Patents Examined by Ian N Moore
  • Patent number: 11006358
    Abstract: A data transmission coordination system and a method thereof are provided. In the method, multiple terminal devices are grouped into a first sub-group and a second sub-group. The first and the second sub-groups respectively include at least one of the terminal devices and have different data transmission modes for uploading data. The power consumption of the data transmission mode of the first sub-group is higher than that of the second sub-group. In response to the first terminal device of the sub-group conforming to a replacement condition, a second terminal device of the second sub-group replaces the first terminal device, so that the first sub-group includes the second terminal device. The replaced first terminal device is associated to the second sub-group or not able to transmit depending on an operation situation. Accordingly, a whole lifetime of the system is increased.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sercomm Corporation
    Inventors: Fan-Yi Kuan, Hsin-An Hou
  • Patent number: 11005616
    Abstract: A plurality of payload messages (502, 505, 508) is communicated on a radio link of a cellular network between a terminal (130) and an access node (112) of the cellular network. Each one of the plurality of payload messages (502, 505, 508) includes a data packet (501) encoded according to a given redundancy version (371-373). The number of the plurality of payload messages (502, 505, 508) may be dynamically and flexibly adjusted in some embodiments. Examples are given which may be applied for coverage enhancement in the Internet of Things or Machine Type Communication domain.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventor: Rickard Ljung
  • Patent number: 10999031
    Abstract: Systems and techniques for transmitting and receiving an uplink phase tracking reference signal between a user equipment and a base station in a wireless communication system and an apparatus. According to one implementation, the user equipment can transmit an uplink phase tracking reference signal to the base station using a power boosting level determined based on first information and second information received from the base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Kilbom Lee, Jiwon Kang, Haewook Park
  • Patent number: 10999770
    Abstract: A method and a network for beam-based mobility management are provided. The method includes the following. At least one beam signal and a signal strength of the at least one beam signal are acquired. A candidate transmission object is determined according to the signal strength of the at least one beam signal. Parameter information of the candidate transmission object is transmitted to a serving base station. Parameter information of a target handover object determined by the serving base station according to the parameter information of the candidate transmission object is received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 4, 2021
    Assignee: Yulong Computer Telecommunication Scientific (Shenzhen) Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Mingju Li, Yajun Zhu, Yunfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10993168
    Abstract: A method for deactivating a relay feature of a relay node in a mesh network comprising a plurality of nodes, wherein said relay node formulates a connectivity report comprising routing information to a beacon node in said mesh network, said routing information being based on connectivity control messages received from said beacon node. The method comprises the steps of transmitting, by said relay node, said connectivity report to neighbouring nodes, transmitting, by said relay node, a query message to said neighbouring nodes for querying whether said relay feature of said relay node may be deactivated receiving, by said relay node, response messages from said neighbouring nodes, in response to said query message, wherein each of said response messages indicates that said relay feature of said relay node may be deactivated, and deactivating, by said relay node, said relay feature of said relay node based on said response messages from all of said neighbouring nodes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2021
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Thomas Rimhagen, Per Skillermark
  • Patent number: 10986611
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for determining, by a terminal, a transmission resource pool in device-to-device (D2D) communication. The method for determining a transmission resource pool comprises the steps of: indexing resource blocks within a resource block pool; and mapping the indexed resource blocks to physical resource blocks, wherein the indexed resource blocks are arranged in order of increasing resource block index, the resource block pool is used to transmit D2D signals, and information about the configuration of the resource block pool can be indicated by upper layer signaling.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 31, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Youngtae Kim, Hanbyul Seo, Hyukjin Chae
  • Patent number: 10986572
    Abstract: This application relates to the wireless communications field and provides a frame transmission method, device, and system. The method includes: sending, by a second device, n wake-up frames to a first device, where the n wake-up frames each carry segmented content of wake-up signaling, so that a wake-up receiver of the first device wakes up a main transceiver of the first device based on the n wake-up frames, and after being woken up, the main transceiver sends, to the second device, a response frame used to indicate whether the n wake-up frames are correctly received. In this application, content of the wake-up signaling is segmented. In this case, lengths of the n wake-up frames are all relatively short, so that the wake-up receiver is easier to correctly receive each wake-up frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 29, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 20, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ming Gan, Jia Jia, Jian Yu, Xun Yang
  • Patent number: 10979921
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a slice monitor for monitoring slices programmed by a slice owner and deployed by an orchestrator in the control and data planes of a communication network. The slice monitor comprises multiple databases containing different types of information, selects the probes to monitor each slice in the control plane or the data plane and instantiates the selected probes as well as a single-slice monitoring device specific to each slice. For optimization, the slice monitor configures the content of its databases by communicating through multiple interfaces with different actors such as the slice owner, the owner of the orchestrator and the owner of itself. Using alarm handlers and a reconfiguration engine, the slice monitor together with the single-slice monitoring device can detect and compensate for possible violations in the service-level agreement by reconfiguring the slice. If the compensation fails, the slice monitor requests the orchestrator for reconfiguration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 13, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Ishan Vaishnavi, Xueli An, Wint Yi Poe, Chenghui Peng, Riccardo Trivisonno
  • Patent number: 10973012
    Abstract: A DCI sending method and an apparatus are provided. A base station determines a first channel resource, where the first channel resource is located in the ith time unit of a subframe in a time domain, the subframe includes NT time units, NT is an integer greater than or equal to 2, and i is a positive integer less than or equal to NT; and the base station sends DCI to a terminal device on the first channel resource. In this solution, the first channel resource that carries the DCI is located in the ith time unit of the subframe in the time domain, where i is a positive integer less than or equal to NT. That is, there is a first channel resource in each time unit of the subframe. Therefore, when data needs to be transmitted in any time unit, the data can be transmitted immediately.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO, LTD.
    Inventors: Chaojun Li, Sha Ma, Yongxia Lyu
  • Patent number: 10973045
    Abstract: Semi-persistent transmission method and apparatus are provided. The semi-persistent transmission method includes: obtaining, by user equipment UE, a semi-persistent transmission resource; determining, by the UE, a logical channel having a correspondence with the semi-persistent transmission resource; and transmitting, by the UE on the semi-persistent transmission resource, data in the logical channel having the correspondence with the semi-persistent transmission resource. The semi-persistent transmission method and apparatus can support scheduled transmission of various semi-persistent service data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xiao Xiao, Zhenzhen Cao
  • Patent number: 10965789
    Abstract: A method and a system for updating a first whitelist at a network node. The network node receives data packets from an Internet of Things (IoT) device and determines a predetermined identifier for the IoT device. The network node then determines whether the predetermined identifier is in the first whitelist. When the predetermined identifier is not in the first whitelist, the network node starts a first time period. When the predetermined identified is on the first whitelist, the network node determines whether the data packets are received within the first time period. When the data packets are received within the first time period, the network node identifies destination addresses of the data packets and updates the first whitelist based on the destination addresses and the predetermined identifier. The updated first whitelist is stored in non-transitory computer readable storage medium in the network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Pismo Labs Technology Limited
    Inventors: Wan Chun Leung, Kit Wai Chau, Patrick Ho Wai Sung
  • Patent number: 10966127
    Abstract: A terminal apparatus configures transmission timing for a PUSCH in a target cell based on first information included in a handover command received. The terminal apparatus initiates a random access procedure in a primary cell, at least in a case that an SR is pending, a UL-SCH resource is not available for transmission in a current subframe, and a valid PUCCH resource for the SR is not available in any one of subframes. The terminal apparatus does not initiate the random access procedure in the primary cell, in the case that the SR is pending, the UL-SCH resource is not available for the transmission in the current subframe, and the valid PUCCH resource for the SR is not available in any one of the subframes, and at least in a case that the first information is configured.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 17, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignees: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, FG INNOVATION COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Wataru Ouchi, Tomoki Yoshimura, Liqing Liu, Kimihiko Imamura
  • Patent number: 10966143
    Abstract: Some methods for detecting and avoiding radio interference in a wireless sensor network can include an access point device periodically transmitting a beacon message to a plurality of IoT enabled devices via a radio channel, upon receipt of the beacon message, an IoT enabled device attempting to decode the beacon message, the IoT enabled device measuring and storing a signal strength of a successfully decoded beacon message as signal strength data in a memory of the IoT enabled device, the IoT enabled device increasing a missed beacon counter stored in the memory of the IoT enabled device responsive to a beacon message that cannot be decoded, each of the plurality of IoT enabled devices periodically transmitting stored data to the access point device, and the access point device using the received data to identify an interference source, or an interference issue or a fading issue on the radio channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Ademco Inc.
    Inventors: Kenneth Eskildsen, Sandeep Suresh, Thomas Winkeler
  • Patent number: 10952219
    Abstract: A base station is configured to perform a method for communicating with a plurality of user device (UD) multi-user multi-input multi-output (MU-MIMO) wireless system. The method includes receiving an indication of a selected beam from each of at least two UDs; determining, based on the indication of selected beam, a selected beam for each of the at least two UDs; generating a virtual UD for each combination of each selected beam; estimating a data rate for each virtual UD corresponding to the selected beam and the UD that selects the selected beam; estimating a power gradient for each selected beam; determining a power for each of the selected beams based on the power gradient for each of the selected beams; and scheduling outgoing radio frequency transmissions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 22, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: Futurewei Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Cornelius Dawid Janse van Rensburg, Iyad Alfalujah
  • Patent number: 10951354
    Abstract: Embodiments relate to an apparatus for adjusting channel quality indicator measurements of a channel between a client device and a serving device within a wireless communication system. The apparatus includes a controller adapted to receive, from the client device, a first information and, when the client device is in a handover zone, a second information. The controller is further adapted to transmit according to a switching sequence either the first information alone or the first information together with the second information. The apparatus also includes an adjustment function entity adapted to receive the first information together with the second information and adapted to adjust the first information based on the second information by modifying it or keeping it unchanged. The first information is related to the CQI measurements, while the second information is related to a handover (HO).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Afef Feki, Sami Mekki, Mustapha Amara
  • Patent number: 10951436
    Abstract: A network hub is provided for an onboard network system. The onboard network system includes first and second networks for transmission of first-type and second-type frames following first and second communication protocols. The network hub includes a receiver that receives a first-type frame. A processor determines whether or not the first-type frame received by the receiver includes first information that is a base for a second-type frame to be transmitted to the second network, to obtain a determination result, and selects a port to send a frame based on the first-type frame based on the determination result. A transmitter sends the frame based on the first-type frame to a wired transmission path connected to the port selected by the processor based on the first-type frame received by the receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY CORPORATION OF AMERICA
    Inventors: Manabu Maeda, Takamitsu Sasaki, Tomoyuki Haga, Hideki Matsushima
  • Patent number: 10952043
    Abstract: Data communication methods and systems are provided for use in an LTE-based vehicle-to-everything (V2X) communication. The method (300) includes: receiving (315), on the data interface and according to a predefined timing reference (TREF) a synchronization signal; determining (317) a timing synchronization according to the synchronization signal; and transmitting or receiving data according to the timing synchronization. Furthermore, the method may include receiving, on a data interface, a positioning signal; performing a coarse timing synchronization according to the positioning signal; and refining the coarse timing synchronization according to the synchronization signal. Data may be communication using a configurable V2X communication cycle comprising one or more first V2X-communication periods for event-triggered V2X message transmission and one or more second V2X-communication period s for periodic V2X application message transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Phong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10952184
    Abstract: A user equipment and method used in a user equipment include receiving from a base station, a message including information indicating a first logical channel associated with one or more first cells, information indicating a second logical channel with one or more second cells, and information associating the first logical channel and the second logical channel with a specific bearer of the user equipment. When transmitting data of the specific bearer, the data it transmitted by using the first logical channel in response to a volume of the data not exceeding a threshold value configured by the base station, and the data is transmitted by using the first logical channel and the second logical channel in response to the volume of the data exceeding the threshold value. A base station transmits the message and configures the threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: March 16, 2021
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Masato Fujishiro, Yushi Nagasaka, Henry Chang
  • Patent number: 10945156
    Abstract: Control techniques of broadcast information reception operations at user equipment having coverage enhancement functionalities are disclosed. One aspect of the present invention relates to user equipment, comprising: a transmission and reception unit configured to transmit and receive radio signals to/from a base station; and a broadcast information combination unit configured to receive system information blocks from a cell across multiple windows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hideaki Takahashi, Kazuaki Takeda, Wuri Andarmawanti Hapsari
  • Patent number: 10944450
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for receiving a channel state information (CSI)-reference signal (RS) by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, which includes: receiving a CSI-RS associated with the SSB, in which the CSI-RS may be assumed to be quasi co-located (QCL) with the SSB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Jonghyun Park, Kijun Kim, Eunsun Kim, Hyunsoo Ko, Jiwon Kang