Patents Examined by Kevin C. Harper
  • Patent number: 10291419
    Abstract: Disclosed are implementations that include a method, at a mobile device, including receiving multiple broadcast messages transmitted by multiple stationary wireless devices, and obtaining first information relating to each of the multiple broadcast messages, with at least some of the first information being included in the multiple broadcast messages, and second information relating to at least one earlier broadcast communication received by at least one of the multiple stationary wireless devices, prior to transmission of the at least one of the multiple broadcast messages, from at least one other of the multiple stationary wireless devices, with the second information included in the at least one of the multiple broadcast messages. The method also include determining location information for the mobile device based on the first information, the second information, and known positions of at least some of the multiple stationary wireless devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Jubin Jose, Urs Niesen, Venkatesan Nallampatti Ekambaram, Xinzhou Wu
  • Patent number: 10278190
    Abstract: Disclosed is a network node and a method performed by a network node in a wireless communication network for determining signal to noise ratio of a signal received at a receiver from a first mobile station, which signal may include both noise and interference. The method comprises obtaining a plurality of measured noise and interference power values, IN values, of signals received at the receiver in one or more frequency sub-bands, determining IN for a lowest X percentile of the measured IN values, and applying the determined IN for the lowest X percentile as a measure of the noise. The method further comprises obtaining a measured signal strength value for a signal received at the receiver from the first mobile station, and determining SNR for the signal from the first mobile station by applying the determined noise measure.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Inventors: David Sandberg, Björn Nordström
  • Patent number: 10264580
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus are provided for HE-SIG-B common field formats and indications. In one novel aspect, a fixed format is used for HE-SIG-B common field indicating resource allocations (RA). In one embodiment, look-up tables (LUT) are configured for the resource allocation and indicated in the HE-SIG-B common field. In one embodiment, one or more RA LUTs are used based on the operation bandwidth. The RA LUTs are placed in an order of channel indexes from lower channel to upper channel signaled in each corresponding RA LUT. In another novel aspect, MU-MIMO is used for operation bandwidth of 160 MHz and a compression indicator is set in the HE-SIG-A field indicating a saving of all RA LUTS in the HE-SIG-B common field. In yet another novel aspect, a one-bit middle-tone indicator is included in the HE-SIG-B common field indicating whether the one or more middle 26 tone is used.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2019
    Assignee: MEDIATEK INC.
    Inventors: Tianyu Wu, Shengquan Hu, Jianhan Liu, Thomas Edward Pare, Jr.
  • Patent number: 10257714
    Abstract: Controlling utilization of a plurality of frequency channels in a cellular network by a node by using a channel selection algorithm which is based on an initial channel allocation and two consecutive sequences of channel allocation processes. The concepts described may be used for efficiently controlling utilization of a plurality of frequency channels in a cellular network. In particular, due to the consecutive search loops, an optimized allocation of frequency channels to a plurality of access nodes can be obtained in an automated manner, without requiring excessive measurements or trial of allocations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Inventors: Tim Irnich, Reem Karaki
  • Patent number: 10244378
    Abstract: A disclosure of the present specification provides a method for selecting, by a user equipment (UE) located outside a coverage of a base station, a neighboring UE with which the UE will perform device-to-device (D2D) communication. According to the method, it is possible to quickly find out whether a neighboring UE is located within the coverage of a base station and is capable of operating as a relay, through a DMRS and a detection signal received from the neighboring UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 20, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Inventors: Seokmin Shin, Hyukjin Chae, Hanbyul Seo
  • Patent number: 10244559
    Abstract: The present invention relates to a method for transmitting uplink control information in a mobile communication system; and, more particularly, to a method for effectively forming uplink control information transmitted through a downlink from a base station to a terminal in a mobile communication system for providing a packet service and transmitting the uplink control information with minimum radio resources occupied. The method includes the steps of generating uplink control information; allocating the uplink control information to a downlink-shared radio resource for packet data transmission based on downlink scheduling information; and transmitting the radio resource to a terminal. The present invention is applied to a mobile communication system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 11, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Electronics and Telecommunications Research Institute
    Inventors: Jae-Heung Kim, Young-Jo Ko, Kyoung-Seok Lee, Jung-Im Kim, Soo-Jung Jung
  • Patent number: 10243702
    Abstract: A method used in a BS for scheduling a UE, and an associated BS is disclosed. The method includes: allocating one or more DL Resource Blocks (RBs) for transmitting DownLink (DL) data to the UE (S910); determining an UpLink (UL) control channel position for the UE transmitting a Hybrid Automatic Repeat Request (HARQ) feedback of the DL data, based on the allocated one or more DL RBs (S920); and transmitting the DL data to the UE by using the allocated one or more DL RBs (S930). Said method also related to a method used in a UE for transmitting a HARQ feedback, and an associated UE.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 5, 2014
    Date of Patent: March 26, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Jun Wang, Yong Yao, Yingde Liu
  • Patent number: 10237820
    Abstract: A method for controlling discontinuous reception in a wireless transmit/receive unit includes defining a plurality of DRX levels, wherein each DRX level includes a respective DRX cycle length and transitioning between DRX levels based on a set of criteria. The transitioning may be triggered by implicit rules.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: InterDigital Technology Corporation
    Inventors: Stephen E. Terry, Peter S. Wang, Jin Wang
  • Patent number: 10225778
    Abstract: The embodiments of the present invention relate to a method, an apparatus, and a system for selecting a public land mobile network. In an embodiment method an eNodeB acquires PLMN information about a CSFB. The eNodeB then determines a target cell of a packet switching handover according to the PLMN information about the CSFB.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2012
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd
    Inventors: Yijun Yu, Feng Lu
  • Patent number: 10219271
    Abstract: An Access Point (AP) may allocate Resource Units (RUs) of a bandwidth of a Multi-User (MU) frame, including determining that an RU is not allocated to a station; determine a value of an RU Allocation Subfield according to the allocation of the RUs, the value of the RU Allocation Subfield indicating that the RU is not allocated; and generate a High Efficiency Signal B (HE-SIG-B) field including the RU Allocation Subfield in a common info field thereof. An AP may perform an MU transmission by transmitting a length to a station; determining identifiers each having the length; and transmitting an HE-SIG-B field including one of the identifiers to the station after transmitting the length. An AP may perform an MU transmission by allocating RUs and responding to receiving a frame from a station by transmitting a Multi-User Acknowledgement (MU-ACK) frame that includes information on the allocation of the RUs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: NEWRACOM, INC.
    Inventors: Ahmad Reza Hedayat, Amin Jafarian
  • Patent number: 10218631
    Abstract: The present invention relates to packet-switched networks, such as Ethernet, and more particularly to a method for traffic shaping of data frames to transmit in such a telecommunication network, the frames to transmit being distinguished between: express frames, needing to be sent within predetermined time windows, and normal frames, intended to be sent at times outside said time windows. More particularly, for a current normal frame, the method comprises the steps of: determining whether said normal frame can be fragmented, and if yes: determining whether a remaining time to a next time window opening is enough to transmit one or several fragments of said normal frame, and if yes: transmitting said one or several fragments.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 26, 2019
    Assignee: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
    Inventor: Christophe Mangin
  • Patent number: 10212258
    Abstract: A data communication system compresses packet headers. A transmitter executes state machines to process a data packet and determine if a transmitter state machine is transferring Interdependent Machine Output (IMO) data. The transmitter generates an IMO vector that indicates if any IMO data is in the data packet. If IMO is present, then the transmitter augments the IMO vector to indicate the individual transmitter state machines that transferred the IMO data. The transmitter transfers the data packet with the IMO vector to a receiver. The receiver processes the IMO vector to determine if any IMO data is transferred in the data packet. If IMO data is transferred, then the receiver processes the augmented IMO vector to transfer the IMO data to individual receiver state machine that correspond to the transmitter state machines that transferred the IMO data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 29, 2018
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Sprint Communications Company L.P.
    Inventors: Lyle T. Bertz, Ronald R. Marquardt, Ihab Amin Guirguis, Serge M. Manning, Roger Danforth Bartlett
  • Patent number: 10206070
    Abstract: A method of transmitting data in a wireless local access network, the method includes transmitting, by an access point (AP), a request-to-send (RTS) frame to a plurality of receiving stations, the RTS frame including recipient information and channel information, the recipient information indicating the plurality of receiving stations, the channel information indicating a plurality of subchannels allocated to the plurality of receiving stations; receiving, by the AP, a plurality of clear-to-send (CTS) frames from the plurality of receiving stations as a response to the RTS frame, each CTS frame being received through at least one subchannel allocated to a corresponding one of the plurality of receiving stations; and transmitting, by the AP, a physical layer protocol data unit (PPDU) to the plurality of receiving stations, the PPDU including address information indicating the plurality of receiving stations and a plurality of Aggregate-Medium Access Control (MAC) Protocol Data Units (A-MPDUs) for the plurality
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 12, 2019
    Inventors: Byoung Hoon Kim, Yong Ho Seok, Andrey Lyakhov
  • Patent number: 10200313
    Abstract: A first memory device stores (i) a head part of a FIFO queue structured as a linked list (LL) of LL elements arranged in an order in which the LL elements were added to the FIFO queue and (ii) a tail part of the FIFO queue. A second memory device stores a middle part of the FIFO queue, the middle part comprising a LL elements following, in an order, the head part and preceding, in the order, the tail part. A queue controller retrieves LL elements in the head part from the first memory device, moves LL elements in the middle part from the second memory device to the head part in the first memory device prior to the head part becoming empty, and updates LL parameters corresponding to the moved LL elements to indicate storage of the moved LL elements changing from the second memory device to the first memory device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 1, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Marvell Israel (M.I.S.L) Ltd.
    Inventors: Rami Zemach, Dror Bromberg
  • Patent number: 10200307
    Abstract: A communication system comprises control devices, and forwarding nodes each includes packet processing unit that performs processing of a received packet based on a processing rule set in advance or received from control device associated with the node. First control device among the control devices, in response to a predetermined trigger, refers to correspondence between forwarding nodes and control devices, and transmits, among forwarding path information, at least forwarding path information that includes a forwarding node associated with the first control device, to second control device associated with a forwarding node that is not associated with first control device, among forwarding nodes on a forwarding path of the received packet. Second control device generates and sends the processing rule to a forwarding node on the forwarding path, among forwarding nodes associated with the second control device, based on the forwarding path information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Junichi Yamato, Takayuki Hama, Satoshi Hieda, Satoshi Uchida
  • Patent number: 10201015
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are various embodiments of collision avoidance systems and methods. One method embodiment, among others, comprises a client sending an end of transmission (EOT) request to an access point (AP), and responsive to the EOT request, the AP responding with an EOT frame.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: February 5, 2019
    Assignee: Intellectual Ventures I LLC
    Inventor: Menzo Wentink
  • Patent number: 10194451
    Abstract: Provided is a channel detection notification method when a LTE system works at an unauthorized frequency band, a system and a base station. The channel detection notification method includes the follows. A primary cell base station receives RRM measuring results of multiple base stations at the unauthorized frequency band reported by a terminal; according to the RRM measuring results of the multiple base stations, a secondary cell base station is selected for the terminal; if it is determined that downlink traffic reaches a set first traffic threshold value, the secondary cell base station is informed to conduct downlink channel detection at the unauthorized frequency band; and if it is determined that uplink traffic reaches a set second traffic threshold value, the secondary cell base station and/or the terminal is informed to conduct uplink channel detection at the unauthorized frequency band.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 5, 2017
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Nanchang Coolpad Intelligent Technology Company Limited
    Inventors: Mingju Li, Yajun Zhu, Yixue Lei, Yunfei Zhang
  • Patent number: 10191707
    Abstract: A display apparatus includes a display section, a wireless communication section configured to perform wireless connection to an external apparatus using first connection information that can be acquired from an external radio tag, and a storing section configured to store second connection information different from the first connection information. The wireless communication section is capable of performing the wireless connection to the external apparatus or another external apparatus using the second connection information. The second connection information is changeable.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 29, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 29, 2019
    Assignee: Seiko Epson Corporation
    Inventor: Kenichiro Tomita
  • Patent number: 10187789
    Abstract: A method for a cellular telecommunications network includes performing a modulo operation on a physical cell identifier (PCI) of a target cell to determine a first PCI mod value, determining first tier neighbors of the target cell, determining that at least one of the first tier neighbors uses a PCI that has a PCI mod value that is the same as the first PCI mod value, comparing a number of handover attempts between the target cell and the at least one first tier neighbor with the first PCI mod value to a first threshold value, and when the number of handover attempts exceeds the threshold value, replacing the PCI of the target cell with a PCI with a second PCI mod value different from the first PCI mod value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Inventors: Eamonn Gormley, Christina Francis, Anthony Wong, Stephan McLaughlin, Jungnam Yun
  • Patent number: 10187239
    Abstract: It is possible to reduce the PAPR of an amplified signal communicated over bonded channels by applying different phase shifts to control fields communicated over the bonded channels. The phase shifts reduce the amount of constructive interaction between the control fields by shifting the peaks of the respective signals in the time domain. The control fields may include short training fields (STFs), channel estimation (CE) fields, or header fields communicated over bonded channels.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Tao Wu, Yan Xin, Min Yan, Sheng Sun