Patents Examined by George C Atkins
  • Patent number: 10560860
    Abstract: A method for reporting channel condition includes receiving an initial configuration identifying a group of assessment devices, and determining a channel condition for each communications channel between one of the assessment devices and the transmission point. The method also includes comparing each of the channel conditions with a first threshold, and transmitting a report to a network entity if at least one of the channel conditions meets the first threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yishen Sun, Hao Bi
  • Patent number: 10555323
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a cell selection and reselection method and apparatus, so as to resolve a problem existing in the prior art that repeated reception of data by using an existing cell selection and reselection method causes a waste of resources and an increase in power consumption. The cell selection method includes: measuring signal quality of a cell, and acquiring a coverage class offset value that is preconfigured by a network side for the cell; and selecting a target cell according to the signal quality of the cell and the acquired coverage class offset value of the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Hui Ma, Yinghui Yu
  • Patent number: 10530599
    Abstract: A system for providing a cloud-based service capability exposure function (SCEF) includes a cloud computing platform having at least one processor. A cellular device connectivity (CDC) service module implemented by the processor for provides SCEF services, including determining whether to invoke Internet of things (IoT) service handling based on content of received messages and forwarding messages requiring IoT service to a service capability server (SCS) or an application server (AS) for receiving the IoT service handling. At least one cloud access interface allows IoT devices and network equipment external to the CDC service module to access the first CDC service module. The cloud computing platform, the CDC service module, and the cloud access interface are hosted by a cloud service provider separate from a mobile network operator hosting the network equipment external to the CDC service module that access the CDC service module via the cloud access interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Matthew McCann
  • Patent number: 10530533
    Abstract: A method is described for sending of Hybrid Automatic Repeat reQuest (HARQ) information, and a data receiving end. The method includes: a data receiving end sends HARQ information determined through detection results for received transport blocks to a data sending end according to the number of scheduling resources and the feedback number of expected maximum feedback Acknowledgements (ACK). The number of bits of HARQ is determined by the number of scheduling resources and the feedback number, and HARQ information is determined according to the detection results for the received transport blocks, and feedback is conducted on the determined number of bits of the HARQ.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: ZTE CORPORATION
    Inventor: Shuqiang Xia
  • Patent number: 10530528
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of transmitting uplink control information by a user equipment in a wireless communication system and device for supporting the same. Specifically, the present invention discloses a method by which a user equipment maps uplink control information to a physical uplink shared channel when the user equipment intends to transmit the uplink control information on the physical uplink shared channel and transmission operation for the uplink control information based on the same.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 7, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hanjun Park, Suckchel Yang, Joonkui Ahn, Seonwook Kim, Changhwan Park
  • Patent number: 10524229
    Abstract: Embodiments of the disclosure generally relate to transmission of TA information in a non-paging procedure. A network device receives, from a source node, a first message that is a non-paging message. The source node is one of a terminal device and a control device in a core network. Then, the network device obtains TA information about the terminal device from the first message and transmits, to a destination node, a second message generated based on the first message. The destination node is the other of the terminal device and the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Rui Fan, Paul Schliwa-Bertling
  • Patent number: 10523579
    Abstract: The relay device includes: a frame determination unit that determines a received frame between a high-priority frame and a low-priority frame for each output port on a basis of an identifier; a fixed-delay queue that delays the high-priority frame for a time equal to or longer than the sum of a specified transmission gap and a frame length long enough for a downstream device to be capable of correctly receiving and transferring or discarding a frame, and that transmits the high-priority frame; a low-priority frame storing unit that stores therein the low-priority frame; a transmission-frame selection unit that executes control to discontinue transmission of the low-priority frame when transmitting the high-priority frame, and to retransmit the low-priority frame; and an output control unit that selects a frame to be transmitted to the downstream device on a basis of the control by the transmission-frame selection unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: December 31, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventors: Toshiyuki Nakayasu, Sachiko Taniguchi
  • Patent number: 10511981
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a wireless communication system. More specifically, the present invention relates to a method and a device for deactivating SCells during SCG change procedure in the wireless communication system, the method comprising: configuring a PCell (Primary Cell) in a master base station (BS) and a PSCell (Primary-Secondary Cell) and one or more SCells (Secondary Cells) in a secondary BS; receiving an RRC (Radio Resource Control) reconfiguration message indicating a SCG (Secondary Cell Group) change procedure while maintaining a connection with the master base station; and deactivating the one or more SCells in the secondary BS if the PSCell is not changed by the SCG change procedure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 17, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Sunyoung Lee, Seungjune Yi
  • Patent number: 10506403
    Abstract: A system for providing integrated service capability exposure function (SCEF), service capability server (SCS) and application server (AS) functions is provided. The system includes at least one processor. The system further includes a cellular device connectivity (CDC) service module implemented by the at least one processor for providing SCEF services and for determining whether to invoke Internet of things (IoT) service handling based on content of received messages. The system further includes an IoT service module implemented by the at least one processor for providing SCS and AS services for received messages identified by the CDC service module as requiring IoT service handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 10, 2019
    Assignee: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventor: Thomas Matthew McCann
  • Patent number: 10499382
    Abstract: A wireless device receives at least one radio resource control (RRC) message comprising a field indicating a starting symbol for an enhanced physical downlink control channel (ePDCCH). The wireless device receives ePDCCH signal in a subframe. The ePDCCH starts from the starting symbol when the subframe is a full subframe. The ePDCCH starts from the starting symbol plus an offset value when the subframe is a partial subframe.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10492101
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method for enhancing a processing capability of a base station, a baseband device, a base station, and a system. The method includes: receiving, by a base station, data of a terminal; performing control plane protocol processing on the terminal by using a first BBP, and performing all or part of data transmission protocol processing on the data of the terminal by using a second BBP; and sending processed data of the terminal. In this way, another BBP shares all or part of data transmission protocol processing for a terminal that accesses a BBP, to enhance a processing capability of the base station on the whole, thereby implementing inter-board load balancing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 26, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Libo Wu
  • Patent number: 10484159
    Abstract: Methods, apparatus, and systems disclosed provide for the configuration of acknowledgments of data. In some aspects, a method includes generating an aggregated media access control (MAC) protocol data unit (A-MPDU) frame, comprising a media access control protocol data unit (MPDUs), the media access control protocol data unit (MPDUs) comprising a media access control (MAC) header and data, wherein the media access control (MAC) header comprises an indication of an acknowledgment type for the data of the MPDU; and transmitting the A-MPDU onto a wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 19, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alfred Asterjadhi, George Cherian, Simone Merlin
  • Patent number: 10477528
    Abstract: A wireless device receives a downlink control information (DCI) comprising SRS request field indicating whether an SRS is transmitted in the last symbol of the subframe; and an ending symbol field for a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) indicating whether the PUSCH is transmitted in a last symbol of the subframe. The wireless device transmits, in the subframe, one or more transport blocks based on the ending symbol field. The wireless device transmits the SRS signal in the last symbol of the subframe when the SRS request field indicates that SRS transmission is triggered. The DCI may further indicate a multi-subframe grant (MSFG).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: Ofinno, LLC
    Inventors: Esmael Hejazi Dinan, Alireza Babaei
  • Patent number: 10476794
    Abstract: Communication apparatus includes a TCAM, which stores a corpus of rules, including respective sets of unmasked and masked bits. The rules conform to respective rule patterns, each defining a different, respective sequence of masked and unmasked bits to which one or more of the rules conform. A RAM caches rule entries corresponding to rules belonging to one or more of the rule patterns that have been selected for caching. Decision logic extracts respective classification keys from data packets, each key including a string of bits extracted from selected fields in a given data packet, and classifies the data packets by first matching the respective classification keys to the cached rule entries in the RAM and, when no match is found in the RAM, by matching the respective classification keys to the rules in the TCAM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 12, 2019
    Assignee: MELLANOX TECHNOLOGIES TLV LTD.
    Inventors: Gil Levy, Pedro Reviriego, Aviv Kfir, Salvatore Pontarelli
  • Patent number: 10440661
    Abstract: Extended DRX (e-DRX) operation using hyper frame extension signaling are described. The hyper frame extension signaling may extend the system frame number (SFN) range while maintaining backward compatibility for legacy devices not configured to use the extended SFN range. The hyper-SFN extension signaling may include an index to a hyper-SFN transmitted as part of system information different than that used for transmission of the SFN. UEs configured to use the hyper-SFN may effectively use a longer or extended SFN range that includes the legacy SFN range and the hyper-SFN range. The hyper-SFN extension may be used in an extended idle DRX (eI-DRX) mode which may coexist with existing I-DRX mode on the same paging resources. Additionally or alternatively, paging may be differentiated for eI-DRX mode UEs using separate paging occasions or a new paging radio network temporary identifier (RNTI).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUACOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Miguel Griot, Hao Xu, Yongbin Wei, Masato Kitazoe, Durga Prasad Malladi
  • Patent number: 10440729
    Abstract: Techniques for transmission of Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) data over Time Division Duplex (TDD) using a URLLC configuration for a TDD subframe are disclosed. The techniques include determining that data scheduled for transmission using a TDD band over a TDD subframe includes Ultra-Reliable Low-Latency Communications (URLLC) data, and in response, utilizing a URLLC subframe configuration for the TDD subframe. The URLLC subframe configuration includes downlink intervals and uplink intervals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 8, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Chih-ping Li, Jing Jiang, Tingfang Ji
  • Patent number: 10405158
    Abstract: A system for providing a service capability exposure function (SCEF) as a Diameter routing agent (DRA) feature includes a DRA including a plurality of message processors. The system further includes a cellular device connectivity (CDC) service module operatively associated with the DRA for providing SCEF services as a feature of the DRA, the SCEF services including determining whether to invoke Internet of things (IoT) service handling based on content of received messages and for forwarding messages requiring IoT service to a service capability server (SCS) or an application server (AS) for receiving the IoT service handling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: Oracle International Corporation
    Inventor: Thomas Matthew McCann
  • Patent number: 10404619
    Abstract: A method of multicasting packets by a forwarding element that includes several packet replicators and several egress pipelines. Each packet replicator receives a data structure associated with a multicast packet that identifies a multicast group. Each packet replicator identifies a first physical egress port of a first egress pipeline for sending the multicast packet to a member of the multicast group. The first physical egress port is a member of LAG. Each packet replicator determines that the first physical egress port is not operational and identifies a second physical port in the LAG for sending the multicast packet to the member of the multicast group. When a packet replicator is connected to the same egress pipeline as the second physical egress, the packet replicator provides the identification of the second physical egress port to the egress pipeline to send the packet to the multicast member. Otherwise the packet replicator drops the packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: BAREFOOT NETWORKS, INC.
    Inventors: Anurag Agrawal, Julianne Zhu
  • Patent number: 10405256
    Abstract: The invention relates to a technique for access by a master device (22) to a value. The invention relates to a technique for access by a master device (22) to a value taken by a characteristic managed by a peripheral device (23). A first relay device (21) situated in a zone of radio coverage of the master device receives a command for simulation of the peripheral device, this peripheral device being situated in a zone of radio coverage to a second relay device (24). The first relay device then establishes a radio connection with the master device, by simulating the presence of the peripheral device in the zone of radio coverage of the master device. The first relay device receives from the master device a request to read a value taken by a characteristic managed by the peripheral device, transmits the request and receives in return the value from the second relay device, said second relay device having obtained it by interrogating the peripheral device. It can then dispatch it to the master device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 3, 2019
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Han Yan, Fabrice Fontaine
  • Patent number: 10383068
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are described for wireless communications. Cells may be grouped into a plurality of cell groups. A base station may transmit a first message to a wireless device via a primary cell group. The first message may indicate information associated with content stored at one or more servers. The base station may also transmit the content to the wireless device via the primary cell group and via the secondary cell group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan