Patents Examined by Emmanuel Maglo
  • Patent number: 10321361
    Abstract: Systems, devices and methods are provided for incorporating a quality of experience (QoE) assessment into requests or negotiations for a particular quality of service (QoS) for an application in a communications network. A network may provide service in accordance with a particular set of QoS parameters in order to meet a user's requested QoE. A user may select a particular QoE for an application depending on costs associated with the corresponding sets of QoS parameters available from the network. Functionality to determine the correlation between a user's QoE and sets of QoS parameters may be implemented primarily in a user's electronic communications device, primarily in a network device, or in both of these devices. A separate device may be used for determining the QoE and corresponding sets of QoS parameters for various services or applications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Nimal Gamini Senarath, Ngoc-Dung Dao
  • Patent number: 10129890
    Abstract: A wireless communications system including a base station, a relay device, and a terminal device. The terminal device can transmit one or more first type access request messages to request uplink resources from the base station, and if no response to the first type access request messages is received from the base station, transmit a second type access request message. The base station is responsive to a first type access request message received from the terminal device to transmit an allocation of uplink resources to the terminal device. The relay device is responsive to a second type access request message received from the terminal device to transmit a relayed access request message to request the base station to allocate uplink resources to the terminal device. The base station is responsive to the relayed access request message to transmit an allocation of uplink resources to the terminal device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: SCA IPLA HOLDINGS INC.
    Inventors: Timothy James Speight, Paul William Piggin
  • Patent number: 10110346
    Abstract: Forward Error Correction (FEC) is an essential component of most digital communication systems. The decoders for the FEC perform better when working in soft-decision mode using the Log Likelihood Ratios (LLRs) as the input. Spatial Multiplexing (SM) with Multiple Input Multiple Output (MIMO) is used in many systems for providing high data rate. When SM-MIMO is used in conjunction with FEC, it is important for SM-MIMO decoders to provide soft channel bits to the FEC decoder. The complexity of the SM-MIMO decoders is generally very high, especially when LLRs need to be generated for each bit of the decoded symbol. Conventional methods for LLR generation in SM-MIMO decoders require the storage and sorting of partial and cumulative distance. A method and apparatus are disclosed that compute the LLRs on the fly without requiring extensive storage or sorting of partial and cumulative distance metrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: MBIT WIRELESS, INC.
    Inventor: Bhaskar Patel
  • Patent number: 10091711
    Abstract: A method and device for searching for a network in a wireless communication environment supporting a plurality of communication methods are provided. An example method to support Simultaneous Voice and LTE (SVLTE) and Circuit Switch-FallBack (CSFB) involves determining a communication mode when a booting or rebooting event or no-data service event occurs, and only searching for a signal related to a selected one of the communication modes, thereby reducing total scan time needed to access a network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Doo-Hwan Lee, Young-Ho Yoon, Jun-Ki Seo, Sung-Hyun Ryu, Ki-Won Lee
  • Patent number: 10084859
    Abstract: A method for routing data in a complex Storage Area Network (SAN) by a processor device is provided, and comprises in exchange based routing, reserving certain predefined Inter-Switch Links (ISLs) for use in routing certain predefined input/output (I/O) traffic across the SAN, such that the routing of other input/output (I/O) traffic remains unaffected and unchanged, the predefined input/output (I/O) traffic being subject to a specified path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Tara Astigarraga, Christopher V. Derobertis, Louie A. Dickens, Jose R. Mosqueda Mejia, Daniel J. Winarski
  • Patent number: 10080167
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). A method of setting a handover parameter includes receiving, from a serving evolved NodeB (eNB), cell type information indicating eNB types of the serving eNB and eNBs adjacent to the serving eNB, and mobility information of the UE, detecting types of the serving eNB and a target eNB based on the cell type information, and setting a Time-To-Trigger (TTT) applied, the mobility information of the UE, and a received signal strength for the serving eNB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jung-Soo Jung, Jung-Min Moon, Jong-Hyung Kwun, Sun-Heui Ryoo, Sung-Jin Lee
  • Patent number: 10064108
    Abstract: In a handover procedure between cells under different radio base stations (eNB), “RRC diversity” is implemented while considering conditions in a PDCP layer and an RLC layer. A handover method of the invention includes the steps of: causing a radio base station (eNB #1) to transmit to a radio base station (eNB #10), information necessary for generating PDCP-PDU and RLC-PDU; causing the radio base station (eNB #10) to transmit to the radio base station (eNB), “HO ack” including “HO command”; and causing each of the radio base station (eNB #1) and the radio base station (eNB #10) to generate the RLC-PDU including the PDCP-PDU containing the “HO command” based on the information and to transmit the RLC-PDU to a mobile station (UE).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Uchino, Hideaki Takahashi, Satoshi Nagata, Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari, Kazuki Takeda
  • Patent number: 10057884
    Abstract: Various aspects related to various apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable medium are described herein. Some aspects may enable an apparatus to protect downlink (DL) communication(s). Some aspects may enable an apparatus to perform DL communication(s). Some aspects may enable an apparatus to communicate regarding uplink (UL) communication(s). Some aspects may enable an apparatus to perform operation(s) related to an allocation vector. Some aspects may enable an apparatus to perform operation(s) related to random access. Some aspects may enable an apparatus to perform UL communication(s). The written description and appended drawings provide detailed descriptions regarding these and many other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Inventor: Ali Atefi
  • Patent number: 10044414
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for managing helper cells in coordinated multipoint processing. Bandwidth assistance is requested from one or more cells operating in a network. In response to demand price and headroom information provided by a plurality of cells receiving the request, a set of potential helper cells is rank ordered and identified one or more helpers is identified from the ordered set and a candidate helper set is assembled based on bandwidth performance assistance criteria. A new request for bandwidth assistance is made. In response to new demand price and headroom information obtained from the candidate helper set, a determination is made whether sufficient iterations have been performed. If sufficient iterations have not been performed, the process is repeated, and if sufficient iterations have been performed, a requesting cell proceeds to operate while receiving bandwidth assistance from the assembled set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Shirish Nagaraj, Michael Honig, Khalid Zeineddine
  • Patent number: 10034241
    Abstract: A wireless communication device according to an embodiment includes a transceiver and a timer. The transceiver transmits and receives data and transmits the data in a first direction and a second direction. The timer determines a timing for the transceiver to transmit data such that a transmission interval in the first direction is longer than a transmission interval in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba
    Inventors: Ren Sakata, Hiroki Kudo
  • Patent number: 10028132
    Abstract: Provided is a method for receiving system information by a terminal in a cloud wireless communication system including one or more baseband units (BBUs) and remote radio units (RRUs), the one or more RRUs being connected to a particular BBU among the BBUs to provide a direct service to the terminal via one or more cells. The method is characterized in that the terminal receives, from the network, an identifier that can understand whether there are any changes in the BBU, the RRU, and the cell, and through the received identifier understands whether there are one or more changes among the BBU, the RRU, and the cell, and selectively receives, from the network, the only system information required for any one among the BBU change, the RRU change, and the cell change.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyeyoung Choi, Jaehoon Chung, Eunjong Lee, Heejeong Cho, Genebeck Hahn
  • Patent number: 10021693
    Abstract: A base station will determine both that a served device's power headroom is threshold low and that the device's downlink receive signal strength is threshold low. In response to at least determining both that the device's power headroom is threshold low and that the device's downlink receive signal strength is threshold low, the base station will then begin applying an uplink coverage boosting process for the device, including limiting or reducing the number of frequency blocks that the base station allocates to the device for uplink transmission per transmission time interval, to help increase the device's per-frequency-block transmission power and thus the device's uplink communication quality. This could be usefully carried out with respect to voice over Long Term Evolution (VoLTE) uplink coverage boosting (VUCB) for instance, to help improve voice communication quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Sprint Spectrum L.P.
    Inventors: Hemanth B. Pawar, Shilpa K. Srinivas, Krishna Sitaram
  • Patent number: 9998542
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a method for determining routing path of a packet in a communication network. The method includes steps, but is not limited to, (i) receiving, by a data collection module, a packet from each of at least two sensors (ii) generating, by a digest information generator, a footprint for each packet received from each of the at least two sensors (iii) comparing, by an analysis module, whether each of the at least one footprint generated matches a last generated footprint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: YOKOGAWA ELECTRIC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shunsuke Baba, Kazuya Suzuki
  • Patent number: 9992124
    Abstract: An example method of receiving a data packet includes receiving a data packet at a channel receiver of at least one channel receiver each associated with a channel, providing the data packet to a data packet identification block that corresponds to the channel receiver, validating the data packet at the data packet identification block, and providing the validated data packet to an available decoder block of at least one decoder block capable of performing one or more decoding functions, where a quantity of the decoder blocks is less than a quantity of the data packet identification blocks and optimized according to one or more goals. If no decoder block is available and the validated data packet is a higher priority data packet, a decoder block processing a lower priority data packet may be forced to stop processing the lower priority data packet and process the higher priority data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: ITRON, INC.
    Inventors: Danny Ray Seely, Michael David McNamee
  • Patent number: 9992102
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically selecting active ports and standby ports in a Link Aggregation Group (LAG) or a Multi-Chassis LAG (MC-LAG) between a first node and a second node are described. The systems and methods include receiving a configuration associated with the LAG or the MC-LAG; automatically determining a port status for each of a plurality of ports based on the configuration; and communicating the determined port status for each of the plurality of ports between the first node and the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Ciena Corporation
    Inventors: Mukesh Chhabra, Manish Tahiliani, Atul Mehra
  • Patent number: 9985837
    Abstract: A method for assisting communication of a source host upon movement from a first Data center (DC) to a second DC is disclosed. The method includes identifying that the source host has moved from the first DC to the second DC, ensuring that packets identifying a source as the source host in the second DC are copied to a control plane network element, and, for a first destination host identified in a first packet copied to the control plane network element and identified as a host that is not in the second DC, updating an Address Resolution Protocol (ARP)/Neighbor Discovery Protocol (NDP) cache of the source host by sending, to the source host, a first ARP message/unsolicited neighbor advertisement specifying a Media Access Control (MAC) address of an edge router associated with the source host in the second DC as a destination MAC address for the first destination host.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Girija Raghavendra Rao, Victor Manuel Moreno, Marc Binderberger, Lev Shvarts, Vrushali Ashtaputre
  • Patent number: 9986535
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and system for managing MME in a telecommunication network. In one embodiment this is accomplished by receiving the bearer resource request message at the MME_UE from the UE, wherein the bearer resource request message is corresponding to the UE's original bearer resource request, inspecting the received message by the MME_UE in order to identify presence of RN_ID, if any, requesting to receive by the MME_UE from the MME_RNs for RN's ‘management context information’ wherein management context includes all information that enables taking over the function of MME_RN by the MME_UE and consolidating the MME_UE and MME_RNs function within the MME as MME_UE_RNs, so that for all future response to the received request will be managed by MME_UE_RN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 1, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Tejas Networks Limited
    Inventor: Vinod Kumar Madaiah
  • Patent number: 9980266
    Abstract: A method for collaborative resource allocation includes defining a cluster of neighboring base stations (101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107) in a cellular network, the cluster including at least first and second base stations. A channel for information exchange is established between the first and second base stations. Messages are transmitted from the first base station to the second base station over the established channel to provide information to the second base station with respect to allocation of first time-frequency resources by the first base station. Second resources are allocated by the second base station responsively to the messages from the first base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Inventor: Mariana Goldhamer
  • Patent number: 9974106
    Abstract: A base station apparatus includes a processor. The processor executes a process including obtaining information indicating a radio status of each mobile station apparatus relevant to first communication in which radio communication is performed between the mobile station apparatuses via the base station apparatus, and second communication in which radio communication is directly performed between the mobile station apparatuses without via the base station apparatus; and notifying, based on the obtained information, the mobile station apparatuses that perform the second communication of control information for controlling the second communication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Kotaro Shiizaki, Yoshinori Tanaka, Daisuke Jitsukawa, Yoshihiro Kawasaki
  • Patent number: 9967876
    Abstract: Base stations in a system where a mobile station communicates with one of multiple base stations at each subframe using one of multiple UL-DL configurations include: a signal assigner and a separator. The signal assigner assigns signals to be transmitted to the mobile station, based on assignment information, the assignment information indicating assignment of subframes included in a UL-DL configuration that is configured to the mobile station, for each of the multiple base stations. Multiple subframes included in a UL-DL configuration are assigned to each of the multiple base station devices, for each DL/Sp/UL set made up of subframes correlated by a UL grant-PUSCH timing and a DL assignment(PDSCH)-HARQ ACK timing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventor: Ayako Horiuchi