Patents Examined by Kevin C. Harper
  • Patent number: 10743357
    Abstract: Methods and systems for enabling multiple mobile devices to access an access gateway when at least one of the multiple mobile devices is unable to establish a virtual private network connection with the access gateway are described herein. For example, in some embodiments, a mobile device may configure itself as a member of a mesh network. A virtual private network connection may be established between the mobile device and the access gateway. The mesh network may include one or more other member devices that are unable to establish a virtual private network with the access gateway. After completing its configuration, the mobile device may receive, over a peer-to-peer connection of the mesh network, data that is intended for the access gateway and that is from one of the other member devices. The mobile device may transmit the data to the access gateway via the virtual private network connection.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 31, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Citrix Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Chakravarthi Valicherla, Grant Kennell, Jaspreet Singh
  • Patent number: 10743208
    Abstract: A base station and mobile device (UE) may coordinate transmission of reference signals and reception of corresponding channel state information (CSI) reports. If a periodic reference signal is scheduled for transmission outside the on-duration period of the UE, even if the reference signal corresponds to a periodic CSI report scheduled to be transmitted by the UE during the on-duration period, the base station may not transmit the periodic reference signal, thereby allowing the UE not to prematurely exit a low-power state. The base station may instead transmit an aperiodic reference signal at a specified point in time later than the scheduled transmission of the periodic reference signal. The UE may receive the aperiodic reference signal and either transmit the periodic CSI report or an aperiodic CSI report in response, depending on how close to the start of the on-duration period the transmission of the periodic CSI report is scheduled.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Date of Patent: August 11, 2020
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Junsung Lim, Yuchul Kim, Wei Zeng, Wei Zhang, Johnson O. Sebeni, Haitong Sun, Dawei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10735241
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus is disclosed. The transmitting apparatus includes an encoder to perform channel encoding with respect to bits and generate a codeword, an interleaver to interleave the codeword, and a modulator to map the interleaved codeword onto a non-uniform constellation according to a modulation scheme, and the constellation may include constellation points defined based on various tables according to the modulation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se-ho Myung, Belkacem Mouhouche, Daniel Ansorregui Lobete, Kyung-joong Kim, Hong-sil Jeong
  • Patent number: 10735242
    Abstract: A transmitting apparatus is disclosed. The transmitting apparatus includes an encoder to perform channel encoding with respect to bits and generate a codeword, an interleaver to interleave the codeword, and a modulator to map the interleaved codeword onto a non-uniform constellation according to a modulation scheme, and the constellation may include constellation points defined based on various tables according to the modulation scheme.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 31, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 4, 2020
    Assignee: SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., LTD.
    Inventors: Se-ho Myung, Belkacem Mouhouche, Daniel Ansorregui Lobete, Kyung-joong Kim, Hong-sil Jeong
  • Patent number: 10728839
    Abstract: A method of transmitting includes categorizing a transmission between the first device and a second device as one of a plurality of transmission types, and selecting an air interface from a plurality of air interface candidates in accordance with the transmission as categorized. The method also includes sending the transmission to the second device using the selected air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 28, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10721681
    Abstract: A method of transmitting includes categorizing a transmission between the first device and a second device as one of a plurality of transmission types, and selecting an air interface from a plurality of air interface candidates in accordance with the transmission as categorized. The method also includes sending the transmission to the second device using the selected air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 21, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Ming Jia, Wen Tong
  • Patent number: 10715355
    Abstract: A processing module for a receiver device. The processor module comprises a channel estimate generation component arranged to output channel estimate information for a received signal, and a timestamping module arranged to determine a ToA measurement for a marker within a packet of the received signal based at least partly on the channel estimate information for the received signal generated by the channel estimate generation component. The channel estimate generation component comprises a validation component arranged to derive a validation pattern for the packet within the received signal for which a ToA measurement is to be determined, identify a section of the packet containing a validation sequence, and perform cross-correlation between at least a part of the validation sequence within the packet and at least a part of the generated validation pattern to generate channel estimate validation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: NXP B.V.
    Inventors: Thomas Baier, Wolfgang Küchler, Frank Leong
  • Patent number: 10716060
    Abstract: A method, apparatus, computer-readable medium, and/or system may comprise a computing device comprising a processor and memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the computing device to receive, from a user device, data indicative of an item. The computing device may be located at a first location, and the user device may be located at a second location, where the first location is different from the second location. The computing device may identify the item based on item recognition using the data indicative of the item. The computing device may determine, based on the identified item, one or more routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item. The computing device may generate, for display via the user device, a notification indicating the one or more routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 3, 2017
    Date of Patent: July 14, 2020
    Assignee: Bank of America Corporation
    Inventors: Steven M. Twombly, Matthew Murphy, Mark A. Nelson, Bradley Holland, Mark Williams
  • Patent number: 10701552
    Abstract: A computer device may include logic configured to receive a request from a user equipment device or a network device; identify a responding wireless access network device to process the request; and determine whether information identifying supported features for the responding wireless access network device has been obtained. The logic may be further configured to request a list of supported features from the responding wireless access network device, when the information identifying the supported features for the responding wireless access network device has not been obtained by the computer device; receive, from the responding wireless access network device, a response that includes the list of the supported features and that further includes supported features scope information; store the supported features scope information; and use the supported features scope information when forwarding requests to the responding wireless access network device or the plurality of devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 30, 2020
    Assignee: Verizon Patent and Licensing Inc.
    Inventors: Lalit Ratilal Kotecha, Sudhakar Reddy Patil, Hossein M. Ahmadi, Robert Avanes
  • Patent number: 10694479
    Abstract: A system and method for timing synchronization with a modified DVB-S2X waveform for a forward beam hopping satellite is described. The method includes: transmitting a channel including a plurality of beams per a Beam Hopping Time Plan (BHTP), wherein each beam includes a discontinuous signal including a superframe including timing markers and a Beam Hopping Forward Synchronization Pattern (BHFSP); receiving a synchronization information, without a loopback beam, for one of the plurality of beams; determining an adjustment period and an adjusted symbol rate for generation of terrestrial switching instants, based on the synchronization information, for a transmission of the plurality of beams such that at least a portion of a respective BHFSP of one of the beams aligns with one of satellite switching instants; and adjusting a timing and symbol rate of the transmission according to the adjustment period and the adjusted symbol rate, respectively.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 7, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 23, 2020
    Assignee: Hughes Nerwork Systems, LLC
    Inventors: Murali Regunathan, Yezdi Antia, Neal David Becker, Stanley Kay, Uday R. Bhaskar, Seokho Kim
  • Patent number: 10686580
    Abstract: This invention relates to a proposal of an uplink resource assignment format and a downlink resource assignment format. Furthermore, the invention relates to the use of the new uplink/downlink resource assignments in methods for (de)activation of downlink component carrier(s) configured for a mobile terminal, a base station and a mobile terminal. To enable efficient and robust (de)activation of component carriers, while minimizing the signaling overhead, the invention proposes a new uplink/downlink resource assignment format that allow the activation/deactivation of individual downlink component carriers configured for a mobile. The new uplink or downlink resource assignment comprises an indication of the activation state of the configured downlink component carriers, i.e., indicate which downlink component carrier(s) is/are to be activated or deactivated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 2, 2019
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: Sun Patent Trust
    Inventors: Joachim Loehr, Alexander Golitschek Edler von Elbwart, Martin Feuersaenger
  • Patent number: 10686915
    Abstract: According to an aspect of the present invention, a device includes a transmitter and receiver that transmits and receives communication packets to and from other device, a memory that stores one or more reference information which present a function for data request and a function for data communication which a service comprises, one or more predetermined data relating to the functions, and one or more distinguishing information for distinguishing the predetermined data, and a processor. The processor generates a packet which includes the reference information associated with the function for data communication, the predetermined data, and the distinguishing information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: June 16, 2020
    Assignee: CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.
    Inventor: Kazuho Kyou
  • Patent number: 10681528
    Abstract: A method for device-to-device direct communication in a wireless communication system according to an embodiment of the present invention is performed by a first terminal, and the method comprises the steps of: setting, as a transmission gap period, a candidate time period in which a first message including location information of a second terminal will be periodically received from the second terminal; and periodically receiving the first message from the second terminal within the transmission gap period. A message is not transmitted from the first terminal through a candidate carrier on which the first message is to be received within the transmission gap period.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventor: Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10680879
    Abstract: A Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN)-enabled remote switch management system includes a management device having a management device WWAN communication subsystem that is configured to transmit management commands from the management device through a WWAN. The WWAN-enabled remote switch management system also includes a switch device having a chassis. A switch device wired communication subsystem is located in the chassis, coupled to a Local Area Network (LAN), and is not coupled to the Internet. A switch device WWAN communication subsystem is located in the chassis and is configured to receive management commands from the management device through the WWAN. A switch management engine is located in the chassis, coupled to the switch device WWAN communication subsystem, and is configured to receive the management commands from the switch device WWAN communication subsystem, and execute the management commands to perform a management action on the switch device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 6, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: Dell Products L.P.
    Inventors: Rabah S. Hamdi, Andrew Blake Berry, Joseph Burton Farrell
  • Patent number: 10680850
    Abstract: The invention relates inter alia to a method of operating a communication system (10). Each communication node (11, 12, 13, 14) of the communication system (10) preferably tracks a successful reception of data signals (D) and requests a switch and/or switches from a currently used communication channel (C1) to another communication channel (C2-C6) in case that no successful receptions were made within a given maximum time interval.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: June 9, 2020
    Assignee: R3—RELIABLE REALTIME RADIO COMMUNICATIONS GMBH
    Inventors: Mathias Bohge, Florian Bonanati
  • Patent number: 10660074
    Abstract: Various aspects described herein relate to communicating in a wireless network. A resource grant comprising an indicator of whether to transmit a demodulation reference signal (RS) for an uplink control channel or an uplink data channel can be received from a network entity. It can be determined whether to transmit the RS in at least one transmission time interval (TTI) based at least in part on the indicator.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 19, 2020
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Wanshi Chen, Peter Gaal, Shimman Arvind Patel, Aleksandar Damnjanovic
  • Patent number: 10652905
    Abstract: Network devices are steered to preferred access points using a probability function. A probe request for connection is received from a network device. The probe request can be from a network device attempting to use a wireless network (e.g., a IEEE 802.11-type network or other suitable type of network). A probability function that defines a likelihood of granting the network device a connection is used to determine whether to accept or deny the response. The probe response is then sent to the network device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: Fortinet, Inc.
    Inventors: Sung-Wook Han, Mohan Ram
  • Patent number: 10652771
    Abstract: A method for determining the health of a network includes determining, for a set of clients within the network, a total air percentage for each of the plurality of clients, and determining a total air percentage for a first access point within the network. The method further includes determining a transmit opportunity corresponding to a percentage of time a channel medium is free; determining a total air percentage used by a set of second access points; determining an air margin for the network, and determining an overall health classification for the network based on the air margin.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 12, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 12, 2020
    Assignee: SLING MEDIA PVT LTD
    Inventors: Rakesh Eluvan Periyaeluvan, Narayana Rao, Vivek Maran
  • Patent number: 10645715
    Abstract: A splitting scheduling system and method thereof for integrating heterogeneous network is provided. The system includes one or multiple wireless router, a mobile network core system, and a heterogeneous network router. When an external terminal device is located in a service covering range of the heterogeneous network router and the wireless router and the terminal device has a heterogeneous network integrating access condition, then the heterogeneous network router enables the terminal device to communicate with heterogeneous network router and the wireless router in the same time. The system further assigns a downlink traffic splitting ration to the terminal device according to individual communication status of the wireless router and the heterogeneous network router so as to provide a better communication quality.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Po-Hsueh Wang, Yao-Chun Tsou, Sz-Hsien Wu, Chung-Ho Wang, Chia-Horng Liu
  • Patent number: 10645643
    Abstract: A method of transmitting includes categorizing a transmission between the first device and a second device as one of a plurality of transmission types, and selecting an air interface from a plurality of air interface candidates in accordance with the transmission as categorized. The method also includes sending the transmission to the second device using the selected air interface.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 5, 2020
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Jianglei Ma, Peiying Zhu, Ming Jia, Wen Tong