Patents Examined by Frank Duong
  • Patent number: 10154507
    Abstract: A method of allocating resources according to the present invention comprises the steps of: allocating a signal having a first beam width from a first base station controlling a first cell to a predetermined resource; and allocating a signal, having a second beam width different from the first beam width, from a second base station controlling a second cell adjacent to the first cell to the resource. The signal having the first beam width may be a signal having a first priority, and the signal having the second beam width may be a signal having a second priority that is different from the first priority. Accordingly, a method for allocating resources is proposed which can stably receive signals even when a terminal that moves in a dense small cell structure is at a cell edge or a border region between cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 11, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Ilmu Byun, Hyunsoo Ko, Kungmin Park, Heejeong Cho, Hyeyoung Choi
  • Patent number: 10149227
    Abstract: A method for operating a user equipment (UE) adapted to transmit beacons includes adjusting an initial beacon interval between successively transmitted beacons in accordance with a value of at least one parameter and a beacon configuration received from a network entity, thereby producing an adjusted beacon interval, and transmitting a beacon selected in accordance with the adjusted beacon interval in a beacon transmission opportunity determined in accordance with the initial beacon interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Inventors: Nathan Edward Tenny, Yalin Liu, Jian Wang
  • Patent number: 10149259
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein relate generally to a communication between a user equipment (“UE”) and a plurality of evolved Node Bs (“eNBs”). A UE may be adapted to operate in a dual connected mode on respective wireless cells provided by first and second eNBs. The UE may be adapted to estimate respective power headroom (“PHR”) values associated with simultaneous operation on the first and second wireless cells. The UE may cause the first and second PHR estimates to be transmitted to both the first and second eNBs. The first and second eNBs may use these estimates to compute respective uplink transmission powers for the UE. Other embodiments may be described and/or claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 4, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Ali T. Koc, Satish C. Jha, Rath Vannithamby, Yujian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10143072
    Abstract: A multi-channel dual-mode digital control LED driving circuit and an LED lamp. The driving circuit comprises a current sampling module (10), a comparison and detection module (30), a digital control module (40) and a constant current control module (20). By means of feeding back an adjustment current for the load (70) by the digital control module (40), and feeding back and adjusting a current of the load (70) in real time by the constant current control module (20), the driving circuit adjusts the load (70) in real time, so that dual-mode cooperation working is realized, and thus a response speed is greatly improved, the accuracy of an output voltage and the current of the load (70) is improved, and at the same time, the system stability is enhanced and wide universality is achieved.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventor: Tianqi Sun
  • Patent number: 10142875
    Abstract: The present invention addresses methods, apparatuses and computer program products for improved compressed mode operation for enhanced dedicated channel DCH in circuit switched CS voice services/transmissions. A compressed mode of a user equipment is configured during performing a circuit switched voice service over a dedicated channel according to Wideband Code-Division Multiple Access operation upon demand for network specific measurement, whereby measurement gaps are created in the data transmission. In uplink, transmission of a voice frame to be compressed is performed using a 10 ms transmission, whereas in downlink, transmission of a voice frame to be compressed is stopped after a fixed number of slots have been transmitted, wherein the fixed number of slots is set such as to ensure a measurement gap with at least 14 slots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Inventors: Karri Markus Ranta-Aho, Hans Thomas Hoehne
  • Patent number: 10142183
    Abstract: Snapshotting and instantiating a virtual topology are described. A virtual topology includes a set of virtual topology entities (VTEs), each associated with VTE characteristics. A snapshot engine traverses each VTE in a virtual topology instantiated on a physical topology. The snapshot engine stores the VTE characteristics of each traversed VTE in a virtual topology template. The virtual topology template may be used to deploy the same virtual topology onto another physical topology. Additionally or alternatively, a deployment engine receives a virtual topology template and/or user commands for instantiating a virtual topology. The deployment engine generates deployment commands based on the virtual topology template and/or user commands. The deployment engine identifies VTE characteristics of each VTE based on the deployment commands. The deployment engine instantiates each VTE onto a physical topology.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventors: Daniel Cohn, Jagwinder Singh Brar
  • Patent number: 10135710
    Abstract: An information processing apparatus includes a transmission module to transmit data quantity information and data frame sequences at a first transmission rate and a reception module to receive the information and data frames and to transmit a reception buffer free capacity value. The transmission module includes a unit to set the data quantity information according to the reception buffer free capacity value and a transmission unit to transmit a sequence of data frames after the data quantity information for the sequence has been transmitted. The reception module includes a buffer to store the data frame sequences from the transmission module and a unit to calculate an expected free capacity for the buffer with the transmitted data frames stored therein. The expected free capacity is calculated using the data quantity information and is transmitted as the reception buffer free capacity value at a second transmission rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Toshiba Memory Corporation
    Inventor: Takashi Kanou
  • Patent number: 10129849
    Abstract: A mobile communication method in a mobile communication system according to the present invention in which when MME#1 is restarted in a first state in which a PDN connection #1 including one or more EPS bearers #1 is set among a UE, an S-GW#1, and a P-GW#1, the first state transitions to a second state in which the PDN connection #1 is released between the UE and the S-GW#1 and the connection is maintained only between the S-GW#1 and the P-GW#1, the mobile communication method including the step of not transmitting, by the MME#1, “Paging” whose destination is the UE upon receiving “DDN” including IMSI of the UE after detecting that re-attach processing for the mobile station has been executed in the second state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Katsutoshi Nishida, Toshiyuki Tamura
  • Patent number: 10129894
    Abstract: Systems and methods for performing traffic engineering in a communications network using a plurality of network slices are disclosed. The network slices are configured to manage a service including transmission of data along one or more flows along nodes of the communications network using a portion of physical link resources of the communications network. The method includes allocating the portion of physical link resources of the communications network associated with a first network slice of the plurality of network slices in accordance with instructions received from a traffic engineering entity associated with the first network slice.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Inventors: Hamidreza Farmanbar, Sophie Vrzic, Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 10122651
    Abstract: One or more non-transitory media instructions, which are executable by one or more processors. The instructions may include a bandwidth controller that includes a quality analyzer to provide a quality measurement for a given outgoing network connection from one network node to another of network node. The bandwidth controller provides a bandwidth control command that is dynamically adjusted over time based on the quality measurement and at least one of throughput or demand for bandwidth of the given outgoing network connection. The instructions may also include a rate limiter to adjust a rate limit for the given outgoing network connection based on the bandwidth control command.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventor: Kevin Martin
  • Patent number: 10117266
    Abstract: Provided is a method for reporting a buffer state by a user equipment accessing a first eNB and a second eNB in a communication system, the method comprising the steps of: triggering a buffer state report for new data when the new data is generated; selecting at least one eNB to which the buffer state report is to be transmitted, on the basis of the amount of uplink data to be transmitted; transmitting the buffer state report for the new data to the selected at least one eNB; receiving, from at least one eNB among the first eNB and the second eNB, a resource allocated by the at least one eNB as a response to the buffer state report; and transmitting the new data using the allocated resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Woo-Seong Kim, Gert Jan Van Lieshout, Soeng-Hun Kim, Sang-Bum Kim
  • Patent number: 10117162
    Abstract: Various embodiments are generally directed to an apparatus, method and other techniques for performing neighbor awareness network (NAN) discovery operations to discover a NAN cluster comprising one or more devices synchronized to a discovery window. In some embodiments, the NAN discovery operation may include communicating a cluster discovery message to join the NAN cluster, waiting a first time period for a response to the cluster discovery message, and joining the NAN cluster based on information in the response to synchronize to the discovery window when the response is received within the first time period. Various embodiments may also include disabling, by the processing circuitry, one or more operations to perform the NAN discovery operations if the response is not received within the first time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Inventors: Minyoung Park, Emily H. Qi, Venkatakrishna Yellepeddy
  • Patent number: 10116548
    Abstract: Mechanisms for packet creation are provided. A packet capture including a plurality of packets is accessed. A first subset of packets is selected from the plurality of packets based on a first computing device ID. Based on a particular protocol layer of a plurality of protocol layers, a protocol layer characteristic of the packets in the first subset of packets is identified. A plurality of instructions is generated that directs a packet generator component to generate a second subset of packets that have the same protocol layer characteristic as the packets in the first subset of packets.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 30, 2018
    Assignee: Red Hat, Inc.
    Inventor: Marcelo R. Leitner
  • Patent number: 10091727
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) for which an analog beamforming scheme is applied and a measuring method performed by the UE are provided. Also an access node (AN) and a method performed by the AN are provided. The measuring method performed by the UE comprising: transmitting, to a serving access node, a measurement request for measuring a neighboring access node that is working at a same frequency as the user equipment; receiving, from the serving access node, information related to a series of measurement time gaps; and after a delay, performing a measurement to the neighboring access node within the series of measurement time gaps.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 2, 2018
    Inventors: Zhenshan Zhao, Qianxi Lu, Qingyu Miao
  • Patent number: 10084528
    Abstract: A communications system comprises a ground hub in a background area, aerial vehicles flying in a formation with slowly varying spacing between the aerial vehicles, and a user terminal in a region within a foreground area. The foreground area is spatially separate from the background area. The ground hub comprises a ground-based beam forming facility (GBBF) for receiving and transforming input signals into beam-formed signals, and a first antenna system coupled to the GBBF for transmitting concurrently the beam-formed signals in a first frequency band to respective aerial vehicles via respective background links. The aerial vehicles receive respectively the beam-formed signals via the background links and transmit respectively the beam-formed signals as respective signal beams covering at least the region within the foreground area in a second frequency band. The user terminal comprises a second antenna system for receiving concurrently the signal beams via foreground links to the aerial vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Donald C. D. Chang
  • Patent number: 10079630
    Abstract: A scheduling method for beamforming in a mobile communication system is provided. The scheduling method includes determining whether to transmit an aperiodic second training signal, using first feedback information for a first training signal that is periodically transmitted, the first feedback information being received from at least one Mobile Station (MS), and upon determining to transmit the second training signal, transmitting the second training signal to MSs selected using the first feedback information, and performing scheduling on DownLink (DL) data based on second feedback information for the received second training signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Yung-Soo Kim
  • Patent number: 10075988
    Abstract: Discontinuous reception (DRX) alignment techniques for dual-connectivity architectures are described. In one embodiment, for example, user equipment (UE) may comprise one or more radio frequency (RF) transceivers, one or more RF antennas, and logic, at least a portion of which is in hardware, the logic to receive a radio resource control (RRC) configuration information message containing a small cell RRC configuration information element (IE), the small cell RRC configuration IE to contain a small cell discontinuous reception (DRX) configuration IE comprising one or more inter-cell-coordinated small cell DRX parameters, the logic to determine a start time for a small cell DRX cycle based on at least one of the one or more inter-cell-coordinated small cell DRX parameters and initiate the small cell DRX cycle at the determined start time. Other embodiments are described and claimed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 27, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Inventors: Ali T. Koc, Satish C. Jha, Kathiravetpillai Sivanesan, Rath Vannithamby, Yujian Zhang
  • Patent number: 10057083
    Abstract: The present invention provides a system and method for fusing data collected from detected electromagnetic radiation and mechanical signals. The system is comprised of sensors that may be configured into an array of sensors. A “Full Spectrum” sensor fuses the output data of the sensors with the fused output data synchronized according to time. The fused output data is accessible by a plurality of application platforms that may use the data to provide meaningful feedback from detected events to improve daily life. The system and method is configurable according to a particular application platform to use only relevant data points from the sensors that is subsequently fused by the “Full Spectrum” sensor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: Innowave IP LLC
    Inventors: Kenneth Margon, Pragash Sangaran
  • Patent number: 10050871
    Abstract: A communication system in which a plurality of communication networks are interconnected, the communication system including a plurality of inter-communication network connections that include an inter-communication network connection by a first circuit performing communication by a first protocol and an inter-communication network connection by a second circuit performing communication by a second protocol, including: a route selection apparatus that is provided in a communication network that is connected to another communication network by the first circuit, and that is connected to another communication network by the second circuit; and an address resolution apparatus that can communicate with the route selection apparatus, wherein the route selection apparatus sends an inquiry to the address resolution apparatus about an address corresponding to an incoming number in a connection request signal transmitted from a user apparatus in the communication network so as to determine whether to transmit the conn
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Motohiro Abe, Shinichi Minamimoto, Mana Kaneko, Masataka Ikeda, Hiromasa Yamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10050878
    Abstract: A method of communicating a packet between a first node and a second node, the packet comprising a data payload and a portion of information preceding the data payload. The method comprises: (i) first, identifying a quality of a channel between the first node and the second node; (ii) second, in response to the quality of the channel, selecting a manner of communication of the information preceding the data payload; (iii) third, encoding the selected manner of communication in the portion of information preceding data payload; and (iv) fourth, transmitting the packet from the first node to the second node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Tarkesh Pande, Srinivas Lingam