Patents Examined by Eric Myers
  • Patent number: 10849187
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are disclosed from the perspective of a UE (User Equipment). In one embodiment, the method includes the UE receiving a first MAC-CE (Medium Access Control-Control Element) including or indicating a plurality of TCI (Transmission Configuration Indication) state IDs (Identities) to be activated for receiving PDSCH (Physical Downlink Shared Channel), wherein format of the first MAC-CE depends on amount of the plurality of TCI state IDs. The method further includes the UE activating a plurality of TCI states associated with the plurality of TCI state IDs included or indicated in the first MAC-CE for receiving the PDSCH in response to reception of the first MAC-CE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 24, 2020
    Assignee: Asustek Computer Inc.
    Inventors: Hsin-Hsi Tsai, Yu-Hsuan Guo, Jia-Hong Liou
  • Patent number: 10834758
    Abstract: Systems and/or methods of receiving communications at a receiving node that communicates with a transmitting node over a first communication channel and a second communication channel are disclosed. The method includes receiving, at the receiving node, a request-to-send message from the transmitting node over the first communication channel, the request-to-send message indicating that the transmitting node has data to be transmitted to the receiving node over the second communication channel, determining at the receiving node whether the second communication channel is available for reception of the data, in response to determining that the second communication channel is available for reception of the data, reserving the second communication channel for use by the transmitting node, and receiving the data from the transmitting node over the second communication channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventors: Ashirn Biswas, Daniel Figueiredo, Damanjit Singh, Oscar Zee
  • Patent number: 10834223
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems, devices, and methods for interfacing between a host-oriented network (HON) and an information-centric network (ICN). A device can include a first interface to couple to a host-oriented network (HON), a second interface to couple to an information-centric network (ICN), a memory including data stored thereon mapping named data in the ICN to a respective host in the HON, and content processing circuitry to receive an interest packet or content packet from the ICN through the first interface, produce a corresponding HON packet based on the mapping in the memory, and provide the HON packet to the HON through the second interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 10, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Nageen Himayat, Srikathyayani Srikanteswara, Christian Maciocco, Hassnaa Moustafa, Eve M. Schooler, Andrew Stephen Brown, Rath Vannithamby, Sebastian Schoenberg
  • Patent number: 10820185
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to methods and apparatus for handling mobility between areas with heterogeneous network slices in wireless communications systems operating according to new radio (NR) technologies. An exemplary method that may be performed by a UE includes receiving an indication that a network slice is not available, entering a connection management idle (CM-IDLE) state, and initiating a registration procedure with an access and mobility management function (AMF) subsequent to entering the CM-IDLE state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 27, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Stefano Faccin, Haris Zisimopoulos, Miguel Griot
  • Patent number: 10771383
    Abstract: A device may store first information regarding a first pseudowire connection with a first device, wherein the first pseudowire connection provides access to an Ethernet virtual private network (EVPN) to communicate with a host device. The device may store second information regarding a second pseudowire connection with a second device, wherein the second pseudowire connection provides access to the EVPN to communicate with the host device. The device may receive a message that includes a configuration identifier and identify the configuration identifier. The device may change a first characteristic of the first pseudowire connection based on the configuration identifier. The device may change a second characteristic of the second pseudowire connection based on the configuration identifier. The device may receive data from the host device based on changing the first characteristic of the first pseudowire connection and changing the second characteristic of the second pseudowire connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Vikram Nagarajan, Robert W. Kebler, Kapil Arora, Himanshu Agarwal, Soumyodeep Joarder
  • Patent number: 10771210
    Abstract: An Access Node (ANd), for allocating a beacon resource pattern to a User Node (UNd), is configured to: detect the UNd by receiving an uplink beacon signal from the UNd; allocate a beacon resource pattern from a predetermined set of beacon resource patterns to the detected UNd; and signal information about the allocated beacon resource pattern to the UNd.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xavier Gelabert, Petteri Kela, George Koudouridis, Johan Christer Qvarfordt
  • Patent number: 10757033
    Abstract: Disclosed are a traffic control method, a traffic control apparatus and a server. In some embodiments, the method includes: determining, by a device on a network side, a first queue delay based on transceiving time of a communication data packet currently received from a user terminal and transceiving time of a communication data packet received from the user terminal last time; adjusting a first quality of service parameter based on the first queue delay, a second queue delay stored by the device on the network side and a reception data volume of the device on the network side, to obtain a second quality of service parameter; and transmitting the second quality of service parameter to the user terminal, and the user terminal transmits subsequent communication data packets based on the second quality of service parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: TENCENT TECHNOLOGY (SHENZHEN) COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventor: Xiaohai Wang
  • Patent number: 10742739
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to configuring and operating Internet of things (IoT) elements connected by a network. A computing device receives a request to generate a rule for coordinating operation of a plurality of IoT elements. The computing device determines whether the request satisfies restrictions as described in descriptions of interface components of the plurality of IoT elements in the computing device by referencing descriptions of interface components. The interface components correspond to the plurality of IoT elements. The computing device generates the rule responsive to determining that the request satisfies the restrictions, and sends an action signal over the network based on the rule to operate one or more of the plurality of IoT elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: David Kenneth Evans, Michael Alexander Yurochko, Yaron Sheba, Kristopher Charles Linquist, Hitesh Kalra, David Frank Russell Weir, Rajiv Ramanasankaran
  • Patent number: 10735217
    Abstract: The present technology provides a system, method, and computer-readable medium directed to dynamic implementation and management of multi-provider internet access featuring multiple access points across a multi-site overlay network fabric. An aspect of the technology is directed to the implementation of a common fabric-wide Virtual Network (VN) with a unique Internet Instance Identifier (Internet IID) that is dedicated to internet access traffic. Default access routes from multiple service providers (SP) are leaked into the VN with the Internet IID at exit points of the fabric using local Extranet policies. Internet-bound traffic generated from any point within the overlay fabric network is then redirected into the Internet IID, using remote Extranet policies. Internet-bound traffic, once in the Internet IID, follows the SP default access route(s) towards the exit points where SP specific access policies may be applied to the traffic which is then forwarded to the corresponding SP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Vrushali Ashtaputre, Abiose Gbolahan Ibigbami, Johnson Leong, Marc Portoles Comeras
  • Patent number: 10728370
    Abstract: A communication device includes a communication unit configured to transmit a physical layer (PHY) header including two pieces of information for identifying direct link communication. A communication device includes a communication unit configured to receive a PHY header including two pieces of information for identifying direct link communication and receive a portion subsequent to the PHY header on a basis of the two pieces of information. A communication device includes a communication unit configured to transmit a PHY header including two pieces of information for identifying mesh network communication. A communication device includes a communication unit configured to receive a PHY header including two pieces of information for identifying mesh network communication and receive a portion subsequent to the PHY header on a basis of the two pieces of information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Shigeru Sugaya, Takeshi Itagaki, Tomoya Yamaura
  • Patent number: 10728881
    Abstract: There is provided user equipment of a radio communication system that supports D2D communication. The user equipment includes a storage that stores a Gap pattern indicating a Gap period repeatedly configured in a radio resource for UL; and a transmitter that transmits a signal of D2D communication in a Gap period indicated by the Gap pattern stored in the storage.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Shimpei Yasukawa, Satoshi Nagata, Qun Zhao, Liu Liu, Anxin Li, Huiling Jiang
  • Patent number: 10708169
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus and a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium for determining multiple disjoint constrained paths in a communications network are disclosed. The method includes selecting upper bounds QoS metrics for each path in a disjoint combination of paths having two or more disjoint paths between a source node and a destination node; determining a minimum-cost disjoint path combination, and a minimum-QoS metric disjoint path combination; computing a maximum QoS metric by summing the QoS metrics of each minimum-cost path in the minimum-cost disjoint path combination, and computing a minimum QoS metric by summing the QoS metrics of each minimum-QoS metric path in the minimum-QoS metric disjoint path combination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Paolo Medagliani, Stefano Paris, Jeremie Leguay, Ioannis Steiakogiannakis
  • Patent number: 10700981
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a processing method for a service flow packet, and the method includes: receiving, by an access device, a service flow packet sent by a terminal; determining, by the access device according to a flow table and the received service flow packet, a function module for processing the service flow packet; sending, by the access device, the service flow packet to the function module; obtaining, by the access device, a service flow packet processed by the function module; and sending, by the access device, the service flow packet processed by the function module. The embodiments of the present disclosure further provide a device for processing a service flow packet. By using the present disclosure, processing flexibility and processing efficiency of a service flow packet can be improved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Wei Zhang, Chenghui Peng
  • Patent number: 10701668
    Abstract: A method is disclosed for improved tracking area planning and handling, comprising: assigning a single tracking area code to a plurality of eNodeBs at a messaging concentrator gateway, the messaging concentrator gateway situated in a network between the plurality of eNodeBs and the core network; storing, at the messaging concentrator gateway, at least one indicator of a last known location of a user equipment (UE) other than the single tracking area code; receiving a paging message from the core network at the messaging concentrator gateway for a UE; and performing a paging sequence using the at least one indicator to identify a set of eNodeBs to page the UE, thereby allowing larger tracking area list sizes to be used without increasing signaling traffic between the radio access network and the core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Parallel Wireless, Inc.
    Inventors: Kaitki Agarwal, Kartik Shashikant Raval
  • Patent number: 10681610
    Abstract: A network includes at least one node to communicate with at least one other node via a wireless network protocol. The node includes a network configuration module to periodically switch a current node function of the node between an intermediate node function and a leaf node function. The switch of the current node function enables automatic reconfiguration of the wireless network based on detected communications between the at least one node and at least one intermediate node or at least one leaf node via the wireless network protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPORATED
    Inventors: Ariton E. Xhafa, Jianwei Zhou, Xiaolin Lu
  • Patent number: 10674539
    Abstract: A method for transmitting to an access point includes receiving a selection condition and a selection contention period from the access point, and comparing the selection condition to a selection parameter. The method also includes contending for use of a transmission medium during the selection contention period if the selection parameter meets the selection condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Chen, George Calcev, Lin Cai
  • Patent number: 10667122
    Abstract: Methods to allow the interworking of cellular and WLAN networks, and in particular the offloading of data from a cellular network to a WLAN network. User preferences for non-operator controlled WLAN access points are communicated between mobile devices, the core network, and radio access network to allow offloading to respect those preferences.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: JRD COMMUNICATION INC.
    Inventor: Caroline Jactat
  • Patent number: 10667104
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a sensor network, Machine Type Communication (MTC), Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, and technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the above technologies, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. The present disclosure relates to control a client device using a server device based on context data indicating a circumstance of a user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yun-sun Baek, Yong-tae Kim
  • Patent number: 10659188
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for efficiently performing rate selection and transmit gain selection are provided. The techniques may be performed, for example, by a transmitting entity in the absence of explicit MCS selection reporting by a receiving entity. One technique includes outputting first packets for transmission using a first modulation and coding scheme (MCS) value and via a transmit power amplifier (PA) configured according to a transmit gain parameter associated with the first MCS value. Feedback indicating whether the first packets have been received is obtained, a second MCS value for second packets is selected based on the feedback, and the transmit gain parameter is adjusted if one or more criteria are met. Second packets are output for transmission using the second MCS value and, thereafter, additional packets are output for transmission based on the first MCS value and the adjusted transmit gain parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 19, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amir Dabbagh, Reuven Alpert, Ziv Golan, Hezi Hezkiyahu
  • Patent number: 10657093
    Abstract: A method and system for configuring a network device according to the identity of a plurality of removable wireless communications devices (RWCDs), the method comprising the steps of: determining the identities of the plurality of RWCDs; determining whether the network device is capable of using the plurality RWCDs; retrieving policy settings from an authorized party or a storage medium of the network device according to the identities of the plurality of RWCDs; determining priority of policy settings; and configuring the network device according to the policy settings. The priority of policy settings are based on the positions of the RWCDs when there are conflict among policy settings. The plurality of RWCDs are plugged to the network device and the network device provides wireless wide area network (WAN) connectivity through the plurality of RWCDs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: PISMO LABS TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
    Inventors: Alex Wing Hong Chan, Wan Chun Leung, Ho Ming Chan, Patrick Ho Wai Sung