Patents Examined by Kan Yuen
  • Patent number: 10973071
    Abstract: There is provided a method, comprising: at least partially controlling, by a network node, transmissions in a plural of radio access technologies, RATs, each RAT being capable of providing at least one communication link to a same user equipment; deciding to transmit a packet to the user equipment at least via a first RAT; requesting a transmission of the packet additionally via at least one other RAT; determining capability information corresponding to the requested transmission of the packet via the at least one other RAT; determining transmission setup for the packet to be transmitted via the first RAT based on the capability information, wherein the transmission set-up defines at least the number of transmissions to be performed for the packet by the first RAT; and instructing the transmission of the packet via the first RAT according to the determined transmission level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 6, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Vinh Van Phan, Zexian Li, Ling Yu, David Navratil
  • Patent number: 10965587
    Abstract: Ways of sending data over a network over a single path or over multiple parallel paths on an as-needed basis depending upon network conditions, and/or other factors, are described. For example, if a computing device detects sufficient jitter and/or latency at one or more network interfaces, the data may be sent over two or more communication paths using two or more network interfaces.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: Comcast Cable Communications, LLC
    Inventor: Ross Gilson
  • Patent number: 10965591
    Abstract: A system includes a first MODEM configured to generate a first data packet (including a first virtual routing and forwarding (VRF) instance identifier associated with a first service, a first user group, or both) based on a first radio-frequency (RF) signal and a second MODEM configured to generate a second data packet (including a second VRF instance identifier associated with a second service, a second user group, or both) based on a second RF signal. The system includes a network device configured to receive the first data packet, transmit a first packet (including a first header that includes a first indicator associated with a first VRF instance) to a first device via a network, receive the second data packet, and transmit a second packet (including a second header that includes a second indicator associated with a second VRF instance) to a second device via the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 30, 2021
    Assignee: THE BOEING COMPANY
    Inventors: James P. Scott, Scott C. Sullivan
  • Patent number: 10959253
    Abstract: A transmission method of a base station is provided. The base station generates a physical channel or a physical signal using a physical resource block (PRB) that is a resource allocation unit in a frequency domain. The base station transmits the physical channel or the physical signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 23, 2021
    Assignee: ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS RESEARCH INSTITUTE
    Inventors: Sung-Hyun Moon, Cheulsoon Kim, Ji Hyung Kim, Juho Park, Jun Hwan Lee, Minhyun Kim, Junghoon Lee
  • Patent number: 10945128
    Abstract: Data forwarding may be useful in many communication systems. Thus, for example, data forwarding support may be useful in dual connectivity in, for example, the third generation partnership project (3GPP) and more particularly to dual connectivity with enabled downlink (DL) data back forwarding. A method can include receiving, by a first network node, an indication indicating that for at least one split bearer, data received prior to the indication is to be forwarded to a second network node. The indication can also indicate that the at least one split bearer should be kept or maintained at the first network node. The method can also include, in response to the received indication, forwarding the data for the at least one split bearer received prior to the indication to the second network node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Solutions and Networks Oy
    Inventors: Tsunehiko Chiba, Henri Markus Koskinen
  • Patent number: 10945277
    Abstract: A user equipment (UE) receives control signaling in a scheduling bandwidth part (BWP). The control signaling indicates switching from a first active BWP to a second active BWP or switching from a first active BWP pair to a second active BWP pair for the UE. The control signaling aligns with a time unit boundary, such as a slot boundary, that is associated with the scheduling BWP. In the event that a scheduled BWP for a UE has a different numerology than a scheduling BWP that is currently active for the UE, the UE could switch from the scheduling BWP to the scheduled BWP based on a control signaling monitoring periodicity of the scheduled BWP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 9, 2021
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Javad Abdoli, Zhenfei Tang
  • Patent number: 10939465
    Abstract: A wireless communication system according to the present disclosure includes an access point (AP) belonging to a certain BSS and a terminal (STA) belonging to the AP. The STA updates an NAV used for virtual carrier sense according to whether the AP and the STA are permitted to use OBSS_PD-based SR.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventors: Leonardo Lanante, Yuhei Nagao, Hiroshi Ochi
  • Patent number: 10938864
    Abstract: Systems and methods presented herein provide for real time communications between service provider subscribers. In one embodiment, a web server is operable to provide a network-to-network interface (NNI) with a plurality of service providers, to communicate with the service providers through WebRTC links, and to retrieve contact information of subscribers to the service providers over the WebRTC links. The web server also includes a database operable to store the contact information of the subscribers. The web server is also operable to process a connection request from a first of the subscribers to connect with a second of the subscribers, to retrieve the second subscriber's contact information from the database, to push a notification message to a device of the second subscriber using the second subscriber's contact information (e.g., a user identity), and to establish a WebRTC connection between first and second subscribers when the second subscriber accepts the connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: CABLE TELEVISION LABORATORIES, INC.
    Inventors: David Hancock, Ed Miller, Kurt Fennell, Sumanth Channabasappa
  • Patent number: 10939420
    Abstract: Disclosed is a method for transmitting data by a terminal in a wireless communication system, including transmitting, to a base station, a scheduling request for requesting resources for transmitting the data, monitoring a control channel to receive resource allocation information from the base station, in case that the resource allocation information is received on the control channel, starting a timer for monitoring the control channel, and transmitting, to the base station, the data based on the resource allocation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 5, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Inventors: Soeng Hun Kim, Gert Jan Van Lieshout
  • Patent number: 10939401
    Abstract: Systems and methods for determining round trip time (RTT) includes a second node, which receives a first signal from a first node at a first time, determines a timing advance based on a first estimated channel response for the first signal, and transmits at a second time, a second signal to the first node, wherein the second time occurs after the first time by an amount of a pre-specified delay for RTT estimation minus the timing advance. The first node transmits the first signal to the second node at an initial time, receives the second signal from the second node, and determines a timing statistic from a second estimated channel response for the second signal, the timing statistic estimated at a third time. The first node determines the RTT as the third time minus the initial time minus the pre-specified delay for RTT estimation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 24, 2019
    Date of Patent: March 2, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Bilal Sadiq, Navid Abedini, Naga Bhushan, Junyi Li, Joseph Binamira Soriaga, Muhammad Nazmul Islam, Alexandros Manolakos
  • Patent number: 10917892
    Abstract: The present invention discloses a method of performing Bandwidth Part (BWP) switching by a user equipment (UE). The method comprises scheduling to receive a Synchronization Signal Block (SSB) during a first period; determining whether to perform the BWP switching based on the first period and a second period representing time duration for performing the BWP switching; and when the first period and the second period do not overlap, performing the BWP switching.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Yoonoh Yang, Sangwook Lee, Suhwan Lim, Manyoung Jung, Jinyup Hwang
  • Patent number: 10917820
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to a wireless communication device and a method for controlling the same and, particularly, to a wireless communication device capable of communicating in different frequency bands, and a method for controlling the same. A method according to an embodiment of the disclosure corresponds to a method for controlling a wireless communication device having a wireless communication unit in accordance with each of a plurality of wireless communication standards.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Inventors: Doyoung Jung, Changyeul Kwon, Joosoon Kim, Ilju Na, Yoonjo Oh, Sukjin Yun, Sungrok Yoon, Wonsup Cho, Suyoung Park, Sungchul Park
  • Patent number: 10917298
    Abstract: A computer-implemented method and system for global device management architecture with regional autonomy for devices on a cellular network are disclosed. The computer implemented method for optimizing device management architecture for IoT devices includes providing device information to a server in a master node for registering a device with the master node; providing rules to assign the device to at least one node based on the device information; assigning the device to the at least one node in response to the rules; and automatically configuring the device to connect the device to the assigned node.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 9, 2021
    Assignee: Aeris Communications, Inc.
    Inventors: Eran Netanel, Narendra Sharma, Yixiang Chen, Manish Mishra
  • Patent number: 10911971
    Abstract: It is presented a method for session analysis in a wireless communication network. The method is performed in a network node (5) of the wireless communication network (4) and comprises receiving (70) a session report from a wireless terminal (1), the wireless terminal being within a coverage region of the wireless communication network, obtaining (72) a network report associated with the session report, and storing (73) a session network report associated with performance of the obtained network report and performance of the received the session report, for the coverage region. It is also presented a network node, a wireless terminal, a computer program and a computer program product thereof.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Keven Wang, Azadeh Bararsani, Mona Matti, Joerg Niemoeller, Gábor Stikkel
  • Patent number: 10911072
    Abstract: Systems and methods for enabling a WLAN client to communicate simultaneously over more than one band at a time are described, where each client has at least one radio that is operational in each supported band. Load balancing based on traffic requirements optimizes the use of the multiple bands.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: NETGEAR, INC.
    Inventors: Peiman Amini, Joseph Amalan Arul Emmanuel, Chia-Wei Liu
  • Patent number: 10912097
    Abstract: Indication of transmission priority class is disclosed for sharing a base station's maximum channel occupancy time (MCOT) for use in autonomous uplink (AUL). Aspects of the disclosure provide for implicitly sharing the MCOT by providing an indication of transmission opportunity (TxOP) length. A serving base station sends an indication of a current TxOP length in control signals to a user equipment (UE). The UE may then infer a set of potential transmission priorities used by the serving base station according to the TxOP length, as TxOP length may relate to the MCOT, which itself may be associated with a particular transmission priority class. The UE may then, conservatively, select the highest transmission priority of the set of potential transmission priorities for autonomously transmitting any uplink data having at least the selected highest transmission priority within configured AUL resource of the current TxOP.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: February 2, 2021
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Qingjiang Tian, Srinivas Yerramalli, Xiaoxia Zhang, Jing Sun, Chih-Hao Liu
  • Patent number: 10897333
    Abstract: A method for reporting channel state information, user equipment and base station. Including receiving, by user equipment, an indication signaling transmitted by a base station, the indication signaling comprising identification information for triggering report of aperiodic channel state information; determining a measurement set of the report of the aperiodic channel state information according to the identification information; and reporting corresponding channel state information to the base station according to the measurement set.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 7, 2014
    Date of Patent: January 19, 2021
    Assignee: FUJITSU LIMITED
    Inventors: Yi Zhang, Yi Wang, Yuantao Zhang, Hua Zhou
  • Patent number: 10893392
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for providing enhanced access options for wireless access points (e.g., cellular femtocells). These access options in one embodiment include various grades or levels of private and public access to available femtocell services. Each service may be separately assigned a various access type, such that a femtocell may service multiple users both within the “closed” group authorized by the femtocell white list, and non-members. In one variant, a femtocell broadcasts enhanced system information to all terminals (regardless of member/non-member status) such that a non-CSG (Closed Subscriber Group) member terminal or UE is capable of obtaining partial service access within the femtocell. Broadcast multimedia or other services can be delivered to both CSG members and non-members, advantageously without having to establish a dedicated connection for the non-member users.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 11, 2018
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Andreas Schmidt, Martin Hans, Maik Bienas
  • Patent number: 10893544
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, and a computer-readable storage medium for beam refinement of a two-step random access channel (RACH) procedure are provided. In some implementations, the method may include receiving a plurality of synchronization signal blocks (SSBs), a plurality of channel state information-reference signals (CSI-RSs) associated with each of the plurality of synchronization signal blocks (SSBs), and random access channel (RACH) configuration data from a gNB. The method may further include transmitting a first message of the two-step random access channel (RACH) procedure to the gNB, the first message including a first portion and a second portion. The first portion includes a preamble associated with a selected channel state information-reference signal (CSI-RS) of the plurality of channel state information-reference signals (CSI-RSs) and the second portion includes data associated with the preamble, and the data transmitted using pre-configured or pre-allocated resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: January 12, 2021
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Sami-Jukka Hakola, Emad Farag, Timo Koskela, Mihai Enescu
  • Patent number: 10887754
    Abstract: A method of registering a mobile terminal in a mobile communication network via a base station, an access link between the base station and the core of the network being switched from a normal mode of operation to a degraded mode of operation. The method is implemented by a local mobility management entity and includes: receiving an attachment request, retransmitted by the base station and originating from the mobile terminal, the request including an identifier of the mobile terminal, dispatching, to an agent mobility management item, a request for security information specific to the mobile terminal, the request including the identifier of the mobile terminal, receiving a response to the request for security information, the response including security information specific to the mobile terminal, the security information originating from a server of subscribers of the network, and authenticating the terminal by using the security information received.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 5, 2021
    Assignee: ORANGE
    Inventors: Todor Gamishev, Antoine Mouquet