Patents Examined by James P Duffy
  • Patent number: 10728165
    Abstract: A buffer control apparatus includes an input unit, a buffer unit, a same ID determination unit, an overwriting unit, a storage unit, and an output unit. When a same ID as an ID contained in a message accepted at the input unit is present in messages stored in the buffer unit, the overwriting unit overwrites at least data in a message containing the same ID with data contained in the message accepted at the input unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: DENSO CORPORATION
    Inventors: Koichiro Yokoyama, Shuichi Nitta
  • Patent number: 10708740
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a communication method and system for converging a 5th-Generation (5G) communication system for supporting higher data rates beyond a 4th-Generation (4G) system with a technology for Internet of Things (IoT). The present disclosure may be applied to intelligent services based on the 5G communication technology and the IoT-related technology, such as smart home, smart building, smart city, smart car, connected car, health care, digital education, smart retail, security and safety services. A signal measurement method for a terminal is provided. The signal measurement method includes receiving a signal measurement indication for high-speed movement from a base station, and measuring a signal from a first cell using a measurement scheme designed for high-speed movement based on the signal measurement indication, wherein the first cell is a primary cell (PCell).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2020
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jaehyuk Jang, Soenghun Kim, Seungri Jin
  • Patent number: 10701156
    Abstract: A method for transmitting data using an Ethernet AVB transport protocol between nodes of a motor vehicle includes: reserving resources necessary for the transmission of the data by reservation messages from a dedicated protocol; setting flow of data from a node to a particular transmission rate and/or data rate; transmitting data at cyclic intervals via an Ethernet-based network by inputting the data into a transmission frame and forwarding to local transmitters; deactivating the local transmitters and receivers of a node in non-use periods, in which no data need to be transmitted; activating again the local transmitters and receivers of a node provided that data are pending transmission in a transmission frame, wherein the local transmitters and receivers are available for transmission following an activation time; and activating the local transmitters and/or receivers of the nodes based on a reservation message and a setting of the transmission rate and/or data rate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 8, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Continental Automotive GmbH
    Inventors: Norbert Balbierer, Josef Nöbauer, Helge Zinner
  • Patent number: 10700791
    Abstract: Techniques for communicating configuration information with remote devices using ultrasonic audio are disclosed. In an example, provisioning and device onboarding operations are initiated by a configuration computing device to a plurality of configurable devices, through operations that encode configuration data into an ultrasonic audio signal (e.g., emitted at 18 kHz or greater) and broadcast this ultrasonic audio signal with a speaker. The respective configurable devices may then perform operations to receive the ultrasonic audio signal with a microphone, decode the configuration data from the ultrasonic audio signal, and configure settings based on the configuration data. This configuration data may include network connection information to onboard the respective configurable devices to connection with a wireless local area network (e.g., a Wi-Fi network).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Yamin S. Al-Mousa, Assaf Mevorach, Vijay Sarathi Kesavan
  • Patent number: 10681537
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and a device for allocating an address of a terminal for transreceiving in a wireless communication system. According to the present invention, provided are the method and the device for: transmitting a first request message requesting context information of a terminal to a home subscriber server (HSS); receiving a first reply message including the context information from the HSS; transmitting a second request message requesting a session configuration for transreceiving data of the terminal to a gateway; and receiving from the gateway a second reply message including a session identifier indicating a session configured in response to the second request message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Heejeong Cho, Jiwon Kang, Heejin Kim, Ilmu Byun, Hyunjin Shim, Genebeck Hahn
  • Patent number: 10673491
    Abstract: An illustrative embodiment disclosed herein is a method, by a satellite, including sending a downlink signal to a first endpoint and a second endpoint at a first time and receiving a first uplink signal from the first endpoint at a second time. The second time is based on a first delay value calculated by the first endpoint. The method further includes receiving a second uplink signal from the second endpoint at a third time. The third time is based on a second delay value calculated by the second endpoint. The method further includes calculating the first delay value and the second delay value based on one or more identifiers of the first endpoint and the second endpoint, respectively, and an algorithm and determining a first distance between the satellite and the first endpoint and a second distance between the satellite and the second endpoint.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2020
    Assignee: TOTUM LABS, INC.
    Inventors: Theodore Jon Myers, Matthew Zacchariah Hughes
  • Patent number: 10651878
    Abstract: A broadcast receiver for processing of a broadcast signal, and a method for processing a broadcast signal by a broadcast receiver. The broadcast receiver includes: a receiver unit that is set up to receive the broadcast signal and convert the received broadcast signal into a digital data signal; a bandwidth filter unit that is set up to filter the data signal with a variable filtering bandwidth; a demodulation unit that is set up to demodulate the filtered data signal; a signal content analysis unit that is set up to determine a signal content of the demodulated data signal; a signal quality analysis unit that is set up to determine a signal quality of the data signal; and a bandwidth regulation unit that is set up to regulate the filtering bandwidth depending on the signal content and the signal quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: PREH CAR CONNECT GMBH
    Inventor: Volker Gnann
  • Patent number: 10644788
    Abstract: A method is provided for dynamically allocating the radio resources of a satellite and a very high throughput satellite system configured to implement this method. The method of allocation is executed by a piece of ground equipment called a Radio Resource Manager. The method of allocation according to the invention, allocates dynamically in time frequency resources to each spot of the multibeam coverage in accord with the conditions of propagation of the radio signals (in particular the attenuations due to bad weather) prevailing in the spots, with the current and future spot data traffic profile, with the level of interference generated in the neighbouring beams. The method preferentially applies in respect of downgoing forward links, that is to say from the satellite to the user terminals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 21, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: THALES
    Inventor: Jean-Didier Gayrard
  • Patent number: 10645132
    Abstract: In some examples, a method includes receiving, by a first ingress network device for a network, a source tree join route message from an egress network device for the network, specifying a multicast source and a multicast group, and in response to receiving the source tree join route message, determining, by the ingress network device, whether the multicast source is multi-homed to the network via the first ingress network device and a second ingress network device for the network. The method includes, in response to determining that the multicast source is not multi-homed, forwarding traffic for the multicast source on an inclusive provider tunnel without initiating setup of a selective provider tunnel to the egress network device, and in response to determining that the multicast source is multi-homed, initiating setup of a selective provider tunnel to the egress network device and terminating forwarding multicast traffic on the inclusive provider tunnel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert W. Kebler, Vikram Nagarajan, Sunil Kumar, Sanoj Kadavil Vivekanandan
  • Patent number: 10624150
    Abstract: An RRC connection resume method of a wireless communication system is provided. An RRC suspend message is received by a UE from a first base station. An RRC resume procedure is performed by the UE with a second base station in response to the RRC suspend message. An RRC resume response is received by the UE from the second base station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 14, 2020
    Assignee: FG Innovation Company Limited
    Inventors: Yung-Lan Tseng, Mei-Ju Shih, Chie-Ming Chou, Chia-Hung Wei
  • Patent number: 10609606
    Abstract: A method, system and computer program product for controlling the delivery of voice communications. A profile is created for the user of a mobile device that specifies the thresholds for switching between a cellular network and a wireless network to conduct voice communications as well as stores a list of contacts and associated security levels. If the signal strength of the cellular radio signal is below a threshold, then the mobile device detects one or more wireless networks that are in the area of the user of the mobile device. The profile of the user of the mobile device is then checked to determine if the mobile device is authorized to switch to one of the detected wireless networks to deliver voice communications based on a security level associated with the party communicating with the user. In this manner, the user is able to control the delivery of voice communications.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 31, 2020
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Darryl M. Adderly, Jonathan W. Jackson, Ajit Jariwala, Eric B. Libow
  • Patent number: 10588055
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus related to wireless communication, for example, methods and apparatus for network mode selection are described. In aspects, a method of wireless communication may include determining, by a user equipment (UE) while coupled to a first network using a first RAT, operation in a cellular data off mode, and determining whether to initiate selection or reselection to a second network using a second RAT based on a RAT power consumption data table. Numerous other aspects are provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 10, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ravi Teja Mandavilli, Prathviraj Shetty, Vitesh Kempanna Nataraj, Pavan Kumar Patted, Sravan Kumar Reddy Achamola, Kiran Koona
  • Patent number: 10574486
    Abstract: A channel measurement method in a wireless communication system and an apparatus therefor are disclosed. Specifically, a method for measuring a channel by a terminal in the wireless communication system may comprise the steps of: receiving, from a base station, a reference signal on part of antenna ports within a two-dimensional antenna port array; measuring channels for the part of antenna ports on the basis of the reference signal received from the base station; and reconstructing a channel for an antenna port which is not used for transmission of the reference signal within the two-dimensional antenna port array, using the channel measurement result, to reconstruct channels for all antenna ports within the two-dimensional antenna port array.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 3, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Haewook Park, Jonghyun Park, Kijun Kim
  • Patent number: 10575318
    Abstract: User equipment may send a channel allocation request (hereinafter referred to as a first channel allocation request) to a network for transmission of data. When the transmission of data has backed off, the user equipment may send a channel allocation request (hereinafter referred to as a second channel allocation request) again for the transmission of data. At this time, the second channel allocation request may be transmitted to the network together with a priority raise request if a remaining timeframe Tremain of an upper timeframe T is smaller than a certain guard time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 25, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sangmin Park, Sungduck Chun, Jinsook Ryu, Laeyoung Kim, Taehun Kim
  • Patent number: 10567914
    Abstract: In a general aspect, a method for determining a location of motion detected by wireless communication devices in a wireless communication network includes obtaining a set of motion indicator values associated with a prior time frame. The method also includes generating a prior probability vector based on the set of motion indicator values and comprising values for wireless communication devices connected to the wireless communication network during the prior time frame. The method additionally includes selecting the prior probability vector or one of a plurality of initialization probability vectors based on the set of motion indicator values, a configuration of the wireless communication network, or both. The method further includes using the selected probability vector and a set of motion indicators associated a second, subsequent time frame to identify a location associated with motion that occurred during the subsequent time frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cognitive Systems Corp.
    Inventors: Mohammad Omer, Stephen Arnold Devison, Oleksiy Kravets
  • Patent number: 10568092
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communication are described for improved scheduling and/or scheduling configuration. A base station may receive, from a user equipment (UE), an indication of one or more UE capabilities. The base station may determine, based on the one or more UE capabilities, when a grant to be transmitted is usable by the UE. The base station may transmit the grant to the UE, the grant including an assignment of resources based on when the grant is usable. In some examples, a UE may identify one or more UE capabilities in association with different grant characteristics and transmit, to a base station, an indication of the one or more UE capabilities. The UE may receive, from the base station, a grant having one of the different grant characteristics and including an assignment of resources, the assignment of resources based on the one or more UE capabilities.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Sony Akkarakaran, Wanshi Chen, Tao Luo, Hao Xu, Peter Gaal
  • Patent number: 10568160
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a method implemented on an access point of a wireless communication system includes: determining an estimate for a relative velocity between a mobile wireless client device and the access point, the mobile wireless client device communicating wirelessly with the access point over a channel; determining a channel coherence time for the channel using said estimated relative velocity; and determining a maximum aggregated frame size based on the determined channel coherence time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 22, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 18, 2020
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Evgeny Yankevich, Paul Stager, Matt Silverman
  • Patent number: 10560897
    Abstract: A method and user equipment for transmission slot blank. The method includes, at the user equipment (“UE”), establishing a voice call, determining whether the voice call currently comprises a silence period, blanking at least two slots of a control frame according to a predetermined pattern, wherein the predetermined pattern includes at least one slot that is not blanked between the at least two slots that are blanked, and transmitting the control frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 30, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Jia Tang, Zhu Ji, Yu-Lin Wang, Wei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10554570
    Abstract: Provided are a method and device for implementing QoS in an OpenFlow network. The method includes that: for a packet entering an OpenFlow switch, when a flow table is successfully matched, an instruction which is used for calling a scheduler and adding the packet into a specified queue in the scheduler is executed; and under the triggering of the instruction, queue scheduling is managed by using the scheduler. By using the technical means provided by the disclosure, the technical problem in related art that the OpenFlow switch cannot implement Hierarchical QoS (HQoS) is solved, so that the OpenFlow switch may implement both single-layer QoS and HQoS.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 4, 2020
    Assignee: XI'AN Zhongxing New Software Co., LTD.
    Inventors: Min Xiao, Bo Wu, Junhui Zhang
  • Patent number: 10536875
    Abstract: A system for optimizing network traffic is described. The system includes a primary appliance having a first handoff engine in an active state. The primary appliance is configured to receive from a first switch one of first data or a copy of first data to be provided to a second switch. The system also includes a secondary appliance having a second handoff engine in a passive state, where the secondary appliance is configured to receive from the first switch the other of the first data or the copy of the first data. The second handoff engine is configured to monitor state data provided by the first handoff engine, determine a condition of the first handoff engine using the state data and the other of the first data or the copy of first data, and based on the determination, provide instructions for the secondary appliance to provide the other of the first data or the copy of the first data to the second switch.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 14, 2020
    Assignee: CITRIX SYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Praveen Raja Dhanabalan, Chaitra Maraliga Ramaiah