate an anomalous behaviour during the time window. Also disclosed are an apparatus and a computer program product configured to conduct methods for analysing performance of a telecommunications network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2020
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Tor Kvernvik, Johan Haraldson, Yu Wang, Jaeseong Jeong