Patents Examined by Huy D. Vu
  • Patent number: 11362862
    Abstract: A method for operating a network that includes network functions that have a data-plane separated from a control-plane is provided. The network function of the network functions include network function components. The network function components include a control plane function and data plane functions. During runtime and in case of a predefined state of a first data plane function of the data plane functions, an existing subscription context of the first data plane function and associated data-plane traffic are offloaded to a second data plane function of the data plane functions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 14, 2022
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Marco Liebsch
  • Patent number: 11343817
    Abstract: A method, and software application, are disclosed for managing data communication transmissions among a plurality of wireless communication nodes that are configured to communicate using a time division multiple access (TDMA) network that is based upon a TDMA frame including a plurality of timeslots.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 24, 2022
    Inventor: Konstantinos Amouris
  • Patent number: 11330524
    Abstract: In a wireless communication terminal, a processor is configured to execute sleep determination when a wireless communicator receives a sleep-declaration packet from a sleep-declaration terminal. The processor is configured to determine that sleep by the sleep-declaration terminal is accepted if an upper-rank terminal in a wake-up state other than the sleep-declaration terminal is present. The processor is configured to determine that the sleep by the sleep-declaration terminal is not accepted in the first sleep determination if the upper-rank terminal in the wake-up state other than the sleep-declaration terminal is not present. The processor is configured to cause the wireless communicator to transmit a sleep-prohibition packet to the sleep-declaration terminal when the processor determines that the sleep by the sleep-declaration terminal is not accepted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
    Inventor: Ryuichi Kiyoshige
  • Patent number: 11319107
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure relate to wireless communications and, more particularly, to synchronization for standalone long term evolution (LTE) broadcast. In one aspect, a method is provided which may be performed by a wireless device such as a user equipment (UE). The method generally monitoring, within anchor subframes occurring at a first periodicity, for synchronization signals of a first type, obtaining an indication of one or more unicast subframes scheduled to occur between anchor subframes, and obtaining an indication of one or more broadcast subframes scheduled to occur between anchor subframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 3, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Shimman Arvind Patel, Peter Gaal, Wanshi Chen, Juan Montojo, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 11317325
    Abstract: A device, system, and method improve a call setup time. The method is performed at a device configured to establish first and second network connections where the second network performs circuit switched voice calls. The method includes receiving a call input to perform a call and determining whether the device is registered with a first feature to perform the call based on an Internet Protocol (IP). When the device is registered with the first feature, the method includes determining whether timeouts for attempting previous IP calls is greater than a threshold. When the timeouts are at least the threshold, the method includes deregistering from the first feature and performing a circuit switched fallback (CSFB) procedure including a handover from the first network to the second network. The method includes performing the call as a circuit switched call.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Sundarraman Balasubramanian, Vijay Venkataraman, Nordine Kadri, Alistair McFarlane
  • Patent number: 11317444
    Abstract: Aspects of the present disclosure provide for random access channel (RACH) configuration in wireless communication systems. In some examples, a RACH configuration may be selected for use by a scheduled entity in transmitting a RACH signal to a scheduling entity based on an estimated timing advance value. The RACH configuration may include, for example, a transmission time of the RACH signal and/or a RACH waveform configuration identifying at least a cyclic prefix (CP) length and a guard time (GT) for the RACH signal. In some examples, the CP and GT length may each be set to the difference between an estimated maximum round-trip time (RTT) and an estimated minimum RTT between the scheduled entity and the scheduling entity. In some examples, the timing advance value may be estimated as the estimated minimum RTT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Tianyang Bai, Navid Abedini, Juergen Cezanne, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Junyi Li
  • Patent number: 11317322
    Abstract: An embodiment of the present application relates to the field of communication technologies, and particularly to a data offloading method and a gateway, for achieving data offloading and relieving pressure on a core network. The data offloading method according to the embodiment of the present application is applied to a long term evolution (LTE) system including a base station, a gateway, a core network, and a local server, wherein the base station establishes a link with the core network via the gateway and the base station establishes a link with the local server via the gateway. The method comprises: a gateway receives a first data packet transmitted by a base station, wherein the first data packet comprises first data; and the gateway transmits the first data to a local server upon determining that the first data packet is not a VoLTE data packet in an LTE system, thereby achieving offloading of non-VoLTE data and thus relieving the pressure on a core network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 26, 2022
    Assignee: Comba Network Systems Company Limited
    Inventors: Ziyong Zheng, Chengxin Hu, Liusheng Zhong, Wenxiang Guan
  • Patent number: 11303560
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses a path selection capability configured to support intelligent path selection within the context of a hybrid-access communication network including a hybrid-access gateway (HAG) and a hybrid-access customer premises equipment (HCPE) in communication based on a multipath communication capability. The path selection capability is configured to support HCPE-based intelligent path selection for downlink traffic being provided from the HAG to the HCPE for delivery to CPEs supported by the HCPE. The path selection capability is configured to support HCPE-based intelligent path selection based on flow identification information signaled from the HAG to the HCPE based on determination of the flow identification information of the downlink traffic by the HAG. The HCPE-based intelligent path selection enables the HCPE to control the path(s) (e.g., multipath subflow(s) of a multipath connection) over which the downlink traffic is sent from the HAG to the HCPE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Gino Dion, Randall Sharpe, Steven Morin
  • Patent number: 11304158
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present invention is a signal transmission method for a multi-antenna multi-user TDD communication system. Each frame of the TDD communication system includes one forward downlink frame synchronization signal, multiple downlink data time slots, and multiple uplink data time slots; the downlink frame synchronization signal is a broadcast signal, the base station sends the downlink frame synchronization signal to all terminals, and after each terminal receives the downlink frame synchronization signal, time and frequency synchronization is performed with reference to the base station to acquire the start time and end time of each uplink data time slot. The synchronization signal received power P is evaluated and compared with the synchronization signal received power range of all uplink data time slots in the frame, and all terminals falling into the synchronization signal received power range of the uplink data time slot k select the uplink data time slot k to send data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 12, 2022
    Assignee: SHANGHAI TAOLINK TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daiming Qu, Hao Jiang, Zhibing Wang, Hui He, Jingshun Liu
  • Patent number: 11297168
    Abstract: A lighting network control server and method for translating non-light related data packets into a protocol that is compatible with a third party automation server are disclosed. For example, the lighting network control server includes a communication interface to receive data packets from a lighting network and to communicate with a third party automation server, a non-transitory computer readable medium to store sub-routines and instructions to execute a protocol adapter, and a processor communicatively coupled to the communication interface and the non-transitory computer readable medium to execute the protocol adapter to translate the data packets into a protocol that is compatible with the third party automation server and transmit the data packets that are translated to the third party automation server via the communication interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: Dialight Corporation
    Inventor: Rizwan Ahmad
  • Patent number: 11296856
    Abstract: Provided are a method for transmitting information and a device. The method comprises: a receiving end device receiving, within a first time unit, first information sent by a sending end device; and the receiving end device sending, within a second time unit, second information corresponding to the first information to the sending end device, wherein the duration of the first time unit is different from that of the second time unit. By means of the method for transmitting information in the embodiments of the present invention, when different transmission time intervals are used for an uplink and a downlink or a plurality of types of transmission time intervals are used for a communication system, rational scheduling and a time sequence fed back can be determined for devices at a receiving end and a sending end so as to ensure normal transmission of the information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Bin Feng
  • Patent number: 11296748
    Abstract: A method for registering customer premises equipment to provide an Internet service to the customer premises equipment by a network management apparatus of an access network structure, wherein the network management apparatus and the customer premises equipment are connected through a bundle cable including a plurality of lines in the access network structure, the method includes: transmitting a registration signal toward a customer premises equipment; receiving registration response signals transmitted from the customer premises equipment through the plurality of lines; analyzing the registration response signals introduced from the plurality of lines and distinguishing a direct signal transmitted through a properly connected line and interference signal from the registration response signals; and establishing a link with the customer premises equipment connected to the properly connected line.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 5, 2022
    Assignee: KT CORPORATION
    Inventors: Kyoung-Ju Lee, Jun Gu Lee, Gyeong Doo Kang, Nowook Park, Sang Chul Seo, Ha Sung Lee, Hyung-Jin Park, Kwangyeol Yoon, In-Taek Jeong, Jonghak Kim, Tae Woo Ha
  • Patent number: 11290518
    Abstract: Various embodiments provide systems and methods which disclose a command device which can be used to establish a wireless connection, through one or more wireless channels, between the command device and a remote device. An intention code may be generated, prior to, or after, the establishment of the wireless connection, and the remote device may be selected based on the intention code. The command device may initiate a wireless transfer, through one or more wireless channels of the established wireless connection, of an intention code, and receive acknowledgement that the intention code was successfully transferred to the remote device. The command device may then control the remote device, based on the intention code sent to the remote device, through the one or more wireless channels of the established wireless connection between the command device and the remote device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 29, 2022
    Assignee: Qualcomm Incorporated
    Inventors: Lae-Hoon Kim, Erik Visser, Yinyi Guo
  • Patent number: 11284423
    Abstract: Methods, a user equipment (UE) and a base station are disclosed for processing scheduling request (SR). According to an embodiment, a random access procedure is performed for one or more first pending SRs in response to a first event. One or more physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) based SR transmission procedures are performed for one or more second pending SRs in response to a second event. The random access procedure is performed in parallel with the one or more PUCCH based SR transmission procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 22, 2022
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Min Wang, Jinhua Liu
  • Patent number: 11277345
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for configuring an avionic network comprising determining sending rules imposing the sending of digital data in the form of frames of a first type or a second type, each frame of the first type being according to the protocol of the ARINC 664 P7 type and each frame of the second type being according to the protocol of the Ethernet type with predetermined routing. The method further comprises determining conveying rules comprising defining a path for each flow of the first type between a sending end system and a receiving end system, determining priority rules comprising defining a priority for each flow of the first type such that the priority of each flow of the second type is lower than the priority of each flow of the first type, and transmitting said rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 15, 2022
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventors: Michael Templier, Jean-Philippe Neuser
  • Patent number: 11272568
    Abstract: A command reception method and apparatus and a communication system. The command reception method includes: receiving a command for activating or deactivating duplication transmission transmitted by a network device by using a bitmap field; and activating or deactivating duplication transmission of one or more packet data convergence protocol entities or radio bearers according to the bitmap field. Hence, one or more PDCP entities in the user equipment may be activated or deactivated with respect to duplication transmission modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 8, 2022
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yulong Shi, Meiyi Jia, Xin Wang
  • Patent number: 11265946
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The embodiments of the present invention provide methods and devices for network access. The method includes receiving a first request message forwarded by a distributed unit in a base station and indication information of the distributed unit with respect to the first request message, the first request message requesting to connect a user equipment to a network; determining a processing to be performed on the first request message based on the indication Information; and transmitting an indication of the determined processing to the distributed unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Weiwei Wang, Lixiang Xu, Xiaowan Ke, Hong Wang
  • Patent number: 11265122
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment may receive a downlink control information (DCI) that includes a transmission configuration indication (TCI) state, may determine that the TCI state specifies a quantity of two or more quasi-co-location (QCL) relationships may identify, based at least in part on the determining, a multi-transmit receive point (TRP) demodulation reference signal (DMRS) port group configuration included in a multi-TRP DMRS port group configuration data structure, and may perform, based at least in part on the multi-TRP DMRS port group configuration, a channel estimation for a downlink of a wireless communication link between the UE and the TR. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 1, 2022
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Mostafa Khoshnevisan, Alexandros Manolakos, Jing Sun, Xiaoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 11258714
    Abstract: A network interface card with traffic shaping capabilities and methods of network traffic shaping with a network interface card are provided. The network interface card and method can shape traffic originating from one or more applications executing on a host network device. The applications can execute in a virtual machine or containerized computing environment. The network interface card and method can perform or include several traffic shaping mechanisms including, for example and without limitation, a delayed completion mechanism, a time-indexed data structure, a packet builder, and a memory manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Prashant Chandra, Nandita Dukkipati, Vytautas Valancius
  • Patent number: 11258694
    Abstract: A method is described and in one embodiment includes identifying at an initiator element a list of Internet protocol (“IP”) prefixes corresponding to routes designated as interesting routes, wherein the IP prefixes are included in a Routing Information Base (“RIB”) of the initiator; monitoring the RIB for a change in the list of IP prefixes; and, responsive to detection of a change in the list of IP prefixes, injecting at least a portion of the changed list of IP prefixes into a payload of an IKEv2 NOTIFY message and sending the IKEv2 NOTIFY message to a responder element peered with the initiator element, wherein the responder element updates an RIB of the responder element using the IP prefixes included in the received IKEv2 NOTIFY message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 22, 2022
    Assignee: CISCO TECHNOLOGY, INC.
    Inventors: Robert Edgar Barton, Patrick Grossetete, Laurent Aubert, Frederic Detienne, Graham Bartlett, Amjad Inamdar