Patents Examined by Latresa McCallum
  • Patent number: 10356627
    Abstract: An access point (AP) transmits Wi-Fi transmit frames according to a Wi-Fi protocol and Long-Term Evolution-Unlicensed (LTE-U) transmit frames according to an LTE-U protocol in a shared channel bandwidth that encompasses unlicensed channel bandwidth associated with the LTE-U protocol. The AP assigns a Wi-Fi access category to each Wi-Fi transmit frame and assigns to each LTE-U transmit frame an LTE-U access category. The AP schedules Wi-Fi and LTE-U transmit opportunities for the Wi-Fi transmit frames and the LTE-U transmit frames, respectively, in the shared channel bandwidth based on the Wi-Fi and LTE-U access categories. The scheduling includes, for each scheduled LTE-U transmit opportunity: constructing a Wi-Fi quiet message commanding Wi-Fi clients of the AP not to transmit in the shared channel bandwidth during the LTE-U transmit opportunity; and scheduling the Wi-Fi quiet message for transmission to the Wi-Fi clients.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 15, 2018
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: Cisco Technology, Inc.
    Inventors: Ahmadreza Hedayat, Rajesh Pazhyannur
  • Patent number: 10355768
    Abstract: Embodiments herein relate to a method performed by a relay node for relaying user data from/to one or more communication devices to/from a radio access node in a wireless communication network. The relay node receives a first user data stream in a first time slot and/or a second user data stream in a second time slot from a first communication device and a second communication device respectively, or from the radio access node. The relay node independently applies a network coding on the received first and/or second user data streams. The relay node forwards the network coded first user data stream in a third time slot to the radio access node or the first communication device, and/or the second user data stream in another time slot to the radio access node or the second communication device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 16, 2019
    Assignee: TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ERICSSON (PUBL)
    Inventors: Afif Osseiran, Ben Slimane
  • Patent number: 10349424
    Abstract: A wireless device operates as a wireless station (STA) associated with a first access point (AP) of one basic service set (BSS) in a first set of intervals, and as a second AP of another BSS in a second set of intervals. The wireless device, operating as a STA receives, in a first interval of the first set of intervals, indication that data is buffered in the first AP for the STA. The wireless device, operating as a STA issues, in a second interval of the first set of intervals, a request to the first AP for at least some portion of the buffered data. The second interval is later than the first interval and separated from the first interval by a third interval, the wireless device operating as the second AP in the third interval. Due to such operation, efficiencies such as reduced data loss can be obtained.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 1, 2016
    Date of Patent: July 9, 2019
    Assignee: GainSpan Corporation
    Inventors: Indudharswamy G Hiremath, Shyju Narangaprath
  • Patent number: 10342016
    Abstract: A radio station (3) allocates a first plurality of time-frequency resources (430) and a second plurality of time-frequency resources (530) to at least one radio terminal (1, 2). The first plurality of time-frequency resources (430) are used to transmit or receive a first transport block (460) in accordance with a first transmission time interval (TTI). The first TTI is equal to a duration of one subframe (410, 510). The second plurality of time-frequency resources (530) are used to transmit or receive a second transport block (560) in accordance with a second TTI. The second TTI is shorter than the duration of the subframe (410, 510).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 24, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: NEC CORPORATION
    Inventor: Hisashi Futaki
  • Patent number: 10341895
    Abstract: A method, an apparatus, and a computer program product for wireless communication are provided. The apparatus includes an user equipment which is configured to measure Minimization of Drive Tests (MDT) metrics, to measure Quality of Experience (QoE) metrics, to generate correlation information of at least one of the MDT metrics and at least one of the QoE metrics, and to report the correlation information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2015
    Date of Patent: July 2, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Xipeng Zhu, Nikolai Konrad Leung, Min Wang, Amir Aminzadeh Gohari, Srinivasan Balasubramanian, Masato Kitazoe, Rulin Xing
  • Patent number: 10306656
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates to a pre-5th-Generation (5G) or 5G communication system to be provided for supporting higher data rates Beyond 4th-Generation (4G) communication system such as Long Term Evolution (LTE). The base station determines a cell edge user, receives information of a cell edge user in an adjacent cell; according to the information of cell edge users in the cell and the adjacent cell, establishes a virtual cell including the cell edge users, transmits configuration information of the cell edge user in the cell and configuration information of the cell to base stations each of which a cell edge user in the virtual cell is located at, and receives configuration information of each cell edge user and configuration information of a cell where the each cell edge user is located from a base station where the each cell edge user is located, and configures uplink-downlink resources and a transmission mode for the virtual cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 1, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 28, 2019
    Assignee: Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
    Inventors: Dalin Zhu, Bin Yu, Pengfei Sun, Ming Lei
  • Patent number: 10292187
    Abstract: [Object] To provide a wireless communication apparatus, server, payment apparatus, wireless communication method, and program that can more safely connect to the Internet. [Solution] Provided is a wireless communication apparatus including: a first wireless communication unit configured to perform pairing and wireless communication with a wireless terminal that connects to a first network and performs wireless communication; a second wireless communication unit configured to connect to a second network and perform wireless communication; and a control unit configured to control the second wireless communication unit to transmit information on pairing with the wireless terminal in order to remove limitations on communication with the second network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 14, 2019
    Assignee: SONY CORPORATION
    Inventors: Daisuke Kawakami, Hideyuki Suzuki, Katsutoshi Itoh
  • Patent number: 10285204
    Abstract: A network node: receives first random access messages from the two or more wireless devices comprising identical random access preambles; transmits a second random access message comprising a first temporary identity to the two or more wireless devices; receives third random access messages from the two or more wireless devices, wherein at least one of the third random access messages comprises a second temporary identity; determines different identities for the two or more wireless devices using at least one received second temporary identity; and transmits a fourth random access message to the two or more wireless devices using and/or comprising the identity of the two or more wireless devices, respectively, which identity is to be used by each of the two or more wireless devices, respectively, when connected to the cell.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 5, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 7, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Johan Rune, Magnus Stattin, Johnny Karout
  • Patent number: 10278119
    Abstract: In the event of loss of connection (4) between an access point (3) and a data network (5), the access point (3) transmits instructions to a data processing device (1) connected to the access point (3) to cause the data processing device (1) to re-establish connection to the data network (5) by another means. These instructions cause the data processing device to scan for beacon signals from further wireless access points, and establish connection (7, 8) to the data network (5) through a wireless access point (6) identified in the scanning process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2013
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: BRITISH TELECOMMUNICATIONS public limited company
    Inventors: David Mark Elliott, Craig David Mulvaney, David Andrew Bruce
  • Patent number: 10277270
    Abstract: Provided are a method of transmitting, by a user equipment, a uplink signal in a wireless communication system. The method includes receiving control information related to a codeword cover used for a multiplexing of a multiple of user equipments from a base station, generating a transmission symbol of a specific length by repeating a data symbol in a specific time unit, generating the uplink signal by applying the codeword cover of the specific length to the generated transmission symbol, and transmitting the generated uplink signal to the base station through a single tone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: LG ELECTRONICS INC.
    Inventors: Seunggye Hwang, Hyukjin Chae, Yunjung Yi, Kijun Kim
  • Patent number: 10257326
    Abstract: A WLAN device includes a processor implementing a MAC layer and a PHY layer which is coupled to a transceiver including a receive (Rx) chain and a transmit (Tx) chain that is coupled to an antenna. A preamble decode-based receive suspend algorithm has software stored in a memory that is implemented by the processor or by hardware including digital logic. The algorithm responsive to receiving a packet including a Physical Layer Convergence Protocol (PLCP) header, a MAC header, and data, is for analyzing a length field in the PLCP header to determine whether the packet is an undesignated packet and whether there is sufficient time remaining for implementing a turning off and then back on of an analog portion of the Rx chain to avoid missing a next packet. If the undesignated packet and sufficient time are present, the analog portion of the Rx chain is turned off.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 9, 2017
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: Texas Instruments Incorporated
    Inventors: Oren Aharon Shani, Matan Yacobi
  • Patent number: 10257853
    Abstract: Techniques are described for wireless communication. A first method includes winning, at a UE, contention for access to a channel of a shared radio frequency spectrum band; identifying a number of frequency resources of the band that are allocated to the UE for at least one uplink transmission following the winning contention for access; and transmitting a channel reservation signal using a set of frequency resources associated with the identified number of frequency resources. A second method includes winning, at a UE, contention for access to a channel of a shared radio frequency spectrum band; identifying a number of frequency resources of the band that are pre-designated by a base station for transmission of a channel reservation signal; and transmitting the channel reservation signal, after the winning contention for access, using a set of frequency resources associated with the identified number of pre-designated frequency resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2015
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2019
    Assignee: QUALCOMM Incorporated
    Inventors: Srinivas Yerramalli, Tao Luo
  • Patent number: 10248591
    Abstract: A physical layer (PHY) is coupled to a serial, differential link that is to include a number of lanes. The PHY includes a transmitter and a receiver to be coupled to each lane of the number of lanes. The transmitter coupled to each lane is configured to embed a clock with data to be transmitted over the lane, and the PHY periodically issues a blocking link state (BLS) request to cause an agent to enter a BLS to hold off link layer flit transmission for a duration. The PHY utilizes the serial, differential link during the duration for a PHY associated task selected from a group including an in-band reset, an entry into low power state, and an entry into partial width state.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 2, 2019
    Assignee: Intel Corporation
    Inventors: Robert J. Safranek, Robert G. Blankenship, Venkatraman Iyer, Jeff Willey, Robert H. Beers, Darren S. Jue, Arvind A. Kumar, Debendra Das Sharma, Jeffrey C. Swanson, Bahaa Fahim, Vedaraman Geetha, Aaron T. Spink, Fulvio Spagna, Rahul R. Shah, Sitaraman V. Iyer, William Harry Nale, Abhishek Das, Simon P. Johnson, Yuvraj S. Dhillon, Yen-Cheng Liu, Raj K. Ramanujan, Robert A. Maddox, Herbert H. Hum, Ashish Gupta
  • Patent number: 10237909
    Abstract: Provided are a method for operating a terminal in a wireless communication system, and a terminal using the method. The method is characterized in that a cell re-selection is performed during an RRC connection re-establishment process, and if a second cell selected through the cell re-selection does not provide D2D configuration, D2D operation is performed using D2D configuration obtained in a first cell, which is a cell that existed prior to the initiation of the RRC connection re-establishment process.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2015
    Date of Patent: March 19, 2019
    Assignee: LG Electronics Inc.
    Inventors: Sunghoon Jung, Youngdae Lee
  • Patent number: 10230575
    Abstract: An approach is presented for client initiated provisioning. A provisioning manager determines a client-based trigger for requesting a provisioning of a client device to access a network. The provisioning manager processes and/or facilitates a processing of the client-based trigger to generate a provisioning request, and then causes, at least in part, transmission of the provisioning request to a provisioning server associated with the network. The provisioning manager receives provisioning information from the provisioning server for processing to gain access to the network.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: Nokia Technologies Oy
    Inventors: Paul Oommen, Gabor Bajko
  • Patent number: 10231115
    Abstract: A decrease is realized in network load caused by a change in selection of location registration device or an increase or decrease in the number of installations, on a circuit switching network side. A mobile communication system includes a mobile station, a packet switching station, and a plurality of location registration devices that perform location management of the mobile station. With respect to the mobile station, after one location registration device is already selected from among the plurality of location registration devices, when the mobile station performs location registration, an NRI (Network Resource Identifier) included in a TMSI (Temporary Mobile Station Identifier) is transmitted to the packet switching station. The packet switching station makes a request for location registration with respect to the one location registration device, based on the NRI.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2017
    Date of Patent: March 12, 2019
    Assignee: NEC Corporation
    Inventors: Koji Onishi, Toshiyuki Tamura, Hidenobu Sasaki, Jyunya Okabe
  • Patent number: 10225848
    Abstract: A method by a communication device accessing a shared communication channel using a contention based access protocol. The device is configured to transmit data streams with different transmission priorities via the shared communication channel with a first data stream having a higher transmission priority than a second data stream. A method includes observing whether the shared communication channel is available for transmission, where when the channel is available, and the device waits for the duration of a time interval randomly selected from a time range in which the shared communication channel is available for transmission before the transmission is started. A first time interval is selected from a first time range for the transmission of the first data stream, and a second time interval is selected from a second time range, that does not overlap with the first time range, for the transmission of the second data stream.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 24, 2018
    Date of Patent: March 5, 2019
    Assignee: Telefonaktiebolaget LM Ericsson (publ)
    Inventors: Junaid Ansari, Ismet Aktas, Shehzad Ali Ashraf
  • Patent number: 10212601
    Abstract: In embodiments of hardware verification with RFID-stored build information, a mobile device includes hardware components and a radio-frequency identification (RFID) tag to store build information for hardware verification of the hardware components in the mobile device. A bootloader can interrogate the RFID tag to obtain the build information and compare the build information to current information of the hardware components in the mobile device. The bootloader can then determine whether the current information matches the build information. If the current information does not match the build information, then a message can be displayed on the mobile device indicating that unauthorized hardware is installed in the mobile device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 21, 2016
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: Motorola Mobility LLC
    Inventors: Scott Debates, Jarrett K Simerson, Hong Zhao
  • Patent number: 10212620
    Abstract: A time period between transmission of a synchronization signal and the next transmission thereof may become undesirably longer depending on a usage state of an unlicensed band and a terminal apparatus requires a long time to measure receive power of signals from a plurality of base station apparatuses that perform communication in the unlicensed band. A base station apparatus that communicates with a terminal apparatus in a second frequency band different from a first frequency band includes: a DL signal generator that generates a signal to be transmitted to the terminal apparatus; a radio transmitter that transmits the signal; and a connected terminal manager that receives subframe information to be transmitted to the terminal apparatus from another base station apparatus that communicates with the terminal apparatus in the first frequency band. The radio transmitter transmits the signal with at least one subframe included in the subframe information.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 28, 2015
    Date of Patent: February 19, 2019
    Assignee: SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA
    Inventors: Jungo Goto, Osamu Nakamura, Hiromichi Tomeba, Shiro Wakahara, Yasuhiro Hamaguchi
  • Patent number: 10187290
    Abstract: The disclosed computer-implemented method for preventing tromboning in inter-subnet traffic within data center architectures may include (1) detecting, at a leaf node of a data center, a route advertisement that advertises a route to a spine node of another data center that interfaces with the data center, (2) identifying, at the leaf node, an IP identifier of the spine node included in the route advertisement, (3) determining, at the leaf node, that the route corresponds to the spine node based at least in part on the IP identifier identified in the route advertisement, and then in response to determining that the route corresponds to the spine node, (4) rejecting the route to the spine node at the leaf node such that the leaf node does not learn the route to the spine node. Various other methods, systems, and apparatuses are also disclosed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 24, 2016
    Date of Patent: January 22, 2019
    Assignee: Juniper Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Wen Lin, John E. Drake