Patents Examined by James P Duffy
  • Patent number: 10382178
    Abstract: A reference signal multiplexing method for multiple mobile stations includes: grouping together control signals for the multiple mobile stations; and multiplexing reference signals corresponding to the control signals by CDM over the same bandwidth as that of grouped control signals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 13, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Takamichi Inoue, Yoshikazu Kakura
  • Patent number: 10375752
    Abstract: Provided are embodiments of a mobile communication terminal with a data generation unit arranged for generating a data stream, a data serialization unit arranged for segmenting the data stream into at least two distinct data packets, and a channel broker unit. The channel broker unit is connected to the serialization unit to receive the at least two data packets and to select for each of the data packets a bearer channel out of at least two different bearer channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 6, 2019
    Assignee: innogy Innovation GmbH
    Inventors: Hans-Martin Hellebrand, Andreas Berger, Stefan Padberg
  • Patent number: 10367544
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses are provided for searching for a cell by a communication processor (CP) of a wireless terminal having a plurality of antennas. One of the plurality of antennas is selected based on whether a secondary antenna is in a driving state and whether a finger of a rake receiver has been allocated. The plurality of antennas includes a primary antenna and the secondary antenna. A cell search is performed through the selected one of the plurality of antennas.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Dae-Cheol Kwon, Jong-Han Kim, Jae-Hyung Lee
  • Patent number: 10356698
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method and an apparatus enabling a terminal to obtain information required for a wireless LAN AP search from a cellular base station in order to use a wireless LAN service, and to access a wireless LAN AP having a low network load in a short time. The communication method of a terminal according to one embodiment of the present invention may comprise the steps of: switching a channel to an AP scanning channel, which is a channel for searching for a wireless LAN AP between the terminal and the wireless LAN AP; transmitting a wireless LAN AP search signal from the AP scanning channel; receiving, from the wireless LAN AP, a wireless LAN AP response signal, transmitted after an offset time set in accordance with the load state of the wireless LAN AP; and switching the channel to a data transmitting and receiving channel for data communications with the wireless LAN AP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Jinsung Lee, Hakyung Jung, Jungshin Park
  • Patent number: 10333663
    Abstract: When a terminal aggregates three downlink carriers by using the carrier aggregation (CA) of the LTE-A technology and transmits an uplink signal on two uplink carriers while aggregating two uplink carriers, a harmonic component and an intermodulation distortion (IMD) component are generated, thereby influencing a downlink band of the terminal itself. Therefore, the present specification presents a scheme therefor.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Suhwan Lim, Yoonoh Yang, Sangwook Lee, Manyoung Jung, Jinyup Hwang
  • Patent number: 10334424
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention disclose a discovery resource time-frequency hopping method and a terminal, where the terminal includes: a resource determining unit, configured to determine a real discovery resource in a real discovery resource pool; a frequency-domain expansion unit, configured to: perform frequency-domain virtual expansion on the real discovery resource pool according to a frequency division multiplexing factor value, and determine a virtual discovery resource in a virtual discovery resource pool corresponding to the real discovery resource pool; a time-frequency hopping unit, configured to perform, according to a time-frequency hopping solution, virtual time-frequency hopping on a correspondence between the terminal and the determined virtual discovery resource in the virtual discovery resource pool; and a signal sending unit, configured to send a discovery signal by using a real discovery resource that corresponds to a virtual discovery resource which is occupied after the virtual ti
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Qizhi Zhang
  • Patent number: 10313942
    Abstract: One disclosure of the present specification provides a method by which a network entity, which controls a control plane, determines whether to offload traffic of a user equipment (UE) to a wireless local area network (WLAN). The method can comprise a step of acquiring subscriber information on the UE from a subscriber information server, wherein the subscriber information can include a WLAN offloadability indication for a specific packet data network (PDN) connection. The method can comprise the steps of: determining WLAN offloadability for the specific PDN connection on the basis of the WLAN offloadability indication and configuration information; transmitting the WLAN offloadability indication to network nodes according to the determination; and transmitting the WLAN offloadability indication to the UE according to the determination.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Hyunsook Kim, Laeyoung Kim, Jinsook Ryu, Jaehyun Kim, Taehun Kim, Myungjune Youn
  • Patent number: 10313903
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for measurement by a terminal and a base station in a wireless communication system supporting carrier aggregation are provided. The method for measurement by the terminal includes receiving, from a base station, a measurement interval for a secondary cell in a deactivated state, acquiring a measurement period based on the measurement interval, and measuring a signal of the secondary cell in the deactivated state, based on the measurement period. The measurement period is acquired by multiplying the measurement interval by a predefined value greater than 1.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 4, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Soeng-Hun Kim
  • Patent number: 10298305
    Abstract: Embodiments of the present invention provide a channel state information (CSI) feedback method and apparatus, user equipment, and a base station. The method, performed by a user equipment device, includes: pre-synchronizing, between the user equipment device and a base station, a basis matrix that includes sparsity of CSI in a frequency domain and a space domain; receiving pilot information from the base station; determining, according to the pilot information, a CSI information matrix that includes information about the frequency domain and the space domain of CSI; determining the data by using the CSI information matrix; and feeding back the data to the base station, so that the base station restores the corresponding CSI information from the data by using the basis matrix.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Kin Nang Lau, Xiongbin Rao, Rongdao Yu
  • Patent number: 10299181
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a 5G or pre-5G communication system that is provided so as to support higher data transmission rates after 4G communication systems such as LTE. In addition, the present disclosure relates to a method and an apparatus for configuring a disconnected TCP connection in a communication system, and a handover support method and apparatus therefor. The method for a TCP proxy configuring a TCP connection in a communication system according to the present disclosure comprises the steps of: configuring a tunnel for receiving/transmitting data with a base station; and according to a TCP connection request by a terminal, configuring a first TCP connection between the terminal and the TCP proxy, and configuring a second TCP connection between the TCP proxy and a service server of an IP network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Han-Na Lim, Jung-Shin Park, Joo-Hyung Lee, Jin-Sung Lee, Hyung-Ho Lee
  • Patent number: 10292062
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for allocating resources of a cell served by a base station among a plurality of operators sharing the cell resources are disclosed. One embodiment is a method including receiving from a central node serving at least the base station, a resource allocation request instructing the base station to reallocate the cell resources among the plurality of operators. The method further includes allocating cell resources among the plurality of operators according to the resource allocation request received from the central node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Angelo Centonza, Mats Buchmayer, Icaro L. J. DaSilva
  • Patent number: 10270564
    Abstract: A system and method for transmitting data is provided. An embodiment comprises a dynamic determination of ARQ and HARQ protocols in order to achieve a wider range of Quality of Service guarantees. The ARQ and HARQ protocols can be selected base on Quality of Service requirements of packets and the capabilities of the piece of user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Petar Djukic, Jianglei Ma
  • Patent number: 10271257
    Abstract: Methods and systems for Coordinated Multipoint (CoMP) handover in a wireless communication network are disclosed. In an embodiment, the method includes detecting a User Equipment (UE) handover trigger based on an aggregate throughput for each Data Radio Bearers (DRBs) in each CoMP link between the UE and each Neighboring Base Stations (NBS) in a set of NBSs, the UE being in communication with a Serving Base Station (SBS) and each NBS in the set of NBSs through a set of active CoMP links; ranking each NBS based on handover potential of each NBS in the set of NBSs; and selecting a target NBS from the set of NBSs for UE handover based on the ranking and UE support capability information associated with each NBS, wherein a subset of the set of active CoMP links is migrated to the target NBS during the UE handover.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: WIPRO LIMITED
    Inventors: Avijit Manna, Saptarshi Chaudhuri, Shyam Sundar Pal
  • Patent number: 10270892
    Abstract: A cellular station including a wireless transceiver and a controller is provided. The wireless transceiver performs wireless transmission and reception to and from a mobile communication device. The controller receives an RRC (Radio Resource Control) Connection Setup Complete message including CIoT data from the mobile communication device via the wireless transceiver, buffers the CIoT data and inquires a Mobility Management Entity (MME) about information of a Serving Gateway (S-GW) in response to receiving the RRC Connection Setup Complete message, and sends the CIoT data to the S-GW according to the inquired information of the S-GW.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Pei-Jung Chen
  • Patent number: 10256850
    Abstract: Architectures and methods related to improved isolation for diplexer paths. In some embodiments, an architecture for routing radio-frequency (RF) signals can include an input node and an output node, and a distributed network of signal paths implemented between the input node and the output node. The distributed network of signal paths can include a first path having N switches including a selected switch, with the quantity N being an integer greater than 2. The first path can be capable of routing a first RF signal between the input node and the output node when enabled. The distributed network of signal paths can further include a second path capable of routing a second RF signal between the input node and the output node, with the second path including the selected switch. The second path can include a plurality of open switches when disabled and the first path is enabled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Skyworks Solutions, Inc.
    Inventor: Stephane Richard Marie Wloczysiak
  • Patent number: 10256875
    Abstract: Certain aspects of the present disclosure relate to techniques and apparatus for improving power efficiency of a wireless device. The techniques may generally include determining a modulation scheme and transmit direction for transmission of a signal using a plurality of antennas, and controlling, separately, at least one amplifier for each of the plurality of antennas, based on the determined transmit direction and modulation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Amichai Sanderovich, Moran Horesh
  • Patent number: 10257093
    Abstract: An information processing device includes: a first analyzing unit which estimates whether or not a protocol related to a communication flow is a first protocol set in advance by analyzing, each time data is received, the data in accordance with characteristics of the first protocol; and a second analyzing unit which estimates whether or not the protocol related to the communication flow is a second protocol set in advance by analyzing, each time data belonging to the communication flow is received, the data in accordance with characteristics of the second protocol regardless of a result of analysis by the first analyzing unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: PFU LIMITED
    Inventors: Takashi Kobayashi, Kazuhiro Koide, Seigo Terada
  • Patent number: 10250364
    Abstract: An aspect of this invention is a definition of a set of reused channel state information reference signal (CSI-RS) resources among transmission points, which can be lower power nodes, for intra-cell coordinated multi-point (CoMP) operation. Separate CSI-RS resources are defined for each transmission point for sporadic separate measurements to be made by user equipment. The sporadic measurements may be implemented with low additional overhead, and are used for generating potentially simplified CSI feedback to an evolved NodeB that enables adapting shared channel reuse and also potentially making related channel quality indicator (CQI) compensation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2011
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Corporation
    Inventors: Cássio Barboza Ribeiro, Pekka Markus Nikolai Janis, Klaus Hugl
  • Patent number: 10251192
    Abstract: The present disclosure provides a scheduling assignment indicating method and device-to-device (D2D)-enabled wireless device. The method is used by D2D-enabled wireless devices communicating with each other via multiple SA periods, each of which including a SA pool and a data pool, wherein the SA pool is used for transmitting SA for assigning data resource of the data pools, the method comprising: selecting SA resources in SA pools of more SA periods to transmit SA to assign the same data resource for the D2D-enabled wireless device. The SA indicating method and D2D-enabled wireless device according to the present disclosure can increase the capacity of the SA pools, avoid SA and/or data transmission collisions, and increase the robustness of the SA transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Panasonic Intellectual Property Corporation of America
    Inventors: Lilei Wang, Hidetoshi Suzuki, Masayuki Hoshino, Alexander Golitschek Edler Von Elbwart
  • Patent number: 10251143
    Abstract: A first and a second wireless device and a respective method performed thereby for enabling D2D communication there between are provided. The method performed by the first wireless device comprises obtaining a timing reference and a time offset, from a wireless network; and transmitting, to the at least one second wireless device, an SA in accordance with the obtained timing reference, the SA comprising the time offset. The method further comprises transmitting data, to the at least one second wireless device, in accordance with an uplink timing, wherein the uplink timing is based on the time offset and the timing reference; and when there is an updated time offset, receiving the updated time offset from the wireless communication network, and transmitting the updated time offset to the second wireless device using a Medium Access Control, MAC, Control Element, CE, of a data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 4, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (Publ)
    Inventors: Stefano Sorrentino, Qianxi Lu, Qingyu Miao, Iana Siomina, Stefan Wänstedt, Zhenshan Zhao