Patents Examined by Jung Liu
  • Patent number: 10757651
    Abstract: Methods and systems for wirelessly transmitting data between Wi-Fi stations without requiring the Wi-Fi stations to be fully connected to the Wi-Fi network. A first Wi-Fi station generates the data to be transmitted. The data comprises status data and/or wake-up data. The first Wi-Fi station then inserts the data in a vendor-specific information element of a probe request frame and wirelessly transmits the probe request frame. The probe request frame is then received by a second Wi-Fi station. If the probe request frame contains wake-up data and the second Wi-Fi station is operating in a low-power mode when it receives the probe request frame, the second Wi-Fi station will wake-up from the low-power mode. If the probe request frame contains status data then the second Wi-Fi station may process the probe request frame and/or forward at least a portion of the received probe request frame to another device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 25, 2020
    Assignee: Imagination Technologies Limited
    Inventor: Ian R. Knowles
  • Patent number: 10748213
    Abstract: System and methods for a connection proxy server are described. According to an example method described herein, a connection proxy server stores subscription, product tables as well as other downloads that are provided to a client terminal during initialization stage as well as later during a trading session. Upon detecting that a connection between the client terminal and a gateway is lost, the connection proxy maintains a communication session created for the client terminal at the gateway and receives data intended for the client terminal. If the connection is re-established between the client terminal and the gateway during a predetermined period of time, the connection proxy provides the stored data to the client terminal thus avoiding a surge in processing resources at the gateway due to the necessary downloads.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventor: Neil P. Crouch
  • Patent number: 10750520
    Abstract: Techniques and apparatus for implementing a radio link control (RLC) layer and/or packet data convergence protocol (PDCP) layer window advance with holes (e.g., one or more missing packets) are provided. One technique includes generating a sequence of packets for transmission to an apparatus. A determination of whether to request the apparatus to at least temporarily ignore missing packets from the sequence is made based on one or more criteria. A message with an indication of the determination is transmitted to the apparatus. The apparatus may receive the sequence of packets, detect missing packets in the sequence, and process the sequence of packets in accordance with the indication in the received message.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Yue Yang, Aziz Gholmieh, Shailesh Maheshwari, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Vishal Dalmiya, Bao Vinh Nguyen
  • Patent number: 10749778
    Abstract: A wireless receiver receives location pilots embedded in received symbols and uses the location pilots to detect the first path for every base station the network has designated for the receiver to use in time of arrival estimation. The receiver preferably applies matching pursuit strategies to offer a robust and reliable identification of a channel impulse response's first path. The receiver may also receive and use estimation pilots as a supplement to the location pilot information in determining time of arrival. The receiver can use metrics characteristic of the channel to improve the robustness and reliability of the identification of a CIR's first path. With the first path identified, the receiver measures the time of arrival for signals from that path and the receiver determines the observed time difference of arrival (OTDOA) to respond to network requests for OTDOA and position determination measurements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: ACORN TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Steven C Thompson, Fernando Lopez de Victoria
  • Patent number: 10750493
    Abstract: The disclosure provides a method and a device in a User Equipment (UE) and base station for unlicensed spectrum. The UE first monitors a first signaling, and then, if the first signaling is detected, monitors a second signaling, or receives a first radio signal, wherein the first signaling includes a first field; the first signaling carries first sub-information besides the first field, or the first signaling carries second sub-information besides the first field; the first field in the first signaling is used for determining whether the first sub-information or the second sub-information is carried in the first signaling; the first sub-information is used for determining a first time-frequency resource pool, time-frequency resources occupied by the second signaling belong to the first time-frequency resource pool, and the second sub-information is used for determining time-frequency resources occupied by the first radio signal. The disclosure can improve the utilization of unlicensed spectrum resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 11, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 18, 2020
    Assignee: SHANGHAI LANGBO COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY COMPANY LIMITED
    Inventors: Zheng Liu, Qi Jiang, Xiaobo Zhang
  • Patent number: 10742276
    Abstract: A method including selecting multiple dedicated radios on a transmission channel and programming multiple association identifiers on each dedicated radio is provided. Each of the association identifiers is configured to detect a resource unit assigned to one of multiple stations. The method includes providing multiple packets collected from the dedicated radios to a server and merging the packets from the dedicated radios to identify at least one station. Merging the packets includes identifying a preamble in the packets from the dedicated radios, matching the preamble from different dedicated radios, combining a data portion of the packets from different dedicated radios whose preamble match, selecting a time-stamp from one of the dedicated radios, and associating the time-stamp with the data portion. A system and a non-transitory, computer readable medium storing instructions to perform the above method are also provided.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Hewlet Packard Enterprise Development LP
    Inventors: Shahnawaz Siraj, Eldad Perahia, Sachin N. Ganu, Liang Li
  • Patent number: 10743229
    Abstract: A base station and method thereof includes transmitting from the base station to a user equipment, parameters for an offload from the cellular RAN to a wireless local area network (LAN). The parameters are used by the user equipment to perform an access network selection between the cellular RAN and the wireless LAN, and include a first threshold for comparison with a cellular signal strength of the cellular RAN, a second threshold for comparison with a wireless LAN signal strength of the wireless LAN, and a third threshold for comparison with a load of the wireless LAN. When performing access network selection, the parameters may cause the user equipment to perform the offload, in response to the cellular signal strength being lower than the first threshold, the wireless LAN signal strength being higher than the second threshold, and the load of the wireless LAN being lower than the third threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 19, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: KYOCERA Corporation
    Inventors: Henry Chang, Yushi Nagasaka, Kugo Morita, Fangwei Tong, Masato Fujishiro, Chiharu Yamazaki, Hiroyuki Adachi, Noriyoshi Fukuta
  • Patent number: 10740849
    Abstract: Systems and methods are disclosed for interacting with smart contracts stored on a blockchain to control vehicle related activity. The systems and methods may include (1) receiving one or more transactions from one or more computing devices, the transactions associated with a particular vehicle and include a VIN for the vehicle and indicative of at least one of a trigger condition associated with the vehicle; (2) compiling the one or more transactions into a block of transactions; (3) distributing the block to a plurality of validation entities to form a consensus on an update to the distributed ledger; (4) routing the one or more transactions within the block to respective smart contracts associated with the VIN; and/or (5) automatically executing an action the particular smart contract directs should be performed in response to the particular trigger condition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Leise, Jacob J. Alt, Jaime Skaggs, Eric Bellas, Shawn M. Call, Eric R. Moore, Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Vicki King
  • Patent number: 10740844
    Abstract: In some examples, a system or method of implementing a smart contract on a blockchain can involve receiving an indication of a portfolio of assets, an amount from a buyer to invest in the portfolio, a number of assets in the portfolio that is based on exchange rates and the amount to invest, and a confirmation from the buyer of the number of assets. The system or method can involve calculating a cost of the portfolio to yield a contract, receiving the amount and excess collateral from the buyer as a buyer acceptance of the contract, and an entity acceptance of the contract including an entity amount. The system or method can involve receiving, at the smart contract, a request from the buyer to close the contract, and settling the contract via the smart contract at a current value of the portfolio based on pricing data from a valuation entity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: ShapeShift AG
    Inventors: Adam Stradling, Erik Voorhees
  • Patent number: 10742465
    Abstract: A method by a user equipment (UE) is described. The method includes receiving a first physical signal, determining a first physical structure based on information in the first physical signal, and determining resource elements based on the first physical structure. A first set of subcarriers with first subcarrier spacing which is integer multiple or integer sub-multiple of second subcarrier spacing are mapped such that in addition to a slot boundary one or more of starting positions or ending positions of first subcarriers with the first subcarrier spacing in a first set of OFDM symbols are aligned with one or more of starting positions or ending positions of second subcarriers with the second subcarrier spacing in a second set of OFDM symbols.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 31, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Shohei Yamada, Kazunari Yokomakura, Shoichi Suzuki, Hidekazu Tsuboi, Kimihiko Imamura
  • Patent number: 10735503
    Abstract: A wireless client device in a wireless network listens to transmissions from other wireless client devices to determine a local wireless network topology of wireless client devices, and transmits the local wireless network topology to a server in a content delivery network. The wireless client device transmits a request for content to the server and receives a message from the server via the wireless network, the message indicating at least one source wireless client device in the local wireless network topology that contains the content. The wireless client device can transmit a request for the content to the at least one source wireless client device. The wireless client device receives the content from the at least one source wireless client device via a peer-to-peer link in the wireless network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 12, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: Genghiscomm Holdings, LLC
    Inventor: Steve J Shattil
  • Patent number: 10733160
    Abstract: Methods and systems maintain a distributed ledger of transactions pertaining to a particular vehicle. The method may include (1) receiving, by one or more processors, vehicle data from one or more remote computing devices; (2) detecting, by the one or more processors, a vehicle-related event from analysis of the vehicle data; (3) identifying, by the one or more processors, a VIN of the vehicle when a vehicle-related event is detected; (4) generating, by the one or more processors, a transaction including (i) the vehicle's VIN, and (ii) describing the vehicle-related event; and (5) transmitting, by the one or more processors, to a server the transaction to facilitate maintaining a VIN-based distributed ledger for the particular vehicle.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOBILE INSURANCE COMPANY
    Inventors: William J. Leise, Jacob J. Alt, Jaime Skaggs, Eric Bellas, Shawn M. Call, Eric R. Moore, Melinda Teresa Magerkurth, Vicki King
  • Patent number: 10719886
    Abstract: Methods and systems for determining fault for an accident involving a vehicle having one or more autonomous and/or semi-autonomous operation features are provided. According to certain aspects, performance data indicative of the performance of the features may be used to determine fault for a vehicle accident, such as a collision, by allocating fault for the accident between a vehicle operator, the autonomous operation features, or a third party. The allocation of fault may be used to determine an adjustment to an insurance policy and/or adjust coverage levels for an insurance policy. The allocation of fault may further be used to adjust risk levels or profiles associated with the autonomous or semi-autonomous operation features, which may be applied to other vehicles having the same or similar features.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
    Inventors: Blake Konrardy, Scott T. Christensen, Gregory Hayward, Scott Farris
  • Patent number: 10719881
    Abstract: A subscription healthcare coverage system and method providing lower-cost and less-complex healthcare coverage for individuals, including employees of businesses, having flat initial fees, business-provided discounts, adjustments of fees upon renewal based on past use, secure direct instant communications with covered individuals, businesses, and healthcare providers through common electronic devices, accumulation of data in a secure, quickly-accessible form, and administration based on the application of defined rules to accumulated data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Inventor: Derek Foreman
  • Patent number: 10715437
    Abstract: Examples may include an apparatus having a packet receiver to receive a packet, the packet including a packet header having a deadline and a destination network node. The apparatus includes a routing table including a current latency for a path to the destination network node for the packet. The apparatus further includes a reprioritization component to get the deadline for delivery of the packet to the destination network node, to set a remaining time for the packet to the deadline minus a current time, to subtract the current latency from the remaining time when the packet is to be routed, and to assign the packet to one of a plurality of deadline bins based at least in part on the remaining time, each deadline bin associated with one of a plurality of transmit queues, the plurality of deadline bins arranged in a deadline priority order from a highest priority to a lowest priority.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Grzegorz Jereczek, Maciej Andrzej Koprowski, Piotr Wysocki
  • Patent number: 10699341
    Abstract: The present embodiments are provided to facilitate the automatic trading of spreads in a fast and accurate manner. One or more market data feeds that contain market information for tradable objects are received at an exchange. A spread data feed is generated in response to the market data feeds and from one or more spread setting parameters, which can be entered by a user. The spread data feed is preferably displayed in a spread window as bid and ask quantities associated with an axis or scale of prices. The user can enter orders in the spread window and the legs will be automatically worked to achieve, or attempt to achieve, the spread. In addition, other tools disclosed herein may be utilized to assist the user in making such trades.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 6, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Trading Technologies International, Inc.
    Inventors: Gary Allan Kemp, II, Jens-Uwe Schluetter, Michael J. Burns, Scott F. Singer, Fred Monroe, David Babulak, Harris C. Brumfield
  • Patent number: 10701623
    Abstract: A software application executing on a server and communicating with an agent in a wireless access point predicts a type of a computing device wirelessly connected via a radio frequency link to the wireless access point. The application receives an indication of a model of the computing device from the wireless access point, and further receives one or more characteristics of the computing device from the wireless access point. The application then predicts the type of the computing device associated with the one or more of the indication of the model, and characteristics, of the computing device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: ASSIA SPA, LLC
    Inventors: Sungho Yun, Carlos Garcia Hernandez, Javier Monteagudo, Manikanden Balakrishnan, Wooyul Lee
  • Patent number: 10701632
    Abstract: A first communication device generates and transmits a wakeup packet configured to cause a wakeup radio of a second communication device to prompt a wireless local area network (WLAN) network interface device of the second communication device to transition from a low power state to an active state. The wakeup packet is generated to include i) a WLAN legacy preamble, ii) a wakeup radio (WUR) preamble, and iii) a data portion. The data portion comprises a plurality of time segments, each time segment corresponds to a respective information bit. The data portion is generated to include a respective prefix inserted prior to each time segment corresponding to the respective bit to mitigate intersymbol interference at a receiver caused at least by multipath effects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 9, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Marvell International Ltd.
    Inventors: Hua Mu, Rui Cao, Xiayu Zheng, Hongyuan Zhang
  • Patent number: 10700768
    Abstract: An air-to-ground communication system including: a plurality of ground stations, where each ground station includes a plurality of ground-based directional antennae having a beam width associated with a particular area of the sky above the ground station and for each ground-based directional antenna, a least one software defined radio coupled to the directional antenna to enable the ground-based directional antenna to transmit radio frequency signals generated by the software defined radio and to provide to the software defined radio frequency signals received by the ground-based directional antenna and a plurality of air stations, each including a number of air-based directional antennae and an air station control unit, each air-based directional antenna having a beam width associated with a particular area of the sky below the air station; for each air-based directional antenna, a least one software defined radio coupled to the air-based directional antenna in such a manner as enable the air-based direction
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Inventor: Holloway H. Frost
  • Patent number: 10694261
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that relate to on-demand compression for electronic data, such as media content, through a communication pathway. The communication pathway may be configured to multicast media content to a plurality of end-users in a service group. In certain embodiments, the service group may comprise a service group node having a quadrature amplitude modulation device. In one exemplary method, it may be determined whether the amount of media content being transmitted meets a first utilization threshold. The determination may be based on, at least in part, by measurements taken at one or more electronic devices located throughout a network or system. If the first bandwidth utilization threshold is not met, media content may be transmitted in a first format. If the first bandwidth utilization threshold is met, at least a portion of the media content may be transmitted in a first optimized delivery technique.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventors: Tom Brown, Rick Gasloli