Patents Examined by John Blanton
  • Patent number: 10009387
    Abstract: A single virtual telephone number that is used to route telephony communications is assigned to first and second users if the first and second users rarely, if ever, communicate with the same party. When an incoming call is received on the virtual telephone number, telephony information for the first and second users is reviewed to determine if the calling party is one that has communicated with either of the first and second users in the past. If so, the telephony communication is routed to the user who has communicated with the calling party in the past.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 16, 2013
    Date of Patent: June 26, 2018
    Assignee: VONAGE AMERICA INC.
    Inventor: Tzahi Efrati
  • Patent number: 10004002
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a method of a first radio device in non-network assisted device-to-device (D2D) communication with a second radio device using a first frequency resource and a first communication protocol. The method comprises determining that the first radio device is within coverage of a cellular network. The method also comprises connecting to the cellular network. The method also comprises sending a message to the second radio device, informing said second radio device that the first radio device is within coverage of the cellular network. The method also comprises receiving a message from the cellular network comprising information about a second frequency resource and a second communication protocol. The method also comprises initiating a handover of the D2D communication from the first frequency resource and communication protocol to the second frequency resource and communication protocol.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2012
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (publ)
    Inventors: Bengt Lindoff, Qianxi Lu, Qingyu Miao, Leif Wilhelmsson
  • Patent number: 10003447
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting data, acknowledgement information, and a channel quality indicator (CQI). The method includes if the acknowledgement information and the data are in a slot, transmitting a first type symbol in the slot, wherein the first type symbol includes a reference signal; transmitting a second type symbol in the slot, wherein the second type symbol includes the data; and transmitting a third type symbol in the slot, wherein the third type symbol includes the acknowledgement information and the data, if the acknowledgement information, the CQI, and the data are in the slot, transmitting a first type symbol in the slot, wherein the first type symbol includes the reference signal; transmitting a second type symbol in the slot, wherein the second type symbol includes the data, and the CQI; and transmitting a third type symbol in the slot, wherein the third type symbol includes the acknowledgement information, the CQI, and the data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 10004043
    Abstract: The present invention proposes a method for controlling electric power of a user equipment in a wireless communication system supporting change in use of a radio resource, and an apparatus therefor. Specifically, the method comprises a step of receiving, from a base station, a transmission power control (TPC) command for a first radio resource set and a second radio resource set, wherein the first radio resource set is configured to dynamic changes of a use of radio resources in the first radio resource set, the second radio resource set is configured to prevent dynamic changes of a use of wireless resources in the second radio resource set, and different open-loop control parameters are applied to the first radio resource set and the second radio resource set and the same closed-loop control parameters are applied to the first radio resource set and the second radio resource set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 18, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Seungmin Lee, Hakseong Kim, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10004083
    Abstract: A method for controlling, by an entity of a first radio access technology (RAT), a base station of a second RAT in a multi-RAT environment, according to one embodiment of the present invention, comprises the steps of: determining an operation mode of the base station of the second RAT; and transmitting, to the base station of the second RAT, a message instructing a transition to the determined operation mode, wherein the message changes the opportunity for the second RAT to occupy a radio resource through a contention between the base station of the second RAT and a terminal connected to the first RAT.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 6, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Eunjong Lee, Heejeong Cho, Jaehoon Chung, Genebeck Hahn, Hyeyoung Choi
  • Patent number: 10003445
    Abstract: A scheduler capable of operating in an Orthogonal Frequency Division Multiplexing communication system schedules a control channel for a user equipment by determining a channel quality metric associated with the user equipment, calculating a target control channel element quality metric, determining a control channel element utilization rate, wherein the control channel element utilization rate a past rate of utilization of control channel elements, and selecting a control channel element aggregation level for the control channel based on the channel quality metric, the target control channel element quality metric, and the control channel element utilization rate. The scheduler then allocates control channel elements to the control channel based on the selected control channel element aggregation level. The scheduler further may steal power from one or more unused control channel elements and assign the stolen power to control channel elements assigned to the control channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 30, 2010
    Date of Patent: June 19, 2018
    Assignee: Google Technology Holdings LLC
    Inventors: Rapeepat Ratasuk, Jiangnan Jason Chen, Li-Fan Zhang
  • Patent number: 9973316
    Abstract: A method and apparatus are provided for transmitting data, acknowledgement information, and channel quality indicator (CQI) information. The method includes mapping a reference signal on a middle symbol in a slot; mapping the acknowledgement information on two symbols in the slot, which are directly adjacent to the middle symbol; mapping the CQI information and the data on symbols in the slot except for the middle symbol; and transmitting the reference signal, the acknowledgement information, the CQI information, and the data on the symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 23, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 15, 2018
    Assignee: Samsuing Electronics Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Aris Papasakellariou, Joon-Young Cho
  • Patent number: 9954730
    Abstract: The present invention is applicable to and relates to the field of communications technologies, and provides a method for delivering a static route and an ultimate provider edge (UPE). The method includes: reading, by a UPE, a packet; and delivering a corresponding static route according to related information carried in the packet. The present invention avoids problems that when a site is deployed on a large-scale radio access network, a base station cannot operate normally and a data communications device repeatedly performs troubleshooting and debugging on site caused by differences between preliminary data planning and actual site deployment data. A static route is automatically delivered by processing a packet, thereby reducing manpower costs and avoiding occurrence of human errors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 24, 2018
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Xia Zhang, Xuan Wang, Xuefeng Lai
  • Patent number: 9948562
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method and device for transmitting a pilot signal. The method therefor comprises: conducting OFDM modulation on a pilot signal; and sending the modulated pilot signal on the first and/or the last OFDM symbol of a subframe which transmits the pilot signal. In the technical solution provided in the embodiments of the present application, the pilot signal is transmitted on the first and/or the last OFDM symbol of the subframe, thereby not occupying an OFDM symbol for transmitting a data signal, so as to reduce the resource overhead of the pilot signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: China Academy of Telecommunications Technology
    Inventors: Qiubin Gao, Wenhong Chen, Rui Zhao, Ying Peng
  • Patent number: 9948473
    Abstract: An apparatus, method, program product, and system are disclosed for seamless connection handshake for a reliable multicast session. A node module detects a new node attempting to join a multicast networking session. A handshake module generates a control packet comprising session initiation data for the new node. A packet module creates a combined data packet comprising the control packet and the multicast data packet and sends the combined data packet to the new node. The node module joins the new node to the ongoing multicast networking session without disturbing ongoing data transmissions during the multicast networking session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 17, 2018
    Assignee: LENOVO ENTERPRISE SOLUTIONS (SINGAPORE) PTE. LTD.
    Inventors: Corneliu-Ilie Calciu, Radu Mihai Iorga
  • Patent number: 9917739
    Abstract: Example embodiments of systems and methods for network pattern matching provide the ability to match hidden networks from noisy data sources using probabilistic multi-attribute graph matching analysis. The algorithms may map roles and patterns to observed entities. The outcome is a set of plausible network models. The pattern-matching methodology of these systems and methods may enable the solution of three challenges associated with social network analysis, namely network size and complexity, uncertain and incomplete data, and dynamic network structure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Aptima, Inc.
    Inventors: Georgiy Levchuk, E. Webb Stacy, Charlotte Shabarekh
  • Patent number: 9917730
    Abstract: A peer-to-peer wireless controller topology provisioning system includes plurality of networking devices. A plurality of peer-to-peer wireless controllers are included in each networking device and are each configured to control a portion of a single wireless link with another peer-to-peer wireless controller. A management subsystem determines relative locations for each of the networking devices, and a number of peer-to-peer wireless controllers available in each of the networking devices. The management subsystem then uses a maximum hop constraint and a minimum bandwidth constraint to generate a peer-to-peer wireless controller topology for at least some of the peer-to-peer wireless controllers that are available in the networking devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 13, 2018
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Krishnamurthy Subramanian, Sanjay Sane, Christopher Stephen Petrick
  • Patent number: 9912589
    Abstract: A digital broadcasting system and a method of processing data are disclosed. A receiving system of the digital broadcasting system may include a signal receiving unit, a demodulating unit, a demultiplexer, and an audio/video decoder. The signal receiving unit receives a broadcast signal including main service data and an RS frame including a plurality of MPH service data packets. The demodulating unit demodulates data of the RS frame. The demultiplexer identifies an MPH service data packet including an IP datagram of mobile service data with reference to an MPH header of each MPH service data packet in the RS frame, and when a stuffing data is inserted in the identified payload of MPH service data packet, removes the stuffing data from the payload and separates an audio and video data from IP datagram of the mobile service data of the payload, and outputs the separated audio and video data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Jae Hyung Song, In Hwan Choi, Ho Taek Hong, Kook Yeon Kwak, Byoung Gill Kim, Jong Yeul Suh, Jin Pil Kim, Won Gyu Song, Chul Soo Lee, Jin Woo Kim, Hyoung Gon Lee, Joon Hui Lee
  • Patent number: 9913299
    Abstract: Methods and apparatuses for transmitting and receiving a broadcast signal are disclosed. The broadcast signal transmission method includes encoding broadcast data and fast information for rapid scanning and acquisition of a broadcast service, generating a broadcast signal comprising the encoded broadcast data and fast information, and transmitting the generated broadcast signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 6, 2018
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Minsung Kwak, Woosuk Kwon, Sejin Oh, Kyoungsoo Moon, Woosuk Ko, Sungryong Hong
  • Patent number: 9900904
    Abstract: For controlling radio transmission in a cellular network, a network node detects data traffic between the cellular network and a user equipment. The detected data traffic is based on a transport protocol which involves transmission of an acknowledgement to acknowledge successful reception of data by the user equipment. The network node estimates a time at which sending of an future acknowledgement by the user equipment is expected. On the basis of the estimated time, the network node allocates UL radio resources to the user equipment. By sending an uplink grant, the network node may indicate the allocated uplink radio resources to the user equipment.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2013
    Date of Patent: February 20, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET L M ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Ying Sun, Martin Isaksson, Fredrik Persson
  • Patent number: 9894006
    Abstract: Embodiments are disclosed for a device for determining a number of sample blocks to include in a packet. In some embodiments, a device comprises a communication interface communicatively connectable to another device and configured to transmit data, a processor, and a storage device that stores instructions executable by the processor to determine a total sample size of samples stored in a transmission buffer. The instructions are further executable to calculate a bandwidth credit based on a reserved bandwidth and an elapsed time since a last sent packet, determine a number of sample blocks to include in a packet based on the total sample size and the bandwidth credit, and generate a packet including the determined number of sample blocks.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: Harman International Industries, Incorporated
    Inventors: Heramb Kuwelkar, Lejin K. Joy
  • Patent number: 9893861
    Abstract: Disclosed are a method for determining and indicating a transmission resource, and a terminal and a base station. The method comprises: a base station and a UE agreeing that at least one subframe of a set number of wireless frames is used as a reference subframe, and considering that all REs in the reference subframe which are probably occupied by a ZP/NZP CSI-RS are REs unable to be used for EPDCCH transmission; and the base station sending to a UE configuration information about REs in other subframes which are occupied by the ZP/NZP CSI-RS in the reference subframe, so that the UE can determine REs in other subframes, which are probably occupied by the ZP/NZP CSI-RS but are in fact not occupied by the ZP/NZP CSI-RS as REs used for the EPDCCH transmission, thereby increasing the number of REs used for EPDCCH transmission, and reducing the system overheads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 13, 2018
    Assignee: CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Rui Zhao, Yanan Lin
  • Patent number: 9888520
    Abstract: The present invention is designed to allow more reliable small cell detection while preventing the increase of power consumption in user terminals. The communication control method of the present invention includes the steps in which a radio base station that forms a macro cell and/or a small cell notifies a user terminal of transmission configuration information of a detection/measurement signal that is transmitted from the small cell, and discontinuous reception information including a discontinuous reception cycle in the user terminal, and the user terminal configures a detection duration for detecting the detection/measurement signal to overlap at least one transmission duration of the detection/measurement signal, based on the transmission configuration information and the discontinuous reception information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2014
    Date of Patent: February 6, 2018
    Assignee: NTT DOCOMO, INC.
    Inventors: Hiroki Harada, Liu Liu, Lan Chen
  • Patent number: 9882733
    Abstract: A method is executed by a multimedia broadcast multicast services gateway (MBMS-GW) to offload data plane traffic, where the data plane traffic is enhanced MBMS (e MBMS) downlink traffic for a data plane interface Internet Protocol (IP) multicast transport between the MBMS-GW and an enhanced node B (e Node B). The method includes allocating an IP multicast address and a common tunnel endpoint identifier (C-TEID) for an MBMS session between node B (e Node B) and a broadcast multicast service center (BM-SC). The method also includes configuring the at least one network element to match an IP address and a user datagram protocol (UDP) port of incoming data plane traffic, to modify the IP address and UDP port to the IP multicast address and associated UDP port, and to push a general packed radio service (GPRS) tunneling protocol (GTP) user data (GTP-U) header including the C-TEID onto the data plane traffic.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 30, 2018
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Xufan Hua, Jiangtao Zhang
  • Patent number: 9877262
    Abstract: Methods for transmitting and receiving data of a station includes setting a direct route to a corresponding station and a relay route to a relay device, selecting one route as between the direct route and relay route, and transmitting and receiving data through the selected route. A non-transitory computer-readable storage medium may store a program including instructions to cause a computer to perform the method. The setting may be performed by a processor and the transmitting and receiving may be performed respectively by a transmitter and a receiver.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 10, 2015
    Date of Patent: January 23, 2018
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Hyoung Jin Kwon, Jin Kyeong Kim, Woo Yong Lee, Yong Sun Kim, Kyeongpyo Kim