Patents Examined by Jamaal Henson
  • Patent number: 10349313
    Abstract: A method of coordinating a plurality of radio access networks (RANs) includes aggregating, with a gateway, communications interfaces between a plurality of RANs and a packet core network through the gateway. A plurality of radio nodes (RNs) in each of the RANs is communicatively coupled to the gateway and to user equipment (UE) devices associated with the RNs in each of the RANs. The gateway also controls and coordinates mobility of the UE devices within and among the RANs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: Corning Optical Communications LLC
    Inventors: Tsung-Yi Chen, Jaspreet Singh, Peter J. Worters
  • Patent number: 10341994
    Abstract: The present disclosure generally discloses an autonomous wireless transmission mechanism. The autonomous wireless transmission mechanism may be configured to support autonomous transmissions by wireless end devices to wireless access nodes in a connectionless manner. In general, an autonomous wireless transmission by a wireless end device may include transmission of a preamble in a preamble transmission zone and autonomous transmission of a payload over one or more resource units of one or more payload transmission zones without requiring establishment of a connection between the wireless end device and the wireless access node. The autonomous wireless transmission mechanism, by obviating the need for a wireless end device to establish a connection with a wireless access node in order to transmit data to the wireless access node, also obviates a need for the wireless end device to operate in a scheduled transmission mode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia of America Corporation
    Inventors: Krishna Balachandran, Joseph H. Kang, Kemal M. Karakayali, Kiran M. Rege
  • Patent number: 10320550
    Abstract: Techniques for estimating and reporting channel quality indicator (CQI) are disclosed. Neighboring base stations may cause strong interference to one another and may be allocated different resources, e.g., different subframes. A UE may observe different levels of interference on different resources. In an aspect, the UE may determine a CQI for resources allocated to a base station and having reduced or no interference from at least one interfering base station. In another aspect, the UE may determine multiple CQI for resources of different types and associated with different interference levels. For example, the UE may determine a first CQI based on at least one first subframe allocated to the base station and having reduced or no interference from the interfering base station(s). The UE may determine a second CQI based on at least one second subframe allocated to the interfering base station(s).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Alan Barbieri, Parag Arun Agashe, Aleksandar Damnjanovic, Tingfang Ji, Tao Luo, Madhavan Srinivasan Vajapeyam, Yongbin Wei, Hao Xu, Taesang Yoo
  • Patent number: 10097413
    Abstract: Systems and methods for building a hyper-scale monitoring fabric are described. The system receives a duplicate of a first portion of traffic information from a production network as first traffic information and communicates the first traffic information in the hyper-scale monitoring fabric. The first traffic information is communicated to a controller computer that configures the hyper-scale monitoring fabric. The system receives a duplicate of a second portion of the traffic information from the production network as second traffic information. The system forwards the second traffic information to a tool farm.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Big Switch Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Shudong Zhou, Sandip Shah, Andrew Shaw
  • Patent number: 10075198
    Abstract: Radio frequency (RF) front-end circuitry and methods of operating the same are described. One apparatus includes multiple antennas and a RF front-end circuitry. The RF front-end circuitry includes a first diplexer, a second diplexer, a third diplexer, a fourth diplexer, and a switch. A first transceiver is coupled to a first antenna via the first diplexer and the second diplexer. The third receiver is coupled to the first antenna via the first diplexer. The second transceiver is selectively coupled to a second antenna via the third diplexer, the switch, and the fourth diplexer when the switch is set to the first mode in response to the control signal from a processing component. The first transceiver is selectively coupled to the second antenna via the switch and the third diplexer when the switch is set to the first mode in response to the control signal from the processing component.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Tzung-I Lee, Varadarajan Gopalakrishnan, Cheol Su Kim, In Chul Hyun
  • Patent number: 10045299
    Abstract: Various aspects related to various apparatuses, methods, and computer-readable medium are described herein. Some aspects may enable an apparatus to protect downlink (DL) communication(s). Some aspects may enable an apparatus to perform DL communication(s). Some aspects may enable an apparatus to communicate regarding uplink (UL) communication(s). Some aspects may enable an apparatus to perform operation(s) related to an allocation vector. Some aspects may enable an apparatus to perform operation(s) related to random access. Some aspects may enable an apparatus to perform UL communication(s). The written description and appended drawings provide detailed descriptions regarding these and many other aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Inventor: Ali Atefi
  • Patent number: 10044779
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses provide real-time or near real-time streaming of content, specified in one or more playlists, using transfer protocols such as an HTTP compliant protocol. In one embodiment, a method can adaptively determine a minimum overlap for an overlap in time between two streams being received concurrently in order to determine when to switch between the two streams, and the minimum overlap can be determined based on connection speed. In another embodiment, a minimum playlist duration can be set as a multiple of a target duration which specifies a maximum duration of a media file specified in a playlist. In another embodiment, a method can enforce a start point for playback at a client device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Roger Pantos, William May, Jr., David Biderman, Alan Tseng
  • Patent number: 10021573
    Abstract: A method, adapted to a communication device, for uplink transmission by using unlicensed spectrum is provided. The method includes following steps. Acquiring transmission resource based on a listen-before-talk (LBT) procedure. Sending an LBT indicator to a base station after successfully acquiring the transmission resource. Receiving a uplink resource grant from the base station. Performing uplink data transmission with the base station on the unlicensed spectrum according to the uplink resource grant.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Chie-Ming Chou, Chun-Chia Chen
  • Patent number: 10020919
    Abstract: A wireless device receives a Multi-User Request-To-Send (MU-RTS) frame, descrambles first scrambled data in the MU-RTS frame using a first scrambling sequence, generates second scrambled data using a second scrambling sequence, and transmits a Clear-to-Send (CTS) frame including the second scrambled data in response to receiving the MU-RTS frame. The second scrambling sequence is an N-bit left cyclic shift of the first scrambling sequence. Another wireless device generates first scrambled data using a first scrambling sequence and transmits an MU-RTS frame including the first scrambled data. The wireless device receives a CTS frame transmitted in response to the MU-RTS frame, and descrambles second scrambled data in the CTS frame using a second scrambling sequence. The second scrambling sequence is an N-bit left cyclic shift of the first scrambling sequence. In either device, N may be 7, and lengths of the first and second scrambling sequences may be 127 bits.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 25, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: NEWRACOM, INC.
    Inventors: Dae Won Lee, Young Hoon Kwon, Yujin Noh, Sungho Moon, Ahmad Reza Hedayat
  • Patent number: 10021576
    Abstract: In an embodiment, a device for selecting an existing transmitter site and/or a location for a transmitter site for a line of sight (LOS) radio service is provided. The device identifies a service area, and creates a building units data set for the service area where each building unit has rooftop data and a location. The device identifies a set of potential transmitter sites based on existing transmitter sites in the service area and/or a set of locations in the service area where a transmitter does not exist. The device determines whether a rooftop for each building unit is visible from each potential transmitter site and/or from each location. The device applies a statistical analysis to determine a subset of the set of potential transmitter sites and/or a subset of the set of potential locations for transmitter sites to provide LOS radio service to the service area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: CSC HOLDINGS, LLC
    Inventors: Edgar J. McLaughlin, Alan Pate, Richard J. Spanbauer, Mark Gaudino
  • Patent number: 10009863
    Abstract: In one aspect of the teachings herein, a transmitter transmits synchronization signals according to one or more defined transmission characteristics that enable a receiver to distinguish the type of transmitter and/or the type of carrier used to convey the synchronization signals. Different types of transmitters reuse at least some of the same synchronization signal sequences and generation algorithms, but use different transmission parameters to impart one or more recognizable characteristics to the transmitted synchronization signals. In turn, an appropriately configured receiver “knows” which characteristics are associated with which transmitter and/or carrier types. For example, wireless devices operating in a wireless communication network transmit device-generated synchronization signals that reuse at least some of the same sequences used by network base stations for the transmission of network synchronization signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventor: Stefano Sorrentino
  • Patent number: 9974034
    Abstract: A procedure for synchronization of re-configuration of RRC procedures between the radio base station and the UE is achieved by associating a new configuration to be used by a UE with an additional UE identity. The UE is normally identified by a first UE identity, but is informed in a re-configuration message that the UE also has the additional UE identity. The UE is identified by the additional UE identity when the new configuration is to be activated. Hence, when the radio base station detects that the UE responds to requests, which included the additional UE identity, the radio base station can conclude that the UE has activated the new configuration.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Mats Fredrik Sågfors, Magnus Johansson, George Jöngren, Magnus Stattin, Per Johan Torsner
  • Patent number: 9967821
    Abstract: A mobile communications system transmitting data to and/or receiving data from communications devices includes one or more base stations, each including a transmitter and a receiver configured to provide a wireless access interface for communicating data to/from the communications devices. The wireless access interface provides plural communications resource elements across a first frequency range and within a second frequency range within and smaller than the first frequency range. The wireless access interface includes plural time divided sub-frames, at least one of the sub-frames including a first wideband control channel in a part of each sub-frame for communicating first signalling information to one or more of the communications devices, and a second narrow band control channel in a second part of each sub-frame. The base stations are configured to transmit a sleep indication signal to one or more of the communication devices, to realize a power saving.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Matthew Webb, Yuichi Morioka
  • Patent number: 9967062
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, a method for transmitting a hybrid automatic repeat request (HARQ)-ACK in a wireless communication system, comprises the steps of: determining a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) resource for a plurality of downlink subframes using a HARQ-ACK resource offset (ARO); and transmitting HARQ-ACK from one uplink subframe via the PUCCH resource.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 8, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyukjin Chae, Suckchel Yang, Hanbyul Seo, Seungmin Lee
  • Patent number: 9955381
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus, including computer program products, are provided for steering traffic. In one aspect there is provided a method. The method may include receiving, at a user equipment, a message provided by a base station serving a radio access network, wherein the message includes an indication representative of a preference by the radio access network for traffic associated with at least one of an application, a destination domain, a service, and a traffic type; and determining whether to steer, based on the preference, the traffic to at least one of the radio access network or a wireless local area network served by a wireless local area network access point. Related apparatus, systems, methods, and articles are also described.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Jussi-Pekka Koskinen, Ilkka Antero Keskitalo, Sami Kekki, Jari Mutikainen
  • Patent number: 9949186
    Abstract: Computer readable media, methods, and apparatus for resource block identification (RBIDs) for neighbor station resource requests are disclosed. An apparatus of a station is disclosed. The apparatus may include a memory, and processing circuitry coupled to the memory. The processing circuitry may be configured to decode a neighbor report comprising one or more RBIDs from a first access point. Each RBID may indicate a frequency resource allocation to transmit one bit of information to a second access point. The processing circuitry may be further configured to respond to decoding a poll trigger from the second access point, by encoding a response to the poll trigger in accordance with the corresponding frequency resource allocation indicated by one of the one or more RBIDs. The processing circuitry may be further configured to configure the station to transmit the response to the second access point in accordance orthogonal frequency division multiple access (OFDMA).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Laurent Cariou, Chittabrata Ghosh, Yaron Alpert
  • Patent number: 9936419
    Abstract: The present invention refers to methods and network nodes transmitting data in a radio communications system. In particular, the present invention refers to a method including the steps of receiving a portion of a data unit; and starting a processing of the portion of the data unit prior to receiving remaining portions of the data unit, and to a network node configured for executing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Bernhard Raaf, Esa Tapani Tiirola, Frank Frederiksen
  • Patent number: 9929899
    Abstract: A blockage is detected at a first link based on a delay and/or stoppage of transmission of a data message along the first link between first and second nodes of a plurality of nodes of a fabric. A snapshot message is sent along at least a second link between the first and second nodes in response to the blockage being detected. The second node may capture a fabric state at the second node in response to receiving the snapshot message, before a corrective action occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Hewlett Packard Enterprises Development LP
    Inventors: Michael Kontz, Derek Alan Sherlock
  • Patent number: 9930586
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a method and an apparatus for enhancing measurement in a wireless communication system. The method includes: obtaining, according to a measurement period or triggered by an event, a measurement amount, where the measurement amount includes a ratio of a valid signal based on a reference signal to a non-valid signal based on the reference signal measured based on the reference signal; reporting the measurement amount to a base station; or performing cell selection or cell reselection according to the measurement amount.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 27, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dengkun Xiao, Jing Han, Anjian Li, Yuan He, Tong Wu, Jie Cui, Liji Wu
  • Patent number: 9924397
    Abstract: Generally discussed herein are systems and apparatuses arranged to perform a Time-of-Flight (ToF) or Round Trip Time measurement. The disclosure also includes techniques of making and using the systems and apparatuses. According to an example a station (STA) can be arranged to perform a Time-of-Flight (ToF) measurement, the STA can include a transceiver arranged to transmit a hard constraint indicating a time window in which the STA is unavailable for performing the ToF measurement, and receive an action frame of the ToF measurement from another STA at a time that is outside the time window.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2013
    Date of Patent: March 20, 2018
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Jonathan Segev, Adrian P Stephens