Patents Examined by Jeremy Costin
  • Patent number: 10135523
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an analog front end to receive an analog input including user data, and an analog-to-digital converter to convert the analog input to digital signals including the user data. A digital channelizer may process the digital signals to generate frequency slices of user data, and a digital combiner may assemble the frequency slices to form output sub-bands of user data. A digital switch may route the frequency slices from the digital channelizer to the digital combiner according to a selected map of a plurality of available maps. The apparatus also includes a map selector to communicate map select data that indicates the selected map. The digital channelizer may receive and insert the map select data into the frequency slices in-band with the user data thereof. And the digital switch may interpret the map select data inserted into and route the frequency slices according to the selected map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 16, 2018
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Scott, Mark A. Hoffmeyer, Harry E. Nichols, Kristina Miller
  • Patent number: 10104711
    Abstract: A non-transitory computer readable medium with computer executable instructions stored thereon executed by a processor in a vehicle comprising a wireless local area network interface to communicate with a mobile device via a local wireless network and a backhaul network interface to wirelessly communicate with a backhaul network and to establish a layer 2 communication link and a layer 3 communication link to provide a link monitoring communication method. The method comprises: monitoring the layer 2 communication link and the layer 3 communication links over the backhaul network interface; reestablishing communications via the layer 2 communication link and the layer 3 communication link when a communications failure via the layer 2 communications link is detected; and reestablishing communications via the layer 3 communication link when a communications failure via only the layer 3 communication link is detected.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Douglas S Moeller
  • Patent number: 10084889
    Abstract: A protocol converter includes a processor configured to receive a request for content from a client system. The processor is further configured to determine if the protocol converter is currently receiving the content through the multicast session, and join the multicast session if the protocol converter is not currently receiving the content. Additionally, the processor is configured to receive the content as an end point of the multicast session, format the content for communication to the client system, and provide content to the client system in a communication separate from the multicast session. Receiving the content as an end point of the multicast session can include terminating the application layer protocol used by the multicast session. Additionally, formatting the content can include re-encapsulating the content as hypertext transport protocol (HTTP) with an appropriate content-type.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2017
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: AT&T Intellectual Property I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan L. Glasser, Andrew G. Gauld, John F. Lucas
  • Patent number: 10060965
    Abstract: An apparatus to test an Ethernet powered device includes a processor including a power negotiation supervisor, a DC power source, a first interface having an Ethernet medium dependent interface and a coupling circuit that inserts DC power onto one or more wire pairs of the first interface. The apparatus further includes a first bridging circuit, a measuring circuit to measure characteristics of DC power delivered to Ethernet powered device. The DC power source is configurable over a range of voltage levels including a plurality of operating voltages which are applied to the Ethernet powered device and the power negotiation supervisor processes power negotiation protocol messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Assignee: Sifos Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: John H. Skinner, Kendrick R. Bennett, Peter G. Johnson
  • Patent number: 10057081
    Abstract: The communication network for transmission of messages at different transmission rates comprises a bus line (10) and a plurality of bus participants (14, 16) each of which includes a bus transceiver (22) connected to the bus line (10) and a control unit (18) coupled with said bus transceiver, inter alia, for converting messages received via the bus line (10) and for generating messages to be sent via the bus line (10), wherein each message includes control data and payload. The messages include first messages whose payload is transmitted via the bus line (10) at a first rate and second messages whose payload is transmitted via the bus line (10) at a second rate which is higher than the first rate, wherein the control data of each message contain a coding representing the transmission rate of the payload of the respective message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 21, 2018
    Assignee: ELMOS SEMICONDUCTOR AG
    Inventor: Rainer Kraly
  • Patent number: 10038625
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a device in a network detects a bidirectional traffic flow along a primary path in the network. The device determines that a self-interference condition exists along the primary path. The device selects an alternate path in the network. The device causes the traffic flow to use the primary path for packets of the traffic flow sent in a first direction and to use the alternate path for packets of the traffic flow send in a second direction that is opposite that of the first direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan Hui, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Wei Hong
  • Patent number: 10020985
    Abstract: A session continuity server controller, the controller comprising: a memory; and a processor coupled to the memory storing processor executable instructions which when executed by the processor causes the processor to perform operations comprising: determining one or more defects in lawful interception content transmission associated with a user session, wherein the one or more defects comprise one or more degraded network conditions and degraded LI content; executing one or more corrective measures based on the one or more defects in lawful interception content transmission; and determining stability of the lawful interception content transmission post one or more corrective measures for effective and reliable lawful interception content transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Assignee: Wipro Limited
    Inventors: Swaminathan Seetharaman, Venkata Subramanian Jayaraman
  • Patent number: 9973265
    Abstract: An apparatus includes an analog front end to receive an analog input including user data, and an analog-to-digital converter to convert the analog input to digital signals including the user data. A digital channelizer may process the digital signals to generate frequency slices of user data, and a digital combiner may assemble the frequency slices to form output sub-bands of user data. A digital switch may route the frequency slices from the digital channelizer to the digital combiner according to a selected map of a plurality of available maps. The apparatus also includes a map selector to communicate map select data that indicates the selected map. The digital channelizer may receive and insert the map select data into the frequency slices in-band with the user data thereof. And the digital switch may interpret the map select data inserted into and route the frequency slices according to the selected map.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Scott, Mark A. Hoffmeyer, Harry E. Nichols, Kristina Miller
  • Patent number: 9955443
    Abstract: A system for synchronizing nodes in a wireless network comprises a first node and a second node. The first node comprising a transmitter, a receiver, and a first time keeper. The second node comprising a transmitter, a receiver, a second time keeper, a timing error measurer for making a timing error measurement between the first time keeper and the second time keeper. The second timekeeper is adjusted to target minimizing the timing error measurement.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Linear Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Gordon Alexander Charles, Lance Robert Doherty, Thor Nelson Juneau, Mark Alan Lemkin, Jonathan Simon, Zhenqiang Ye
  • Patent number: 9942406
    Abstract: A system and method for managing telephone calls is disclosed. The system includes a central controller that receives and processes telephone calls. The identity of a caller is first determined. Based on predetermined settings designated by an end user, a call is directed to one or more telephones of the end user. Preferably, the end user's telephones ring simultaneously. The user may answer any of his/her telephones and choose from among several options of how to handle the call. If the user chooses to answer the call, the call may be transferred to that telephone and the conversation may commence.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 10, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Craig Elliott Walker, Donnie Carlton Fletcher, Vincent Paquet
  • Patent number: 9935880
    Abstract: A method for providing resilient load balancing in a system comprising a first processing unit, a second processing unit, a first active load balancer and a second active load balancer is disclosed. A first set of packet flows may be mapped to the first active load balancer and a second set of packet flows may be mapped to the second active load balancer. The first set of packet flows may include a first packet flow.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 3, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Tarik Hammam, Fredrick Beste, Anders Franzen
  • Patent number: 9906350
    Abstract: A method of handling interference mitigation for a first cell in a first cell cluster of a time-division duplexing (TDD) system comprises determining an interference mitigation for a communication operation between the first cell and a communication device in the TDD system, to reduce an interference caused by the communication operation to a second cell in a second cell cluster of the TDD system; and performing the communication operation according to the interference mitigation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: ACER INCORPORATED
    Inventor: Hung-Yu Wei
  • Patent number: 9907070
    Abstract: A method for confirming receipt of an aggregated data frame containing one or more decoding errors is disclosed. A wireless device receives the aggregated data frame from another device over a wireless channel, determines a transmit duration of the aggregated data frame, and defers access to the channel for a time period selected as either an EIFS duration or a DIFS duration based, at least in part, on the transmit duration, and then transmits a block acknowledgement frame to the other device after the time period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 27, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Maarten Menzo Wentink, Simone Merlin
  • Patent number: 9877346
    Abstract: The embodiments herein relate to a method in a UE (101) for handling ESM information. The UE (101) supports reception of information to be used in determination of the ESM information. The UE (101) receives, from an MME (105), information about at least one supported EPS network feature which the UE (101) may use. The information is received before the UE (101) sends ESM information to the MME (105). Based on the received information, the UE (101) determines the ESM information for a PDN connection for the UE (101). The UE (101) sends the determined ESM information to the MME (105).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ivo Sedlacek, Magnus Karlsson, Mikael Wass
  • Patent number: 9872232
    Abstract: Methods, apparatuses, and devices are described for wireless communications in which neighborhood area network (NaN) information may be requested and provided in a relatively fast and efficient manner between devices of a NaN. A wireless communication device, such as a station in a wireless communications network, may transmit an active probe request to seek information related to a NaN. The active probe request may be a NaN specific probe request, or may be transmitted from a station as part of an active scan for wireless network infrastructure other than NaN devices (e.g., as part of a scan for an AP in a BSS). An AP or master device of the NaN may receive the probe request and generate a NaN discovery response, which may include information that the requesting device may use for connecting to a device in the NaN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 17, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 16, 2018
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Ashish Kumar Shukla, Alireza Raissinia, Zhifeng Cai, Santosh Paul Abraham
  • Patent number: 9867059
    Abstract: Systems and methods related to providing spatial reuse gain as well as Multiple-Input-Multiple-Output (MIMO) gains in a combined cell of a heterogeneous cellular communications network are disclosed. In one embodiment, a method of operation of a wireless device includes receiving node-specific pilot signals from transmission nodes in a combined cell, where each node-specific pilot signal is transmitted by a different transmission node in the combined cell. The method further includes generating channel measurements based on the node-specific pilot signals. The channel measurements include a separate channel measurement for each transmission node based on the node-specific pilot signal transmitted by the transmission node. The method further includes selecting a desired combination of nodes from the subset of the transmission nodes based directly or indirectly on the channel measurements and providing an indication of the desired combination of nodes to the central control node for the combined cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 9, 2018
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Sairamesh Nammi, Cagatay Konuskan, Namir Lidian
  • Patent number: 9838286
    Abstract: A method is implemented by a computing device to monitor the performance of packet processing in an in-line service chain. The computing device is in communication with a plurality of network devices forming a software defined network (SDN) and the in-line service chain. The SDN includes a controller implemented by the computing device to configure the plurality of network devices. The plurality of devices includes a set of switches monitoring packets traversing the in-line service chain including at least one service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ying Zhang, Joel Halpern
  • Patent number: 9838305
    Abstract: A method, system and apparatus for an OpenFlow hybrid architecture network device. In one embodiment, a hybrid approach is enabled by a network device that brackets an OpenFlow forwarding plane with conventional forwarding planes. Interfaces between the OpenFlow forwarding plane is provided via logical ports that pass packets along with associated metadata.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 5, 2017
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventor: Joseph John Tardo
  • Patent number: 9820293
    Abstract: In a first aspect, requests for carrier aggregation scheduling for a user equipment are received (S41) from a first cell used for carrier aggregation for the user equipment in a cellular communications network and n second cells of the cellular communications network, used for the carrier aggregation. The requests include a first scheduling decision of the first cell and n second scheduling decisions of the n second cells. It is checked (S42) whether or not the requests exceed limits of the user equipment, and the n second scheduling decisions are modified (S43) according to predefined rules such that the requests do not exceed the limits of the user equipment. In a second aspect, limits of the user equipment are increased by a margin (S51), the increased limits are split onto active cells of the first and n second cells according to a predefined rule (S52), and the margin is controlled (S54) dependent on whether the increased and split limits are exceeded or not by the requests (S53).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2017
    Date of Patent: November 14, 2017
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Mieszko Chmiel, Hans Kroener, Robert Buranyi
  • Patent number: 9813436
    Abstract: A method of operating a predetermined electronic control unit is provided for a vehicle comprising: a vehicle network bus and one or more electronic control units coupled to the bus. The method comprises: providing the predetermined electronic control unit of with a processor, a memory, an interface to the vehicle network bus, and an intrusion detection program. The method further comprises: utilizing the predetermined electronic control unit to monitor data on the vehicle network bus; executing the intrusion detection program to detect one or more anomalies in the monitored data; and utilizing the predetermined electronic control unit to generate an alert upon detection of one or more anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas S Moeller, Ronald W Pashby, Daniel J OBrien, John M Merritt, Stephan A Tarnutzer