Patents Examined by John Blanton
  • Patent number: 10270518
    Abstract: Methods and wireless devices are described. A method includes a wireless device transmitting to wireless transmit/receive units (WTRUs) by being scheduled by the base station or using a pool of radio resources, which is for any of a plurality of wireless devices to use for transmission to WTRUs. On a condition that the wireless device is to be scheduled by the base station, the wireless device receives scheduling information for transmission to a WTRU having a group radio network terminal identifier (RNTI) and transmits to the WTRU in response to the received scheduling information. The scheduling information for transmission to the base station uses a different RNTI. On a condition that the wireless device is to use the pool of radio resources for transmission to a WTRU, the wireless device transmits to the WTRU without being scheduled by the base station using the pool of radio resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Sana Sfar, Alexander Reznik, Prabhakar Chitrapu, Zinan Lin, Mohammed Sammour, Ana Lucia A. Pinheiro, Mihaela Beluri, Chunxuan Ye, Yogendra Shah, Gregg A. Charlton, Guodong Zhang, Khushali N. Manseta, Ruiyuan Hu
  • Patent number: 10122567
    Abstract: An apparatus and method for multiplexing signals using layered division multiplexing are disclosed. A signal multiplexing apparatus according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a combiner configured to combine a core layer signal and an enhanced layer signal at different power levels, and a time interleaver configured to perform interleaving applied to both the core layer signal and the enhanced layer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 25, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 6, 2018
    Inventors: Sung-Ik Park, Jae-Young Lee, Sun-Hyoung Kwon, Heung-Mook Kim, Nam-Ho Hur
  • Patent number: 10110362
    Abstract: A wireless device receives at least one message comprising configuration parameters of a plurality of cells grouped into a plurality of physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) groups. The wireless device transmits, in a subframe and in a first PUCCH group, at least one SRS employing a sounding procedure for the first PUCCH group. The sounding procedure may depend, at least in part, on transmissions of a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) or a PUCCH in the first PUCCH group and may be independent of transmissions of PUCCH and PUSCH in a second PUCCH group. The plurality of cells may be in the same timing advance group.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: Ofinno Technologies, LLC
    Inventor: Esmael Hejazi Dinan
  • Patent number: 10111104
    Abstract: According to one embodiment of the present invention, disclosed is a method for measuring a subband by pico base station(s) located within a coverage of a macro base station in a wireless communication system. The method is performed by a first pico base station, and comprises the steps of: receiving beacon signals from other pico base station(s) in the coverage of the macro base station via each subband of all the subbands of the whole band of the wireless communication system, and measuring the receiving quality of the beacon signal received via each subband; determining whether to select at least one subband from among said all subbands based on the measured receiving quality of the beacon signal; and transmitting, if at least one subband is selected, the beacon signal via the selected at least one subband.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 23, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electonics Inc.
    Inventors: Eunsun Kim, Byounghoon Kim, Kijun Kim
  • Patent number: 10104537
    Abstract: Disclosed are a terminal peripheral control method, a machine to machine (M2M) gateway, and a communication system, wherein the method includes: a M2M gateway receiving a transaction control message sent by a control device or a M2M service platform, wherein the transaction control message includes transaction information corresponding to one or more operations and required to be executed; the M2M gateway sending an operation command to a terminal peripheral according to the transaction information required to be executed; the M2M gateway receiving a command feedback message from the terminal peripheral, wherein the command feedback message includes an operation command execution result; and the M2M gateway sending a control feedback message to the control device or the M2M service platform, wherein the control feedback message carries a transaction execution result obtained according to the operation execution result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2013
    Date of Patent: October 16, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventor: Hao Wu
  • Patent number: 10097371
    Abstract: Systems and methods for carrier sense multiple access (CSMA) protocols for power line communications (PLC) are described. In some embodiments, a method may include performing a virtual carrier sensing operation and, in response to the virtual carrier sensing operation indicating that a communication channel is idle, calculating a contention window. The method may also include performing a physical carrier sensing operation subsequent to the virtual carrier sensing operation, the physical carrier sensing operation based, at least in part, upon the contention window. In response to the physical carrier sensing operation indicating that the communication channel is idle, the method may then include transmitting data over the channel. In other embodiments, another method may include determining that a data transmission is a unicast transmission and that an acknowledgement message has not been received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Inventors: Shu Du, Robert W. Liang, Xiaolin Lu
  • Patent number: 10084709
    Abstract: In some embodiments, an apparatus includes a transmission schedule module in at least one of a memory or a processing device that can select, at a first time, a data unit to send to a network device based at least in part on a value of a transmission rate counter indicating that the network is in a first state. The transmission schedule module can receive, at a second time, an indication of a number of buffers associated with the data unit and can calculate a size estimate of the data unit based on the number of buffers and a capacity associated with each buffer. The transmission schedule module can calculate at a third time, a temporary transmission rate count and can send a signal to transition the network device from the first state to a second state if the temporary transmission rate count meets a criterion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Craig R. Frink, Gerald Lampert, Steven Aiken, Srihari R. Vegesna
  • Patent number: 10085171
    Abstract: There is provided a method of controlling machine-type communications (MTC) in a wireless communications network (500). The method includes assigning (610) network identification to a first MTC device (20) of a specified access class. The specified access class substantially simultaneously requests network access to the wireless communications network (500) when a trigger event occurs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2013
    Date of Patent: September 25, 2018
    Inventor: Phong Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10070385
    Abstract: A system of multiple concurrent receivers is described to process multiple narrow bandwidth wireless signals with arbitrary bandwidth and center frequency separation. These multiple receivers may provide a downconverted signal at the baseband frequency to process signal bandwidth using the lowest power consumption while using fully modular signal processing blocks operating at the low frequency. The concurrent receivers may operate from a single high frequency amplifier and may be derived from a low impedance point to reduce loading and improve scalability. The center frequency and bandwidth of each of the channels as well as phases of each of the channels may be independently reconfigured to achieve scalability, and on-chip test and calibration capability.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2015
    Date of Patent: September 4, 2018
    Inventors: Sudipto Chakraborty, Ram Pratap Aditham
  • Patent number: 10063489
    Abstract: TCP data packets are transferred from a plurality of server nodes to a client node, wherein the proxy node captures all packets of the TCP flows, buffers the captured packets in a TCP stack and updates an active TCP flow list in a subscriber record representing the client node. A current proxy scheduling capacity from a current maximum amount of data allowed concurrently in transmission in one more TCP flows to the client node is estimated. When a triggering event is received, a packet retrieved from the TCP stack is scheduled in accordance with the estimated current proxy scheduling capacity and order given by the active flow list. The scheduled packet is transmitted and the active flow list is updated, whereupon scheduling a TCP flow for transmission is repeated until the current proxy scheduling capacity has been reached or there are no TCP flows in the active flow list.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 28, 2018
    Inventors: Juho Snellman, Luke Gorrie
  • Patent number: 10050764
    Abstract: Method for communicating data between a first circuit and a second circuit, in particular a microcontroller unit and a mixed signal circuit of a motor vehicle control device, which is also distinguished by the fact that, during full duplex operation, data are serially transmitted between the first circuit and the second circuit and a transmitter of the data provides a clock signal, in particular for decoding data by a receiver. The invention also describes a communication controller and a circuit arrangement for carrying out the method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 15, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Continental Teves AG & Co. oHG
    Inventors: Daniel Baumeister, Ireneusz Janiszewski
  • Patent number: 10051454
    Abstract: A method of enabling terminal-to-terminal communication includes organizing a cluster including a cluster head, a first cluster member, and a second cluster member. The first cluster member includes a first terminal. The second cluster member includes a second terminal. The cluster head is connected to the first cluster member and the second cluster member. The method further includes controlling a unicast communication from the first cluster member to the second cluster member via the cluster head.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Inventors: Chenxi Zhu, Akira Ito
  • Patent number: 10044487
    Abstract: Embodiments provide systems and methods for interference management in wireless multi-access communication networks, and more particularly systems and methods to enable reduction and/or suppression of interference. Embodiments for interference reduction include, without limitation, systems and methods to enable interference alignment, interference avoidance, and/or joint transmission to a user equipment (UE). Embodiments for enabling suppression of interference include, without limitation, systems and methods for feedback (from a UE to a network) or feedforward (from the network to the UE) signaling to enable interference estimation at the network/UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 29, 2013
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
    Inventors: Krishna Srikanth Gomadam, Djordje Tujkovic
  • Patent number: 10038539
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting data, acknowledgement information and a channel quality indicator (CQI). The method includes multiplexing the CQI and the data mapping a reference signal on a middle symbol in a slot; multiplexing the acknowledgement information and the multiplexed CQI and data by puncturing the CQI or the data; and transmitting the reference signal, and the multiplexed acknowledgement information, CQI and data, wherein the reference signal is transmitted on the middle symbol in the slot, wherein the acknowledgement information is transmitted on two symbols in the slot, which are directly adjacent to the middle symbol, and wherein the CQI and the data are on symbols in the slot except for the middle symbol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 31, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 10034189
    Abstract: A method and a radio parameter control system, as well as a network operation management apparatus and a radio station, are provided that enable optimization control for problems varying with sites of occurrence. Using location information at the time of measurement included in a measurement report from a radio terminal (30) located in a radio cell (C10), quality indicators based on measurement information acquired by the radio terminals or the radio station are compiled in association with areas (Ai), each of which is smaller than the radio cell (C10), and control of a radio parameter is performed in the radio cell or across a plurality of radio cells, based on a result of compilation of the quality indicators for each area.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 24, 2018
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Hisashi Futaki, Hiroto Sugahara, Kosei Kobayashi, Yoshinori Watanabe
  • Patent number: 10027444
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for response information transmission, a terminal, a base station and a storage medium. The method for response information transmission includes: when a time division duplex serving cell and a frequency division duplex serving cell are performing carrier aggregation and are configured to employ a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) format 1b with channel selection mode for transmission of hybrid automatic repeat request-acknowledgement (HARQ-ACK) response information, determining HARQ-ACK response information transmitted on an uplink subframe by a first serving cell and a second serving cell, and transmitting the determined HARQ-ACK response information via a PUCCH or a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 12, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Assignee: ZTE Corporation
    Inventors: Weiwei Yang, Bo Dai, Chunli Liang, Shuqiang Xia, Huiying Fang
  • Patent number: 10028271
    Abstract: In order to solve a problem of an accumulation on the transmission side, a delay on the reception side, and the like at the time of transmission in a communication system such as a wireless LAN system, each communication station in a network transmits a beacon in which information with respect to the network is written and sets a state in which a reception operation is performed during periods of time before and after the transmission of the beacon signal when performing access control not to make communication timing of a packet collide with that of another station by detecting a signal transmitted from another station.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 10, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventor: Kazuyuki Sakoda
  • Patent number: 10027932
    Abstract: There is provided an intercom system which realizes high-quality image display and communication with low cost. In the intercom system, front door slave unit 300 having an attached camera and master unit 400 are connected to each other through a two-wire cable, and communication between front door slave unit 300 and master unit 400 is performed with transmission and reception of an image signal. Front door slave unit 300 packetizes a control signal, an image signal, and a sound signal of front door slave unit 300, generates an uplink signal, and transmits the generated uplink signal to master unit 400. Master unit 400 packetizes a control signal and a sound signal of master unit 400, generates a downlink signal, and transmits the generated downlink signal to front door slave unit 300. Front door slave unit 300 and master unit 400 perform transmission of the uplink signal and transmission of the downlink signal in a manner of time division duplex using the two-wire cable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 17, 2018
    Inventors: Kouichi Iida, Tetsuya Ashizuka
  • Patent number: 10021535
    Abstract: Discussed herein is a broadcast signal receiver. The broadcast signal receiver according to an embodiment of the present invention includes a synchronization and demodulation module configured to perform signal detection and OFDM demodulation on a received broadcast signal, a frame parsing and deinterleaving module configured to parse and deinterleave the signal frame of the broadcast signal, a demapping and decoding module configured to convert the data of at least one Physical Layer Pipe (PLP) of the broadcast signal into a bit domain and to FEC-decode the data, and an output processing module configured to receive the data of the at least one PLP and to output the received data in a data stream form.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 14, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2018
    Inventors: Jaehyung Kim, Woosuk Ko, Chulkyu Mun, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 10015752
    Abstract: A communication control device comprises: an obtaining unit configured to, in a radio communication system including a primary base station to which a primary terminal is connected, and a secondary base station to which a secondary terminal is connected by secondarily using a frequency channel for the primary base station, obtain at least one of a quality report containing a communication quality indicator measured by the primary terminal and a quality report containing a communication quality indicator measured by the secondary terminal; and an interference control unit configured to instruct the secondary base station to reduce transmission power, when it is determined that adverse interference is present in the radio communication system, based on the communication quality indicator contained in the quality report obtained by the obtaining unit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 1, 2014
    Date of Patent: July 3, 2018
    Inventor: Shinichiro Tsuda