Patents Examined by Jeffrey M Rutkowski
  • Patent number: 11153888
    Abstract: Disclosed in the present application is a method for a user equipment to select a carrier for performing sidelink communication in a multi-carrier communication system. The method comprises: a step of measuring, for each of a plurality of carriers, a channel busy ratio (CBR), which is the ratio between the entire resources of the carrier and a resource thereof pre-used during a predetermined time period, and a channel occupancy ratio (CR), which indicates the amount of a resource used by a user equipment on the carrier during the predetermined time period; a step of setting up, for the each of the plurality of carriers, a selectable carrier aggregation on the basis of a difference value between a CR limit value of each carrier and the measured CR thereof; and a step of performing sidelink communication by means of the carrier, of the carrier aggregation, which has the minimum measured CBR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Hyukjin Chae, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 11153861
    Abstract: Systems and methods for multi-stage downlink control information transmission in a manner that supports existing polar codes are provided. In some embodiments, a method of operation of a radio access node in a cellular communications network to transmit multi-stage downlink control information comprises transmitting a first part of a multi-stage downlink control information in a first Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing (OFDM) symbol and transmitting a second part of the multi-stage downlink control information in a second OFDM symbol that is subsequent to the first OFDM symbol. Cyclic Redundancy Check (CRC) bits are attached to the first part of the multi-stage downlink control information and/or CRC bits are attached to the second part of the multi-stage downlink control information. In some embodiments, the first part and/or the second part of the multi-stage downlink control information is encoded using a polar encoder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 19, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Dennis Hui, Yufei Blankenship
  • Patent number: 11146414
    Abstract: An apparatus and method to automatically determine the location of unknown media devices is disclosed. An example apparatus includes a media device detector to detect an unknown media device identified in monitoring data collected by an audience measurement device at a location determined to have an “on” status, a media transmission detector to detect a media transmission associated with a device address and an association storer to store an association of the device address, the unknown media device and the location. A probability determiner determines a probability that the unknown media device is located at the location.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Inventors: Mark Cave, Joseph Kerkes
  • Patent number: 11146435
    Abstract: Technology for a user equipment (UE) configured for communication of sounding reference signal (SRS) resources is disclosed. The UE can decode a radio resource control (RRC) signal indicating an SRS to transmit with a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH), wherein the PUCCH and the SRS are quasi co located (QCLed) based on a spatial received parameter. The UE can encode an SRS for transmission using the spatial received parameter. The UE can encode uplink control information (UCI) for transmission in the PUCCH using the spatial received parameter. The UE can have a memory interface configured to send to a memory the spatial received parameter.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: APPLE INC.
    Inventors: Gang Xiong, Alexei Davydov, Alexey Khoryaev, Mikhail S. Shilov, Seung Hee Han, Yushu Zhang, Joonyoung Cho
  • Patent number: 11147112
    Abstract: An aspect of the present disclosure includes methods, systems, and computer-readable media for establishing, at a first UE, a network connection with a first BS of a first communication network, transmitting a scheduling request for communication resources in a second communication network by tunneling to a second BS of the second communication network through the first BS of the first communication network, receiving from the first BS via the network connection, in response to the scheduling request, information for configuring the first UE for communicating with a second UE, configuring the first UE using the received information, and transmitting, directly, a message to the second UE using the communication resources in the second communication network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 12, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Hong Cheng, Sudhir Kumar Baghel, Zhibin Wu, Michaela Vanderveen, Junyi Li, Kapil Gulati
  • Patent number: 11140609
    Abstract: A communications device configured to transmit signals representing data to one or more in-coverage communications devices forming with the communications device a group, one of the in-coverage communications devices acting as an active relay node for the communications device, so that the in-coverage communications device can transmit signals representing the data to the infrastructure equipment of the mobile communications network, and to receive signals representing the data from the in-coverage communications device acting as the active relay node. The signals transmitted to the in-coverage communications device are received according to a device-to-device communications protocol, wherein the signals transmitted by the communications device or received by the communications device include an identifier which identifies the signals to the in-coverage communications device. One of the other in-coverage communications device can be selected by the infrastructure equipment to act as the active relay node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Brian Alexander Martin, Hideji Wakabayashi, Shinichiro Tsuda
  • Patent number: 11140020
    Abstract: At a computing service, an indication of associations of a set of network interfaces with a gateway is obtained. Individual ones of the interfaces are configured in respective availability-based resource groups. In response to detecting that a message originates at a resource within a particular availability-based resource group, a network interface of the set is selected based at least partly on the source of availability-based resource group, and the message is transmitted to a network address assigned to the selected interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 1, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Behdad Baniani, Bashuman Deb, Colm Gearóid MacCárthaigh
  • Patent number: 11140605
    Abstract: A cell access method and apparatus, and a device. The method includes: obtaining a movement speed of a terminal; determining a signal strength offset value based on the movement speed; obtaining signal strength of a serving cell and signal strength of at least one neighboring cell, where the serving cell is a cell on which the terminal currently camps, and the neighboring cell is a cell in which the terminal can receive a signal; determining whether a sum of signal strength of a first neighboring cell in the at least one neighboring cell and the offset value is greater than or equal to a preset threshold; and if the sum of the signal strength of the first neighboring cell and the offset value is greater than or equal to the preset threshold, accessing, by the terminal, the first neighboring cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Honor Device Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Shen, Huiping Qi, Yuanfeng Chen, Pengfei Feng, Nengfu Tang, Zixiang Xu
  • Patent number: 11139862
    Abstract: A method and an apparatus indicate and identify a ZP-CSI-RS configuration. The method for identifying includes identifying a DCI format and the ZP-CSI-RS configuration in response to receiving one or more control messages where a first set of ZP-CSI-RS configuration or configurations are configured to be used for DCI Format 1A and a second set of ZP-CSI-RS configuration or configurations are configured to be used for DCI Format 2D or 2C. The method also includes identifying a PDSCH rate matching based on the identified ZP-CSI-RS configuration. The method for indicating includes transmitting a dynamic signaling control message comprising an indication of a DCI format. The method also includes transmitting transmit a higher layer signaling control message comprising an indication of the ZP-CSI-RS configuration or configurations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Krishna Sayana, Boon Loong Ng, Young-Han Nam, Himke van der Velde, Gerardus Johannes Petrus van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 11140062
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and devices for wireless communications are described. A user may select a cable modem (CM) at a graphical user interface (GUI) of a network device for testing. The network device may receive the indication of a selected query from GUI and transmit the selected query to the CM. The network device may receive a response message from the CM and compare the response message to an expected response message. The network device may generate a report indicating a status of the CM based on the comparing. The status of the CM may relate to a compliance of the CM to a standard. Additionally or alternatively, the status of the CM may indicate a performance level of the CM.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2019
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Cable Television Laboratories, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason W. Rupe, Curtis D. Knittle, Jingjie Zhu, John Phillips
  • Patent number: 11134383
    Abstract: An IoT sensor authentication method includes receiving in an IoT gateway or another IoT sensor, a packet of data from a sensor over a wireless computer communications network, placing the packet of data into quarantine in memory of the IoT gateway and offloading authentication of the sensor to an authentication processor executing in a separate process address space in the IoT gateway. Thereafter, an authentication result is received from the authentication processor and, responsive to the authentication result indicating successfully authentication of the sensor, the packet is released from quarantine, a sensor value extracted from the packet of data and the sensor value transmitted to a sensor monitor. But, responsive to the authentication result indicating a failure to authenticate the sensor, the packet of data is discarded and removed from quarantine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: INLECOM SYSTEMS LIMITED
    Inventors: Konstantinos Loupos, Gerasimos Kouloumpis, Alexander Papageorgiou, Takis Katsoulakos, Patrick J. O'Sullivan
  • Patent number: 11134492
    Abstract: A method of a user equipment (UE) for a beam failure recovery procedure in a wireless communication system is provided. The method comprises receiving, from a base station (BS), at least one beam failure detection reference signal (RS) and at least one new candidate beam RS over a downlink channel; identifying a set of RS resources including an index for the at least one beam failure detection RS; identifying a set of RS resources including an index for the at least one new candidate beam RS; identifying a dedicated control-resource set (CORESET) received from the BS for a beam failure recovery request; transmitting, to the BS, the beam failure recovery request associated with a quality measurement of the at least one beam failure detection RS over a physical random access channel (PRACH); and receiving, from the BS, a beam failure response in response to the beam failure recovery request based on the dedicated CORESET indicated to the UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Li Guo, Md. Saifur Rahman, Eko Onggosanusi
  • Patent number: 11134479
    Abstract: When a terminal device receives a MAC CE indicating activation of a second cell in subframe n and an action of monitoring a PDCCH for a first cell is not applied in subframe n+8, an action related to CSI reporting for the second cell on a PUCCH is applied in a subframe that is no earlier than subframe n+8 and in which an action of monitoring the PDCCH for the first cell is applied. When the terminal device receives the MAC CE indicating activation of the second cell in subframe n, the action related to the CSI reporting for the second cell on the PUCCH is applied in subframe n+8, irrespective of whether the action of monitoring the PDCCH for the first cell is applied in subframe n+8.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shoichi Suzuki, Tatsushi Aiba, Kazunari Yokomakura, Hiroki Takahashi, Wataru Ouchi, Naoki Kusashima
  • Patent number: 11131743
    Abstract: Disclosed embodiments facilitate wireless channel calibration, including ranging and direction finding, between wirelessly networked devices. In some embodiments. a method on a first station (STA) may comprise: transmitting a first NDPA frame to one or more second stations (STAs), the first NDPA frame comprising a first bit indicating that one or more subsequent frames comprise ranging or angular information; and transmitting, after a Short Interval Frame Space (SIFS) time interval, a second frame. The second frame may be one of: a Null Data Packet az (NDP_az) frame with information about a time of transmission of the NDP_az frame, or a Null Data Packet (NDP) frame, or a Beam Refinement Protocol (BRP) frame. The first NDPA frame may be unicast, multicast, or broadcast.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 23, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 28, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Carlos Horacio Aldana, Jeff Smith, Xiaoxin Zhang, Chia-Hui Lin, Yen-Feng Lee, Ravi Gidvani, Alecsander Eitan, Rahul Malik
  • Patent number: 11128410
    Abstract: Embodiments disclosed are directed to methods for scheduling packets. According to example embodiments the method includes receiving, using a first layer in a communication protocol, a first request from a second layer in the communication protocol. The first request indicates to the first layer to output a data stream that includes a first location for the second layer to include a first control packet. The first layer is at a higher level of abstraction than the second layer. The method further includes transmitting, using the first layer, a first response to the second layer. The first response is based on the first request, and the first response identifies the first location in the data stream and a time of occurrence of the first location in the data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 18, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: Cadence Design Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chetan Paragaonkar, Gopi Krishnamurthy, Anish Mathew, Raveendra Pai Gopalakrishna, Anujan Varma
  • Patent number: 11128993
    Abstract: A method of transmitting an electronic message may include identifying a first bit in a data message to be transmitted. The first bit may have a binary value. The method may also include transmitting, in response to the identifying, a first signal corresponding to the binary value over a second message channel. The method may also include transmitting, in response to the identifying, a second signal corresponding to the inverse of the binary value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation
    Inventors: Franz Friedrich Liebinger Portela, Pablo Francisco Barquero Garro, Ricardo Golcher Ugalde, Meller Javier Perez Nunez
  • Patent number: 11128398
    Abstract: A method and system are disclosed for blind decoding of Bluetooth packets. According to one aspect, a method of decoding packets includes detecting a packet using blind LAP detection. The method also includes estimating a duration of a payload of the packet and decoding a payload of the packet over the estimated duration according to each of a plurality of forward error correction (FEC) coding rates to produce a packet header. For each of a plurality of de-whitening seeds, the method includes performing de-whitening, extraction and reverse decoding on the packet header to produce a plurality of candidate upper address parts (UAPs). The method includes obtaining a subset of the candidate UAPs, each candidate UAP having a corresponding CRC code, and forming an ordered list of candidate packet types based at least in part on the estimated duration. The method includes performing a CRC to select a UAP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: September 21, 2021
    Assignee: SR Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephen R. Carsello, Frank Earl
  • Patent number: 11122129
    Abstract: There is disclosed in an example, a computer-implemented method of providing network function virtualization orchestration (NFVO), including: determining that a first virtual network function (VNF) instance, providing a virtual service appliance on a virtual network, is to be migrated; provisioning a second VNF instance of the virtual service appliance; cloning configuration data from the first VNF to the second VNF; starting the second VNF without copying traffic data; and halting the first VNF. There is also disclosed an apparatus for performing the method, and a computer-readable medium having instructions for performing the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Ben-Zion Friedman, Eliezer Tamir, John J. Browne, Stephen Thomas Palermo
  • Patent number: 11121830
    Abstract: Provided is a communication system that can sustain a reduction in delay in FFT/IFFT processing by code blocking user data, even in a case where the functions of upper layers such as a MAC scheduler and the function of the radio physical layer are implemented separately. In a radio base station (communication system) including a central aggregation device 210 and a remote device 220, the central aggregation device 210 transmits code blocks in a number necessary for generating an OFDM symbol as a piece of data to the remote device 220, the code blocks being produced by dividing user data into units of encoding processing.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Tooru Uchino, Naoto Ookubo, Anil Umesh
  • Patent number: 11122500
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device receives data regarding a wireless client attempting to form an association with a particular wireless access point in a network. The device queries a blockchain ledger in a blockchain database for wireless roaming data regarding the wireless client. The device uses, when available from the blockchain ledger, the roaming data regarding the wireless client to complete the association between the wireless client and the particular wireless access point. The device updates the blockchain ledger with data regarding the association between the wireless client and the particular wireless access point.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: September 14, 2021
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Gonzalo Salgueiro, Shankar Ramanathan, Jerome Henry