Patents Examined by Hashim Bhatti
  • Patent number: 10104015
    Abstract: A FC system includes an FC switch that receives local device FLOGIs that identify local devices through a first subset of ports, and provides a local address in a mapping database for each of the identified local devices. The FC switch then transmits an FC switch FLOGI using a second subset of ports through which no local device fabric login was received, and determines whether a FLOGI ACC has been received back. If a FLOGI ACC is received, the FC switch provides a fabric address in the mapping database for each of the identified local devices, and uses the local addresses/fabric addresses for each respective identified local device to provide communications between the identified local devices and an FC fabric. If no fabric login acceptance is received, the FC networking device uses the local addresses for respective identified local devices to provide communications between the identified local devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Kevin Allen Hughes, Jason Garth Pearce
  • Patent number: 10104690
    Abstract: A method includes selecting an optimal radio channel frequency via execution of code instructions of a channel selection and adaptive clear assessment management system to determine a weighted potential interference between each of a plurality of wireless links each operating on one of the plurality of available radio channel frequencies at a location based on a spatial-temporal radio frequency profile for each of the plurality of wireless links. The method further includes operating an unlicensed small cell WWAN base station on the optimal radio channel frequency. The determination of weighted potential interference between the plurality of wireless links each operating on one of the plurality of available radio channel frequencies within the shared communication frequency band will determine selection of the optimal radio channel frequency.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products, LP
    Inventors: Will A. Egner, Liam B. Quinn
  • Patent number: 10080198
    Abstract: A method and apparatus determine that an almost-contiguous resource allocation Additional Maximum Power Reduction (A-MPR) applies to an uplink transmission power. An indication of a resource allocation of resource blocks for a transmission can be received. The resource allocation can be ascertained to be a non-contiguous allocation of resource blocks. An almost-contiguous resource allocation Additional Maximum Power Reduction (A-MPR) can be determined to apply to an uplink transmission power for the transmission. An almost-contiguous resource allocation can be defined as a contiguous resource allocation of resource blocks from which resource blocks are punctured and the punctured resource blocks are contained in a contiguous region overlapping a boundary between the lower frequency carrier and the adjacent upper frequency carrier. The punctured resource blocks can be resource blocks that are not allocated for the transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventor: Colin Frank
  • Patent number: 10080115
    Abstract: A method is provided which relates to online charging within an IP Multimedia Subsystem, IMS. The method comprises at an IMS charging node (30): (a) receiving (S-C) a credit control request message from an IMS service network node (20) over a service charging interface (22) provided between the IMS service node (20) and the IMS charging node (30); (b) determining (S-A; S-D) with reference to one or more triggering conditions that an announcement is to be provided to a user associated with the credit control request message and/or another user; and (c) following such a determination, initiating an announcement service in the IMS service node (20) by sending (S-E) an announcement request in a credit control answer message over the service charging interface (22) to the IMS service node (20), the credit control answer message being in response to the credit control request message, and the announcement request comprising announcement information relating to the announcement to be provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 18, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Andreas Anulf, Ove Karlsson
  • Patent number: 10075375
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present document discloses a flow table multi-leveling method, a multi-level flow table processing method and device; wherein the multi-leveling method includes: generating a second flow table, separating a target logic rule in a first flow table and forwarding actions corresponding the target logic rule to the second flow table, to make the first flow table and the second flow table orthogonal to form a ternary content addressable memory (TCAM) flow table; wherein the first flow table saves a plurality of logic rules and all forwarding actions corresponding to the plurality of logic rules respectively; continuously generating new flow tables in the same manner of generating the second flow table, until the number of flow tables reaches a preset upper limit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Bin Liu, Yong Li, Xiaobing Niu, Depeng Jin, Zhongjin Liu
  • Patent number: 10051078
    Abstract: Embodiments include a device comprising an interface module for interfacing with proprietary legacy systems. The interface module comprises a data interface for interfacing with a processing component of the legacy system, where the processing component uses a proprietary protocol for processing data of the legacy system. The interface module includes a protocol module that comprises a protocol corresponding to the proprietary protocol of the legacy system, and the interface module uses the protocol to exchange data with the processing component. The interface module includes a communication device that communicates with a remote system via a wireless channel. The interface module controls communications that include passing commands from the remote system to the legacy system, and passing event data of the legacy system to the remote system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 30, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: iControl Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Burd, Paul J. Dawes
  • Patent number: 10051688
    Abstract: A wireless network bridge controls a first network interface to operate as a first station in a first wireless network, and controls a second network interface to operate as an access point in a second wireless network. The bridge controls a bridge table that includes an entry associating one or more network addresses of a second station with the second network interface. The second station is accessible through the second network interface operating as an access point. The bridge receives a packet for communication between the second station and a network device in the first wireless network; examines the packet to find one or more network addresses included in the packet; associates the packet with the second station by performing a lookup of the bridge table; and communicates packet information with the second station through the second network interface, and with the network device through the first network interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Frank Huang, Hao Li, Tao Song, Amey Dattatray Inamdar, Tian Li, Timothy J. Donovan
  • Patent number: 10038578
    Abstract: A multi-modulation transmitter configured to transmit a multicarrier signal to multiple different receivers. At least one of the receivers is a receiver using a modulation scheme other than Orthogonal Frequency-Division Multiplexing (OFDM). The multi-modulation transmitter includes a data mapping unit configured to map data targeting the different receivers to mutually orthogonal subcarrier signals, in accordance with the respective modulation schemes of the different receivers. An Inverse Fast Fourier Transform unit is configured to transform the mutually orthogonal subcarrier signals to a multicarrier signal in the time domain. A cyclic prefix unit is configured to determine a Cyclic Prefix length of the multicarrier signal based on a symbol rate of the receiver using a modulation scheme other than OFDM, and to insert the determined Cyclic Prefix in the multicarrier signal. A radio unit is configured to transmit the multicarrier signal to the multiple different receivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Leif Wilhelmsson, Miguel Lopez
  • Patent number: 10033436
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a wireless network receives a request from a node in the network requesting electrical power. The device determines one or more power transmission parameters for the node. The device determines a power transmission schedule for the node. The device sends wireless network communications to the node in response to the request and based on the determined one or more power transmission parameters and transmission schedule for the node. The node converts the wireless network communications into stored electrical power.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Patrick Wetterwald, Eric Levy-Abegnoli, Stephane Labetoulle
  • Patent number: 10034204
    Abstract: Methods, systems and computer readable media can be operable to facilitate the configuration of a foreign access point to route communications between a client device and network. In embodiments, when a client device communicating with a first access point within a local subscriber premise receives a radio signal from a second access point situated within a remote subscriber premise that is stronger than the radio signal received by the client device from the first access point, the client device can cause configuration information associated with the first access point to be delivered to the second access point. The second access point may serve as a proxy for the first access point by routing communications to and from the client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: ARRIS Enterprises LLC
    Inventor: Ian G. Wheelock
  • Patent number: 10033638
    Abstract: An integrated circuit includes a processor and an exact-match flow table structure. A first packet is received onto the integrated circuit. The packet is determined to be of a first type. As a result of this determination, execution by the processor of a first sequence of instructions is initiated. This execution causes bits of the first packet to be concatenated and modified in a first way, thereby generating a first Flow Id. The first Flow Id is an exact-match for the Flow Id of a first stored flow entry. A second packet is received. It is of a first type. As a result, a second sequence of instructions is executed. This causes bits of the second packet to be concatenated and modified in a second way, thereby generating a second Flow Id. The second Flow Id is an exact-match for the Flow Id of a second stored flow entry.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Netronome Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Gavin J. Stark, Stuart C. Wray
  • Patent number: 10034271
    Abstract: A mobile device (UE) may decode the Physical Control Format Indicator Channel (PCFICH) blindly, which may include obtaining resource elements (REs) that are reserved for the Physical Downlink Control Channel (PDCCH), based on a largest value of a control format indicator (CFI), finding a total number of control channel elements (CCEs) according to the obtained REs, numbering the CCEs, and decoding the PDCCH for the largest value of the CFI over the numbered CCEs. Accordingly, the UE does not need to decode the PCFICH) specifically. In some cases, the UE may indicate to the network that it is a constrained device, and the network may transmit control information using a reserved CFI value in response to the indication that the UE is a constrained device. The UE may then not decode the PCFICH, and decode the PDCCH based on the PDCCH occupying a first four OFDM symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Tarik Tabet, Konstantinos Sarrigeorgidis, Moustafa M. Elsayed
  • Patent number: 10028161
    Abstract: A node increments values of performance measurement (PM) counters to indicate characteristics of at least one unlicensed frequency band used for wireless communication during a first time interval. The node provides the values of the PM counters to a controller that is configured to aggregate the values of the PM counters for the node with values of PM counters for other nodes. A controller receives values of PM counters from a plurality of nodes to indicate characteristics of wireless communication by each of the plurality of nodes using the at least one unlicensed frequency band over the first time interval. The controller aggregates the values of the PM counters for the plurality of nodes and modifies a configuration of at least one of the plurality of nodes based on the aggregated values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc.
    Inventors: Mohammad R. Khawer, Ruth S. Gayde, Padma Sudarsan
  • Patent number: 10015801
    Abstract: A radio transceiver comprises a first baseband processor, a second baseband processor, and a radio transmitter coupled to the first and second baseband processors. The first baseband processor receives a radio channel allocation from a first network comprising a radio frequency reserved for communicating in the first network. The second baseband processor is configured to process baseband data for communicating in a second network. The radio transmitter is configured to employ the radio frequency for communication in the second network while the radio frequency is reserved in the first network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Assignee: Genghiscomm Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Steve J Shattil
  • Patent number: 10009940
    Abstract: A method for Internet Protocol communication from a communications server to a mobile terminal includes receiving data for communication to the mobile terminal, the data received at the communications server, identifying the unavailability of an Internet Protocol connection with the mobile terminal, and initiating the delivery of a message for establishing an Internet Protocol connection with the mobile network to the mobile terminal in response to the determination that an Internet Protocol connection is unavailable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: Seven Networks, LLC
    Inventor: Ari Backholm
  • Patent number: 10009143
    Abstract: A method of link adaptation is described including establishing, using a first serving point, a multi-user full duplex mode wherein the multi-user full duplex mode enables a downlink to a first wireless device and an uplink from a second wireless device. The first serving point requests from the first wireless device a first channel quality indicator indicating channel quality between the serving point and the first wireless device in a full duplex time period and a second channel quality indicator indicating channel quality between the serving point and the first wireless device in non-full duplex time period. The full duplex mode is evaluated using the first and second channel quality indicators. At least one parameter of the full duplex mode is adjusted based on the evaluating.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: FUTUREWEI TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Richard Stirling-Gallacher, Bin Liu, Lili Zhang
  • Patent number: 9999054
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for transmitting a multi-user or multi-Station (multi-STA) radio frame including control information in a Wireless Local Area Network (WLAN) system are disclosed. The method includes generating a frame including a signaling field and a data field, and transmitting the generated frame to the plurality of STAs. The signaling field includes a first signaling field (a SIG A field) including control information for frame interpretation and a second signaling field (a SIG B field) including control information individually for each of the plurality of STAs, the second signaling field includes a first block including common control information for the plurality of STAs, and a second block including control information for each of the plurality of STAs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 12, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jeongki Kim, Kiseon Ryu, Wookbong Lee, Jinsoo Choi, Hangyu Cho
  • Patent number: 9992123
    Abstract: A method, a device, and a non-transitory storage medium provide receiving a plurality of voice call quality values and values for a plurality key performance indicators (KPIs) related to voice over Wi-Fi voice call quality; selecting a subset of the plurality of KPIs based on a correlation between each KPI and the voice call quality value; performing a plurality of discrete regression analyses based on the subsets of the plurality of KPIs and the voice call quality values to generate a plurality of regression results; determining an accuracy for each of the plurality of regression results; assigning weights to each of the plurality of regression results based on the determined accuracies; and combining the plurality of regression results using the assigned weights to generate a final combined estimated VoWiFi voice call quality algorithm that accurately predicts the voice call quality value based on values for the selected subset of the plurality of KPIs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 5, 2018
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Ye Ouyang, Carol Becht, Krishna Pichumani Iyer, Le Su
  • Patent number: 9986468
    Abstract: A mobile device comprises physical layer circuitry including a transceiver configured to communicate information via the cellular communication network; a modem of the mobile device configured to: control communication according to a first cellular communication protocol standard; detect a change in the communication to a second cellular communication protocol standard different from the first cellular communication protocol standard; and communicate an indication of completion of the change in the cellular communication protocol standard; and a transport control protocol (TCP) layer of the mobile device configured to initiate transmission of three duplicate acknowledgment (ACK) packets according to the second cellular communication protocol standard in response to receiving the indication of completion of the change in the cellular communication protocol standard.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jing Yu, Yumin Tang
  • Patent number: 9986049
    Abstract: The present invention relates to systems and methods for best server selection for real-time data transmission are provided. The systems and methods include an access controller, and an application which receives information of a selection of several best servers with which to transmit real-time packets to. The application sends a request to the access controller for server information before call initiation. The access controller identifies servers with the same ISP, and then selects a regional server within this group of same ISP servers. Subsequently the geo optimizer identifies servers closest to the application from among the regional servers. The respective loads of each of the closest servers are analyzed to select only servers that are likely to provide satisfactory quality of service. A monitor within the central IDC is able to measure load conditions of each server and provide this load information to the access controller.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Agora Lab, Inc.
    Inventors: Bin Zhao, Wei Li