Patents Examined by Joshua Smith
  • Patent number: 10367716
    Abstract: Methods, devices, and systems for information distribution in a wireless communication system is provided. In one embodiment, a method of information distribution in a wireless communication system comprises receiving an information advertisement signal by a propagator node, wherein said information advertisement signal identifies information available from a distributor node; storing said information advertisement signal by said propagator node in a distributor routing table; and forwarding said information advertisement signal by said propagator node to another propagator node, a selector node, or both.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: BlackBerry Limited
    Inventor: William Anthony Gage
  • Patent number: 10368311
    Abstract: A communication method is provided. The communication method includes comparing an amount of current consumed by a first communication module which operates a first channel with an amount of current consumed by a second communication module which operates a second channel and determining at least one of the first channel or the second channel as a primary component carrier (PCC) according to the compared result.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 30, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventor: Dong Ha Kim
  • Patent number: 10340974
    Abstract: A wireless terminal and data receiving and transmitting methods thereof are described. When the wireless terminal receives data, an antenna is used for receiving receipt signals from an uplink band and a downlink band, allowing mixed signals to enter a duplexer. The duplexer separates receipt signals from the uplink band and downlink band, and passes the receipt signal from the downlink band through a downlink band receiving end and passes the receipt signal from the uplink band through a shift switch to enter a central processing unit for aggregation together.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Inventors: Shenggang Hu, Aiping Guo, Shiqing Zhao
  • Patent number: 10333796
    Abstract: An optical network including a plurality of gateway nodes interconnected with a plurality of intermediate nodes with segments of fiber. The network includes a plurality of devices, such as reconfigurable optical add drop multiplexers, optimally placed at various nodes throughout the network. The device placement is optimized with an integer linear programming analysis considering span definition such that any given span involves some number of segments not exceeding a number of segments that would require wavelength regeneration, cost of placement of a device at a given node, cost of wavelength regeneration, and various parameters and constraints.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 21, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Level 3 Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Benjamin K. Peterson, Laurel Clark
  • Patent number: 10334618
    Abstract: A method for efficient data transmission in a wireless communication system includes dynamically configuring at least one period cycle (P-CYCLE) pattern comprising a period-on (P-ON) duration and a period-off (P-OFF) duration that are adjusted in accordance with a number of transmissions from user equipments (UEs) operating in a shared band spectrum, wherein the number of transmissions comprises a number of successful transmissions or a number of unsuccessful transmissions received from the UEs. The method further includes transmitting the P-CYCLE pattern including the P-ON duration and the P-OFF duration to the UEs using a downlink channel over the shared spectrum band, wherein the downlink channel comprises a higher layer signal or a physical layer signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: June 25, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Thomas Novlan, Boon Loong Ng, Jianzhong Zhang
  • Patent number: 10320612
    Abstract: A network element (“NE”) is capable of starting an automatic configuration in response to an initiator such as a dongle. In one embodiment, after resetting a counter used for identifying a signal, a process for the automatic configuration forces a first test signal at a test mode output (“TMO”) pin of a console interface to a logic state zero. Upon detecting a break condition at a receiver pin, a second test signal at the TMO pin is forced to a logic state one. When logic state one is detected at the receiver pin of the NE, an automatic configuration mode at the NE is activated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: June 11, 2019
    Inventors: James Kelly, Michael Krupicka
  • Patent number: 10299265
    Abstract: In one embodiment, a network of nodes is configured to communicate according to a configuration of a vertical ladder topology as well as monitoring communication in the network, and/or selectively controls whether or not provisioned particular links will be used. One embodiment colors nodes of the network (e.g., a wireless deterministic network) along different paths through the network and marks packets with the color of each traversed node to track a path taken by a packet. One embodiment sends a particular packet through the network and marks over which links the packet traverses and aggregates these traversed links of other copies of the particular packet. One embodiment controls whether or not the provisioned time slots are used based on flooding a control packet through the network with enable or disable information for each of these links.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Pascal Thubert, Jean-Philippe Vasseur, Patrick Wetterwald
  • Patent number: 10291495
    Abstract: A network analysis terminal is described that operates within a vehicle cabin to generate passenger connectivity experience metrics. The terminal monitors packets communicated through at least one cabin network between a content server and passenger terminals. The terminal receives packets monitored by the network interface and identifies passenger terminal identifiers that are addressed by content of the packets. Names of vehicle passengers associated with the packets are identified using the passenger terminal identifiers as indexes to retrieve the names of vehicle passengers from an information repository that maps names of vehicle passengers to passenger terminal identifiers. Passenger connectivity experience metrics are generated based on measurements performed on the packets over time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Inventor: Brian A. Still
  • Patent number: 10277492
    Abstract: Downlink signals output from a transmission and reception unit are combined with an interference signal of a CW, a resultant signal is applied to a mobile terminal, throughputs for respective interference signal frequencies for the downlink signals are collectively measured, a signal suppression band of the filter is fitted to a frequency band of the downlink signal determined not to reach a defined value, and re-measurement and re-determination of the throughput for the downlink signal among the collectively measured throughputs are performed. In a case where throughputs collectively measured at a certain interference signal frequency are equal to or greater than the defined value and a case where re-measured throughputs of all the downlink signals are equal to or greater than the defined value, the interference signal frequency is switched to the next interference signal frequency, and collective throughput measurement is performed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: Ryota Chinbe, Nobutoshi Otonari, Kazunari Kawano, Akira Hatano
  • Patent number: 10264462
    Abstract: A system including an interference module. The interference module is configured to determine, based on first data to be transmitted from a wireless communication device, information about interference predicted to be caused by the first data being transmitted, and provide, to a receiver of the wireless communication device, the information about the predicted interference. A component of the receiver of the wireless communication device is configured to receive, from the interference module, the information about the predicted interference, and adjust, for a duration of the predicted interference, a function performed by the component of the receiver. The function performed by the component of the receiver is related to processing a signal received by the receiver of the wireless communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 16, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell World Trade Ltd.
    Inventors: Leilei Song, Yi-Ling Chao, Hui-Ling Lou, Vladan Petrovic, Yakun Sun
  • Patent number: 10243881
    Abstract: Embodiments described herein generally relate to the use of three-dimensional solid state memory structures, both volatile and non-volatile, utilizing a Network-on-Chip routing protocol which provide for the access of memory storage via a router. As such, data may be sent to and/or from memory storage as data packets on the chip. The Network-on-Chip routing protocol may be utilized to interconnect unlimited numbers of three-dimensional memory cell matrices, spread on a die, or multiple dies, thus allowing for reduced latencies among matrices, selective power control, unlimited memory density growth without major latency penalties, and reduced parasitic capacitance and resistance. Other benefits include a reduction in total density as compared to two-dimensional solid state memory structures utilizing a Network-on-Chip routing protocol, improved signal integrity, larger die areas, improved bandwidths and higher frequencies of operation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Western Digital Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Zvonimir Z. Bandic, Luis Cargnini, Kurt Allan Rubin, Dejan Vucinic
  • Patent number: 10178528
    Abstract: Methods for managing device connectivity of machine type communications devices include receiving a packet data protocol based command addressed to a Machine Type Communication (MTC) device, determining if the MTC device has an active packet data protocol context, in response to determining that the MTC device does not have an active packet data protocol context, activating a packet data protocol context for the MTC device, and forwarding the packet data protocol based command to the MTC device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: January 8, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jari Arkko, Anders E. Eriksson, Ari Keränen, Hans Bertil Rönneke, Joachim Sachs
  • Patent number: 10171625
    Abstract: A method transmits data in a communications network containing a plurality of nodes. The transmission of suitable configuration data between a node and its neighboring node ensures that the time slots used for the data transmission are used only by one node, thus preventing collision. The method is preferably used in wireless sensor networks, in which the individual sensor nodes exchange data between one another. The method guarantees reliable data transmission with low energy consumption by the individual sensor nodes. The method can be combined with a decentralized pattern detection, for which mean values are decentrally determined in a suitable manner in the individual nodes via protocols known per se, particularly via a consensus protocol or via a tree aggregation protocol. The method is used particularly in a communications network for an automation system or a power network or a transport network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 29, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2019
    Assignee: Siemens Aktiengesellschaft
    Inventor: Rudolf Sollacher
  • Patent number: 10142964
    Abstract: A method and system signal resource allocation information in an asymmetric multicarrier communication network. A MS communicates with a BS using asymmetric carriers consisting of at least one low frequency carrier (e.g., primary carriers) in a cellular band and at least one high frequency carrier (e.g., secondary carriers) in a millimeter Wave band. In one embodiment, the BS allocates resources for one or more transmit time intervals in at least one of DL allocation interval of a secondary DL carrier and UL allocation interval of a secondary UL carrier for the MS, where the DL allocation interval spans one or more subframes of the secondary DL carrier and the UL allocation interval spans one or more subframes of the secondary UL carrier. The BS then transmits information regarding the allocated resources to the MS in a Packet Data Control Channel region of a subframe of the primary DL carrier.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 9, 2013
    Date of Patent: November 27, 2018
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Anshuman Nigam, Anil Agiwal, Young-Bin Chang
  • Patent number: 10135704
    Abstract: The detection of network communication problems in networks that have multiple end nodes, and multiple transit nodes in between. One or more of the end nodes monitors one or more flows, creates associated flow information including performance information for each flow, and then reports the flow information. A system then estimates, for each of multiple flows within the network, a likely path that network traffic takes through that network. The system might then use performance information for each of the reported flows to identify at least one candidate problem network entity that is common amongst the estimated paths of the at least the subset of the plurality of flows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Assignee: Microsoft Technology Licensing, LLC
    Inventors: Adrian Power, Peter John Hill
  • Patent number: 10136387
    Abstract: A method and apparatus for suspending a discontinuous reception (DRX) in a wireless communication system is provided. A user equipment (UE) receives a DRX suspend configuration including a DRX suspend triggering condition from a base station (BS), detects an occurrence of the DRX suspend triggering condition, performs an action according to the DRX suspend triggering condition, and suspends a DRX.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 27, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 20, 2018
    Inventors: Heejeong Cho, Hyunsoo Ko, Hyeyoung Choi, Ilmu Byun, Kungmin Park
  • Patent number: 10129162
    Abstract: System and methods are provided for providing modular control of network data packet handling and configurations. In one aspect, a storage-to-network mapping data structure is provided that can translate network connection parameters into high level, searchable concepts. In turn, these searchable concepts can be used by one or more modular software-defined storage applications to provide rules for network traffic handling that can then be merged into a dataplane forwarding data structure for implementation by a dataplane forwarder.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 19, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Cavium, LLC
    Inventor: Robert Lee Faulk, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10098158
    Abstract: A wireless device, a base station, a random access method and a preamble configuration method are provided. The mobile communication system defines a plurality of preambles, a plurality of low priority preamble sets, and a high priority preamble set. The low priority preamble sets have a strict partial order relationship therebetween. The high priority preamble set and the highest-order low priority preamble set are independent from each other. When requiring random access from a base station, the wireless device randomly selects a preamble from the low priority preamble sets to transmit a random access request message to the base station by using the selected preamble. When the request for random access fails, the wireless device with low priority randomly reselects a preamble from the higher-order low priority preamble set, and the wireless device with high priority randomly reselects a preamble from the high priority preamble set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: Institute For Information Industry
    Inventor: Kun-Hung Lee
  • Patent number: 10075877
    Abstract: A method of data communication rate control is provided. The method includes an application service provider receiving, from a mobile service provider, an indication of a data rate for transmission of data from a server associated with the application service provider to a mobile device. The method also includes transmitting data to the mobile device from the server associated with the application service provider based on the received data rate indication.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 20, 2014
    Date of Patent: September 11, 2018
    Assignee: Google LLC
    Inventors: Andreas Terzis, Ankur Jain, Hao Du, Feng Lu
  • Patent number: 10044420
    Abstract: A method for transmitting payload data from a base station (BS) to a user equipment (UE) via a MIMO channel is provided. Channel estimation is performed first and the channel-estimation result is used for optimizing data transmission. Instead of reporting CQI, RI and PMI to the BS, the UE reports a first channel transfer function characterizing an end-to-end process of obtaining received CSI-RS symbols from originally-sent CSI-RS symbols. Computation burden at the UE is reduced as computation of the CQI, RI and PMI is eliminated. At the BS, an effect caused by the antenna port-to-transceiver unit (AP-to-TXRU) virtualization operation is removed from the first channel transfer function to yield a second channel transfer function. With the second channel transfer function closer to the MIMO channel transfer function than the first one, the “content” of the MIMO channel is better utilized in optimizing data-transmission performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 7, 2018
    Assignee: Hong Kong Applied Science and Technology Research Institute Company Limited
    Inventors: Yuxian Zhang, Man Wai Kwan, Eric Kong Chau Tsang