Patents Examined by Jeremy Costin
  • Patent number: 9813925
    Abstract: According to one aspect, the disclosed subject matter describes herein a method that includes navigating, by a plurality of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), a service coverage area associated with a wireless communications network, wherein the service coverage area includes a plurality of wireless access points and assigning, by at least one of the UAVs, wireless access points to one or more of the UAVs for wireless traffic testing. The method further includes executing, for each of the wireless access points, a wireless traffic test including test traffic data communicated between at least one of the UAVs and a tested wireless access point and determining, for each of the wireless access points to be tested, performance metric information associated with traffic data being wirelessly communicated between the tested wireless access point and the at least one of the UAVs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 7, 2017
    Assignee: Ixia
    Inventor: Avinash Ramanath
  • Patent number: 9807815
    Abstract: Some demonstrative embodiments include apparatuses, systems and/or methods of simultaneous connectivity to location origin transceivers. For example, a transceiver may be configured to simultaneously maintain a plurality of simultaneous Media-Access-Control (MAC) layer connections with a plurality of location origin beacon transceivers (LOBTs), and to communicate wireless communication signals with the plurality of LOBTs via the plurality of simultaneous MAC-layer connections.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: INTEL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yaron Alpert, Gil Zukerman
  • Patent number: 9807803
    Abstract: Techniques for controlling transmissions in wireless communication networks are described. In one aspect, transmission control for a mesh network may be achieved by ranking mesh points or stations in the mesh network. In one design, the rank of a first station in the mesh network may be determined. At least one station of lower rank than the first station in the mesh network may be identified. At least one transmission parameter for the at least one station of lower rank may be set by the first station. At least one transmission parameter value may be selected for each station based on the rank, QoS requirements, amount of traffic, and/or achievable data rate for that station and may be sent (e.g., via a probe response message) to the station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 9, 2010
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Santosh P. Abraham, Sanjiv Nanda, Saishankar Nandagopalan
  • Patent number: 9806790
    Abstract: First and second receivers are used to receive respective first and second signals, to process said first and second signals and provide respective first and second measures thereof to respective first and second transmitters. The first and second transmitters are configured to launch the first and second measures, respectively, each comprising a desired component that has originated at a desired source, and an interference component that has originated at an interfering source. The first and/or second transmitters are configured to process and launch the respective first and second measures, properly conditioned, so that upon interception thereof by a receiving element the interference components thereof add destructively and substantially cancel (or at least partially cancel) each other, whereas the desired components avoid substantial cancellation owing to a phase relationship therebetween that differs relative to a phase relationship between the interference components.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 31, 2017
    Assignee: Odyssey Wireless, Inc.
    Inventor: Peter D. Karabinis
  • Patent number: 9787703
    Abstract: A method of operating a mobile router installed in a vehicle is provided. The vehicle comprises a vehicle network bus coupled to a plurality of electronic control units. The mobile router comprises: a wireless wide area network interface a wireless local area network interface; an interface to the vehicle network bus; a processor; and a memory comprising a plurality of programs. The plurality of programs comprises an intrusion detection program executable by the processor. The method of operating a mobile router comprises: monitoring data on the vehicle network bus; utilizing the intrusion detection program to detect one or more anomalies in the monitored data; and generating an alert upon detection of one or more of anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas S Moeller, Ronald W Pashby, Daniel J Obrien, John M Merritt, Stephan A Tarnutzer
  • Patent number: 9787541
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a control device and a base station device. Data communication between the control device and the base station device is conducted using a fixed-length data size and a variable-length data size. The control device transmits information indicating whether a data size of the data communication has a fixed length or a variable length. The base station device receives the information from the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Ueda, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9787694
    Abstract: An embodiment is provided of a mobile router for installation in a vehicle comprising a vehicle network bus coupled to a plurality of electronic control units. The mobile router comprises: a processor; a memory comprising a plurality of programs; a wireless wide area network interface; a wireless local area network interface; and an interface to the vehicle network bus coupled to vehicle electronic control units. The processor utilizes the interface to monitor data on the vehicle network bus. The plurality of programs comprises an intrusion detection program executable by the processor to detect one or more anomalies in the monitored data; and to generate an alert upon detection of one or more anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas S Moeller, Ronald W Pashby, Daniel J OBrien, John M Merritt, Stephan A Tarnutzer
  • Patent number: 9787702
    Abstract: An electronic control unit is provided for installation in a vehicle. The electronic control unit is operable to provide intrusion detection for the vehicle electronic systems. The electronic control unit comprises: a processor; a memory; and an interface to a vehicle network bus coupled to vehicle electronic control units. The processor utilizes the interface to monitor data on the vehicle network bus. An intrusion detection program is stored in the memory and is executable by the processor. The processor utilizes the intrusion detection program to detect one or more anomalies in the monitored data. The electronic control unit generates an alert upon detection of one or more anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 10, 2017
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas S Moeller, Ronald W Pashby, Daniel J Obrien, John M Merritt, Stephan A Tarnutzer
  • Patent number: 9776597
    Abstract: In an embodiment of a vehicle, the vehicle comprises: a vehicle network bus; one or more electronic control units coupled to the bus. One electronic control unit comprises: a processor; a memory; an interface to the vehicle network bus; and an intrusion detection program stored in the memory and executable by the processor. The processor utilizes the interface to monitor data on the vehicle network bus and utilizes the intrusion detection program to detect one or more anomalies in the monitored data. The electronic control unit generates an alert upon detection of one or more anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 3, 2017
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventors: Douglas S Moeller, Ronald W Pashby, Daniel J Obrien, John M Merritt, Stephan A Tarnutzer
  • Patent number: 9762600
    Abstract: An embodiment is provided of a mobile router for installation in a vehicle comprising a vehicle network bus coupled to a plurality of electronic control units. The mobile router comprises: a processor; a memory comprising a plurality of programs; a wireless wide area network interface; a wireless local area network interface; and an interface to the vehicle network bus coupled to vehicle electronic control units. The processor utilizes the interface to monitor data on the vehicle network bus. The plurality of programs comprises an intrusion detection program executable by the processor to detect one or more anomalies in the monitored data; and to generate an alert upon detection of one or more anomalies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 12, 2017
    Assignee: Lear Corporation
    Inventors: Douglas S Moeller, Ronald W Pashby, Daniel J Obrien, John M Merritt, Stephan A Tarnutzer
  • Patent number: 9756549
    Abstract: A wireless communication device, comprising radio frequency transceivers which transmit outbound messages to targeted receivers, and receive the inbound messages addressed to the respective transceiver; each having a processor which controls the transceiver to establish communication sessions according to a protocol, and processes targeting and address information. The transceiver communicates with a telephone device having a telephone address book containing information which defines the targets and address for a telephone network and perhaps other networks. The address book entries are human editable through a human machine user interface. The address book entries are intended for centrally controlled switch networks having hierarchically formatted address information, but since these are at least quasi-unique, they are used as address labels in an unswitched peer-to-peer network formed of the transceivers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 5, 2017
    Assignee: Gotenna Inc.
    Inventor: Jorge Perdomo
  • Patent number: 9693279
    Abstract: An electronic device, and a method and computer readable medium, for use of subsets of coordinated multi-point (CoMP) transmission cells. The device includes processing circuitry configured to select a plurality of transmission cells as the subset of the CoMP set of transmission cells used to support wireless communications with a user equipment (UE). The processing circuitry selects the plurality of transmission cells based on a message from the UE that includes aggregate channel quality information (CQI) for at least two communication channels between the UE and corresponding transmission cells of the plurality of transmission cells.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 27, 2017
    Assignee: Sony Corporation
    Inventors: Qimei Cui, Yingni Zhang, Xiaona Li, Shiyuan Li
  • Patent number: 9681336
    Abstract: Quality of service information can be used to facilitate wireless communication. A network entity, such as a terminal, as well as a network can initialize an authorization to establish a link using quality of service information. Various features can be integrated with the use of quality of service information, such as having quality of service reservation before a call and supplying a permanent identity for use in correlation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 10, 2008
    Date of Patent: June 13, 2017
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Faith Ulupinar, Haipeng Jin, Parag Arun Agashe, Peerapol Tinnakornsrisuphap, Raymond Tah-Sheng Hsu, Arungundram C. Mahendran
  • Patent number: 9667442
    Abstract: A data center includes a blade server rack with a switch device in communication with a plurality of servers. To process a frame, the switch device determines, from content in a frame header by the switch device, a port through which to forward the frame to a server. The switch device inserts a value into a particular field, for example, a VLAN (virtual Local Area Network) tag, in the frame header before forwarding the frame. The server performs a specific action related to processing the frame based on the value inserted by the switch device into the particular field in the frame header. The server can modify the value in the particular field of the frame header before returning the frame to the switch device, with the switch device performing a specific action based on the value in the particular field of the frame header as modified by the server.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 30, 2017
    Assignee: INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORPORATION
    Inventors: Bill Shao, Cynthia Ann Gabriel, Tienwei Chao
  • Patent number: 9648650
    Abstract: A method for pairing a multimedia receiver connected to an IP network with at least one mobile equipment connected to a mobile network using a communication protocol different from the IP network. A unique identifier of the mobile equipment is introduced into an application on the multimedia receiver. The latter transmits, to the mobile equipment, a message comprising a pairing request and a command for acquiring a unique public address of the multimedia receiver, said mobile equipment being identified by an address associated to the unique identifier. The mobile equipment receives the message and transmits a response message to the multimedia receiver identified by the unique public address, said response message comprising unique identifier. The multimedia receiver verifies the unique identifier in the response message by comparing it with the unique identifier introduced into the application. If the verification is successful, the mobile equipment pairs with the multimedia receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 3, 2014
    Date of Patent: May 9, 2017
    Assignee: NAGRAVISION S.A.
    Inventor: Bertrand Wendling
  • Patent number: 9614603
    Abstract: An iterative precoding method for a TDD data transmission system includes a transmitter provided with N transmit antenna(s) (N?1), and a receiver provided with M receive antennas (M?2). A series of precoders Ln (n?0) is defined. Each iteration includes: the transmitter takes account of a predetermined value n=n0 if it is the first iteration, or else a value of n obtained during the preceding iteration; the transmitter sends a triplet of pilot signals precoded with the precoders Ln, Ln+1, and Ln+2 to the receiver; the receiver estimates the triplet (Tn, Tn+1, Tn+2) of total data rates that can be achieved corresponding respectively to (Ln, Ln+1, Ln+2), and deduces therefrom the value of a control command p; the receiver sends a signaling message specifying the value of the control command p; and on receiving the signaling message, the transmitter updates the value of n, by replacing it with the value (n+p).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: April 4, 2017
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventor: Dinh Thuy Phan Huy
  • Patent number: 9578672
    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 and a wireless cellular network interface provides a communication method. The method comprises automatically initiating a first transport protocol session between said mobile router and said mobile device over said wireless local area network interface; and automatically initiating a second transport protocol session between said mobile router and said destination device over said wireless cellular network interface, said second transport protocol session comprising a cellular network layer and a wide area network layer. The cellular network layer and the wide area network layer are monitored to detect if the wide area network layer or the cellular network layer is interrupted.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 21, 2017
    Assignee: LEAR CORPORATION
    Inventor: Douglas S Moeller
  • Patent number: 9571376
    Abstract: A physical layer communication device (PHY) transmits and receives signal to and from a communication link using a synchronous protocol. The PHY communicates with a higher-layer device using a packet protocol. Timestamp values contained in timing-related messages in some packets are written or modified by the PHY. Delays incurred in transmitting and receiving the packets are predicted and used in setting the timestamp values.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 26, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: Microsemi Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Ron Swartzentruber, Ganesh Rao
  • Patent number: 9571609
    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: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 14, 2017
    Assignee: AT&T INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY I, L.P.
    Inventors: Alan L. Glasser, Andrew G. Gauld, John F. Lucas
  • Patent number: 9565121
    Abstract: A mobile communication system includes a control device and a base station device. Data communication between the control device and the base station device is conducted using a fixed-length data size and a variable-length data size. The control device transmits information indicating whether a data size of the data communication has a fixed length or a variable length. The base station device receives the information from the control device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 7, 2017
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Ueda, Sadafuku Hayashi