Patents Examined by Henry Baron
  • Patent number: 11405327
    Abstract: A network device includes a transmit buffer from which data is transmitted to a network, and a packet buffer from which data chunks are transmitted to the transmit buffer in response to read requests. The packet buffer has a maximum read latency from receipt of a read request to transmission of a responsive data chunk, and receives read requests including a read request for a first data chunk of a network packet and a plurality of additional read requests for additional data chunks of the network packet. A latency timer monitors elapsed time from receipt of the first read request, and outputs a latency signal when the elapsed time reaches the first maximum read latency. Transmission logic waits until the elapsed time equals the first maximum read latency, and then transmits the first data chunk from the transmit buffer, without regard to a fill level of the transmit buffer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: August 2, 2022
    Assignee: Marvell Israel (M.I.S.L) Ltd.
    Inventors: Rami Zemach, Yaron Kittner
  • Patent number: 11395288
    Abstract: User equipment (UE) can determine a plurality of Downlink Control Information (DCI) formats that correspond to a plurality of transmission modes supported by a base station. When the UE receives a subframe of a radio frame from the base station, it can perform a blind search at the physical layer for a unique identifier associated with the UE in DCI of the subframe using at least one of the plurality of DCI formats. When the UE determines that the unique identifier was found during the blind search using a particular DCI format, it can identify a particular transmission mode that corresponds to the particular DCI format. The UE can then interpret data for the UE in the subframe according to that particular transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: T-Mobile USA, Inc.
    Inventor: Wafik Abdel Shahid
  • Patent number: 11395320
    Abstract: Systems, methods, apparatuses, and computer program products for supporting or providing wireless backhauling are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: NOKIA SOLUTIONS AND NETWORKS OY
    Inventors: Ilkka Keskitalo, Esa Tiirola, Juha S. Korhonen, Esa Malkamäki
  • Patent number: 11395318
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a radio network node (110) in a RAN for scheduling DL data for a UE (120) in a control region subset (140). The UE (120) has one or more control resource sets (CORESETs) (130) configured in a control region (150), in which CORESET (130) the UE (120) should monitor for (PDCCH). The method comprises determining to transmit DL data to the UE (120) in the control region subset, when the amount of DL data for the UE (120) is less or equal to a threshold. Embodiments herein further relate to a radio network node (110) in a RAN, for scheduling DL data for a UE (120) in a control region subset (140). The radio network node (110) is configured to perform the method for scheduling DL data in a control region subset (140).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Christian Skärby, Carola Faronius
  • Patent number: 11394500
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present disclosure describe methods and apparatuses for adjusting contention window size for new radio—unlicensed operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: July 19, 2022
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Salvatore Talarico, Gang Xiong, Yingyang Li, Yongjun Kwak, Carlos H. Aldana
  • Patent number: 11369004
    Abstract: This application provides a communication method, an access network device, and a terminal. The communication method includes: monitoring, by a terminal after completing initial transmission of first uplink data in a first-type transmission mode, a first downlink control channel sent by an access network device, where the first downlink control channel carries first downlink control information, the first-type transmission mode includes performing grant-free uplink data transmission based on radio resource control configuration signaling or based on radio resource control reconfiguration signaling and not based on layer 1 signaling, and the first downlink control information includes HARQ feedback information for the first uplink data, retransmission scheduling information for the first uplink data, or scheduling information for second uplink data; and detecting, by the terminal, the first downlink control information on the first downlink control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 21, 2022
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Yubo Yang, Yi Wang, Jinlin Peng, Peng Zhang
  • Patent number: 11363652
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described Generally, the described techniques provide for a base station transmitting a relay link beam sweep configuration to a first UE for establishing a relay link with a second UE. Based on the relay link beam sweep configuration, the first UE may perform a relay link beam sweep procedure with the second UE using a plurality of beams. Based at least in part on the relay link beam sweep procedure, the first UE may select a first beam pair. The first UE may establish a relay link with the second UE using the selected beam pair.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Vasanthan Raghavan, Tianyang Bai, Jung Ho Ryu, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11356948
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) may provide feedback regarding beam pairs used for wake-up signal (WUS) transmissions via uplink resources configured for WUS-based beam management feedback. A correspondence between WUSs and uplink resources for feedback may be semi-statically configured via radio resource control (RRC) signaling, may be dynamically indicated by each WUS, etc. In some examples, uplink resources for different UEs may be distinctive (e.g., UE-specific). In some cases, each beam used to transmit the wake-up message (e.g., each WUS) may have separate uplink resources, or all beams may share the same uplink resource (e.g., or some combination of uplink resources). As such, the UE and base station may identify one or more beams of sufficient quality (e.g., for control channel transmissions during a discontinuous reception (DRX) on-duration) based on the feedback (e.g., beam report) conveyed by the UE via the configured uplink resources for WUS-based fast beam management techniques.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 7, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wooseok Nam, Tao Luo, Peter Pui Lok Ang, Linhai He, Gabi Sarkis, Olufunmilola Omolade Awoniyi-Oteri
  • Patent number: 11350443
    Abstract: A method, performed by a user equipment (UE), of performing communication in a handover process includes receiving uplink (UL) grant configuration information via an RRC reconfiguration message, selecting a SSB among a plurality of SSBs included in the UL grant information, determining a UL grant corresponding to the selected SSB and a HARQ process corresponding to the UL grant based on the UL grant information and transmitting a reconfiguration complete message in the determined UL grant corresponding to the selected SSB using a HARQ process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 31, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anil Agiwal, Jaehyuk Jang
  • Patent number: 11323916
    Abstract: This application provides a flow control method, including: sending, by a first device, a first data packet to a second device in a first sending mode; determining, by the first device, a network congestion status; and sending, by the first device, a second data packet to the second device in the second sending mode, where the second sending mode is a sending mode determined by the first device based on the network congestion status, and the second data packet is a data packet to be sent after the first data packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Zheng Cao, Xiaoli Liu, Nongda Hu
  • Patent number: 11316732
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive an indication regarding a reference signal configuration for a multi-transmit receive point (TRP) communication of the UE, wherein the reference signal configuration relates to at least one serving port and at least one co-scheduled port associated with the multi-TRP communication; and process the multi-TRP communication based at least in part on the indication. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alexandros Manolakos, Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Jing Sun, Xiaoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 11297061
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method in a mobility management node (108) for handling overload in a communications network (100). When overload in the communications network (100) has been detected, the mobility management node (108) receives information indicating at least one blocked IP address to which access should be blocked. The mobility management node (108) receives a communication request message from a UE (101) via a RAN node (105). The communication request message is a request for communication by the UE (101). The mobility management node (108) determines that the UE's (101) request for communication should be rejected when the UE (101) is associated with a blocked IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: TELEPONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Hans Bertil Rönneke, Peter Hedman, Shabnam Sultana
  • Patent number: 11277333
    Abstract: Systems and methods for route finding in networks and/or in a network of networks. A server is communicatively coupled to a datastore, which hosts a model of an industry of Internet infrastructure as a graph. Nodes of the graph represent physical components that make up various networks that, collectively, interconnect with one another, infrastructure components that house the physical components, and entities owning and/or operating any of these equipment and facilities. Edges of the graph, which are preferably directed in nature as defined by labels, represent the relationships between the physical components. The server hosts and employs a route-finding application that utilizes the graph to search for an optimal path between nodes of the graph responsive and according to user-specified criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: Inflect, Inc.
    Inventors: Cécile Parker, Eric Silverman, William Lindeman, Matthew Natali, Josh Neuroth
  • Patent number: 11271684
    Abstract: A data transmission method is provided. The method include, when the new data needs to be transmitted, starting from a first available transmission opportunity from among available transmission opportunities, attempting, in each available transmission opportunity of the available transmission opportunities, to acquire a protocol data unit generated by a media access control layer according to the new data; and when the protocol data unit is acquired, instructing, according to the number of times, a cycle period and a start time, an HARQ process to transmit the protocol data unit to the base station in each retransmission opportunity starting from the available transmission opportunity corresponding to the acquisition of the protocol data unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Software Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiaowei Jiang, Qun Zhao
  • Patent number: 11265141
    Abstract: The present technology relates to a data processing apparatus and a data processing method that can reduce errors of time arising from accuracy of time information. The data processing apparatus generates signaling including time information having accuracy of time according to a frame length of a physical layer frame and processes the signaling so as to be included into a preamble of the physical layer frame to make it possible to reduce errors of time arising from time information. The present technology can be applied, for example, to a transmitter compatible with a broadcasting method of ATSC3.0 and so forth.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Saturn Licensing LLC
    Inventors: Lachlan Bruce Michael, Kazuyuki Takahashi
  • Patent number: 11265908
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described. The method may include receiving an UL grant for each CC of a plurality of CCs. In an aspect, each UL grant may include a number of transport blocks (TBs) assigned to each CC. The method may further include sorting CCs among the plurality of CCs as a function at least in part based on the number of TB for each of the CCs, and transmitting one or more packet data units (PDUs) using a subset of CCs of the plurality of CCs. In an aspect, the subset of CCs may be based at least in part on the sorting, and any CC of the plurality of CCs in which only medium access control (MAC) padding PDUs would be transmitted may not be included in the subset of CCs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Avinash Manda, Bao Vinh Nguyen, Shailesh Maheshwari, Krishna Chaitanya Mukkera
  • Patent number: 11228970
    Abstract: An electronic device is provided for use in a NAN cluster. The electronic device includes Wi-Fi communication circuitry; a memory that stores instructions; and a processor that executes the instructions to, while the electronic device operates as a master of the NAN cluster based on a first master preference, control the Wi-Fi communication circuitry to transmit discovery signals outside of discovery windows (DWs), based on a determination that a state of the processor is switched from a wake-up state to a sleep state, change control information for the NAN cluster, wherein the changed control information for the NAN cluster includes data regarding a second master preference that is distinct from the first master preference, and provide the changed control information to the Wi-Fi communication circuitry. The Wi-Fi communication circuitry, while the processor is switched to the sleep state, transmits the changed control information for the NAN cluster.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 18, 2022
    Inventors: Bu-Seop Jung, Young-Kwan Chung
  • Patent number: 11223539
    Abstract: Evaluation of a plurality of activities comprising a service includes, for each of the plurality of activities, identification of a network service path of the activity from the source to the user, wherein a network service path of a first activity of the plurality of activities is different from a network service path of at least one other of the plurality of activities, measurement of a service quality metric for each respective network segment of each identified network service path, and, for each of the plurality of activities, determination of a service quality metric based on the service quality metrics measured for each of the network segments of the network service path of the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, LLC
    Inventors: Chinna Polinati, Purushottam Shridhar Amradkar, Joan Ouyang, Arne Lynn Gaenz, Edward Ministerio Sarausad, Christine Jefson
  • Patent number: 11223454
    Abstract: Disclosed are a wireless base station, wireless terminal, and channel signal formation method that can prevent the quality of downstream assignment control data from degrading, while preventing the number of blind determinations from increasing on the wireless terminal on the receiving side of the downstream control channel signal. In a base station (100), a control unit (101) and a data size regulation unit (103) control the data size of downstream assignment control data and upstream assignment control data contained in the PDCCH signal based on the communication format used between the base station (100) and a terminal (200), the number of antennas (M) (nonnegative number) on the base station (100), the number of antennas (N) (nonnegative number) on the terminal (200), the bandwidth of the downstream band, and the bandwidth of the upstream band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 5, 2020
    Date of Patent: January 11, 2022
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Seigo Nakao, Akihiko Nishio, Daichi Imamura
  • Patent number: 11212590
    Abstract: Approaches for performing all DOCSIS downstream and upstream data forwarding functions using executable software. DOCSIS data forwarding functions may be performed by classifying one or more packets, of a plurality of received packets, to a particular DOCSIS system component, and then processing the one or more packets classified to the same DOCSIS system component on a single CPU core. The one or more packets may be forwarded between a sequence of one or more software stages. The software stages may each be configured to execute on separate logical cores or on a single logical core.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2021
    Assignee: Harmonic, Inc.
    Inventors: Adam Levy, Pavlo Shcherbyna, Alex Muller, Vladyslav Buslov, Victoria Sinitsky, Michael W. Patrick, Nitin Sasi Kumar