Patents Examined by Ian N Moore
  • Patent number: 12010741
    Abstract: Embodiments of this application describe a communication method, a first station (STA), a second STA, and an access point (AP). The method includes: determining, by a first STA, a first basic service set (BSS) color; generating, by the first STA, a data frame when the first station STA and a second STA perform D2D transmission, where the data frame includes the first BSS color; and sending, by the first STA, the data frame to the second STA. The first BSS color is carried in the D2D data frame, so that when receiving the data frame, another receiving station in a BSS to which the first STA and the second STA belong can determine that the frame is a frame from a neighboring cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2024
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Meilu Lin, Xun Zhou, Xiao Han, Yuchen Guo, Yunbo Li
  • Patent number: 12004033
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for switching between access network devices, a terminal device, and a network device. The method includes the terminal device initiating a random access to a target access network device while maintaining a connection with a source access network device. The method also includes the terminal device releasing the connection with the source access network device, after successfully accessing to the target access network device and in response to channel quality of the source access network device meeting a preset condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TELECOMMUNICATIONS CORP., LTD.
    Inventor: Xin You
  • Patent number: 12004082
    Abstract: An antenna panel determination method, a user terminal and a computer readable storage medium. The method comprises: reporting measurement information to a base station, the measurement information comprising downlink measurement results corresponding to N antenna panels, wherein N is the total number of configured antenna panels, and N?2; receiving instruction information issued by the base station, the indication information being obtained by the base station according to the measurement information and an uplink measurement result; obtaining, from within the instruction information, an antenna panel that is used for transmission and indicated by the base station; and using the antenna panel that is used for transmission to perform transmission. The solution above may reduce the power consumption of the user terminal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: BEIJING UNISOC COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Hualei Wang
  • Patent number: 12004015
    Abstract: A station (STA) configured for Quality-of-Service (QoS) management performs a Simple Reflective QoS (SRQ) protocol with an access point (AP) (i.e., another QoS STA) for QoS management of a QoS flow. As part of the SRQ protocol to exchange QoS profiles, the STA may encode a request frame to include a first SRQ capabilities information element (IE) for transmission to the AP. The inclusion of the first SRQ capabilities IE indicating that the STA supports the SRQ protocol. The STA may also decode a response frame received from the AP. The response frame includes a second SRQ capabilities IE indicating that the AP supports the SRQ protocol. The STA may also determine a QoS profile for the QoS flow based on SRQ capabilities of the STA and the AP. The STA may also create a SRQ tuple based the QoS profile for initiating the QoS flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Necati Canpolat, Ganesh Venkatesan
  • Patent number: 12003347
    Abstract: A system and method for retrieving data from a data generating device includes a communication intermediary and an external data storage system. The communication intermediary has a first network interface that is connected to the external data storage system and a second network interface that is connected to the data generating device. The communication intermediary isolates the network communication between the data generating device and second network interface from the network communication between the external storage system and the first network interface, and thereby isolates the data generating device from the external storage system. The communication intermediary monitors the data generating device for newly generated data files, copies the newly generated data files to an internal memory and sends the data files to the external storage system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: IDEXX Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Kenneth Small, Andrew Charles Ahles, Nicholas Francis DiDomenico
  • Patent number: 12004006
    Abstract: Systems, apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable media are provided for use in a wireless network for compression and decompression of information centric network (ICN) names and/or ICN common fields at Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer. For example, an electronic device can include processor circuitry and radio front end circuitry coupled to the processor circuitry. The processor circuitry can be configured to receive a first information centric network (ICN) packet including an ICN name or an ICN common field and compress the ICN name or the ICN common field at a Packet Data Convergence Protocol (PDCP) layer. The processor circuitry can be further configured to provide the compressed ICN name or the compressed ICN common field to a lower protocol layer. The radio front end circuitry can be configured to transmit a second ICN packet including the compressed ICN name or the compressed ICN common field.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2020
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Gabriel Arrobo Vidal, Zongrui Ding, Qian Li, Geng Wu
  • Patent number: 12003982
    Abstract: Systems and methods for analyzing the impact of outage events in a wireless communications network are disclosed. In some embodiments, the method includes obtaining outage data that indicates that an outage event occurred at a base station. A first set of either expected or real time connected user devices prior to the outage event are identified. A first subset of the first set of user devices that are wirelessly connected to any of the plurality of base stations other than the first base station during the outage event are identified. Furthermore, a second subset of the first set of user devices that are not connected to any of the plurality of base stations during the outage event are identified. In this manner, the impact of the outage event can be analyzed to allow for service providers to reduce the negative effects of future outage events.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 12, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: RAKUTEN MOBILE, INC.
    Inventors: Madhukiran Medithe, Suvindu Chinnam, Petrit Nahi
  • Patent number: 12003977
    Abstract: Techniques are provided for managing positioning reference signals in communication networks. A method of measuring downlink positioning reference signals includes transmitting one or more uplink positioning reference signals, receiving downlink positioning reference signal configuration information associated at least in part with the one or more uplink positioning reference signals, and measuring one or more downlink positioning reference signals based at least in part on the downlink positioning reference signal configuration information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 11, 2021
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jingchao Bao, Sony Akkarakaran
  • Patent number: 11996945
    Abstract: Various aspects of the present disclosure generally relate to wireless communication. In some aspects, a user equipment (UE) may receive a semi-persistent scheduling (SPS) downlink communication. The UE may detect a collision between a configured uplink resource associated with a hybrid automatic repeat request acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) for the SPS downlink communication and a candidate synchronization signal block (SSB) position. The UE may transmit the HARQ-ACK for the SPS downlink communication in the configured uplink resource or in a deferred uplink resource in connection with detecting the collision. Numerous other aspects are described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Iyab Issam Sakhnini, Tao Luo, Jing Sun, Xiaoxia Zhang
  • Patent number: 11996958
    Abstract: Identifying a coherence time associated with a user equipment (UE) and a coherence bandwidth associated with the UE, determining a coherence block based on the coherence time and the coherence bandwidth, determining whether the coherence block satisfies a threshold, based on a first determination that the coherence block satisfies the threshold, employing a plurality of modular antenna arrays in multi-user (Mu)-multiple-input-multiple-output (MIMO) for the UE, and, based on a second determination that the coherence block does not satisfy the threshold, employing the plurality of modular antenna arrays in single-user (Su)-MIMO for the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2024
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventor: Ernest Tsui
  • Patent number: 11985549
    Abstract: Embodiments contemplate that the transfer of an Internet Protocol (IP) address from one (e.g. a first) Gateway (GW) to another (e.g. a second) Gateway (GW) may improve the Dynamic Mobility Management (DMM) handling in any network environment, including a dense network environment. Embodiments contemplate a dense network may enable a User Equipment (UE or wireless transmit/receive unit (WTRU)) to be connected to the closest GW while the IP address transfer may enable the usage of a relatively short data path (e.g. perhaps a “shortest” data path), which may be useful in the context of DMM, perhaps even for existing flows. Using the contemplated capability of moving IP addresses may minimize the number of IP addresses allocated and/or the number of tunnels to be maintained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: InterDigital Patent Holdings, Inc.
    Inventors: Michelle Perras, Alexander Reznik
  • Patent number: 11985726
    Abstract: Wireless communication devices, systems, and methods related to communicating CSI reports during a discontinuous reception (DRX) are provided. A method of wireless communication includes performing one or more measurements of one or more reference signals configured for a user equipment (UE). The method includes triggering transmission of a channel state information (CSI) report during a DRX cycle. The method includes transmitting to a base station (BS), the CSI report based on the triggering, the CSI report including the one or more measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2024
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Linhai He, Wooseok Nam, Peter Pui Lok Ang
  • Patent number: 11979359
    Abstract: Embodiments include exemplary methods and/or procedures for receiving a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) in a cell of a time-division-duplexed (TDD) radio access network (RAN). Embodiments include determining whether remote base station interference is present in uplink transmissions in the cell and, based on the determining result, configuring activation or deactivation of code block group (CBG) based retransmissions in the cell, sending control messages to one or more UEs in the cell, for applying the configuration, and decoding subsequent PUSCH transmissions received from the one or more UEs based on the configuration. Embodiments also include network nodes configured to perform the exemplary methods and/or procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 1, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Petter Ersbo, Naga Vishnu Kanth Irukulapati, Sebastian Faxér, Håkan Björkegren
  • Patent number: 11979881
    Abstract: A wireless terminal comprises receiver circuitry and processor circuitry. The receiver circuitry is configured to receive, from a base station apparatus, a first type system information (SI) block including scheduling information used for configuring SI window(s), the SI window(s) being periodic broadcast occasion(s) for corresponding one or more second type system information blocks (SIBs). The processor circuitry is configured to determine the SI window(s) based on the scheduling information. The receiver circuitry is further configured to perform a reception procedure to attempt to receive at least one of the second type SIBs within the SI window(s) of a current modification period. In a case that the at least one of the second type SIBs is not received within the SI window(s), the receiver circuitry is configured to continue the reception procedure in the current modification period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2024
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventor: Atsushi Ishii
  • Patent number: 11973559
    Abstract: A method of operating a communication device (102) comprises: receiving, from a base station (101) of a wireless network (100), a control message indicative of at least one retransmission parameter for a random access message (6001) which comprises random access preamble; and transmitting, on a plurality of beams (310-313) selected in accordance with the at least one retransmission parameter, a plurality of retransmissions (701) of the random access message (6001).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Basuki Priyanto, Rickard Ljung, Shin Horng Wong, Martin Beale
  • Patent number: 11974261
    Abstract: A radio station (3) allocates a first plurality of time-frequency resources (430) and a second plurality of time-frequency resources (530) to at least one radio terminal (1, 2). The first plurality of time-frequency resources (430) are used to transmit or receive a first transport block (460) in accordance with a first transmission time interval (TTI). The first TTI is equal to a duration of one subframe (410, 510). The second plurality of time-frequency resources (530) are used to transmit or receive a second transport block (560) in accordance with a second TTI. The second TTI is shorter than the duration of the subframe (410, 510).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 11973689
    Abstract: A processor may control a transmitter to send a first signal representing a request for one or more priority rules for data packet prioritization; to receive a second signal in response to the first signal, the second signal representing the one or more priority rules for data packet prioritization, and to receive a third signal representing a data packet including a header and a data payload. The header may comprise a first priority tag representing a first priority level. The processor may be configured to determine from the data payload and the one or more rules for data packet prioritization a second priority tag representing a second priority level and to replace the first priority tag with the second priority tag.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 15, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2024
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Ehud Reshef, Carlos Cordeiro
  • Patent number: 11962486
    Abstract: A method (100) of end-to-end path computation across a plurality of domains (20) in a communication network comprises receiving (101) a request for a path across the plurality of domains. The method comprises computing (110) in a network control entity (50) the end-to-end path across the plurality of domains as part of a hierarchical path computation. Computing the end-to-end path comprises determining if a stored path corresponding to at least a part of the end-to-end path matches one or more criteria of the end-to-end path, and if so, using the stored path for the end-to-end path computation. The method further comprises transmitting (120) information indicating at least part of the stored path to a domain control entity (30) configured to control a said one of the plurality of domains involved in the end-to-end path.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Gianmarco Bruno, Daniele Ceccarelli, Francesco Lazzeri, Jeroen Nijhof
  • Patent number: 11963252
    Abstract: A method for performing uplink data fast transmission. The method includes receiving a UE context release message including a user plane ID (UPID) from control plane (CP) of a central unit (CU) of the network node, forwarding the UPID via a radio resource control (RRC) connection release message to a wireless device, receiving a RRC resume request message including user data with the UPID from the wireless device, transmitting the user data to CU based on the UPID.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seokjung Kim, Jian Xu, Daewook Byun
  • Patent number: 11956761
    Abstract: A method for assigning channels based on an Internet of Things (IoT) system includes: assigning a first channel to a first gateway, wherein the first gateway is any one of a plurality of gateways; sending a broadcast instruction to the first gateway, wherein the broadcast instruction is configured to instruct the first gateway to send broadcast information on the first channel; acquiring a set of first monitoring information, wherein the set of first monitoring information includes at least one piece of first monitoring information, which includes the broadcast information monitored on the first channel, and the first monitoring information comes from neighboring gateways of the first gateway; determining, based on the set of first monitoring information, a second gateway from the neighboring gateways of the first gateway; and assigning a second channel different from the first channel to the second gateway.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Kai Zhao