Patents Examined by Jeremy Costin
  • Patent number: 9226275
    Abstract: An approach is provided for providing acknowledgement signaling. A transmission failure associated with data from a user equipment is determined. An allocation message is generated for signaling of the transmission failure to the user equipment. The allocation message provides allocation of resource for retransmission of the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Haiming Wang, Esa Malkamaki, Dajie Jiang
  • Patent number: 9225642
    Abstract: A technique is provided for mitigating loops in Ethernet networks. A first port in an Ethernet device receives an Ethernet frame. The frame includes a source identifier, a destination identifier, and a Virtual Local Area Network Identifier (VLAN ID). According to various embodiments, the VLAN ID (VID) has the encoding of both a community group as well as a source bridge ID. A VID database is accessed using the destination identifier and the VID to determine whether the first port has ingress enabled. A filtering database is accessed to determine an egress port for forwarding the Ethernet frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: December 29, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ali Sajassi, Norman Finn, Francois Tallet
  • Patent number: 9210579
    Abstract: A system and method for communicating in a wireless communications system are provided. A communications system includes a macro subnet, and a macro subnet controller coupled to a core network and to the macro subnet. The macro subnet provides a hierarchical topology for a subset of communications devices in the communications system that are in the macro subnet, and the macro subnet controller manages connections of communications devices in the macro subnet, manages network topology, manages data delivery, and manages security in the macro subnet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2010
    Date of Patent: December 8, 2015
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Hang Zhang
  • Patent number: 9167566
    Abstract: A communication method in a wireless communication system, includes transmitting, from a base station to a mobile station, transmission parameters, and by the mobile station, encoding a control channel and a data channel based on the transmission parameters, multiplexing, after coding, the control channel and the data channel, and transmitting the multiplexed control channel and data channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 18, 2012
    Date of Patent: October 20, 2015
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Shigeomi Oshiba, Motoya Iwasaki
  • Patent number: 9154419
    Abstract: Methods and network devices are provided for forwarding a message in a layer 2 edge network that includes an access server device connected to sender and gateway devices. Forwarding information including destination IP address, destination MAC address, destination VLAN ID and destination device ID is established. A message is received by the access server device from the sender device. The message includes first destination MAC address, first destination IP address, first destination VLAN ID, and first destination device ID. When the first destination MAC address of a received message is a MAC address of the gateway device, the received message is forwarded according to the first destination MAC address, first destination VLAN ID and first destination device ID. Otherwise the message is modified and forwarded according to second destination MAC address, second destination VLAN ID, and second destination device ID determined to be associated with the first destination IP address.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 6, 2015
    Assignee: HANGZHOU H3C TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Wan Zhou
  • Patent number: 9137706
    Abstract: User traffic transmitted and received by a mobile station is distributed so as not to be converged on a gateway. The gateway includes a signaling processing device and bearer data processing devices, the signaling processing device is concentrated, and the bearer data processing devices are distributed to networks close to base stations. The signaling processing device recognizes, in response to a connection request from each mobile station, a position of the base station covering the mobile station, allocates the bearer data processing device connected to the network close to the base station, and connects the base station to the allocated bearer data processing devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: September 15, 2015
    Assignee: HITACHI, LTD.
    Inventor: Naruhito Nakahara
  • Patent number: 9131288
    Abstract: A G.709 based multiplexing routing control method and gateway network element. The method includes carrying, in a gateway network element, the multi-stages multiplexing capability of the gateway network element in a link state broadcast data packet, and broadcasting, through a routing protocol, the multi-stages multiplexing capability of the gateway network element to the routing area or Path Computation Entity (PCE) in which the gateway network element is located. The gateway network element is configured to carry the multi-stages multiplexing capability of the gateway network element in a link state broadcast data packet, and to broadcast, through a routing protocol, the multi-stages multiplexing capability of the gateway network element to the routing area or PCE in which the gateway network element is located.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 17, 2010
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Xihua Fu, Xinling Zhang
  • Patent number: 9130632
    Abstract: An antenna diversity system comprises a diversity transmitter having a plurality of transmitter-side antennas, the diversity transmitter being arranged to generate at least one sequence of signals comprising data packets having payloads identical and identifiers different for each of the data packets, each of the identifiers identifying a corresponding one of the plurality of transmitter-side antennas; and to successively transmit at least two of the signals at different points in time on the corresponding ones of the plurality of transmitter-side antennas; and a receiver comprising a first receiver-side antenna, the receiver being arranged to successively receive the signals of the at least one sequence on the first receiver-side antenna, and to suspend receiving of subsequent signals of the at least one sequence when an error check of a data packet comprised in a received signal of the at least one sequence indicates a successful reception.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 17, 2009
    Date of Patent: September 8, 2015
    Assignee: Freescale Semiconductor, Inc.
    Inventor: Laurent Gauthier
  • Patent number: 9113392
    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: May 14, 2009
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Ueda, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9112723
    Abstract: Packets are encapsulated and sent from a service node to an application node for applying one or more Layer-4 to Layer-7 services to the packets, with service-applied packets being returned to the service node. An identification of a virtual private network (VPN) may be carried within a request packet, encapsulating a particular packet, sent by a service node to an application node for applying a service to the particular packet; with the corresponding response packet sent to the service node including an identification of the VPN for use by the service node node in forwarding the services-applied packet. Additionally, parameters may be included in a request packet to identify a particular service of a general service to be applied to a particular packet encapsulated in the request packet.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2015
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Cedell Adam Alexander, Jr., Christopher Y. Metz, Jim Guichard, David Delano Ward
  • Patent number: 9100798
    Abstract: A packet is transferred between first and second wireless access stations via a memory of at least one mobile terminal. The first wireless access station is provided with source information to be provided for one or more users, and the second wireless access station acquire the source information from the first wireless access station by performing a predetermined procedure of packet transfer between the first and second wireless access stations via the memory of the at least one mobile terminal when the at least one mobile terminal moves between coverage areas of the first and second wireless access stations. The second wireless access station performs a predetermined data processing on the acquired source information, and provides the one or more users with the source information on which the predetermined data processing has been performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventor: Tomonori Sato
  • Patent number: 9100789
    Abstract: A vehicle comprises: a valet mode program to provide valet mode functionality for the vehicle, a processor operable to execute the valet mode program, a predetermined distance limit, and a predetermined speed limit. The vehicle responds to externally generated commands from a predetermined source to activate or deactivate the valet mode. The processor is operable to determine if the predetermined distance limit is exceeded from the location of the vehicle when the valet mode is activated; and the processor is operable to determine if the vehicle exceeds the predetermined speed limit while the valet mode is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2015
    Assignee: AUTONET MOBILE, INC.
    Inventor: Douglas S Moeller
  • Patent number: 9084154
    Abstract: A method, system, and apparatus for controlling traffic flow in one or more backhaul links in a wireless communication network is provided. Each backhaul link of the one or more backhaul links includes a backhaul uplink and a backhaul downlink. The method includes analyzing one or more backhaul uplinks and one or more backhaul downlinks between a controller and one or more Base Transceiver Stations (BTSs). The method further includes communicating one or more messages between the controller and the one or more BTSs. The one or more messages include analysis of one or more analysis of one of the one or more backhaul uplinks and the one or more backhaul downlinks. The method further includes controlling the traffic flow in at least one of the one or more backhaul uplinks and the one or more backhaul downlinks based on the one or more messages.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2015
    Assignee: WiChorus Inc.
    Inventors: Mustafa Ergen, Pawan Uberoy, Rehan Jalil
  • Patent number: 9078140
    Abstract: A system for broadcasting and receiving a beacon signal includes a beacon transmitter (310, 400) and a beacon receiver (320, 500). The beacon transmitter includes a beacon signal generator (410) to generate a beacon signal, and a directional antenna system (420) to selectively transmit the beacon signal in a corresponding one of M different directions during each one of M beacon slots (342) during a beacon period (340) in each of a plurality of superframes (330). The beacon receiver includes a beacon signal detector (510) to receive and detect the beacon signal, and a directional antenna system (520) having an antenna pattern including a main lobe and being adapted to selectively steer the main lobe in a selected one of N different directions during each of a plurality of receiver frames each having a time period substantially equal to a time period of one of the superframes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2007
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.
    Inventors: Chun-Ting Chou, Richard Chen, Seyed-Alireza Seyedi-Esfahani
  • Patent number: 9078097
    Abstract: A mobile router comprises: a valet mode program to provide valet mode functionality in a vehicle in which the mobile router is disposed; a processor operable to execute the valet mode program; a predetermined distance limit; and a predetermined speed limit. The mobile router responds to externally generated commands from a predetermined source to activate or deactivate the valet mode. The processor is operable to determine if the predetermined distance limit is exceeded from the location of the vehicle when the valet mode is activated; and the processor is operable to determine if the vehicle exceeds the predetermined speed limit when the valet mode is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 26, 2012
    Date of Patent: July 7, 2015
    Assignee: Autonot Mobile, Inc.
    Inventor: Douglas S Moeller
  • Patent number: 9072029
    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: January 24, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2015
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Yoshio Ueda, Sadafuku Hayashi
  • Patent number: 9064010
    Abstract: In embodiments, the present invention provides a method and system for encoding content for mobile media distribution determining an encoding format based on one or more of a consumption profile, a content profile, an ingestion profile, a network profile, a mobile device profile, a delivery profile, and a user profile, encoding content to provide an encoded content consistent with the determined encoding format, and providing the encoded content to one or more of a content host, a content cache, a distribution portal, a mobile carrier, and a mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 13, 2007
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2015
    Assignee: QUICKPLAY MEDIA INC.
    Inventors: Kavi Maharajh, Bart MacNeil, Torin Walker
  • Patent number: 9059766
    Abstract: A method may include: determining a signal strength of a signal in a receive path of a wireless communication element, the receive path configured to receive a wireless communication signal and convert the wireless communication signal into a digital signal based at least on an oscillator signal; selecting a current mode from at least one of a first current mode and a second current mode for the wireless communication element based at least on the signal strength; communicating a control signal to the receive path indicative of the current mode; modifying one or more operational parameters of the receive path such that the receive path consumes a different amount of current in each of the current modes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 15, 2011
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2015
    Assignee: Intel IP Corporation
    Inventors: Mahibur Rahman, Omid Oliaei, Jorge Ivonnet
  • Patent number: 9049263
    Abstract: A PT (Push-To) service among SIP based session services, and particularly, a method and terminal for establishing a PT session in order to allow a certain user to use a PT box service under control of a PT server in a SIP (Session Initiation Protocol) based service, are discussed. According to an embodiment, the method of providing a Push-To (PT) box service, includes storing, in a PT server, PT box setting information of a terminal; receiving, by the PT server, a session invitation directed to the terminal; and determining, by the PT server, a routing of the session invitation to a PT box for the terminal based on at least the PT box setting information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 2, 2015
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Kang-Suk Huh
  • Patent number: 9042366
    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: September 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: May 26, 2015
    Assignee: Vitesse Semiconductor Corporation
    Inventors: Ron Swartzentruber, Ganesh Rao